Sunday, January 12, 2020

Indian Birds Common And Overlooked

Naturalists and guides that is most of them ignore common, plain and simple life forms during the excursions in the tiger reserves and National Parks. These avian species are not tragetted but nevertheless thay are a novelty for overseas visitors and for those from different regions of India.  While some are exceptionally adorned by virtue of a magical melange others lack in the dazzling mix of pigments. Nevertheless pipits and warblers subcscribe to plain category but are mind boggling, confusing and difficult to identify in one go.  

These images have been captured at Kanha National Parks during tiger safaris with guests most  who have come from overseas. 

Birders all over the World rejoice in watching and identifying resident and mgratory avian and some aim to photograph them to acheive excellence. But if you are an avid birder and do not have resources for costly equipments which deliver engaging images and captivate. 

While on excursions in the forests engage your clients with these birds as well and diminish the tiger chase. 

Peahen

Plain Prinia

Spotted Dove

Cattle Egret

Grey Hornbill
Black Stork

Pied Bushchat Female

Stone Chat

Little Cormorant

White Throated Kingfisher



Grey Wagtail - Migrant 

Crested Hawk Eagle
Cotton Pygmy Goose
Crested Serpent Eagle
Pond Heron 
Alexandrine Parakeet
Lesser Adjutant Stork
Spotted Dove
Common Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Indian Scops Owl

Brown Shrike

Images Uday Patel
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I work as naturalist/birder at Kanha National Park in Central India.
I also provide Social Media Marketing & SEO along with website contents. 
My Contact: 9755089323
pateluday90@hotmail.com

Friday, November 29, 2019

Indian Bird Pictures - Kanha Tiger Reserve

White Eyed Buzzard

Juvenile White Rumped Vulture 

Great Tit

Malabar Pied Hornbill

Sirkeer Malkoha

Orange Headed Ground Thrush (White Cheeked)

Yellow Footed Green Pigeon

Wooly Necked Stork

Lesser Adjutant Stork

Jungle Owlet


Issabelle Shrike

Little Egret

Crested Hawk Eagle

King Vulture

Brahminy Myna

Black Stork

Blue Capped Rock Thrush

Common Iora

Spotted Owlet

White Throated Kingfisher

Shikra

Tawny Bellied Babbler

India is not only a land of tigers it is a land of avian as well and fantastic species at that. Though Kanha National Park is well known for its tigers it is no less a destination for birding in India. In fact it is a fantastic hot spot for bird watching in Madhya Pradesh. 

Though not popular for winter migrants and wetland birds it is a place for watching Central Indian forest species that abound here. With the help of an able birding guide a fairly large number of avian can be check listed.   

For enthusiasts a medium range lens is more than enough while binoculars work perfectly here. Spotting scope is of little help in the dense canopy. In a three night stay one can chalk out more than hundred species but the more the better. 

Kanha National Park offers equal opportunity to see avian and wild mammals like the tiger in India. Winter is the best time to watch our feathered bipeds but do not forget that summers are equally exciting to watch the spectacular residents thanks to thinning canopy and ensuing breeding season. Overseas visitors should be aware of heat in the summers and should consume lot of liquids.

Here below is an amateur effort to highlight some common birds of the park using an amateur camera and lens. These picture where taken in various seasons but primarily in winters.

Common Kestrel

Black Rumped Flameback

Pied Bush Chat Female

Common Stone Chat Female
Honey Buzzard
Crested Tree Swift
Indian Roller
Juvenile Serpent Eagle
Large Cuckoo Shrike

Pied Bushchat Male 

Crested Serpent Eagle

Grey Wagtail

Cotton Pygmy Goose

Pond Heron

Little Cormorant
Black Stork

Brain Fever Bird Female


Lesser Adjutant Stork

Spotted Dove

Brown Headed Barbet
Though some of the images are average the aim is to showcase birds at Kanha National Park and not my skills as a photographer.
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I work as naturalist/birder at Kanha National Park in Central India.
I also provide Social Media Marketing & SEO along with website contents. 
My Contact: 9755089323
pateluday90@hotmail.com