Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blue Cow at Sultanpur


calendula62 said...

Hi Shantanu,
where does the adjective "blue" come from in its´name?

ShantanuDas said...

In India they call it blue cow. it is an english translation literally. Do not know if english has a proper name. They may have a light bluish tinge in their neck or so.. my photo does not show it..nor have I ever noticed.. very tough to notice.. google and you may find. Like I said I just shoot pictures.. no time to do research on my subjects as of now!! :-0

Medieval Or Modern said...

The nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), sometimes called nilgau, is an antelope, and is one of the most commonly seen wild animals of central and northern India and eastern Pakistan; it is also present in parts of southern Nepal. The mature males appear ox-like and are also known as blue bulls. The nilgai is the biggest Asian antelope.

ShantanuDas said...

Yes.. u r right it is the Nilgai.. I did not know in english too it is called the same.. [and as u know I have no time to search this now!!! am sooo busssyy!!] ... so just made a literal translation ..but good that you have given the details.. yes it is also an antelope variety.. I knew that though but forgot!!! My mind is soooooooo busy..!!
lol !!

But do also give names to my other birds that are posted ot will be posted.

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