Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Shikra And Some Other Birds.........

Do you remember the bird I show you on last WBW, the one I said a Crested Serpent Eagle? Well, my identification was wrong, it was infact a Shikra. I was able to photograph another one this week. It makes two Shikras in two consecutive weeks!


                                                                                     Shikra, Accipiter badius

This White-breasted Drongo was right in front of our house.


                                                  White-breasted Drongo,Dicrurus caerulescens


Perched on the same wire was this very sympathetic White-throated Kingfisher.

                                                  White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis



Time for another ID correction. What I showed you as an Ashy Prinia last week was really a Plain Prinia. Below is another photo of one. I'll show you an Ashy Prinia soon, both Ashy and Plain Prinia can be observed near paddy fields around here. Come back for more birds on next Wednesday.

                                                          Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata


The last bird I'm showing you this week is   this  White-breasted Waterhen hiding among paddy in a freshly planted field.


A post for World Bird Wednesday.

18 comments:

  1. Very nice! That kingfisher looks particularly spectacular; the size of that beak, wow!

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  2. Spectacular birds you have there, and excellent captures.
    That White-throated Kingfisher is amazing.

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  3. The kingfisher shots are fabulous - what a beautiful and unusual bird, it's head looks so very large in comparison to its body.

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  4. Your wildlife is amazing and you capture it so well.
    Many thanks for sharing.

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  5. Fantastic captures! The Kingfisher is beautiful.

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  6. the kingfisher is still one of my favorites. just so striking!

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  7. All great birds but the Kingfisher is especially beautiful.

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  8. Absolutely stunning series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Wonderful takes this week! Is that the tail of the water hen sticking up just behind it? Your photography is soooo good. The White Throated kingfisher is outlandish in every way, like looking in a fun mirror!

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  10. Wow, awesome birds and your photos are great. My favorite is the kingfisher. What a beautiful bird.

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  11. Oh, Wow! I just love the kingfisher. Great shots.

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  12. Fabulous shot of that beautiful kingfisher!

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  13. All these shots are great but the Kingfisher's coloration sets him apart from the others!

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  14. WELL I would have never caught that name being wrong, the little hawk reminds me of the Kestrel in size and shape...
    AWESOME Kingfisher shot.

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  15. wow, I love that Kingfisher. :) So colorful it is.

    NF Costa Rican Birds

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  16. Hi Everybody,Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!:)

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  17. Even ornithologists can make a mistake in identification. Great shots. Your kingfisher has such an inordinately large beak, Great captures.

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