Reptilian visitor on Prosopis juliflora

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Oct 20, 2011, 1:51:41 PM10/20/11
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An Indian Chameleon ploughing through the barbed limbs of Prosopis juliflora at twilight.
 
Clicked in mid-July in a scrubland near Madanpura, Kachchh. Have never seen it on armed vegetation before and it did endure some abrasion.
 
Having read the following comment by Salim Ali, I faced Prosopis juliflora for any sign of bird-life but encountered a chameleon!
 
"In recent years Prosopis juliflora has been widely planted by the Forest Department in the barren salt-lands bordering the Rann as part of their desert reclamation programme. It has taken well, and now forms flourishing and extensive thickets here and there. Curiously enough, in spite of the shade it provides in a land where any shade is welcome and, contra its congener P. spicigera, this species is studiously avoided by birds of all kinds." - Salim Ali, September 1960 [A Bird's Eye View, vol. 1, pg. 387]
 
Best wishes, Viplav
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Tanay Bose

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Oct 20, 2011, 3:29:57 PM10/20/11
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Awesome Viplav Ji ....
I really like this snap
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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 20, 2011, 10:27:19 PM10/20/11
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May be during his period respected Salim Ali didnt see much birds
sitting on the tree but it is well known that Prosopis juliflora is
well used by many birds for nesting.
Regards
Pankaj




On Oct 21, 1:51 am, "vipl...@gmail.com" <vipl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> An Indian Chameleon ploughing through the barbed limbs of *Prosopis
> juliflora* at twilight.
>
> Clicked in mid-July in a scrubland near Madanpura, Kachchh. Have never seen
> it on armed vegetation before and it did endure some abrasion.
>
> Having read the following comment by Salim Ali, I faced *Prosopis
> juliflora*for any sign of bird-life but encountered a chameleon!
>
> "In recent years *Prosopis juliflora* has been widely planted by the Forest
> Department in the barren salt-lands bordering the Rann as part of their
> desert reclamation programme. It has taken well, and now forms flourishing
> and extensive thickets here and there. Curiously enough, in spite of the
> shade it provides in a land where any shade is welcome and, *contra* its
> congener *P. spicigera*, this species is studiously avoided by birds of all
> kinds." - Salim Ali, September 1960 [A Bird's Eye View, vol. 1, pg. 387]
>
> Best wishes, Viplav
>
>  _4001345.jpg
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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 20, 2011, 10:27:41 PM10/20/11
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But a very beautiful picture.
Thanks a lot for sharing.
Pankaj




On Oct 21, 1:51 am, "vipl...@gmail.com" <vipl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> An Indian Chameleon ploughing through the barbed limbs of *Prosopis
> juliflora* at twilight.
>
> Clicked in mid-July in a scrubland near Madanpura, Kachchh. Have never seen
> it on armed vegetation before and it did endure some abrasion.
>
> Having read the following comment by Salim Ali, I faced *Prosopis
> juliflora*for any sign of bird-life but encountered a chameleon!
>
> "In recent years *Prosopis juliflora* has been widely planted by the Forest
> Department in the barren salt-lands bordering the Rann as part of their
> desert reclamation programme. It has taken well, and now forms flourishing
> and extensive thickets here and there. Curiously enough, in spite of the
> shade it provides in a land where any shade is welcome and, *contra* its
> congener *P. spicigera*, this species is studiously avoided by birds of all
> kinds." - Salim Ali, September 1960 [A Bird's Eye View, vol. 1, pg. 387]
>
> Best wishes, Viplav
>
>  _4001345.jpg
> 778KViewDownload

Neil Soares

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Oct 20, 2011, 11:19:56 PM10/20/11
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Hi,
 Beautiful photograph ! These are mine.
                      With regards,
                        Neil Soares.

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From: vip...@gmail.com <vip...@gmail.com>
Subject: [efloraofindia:88775] Reptilian visitor on Prosopis juliflora
To: "efloraofindia" <indian...@googlegroups.com>
Cc: "Shirin Panveliwala" <shiri...@rocketmail.com>, "Hitendra Agrawal" <hitu_...@hotmail.com>
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:21 PM

An Indian Chameleon ploughing through the barbed limbs of Prosopis juliflora at twilight.
 
Clicked in mid-July in a scrubland near Madanpura, Kachchh. Have never seen it on armed vegetation before and it did endure some abrasion.
 
Having read the following comment by Salim Ali, I faced Prosopis juliflora for any sign of bird-life but encountered a chameleon!
 
"In recent years Prosopis juliflora has been widely planted by the Forest Department in the barren salt-lands bordering the Rann as part of their desert reclamation programme. It has taken well, and now forms flourishing and extensive thickets here and there. Curiously enough, in spite of the shade it provides in a land where any shade is welcome and, contra its congener P. spicigera, this species is studiously avoided by birds of all kinds." - Salim Ali, September 1960 [A Bird's Eye View, vol. 1, pg. 387]
 
Best wishes, Viplav
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Rohit Patel

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Oct 21, 2011, 2:02:27 AM10/21/11
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As the Kachchh district of Gujarat has the wide spread invasion of this exotic species , Prosopis juliflora and it is well known among all. Seed of this species was spread by "HELICOPTER" on the frieng of Rann (DESERT) to combat its spread and also declared as "Royal Plant" during time of SMT. INDIRA GANDHI". 


the important thing is that, during the last four year of field work in the Kachchh and Saurashtra, i found that some indigenous species (specially climbers) have been established good associated with Prosopis juliflora. Among the two climber were reported as threatened.

IN the case of local society, during the 3 year permission to make charcoal from Prosopis juliflora, people of Kachchh made Charcoal of crores but the important thing is that certain people have been identify some traditional uses of various parts of Prosopis juliflora specially in their traditional medicina; system.  i am preparing one article on that and when it will get published, i will forward to all of you.


if any of us having such literature regarding to this, please send me for my strong references work.   
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Oct 21, 2011, 5:15:57 AM10/21/11
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very nice information for me thanks
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Oct 21, 2011, 1:43:57 PM10/21/11
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Thank you Tanay ji and Dr Pankaj.
 
A special thanks to Dr Neil for his poem on the chameleon and for sharing such remarkable sightings of this fascinating reptile on different trees.
 
Best wishes to Rohit ji and looking forward to your article.
 
Regards, Viplav

2011/10/21 Neil Soares <drneil...@yahoo.com>

Ushadi micromini

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Oct 21, 2011, 11:50:55 PM10/21/11
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Rohit ji:
what two climbers have established climbing co-habitation with the p.
juliflora..???

Could you tell me? pl/
thanks
usha di
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On Oct 21, 11:02 am, Rohit Patel <rmpecol...@gmail.com> wrote:
> As the Kachchh district of Gujarat has the wide spread invasion of this
> exotic species , *Prosopis juliflora* and it is well known among all. Seed
> of this species was spread by "HELICOPTER" on the frieng of Rann (DESERT) to
> combat its spread and also declared as "Royal Plant" during time of SMT.
> INDIRA GANDHI".
>
> the important thing is that, during the last four year of field work in the
> Kachchh and Saurashtra, i found that some indigenous species (specially
> climbers) have been established good associated with Prosopis juliflora.
> Among the two climber were reported as threatened.
>
> IN the case of local society, during the 3 year permission to make charcoal
> from *Prosopis juliflora,* people of Kachchh made Charcoal of crores but the
> important thing is that certain people have been identify some traditional
> uses of various parts of *Prosopis juliflora* specially in their traditional
> medicina; system.  i am preparing one article on that and when it will get
> published, i will forward to all of you.
>
> if any of us having such literature regarding to this, please send me for my
> strong references work.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 8:49 AM, Neil Soares <drneilsoa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >  Beautiful photograph ! These are mine.
> >                       With regards,
> >                         Neil Soares.
>
> > --- On *Thu, 10/20/11, vipl...@gmail.com <vipl...@gmail.com>* wrote:
>
> > From: vipl...@gmail.com <vipl...@gmail.com>
> > Subject: [efloraofindia:88775] Reptilian visitor on Prosopis juliflora
> > To: "efloraofindia" <indian...@googlegroups.com>
> > Cc: "Shirin Panveliwala" <shirin....@rocketmail.com>, "Hitendra Agrawal" <
> > hitu_di...@hotmail.com>
> > Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:21 PM
>
> >  An Indian Chameleon ploughing through the barbed limbs of *Prosopis
> > juliflora* at twilight.
>
> > Clicked in mid-July in a scrubland near Madanpura, Kachchh. Have never seen
> > it on armed vegetation before and it did endure some abrasion.
>
> > Having read the following comment by Salim Ali, I faced *Prosopis
> > juliflora* for any sign of bird-life but encountered a chameleon!
>
> > "In recent years *Prosopis juliflora* has been widely planted by the
> > Forest Department in the barren salt-lands bordering the Rann as part of
> > their desert reclamation programme. It has taken well, and now forms
> > flourishing and extensive thickets here and there. Curiously enough, in
> > spite of the shade it provides in a land where any shade is welcome and, *
> > contra* its congener *P. spicigera*, this species is studiously avoided by
> > birds of all kinds." - Salim Ali, September 1960 [A Bird's Eye View, vol. 1,
> > pg. 387]
>
> > Best wishes, Viplav
>
> --
> PATEL ROHITKUMAR MANGALBHAI, M.Sc, *PhD*
> ASSOCIATE FELLOW
> GUJARAT INSTITUTE OF DESERT ECOLOGY
> P.C.# 83, MUNDRA ROAD,
> OPP., CHANGLESHWER TEMPLE
> BHUJ-KACHCHH-370001
> GUJARAT, INDIA
> E-MAIL (2): rohitpatel_...@yahoo.com
> MO.NO.:- 09724337687
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