Birdspotting - India

Birdspotting - India

The Common Myna ( Acridotheres tristis ) spotted at the HBCSE campus on 18/8/2019.


What all birds you observed in the HBSCE campus @akshitha

The greater coucal or crow pheasant
Scientific name: centropus sinensis
Conservation status: least concern
Location : Behind the cube lab HBCSE.


Doves, crows, greater coucals and mynahs were the most widely seen. I didn’t get the time to stay and birdwatch and so these were all I could notice. :sweat_smile:

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Indian Pond Heron ( Ardeola grayii ) at Thiruvankulam, Kochi, Kerala on 14/8/2019.


The forest wagtail or Dendronanthus indicus spotted in Thiruvankulam, Kochi, Kerala on 22/8/2019.

It has a distinctive plumage that sets it apart from other wagtails and has the habit of wagging its tail sideways unlike the usual up and down movements of the other wagtail species.


Great initiative!
Reference please! @greesh

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Thankyou sir :smile:
References for identification:

The Book of Indian Birds, 13th edition Oxford University Press, 2002.
Salim Ali
ISBN 0195665236

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Terpsiphone paradisi or the Indian paradise flycatcher female spotted on 27/8/2019 at Thiruvankulam, Kochi, Kerala.

Males have elongated central tail feathers, and a black and rufous plumage in some populations, while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. Hence identified as female.

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