Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bird Watch update - 40 avian species spotted!

Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2011

Please see the latest message from our "resident bird specialist", Srinivas, from Puttenahalli.


Please check out my updated album on the birds of Puttenahalli lake.
There are several new additions to the lake: Grey wagtail (Winter migrant); Barn swallow (Winter migrant); Grey-headed mynah (winter migrant); Blyth's reed warbler (Winter migrant); Grey heron; Common moorhen; Plain prinia, among other species.
We have about forty avian species in the lake now.
Picidae: White-naped woodpecker
Sylvidae: Blyth's reed warbler.
Motacillidae: White-browed wagtail; grey wagtail
Accipitridae: Black kite, Brahminy kite, Shikra
Strigidae: Spotted owlet; mottled wood owl
Tytonidae: Barn owl
Hirundinidae: Barn swallow
Apodidae: House swift
Podicipidae: Little grebe
Rallidae: Common coot, purple moorhen, common moorhen
Halcyonidae: White-breasted kingfisher
Ardeidae: :Purple heron; Grey heron; Pond heron; cattle egret; median egret; small egret.
Anatidae: Spot-billed duck; Lesser whistling duck (visitors)
Phalacrocoracidae: Great cormorant; Small cormorant; Indian Shag.
Jacanidae: Bronze-winged jacana; Pheasant-tailed jacana
Cisticolidae: Ashy prinia; Plain prinia
Estrilididae: Scaly breasted munia.
Nectarinidae: Purple-rumped sunbird
Paridae: Great tit.
Psittacidae: Rose-ringed parakeet
Sturnidae: Grey-headed mynah (winter migrant); Common mynah; Jungle mynah
Cheers ... Srini.

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