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What

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 22, 2011 02:46 PM IST

Description

Only caught a brief glimpse of this bird before realizing I'd wandered away and was late. Drat.

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What

Black Kite Milvus migrans

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011

Description

One of the most common, visible birds in New Delhi. Evenings brought the pleasant irony of watching them fly among the paper kites flying from every roof.

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geckos Family Gekkonidae

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011 09:09 PM IST

Description

These geckos hung around the windows of our hotel at night.

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What

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 10:46 AM IST

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White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011 02:01 PM IST

Description

Delhi was so hot even the birds were struggling to stay cool.

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What

Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 10:50 AM IST

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What

Genus Curcuma Genus Curcuma

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 10:54 AM IST

Description

Zingiberaceae? Completely at a loss for tropical plants.

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Indian flying fox Pteropus giganteus

Observer

kueda

Date

August 25, 2011 08:13 AM IST

Description

While searching for Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary, a small forested wetland at the north end of Ernakulam, this guy approached me and exhorted me to follow him to "many birds." The birds ended up being giant bats (I may have misheard him), which was just fine by me. Thanks, Basil!

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Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 11:10 AM IST

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Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 08:54 AM IST

Description

First bird of the day was a good one, though we never got that close.

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What

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 11:12 AM IST

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What

Openbill Stork Anastomus oscitans

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 09:06 AM IST

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Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 11:23 AM IST

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Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 09:12 AM IST

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White-browed Wagtail Motacilla madaraspatensis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 11:35 AM IST

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Genus Nephila Genus Nephila

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 09:26 AM IST

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Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011 02:01 PM IST

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What

Sri Lanka Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 09:50 AM IST

Description

Definitely one of the highlights of the trip. We asked the guide if we could see them, so at one point we stopped, and he jumped into the woods for 5 mins, found some, and lead us back to them. We literally stood there looking at them for 5 minutes before we were able to see them. Insanely well camouflaged. Many thanks to Sudeesh for being such a great guide.

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What

mantids Order Mantodea

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 11:59 AM PDT

Description

Scuttled around like a beetle. Never seen a mantis move that fast!

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What

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011 02:14 PM IST

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What

Planthoppers Superfamily Fulgoroidea

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 10:06 AM IST

Description

Giant planthopper nymph! Did not have time to stick around and get good shots, but pretty crazy.

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What

White-cheeked Barbet Psilopogon viridis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 12:17 PM IST

Description

Did actually get many semi-acceptable shots of this common bird. I'll take what I can get.

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What

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus [inactive]

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011 02:23 PM IST

Description

It's sort of impossible to tell from this photo, but I'm pretty sure this was a female Asian Koel

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What

Hump-nosed Moccasin Hypnale hypnale

Observer

kueda

Date

August 28, 2011 10:18 AM IST

Description

My only snake of the trip. A bunch of guys were checking it out on the side of the road. It was curled up on the burl of a tree, perhaps waiting out the rain storm.

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Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011 07:08 AM IST

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Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris

Observer

kueda

Date

August 31, 2011 02:39 PM IST

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Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

Observer

kueda

Date

August 23, 2011 06:52 AM IST

Description

Palms make great backgrounds. Heard coucals hooting almost everywhere.

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Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Observer

kueda

Date

August 23, 2011 07:07 AM IST

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What

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus

Observer

kueda

Date

August 23, 2011 07:22 AM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Observer

kueda

Date

August 23, 2011 07:31 AM IST
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