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