Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you for the ID correction, Askar!
Dr.Jayaprakash V: You are right!
Ashok Verma: How did you identify it to be Eastern Marsh harrier? Please specify.
Other sightings in India?
Jim Roosa: These are great photos. I have been birding in South America for the past year, and if I am reading this correctly, and it was considered a challenging day to view birds, then you have an embarrassment of riches in Kerala
Ram Krishnan: Thank you. much appreciated.
Askar Isabekov: Dear Ram, I separated your series, please correct date and move the red marker to point of taking photos of each your series.
Аскар Исабеков: Thank you, Ram. I have a plan to visit Kerala once again, may be next year. Your info about bats is very interesting. Which species of bats you mean.
Ram: Birding in the area is still very very strong in December January. The Round, Vadakkechira and Puzhakkal being THE Spots.Hmmm, paradise flycatcher - the one i missed. Did spot a pair of wooly neck storks, open bills, ibis, peahen and chicks at Puzhakkal.You [....]
Jeby: I found this bee eater in my place
Askar Isabekov: This birds is not White-Eyed Buzzard, because adult White-Eyed Buzzards have pale eyes but don't have streaked underparts (photo), juvenile ones have dark eyes (photo). This bird is fist winter Common Buzzard (sample). [....]
伊莎贝尔科夫阿斯卡尔: This bird is Chestnut-Tailed Starling. Brahminy Starling in all plumages has dark cap in head.
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you, Ashik!
You could very well be correct!
Ashik: This is jerdon's bushlark for sure
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..
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 [....]
Askar Isabekov: Thank you very much, Pavel. I absolutely agree to you, bird has vey long legs to be intermedia.
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, [....]
Pavel Parkhaev: I suppose tha it can be Indian Bush Lark - Mirafra erythroptera
Аскар Исабеков: I moved series to unidentified birds
Dr.Jayaprakash V: You are right. Indian Blackbird it is.
Аскар Исабеков: that's description of nigropileus subspecies male. Please look to my photo of Indian Blackbird taken in Munnar (photo).
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!
Аскар Исабеков: Garganey
Аскар Исабеков: My dream
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....” [....]
Аскар Исабеков: Dark orange bill and orange eye-ring indicate to Indian Blackbird (Turdus simillimus) in my opinion.
Dr.Jayaprakash V: I think it is Common Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Experts please help with the ID.
Аскар Исабеков: i deleted duplicate image
Dr.Jayaprakash V: I posted the same image twice by mistake. And I do not know how to delete a post. Please help!
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives - under lock down :-(
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Posting from archives. We are under strict lock down :-(
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Typical example of biting more than one can chew !
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Male.
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Female; Juvenile
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Seeing this for the first time. TFS!
Dr.Jayaprakash V: Thank you, Askar, for the clarification!
Dr.Jayaprakash V: If the ID is wrong, I request the experts to kindly correct me. Thank you!
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 [....]
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 [....]
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 [....]
Shameem A.P: The images are awesome.
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: 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.
demina silva: it might be a roufus tailed scrub robin
demina silva: it might be a brown shrike juvenile.....
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.
© Askar Isabekov
Eravikulam National Park. Munnar, Kerala.
2020-04-14. Hoopoe (Dr.Jayaprakash V).
2020-04-10. Indian Silverbill (Dr.Jayaprakash V).
2020-03-30. Large Grey Babbler (Dr.Jayaprakash V).