An Asian Koel (Scientific name: Eudynamys scolopaceus) being the perfect branch manager 😉 The Asian Koel is a bird of light woodland and cultivation. It is a mainly resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to southern China and the Greater Sundas.
Clicked at the Udaan Biodiversity Park at Pune in April/2018.
A Common Myna (Scientific name: Acridotheres tristis) which has made its home in a hole in the coconut tree trunk. Mynas are omnivorous open woodland birds with a strong territorial instinct, and haves adapted extremely well to urban environments. Clicked at Trivandrum in April/2018.
The rains are here and they are back, the Purple-rumped Sunbirds (Scientific name: Leptocoma zeylonica). Here is the male jumping from branch to branch, sipping honey from the lantana blooms. Clicked at Trivandrum in June/2018.
Black-tailed Godwits (Scientific name: Limosa limosa) at a lake one morning. This bird is in the IUCN Red List. Conservation status: Near Threatened (Population decreasing). These were clicked at Bhigwan in Jan/2018.
The Little Cormorant (Scientific name: Microcarbo niger) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. Slightly smaller than the Indian cormorant it lacks a peaked head and has a shorter beak. Clicked at Udaan Biodiversity Park, Pune in April/2018.
An Oriental White-eye (Scientific name: Zosterops palpebrosus) is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is a resident breeder in open woodland in tropical Asia, east from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, extending to Indonesia and Malaysia. Clicked at Udaan Biodiversity Park, Pune, in April/2018.
Peering at me from the branches above, an Asian Koel (Scientific name: Eudynamys scolopaceus), male. The female was also around, her photo will follow. Clicked at Udaan Biodiversity Park, Pune in April/2018.
Great Egrets (Scientific name: Ardea alba) live in freshwater, brackish, and marine wetlands. During the breeding season they live in colonies in trees or shrubs with other waterbirds. The colonies are located on lakes, ponds, marshes, estuaries and islands. Clicked at Bhigwan in Jan/2018.
The Grey Heron (Scientific name: Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. They are large birds that eat lots of fish, but also small birds and mammals. You can see them by any river or lake. Clicked at Bhigwan in Jan/2018.