Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Birds


How many birds can be spotted on a Delhi summer morning?

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrensis)


Indian Robin

Rosy Starlings??

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

House Sparrow

Ashy Prinia

Crested Lark (female)



Purple Sunbird (male)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)


Others in the spotted-but-not-shot category:
  • White-brown Bush Robin (Tarsinger indicus)
  • Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
  • Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)
  • Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops - wonder what the Latin means?!?)
  • Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
  • Indian Swiftlet (Collocalia unicolor)
  • White-rumped Needletail (Zoonavena sylvatica
  • Hume's Owl (Strix butleri) --- not sure: to be confirmed
  • Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
  • Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)
  • Shikra (Accipiter badius)
  • Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
  • House Crow (Crovus splendens)
  • Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica--- not sure: to be confirmed



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