KALPETTA: The Malabar Ornithological Survey 2010-11, the first ever comprehensive study on avifauna in north Kerala, has proved that the Wayanad part of the Western Ghats is a critical habitat for endemic as well as endangered birds.

White-bellied Blue Flycatcher (female)

The team sighted 200 species, including 14 of the 16 endemic species and two critically endangered species, during the tw