Аскар Исабеков: Hello Paul. I was in Kerala in Oct-Dec, it was a good time for birding. But I can to say nothing about birding in August, sorry. In August 2018 there was the big flood in Kerala, because a lot of showers, so I can guess August no so good time.
Paul: Hello Askar,I am really excited to see all the great pix and articles you have posted from South India. I am from Sri Lanka which is much smaller yet still full of birds.I generally do a little birding in Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata in Dec-feb, but I [....]
subramanya bhat: Is this bird in related with yaksha devathe?
Amal: Study about common birds
Ahdrew Bazdyrev: Очень уж мощные клюв и ноги для индийской камышевки - скорее кто-то из тростниковых.
Suresh Babu: We would like to know more about birds club and its activities and members
Askar Isabekov: Thanks Sergey!
Sergey L. Volkov: 13. Yeah, this is Funambulus palmarum.
Askar Isabekov: in 2nd and 3rd photos together with Brahminy Kite
Askar Isabekov: I saw how this Kingfisher caught the fish, then more than 20 minutes bird was static, probably it was waiting when the large fish die.
Askar Isabekov: two Darters were soaring above the city like eagles
Andrey Kovalenko: Это не orinus случайно...? Слишком крупный клюв.
Askar Isabekov: In 2nd photo there are Little (in top) and Indian (bottom) Cormorants. Little one is not so little.
Askar Isabekov: thanx! corrected
Askar Isabekov: top-left bird is Garganey
Sergey L. Volkov: Askar, no. 17 is not signed. Haliastur indus, Brahminy Kite.
Askar Isabekov: There are 4 or 5 different birds in series, all of them have almost pure grey mantle with a bit of rufous close tu rump
Askar Isabekov: This Indian Pond Heron is in breeding plumage in the end of November.
Askar Isabekov: Thanks, Sanjik!
Askar Isabekov: Thanks!
sanzhar abdikhalyk: Pls check zitting cisticola
sanzhar abdikhalyk: Congratulations! You got him
Askar Isabekov: together with Jungle Mynas
Askar Isabekov: one more playing
Askar Isabekov: just playing time
Adhithyan: Indian cormorants. Longer thin beak and rounded head.
Askar Isabekov: Photos were taken from the opposite side of Puzhakkal river. Kingfisher caught crab and tried to eat it.
Askar Isabekov: Dear Lathish, glad to see you in site Kerala.Birds.Watch!
Could you move the red marker in your series to the point of photo shooting, please. You can do it in modal window which open if you clock "edit" button under the photo.
Askar Isabekov: Juv Peregrine Falcon caught Wood Sandpiper in Kole lands
Askar Isabekov: Thank you very much!
Adhithyan: In my opinion, the large raptor is an INDIAN SPOTTED EAGLE. It's difficult to differentiate from similar looking Greater spotted Eagle. Even though, longer gape line extending beyond the level of the middle of the pupil, pale brown thigh feathers and [....]
Askar Isabekov: In my opinion large one is Steppe Eagle by the barred PM and large mouth.
Askar Isabekov: after 3 days in the same tree
Askar Isabekov: Спасибо!
Мадина Дюсебаева: Вау какая
Askar Isabekov: Ashy Drongo?
Askar Isabekov: This one is female White-bellied Blue Flycatcher. It's really looks like Red-breasted Flycatcher but has reddish tail. Unfortunately I didn't watch male.
Askar Isabekov: Two Flycatchers were id by the friends from FB group. This one is Brown-breasted flycatcher. It resembles an Asian Brown Flycatcher, but this one has pale legs instead of black.
Vladislav Simonov: Golden-fronted Leafbird?
Askar Isabekov: Looks very similar to Red-breated or Taiga Flycatchers, but has not black and white but reddish tail. So my suggest is female of one of the Ficedula Flycatchers.
Askar Isabekov: One of the small Muscicapa Flycatchers, probably Asian Brown one.
Askar Isabekov: have no any idea
Askar Isabekov: very short tail, slightly-curved bill, pale underparts and brownish upperparts. is it Nilgiri Flowerpecker?
Oleg Belyalov: !!!
Oleg Belyalov: cristatus
Vladislav Simonov: Выглядит как просто "шрайк".)) Жулан какой-то.
Аскар Исабеков: согласен, значит вытянулась так, что не узнал. спасибо, Владислав.
Vladislav Simonov: А желтое пятно на голове у кого ещё может быть?
Askar Isabekov: эта заметно крупнее, она размером со змеешейку, с которой рядом сидела
Vladislav Simonov: Вроде обычная египетская цапля.
Askar Isabekov: Means new birds in my Indian list of birds
Gennadiy Dyakin: Askar, how the Barn Swallow can be a laifer for you if it is a common bird in Kazakhstan?
Gennadiy Dyakin: Askar, I saw the majority of these birds, therefore I thought you saw them too.
Askar Isabekov: Thanks, Gena. During last four days I have 10 lifers (can view in my personal page): 1. Brahminy Kite (2017-10-21)2. Blue-tailed Bee-eater (2017-10-21)3. Black-hooded Oriole (2017-10-21)4. Oriental Honey-buzzard (2017-10-21)5. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo [....]
Oleg Belyalov: Askar, now I doubt which bird I saw on February 5, 2012 in Goa. Look, maybe it's not a Jungle Babbler and a Yellow-billed Babbler
Gennadiy Dyakin: I congratulate! Is this your first lifer for this trip?
Askar Isabekov: The new species for me. Firstly I think it'd Jungle Babbler then found info that its Yellow-billed of White-headed Babbler. Last name is better to me.
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Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.