Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Long Billed Vulture Photo

Photo: Neeraj Vegad Jabalpur

A critically endangered bird this vulture now inhabits few ecosystems that support its breeding biology. The bird makes nest on steep cliff out of the reach of humans. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Magpie Robin

Magpie Robin by Neeraj Vegad

Common in most part of India this bird is an amazing songster. It is heard throughout the day during the breeding season in summers.  

Long Billed Pipit Photos

The photos have been taken by Jagat Flora based in Jabalpur, MP, India

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Birding on Narmada Banks

We visited the Gaur River Railway Bridge on Sunday 25/12/2011 in search of Green Munia. I had seen the species about few years back and wanted a cap on its status in Jabalpur. We were not fortunate enough to see the Green Avadavat but could come across some interesting avian. The banks once dense forest now comprise of srubs, grass and few bushes with lot of scrub and deserted fields. 

Long Billed Pipit (Anthus similis decaptus). We had earlier seen Anthus similis jerdoni   in Jabalpur

Paddyfield pipit
Rufous Tailed Lark
Singing Bush Lark
Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark
Common Rosefinch
Jungle Bush Quail
Common Iora
Plain Prinia
Ashy Primia
Common Tailorbird
Black Redstart
Tickell's Leaf Warbler
Hume's Warbler
Greenish Wabler
Indian Robin
Magpie Robin
Lesser Whitethroat
Red Rumped Swallow
Streak Throated Swallow

I wish to share information on Green Munia which is said to be loosing ground in India very fast.