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Varanasi, India (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Varanasi, India

Map of Varanasi, India



Ganges River, Varanasi
Shikra (Accipiter badius) water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Checkered Keelback Snake (Xenochrophis piscator) Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)

Varanasi is the holy city of the Hindus and also very important to Buddhists. Ecologically, this city is stretching the human imprint to the maximum. It is very densely populated, There are barely trees around here, and sewage and dead bodies are dumped into the river.

Trips

India

1/14/2006: Barbara and I stayed a night here near the river.

Previous Visit (Bandhavgarh National Pak: 1/13/2006)
Next Visit (Nainital: 1/17/2006)



Species Recorded (9)

Birds ( 4 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Shikra - Accipiter badius

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Bank Myna - Acridotheres ginginianus

Lifelists

Asia
India
World

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