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.
The Jungle Babbler (Scientific name: Turdoides striata) is a member of the family Leiothrichidae found in the Indian subcontinent. They are gregarious birds that forage in small groups of six to ten birds, a habit that has given them the popular name of “Seven Sisters” in urban Northern India. This juvenile was clicked at Calcutta Botanical Gardens, in Jan/2018.
This is the first time a photo taken with my cell phone is making an appearance here. I didn’t have my camera with me and there was this Great Egret (Scientific name: Ardea alba) for the clicking, just waiting, as we sailed past in a boat. Great Egrets are tall, long-legged wading birds with long, S-curved necks and long, dagger-like bills. In flight, the long neck is tucked in and the legs extend far beyond the tip of the short tail. Clicked at Poovar, Trivandrum in March/2018.
The Purple Sunbird (Scientific name: Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small sunbird. Like other sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. This one was clicked at Qurum Park in Muscat in Feb/2018.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.