This particular tree trunk is kind of symbolic of Kabini.
It rises out of the Kabini River and one can usually see a couple of Great Cormorants sitting on it. Or Egrets. Or even a Brahminy Kite.
It’s also the first thing trigger happy visitors start clicking once they start on the boat cruise.
A little info on the Great Cormorant via wiki:
The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), known as the Great Black Cormorant across the Northern Hemisphere, the Black Cormorant in Australia, the Large Cormorant in India and the Black Shag further south in New Zealand, is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds. It breeds in much of the Old World and the Atlantic coast of North America.
The Great Cormorant can dive to considerable depths, but often feeds in shallow water. It frequently brings prey to the surface. A wide variety of fish are taken: cormorants are often noticed eating eels, but this may reflect the considerable time taken to subdue an eel and position it for swallowing, rather than any dominance of eels in the diet.
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