White-throated Kingfisher

My friendly neighborhood bird, the White-throated Kingfisher (Scientific name: Halcyon smyrnensis) never fails to inform me that he is sitting outside my window. Clicked at Trivandrum in Feb/2018.




Indian Pond Heron

An Indian Pond Heron (Scientific name: Ardeola grayii)in flight. Clicked at Qurum Park, Muscat in Feb/2018.


Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

The Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Scientific name: Treron phoenicoptera), also called Yellow-legged Green Pigeon. is a common species of green pigeon found in the Indian subcontinent and is the state bird of Maharashtra. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon feeds on fruits common fruits and some edible seeds also. Large variety of the fruits are from Ficus.
Clicked at Victoria Memorial Gardens at Kolkata in Jan/2018.


White-eared Bulbul

The White-eared Bulbul (Scientific name: Pycnonotus leucotis) who welcomed us to the Qurum Park. Also called White-cheeked Bulbul. This bird is found in south-western Asia from India to the Arabian peninsula. Clicked at Qurum Park, Muscut in Feb/2018.



Common Moorhen

The Common Moorhen (Scientific name: Gallinula chloropus) lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other wetlands. Clicked at Qurum Park, Muscat in Feb/2018


Bronze-winged Jacana

The Bronze-winged Jacana (Scientific name: Metopidius indicus) is found in south and east Asia within the tropical zone. It is a wader in the family Jacanidae. They are mainly black, although the inner wings are very dark brown and the tail is red. There is a striking white eye-stripe. The yellow bill extends up as a red coot-like frontal shield, and the legs and very long toes are grey. Young birds have brown upperparts. Their underparts are white, with a buff fore neck. (Wiki) This immature bird was clicked in the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Botanic Gardens, Kolkata in Jan/2018.


Little Grebe

The Little Grebe (Scientific name: Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as Dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. The genus name is from Ancient Greek takhus “fast” and bapto “to sink under” and boy does it disappear fast under water or what! Clicked at Qurum Park, Muscat in Feb/2018.


Indian Roller

An Indian Roller (Scientific name: Coracias benghalensis) who was quite wary of the paparazzi on its tail. The Indian Roller, is a member of the roller family of birds. They are found widely across tropical Asia from Iraq eastward across the Indian Subcontinent to Indochina. Clicked at Qurum Park, Muscat in Feb/2018.




Hoopoes (Scientific name: Upupa epops) are colorful birds found across Afro-Eurasia, notable for their distinctive “crown” of feathers. This one was clicked at Qurum Park in Muscat in Feb/2018.



Ashy Woodswallow

The Ashy Woodswallow (Scientific name: Artamus fuscus), sometimes also called the Ashy Swallow-shrike is a woodswallow which is found in south Asia. Like other woodswallows, it has a short curved bill, a short square tail and long wings. It is usually seen perched in groups, high on powerlines, tall bare trees and most often in areas with a predominance of tall palm trees. (Source: Wiki). I found this one on the powerline at the village we stayed. Clicked at Sunderbans in Jan/2018.



%d bloggers like this: