5th year Pic 111 - 22-Feb-2014. Golden Jackal
- Pench National Park
Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is the only species of Jackal found in India. Golden Jackals can have a blackish back. If you compare photos on google, the Black-backed Jackal (found only in Africa) has a much more prominently black back and there is a clear demarcation of the black bit from the tawny colored flanks and belly.
For some reason this pic was not coming up in the Daily community and I wasted more than an hour over it. Then when I wrote to SmugMug help, they replied,
"It seems that you recently published your New SmugMug site. By doing that, your Legacy SmugMug ceased to exist and that means, at least for the time being, you can't add any of your galleries to any community and community features on your galleries are no longer supported." I wrote back that I'd changed months back and till yesterday was able to post to this community and within minutes the picture appared!
Thank you all for voting this pic to #1 position on Saturday!