Manohari - The mesmerizing beauty
One of the reed frog species that i was after during my recent visit to the southern most tip of the Ancient Western Ghats.
I was looking for the even more stunning frog, then suddenly this guy popped up on one of Ochlandra reed leaf. He was facing away from me, initially i thought it to be blue eyed bush frog, which is found in parts of western ghats as we move upward. But then as he turned towards me, i was stunned by its beautiful eyes, then my friend Umesh said its manohari!!!. I was in awe seeing the beautiful frog.
The frog is named after the dutiful PCCF T.M. TManoharan of Kerala. Manohari also means a beauty that steals ones heart!! It indeed stole my heart. What a beautiful specimen!.
''Raorchestes manohari'' is a species of frog of the genus Raorchestes found in Bonacaud in the Western Ghats of Kerala in India. The species is named after ''T. M. Manoharan'', Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Kerala.