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Here is a sneak peek of some of the bird pictures from different regions of India. Usually these are shot during my vacations and occasionally some birding tours.



If you are keen to see more interesting birds from different regions read more and click on the posts below.

Happy viewing and do write your comments !!

A Malabar Trogon and Brahminy Kites from Goa 






A little spider hunter from Goa.




This is a shot of Streaked Spider hunter from my trip to Eaglenest



A green tailed sunbird from my trip to Eaglenest



A vernal hanging parrot from my trip to Coorg and Ooty 




Not exactly a bird but a Nilgai against the mist in Bharatpur



Himalayan Bulbul at Sat Taal, Uttarakhand.




Oriental white eye, available across India. This one is from Dehradun, Uttarakhand.


Baya weavers shot near Hyderabad



A Common Kestrel (juv) near a lake in Hyderabad



Fire tailed sun bird shot at Pangot, Uttarakhand.




Ruby throated bulbul shot at Goa

Birds of Goa

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Extending my winter vacation in early Jan this year, I was with Sudhir Shivaram's bird photography tour in Goa. The arrangement was at Nature's nest and while the accommodation was basic the birding was fabulous. Pankaj is a very passionate nature enthusiast and his guidance was invaluable.

Day 1 we spent shooting the Blue-eared kingfisher near the Tambdi Surla temple. Needless to say it was a lifer for me.



While shooting the kingfisher there were some distractions nearby...



... and we had a quick glance of the historic temple





Next day we were birding near the Bondla forest and this chestnut -tailed starling was having it's breakfast.



The Malabar region is known for the Malabar Grey hornbill. Here is an extreme closeup and I never knew Hornbills had eyelashes !!


this one  trying to hold on to a dropping fruit.



The purple sunbird was common


and so was the Black-Hooded Oriole.



A Brown Headed barbet


a Pompadour green pigeon which looked well fed and barely moved




We then move…