Common Tailorbird

The Common Tailorbird (Scientific name: Orthotomus sutorius) is a songbird found across tropical Asia. Popular for its nest made of leaves “sewn” together and is a common resident in urban gardens. This one, a resident in my garden, turned its back on me at just the right moment, unwilling to show its cute face.
Clicked at Trivandrum in May/2020.


Hooded Crow

The Hooded Crow (Scientific name: Corvus cornix) is a Eurasian bird species in the Corvus genus. From Wiki: “Found across Northern, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, as well as parts of the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail, and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes, and feet. Like other corvids, it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder.” Clicked in Moscow in September/2019.



Rufous Treepie

“Here I come!” A Rufous Treepie (Scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda) crosses over to the other side. There were about four or five of them making a racket, but only this one came close enough to be captured by my lens. I am sure they’ll be back soon, especially because now the guava tree has lots of fruit on it! Clicked at Trivandrum in May/2019.



White-throated Kingfisher

A White-throated Kingfisher (Scientific name: Halcyon smyrnensis) on a cable. It sat for a while contemplating the new world and then dived straight into a hole in the rocky wall where its parents had made their home. Did you know that the White-breasted Kingfisher is mainly found in Asia, although a very small breeding population is known from Europe? This one was clicked at Trivandrum in March/2019.


Pale-billed Flowerpecker

After a long time, the Little Flowerpecker (Scientific name: Dicaeum erythrorhynchos) makes an appearance in the vicinity. A juvie at that. Clicked at Trivandrum in March/2019.


Black-tailed Godwit

The Black-tailed Godwit (Scientific name: Limosa limosa) is a large wader with long bill, neck and legs. Clicked at the lake in Bhigwan in Jan/2018.


Black-winged Stilt

The Black-winged Stilt (Scientific name: Himantopus himantopus) is a large black and white wader with long orange-red legs and a straight black bill. It has black on the back of the neck, a white collar and a red iris.


Glossy Ibis

The Glossy Ibis (Scientific name: Plegadis falcinellus) have long curved bill, and are mostly dark with iridescent green and reddish tones. Clicked at Bhigwan in Jan/2018


Indian Cormorant

The Indian Cormorant (Scientific name: Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) or Indian Shag is a member of the cormorant family. It is found mainly along the inland waters of the Indian Subcontinent but extending west to Sind and east to Thailand and Cambodia. This one was shot at the lake in Bhigwan in Jan/2018.


Indian Peafowl

The frequent visitor, a peahen, strolling in my neighbor’s yard as if it owns the place 🙂 The Indian Peafowl (Scientific name: Pavo cristatus) or Blue Peafowl, a large and brightly coloured bird, is a species of peafowl native to South Asia, but introduced in many other parts of the world. Clicked at Trivandrum in Feb/2019.



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