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The birds of Bandhavgarh

Though it poured for 3 days of our stay in Bandhavgarh, we still saw a lot of interesting things on our safaris, and within the grounds of Nature Heritage Resort where we stayed. I'm just going to put up the birds that I was able to click (my friends Karthik, Manjula, Nitin and Sharmila, who were all carrying DSLRs, definitely got more, and better shots!). Let me start with the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, a flaunty beauty which was a lifer for me.

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Our list was 125 species of birds, from the 1st to the 4th of March...here's my list on eBird

click here

Go on to the next friend's post if birds bore you, because here they come...



Booted Eagle, near Chennai, from the train, 270215:

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010315 (pouring rain and low light!):

Himalyan Griffon (I don't know if this is now called a Himalyan Vulture or a Griffon Vulture):

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Long-billed Vulture (the kind that we are now seeing only in single digits (often, 1 or 2) in Ramnagara, Karnataka)

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On the 3rd, this one cranes (sorry for the bad pun) its neck for a better view:

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Woolly-necked Stork:

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Alexandrine Parakeet:

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Indian Roller:

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Painted Spurfowl:

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Red-headed Vulture:

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Indian Hoopoe:

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Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (you can see the chestnut-coloured shoulder!)

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The peacock (yes, it's the male...and they were all over the place!)

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020315:

Red Junglefowl, from which all our domestic chickens are descended:

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Crested Tree-swift:

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Jungle Owlet:

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Yellow-footed Green Pigeons:

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Preening:



White-eyed Buzzard:

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Black-rumped Flameback:

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On 030315, acting in typical Thrush-fashion, turning over the leaf clutter in the resort:

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With a White-eyed Babbler:

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The Tickell's Blue Flycatcher:

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Plum-headed Parakeet:

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On 030315:

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Wire-tailed Swallow:

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Crested Serpent Eagle:

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030315:

Small Minivet:

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Brown-headed Barbet:

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Lesser Adjutant:

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This Adjutant looks as if it's comtemplating doing something very rude to the Chital :D

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But no, it doesn't!



Coppersmith Barbet:

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Green Bee-eater, eating bee:

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Yellow-wattled Lapwing:

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Black-hooded Oriole:

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Indian Roller:

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Jungle Owlet at sunset:

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Oriental Magpie Robin:

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Changeable Hawk Eagle:

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Common Kingfisher:

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the Greater Coucal:

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Another silhouette of the Greater Racket-tailed Drongo:

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Let me close with a pic of We Who Watch (and me, who Eternally Drinks Chai):

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L to R, Manjula, Sharmila-in-the-jeep, YT, Nitin and Karthik. All looking very happy and satisfied! I hope you enjoyed the birds of Bandhavgarh as much as we did. birds of Bandhavgarh as much as we did.
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