Another fading tiger!
One of the stunning species of gliding frogs endemic to Western Ghats. This species is found in the Anamalai and Munnar region. There are reports of this species from Coorg as well.
Just like the other gliding frogs, the froglets of this species is as beautiful as a tiger. It was many years dream to see this species. The feel is much better than you get when you see a tiger in the wild!
Just like the big cats, these frogs are also on decline, mainly due to habitat loss.
Thanks a ton to Renjith who helped me see this lifer in spite of very short notice about my visit!
Also got time to catch up with old buddy Anoop, almost after 2 years.
''Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus'' is a species of frog in the family Rhacophoridae endemic to the Anaimalai Hills of Tamil Nadu and Kerala states, India. It is a type of "flying frog" which can descend aerially, but at angles sharper than 45°.
Its natural habitats are tropical moist montane forests and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is found in the lower canopy and understory of tropical moist evergreen forest, all within about 100 km2 in the Indira Gandhi National Park region.. more