Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

October 11, 2017

Coorg Birding

Filed under: Birds — Tags: , — steve_happ @ 3:36 pm

Madikeri hill top.

I got to Madikeri around lunch time and got a lift to my palatial mansion on the hill. I have a tv room, kitchen and bedroom for $10 a night. Bargain. In the afternoon I went up the hill at the back here. I found one new bird but not much else.

Blue-capped Rock Thrush - Female
Blue-capped Rock thrush ( Monticola cinclorhyncha) Female

Thanks to the good folks at Ask ID’s of Indian Birds facebook group for the identification. Here are some of the suggestions – Nilgiri Thrush, Eurasian wryneck. Black headed cuckoo shrike female, and Blue-capped Rock thrush ( Monticola cinclorhyncha) Female. I had no idea but once I saw the photos on the Oriental Bird Club website I was convinced.

Brown Shrike
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

I am not sure if I have seen this one in India. I know I have seen it in South-east Asia somewhere. Edit: Only seen in the Philippines.

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

These things are everywhere.

House Sparrow
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

This female House Sparrow had a grasshopper for a late lunch. This is the second time I have seen sparrows chomping on grasshoppers. I never seen it before. doh!

Coorg bird list

Blue-capped Rock thrush ( Monticola cinclorhyncha) Female
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
Indian Jungle Crow
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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