Birds of Nilgiris

Over the last two years I have been spending time off and on in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is one of the unique biospheres in India and there are a lot of endemic bird species. Here are a few to give you an idea. 

I have been documenting different species and a lot more needs to be done. I hope you enjoy it.

For birding specifically in the Nilgiris please contact Aggal Shivalingam at +919486530021

Areas around Mettupalayam

Indian Eagle Owl

European Bee-eater

Fight between Drongo and a cattle egret

Indian Roller

Areas around Muloor :

Hill Mayna

Malabar Parakeet

Brown capped woodpecker

Coppersmith Barbet

Indian Yellow tit

Common Goldenback

Asian Fairy Bluebird

Indian Scimitar Babbler

White cheeked Barbet

Red breasted Flycatcher

Verditer Flycatcher

Vernal Hanging Parrot

Aravenu/ Kotagiri/ Longwood shola/ Catherine falls area

Nilgiri Pipit

Nilgiri Laughing Thrush

Chestnut headed bee-eater

Tawny bellied babbler

Rufous Woodpecker

Kashmir Flycatcher

Kashmir Flycatcher (Female)

Painted Bush Quail

Cinerous Tit

Nilgiri Sholakili (Nilgiri Blue Robin)

Coonoor area

Streak-Throated woodpecker (Male)

Streak-throated Woodpecker (Female)

Indian Blackbird

Olive backed Pippit

Orange Minivet

Common Hoopoe 

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

Nilgiri flycather

Malabar Whistling Thrush

Black and Orange Flycatcher

Grey headed Canary Flycatcher

Indian Blue Robin

Crested Goshawk

Indian Black Eagle

Emerald Dove

Oriental White eye

Yellow Throated Bulbul

Crested serpent Eagle



Manjur/ Kundah area:

Peregrine Falcon

Indian Black Eagle

Mammals of Nilgiris:

Nilgiris has a lot to offer in terms of diversity and as I wander around the biosphere more posts to follow....