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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.


2017-11-22| Askar Isabekov

Staying a long time in one place make some additional advantages. One of them is opportunity to try to repeat yesterday events. Sometimes it possible. Of course when I understand that I take photos of Black-naped Monarch I again go to Kumarakom. But today I immediately went to the point I saw Monarch, and today I planned to be not more that 3 hour in Sanctuary.

About one hour from 8am to 9am birds were not active. The first bird I noticed in the point was the white morph male Paradise Flycatcher which I saw yesterday. I was impressed how Flycatcher good use its too long tail when maneuver flying for insects. By the way, white morph bird is less visible in forest, than red morph one. Red color is still flushed, even in the jungle. Then three Orange-headed Thrushes came to watch to me. Then I noticed red female of Paradise Flycatcher, and then Monarch gave me a chance to make photo. Short time session, of about ten photos only one is more or less good. But this result is best I can to do. I repeated yesterday event using yesterday experience, and had better result in the end. I am happy! I took photo of Monarch, but the photos of Orange-headed Thrushes such a pleasant bonus.

At 11am the visitors began to fill park. But I started to back lodge.


1. Black-Naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea)


2. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)


3. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)


4. Squirrel


5. Indian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)


6. Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis)


7. Monitor is basking in the sun


8. Stork-Billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)


9. Orange-Headed Thrush (Geokichla citrina)

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