Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

September 20, 2017

Wadawana Bird Sanctuary

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — admin @ 9:42 am

Dabhoi, Gujarat.

Some birds from the Wadawana bird sanctuary, near Dabhoi, Gujarat. Just south of Baroda.

Black Bittern
Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis)

I could not believe I got a photo of this.

Black Bittern
Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis)

Black-breasted Weaver
Black-breasted Weaver (Ploceus benghalensis)

This is a breeding male.

Common Stonechat
Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)

Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti), Waiting for some expert opinion on this. Not sure what it is doing in a wetland. Edit: Doh, not a wheatear at all. But Common Stonechat.

Siberian stonechat
Siberian stonechat (Saxicola maurus)

Also called Asian stonechat and it is a female.

Dahboi bird list

Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis)
Black-breasted Weaver (Ploceus benghalensis)
Siberian stonechat (Saxicola maurus)
Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)
Grey Francolin
Indian Robin
Cattle Egret
Little Egret
Black Drongo
Indian Cormorant
Indian Pond Heron
Asian Openbill
Black-necked Stork
Red-wattled Lapwing
Long-tailed Shrike
Indian Golden Oriole
Common Babbler
Brahminy Starling
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Dove
Wire-tailed Swallow
White-browed Wagtail
Purple Sunbird
Ashy Prinia
Rose-ringed Parakeet

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