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October 7, 2017

Hampi Birding Two

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — admin @ 9:48 am

Hampi River Birding.

This afternoon I went across the river to the northern side. I had to catch a boat over. There is no bridge. It was quite a productive afternoon. I expected nothing and was rewarded with a couple of ticks.

Red Avadavat
Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava)

The Red Avadavat breeding male is mostly red with random white spots. Their habitat is grass and low bushes, often near water.

Streaked Weaver
Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar)

The Streaked Weaver breeding male has a yellow crown, dark brown side of the head and throat, with a heavily streaked breast and sides.

Pied Bushchat -  female
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) female

Note the reddish rump on the female.

Streak-throated Swallow nests
Streak-throated Swallow (Petrochelidon fluvicola)

Streak-throated Swallows nesting under a boulder in the middle of the river.

fat lizard
Fat lizard

Hampi bird list

Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava)
Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar)
Streak-throated Swallow (Petrochelidon fluvicola)
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) female
Black Drongo
White-rumped Munia
Grey Heron
Purple-rumped Sunbird

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