Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Birds of Kerala - A Collection

I`m back after a two month wedding break, and apart from honeymooning, my wife and I have been bird snapping too. Here are the results. Allow me to showcase our collection of -

The Birds of Kerala
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Purple sunbird 
(Cinnyris asiaticus) male

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and female
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Purple-rumped sunbird
(Nectarinia zeylonica)

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Plum headed parakeet male
(Psittacula cyanocephala)


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and female
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White-breasted Waterhen
(Amaurornis phoenicurus)

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Ashy woodswallow
(Artamus fuscus)
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Common kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus)

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Pied Bushchat
(Saxicola caprata)

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Barred Jungle owlet
(Glaucidium radiatum)


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Jungle Babbler
(Turdoides striata)

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Common Tailorbird
(Orthotomus sutorius)

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Brahminy Kite
(Haliastur indus)

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Black-winged Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)

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Brown fish owl (?)
(Ketupa zeylonensis)

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Shikra
(Accipiter badius)

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House crow


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Jungle crow
(Corvus macrorhynchos)

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Bronzed drongo
(Dicrurus aeneus)

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Rufous Treepie
(Dendrocitta vagabunda)
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Plain Flowerpecker
(Dicaeum concolor)

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Greater Racket-tailed Drongo(Dicrurus paradiseus)

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Common Mynah
(Acridotheres tristis)

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Malabar grey hornbill
(Ocyceros griseus)

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Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina)

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Oriental magpie robin
(Copsychus saularis)

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Greater Coucal
(Centropus sinensis)

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Emerald Dove
(Chalcophaps indica)

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Black headed Oriole
(Oriolus larvatus)

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Eurasian golden Oriole female/juvenile
(Oriolus oriolus)

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Pond heron (breeding plumage)
(Ardeola grayii)

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Little egret
(Egretta garzetta)

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Pond heron (Non-breeding plumage)
(Ardeola grayii)
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Cattle egret
(Bubulcus ibis)

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Great Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax carbo)

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White-cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis)

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Asian Koel
(Eudynamys scolopacea)

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White-rumped Munia
(Lonchura striata)

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Red-rumped swallow
(Cecropis daurica)
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Ruby-throated bulbul
(Pycnonotus gularis)

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Scarlet minivet male
(Pericrocotus flammeus)

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and female
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Malabar Trogon female
(Harpactes fasciatus)

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Indian Peacock
(Pavo cristatus)

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Blue tailed bee-eater (?)
(Merops philippinus)
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Indian Roller
(Coracias benghalensis)

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Unknown


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Yellow-browed Bulbul
(Iole indica)

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Red-whiskered Bulbul
(Pycnonotus jocosus)
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Red-vented bulbul
(Pycnonotus cafer)

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Malabar whistling thrush
(Myophonus horsfieldii)

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Stork-billed kingfisher
(Pelargopsis capensis)
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Golden-backed Woodpecker
(Dinopium benghalense)

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White breasted Kingfisher
(Halcyon smyrnensis)

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…and that's a selection of 2 months worth of bird snapping in Kerala

...and if this catches your eye and you wish to know more about birding in Kerala, check out this link.


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