Sunday, 22 November 2015

Birds of Kabini Nov 2015

We drove to Kabini from Bangalore, recently. The weather was cloudy and pleasant. At certain times when the Sun came out of its hiding, the birds too came out. The sugarcane fields were filled with harvest. Everyone seemed busy even on a cloudy day. Our drive was fantastic!

Kabini has more than 300 species of birds. Winter migrant birds are worth sighting. Most of the birds can be sighted inside the forest; however, public can't wander inside the forest restricted areas; only through the jungle safaris that are arranged by Jungle Lodge resort can we sight the birds inside the forest. Sadly, the safari jeeps don't stop for birds; everyone wants to see only leopards or tigers. :-)

We sighted good amount of birds. We were early to see bar-headed geese; during late Nov/Dec, I am told that these geese visit Kabini. On the boat safari, we saw lovely raptors - Grey Headed Fish Eagle, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peregrine Falcon. Please excuse the quality of some photos. Instead of uploading individual photos, I have made collages; easier to upload. Couldn't click photos of a few birds such as Asian Paradise Flycatcher.  I have also documented sighted of wild life during our jeep safari at Kabini.

Thanks to Anup Dutt and Divya for helping us ID a few birds!

List of birds sighted:

  1. Asian Paradise Flycatcher
  2. Black Drongo
  3. Ashy Drongo
  4. Plum-headed Parakeet
  5. Rose-ringed Parakeet
  6. White-breasted Waterhen
  7. Coot
  8. Spot-billed Duck
  9. Purple Waterhen
  10. Darter
  11. Snake Bird
  12. Red Wattled Lapwing
  13. Oriental Magpie Robin
  14. Purple-rumped Sunbird
  15. Purple Sunbird
  16. Grey Wagtail
  17. Forest Wagtail
  18. White-browed Wagtail
  19. White-throated Fantail
  20. Bushchat
  21. Bushlark
  22. Jungle Owl
  23. White-browed Bulbul
  24. Red-vented Bulbul
  25. Red-whiskered Bulbul
  26. Egret
  27. Pond Heron
  28. Black-headed Ibis
  29. Black Ibis
  30. Kite
  31. Brahminy Kite
  32. Black-shouldered Kite
  33. Osprey
  34. Peregine Falcon
  35. Grey-headed Fish Eagle
  36. Oriental Honey Buzzard
  37. Crested Serpent Eagle
  38. Greater Coucal
  39. Long-tailed Shrike
  40. Brown Shirke
  41. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
  42. Chestnut-tailed Starling
  43. Brahminy Starling
  44. Spotted Dove
  45. Golden Oriole
  46. Common Kingfisher
  47. White-throated Kingfisher
  48. Pied Kingfisher
  49. Peacock
  50. Purple Heron
  51. Grey Heron
  52. Greater Cormorant
  53. Sand piper
  54. Black-winged Stilt
  55. Barn Swallow
  56. Egrets
  57. Malabar Pied Hornbill
  58. Painted Stork
  59. Spoonbills
  60. Bava weaver
  61. Pipit
  62. Bee Eater
  63. Sparrow
  64. Scaly-breasted Munia
  65. Tri Colored Munia
  66. Indian Roller
  67. Asian Palm Swift
  68. Asian Koel
  69. Asian Openbill
  70. Little Ringed Plover
  71. Ashy Prinia
  72. Grey Jungle Fowl
  73. Plain Flower Pecker

If any of the bird ID is incorrect, please let me know.

Here are the collages.