Saturday, June 24, 2017

Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)

PC - Harshad Joshi

Indian grey hornbill (Ocyceros birostris) is a common hornbill found on the Indian subcontinent. It is mostly arboreal and is commonly sighted in pairs. It has grey feathers all over the body with a light grey or dull white belly. The horn is black or dark grey with a casque extending to the point of curvature of the horn. It is one of the few hornbill species found in urban areas in many cities where they are able to make use of large trees in avenues.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Rufous bellied woodpecker


The rufous-bellied woodpecker or rufous-bellied sapsucker (Dendrocopos hyperythrus) is a species of bird in the family Picidae. This woodpecker has a habit of making a series of small pits on the bark of trees leading to its being considered an Asiatic member of the sapsuckers in the past. It is found along the Himalayas in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, ranging across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, North Korea, South Korea, Myanmar, Nepal. @ Mandal, Uttarakhand, March 2017.
PC - Vivek Raut
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Black-throated Parrotbill


Shantanu Bhattacharya
Black-throated Parrotbill - "A tiny fidgety bird that flies in small flocks through the mountain bamboo thickets like bullets.and its quite difficult to get it on an open perch. I was lucky that time.
Neora Valley NP, West Bengal."
Canon 60D Sigma 150-500mm. May-2014

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

...More Birds


Flame-throated bulbul, Nelliyampathy, Kerela
PC - Shiny Jose
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Crested bunting, Uttarakhand
PC - Ravi Rajagopal
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White-bellied blue flycatcher
Ganeshgudi, Karnataka
PC - Shantanu Somwanshi
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Alpine accentor
Tungnath,Uttarakhand
PC - Pratik Humnabadkar
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Grey Plover in full breeding plumage at Poshitra, Gujarat, May 2017
PC - Ashok Mashru

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Birds


Ruffous bellied hawk eagle
Western Ghats, Karnataka
PC - Akshay Herale
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Green bee eater, Tadoba, Maharashtra 
PC - Shashank Phadke
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Indian Silverbill 
Aug 2016, Raipur & Environs
PC - Amit Kher
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Changeable Hawk Eagle, 
Kotdwar, Uttarakhand
PC - Sunil Sehgal
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Bar Headed Geese
PC - Govind Vijayakumar

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Kausani Village


Kausani is a hill station and Village situated in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Mount Bandarpunch


Mount Bandarpunch, as seen from Kanatal, Uttarakhand.
(November 2015) PC - Shailesh V.

Bandarpunch is a mountain massif of the Garhwal division of the Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Widely known as Bandarpoonch, which literally means "Tail of the monkey". This is a reference to Hanuman, the monkey god and mighty warrior, who went to its summit to extinguish his tail when it caught fire in the battle alongside King Rama to rescue the Princes Sita from the evil forces of the demon Ravana in Lanka. Bandarpoonch massif has 3 peaks. To the west above Yamnotri is White Peak (6102 m). Almost 5 km east is Bandarpoonch Peak (6316 m) and about 4 km to the north-east of that is Kalanag (6387 m) lit. black serpent, commonly known as Black Peak.

#india #uttarakhand #nature #mountains #bharat #hindustan