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249 photographed species of 512 (48%)


Blyth's Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus dumetorum

© Askar Isabekov | 2017-11-09 | Thrissur. Central Round.

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2020-12-01. Dr.Jayaprakash V: White-Browed Wagtail.

2020-11-29. Dr.Jayaprakash V: White-Browed Bulbul, Indian Pond Heron, Cattle Egret.

2020-11-28. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Indian Golden Oriole.

2020-11-26. Dr.Jayaprakash V: White-Browed Bulbul.

2020-11-15. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Common Myna.

2020-11-09. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Purple Sunbird, Brown Shrike.

2020-11-07. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Indian Robin, Shikra.

2020-11-05. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Pied Bushchat.

2020-11-04. Dr.Jayaprakash V: Jungle Babbler.

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recent comments

2020-09-06. to photo # 00060002601 (Jerdon's Bushlark)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you, Ashik!
You could very well be correct!


2020-09-06. to photo # 00060002601 (Jerdon's Bushlark)

Ashik: This is jerdon's bushlark for sure

2020-09-01. to photo # 00060009001 (Indian Courser)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Awfully sorry!
I am still feeling my way around this site! Since there is no PM facility, I missed your note.
I shall be more careful in posting my images from now on..


2020-09-01. to photo # 00060002601 (Jerdon's Bushlark)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thanks Pavel, for the input. Going by the distribution, Indian Bush lark is seen in north-western, central and south-central India while this bird was photographed in South India. I am wondering if this is the female of Ashy_crowned Sparrow Lark..Jp [....]

2020-08-30. to photo # 00010046602 (Eastern Great Egret)

Askar Isabekov: Thank you very much, Pavel. I absolutely agree to you, bird has vey long legs to be intermedia.

2020-07-21. to photo # 00010046602 (Eastern Great Egret)

Pavel Parkhaev: Hi Askar! This egret looks like Ardea alba (the skinny yellowish gap goes far behind the vertical line drawn trough the midle of the eye). According to the coloration of the feet (entire black), it can be A.a.modesta - Eastern Great Egret (this subspecies, [....]

2020-07-17. to photo # 00060002601 (Jerdon's Bushlark)

Pavel Parkhaev: I suppose tha it can be Indian Bush Lark - Mirafra erythroptera

2020-06-24. to photo # 00060002601 (Jerdon's Bushlark)

Аскар Исабеков: I moved series to unidentified birds

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 :-(

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rare birds records

Nilgiri (Scaly) Thrush (Zoothera dauma neilgherriensis)

© Askar Isabekov
Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.

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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

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