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247 photographed species of 512 (48%)


Green Bee-Eater

Merops orientalis

© Dr.Jayaprakash V | 2020-03-13 | Coimbatore

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2020-07-12. Dr.Jayaprakash V: White-Browed Wagtail.

2020-07-11. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Red-Vented Bulbul, Ashy Prinia.

2020-07-10. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Wood Sandpiper.

2020-07-09. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Large-Billed Crow.

2020-07-08. Dr.Jayaprakash V: White-Breasted Waterhen, White-Throated Kingfisher, Indian Robin.

2020-07-05. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Oriental White-Eye.

2020-07-02. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Large Grey Babbler, Rufous Babbler, Pied Cuckoo, Dark-Fronted Babbler, Pheasant-Tailed Jacana, Painted Stork, Rufous Treepie.

2020-07-01. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Grey Wagtail, Long-Billed Pipit.

2020-06-30. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Indian Peafowl, Grey-Headed Canary-Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher.

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recent comments

2020-07-03. to photo # 00060006901 (Indian Golden Oriole)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: This is a duplication. I wish to remove this image, but there is no option here.


2020-07-03. to photo # 00060000603 (Indian Golden Oriole)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: This is a duplication. I wish to remove this image, but there is no option here.


2020-06-22. to photo # 00010040502 (Indian Blackbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: You are right. Indian Blackbird it is.
Thank you.


2020-05-30. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Аскар Исабеков: that's description of nigropileus subspecies male. Please look to my photo of Indian Blackbird taken in Munnar (photo).

2020-05-30. to photo # 00060009001 (Indian Courser)

Аскар Исабеков: Dear Dr.Jayaprakash V, could you please publish photos of different dates and places in different series, because as you know birds can look different in different seasons. Thank you for sharing your nice photos!

2020-05-28. to photo # 00060012101 (Garganey)

Аскар Исабеков: Garganey

2020-05-24. to photo # 00060009001 (Indian Courser)

Аскар Исабеков: My dream

2020-05-19. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you for the suggestion!I found this in Birds of Indian Subcontinent, Grimmet & Inskipp Indian Blackbird “ ....(Males) have brownish slate-grey upper parts with darker brown to blackish crown and ear coverts resulting in capped effect....” [....]

2020-05-18. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Аскар Исабеков: Dark orange bill and orange eye-ring indicate to Indian Blackbird (Turdus simillimus) in my opinion.

2020-05-15. to photo # 00060006101 (Indian Blackbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: I think it is Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Experts please help with the ID.



2020-05-09. to photo # 00060005401 (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)

Аскар Исабеков: i deleted duplicate image

2020-05-03. to photo # 00060005401 (Mountain Imperial Pigeon)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: I posted the same image twice by mistake. And I do not know how to delete a post. Please help!

2020-05-01. to photo # 00060003601 (Eurasian Buzzard)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives - under lock down :-(

2020-04-28. to photo # 00060003301 (Slaty-Legged Crake)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives. We are under strict lock down :-(

2020-04-25. to photo # 00010005804 (Ashy Woodswallow)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Typical example of biting more than one can chew !

2020-04-24. to photo # 00060003102 (Purple Sunbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Male.

2020-04-24. to photo # 00060003101 (Purple Sunbird)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Female; Juvenile

2020-04-17. to photo # 00010038201 (Palani Laughing-Thrush)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Seeing this for the first time. TFS!

2020-04-16. to photo # 00060001801 (Greater Coucal)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you, Askar, for the clarification!


2020-04-12. to photo # 00060001801 (Greater Coucal)

Askar Isabekov: parroti is a subspecies (race) of Great Coucal. Lists of species of Birds of India (Wiki, Avibase) don't contain Southern Coucal as the full species. I agree to you, bird in your photo shows lack of rufous in mantle, it's a feature of parroti race. In [....]

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rare birds records

Nilgiri (Scaly) Thrush (Zoothera dauma neilgherriensis)

© Askar Isabekov
Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.

rare record

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recent video

2020-04-14. Hoopoe (Dr.Jayaprakash V).

2020-04-10. Indian Silverbill (Dr.Jayaprakash V).

2020-03-30. Large Grey Babbler (Dr.Jayaprakash V).

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unidentified birds


Аскар Исабеков: I moved series to unidentified birds

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