Birds of Bidar ( near Hyderabad)

We took a quick vacation to Bidar a few weeks back. It is just 140 Kms from Hyderabad and Jungle lodges have opened a new resort there called Bluck Buck resort ( about 20 kms beyond Bidar)

It was amazing to see the Blackbucks roaming around in the fields where maize and corn were being cultivated. It looked very fragile as there was not much forest cover nearby and the fields are very close to human habitation. I just hope it is one of those miracles of human and animal co-existence and it remains the same way.

From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)



From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


Now to the birds ....

The resort is next to a small lake and there were swarms of red rumped swallows that greeted us.

From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)



In and around the resort we saw Common Iora, Brahminy Starling, Ashy Prinia, Sunbirds and Laughing Dove.

From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


Near the lake (which didn't have much water) we saw the Grey Heron, Cormorants, Spot billed ducks, Lesser whistling ducks and Black winged stilts.


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


When we went for the Blackbuck "safari" we saw Yellow wattled lapwing, Indian courser....

From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


..... and some common mammal friends

From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


The best thing about the area was the abundance of peafowls. I have never seen so many peafowls in trees and flying around !!!.

From 2012 Aug Birds near Hyderabad (Bidar)


On our way back we stopped at the Bidar fort. Though most of it is dilapidated, it has an interesting history behind the confluence of Hindu and Muslim architecture in the fort.

From 2012 Aug Bidar photos


From 2012 Aug Bidar photos


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