Yellow eyed Babbler

A skulker of a bird that is seen in the bushes mostly. Once in a while it will pop up to the top of the bush and then dive back to join others in the group. This image was made at one such instance when we waited patiently in the grassland to see one emerge on top of the bush.

Zitting Cisticola

A tiny bird found in the grasslands and is fairly distributed. They mainly feed on insects and their breeding season is associated with the onset of the monsoon. There are about eighteen geographical races of Zitting Cisticola and the sexes look very similar. The species is classified as least concern as per IUCN.

Brahminy Kite Portrait

It was one of those days when we could approach this beautiful raptor up close and take some real close portraits. Just like black kite brahminy kite is also a scavenging bird feeding on dead fish and crabs by the rivers / lakes and ponds. This bird finds a place in the Hindu mythology as Garuda

Cattle Egret – Breeding plummage

The cattle egret in marriage dress – Breeding plumage.  Cattle egret is mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. During the breeding season, cattle egret develops orange-buff plumes on the back, breast and crown, and the bill, legs and irises become red.

Brahminy Kite Juv

Just like black kite brahminy kite is also a scavenging bird feeding on dead fish and crabs by the rivers / lakes and ponds. This bird finds a place in the Hindu mythology as Garuda. Unlike the adult the Juvenile lacks the distinct white head and the markings.
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