Sunday, July 21, 2013

Common Babblers @ Bhopal

Common Babblers small, slim babbler with a long tail which is conspicious.

They are vociferous, found in groups of 6 - 20, in picture, seen at Shahpura lake of Bhopal

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


White necked stork near Bhadbhada, in Bhopal

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wagtail on Zen !

Wagtail on Zen's Bonnet !

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rufous tree pie

 long tailed with a loud musical calls and is found in open scrub, agricultural areas, forests and also gardens. It is very adaptable, omnivorous and opportunistic in feeding.

Rufous Backed Shrike

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brahminy Myna on Palash Tree

Brahminy myna on palash tree at kaliasoot in Bhopal

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Little swift

House swift on a wall of house in Nehru Nagar in Bhopal

Friday, March 18, 2011

Blog to mark World House Sparrow Day has set up a new blog to spread awareness on our oldest friendly bird - house sparrow.

March 20 which is holi in India also marks second World House Sparrow day - a day on their name to raise concern on declining population of sparrows in Bhopal. The blog address is :

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Little ringed plover

Little ringed plover near a pond in Hoshangabad

Oriental Magpie Robin at Kolar

Oriental Magpie Robin female and male at Swarn Jayanti Park, Kolar Road, Bhopal

Distinctive black and white pesserine birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously.  Common birds in urban gardens of Bhopal and can be sited and recognised by their song call.

Shikra, the small raptor

Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small raptor of the family Accipitridae. It is found in the range of habitats like forests, farmland and urban areas. Word shikra or shikara  means hunter in the Hindi language.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Plum headed parakeet

Plum headed parakeet on electric wires at Kaliasoot in Bhopal

Friday, March 4, 2011

Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail at Kanha

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hoope, colourful bird

Hoope clicked at Kaliasoot

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tamia Birds

I was at Tamia in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh recently and had clicked few pics of birds, have a look...

Crested Bunting
 Black shouldered kite

Egyptian vulture

Gold fronted Chloropsis

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Meeting in progress

Red vented bulbuls in Bhopal

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bee eater

Bee eater at Bhopal

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Osprey - sitting at the fence, a long shot taken at Van Vihar, Bhopal

Grey heron

At avairy section in Van Vihar, Bhopal

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Indian Silverbills

Indina Silverbills clicked on the way to Hallali Dam in Vidisha !

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

On the go - Rudy Shelduck !

On the go ! Rudy Shelduck, pictured at Bhopal's van vihar, whizzing away from the camera !

Little ringed plover

Pictured at Bhopal's Van Vihar

Great cormorants on trees of Van Vihar

Finally one can see flocks of large cormorants on the trees of Bhopal's Van Vihar......

Monday, January 3, 2011

Whistling teals !

Painted stork with whistling teals

Painted stork with whistling teals enjoying the sun on a chilly January morning !

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New year images

Indian Silverbills kissing and Lesser whistling teals cuddling together !

Friday, December 31, 2010

Small minivets !

Pic @ Anil/ Van Vihar/ Bhopal/ Dec, 2010

The Small Minivets are common resident breeding bird in scrubs and jungle area.  The Small Minivet is 16 cm long with a strong dark beak and long wings. The male differs from most other common minivets by having grey, not glossy black, upperparts and head, and orange underparts, fading to yellow on the belly, orange tail edges, rump and wing patches. The female is grey above, with yellow underparts (including the face), tail edges, rump and wing patches. There is much racial variation.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Rufous tailed lark bird pictured in Kaliasoot

Blue flycatcher

The Tickell's Blue Flycatcher is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family clicked at Bhopal.
This is an insectivorous species which breeds in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. They are blue on the upperparts and the throat and breast are rufous. They are found in dense scrub to forest habitats.  The Tickell's Blue Flycatcher breeds in dry forest, scrub, bamboo and gardens. The metallic song of the bird includes a series of clicks followed by five or six notes that end abruptly.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Winter Vistors of Bhopal !

Pictures of Rudy shelduck and painted stork which are sited mainly during winters in Bhopal. Down the years Bhopal has witnessed decline in migratory visitors ...... climate change could be one reason (the easy one to state) but neverthless growth in number of mobile towers in the city and decline in Bhopal wetlands due to huge construction actvitity happening in the city contributes to this decline...!!!

Rudy shelduck and river tern at kaliasoot

Painted stork at Van Vihar

Grey Backed Shrike

The Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus) is a species of  bird in the laniidae family. It is found in India, Bamgladesh, China, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Picture clicked at Kaliasoot, in Bhopal.