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Exotic Ecuador – Through a Doctor’s Lens

June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+5.5

YPS Meet Live - Exotic Ecuador - A presentation by Dr. Pradeep Rao on YPS Facebook Live on 14 June 2020, 5.30pm IST

YPS Meet Live | June 14, Sun | 5:30 PM | YPS Facebook page

With over 1500 species of birds, Ecuador offers more bird diversity in less space than any other country in the world.
Our next YPS meet is by Dr. Pradeep Rao who will share his experiences of travel to Ecuador & Galapagos. The presentation will take you through it’s habitat & bird life.

All birders are aware that Bird Diversity varies according to the Latitude. Therefore Arctic region has less resident birds, temperate region has more and tropical belt has the most.

Halfway between US and the equator is  tiny Costa Rica, which has over 850 species — more species than in the entire United States. Ecuador, sitting right on the equator, is the culmination of this trend.

With over 1500 species of birds, Ecuador offers more bird diversity in less space than any other country in the world.

Geographic good fortune has blessed Ecuador with a wide variety of faunal zones, including some of the richest on this planet, each with its characteristic birds. Ecuador’s Amazonian faunal zone alone has more than 600 species of birds, and several other Ecuadorian zones are nearly as rich.

Ecuador’s small size (equal to the U.S. state of Colorado) and well-developed transportation system means that this diversity can be easily accessed and experienced even by those with limited time and money.

Galapagos Islands, 1000 kms off the Ecuadorian West Coast has always been interesting for its very peculiar flora and fauna, apart from being well known to its association with Charles Darwin. Darwin’s visit to the Galapagos Islands, had a resounding impact on the formation of his THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION.

This Sunday, let’s fly high and see the exotic birds thru a doctor’s lens!

To join the session

  1. Follow YPS Facebook page by clicking here,  so that you get notified when the live session starts.
  2. Click on https://facebook.com/ypsbengaluru/live @ 5.30pm on Sunday 14 June, 2020.

About the Speaker

Dr. Pradeep Rao Profile PictureDr. Pradeep Rao, Consultant Pathologist, has been in Laboratory Medicine for over 30 years. His specialization is in Genetics and Pre Natal Diagnosis, ie., Investigating to detect various diseases when the baby is inside the womb – during pregnancy.

He got back to photography since 2016, after giving it a 30 year break, as he got caught in the regular “Rat Race” called “ Life”. He was an active member of YPS around 1984 – times of Gul Rajani, E Hanumantha Rao, Dr Hari Narayan, N Gopinath, Allama Prabhu Sr…etc.

His interest is mainly Bird Photography with a little bit of Wildlife thrown in. He is an avid traveller, having visited over 40 countries for tourism and bird photography.
Dr Rao says he’s sharing his experiences & photographs with the hope of getting comments of all experts and looks forward to some new learnings

-YPS Executive Committee


June 14
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+5.5
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