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September 27, 2017

Goa Birding Two

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Carambolim Lake.

I rode my bike to the Carambolim Lake this morning. No chai shops on the way. I was most disappointed. Anyhow, I found the place and the walk around the lake. It has a couple of bird watching towers which were locked. I was mainly interested in the bush birds along the verges.

Vernal Hanging Parrot
Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)

I could not start my bike when I went to go home. So I had to wait. In the meantime a bunch of Vernal Hanging Parrots turned up on the fig tree just near me. So it was all for a good cause. I found out later that you had to apply the brakes to get the starter motor to work. doh!

White-browed Bulbul
White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus)

This is not such a great shot but I do not think I have seen one before. But you never know. Nope. Just checked. I thought I may have seen one in South-east Asia.

White-rumped Munia
White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata)

Another bird I had not seen before.

Scaly-breasted Munia
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)

Seen plenty of these in South-east Asia.

Black-hooded Oriole
Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

Not seen in India before, but in Sri Lanka.

Bronze-winged Jacana
Bronze-winged Jacana

Lesser Whistling Duck
Lesser Whistling Duck

Goa Bird List 2

Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)
White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus)
White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)
Indian Golden Oriole
Purple Heron
Indian Pond Heron
Little Cormorant
White-throated Kingfisher
Grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)
Common Moorhen
Bronze-winged Jacana
Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Green Bee-eater
Lesser Whistling Duck
Common Oriole
Brahminy Kite
Indian Robin
Oriental Magpie-robin
Asian Koel
Black Drongo

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