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July 12, 2017

Bharatpur Birding 2

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Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary Day 2.

12th July 2017. Morning. I was up before 6am and headed towards the sanctuary. I managed to get a cup of chai but there was nothing to eat so early. So I starved all morning until I got back to the roundabout at 11am for an omlet and orange juice.

Bay-backed Shrike
Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus)

I had to get the experts’ help in identifying this Bay-backed Shrike. They are very similar to the Long-tailed Shrike. The most important feature is the colour of the back. And I think the size of the eye-mask has a bearing.

Indian Grey Hornbill
Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostrus)

I saw this one right at the end of the morning. The light was terrible under a deep cover of forest. The Indian Grey Hornbill was feeding on fruit off a tree. “The Indian Grey Hornbill is a common hornbill found on the Indian subcontinent. It is mostly arboreal and is commonly sighted in pairs. It has grey feathers all over the body with a light grey or dull white belly.” Wikipedia.

Eurasian Cuckoo
Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

Not sure what this is. I am guessing Indian Cuckoo but I have no idea. There are too many that are very similar. Thanks to the experts. It is a Eurasian Cuckoo, also called Common Cuckoo. It is very similar to the Indian Cuckoo.

Black-necked Stork   female
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) female

This is a female because it has a yellow eye. They are the same bird as our Australian Jabiru. Awesome.

Monkey on the road
Monkey on the road

I thought I might go all arty.

black drongo
Black Drongo

I think this young Black Drongo was getting all tangled up in a spider web. Bloody drongo!

Pied Bushchat  female
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) female

This is the second time I had to go to the local experts with this bird. doh!

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia  male
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis) male

Finally I got a photo of the male Chestnut-shouldered Petronia.

Grey Heron with catfish
Grey Heron with catfish

This heron has been hanging around here for two days. Finally it caught or stole a fish.

Sarus Crane
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)

Showing a bit of environment.

Sarus Crane BCU
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)

I was too close so I just went for some Big Close Ups. They have weird bills.

Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo

These must be young ones. No colour.

Indian jackal
Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus)

I was very lucky to see this mob of Indian Jackals on the road right at the end of my morning. I was very happy to see them. The Indian Jackal is a sub-species of the Golden Jackal. They are the same genus as dogs, wolves, and dingos.

Indian jackal
Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus)

This cute puppy saw me and took off up the road.

Bharatpur bird list

Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus)
Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostrus)
Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis)
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)
Grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)
Asian Openbill
Darter
Greater Flamingo
Spotted Owlet
Common Myna
House Crow
Grey Heron
Black-crowned Night-heron
Lesser Whistling Duck
Black-winged Stilt
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Greater Coucal
Asian Pied Starling
Brahminy Starling
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Indian Roller

others

Wild Boar
Nilgai
Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus)
Spotted Deer
Land Monitor
Macaque Monkey

July 11, 2017

Bharatpur, Rajasthan Birding

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Koeladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary.

I honestly do not know where to start there are so many birds that I saw today. I started off early, 6:45am, and decided to go with a rickshaw for 100 rupees per hour. You can either hire a guide, a rickshaw, or a bicycle. Tomorrow I might go for the bicycle. You do not really need a guide. Just follow the path.

Sarus Crane
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)

Some of the other rickshaw drivers sent us back down the track because they had seen Sarus Cranes. Well worth it in face. They were actually too close and I had to move further away from them to get them in frame.

white-eared bulbul
white-eared bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)

I am not sure if I have seen the white-eared bulbul in Sri Lanka. Maybe it was a Yellow-eared Bulbul.

Brown-headed Barbet
Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)

Crappy record shot. doh!

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia  female
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis) female

I have taken a few photos of these before but never could work out what it was. This is a female. Very plain , so hard to determine what it is. except for the bill and the white stripe on the wing.

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker  female
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) female

These were the new birds that I saw today. Well I think so. Some of them I have forgotten maybe. doh! Also was a Black-necked stork but the photo was so crap and maybe it is the same as our Jabiru?

Grey francolin
Grey francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)

I never seen so many Grey Francolin before. They were everywhere. And with chicks.

Spotted Owlet
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)

These Spotted Owlets are so cute. I think I saw about four of them.

Black-rumped Flameback
Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)

I think I have seen these before in Sri Lanka, as well as the Sri Lanka sub-species.

Great Cormorant with catfish
Great Cormorant with catfish

The water was boiling with these catfish and the cormorants were gorging on them. The Grey Heron was too scared to go in and get one because the water was too deep. Ha ha.

Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

My card was full when I got to the flamingos. I had to delete some crap to fit them in.

Mongoose
Mongoose

We followed this mongoose along the track but it was too close.

Nilgai
Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)

The Nilgai is also called Blue Bull. It is the largest Asian antelope and is endemic to the Indian subcontinent.

Indian jackal
Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus)

I was stoked to see this jackal, albeit from a very long way away. But when I researched it, It turns out to be more like a wolf, being Canis genus. Actually all the jackals are Canis. I was thinking they were like hyenas, doh!
“Jackals are medium-sized omnivorous mammals of the genus Canis, which also includes wolves and the domestic dog. ” (wiki).

Bharatpur bird list

Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
white-eared bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis), or white-cheeked bulbul,
Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis) female 7099
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) female
Common Hoopoe
Brahminy Starling
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)
Painted Stork
Greater Flamingo
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)
Grey francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Bronze-winged Jacana
Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)
White-thoated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Red-wattled Lapwing
Great Cormorant
Little Cormorant
House Crow
Rufous Treepie
Black Drongo
Oriental Magpie-robin
Red-vented Bulbul
Plain Prinia
Jungle Babbler
Purple Sunbird
Greater Coucal

Other animals

Blue Bull , Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)
Spotted Deer
Mongoose
Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus)
Land Monitor
oriental garden lizard, eastern garden lizard or changeable lizard (Calotes versicolor)

Resources

http://www.indiabirdwatching.com/bharatpur-sultanpur-birds-checklist.html

http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/checklist.jsp?region=INnwrj01&list=howardmoore

July 9, 2017

Agra Birding

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Taj Nature Walk.

I had been sick for about 3 or 4 days with food poisoning, so this morning was the first time that I could crawl out of bed and finally go birding. The Taj Nature Walk is right next to the Taj Mahal in Agra. They had pictures of all these amazing birds on the outside of the reserve but hardly any of them were inside. “Truth in Advertising”.

Bank Myna
Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)

Nevertheless I got two new birds today, to that is better than a poke in the eye with a stick. The Bank Myna range is to the north of India, so I guess that is why I have not seen it before. I noticed these mynas with orange facial skin around the eyes and thought they were mutated Common Mynas. So I took some photos to ask the Indian bird experts what was going on. When I got to my book I discovered they were Bank Mynas. doh!

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)

The other new bird was the Yellow-footed Green Pigeon. I was pretty sure it was some kind of Green Pigeon , but which one? It’s range is practically all of India.

Common Hoopoe
Common Hoopoe

There were quite a few Common Hoopoe around. Tons of Jungle Babblers.

Rose-ringed Parakeet female
Rose-ringed Parakeet

This female Rose-ringed Parakeet just wanted a drink out of the tap.

Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)

And quite a few Eurasian Collared Doves and Laughing Doves.

Laughing Dove
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

Agra bird list

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)
Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)
Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata)
Rufous Treepie
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Common Hoopoe
Purple Sunbird
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Brahminy Starling
Black Drongo
Asian Koel
Red-wattled Lapwing
Oriental Magpie-robin
White-breasted Waterhen
Indian Pond Heron
Pied Cuckoo
White-throated Kingfisher
Black Kite

July 6, 2017

Village Birding Last Day

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Last Day at Orchha.

6th July 2017. Morning. This is the last day I will be in Orchha. I am going to Agra this afternoon. So I set off about 7:15am down towards the river. I am looking for grassbirds and cisticolas. I hunt around the weeds and dead grass sticks and finally get enough photos to satisfy me.

Zitting Cisticola
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)

This is a non-breeding bird. You can tell by the stripes on the top of the head.

Brahminy Starling
Brahminy Starling

These always seem to be the first birds that I see in the morning. They are usually just beyond the last house.

Long-tailed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

I always check the wires and invariably there is something interesting sitting on them.

Laughing Dove
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

And a Laughing Dove.

Oriental Honey-buzzard
Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)

I have been hanging out to see an Oriental Honey-buzzard. I had read so much about them and seen so many ID photos that I knew what it was instantly.

Oriental Honey-buzzard
Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)

She was getting harassed by some lapwings and drongos, so it took refuge in a tree.

Ashy Prinia
Ashy Prinia

Last but not least, the ever-beautiful Ashy Prinia, strutting it’s stuff as per usual.

Orchha bird list

Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) non-breeding
Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Indian Bushlark (Mirafra erythroptera)
Long-tailed Shrike
Brahminy Starling
Red-wattled Lapwing
Grey-breasted Prinia
Ashy Prinia
Common Myna
Red-vented Bulbul
Cattle Egret
Black Drongo
Long-billed Vulture
Indian Roller

July 5, 2017

Orchha Afternoon session

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Ganj, Orcha, Day 3 Afternoon.

In the afternoon I followed the other track to the river. I did not see as many birds as this morning but there were a few new ones. This has been quite productive staying in this small village. There are lots of tourists in the town, but I have just ignored all that stuff and concentrated on birding.

Jungle Prinia
Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica)

I was seeing a lot of these until it dawned on me that these were Jungle Prinia. They have the white eyebrow only going to the eye and not fully past it. And they are a little larger than the Plain and Grey-breasted Prinias.

Eurasian Cuckoo
Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

I saw this cuckoo flying past earlier and later I found another one sitting on a pole near some sort of temple. The sadhu came out and asked if I wanted to visit but I declined and kept going down the hill.

lizard
lizard

I found some lizards that were quite colourful. I thought they were fighting at first, then I realized they might be breeding.

lizards
lizards

It seeme like they were changing colour quite a bit. Maybe they were chameleon-type lizards?

Egyptian Vulture
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

This Egyptian Vulture was roosting right near me, so I approached and took heaps of shots. They look quite amazing. Almost something from another world.

Egyptian Vulture portrait
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) portrait

Maybe they came through the Star Gate from another universe?

Purple Sunbird male
Purple Sunbird

Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher

Brahminy Starling
Brahminy Starling

It is raining this morning and I am exhausted, so I am taking some down time to process all my photos and finish this blog post. Maybe if it stops raining I will go out again this afternoon. There may be a few new birds out there that I have not seen yet. Who knows?

Orchha bird list

Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica)
Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
White-rumped Needletail (Hirundapus sylvatica)
Long-tailed Shrike
Indian Roller
Greater Coucal
Green Bee-eater
Brahminy Starling
Purple Sunbird
Red-wattled Lapwing
Black-crowned Night-heron
Common Kingfisher

July 4, 2017

Orchha Birding Day 3

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Orchha. Madhya Pradesh.

Along the Betwas River. 4th July 2017. A.M. I was a bit slow getting going this morning. I was feeling very tired but I dragged myself out of bed, had breakfast and trudged on down the track past the baobab tree towards the river.

Grey-breasted Prinia
Grey-breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii)

This Grey-breasted Prinia was just outside my door this morning. I had to get the camera out before I had breakfast! humph!

Long-tailed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)

Just twenty meters down the track.

Yellow-eyed Babbler
Yellow-eyed Babbler (Chrysomma sinense)

I have no idea what this is. Still waiting for some help. Edit: thanks to Indian birds id group.

Crested Bunting  male
Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami) male

Crested Bunting  female
Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami) female

Yellow Bittern
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)

Laughing Dove
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

Long-billed vulture
Long-billed vulture (Gyps Indicus)

Pied Cuckoo
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)

ID needed please
zitting cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)

Identified as Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) , aka streaked fantail warbler . Thank you, Mr Shariar Rushdee.

Orchha bird list

Grey-breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii)
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
Long-billed Vulture (Gyps Indicus)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Ashy Prinia
House Swift
Red-vented Bulbul
White-throated Kingfisher
Spotted Dove
Black Drongo
Red-wattled Lapwing
White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)
Indian Roller
Brahminy Starling

July 3, 2017

Orchha Nature Reserve

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Orchha , Ganj. Orchha Nature Reserve. day 2.

Morning. 3/july/2017. Daylight came shining in my window very early this morning. About 5.30 it was starting to get light. I got up about 6am and had my breakfast about 6.30. Chai and porridge. I had no idea what the porridge was made from but it wasn’t too bad. Nice and sweet with plenty of sugar, ha ha.

House Swift
House Swift (Apus affinis)

The House Swift is also known as the Little Swift. This one was soaring above the river in the Orchha Nature Reserve. It cost me 50 rupees for entrance fee. And I promised a boy to find a cricket ball for him. I have not seen one yet.

Small Minivet  female
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus) female

There were not many birds in the forest, so I found a place to get near the river and there it was a bit better. This is a female Small Minivet – very plain with flashes of orange in the tail and back.

Small Minivet  male
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus) male

The male is always more colourful.

Wire-tailed Swallow
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)

I was very stoked to see this bird. You can tell what it is straight away with the wires hanging out the back.

White-browed Wagtail
White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)

This White-browed Wagtail was hanging out amongst the rocks on the river. Scaring away the swallows.

Large-billed Crow
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchus)

This was a very handsome bird. I had to do this portrait to show how pretty he was. Edit: This may be an Indian Jungle Crow. I am totally confused as to the ID of these two as well as the irritating taxonomy. derr.

Great Tit
cinereous tit (Parus cinereus)

The Japanese Tit, which I saw in Japan, had been split from this species. Edit: So has the Cinereous Tit. My book is old and still has the Great Tit in India. Not so.

Long-billed vulture
Long-billed vulture (Gyps Indicus)

There was a whole heap of these Long-billed Vultures hovering over the town of Orchha. I was trying to buy some water, when I had to drop everything and start shooting. Magnificent birds!

I also saw a Stork-billed Kingfisher fly past – (Halycon capensis capensis), the nominate race. Race intermedia has no brown cap.

Orchha birds list

Long-billed vulture (Gyps Indicus)
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
House Swift (Apus affinis) aka Little Swift
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)
cinereous tit (Parus cinereus)
Indian Pond Heron
Rufous Treepie
Red-wattled Lapwing
Common Myna
Shikra
Red-vented Bulbul
White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchus) or Indian Jungle Crow. ???
Green Bee-eater
Stork-billed Kingfisher (Halycon capensis capensis)

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh 1

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Ganj, Orchha, day 1

After a mix-up finding my auto-rickshaw driver at the Jhansi train station, I was on my way to Orchha. I was going to a homestay in a small village just up the hill from Orchha. After I got settled and had a shower, I went for a walk with my camera.

Ashy  Prinia
Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)

I cannot stop taking lovely photos of Ashy Prinias. They just sit up right in front of me demanding to be photographed. And they are very photogenic.

Large Grey Babbler
Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcomi)

I found a mob of these in a hilly field. I thought they were Jungle Babblers at first but they had the most intense yellow eyes. When I got them in the computer, I could tell straight away what they were with the black lores and the black mandible.

Plain Prinia
Plain Prinia

This one was singing joyously.

Brahminy Starling
Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum)

This Brahminy Starling was sitting on the wire near the main road of the village. After that I went to the other side along a track where there is a hube baobab tree.

Pied Cuckoo
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)

I had been seeing a few Pied Cuckoos flying around all afternoon, but always managed to miss them. Near the mega-baobab I finally got a record shot at least.

Painted Francolin ?
Painted Francolin (Francolinus pictus) ?

I really cannot identify this weird-looking bird. My best guess is a Painted Francolin. It made the most horrendous racket.

Orchha bird list

Long-billed vulture (Gyps Indicus)
Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcomi)
Painted Francolin (Francolinus pictus) ?
Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum)
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Indian Robin
Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)
Plain Prinia
Green Bee-eater
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Red-vented Bulbul
Common Myna
Red-wattled Lapwing
Asian Koel
White-throated Kingfisher
Large-billed Crow
White-breasted Moorhen
Black Drongo
Indian Roller

July 1, 2017

Van Vihar National Park

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Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal was the last place that I expected to shoot more than 600 photos. I think I had 8 left on the card at the end of the day. Bhopal is actually a pretty nice city. They have this huge lake right in the middle and an incredible National Park on the doorstep.

Indian paradise flycatcher - female
Indian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) female

I just managed to get this shot of a female Indian Paradise-flycatcher. They jump around like rabbits inside the under-brush so it is hard to get a bead on them. Note. Used to be Asian Paradise Flycatcher but split. “Until 2015, the Indian paradise flycatcher, the Oriental paradise flycatcher, and the Amur paradise flycatcher were all considered conspecific, and together called the Asian paradise flycatcher.” (wiki). There are 3 races, the nominate in Central India, the Himalayan up north and the Ceylon one.

Eurasian Golden Oriole
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)

I knew I had an oriole when I photographed this one, but just was not sure exactly which one. It is a new one.

Bronzed Drongo
Black Dongo

There are heaps of Black Drongos around everywhere in India. They are very common. This one caught my eye immediately as it had a very different jizz. Turns out it was a Bronzed Drongo. woohoo. Edit: doh. no it was not. Note the white spot near eye. Very diagnostic for Black Drongo. ha ha..

Purple Sunbird male
Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) male

I have never seen so many sunbirds. This is the male.

Purple Sunbird  eclipse
Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) eclipse

The eclipse male Purple Sunbirds have some amazing colours going on.

Purple Sunbird  female
Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) female

The females are very plentiful. But sometimes they make it hard to ID unless you see the male hanging around.

Common Woodshrike
Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)

I took so many photos that cannot decide which to post so I am going to show way too many.

Indian Robin  female
Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata) female

It took me a while to work this one out, especially because of all the red on her.

Indian Robin male
Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata) male

And here is the male with his dark colouring and his red bum hanging out.

Lesser Whistling Duck
Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)

These were about the only ducks hanging out, apart from some hybrid mongrels.

Indian Roller
Indian Roller (Coracius benghalensis)

My absolute favourite bird to photograph. They are so beautiful.

Bronze-winged Jacana
Bronze-winged Jacana(Metopidius indicus)

The Bronze-winged Jacanas had about half a dozen chicks following them around.

Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)

I usually do not bother showing these as I have seen so many, but this one has got some great detail. And I think it might be an immature bird.

Red Collared Dove
Red Collared Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)

Grey Langur
Grey Langur

There was quite a large mob of these langurs with quite a few babies and small ones.

Bhopal bird list

Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) female
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica)
Black Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus)
Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)
Bronze-winged Jacana(Metopidius indicus)
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)
White-breasted Waterhen
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
Cattle Egret
Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Painted Stork
Black-headed Ibis
Purple Swamphen
Grey Heron
Great Cormorant
Black-crowned Night-heron
Asian Pied Starling
Red Collared Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
Indian Roller (Coracius benghalensis)
Common Iora
Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)
Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata)
Asian Pied Starling
White-throated Kingfisher
Greater Coucal
Spotted Dove
Red-vented Bulbul
Jungle Babbler
Indian Pea-fowl
Oriental Magpie-robin

Mammals

Grey Langur

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