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Malabar Pied Hornbills, Dandeli, 20 and 211110

Dandeli has several varieties of

HORNBILLS;

though we did see the Malabar Grey, the majority of our sightings were the

MALABAR PIED HORNBILL:


m p hrnbl 201110




We saw them every where; in the mist:

Photobucket

In the sunshine:


2 hrnbills 201110

In a romantic mood:

loving hornbills

as silhouettes:


hornbill silhouettes

I got a hornbill in flight:

hornbill flight

Here's a short video of them:







here

is a lovely action story of the Malabar Grey Hornbill, taken on a previous visit to the Dandeli Timber Camp!


Hornbills are majestic birds, and it was a pleasure to renew my acquaintance with them!

And here's the birds-and-others list from Dandeli:





Babbler, Dark-fronted
Babbler, Jungle
Barbet, Brown-headed
Barbet, Coppersmith
Barbet, White-cheeked
Bee-Eater, Chestnut-headed
Bee-Eater, Small Green
Bulbul-Yellow-browed
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-Whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Indian
Buzzard, Oriental Honey
Coot, Common
Cormorant, Great
Cormorant, Indian
Cormorant, Little
Coucal, Greater
Crow, Large-billed
Cuckoo, Common Hawk
Darter, Oriental
Dove, Eurasian Collar
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Drongo, Bronze
Drongo, White-bellied
Drongo,Black
Drongo,Greater Racket-tailed
Duck,Lesser Whistling
Eagle,Lesser Fishing
Eagle, Greater Spotted
Eagle, Grey-headed Fishing
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Intermediate
Egret,Little
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed (Tickell's)
Flowerpecker, Thick-billed
Flycactcher, Asian Paradise
Flycatcher, Asian Brown
Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue (heard)
Flycatcher, Verditer
Flycatcher, White-browed Fantail (Krishna)
Flycatcher-Shrike, Bar-winged
Fulvetta, Brown-cheeked (Quaker Babbler..heard)
Garganey
Grebe, Little
Harrier, Western Marsh
Heron, Pond
Heron,Purple
Hornbill, Malabar Grey
Hornbill, Malabar Pied
Ibis, Black-headed
Iora, Common
Kestrel, Common
Kingfisher, Pied
Kingfisher, Small Blue
Kingfisher, Stork-billed
Kingfisher, White-breasted
Kite, Black
Kite, Brahminy
Koel, Asian
Lapwing, Red-wattled
Leafbird, Blue-winged
Leafbird, Golden-fronted
Martin, Dusky Crag
Munia, Black-headed
Munia, Scaly-breasted
Mynah, Common
Mynah, Hill
Mynah, Jungle
Nuthatch, Velvet-fronted
Oriole, Black-naped
Oriole, Eurasian Golden
Parakeet, Plum-headed
Parakeet, Rose-ringed
Parrot, Vernal Hanging
Peafowl, Indian
Pied Flycatcher-shrike
Pigeon, Blue Rock
Pigeon, Yellow-footed Green
Pipit,Paddyfield
Prinia, Jungle
Prinia, Plain
Robin, Indian
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Roller, Indian
Sandpiper, Common
Shama, White-rumped (heard)
Shikra
Shrike, Brown
Shrike, Long-tailed
Silverbill, Indian
Sparrow, House
Spoonbill, Eurasian
Starling, Brahminy
Starling, Chestnut-tailed
Stork, Woolly-necked
Sunbird, Crimson-backed
Sunbird, Purple
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Red-rumped
Swallow, Wire-tailed
Swift, House
Tailorbird, Common
Tern, Little
Tern, River
Thrush, Malabar Whistling (heard)
Tit, Black-lored
Tit, Great
Treepie, Rufous
Wagtail, Grey
Wagtail, Pied
Wagtail, Yellow
Warbler, Blyth's Reed
Warbler, Greenish Leaf
Waterhen, White-breasted
Weaver, Baya
White-eye, Oriental
Woodpecker, Brown-capped Pygmy
Woodpecker, Greater Flameback
Woodshrike, Common

Un id Raptor

Butterflies:


Blue, Gram
Blue, Grass
Blue, Pea
Birdwing,Southern
Bush Brown, Common
Bush Brown, Evening
Bush Brown, Glad-eye
Cerulean, Common
Coster, Tawny
Crow, Common
Crow, Double-banded
Count, Grey
Grass Yellow,Spotless
Grass Yellow,Three-Spot
Eggfly, Danaid
Emigrant, Common
Emigrant, Mottled
Jezebel,Common
Mormon, Blue
Nawab, Common
Nigger, Common
Pansy,Chocolate
Pansy, Grey
Pansy, Peacock
Pansy, Yellow
Pierrot, Red
Psyche
Rose, Common
Rose, Crimson
Tiger,Blue
Tiger, Common
Tiger, Glassy
Tiger, Striped

Mammals

Bat, Fruit
Chital
Deer, Mouse
Langur, Black-faced
Macaque, Bonnet
Mongoose, Stripe-necked
Sambar
Squirrel, Three-striped Palm
Squirrel, Malabar Giant


Dragonflies and Damselflies

Clubtail. Common
Dart, Coromandel Marsh
Dartlet, Blue Grass
Dartlet, Golden
Glider, Crimson Marsh
Jewel, Ditch
Picturewing, Common
Skimmer, BlackGround
Skippers, un id
Swift, Rice

Assorted Crickets, Grasshoppers and Moths (about whose names I have no clue!)

Assorted Frogs (incl Indian Bushfrog) and one Toad (again, same thing!)




That's what constitutes a great trip!
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