Sunday, August 31, 2008

Spotted Dove

Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis).

They feed on seeds, grains, and other vegetation.

Forest wagtail

Forest wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus).

They feed on insets, ants, and spiders.

Eurasian Collared Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto).

They feed on seeds, grains, soft fruits, etc

Friday, August 29, 2008

Openbill Stork

Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitans).

They feed on mollusc, frog and large insects

Median Egret

Median Egret (Ardea intermedia).

They feed on fish, crustaceans, and insects.

Painted Stork

Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)

They feed on fish, frog, and large insects.

Grey Heron

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea).

They feed on fish, frog, and small mammals.

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax).

Thay eat fish, frogs, small mammals, aquatic insects.

Indian Pond Heron

Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii).

They feed on insects, fish, and amphibians.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Indian Treepie

Indian Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda).

They feed on fruits, reptiles, and small invertebrates.

Crimson breasted barbet

Crimson breasted barbet or Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala).

They feed on banyan, peepul, figs, insects, berries.

Grey spotted owlet

Grey spotted owlet (Athene brama).

They feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Pied kingfisher

Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).

They feed on fish, aquatic insects, and crustaceans.

Ashy Woodswallow

Ashy Woodswallow (Artamus fuscus).

They feed on insects.

Paddy field pipit

Paddy field pipit (Anthus rufulus).

They are insectivorous and are found in open habitats, especially in grasslands and cultivated areas.

River Tern

River Tern (Sterna aurantia).

They feed on fish, crustaceans, aquatic insects, and tadpoles.

Little Grebe

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis).

They feed on fish and aquatic invertebrates under water.

Eurasian Coot

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra).

They feed on variety of prey including the eggs of other water birds.

Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal or the Crow Pheasant (Centropus cinensis).

They feed on insects, caterpillars, and small vertebrates.

Purple-rumped sunbird (female)

Purple-rumped sunbird, female.

Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings.

Purple-rumped sunbird (male)

Purple-rumped sunbird, male (Leptocoma zeylonica)

They feed largely on nectar and also on insects.

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

They feed on dead fish and crabs. They feed as scavengers especially in wetlands and marshland.

Black-winged Kite

Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleaus).

These birds of prey feed on insects, small mammals, etc.

Pariah Kite

Pariah Kite (Milvus migrans).

They feed on fish, refuse, and carrion.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Red whiskered bulbul

Red whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus).

They feed on a variety of fruits, insects, and flower buds.

Red vented bulbul

Red vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer).

They feed on fruit, nectar, and insects.

Common mynah

Common mynah (Acridotheres tristis).

They forage on the ground for insects. They also feed on fruits and discarded waste from human settlement.

Yellow billed babbler

Yellow billed babbler (Turdoides affinis).

They feed mainly on insects and also fruits.

White-breasted kingfisher

White-breasted kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis).

They mainly eat insects, rodents, snakes, fish, and frogs.

Small green bee eater

Small green bee eater (Merops orientalis).

They are richly coloured and slender birds. They eat insects, especially bees, wasps, and ants.

Eurasian Golden Oriole (male)

Eurasian Golden Oriole (male).

As you can see, the male bird has more striking colours than the female bird.

Eurasian Golden Oriole (female)

Eurasian Golden Oriole, female (Oriolus oriolus).

They feed on insects, and fruits found in the tree canopies. They are shy birds and are difficult to see.