Sunday, 15 June 2014

Lesser Pied Kingfisher

Lesser Pied Kingfisher



Lesser Pied Kingfisher ceryle rudis R Myna+ 31 cm. Speckled and barred black and white.

Crested Serpent Eagle

Crested Serpent Eagle



Crested Serpent Eagle spilornis cheela R Kite+ 74 cms. A prominent black and white nuchal crest. Ocellated and finely barred with black below

Citrine Wagtail

Citrine Wagtail



Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola RM sparrow +17 cms. Bright yellow head, broad yellow supercilium.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Chestnut Headed Bee-eater

Chestnut Headed Bee-eater



Chestnut Headed Bee-Eater Merops leschenulti R bulbul + 21 cm. Central pin feathers projecting only slightly beyond tail. Chin and throat yellow.

White Breasted Kingfisher

White Breasted Kingfisher






White Breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis R Myna +28 cm. A conspicuous white shirt front and white wing patch in flight diagnostic

Indian Robin Male & Female

Indian Robin


Male


Female


Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata R sparrow +16 cms, Male black with white wing patch, rusty red under root of tail. Female ash brown.



















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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Spotted Muniya

Spotted Muniya



Spotted Muniya - Lonchura punctulata R Sparrow 10 cms. Breeding birds. Choclate brown above, white below, speckled with black.

Laughing Dove

Laughing Dove




Little brown dove - Streptopelia senegalensis R Myna : 27 cms. Earthy brown and grey. Either side of neck a miniature rufous and black chessboard.

Oriental Magpie Robin

Oriental Magpie Robin





Oriental Magpie Robin  Copsychus saularisR Bulbul , long tail, about 25 cms in total length, Male color black & white, In female black color replaced by grey or brown. Dry or moist deciduous forest, near humn habitations, secondary forest

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird




These sun birds are between 8 - 10 cms, usually found in scrubs, light secondary jungles, gardens, flowering tress, etc. In the 2nd image, the bird is tasting nectar from the base of flower.

Red Vented Bulbul

Red Vented Bulbul




Red Vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer R Myna: 20 cms. Partially crested head. Conspious crimson patch below root of tail and a white rump, the latter very obvious in flight.

Brahminy Mynah

Brahminy Mynah







The Brahminy Mynah or Brahminy Starling, Sturnus pagodarum, is a member of the starling family of birds. This appx 21 cm birds are found in India, Nepal, Bangaladesh and neighbouring countries. Male and Female looks very similar