Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Spotted deer ....chital or cheetal (Axis axis)

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  1. The chital or cheetal (Axis axis),[2] also known as chital deer, spotted deer or axis deer is a deer which commonly inhabits wooded regions of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and in small numbers in Pakistan. The Chital is called Chital horin in Bengali, Thith Muwa in Sinhalese, Jinke in Kannada, Pulli Maan in Tamil and Malayalam, Duppi in Telugu, Phutuki Horin in Assamese, Haran/Harin in Marathi and Hiran in Hindi/Urdu (ultimately derived from Harini, the Sanskrit root word for 'deer'). It is the most common deer species in Indian forests.