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Birds of Hyderabad

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Over last Dec and Jan had a couple of visits to the Patencheru Lake and ICRISAT. Happy to note that Patencheru lake still has significant bird population but guess much lower than yesteryears.

An early morning bird fight between a Hoopoe, Indian Roller and a Drongo


From 2011 Dec Icrisat

The Indian roller could eat a few insects dug by the Hoopoe:

From 2011 Dec Icrisat

and the  poor Hoopoe flew away


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


Other birds we saw were Rudy Shelducks and Purple swamphen at the lake:


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat

Common Stonechat and Siberian stonechat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat

Some pecocks and bay backed shrike


From 2011 Dec Icrisat


From 2011 Dec Icrisat



From 2011 Dec Icrisat

The next visit I thought was more like birds in flight visit. I had the highest number of birds in flight captured that day including a painted stork which came so close I just shot its face :)


From 2012 Jan ICRISAT


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