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Results of the Sanctuary Rapid Biodiversity Survey, Hathikuli, Kaziranga, Assam

The shift from chemical to natural strategies is being documented by two young field researchers, Zeeshan A. Mirza and Rajesh V. Sanap who are conducting a pre- and post-monsoon rapid biodiversity survey in Asia's largest organic plantation.

Mammals:Himalayan Palm Civet (Paguma larvata)

  1. Indian Palm Squirrel (Funambulus palmarum)
  2. Capped Langur (Trachypithecus pileatus)
  3. Common Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak)
  4. Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta)


  1. Rufus Tree Pie
  2. Black Hooded Oriole
  3. Oriental Turtle Dove
  4. Yellow Wagtail
  5. Hite Cheeked Bulbul
  6. White Throated Kingfisher
  7. Black Drongo
  8. Mountain Imperial Pigeon 
  9. Jungle Myna
  10. Black Rumped Flame-back Woodpecker  
  11. Red Breasted Parakeet 
  12. Asian Barred Owlet
  13. Red Vented Bulbul
  14. Indian Cuckoo


Garden Lizard (Calotes cf. versicolor)

  1. Gecko (Hemidacttylus cf. brookii)
  2. Southern House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
  3. Worm snake (Typhlops sp.)
  4. Common Wolf Snake (Lycodon aulicus)
  5. Red-necked keelback (Rhabdophis subminiatus)
  6. Banded krait (Bungarus fasciatus)
  7. Monocled cobra (Naja kaouthia)
  8. King cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)


  1. Orb Web Spider (Neoscona sp. 1)
  2. Orb Web Spider (Neoscona sp. 2)
  3. Orb Web Spider (Araneus sp.)
  4. Wolf spider 
  5. Lynx spider (Oxyopes sp. 1)
  6. Lynx spider (Oxyopes sp. 2)
  7. Lynx spider (Oxyopes sp. 3)
  8. Giant Crab spider (Heteropoda sp. 1)
  9. Giant Crab spider (Heteropoda sp. 2)
  10. Straw spider (Tetragnatha sp.)
  11. Tarantula (Lyrognathus crotalus)
  12. Tarantula (Chilobrachyus sp.)
  13. Camaricus sp.
  14. Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura sp.)
  15. Signature Spider (Argiope sp.)
  16. Common Garden Spider (Parawixia dehaani)


  1. Angled Castor (Ariadne ariadne)
  2. Blue Striped Crow (Euploea mulciber)
  3. Bright Sunbeam (Curetis bulis)
  4. Chocolate Albatross (Appias lyncida)
  5. Chocolate Tiger Butterfly (Parantica melaneus)
  6. Common Acacia Blue (Surendra quercetorum)
  7. Common Albatross (Appias albina)
  8. Common Emigrant (Catopsilia pomona)
  9. Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda)
  10. Common Five Ring (Ypthima baldus)
  11. Common Fourring (Ypthima huebneri)
  12. Common Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe)
  13. Common Hedge Blue (Acytolepis puspa)
  14. Common Lascar (Pantoporia hordonia)
  15. Common Map Butterfly (Cyrestis thyodamas)
  16. Common Mormon (Papilio polytes)
  17. Common Sergant (Athyma perius)
  18. Common Spoted Flat (Celaenorrhinus leucocera)
  19. Danid Eggfly (Hypolimnas misippus)
  20. Dark Grass Blue (Zizeera knysna)
  21. Forget Me Not (Catochrysops strabo)
  22. Glassy Tiger (Parantica aglea)
  23. Golden Saphhire (Heliophorus brahma)
  24. Green Veined White (Pieris napi)
  25. Grey Pansy (Junonia atlites)
  26. Indian Cabbage White (Pieris canidia)
  27. Indian Skipper  (Spialia galba)
  28. Lemon Pansy (Junonia lemonias)
  29. Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus)
  30. Long Branded Bushbriwn (Mycalesis visala)
  31. Mottled Emigrant (Catopsilia pyranthe)
  32. Nigger (Orsotriaena medus)
  33. Pea Blue (Lampides boeticus)
  34. Plain Puffin (Appias indra)
  35. Pointed Lineblue (Nacaduba helicon)
  36. Purple Sapphire (Heliophorus epicles)
  37. Red Sawtooth (Prioneris clemanthe)
  38. Striped Tiger (Danaus genutia)
  39. Tailless Lineblue (Prosotas dubiosa)
  40. Tree Yellow (Gandaca harina)
  41. Yellow Pansy (Junonia hierta)
  42. Zebra Blue (Leptotes plinius)


  1. Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum pruinosum)
  2. Same Marsh Hawk (Aethriamanta brevipennis)
  3. Ruddy Marsh Skimmer (Crocothemis servilia)
  4. Little Blue Marsh Hawk (BrachydIplax sobrina)
  5. Yellow Tailed Ashy Skimmer (Potamarcha congener)
  6. Tricoloured Marsh Hawk (Orthetrum luzonicum)
  7. Crimson Marsh Glider (Trithemis aurora)
  8. Ditch Jewel (Brachythemis contaminate)
  9. Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescenes)
  10. Fulvous Forest Skimmer (Neurothemis fulvia)
  11. Heliogomphus sp.

Look out for the full report in the August issue of Sanctuary.


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