Photographs by Ravi Pandit from his visit to Brazil

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Ravi Pandit, Chairman & Group CEO, KPIT Cummins
From his accounting roots, Ravi, along with his team, has built a global IT Consulting, Services & Engineering services company with leadership in sharply defined focus areas. Widely respected for integrity, innovation and dynamism, Ravi and his colleagues have successfully forged global partnerships with people, customers and investors.

He has an extensive experience of over three decades in the fields of IT, corporate strategy Formulation and Management consulting. Ravi is the chairman of K&P group which includes Kirtane & Pandit Chartered Accountants, K&P Corporate Solutions, a firm engaged in consulting and stock options and KP consulting that specializes in balance score card and activity based management. Ravi also serves on the board of Finolex. He has served as the President of the esteemed Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture and has also been on the NASSCOM Executive Council twice.

He has fostered partnerships with many countries and industry chambers to make Pune a destination of choice for IT, BPO, Design Engineering & Global Automotive OEM /Manufacturing companies.

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Photographs by Ravi Pandit from his visit to Brazil

  1. 1. Birds of Southern Brazil<br />Photographs by Ravi Pandit,<br />Chairman and Group CEO, KPIT Cummins<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  2. 2. Wattled Jacana <br />This bird is also known as the ‘lily trotter’ because of its ability to walk on aquatic vegetation, due to its immensely long toes and long, thin legs.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  3. 3. Roseate Spoonbill<br />This large and quite strange pink bird with a long bill and bare head is usually seen feeding in shallow lagoons. <br />It uses its long, spoon-shaped bill to sieve small invertebrates, fish and amphibians from the water.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  4. 4. Great Kiskadee<br />One of the largest & the most conspicuous of the yellow-breasted tyrant fly-catchers, the bird is seen particularly in areas near water.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  5. 5. Snowy Egret<br />The Snowy Egret occurs in both freshwater and saltwater habitats. Because of its small bill, it tends to fish for smaller prey items.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  6. 6. Amazon Kingfisher<br />This is the largest of the three ‘green’ kingfishers, with a massive, dagger-like bill. It is commonly seen on the roads of Pantanal.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  7. 7. Troupial<br />Troupials are fairly large in size, with a long tail and a bulky bill. <br />They inhabit dry areas like woodlands, dry forests, dry scrub and open savannah where they forage for insects, a wide variety of fruit, small birds & eggs. <br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  8. 8. Great Black Hawk <br />The large eagle-like hawk is both a scavenger and an adept fish catcher.<br />It is a very broad winged raptor, with a short tail that has a conspicuous white band on the basil half.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  9. 9. Jabiru Stork<br />Mostly white, with a large bill, the Jabiru has a black & pink , bare –skinned neck. One of the largest bird species in Brazil, it has a wing span of 2.5 m. <br />It is commonly spotted at foraging & scavenging in the marshy areas of Pantanal.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  10. 10. Lesser Kiskadee<br />This smaller relative of the Greater Kiskadee is a slight and delicate bird in comparison. It is closely associated with waterside habitats and is most often seen perched very low in aquatic vegetation.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  11. 11. Squirrel Cuckoo <br />The Squirrel Cuckoo is a large bird with a long tail with white tips, bright rufous plumage and a yellow beak.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  12. 12. Lesser Woodcreeper<br />Found in the south-east forests of Brazil, the bird tends to forage in forests that are lower down.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  13. 13. Red-breasted Toucan<br />A typically flamboyant toucan, the bird is found at all levels in the forests of Sierra do Mar. <br />This species is omnivorous under natural conditions.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  14. 14. Nacunda Nighthawk<br />This elegant bird is the largest member of the nighthawk family. It generally appears at dusk to hunt, but sometimes is seen during the day as well.<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />
  15. 15. White Winged Nightjar<br />An extremely uncommon and localized nightjar, this species is rarely encountered and mostly found in the south-central interior<br />© 2011 Ravi Pandit. All rights reserved.<br />

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