Wonders of The Monsoon: Strange Castways

Film screening
10.02.2016, 6 p.m.
Hamburg Hall, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
+91 40 23350443
This episode focuses on the plants and animals that thrive in monsoon areas, Crested Black Macaques take advantage of an abundance of fruit, and maleo birds use the sun to incubate their eggs on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. On Java, locals climb volcanoes to offer live sacrifices in thanks for the peaks' help in precipitating rain and fertilising plants with ash. The frequent and heavy rains in Borneo have destroyed the soils, created fierce competition for scarce nutrients, and driven evolution to produce some curious creatures. The Rajah Brooke's pitcher encourages tree shrews to relieve themselves to obtain the substances it needs, while the Bornean red leech is capable of swallowing the giant blue earthworm in one gulp.

About BSAP:
The Birdwatchers’ Society of Andhra Pradesh was founded as a non-governmental organisation in 1980 by a few enthusiasts of Andhra Pradesh with the object of spreading the message of bird conservation; the Society has grown during the years. It organises field trips, lectures, film and slide shows, nature camps, treks, waterfowl counts, bird ringing, etc.


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