Have written extensively on The Chambal River Basin, which flows in Central India and is home to many Unique and Interesting Species of Flora and Fauna.

Have shared some pictures and information in previous Posts like “TROPHIES”, “RIVER CURSED YET ENCHANTED“, OVER THE CLIFF, BLUE-EYED CORMORANTS etc. which would have already given you a glimpse of the Terrain and the Inhabitants.

The picture below is  of an Unusual  White Tree on the banks of the Clear Blue Waters of the River Chambal.

Initially I thought White blossoms  had covered the branches of this Lovely Tree.

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White Tree, Grey Heron

However on a closer look , I realized the Leaves were Coated White.

After some investigations I was informed the tree is not naturally WHITE AS SNOW but covered with the Poop of  Indian Cormorants.( do read BLUE-EYED CORMORANTS to know about these Water Birds) .

I wonder if the solitary Sedate Grey Heron (English), Ardea cinerea ( Scientific name)  is aware that the Tree above is Laden with Poop.

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Under the Tree

The picture below is a reminder of the Gregarious habits of the Indian Cormorants who flock together in vast Numbers.

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Gregarious Indian Cormorants

What is amazing is the fact that though the Indian Cormorants or Indian Shags as they are also called made many Trees their Roost, I spotted only One Tree which was covered in Poop and was WHITE AS SNOW.

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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

18 thoughts on “WHITE AS SNOW”

  1. This was so beautiful, birds and tree as white snow… I loved to see such a big birds on a tree 🙂 They are amazing. In here, I can see them at the sea side and they open their wings on the wall of the harbor. Thank you dear Mukul, love, nia

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