Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 7, 2017

Hampi Birding Four

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — admin @ 10:27 am

Mathanga Hill

Back up the hill again this afternoon. Through the Jain temple and ashram and out the back gate to the hill. It was quite a productive afternoon. I now have both the targeted species – Painted Spurfowl and Yellow-throated Bulbul

Painted Spurfowl
Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata)

It is not a great photo, but it is a record shot at least.

Jungle Bush Quail male
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica)

I was lucky to get a shot of a Jungle Bush Quail. I had been frightening them out of the grass for days but they just fly out before I can get the camera on them. This one sprinted between bushes and I was just able to get a shot of it.

Yellow-throated Bulbul
Yellow-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthlaemus)

And at last I have a decent shot of a Yellow-throated Bulbul. You can easily tell where it got its name. derr! So creative, these bird namerers.

Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaina haemacephala )

They have been hanging out on the wires near the jain temple road, so this time it is more in focus.

Maybe a versicolor

It might be a versicolor lizard, ie chameleon or Changeable Lizard.

Indian Palm Squirrel
Indian Palm Squirrel

Chomping on a hot dog. Yum. Where do you get them?

Bug-Eyed Monster
Mystery animal

It might be a frog or something staring out from the promordial slime.

Hampi Bird list

Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata)
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Yellow-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthlaemus)
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Coppersmith Barbet
Brahminy Starling
Common Myna

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