2020-06-29. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Plain Prinia.
2020-06-24. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Oriental Magpie-Robin.
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.
2020-06-16. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Indian Robin.
2020-06-10. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Grey-Fronted Green Pigeon.
Dr.Jayaprakash V: You are right. Indian Blackbird it is.
Аскар Исабеков: that's description of nigropileus subspecies male. Please look to my photo of Indian Blackbird taken in Munnar (photo).
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!
Аскар Исабеков: Garganey
Аскар Исабеков: My dream
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....” [....]
Аскар Исабеков: Dark orange bill and orange eye-ring indicate to Indian Blackbird (Turdus simillimus) in my opinion.
Dr.Jayaprakash V: I think it is Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Experts please help with the ID.
Аскар Исабеков: i deleted duplicate image
Dr.Jayaprakash V: I posted the same image twice by mistake. And I do not know how to delete a post. Please help!
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives - under lock down :-(
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives. We are under strict lock down :-(
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Typical example of biting more than one can chew !
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Male.
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Female; Juvenile
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Seeing this for the first time. TFS!
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you, Askar, for the clarification!
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 [....]
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
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 [....]
© Askar Isabekov
Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.
© Garg Sudhir
Mangalsar Dam ( Mansarover) Tehla Village, Alwar Dist, Rajasthan, India
2020-04-14. Hoopoe (Dr.Jayaprakash V).
2020-04-10. Indian Silverbill (Dr.Jayaprakash V).
2020-03-30. Large Grey Babbler (Dr.Jayaprakash V).