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What

Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum

Observer

subhojit

Date

February 5, 2014

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Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) Limosa lapponica

Observer

zeus

Date

April 3, 2014

Description

The adult has blue-grey legs and a very long dark bill with a slight upward curve and pink at the tip. The neck, breast and belly are unbroken brick red in breeding plumage, off white in winter. The back is mottled grey. It was shown in 2007 to undertake the longest non-stop flight of any bird. Birds in New Zealand were tagged and tracked by satellite to the Yellow Sea in China. According to Dr. Clive Minton (Australasian Wader Studies Group) "The distance between these two locations is 9,575 kilometres (5,950 mi), but the actual track flown by the bird was 11,026 kilometres (6,851 mi). This was the longest known non-stop flight of any bird. The flight took approximately nine days. At least three other Bar-tailed Godwits also appear to have reached the Yellow Sea after non-stop flights from New Zealand.

Better quality pic at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/13891941543/

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Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

rijuche89

Date

July 4, 2012 05:26 PM IST

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Jungle Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

Observer

john11

Date

January 16, 2008

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Corvus macrorhynchos

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What

Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 13, 2014

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Harpactes fasciatus

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What

Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 13, 2014

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Harpactes fasciatus

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Observer

zeus

Date

April 3, 2014

Description

These birds have short legs, long pointed wings and long forked tails. They have short bills, which is an adaptation to aerial feeding. The back and head are brown, and the wings are brown with black flight feathers. The belly is white. The underwings are chestnut. Their most unusual feature of the pratincoles is that although classed as waders they typically hunt their insect prey on the wing like swallows.
Very good views are needed to distinguish this species from other pratincoles, such as the very similar Collared Pratincole, which also has a chestnut underwing, and Black-winged Pratincole which shares the black upperwing flight feathers and lack of a white trailing edge to the wing. These features are not always readily seen in the field, especially as the chestnut underwing appears black unless excellent views are obtained.
Better quality pic at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/13825271604/

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Glareola maldivarum

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What

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

Observer

subhojit

Date

March 2, 2014

Place

westbengal (Google, OSM)

Description

Found in forest, scrub and cultivation across tropical southern Asia from the Himalayas, India and Bangladesh east to Indonesia.The adult White-throated Fantail is about 20 cm long. It has a dark fan-shaped tail, edged in white, and white supercilium and throat. There is otherwise much variation in plumage between races. Most resemble the Himalayan which is mainly slate grey above and below, with a black eye mask, and a white throat and eyebrow, but of Peninsular India has whitish underparts, and a grey breast band that is spotted white.

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What

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Observer

subhojit

Date

March 2, 2014

Description

They have a distinctive white, heart-shaped face rimmed with brown. They have relatively small, dark eyes. Males are usually paler and slightly smaller than females, with white underparts sometimes speckled with black spots; females have cinnamon wash across the breast. The upperparts are yellowish-brown or buffy with a light gray mantle speckled with white spots bordered with black. In flight, the tail and broad, somewhat pointed wings show darker barring. The legs are long and feathered with white nearly to the toes, and the feet and claws are brownish black.

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Tyto alba

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What

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Observer

subhojit

Date

March 2, 2014

Description

Red Wattled Lapwing is a wader.The wings and back are light brown with a purple sheen, but head and chest and front part of neck are black. Prominently white patch runs between these two colours, from belly and tail, flanking the neck to the sides of crown. Short tail is tipped black. A red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long legs are yellow.

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Vanellus indicus

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What

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Observer

subhojit

Date

March 2, 2014

Description

Adult in breeding plumage has grey upperparts with elongated paler feathers on scapulars. Flight feathers are black.The underparts are whitish. The white foreneck is streaked black.White elongated feathers on the breast.On the head, crown, cheeks, chin and neck sides are white.

Can often be seen standing motionless in water or walking along slowly waiting for their prey to swim past.

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Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

Observer

john11

Date

February 17, 2002

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What

Western Crowned Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis

Observer

john11

Date

January 16, 2008

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Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

April 23, 2010

vijaybarve Project curator ID

Acridotheres tristis

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Laughing Turtle-Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

May 17, 2010

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Observer

zeus

Date

September 25, 2013

Place

Ganeshgudi (Google, OSM)

Description

The Malabar Grey Hornbill is a large bird and mid-sized hornbill. Males have a reddish bill with a yellow tip while the females have a plain yellow bill with black at the base of the lower mandible and a black stripe along the culmen. They show a broad whitish superciliary band above the eye running down to the neck. They fly with a strong flap and glide flight and hop around heavily on the outer branches of large fruiting trees.

Better quality pic at : https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/12812133195/

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Observer

zeus

Date

September 23, 2013

Place

Ganeshgudi (Google, OSM)

Description

One of the most beautiful and magnificent birds that I have ever seen. Sadly a near threatened species. The Malabar Pied Hornbill has mainly black plumage apart from its white belly, throat patch, tail sides and trailing edge to the wings. The bill is yellow with a large, mainly black casque. Females have white orbital skin which is not there in case of Males.
During incubation, the female lays two or three white eggs in a tree hole, which is blocked off with a cement made of mud, droppings and fruit pulp. There is only one narrow aperture, just big enough for the male to transfer food to the mother and the chicks. When the chicks have grown too large for the mother to fit in the nest with them, the mother breaks out and rebuilds the wall, after which both parents feed the chicks.

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Observer

rijuche89

Date

December 12, 2013 01:27 PM IST

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What

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Observer

zeus

Date

April 3, 2014

Description

Adults are 33–36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. Males have a black back, often with greenish gloss. Females' backs have a brown hue, contrasting with the black remiges. In the populations that have the top of the head normally white at least in winter, females tend to have less black on head and neck all year round, while males often have much black, particularly in summer. This difference is not clear-cut, however, and males usually get all-white heads in winter.

The scientific name Himantopus comes from the Greek meaning "strap foot" or "thong foot" - Wikipedia.

Better quality pic at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/satyenmehta/13684438744/

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Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis

Observer

rijuche89

Date

July 14, 2013 11:15 AM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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Observer

rijuche89

Date

March 1, 2014 01:38 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii

Observer

rijuche89

Date

December 24, 2012 12:53 PM IST

Place

Gayeshpur (Google, OSM)

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Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Observer

rijuche89

Date

July 8, 2013 12:17 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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What

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Observer

rijuche89

Date

August 8, 2013 01:02 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

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What

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

April 2, 2014 07:11 AM IST

Description

Crested Serpent Eagle

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 2nd April 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

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Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

April 2, 2014 07:24 AM IST

Description

Oriental White-Eye

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 2nd April 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

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Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

April 2, 2014 07:52 AM IST

Description

Citrine Wagtail

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 2nd April 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

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Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

March 31, 2014 07:14 AM IST

Description

Crested Serpent Eagle

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 31st March 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

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Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 5, 2014

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Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 5, 2014

Description

This Owl is smaller than a House Crow but larger than a Common Myna.

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