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



Rosefinch

 



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....










1 comment:

Sumeet Mukherjee said...

As always, love your sightings. This one was beautiful too!