Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Purple Heron


The purple heron is a large bird, 78–97 cm (31–38 in) in length with a standing height from 70 to 94 cm (28 to 37 in) and a 120–152 cm (47–60 in) wingspan.[2][3] However, it is slender for its size, weighing only 0.5–1.35 kg (1.1–3.0 lb).[4] It is somewhat smaller than the grey heron, from which it can be distinguished by its darker reddish-brown plumage, and, in adults, darker grey back. It has a narrower yellow bill, which is brighter in breeding adults. The most similarly-coloured heron is the Goliath heron, which is considerably larger.

Reference  -- Wiki pedia      Photo == 1st Aug. 2015 Yamuna Bio-Diversity Park Delhi

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


GARGANEY Pair=====The adult male is unmistakable, with its brown head and breast with a broad white crescent over the eye. The rest of the plumage is grey, with loose grey scapular feathers It has a grey bill and legs. In flight it shows a pale blue speculum with a white border. When swimming it will show prominent white edges on its tertials. His crown (anatomy) is dark and face is reddish-brown.[4]
Some care is needed in separating the brown female from the similar common teal, but the stronger face markings and more frequent head-shaking when dabbling are good indicators. Confusion with the female of the blue-winged teal is also possible, but the head and bill shape is different, and the latter species has yellow legs. Pale eyebrow, dark eye line, pale lore spot bordered by a second dark line.[4]
These birds feed mainly by skimming rather than upending.
The male has a distinctive crackling mating call; the female is rather silent for a female duck, but can manage a feeble quack.
Garganey are rare breeding birds in the British Isles, with most breeding in quiet marshes in Norfolk and Suffolk. In Ireland a few pairs now breed in Wexford, with occasional breeding elsewhere.
The garganey is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies. The status of the garganey on the IUCN Red List is Least Concern.[1]           Ref       Wikipedia          
===========================================   Photo ----  Yamuna Bio Diversity  , Delhi    March 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


 Sarus=== The state bird of UP ,sometimes visit delhi. Nowdays the agricultural areas are shrinking day by day. I have seen Sarus in North West Delhi in 2013. Now a resedential colony has emerged there.. I lost the hope to see it again in Delhi so I was delighted and surprised to see the Sarus Pair in wetland of Najafgarh Drain. The sarus pair was also on alert mode for some time ,later on they preferred to give shot .===  June 1st Week 2015, Delhi
 सारस == एक सुन्दर लाल टांगो वाला,लाल सिर ऊंचाई लगभग १५५ सेंटीमीटर ,हमेशा जोड़ो और समूहों में रहनेवाला दलदली,गीले खेतो में कीट, वनस्पति,सृसर्प खानेवाला,, कभी कभी दिल्ली में दिख जाता है ,तो आप सहज ही मेरे आनंद को समझ सकते है , यह जोड़ा नजफगढ़ के जल -प्लावित ,गीले क्षेत्र  में भोजन की तलाश और एकांत का आनंद ले रहे थे।  मुझे देख कर ससंकित हुए फिर बेपरवाह हो गए , खेती  ,मानव और सरस का गहरा सम्बन्ध है , सरस अपने घोसले जलप्लावित क्षेत्र ,सरकंडों ऊँची घासों  वाले क्षेत्र में बनता है } यह उत्तरप्रदेश का राजकीय पक्ष्छी  है।  पहले दिल्ली में आसानी से खेतो ,जल वाले इलाको में दिख जाता था ,पर  अब आबादी का विस्तार खेओ को निगल गया है ,सारस  यमुना के प्रदूषित और खेती के जमीनो के लगभग ख़त्म होने से दिल्ली से रूठ गया है.|  आप की प्रतिक्रिया क्या है ==== नजफगढ़ दिल्ली ,जून पहल सप्ताह २०१५

Greater Flamingo

 Greater Flamingo stay for sometime near Najafgarh Drain. If U wish Go to Sector 107 Gurgaon, just cross the small bridge connecting to Delhi ,take left side road of bund.  U may be lucky to find Flemingo,buzzars,woolynecked stork, black necked stork,and many species.  == Phot June 7, 2015, Najafgarh Delhi.
बड़ा हँसावर == साल में गुजरते हुए नजफगढ़ नाले जो रावता  की तरफ जाने वाले नहर के किनारे बने सड़क पर धीरे धीरे बढ़ते जाए , के खूबसूरत पंछी मिल जाएंगे , कभी योग करते हुए ,कभी लुकाछिपी खेलते हुए , कभी एक दुसरे से रूठे हुए ,== दो फोटो सिर्फ पहेली के रूप में है जिनमे आपको संख्या बतानी है ( प्रथम , द्वित्य को ध्यान से देखे ) ==== तस्वीर   जून प्रथम सप्ताह , नजफगढ़ , दिल्ली

Monday, June 29, 2015

Red Avadvat

Red Avadvat  == in Hindi (Lal Munia) is a beautful birds ,like to live near wet land or River bodies, found almost all over India, nesting in bushes, sugarcane fields, eats grass seeds, call so sweet that due to its color and sound it is  traded (illegally). The red color on full body is just coming by July 100%  reddish male could be seen near Yamuna bank== Photo near Yamuna Bank Delhi , April 2015            लाल मुनिया एक गोरिया से थोरी छोटी, नर गहरे लाल रंग के पंखो और सफ़ेद बूंदी के साथ लाल चोंच वाला पछी नदियों ,दलदली ,सरकंडो वाले इलाके में मिल सकता है जैसे दिल्ली में यमुना के किनारे ,घोसले सरकंडो ,झरीदार छोटे वृक्षों ,गन्ने के खेतो में गन्नो के पत्ती और टंडल की जगह पर ,भोजन में घास के बीज प्रिय हैं , यह फोटो जवान होते नर काअप्रैल का है ,जुलाई तक पुरे पंख सुर्ख लाल रंगों और सफ़ेद बूंदी में लिए होंगे ,ऐसे चित्र इस्सी ब्लॉग में पहले पोस्ट कर चूका हूँ , देखे और महसूस करे ,दिल्ली में देखना हो तो वजीराबाद से ले कर गाँव जगतपुर यमुना किनारे, अगस्त में कोशिश करे सफल होंगे|    हिंदी में लेखन कैसा लगा  अपनी प्रतिक्रिया जरुर दे |

Friday, May 8, 2015

Common Stone Chat

Common Stone chat====  Abird named due to its continiously chatting / Call. Very co operative in giving shot.=    Photo april 2015 , Yamuna Bio diversity. , Delhi

Monday, April 27, 2015


 Blue throat bird known in Hindi as ( Nil kanth lucinia) is a sparrow sized bird. Male as shown in photo is male having the blue throat and  orange 0 shape. Like  to search insects near waterbodies having Elephant grass, sugarcane field , cotton field, grass land.  U may find it in open field of North West ,, North Delhi from Aug to March .  Photo Near Yamuna March 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pheasant tailed jacana

 Phesant tailed Jacana== in Hindi (   Piho)                  )  It was a hot day of April i.e. on 18/04/ 2015. I was returning for home after 4 hours in search of   new species of birds which I could not shot. It was around 4 pm ,I saw this bird  no playing / bathing/ preening wings on leaf of Lotus in the newly bloomed lotus Pond, created by Yamuna Bio diversity Park. The golden /Yellowish color reflects in sun light attracts gives the beauty. There were 3 pheasant tailed Jacana. It was alifer for me . This bird is a summer visitor and I hope that there no will be increased after nesting. Like Water insects, vegetation .    U may see upto Nov 2015 in Delhi.== Photo 18 th April 2015, Yamuna Bio Diversity Park, Delhi

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Redheaded Bunting

Red Headed Bunting=== In Hindi ( Gandam ) the bird is a winter Visitor From Oct- March April. The size of sparrow, beak like Munia and less sighting makes difficult to distinguish it in a group of Baya, Munia.   I was also surprised to see the color on its breast and head, thought something wrong with my eyes. Luckliy I could take 2 Shots and on return checked it in books and internet. The last record of sighting this bird is of 2003- 2004.  I will again try to search this bird in Delhi.==== This is a lifer for this season and Year. Red headed bunting like to search food in open- Cultivated field near water-bodies , rivera Passage migrant (winter.  ), Nesting in Central Asia. The beak is conical, the head is reddish colored ( Male ) . Very difficult to identify female Red headed bunting. === Photo 11 th April 2015, Yamuna Bank village Jagatpur near Yamuna bio diversity Park , Delhi

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Black Francolin

 Black francolin=== In Hindi ( Kala Teetar ) the state bird of Haryana  was once easy to locate in Delhi, but due to large scale of urbanisation and Human population the bird is almost on the verge of extinction in Delhi. During last 4 Years I have seen it once in Pahladpur village (North -West Delhi ) Now U can understand my feeling , excitement when I listened the Call (Cheek-cheek Kirekek )of This bird which forced me to walk nearly 1 Km in search of seeing the face of this beautiful shy bird. I was, able to take some shot. I am thankful to my wife and Vijender singh for their co operation  and help . this bird like to live in moist grass land preferred Elephant Grass\ . Nowdays, farmers burnt these grass to clear demarcation and cultivation. This type of loss of habitation and hunting made this bird  existance at vulnerable stage  in many states  .
=== Photo Near Yamuna Bio Diversity park, bank of Yamuna 12th April 2015,  Delhi

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Yellowfooted Green Pigeon

Yellow footed Green Pigeon== In Hindi ( HARIYAL)  a Green / lemon color bird like to have feed of Fruit berries, Sahtoot, Peepel, Pilkhan , Banyan , Gular. Less klikely to grounded except for drinkig water. Nesting on Tree Branches of Banyan, Semal , Sahtoot. preferred.  This the best time to see it in Delhi. U may find it in Rajghat, Nehru Park, South Avenue, Gole Market, Delhi Zoo, Lodhi Garden , Paschim Vihar, Yamuna Bio Diversity Park, Easy way to find see the Peepel , Banyan , Pilkhan, Semal Trees and U will Find.=== Photo South Avenue near Parliment  March 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Brahmany Duck

 Ruddy Shelduck or Brahmny duck== Known in  Hindi (  Surkhab ) is a winter visitor for Delhi  Size 61-67 cm., like to move in pairs or group of 6-12, like to move near bank of river in search of  vegetation, fish,prawn, shell. Calls" AANG, AANG". ==  Photo 15 Feb 2015, Yamuna Bio-Diversity Park Delhi

Friday, March 20, 2015

Black-necked Stork

Black-necked Stork===  In Hindi  ((  Loha-Sarang laklak ) Less no all over India because it require high trees for nesting, unfortunately Big/ high Trees are being cut for commercial purposes,widening of roads which made it Vulnerable.Identification mark===  Red legs, Black and white wings,Black Neck, huge black bill found in river banks , wetland, wet agriculture field searching preferred fish but also like to eat frogs, crabs,snakes.. Very difficult to see it in Delhi. Sometime it makes  the Delhi Zoo as Home particularly in winter.  U may see it near Yamuna  or Agrai field of Najafgarh, Bawana areas.==== Photo Najafgarh Drain, 8th March 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wooly-necked Stork

Wolly-necked Stork -- in Hindi ((( SAfed Gardan Laklak ) The neck looks kike a woolen mufler, so the identification is based on that, size appros 75-92, height 106 cm. U may find it in agricultural areas, wetland and drying lake, pond and wetland where it seaeches for fish and frogs. Unfortunately in this photo they are trying to find out fish ,frogs in sewage drain. I see and feel pity for our mistake/ attitude towards nature and unscientific planning.  == Photo Najafgarh drain 8th March 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Greater Flamingo

 Greater flemingo visits the outskirt of Delhi. I hope that one day they would like to visit Yamuna Bio Diversity, Delhi. U may find it presently in Najafgarh Drain areas. I visited on Big BIRD DAY 08/ 03/ 2015 and surprised to see so many Greater Flemingo searching food,Siesta and giving shot to many bird watchers.=== Photo 08 March 2015 Najafgarh Delhi

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck-- In Hindi ( Gardan Etha ) , The bending of neck is remarkable, , cryptically pattern, with grey,buff and brown. U may found in scrub, bushes and bamboo. Feed insect, nesting in Himalayas, a winter visitor in Northern India , - I was lucky to see this bird in Yamuna- Bio Diversity Park, Delhi 15 th Feb 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Common Teal

 Common Teal== In Hindi ( Chhoti Murgabi 0 , Male a Beautiful small duck. A winter Visitor for Delhi . You may find it in Bio - diversity Park , small waterbodies, like Ash pond, Rajghat, Najafgarh Drain.   == == Photo Feb 2015, New Delhi