“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The White-cheeked Barbet or Small Green Barbet (Scientific name: Megalaima viridis viridis) is a species of barbet found in southern India. These birds are primary cavity nesters, chiseling out the trunk or a vertical branch of tree with a round entry hole. They breed from December to July, sometimes raising two broods. Favoured nest trees in urban areas include gulmohur (Delonix regia) and African tulip (Spathodea campanulata).
Clicked at Trivandrum in Dec/2018.
Pale-billed Flowerpecker or Tickell’s Flowerpecker (Scientific name: Dicaeum erythrorhynchos) has a distinctive pinkished curved beak. It’s rapid chipping call draws one’s attention to its presence. Clicked at Trivandrum in Nov/2018.