Wednesday, December 19, 2007

TDY - 056 - Gaur, Periyar Tiger Reserve

Stock Image No: TDY 056
Gaur (Bos gaurus) also known as Indian Bison grazing on the banks of Lake Periyar, Thekkady

In colour the adult male gaur is dark brown, approaching black in very old individuals; the upper part of the head, from above the eyes to the nape of the neck, is, however, ashy gray, or occasionally dirty white; the muzzle is pale coloured, and the lower part of the legs pure white. The cows and young bulls are paler, and in some instances have a rufous tinge, which is most marked in individuals inhabiting dry and open districts.

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