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205 photographed species of 512 (40%)


Southern Hill Myna

Gracula indica

© Askar Isabekov | 2017-10-28 | Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala

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2019-11-11. to post # 20171101000101 (The short birding in Ernakulam)

Сергей Ефанов: Аскар!!!!!!! Ты дома то живешь?(шутка конечно)Я просто поражаюсь твоему перемещению, ты не сидишь на месте. Желаю тебе кругом и всюду только зеленый [....]

2019-10-30. to photo # 00010038204 (Palani Laughing-Thrush)

Shameem A.P: The images are awesome.

2019-07-11. to post # 20171125000101 (Main targets of Thattekaad Bird Sanctuary)

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.

2019-07-09. to post # 20171125000101 (Main targets of Thattekaad Bird Sanctuary)

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 [....]

2018-12-24. to photo # 00010082801 (Black Drongo)

subramanya bhat: Is this bird in related with yaksha devathe?

2018-12-08. to photo # 00010000402 (Oriental Magpie-Robin)

Amal: Study about common birds

2018-11-26. to photo # 00010085501 (Paddyfield Warbler)

Ahdrew Bazdyrev: Очень уж мощные клюв и ноги для индийской камышевки - скорее кто-то из тростниковых.

2018-06-27. to post # 20171023000101 (Sreemoolanagaram, inside the village)

Suresh Babu: We would like to know more about birds club and its activities and members

Please advise


2017-12-25. to post # 20171023000101 (Sreemoolanagaram, inside the village)

Askar Isabekov: Thanks Sergey!

2017-12-24. to post # 20171023000101 (Sreemoolanagaram, inside the village)

Sergey L. Volkov: 13. Yeah, this is Funambulus palmarum.

2017-12-24. to photo # 00010001301 (Indian Spotted Eagle)

Askar Isabekov: in 2nd and 3rd photos together with Brahminy Kite

2017-12-23. to photo # 00010078901 (Stork-Billed Kingfisher)

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.

2017-12-23. to photo # 00010078301 (Oriental Darter)

Askar Isabekov: two Darters were soaring above the city like eagles

2017-12-12. to photo # 00010053301 (Blyth's Reed Warbler)

Andrey Kovalenko: Это не orinus случайно...? Слишком крупный клюв.

2017-12-11. to photo # 00010052202 (Indian Cormorant)

Askar Isabekov: In 2nd photo there are Little (in top) and Indian (bottom) Cormorants. Little one is not so little.

2017-12-08. to post # 20171205000101 (Seaside in Alappuzha.)

Askar Isabekov: thanx! corrected

2017-12-08. to photo # 00010048501 (Black-Tailed Godwit)

Askar Isabekov: top-left bird is Garganey

2017-12-07. to post # 20171205000101 (Seaside in Alappuzha.)

Sergey L. Volkov: Askar, no. 17 is not signed. Haliastur indus, Brahminy Kite.

2017-12-04. to photo # 00010042003 (Long-Tailed Shrike)

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

2017-12-01. to photo # 00010036801 (Indian Pond Heron)

Askar Isabekov: This Indian Pond Heron is in breeding plumage in the end of November.

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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

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

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unidentified birds


Askar Isabekov: Thank you, Demina! There is one bird in both photos. My guess is Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, but I'm not sure. It's better to hear the local experts opinion.

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