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Common kingfisher also known as river kingfisher is found in Eurasia and North Africa. It is a sparrow sized bird that has the typical short-tail, blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to see prey under water.

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Lesser Flamingoes

Lesser Flamingo is a sub species of the flamingo family found in sub saharan Africa and India. It is the smallest species of flamingo though it is tall and large bird by most standards.

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Bar headed Goose

The Bar-headed Goose is one of the world’s highest-flying birds. The species has been reported as migrating south from Tibet, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia before crossing the Himalaya.

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Malshej Ghat – A serene beauty

Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the western ghats range situated in the pune district in Maharashtra. It is at a distance of around 150 Kms from south mumbai. Its pristine beauty and serene mountains are the major attractions.

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Malshej ghat is also a host for several bird species such as quails, rails, flamingoes,crakes etc

A common scene in malshej ghat during monsoon is small streams of water rising upwards due to wind.

A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. It is also famous for dark woods and the animals inside.MG4

This place is notorious for land-slides, you can notice the vehicles on narrow roads. Driving to malshej ghat during late evening or early morning could be very challenging due to low road visibility and narrow roads.MG5