Thursday, March 31, 2016
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The woolly-necked stork is a large bird, typically 85 cm tall. It is glistening black with black "skull cap", white neck and white lower belly. The upper parts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly have a purple hue.It has long red legs and a heavy, blackish bill. Sexes are alike. Juvenile birds are duller versions of the adult. Ref===========Wikipedia
The black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. It was formerly known as the Black Partridge. It is the state bird of Haryana state, India.
Black francolins appear to be found in scrubby habitats with plenty of cultivated crops tall enough to offer shelter and open beneath to provide escape routes and easy travel. They prefer the areas of thick vegetation, usually near water. They are not forest birds but will frequent brush land and wood edges associated with grass land. They appear to be more closely associated to water than chukars are, and in drier areas.Francolins normally nests in a bare ground scrape from late March to May. The male may be seen standing on a rock or low tree attracting attention with its extraordinary creaking call. It may be heard all day long in April, during nesting, and less persistently in March and May as well as the summer months. Both parents tend chicks after hatching. Young stay with parents through their first winter. The most likely breeding locations Savanna, Grasslands, Scrub vegetation areas under the cultivated crops. They have a loud call during the breeding season.
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Photo 12th March, Najafgarh Drain Delhi
Friday, March 11, 2016
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These birds feed mainly by diving or dabbling.They eat aquatic plants with some molluscs , aquatic insects and small fish.They often feed at night, and will upend ( Source WIKIPEDIA)These elusive bird found in Yamuna Bio Diversity Park. IUCN category== NearThreatened
Photo === Dec 22, 2015 Yamuna Bio Diversity Park, Delhi
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hope to see more species in Jan 2016================== Photo 27 Dec 2015, Delhi
Friday, December 25, 2015
============= 22nd Nov 2015 Najafgarh Drain , Delhi
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
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The (), also called the or , is a small Old World vulture and the only member of the genus . It is widely distributed; the Egyptian vulture is found from southwestern Europe and northern Africa to India .
The contrasting underwing pattern and wedge-shaped tail make it distinctive in flight as it soars in thermals during the warmer parts of the day. Egyptian vultures feed mainly on carrion but are opportunistic and will prey on small mammals, birds, and reptiles.
They also feed on the eggs of other birds, breaking larger ones by tossing a large pebble onto them. The use of tools is rare in birds and apart from the use of a pebble as a hammer, Egyptian vultures also use twigs to roll up wool for use in their nest.
Egyptian vultures that breed in the temperate regions migrate south in winter while tropical populations are relatively sedentary. Populations of this species have declined in the 20th century and some island populations are endangered by hunting, accidental poisoning, and collision with power lines.===== (reference wikipedia)
IUCN list= Threatned Species (Red)
All Photo == 15th November, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
लाल मुनिया एक सुंदर ,गोरैया से छोटी ,सी सी की आवाज़ वाली चिड़िया है , जिनका अवैध व्यापर होता है , दिल्ली में इसे जल प्लावित जगहों में खासकर यमुना की किनारे आप देख सकते हैं ,वैसे इसे अरावली,रोहिणी नरेला के नाहर के किनारे , यमुना के किनारे , डेल्ही सचिवालय ,राजघाट के आसपास भी देखा है ,
The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of avadavatare derived from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, from where these birds were exported into the pet trade in former times.
This small finch is easily identified by the rounded black tail and the bill that is seasonally red. The rump is red and the breeding male is red on most of the upper parts except for a black eye-stripe, lower belly and wings. There are white spots on the red body and wing feathers. The non-breeding male is duller but has the red-rump while the female is duller with less of the white spotting on the feathers.
फोटो- OCT. .2015 Yamuna Bio Diversity
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The common pochard (Aythya ferina) is a medium-sized diving duck.
The adult male has a long dark bill with a grey band, a red head and neck, a black breast, red eyes and a grey back. The adult female has a brown head and body and a narrower grey bill-band. The triangular head shape is distinctive. Pochards are superficially similar to the closely related North American redhead and canvasback.
Females give hoarse growls. Males have whistles cut off by a final nasal note aaoo-oo-haa.
Their breeding habitat consists of marshes and lakes with a metre or more water depth. Pochards breed in much of temperate and northern Europe into Asia. They are migratory, and spend winter in the southern and west of Europe.
These are gregarious birds, forming large flocks in winter, often mixed with other diving ducks such as the tufted duck, with which they are known to hybridise.
These birds feed mainly by diving or dabbling. They eat aquatic plants with some molluscs, aquatic insects and small fish. They often feed at night, and will up-end for food as well as the more characteristic diving Source WIKIPEDIA+++++++++++++++++++
Photo. Nov 2015
Monday, November 2, 2015
The spotted underbelly helps in identifying this predator.
Near Yamuna Bio-diversity , Delhi 1st Nov 2015.
सांपमार चील=== पहाड़ियों, जंगले और झारीदार जंगल ,मैदानों ,खेती वाले इलाको में , जलस्रोतो के आसपास, सांप ,मेढक ,गिरगिट को तलाश ,किसी पेड़ पर चुपचाप बैठ कर देखता और झपट्टा मार कर शिकार करता है / इस पक्षी को दिल्ली में देखना होगा ऐसा कभी सोंचा न था , पर मेहनत, दोस्तों का उत्साह और पाठको को परोसना मेरा सवभाव बन गया है , धन्यवाद्