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Red-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus cafer

© Askar Isabekov | 2015-01-10 | Camp Melieu. Uttarakhand.

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2020-07-02. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Large Grey Babbler, Pied Cuckoo.

2020-07-01. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Grey Wagtail, Long-Billed Pipit.

2020-06-30. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Indian Peafowl, Grey-Headed Canary-Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher.

2020-06-29. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Plain Prinia.

2020-06-28. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Indian Silverbill, Large Grey Babbler.

2020-06-24. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Oriental Magpie-Robin.

2020-06-23. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Green Bee-Eater, Purple Sunbird.

2020-06-22. Dr.Jayaprakash V: White-Cheeked Barbet.

2020-06-21. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Ashy Woodswallow.

2020-06-20. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Orange Minivet.

2020-06-18. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Shikra, Nilgiri Flycatcher.

2020-06-16. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Indian Robin.

2020-06-13. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Grey Francolin, White-Breasted Waterhen.

2020-06-10. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Grey-Fronted Green Pigeon.

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recent comments


2020-06-22. to photo # 00010040502 (Indian Blackbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: You are right. Indian Blackbird it is.
Thank you.

Jp


2020-05-30. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Аскар Исабеков: that's description of nigropileus subspecies male. Please look to my photo of Indian Blackbird taken in Munnar (photo).


2020-05-30. to photo # 00060009001 (Indian Courser)

Аскар Исабеков: Dear Dr.Jayaprakash V, could you please publish photos of different dates and places in different series, because as you know birds can look different in different seasons. Thank you for sharing your nice photos!


2020-05-28. to photo # 00060012101 (Garganey)

Аскар Исабеков: Garganey


2020-05-24. to photo # 00060009001 (Indian Courser)

Аскар Исабеков: My dream


2020-05-19. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you for the suggestion!I found this in Birds of Indian Subcontinent, Grimmet & Inskipp Indian Blackbird “ ....(Males) have brownish slate-grey upper parts with darker brown to blackish crown and ear coverts resulting in capped effect....” [....]


2020-05-18. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Аскар Исабеков: Dark orange bill and orange eye-ring indicate to Indian Blackbird (Turdus simillimus) in my opinion.


2020-05-15. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: I think it is Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Experts please help with the ID.

Thanks,

Jp


2020-05-09. to photo # 00060005401 (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)

Аскар Исабеков: i deleted duplicate image


2020-05-03. to photo # 00060005401 (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: I posted the same image twice by mistake. And I do not know how to delete a post. Please help!


2020-05-01. to photo # 00060003601 (Eurasian Buzzard)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives - under lock down :-(


2020-04-28. to photo # 00060003301 (Slaty-Legged Crake)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives. We are under strict lock down :-(


2020-04-25. to photo # 00010005804 (Ashy Woodswallow)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Typical example of biting more than one can chew !


2020-04-24. to photo # 00060003102 (Purple Sunbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Male.


2020-04-24. to photo # 00060003101 (Purple Sunbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Female; Juvenile


2020-04-17. to photo # 00010038201 (Palani Laughing-Thrush)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Seeing this for the first time. TFS!


2020-04-16. to photo # 00060001801 (Greater Coucal)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you, Askar, for the clarification!

Jp


2020-04-12. to photo # 00060001801 (Greater Coucal)

Askar Isabekov: parroti is a subspecies (race) of Great Coucal. Lists of species of Birds of India (Wiki, Avibase) don't contain Southern Coucal as the full species. I agree to you, bird in your photo shows lack of rufous in mantle, it's a feature of parroti race. In [....]


2020-04-09. to photo # 03360032401 (Ashy-headed Green-Pigeon)

Dibyendu Ash: How to rule out Thick-billed: No red bill base; rule out pin-tailed: Note the tail; Orange-breasted: note the rump, no gray tail


2020-04-09. to photo # 00060001801 (Greater Coucal)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: I am not sure about the classification. To me this is Southern Coucal (C.(sinensis)parroti)Greater Coucal ( C.sinensis) is a resident of Pakistan, Himalayan foothills, northern Gangetic plains and Bangladesh, according to Grimmet & Inskipp.But I could [....]


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Best photos of the month

rare birds records


Nilgiri (Scaly) Thrush (Zoothera dauma neilgherriensis)

© Askar Isabekov
2017-12-02
Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.

rare record


Taiga Bean-Goose (Anser fabalis)

© Garg Sudhir
2015-02-14
Mangalsar Dam ( Mansarover) Tehla Village, Alwar Dist, Rajasthan, India

Very rare winter visitor.

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recent video

2020-04-14. Hoopoe (Dr.Jayaprakash V).

2020-04-10. Indian Silverbill (Dr.Jayaprakash V).

2020-03-30. Large Grey Babbler (Dr.Jayaprakash V).

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unidentified birds


2020-06-24

Аскар Исабеков: I moved series to unidentified birds

2020-06-15

Вадим Ивушкин: седоголовая овсянка

2020-04-09

Dr.Jayaprakash.V: A warbler. Looks good for a Blyth's Reed Warbler, considering the time and location of sighting.

more unidentified birds...