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

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

Jp


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..

Jp


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.

Jp


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.

Thanks,

Jp


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!

Jp


2020-04-15. to photo # 00060002601 (Jerdon's Bushlark)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: If the ID is wrong, I request the experts to kindly correct me. Thank you!


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 [....]


2020-04-09. to photo # 00060001801 (Greater Coucal)

Dr.Jayaprakash V: I am not sure about the classification. To me this is Southern Coucal (C.(sinensis)parroti)Greater Coucal ( C.sinensis) is a resident of Pakistan, Himalayan foothills, northern Gangetic plains and Bangladesh, according to Grimmet & Inskipp.But I could [....]


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 (Blyth's Reed 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

Thanks


2018-02-03. to photo # 00010069901 (Rusty-Tailed Flycatcher)

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.


2018-02-03. to photo # 00010069902 (Rusty-Tailed Flycatcher)

demina silva: it might be a roufus tailed scrub robin


2018-02-03. to photo # 00010069902 (Rusty-Tailed Flycatcher)

demina silva: it might be a brown shrike juvenile.....


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.


2017-11-29. to photo # 00010005101 (Zitting Cisticola)

Askar Isabekov: Thanks, Sanjik!


2017-11-29. to photo # 00010033402 (White-Bellied Woodpecker)

Askar Isabekov: Thanks!


2017-11-29. to photo # 00010005103 (Zitting Cisticola)

sanzhar abdikhalyk: Pls check zitting cisticola


2017-11-29. to photo # 00010033402 (White-Bellied Woodpecker)

sanzhar abdikhalyk: Congratulations! You got him


2017-11-23. to photo # 00010022201 (Common Myna)

Askar Isabekov: together with Jungle Mynas


2017-11-19. to photo # 00010013401 (Brahminy Kite)

Askar Isabekov: one more playing


2017-11-19. to photo # 00010011402 (Brahminy Kite)

Askar Isabekov: just playing time


2017-11-18. to photo # 00010076601 (Indian Cormorant)

Adhithyan: Indian cormorants. Longer thin beak and rounded head.


2017-11-15. to photo # 00010005301 (Black-Capped Kingfisher)

Askar Isabekov: Photos were taken from the opposite side of Puzhakkal river. Kingfisher caught crab and tried to eat it.


2017-11-14. to photo # 00020000201 (Indian Pitta)

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.


2017-11-12. to photo # 00010001401 (Peregrine Falcon)

Askar Isabekov: Juv Peregrine Falcon caught Wood Sandpiper in Kole lands


2017-11-12. to photo # 00010001301 (Indian Spotted Eagle)

Askar Isabekov: Thank you very much!


2017-11-12. to photo # 00010001301 (Indian Spotted Eagle)

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 [....]


2017-11-12. to photo # 00010001301 (Indian Spotted Eagle)

Askar Isabekov: In my opinion large one is Steppe Eagle by the barred PM and large mouth.


2017-10-31. to photo # 00010070901 (Dollarbird)

Askar Isabekov: after 3 days in the same tree


2017-10-30. to photo # 00010067801 (Golden-Fronted Leafbird)

Askar Isabekov: Спасибо!


2017-10-30. to photo # 00010068601 (White-Bellied Treepie)

Мадина Дюсебаева: Вау какая


2017-10-30. to photo # 00010068201 (Ashy Drongo)

Askar Isabekov: Ashy Drongo?


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010067601 (White-Bellied Blue Flycatcher)

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.


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010067701 (Brown-Breasted Flycatcher)

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.


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010067801 (Golden-Fronted Leafbird)

Vladislav Simonov: Golden-fronted Leafbird?


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010067601 (White-Bellied Blue Flycatcher)

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.


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010067701 (Brown-Breasted Flycatcher)

Askar Isabekov: One of the small Muscicapa Flycatchers, probably Asian Brown one.


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010067801 (Golden-Fronted Leafbird)

Askar Isabekov: have no any idea


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010067901 (Nilgiri Flowerpecker)

Askar Isabekov: very short tail, slightly-curved bill, pale underparts and brownish upperparts. is it Nilgiri Flowerpecker?


2017-10-29. to photo # 00010066501 (Blue-Winged Parakeet)

Oleg Belyalov: !!!


2017-10-27. to photo # 00010063901 (Brown Shrike)

Oleg Belyalov: cristatus


2017-10-27. to photo # 00010063901 (Brown Shrike)

Vladislav Simonov: Выглядит как просто "шрайк".)) Жулан какой-то.


2017-10-25. to photo # 00010060401 (Cattle Egret)

Аскар Исабеков: согласен, значит вытянулась так, что не узнал. спасибо, Владислав.


2017-10-25. to photo # 00010060401 (Cattle Egret)

Vladislav Simonov: А желтое пятно на голове у кого ещё может быть?


2017-10-25. to photo # 00010060401 (Cattle Egret)

Askar Isabekov: эта заметно крупнее, она размером со змеешейку, с которой рядом сидела


2017-10-25. to photo # 00010060401 (Cattle Egret)

Vladislav Simonov: Вроде обычная египетская цапля.


2017-10-25. to photo # 00010059901 (Yellow-Billed Babbler)

Askar Isabekov: Means new birds in my Indian list of birds


2017-10-24. to photo # 00010059901 (Yellow-Billed Babbler)

Gennadiy Dyakin: Askar, how the Barn Swallow can be a laifer for you if it is a common bird in Kazakhstan?


2017-10-24. to photo # 00010059901 (Yellow-Billed Babbler)

Gennadiy Dyakin: Askar, I saw the majority of these birds, therefore I thought you saw them too.


2017-10-23. to photo # 00010059901 (Yellow-Billed Babbler)

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 [....]


2017-10-23. to photo # 00010059901 (Yellow-Billed Babbler)

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


2017-10-23. to photo # 00010059901 (Yellow-Billed Babbler)

Gennadiy Dyakin: I congratulate! Is this your first lifer for this trip?


2017-10-23. to photo # 00010059901 (Yellow-Billed Babbler)

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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© Askar Isabekov
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Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.

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