Criss-crossing the jungle in search of the tiger, it was birds that we most often came across. I have already written about some of the birds we saw, but there were so many more, that I decided that a photo-post was in order, to show you just how many there are! And these are just the few I managed to capture on camera... there were many, many more, that I didn't.
|Spot Billed Duck|
|Purple Swamphen... a pair.|
|Open Billed Storks|
|Open Billed Stork - a closer look|
|Purple Heron, with an Open Billed Stork|
|Black Headed Ibis|
|Black Headed Ibis, Egret and Black Ibis|
There were other birds too, though we hardly stopped for any.... our driver and guide were always in a rush to show us the tiger! Here are those we did stop for... or saw while we waited for the tiger!!
|Male Asian Paradise Flycatcher. |
There were so many of these around, it was fascinating to see the long white tail as it flew amidst the trees...
|Juvenile Male Asian Paradise Flycatcher|
|Golden Oriole. |
These were also plentiful, teasing us with a golden glimpse every now and then. Their cousins, the Black Hooded Orioles were also around, but I didn't manage to get a capture.
|I know this isnt a sparrow, but I can't identify it. Can you help?|
|Some kind of Duck.. Any help with the identification?|
|Indian Roller and Rufous Treepie|
|Black - Naped Monarch Flycatcher. |
This tiny bird (about the size of a sparrow or just slightly bigger, proved remarkably tough to capture. It was only cause we waited for almost an hour at the pond that I managed this blurry photo!
|White Bellied Drongo.|
There were so many of these around, I was so surprised I had never seen them before!!
Among the birds we couldn't identify was this pigeon we saw, at a water hole. It was bigger than the usual ones, as you can see from this pic, where you can see how much bigger it is than a Bulbul....
Here is a better view...
|Can you help me identify this bird?|
The Changeable Hawk Eagles we spotted were so impressive that they deserve a post to themselves. Then, there are other birds we saw that I have written about here. But these were just a few of the many birds we saw. The purpose of this post is twofold. Firstly, for me to remember which birds we saw, and yes, also to show you... and second, to show you just how much life there is, in the jungle, just waiting to be seen!!! I just hope you remember that, the next time you visit a jungle!
This post is part of my series on my #summertrip 2015, and I hope to take you along with me as I recount stories from my month long trip, which took me across the country. To get an idea of all the places I visited, and what you can hope to read about, click here.
- On Tadoba
- On the Summer Trip