Sathish Sridhar

Sathish Sridhar
Sathish Sridhar

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Spot billed Pelican swimming in golden rays of Sunlight

Spot-billed Pelican(Pelecanus philippensis) 

Tamil Name -புள்ளி அலகு கூழைக்கடா

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Pelecanus philippensis has also historically been sighted in Java, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey, Laos, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Breeding, however, is currently confined to Sri Lanka, parts of southeastern India, and Cambodia.

Spot-billed pelicans have been recorded to frequently hunt alone, although also in larger groups. The throat pouch that pelicans use to capture fish is also used as a cooling mechanism. In hot weather pelicans will open their beaks, pulsating their pouch to increase the rate of evaporative cooling.

Spot-billed pelicans are carnivorous and eat a diet of mainly fish, but which is sometimes supplemented by small reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic crustaceans. Spot-billed pelicans have an estimated requirement of 1000g of food daily. Pelicans use their unique beaks to fish, diving from above to skim the water or simply dipping their heads and necks below the water, collecting fish using their large, expandable bill-pouches. They then hold the fish in their pouches just long enough to squeeze out the water from the corners of their mouthes before swallowing their meals.

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Spot billed Pelican swimming in golden rays of Sunlight Spot-billed Pelican(Pelecanus philippensis) Tamil Name -புள்ளி அலகு கூழைக்கடா f6.3 1/400s 300mm ISO1600 Pelecanus philippensis has also historically been sighted in Java, Pakistan, Nepal, Turkey, Laos, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Breeding, however, is currently confined to Sri Lanka, parts of southeastern India, and Cambodia. Spot-billed pelicans have been recorded to frequently hunt alone, although also in larger groups. The throat pouch that pelicans use to capture fish is also used as a cooling mechanism. In hot weather pelicans will open their beaks, pulsating their pouch to increase the rate of evaporative cooling. Spot-billed pelicans are carnivorous and eat a diet of mainly fish, but which is sometimes supplemented by small reptiles, amphibians, and aquatic crustaceans. Spot-billed pelicans have an estimated requirement of 1000g of food daily. Pelicans use their unique beaks to fish, diving from above to skim the water or simply dipping their heads and necks below the water, collecting fish using their large, expandable bill-pouches. They then hold the fish in their pouches just long enough to squeeze out the water from the corners of their mouthes before swallowing their meals. #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #wildtamilnadu_official #photographersofinstagram #raw_birds #indianphotographers #wildtamilnadu #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #huntgram #instagood #kingfisher #nikonindiaofficial #nutsaboutbirds @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Tamil Name-மீன்கொத்தி

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The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines.

The white-throated kingfisher is easily identifiable because of its electric bluish-green tinged back and upper wings. It is large-headed, predominantly chestnut-brown, with a long, heavy, and pointed dark dull-red bill, and a conspicuous white throat extending across the breast. The males and females are identical.

It belongs to the genus Halcyon, which, according to legend, is a mythical bird which nests on the sea and is loved by the gods. It calms the waves as it breeds, bringing in halcyon or peaceful days.

It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.

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White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) Tamil Name-மீன்கொத்தி f6.3 1/2000s 260mm ISO1600 The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines. The white-throated kingfisher is easily identifiable because of its electric bluish-green tinged back and upper wings. It is large-headed, predominantly chestnut-brown, with a long, heavy, and pointed dark dull-red bill, and a conspicuous white throat extending across the breast. The males and females are identical. It belongs to the genus Halcyon, which, according to legend, is a mythical bird which nests on the sea and is loved by the gods. It calms the waves as it breeds, bringing in halcyon or peaceful days. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires. #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #wildtamilnadu_official #photographersofinstagram #raw_birds #indianphotographers #wildtamilnadu #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #huntgram #instagood #kingfisher #nikonindiaofficial #nutsaboutbirds @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

The black-rumped flameback (Dinopium benghalense)

Tamil Name- பொன்முதுகு மரங்கொத்தி

The black-rumped flameback (Dinopium benghalense), also known as the lesser golden-backed woodpecker or lesser goldenback, is a woodpecker found widely distributed in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. It has a characteristic rattling-whinnying call and an undulating flight. It is the only golden-backed woodpecker with a black throat and a black rump.

Have you ever seen a flicker or woodpecker pounding away at bark, or annoyingly on a tin roof, and wondered how in the world they can do that without bashing in their brains? After all, the force of that is measured at over 1,000x the force of gravity!  

These neck muscles also divert and absorb shock.

The brains of woodpeckers are protected by their skull bone. Inside the skull bone is quite a bit of spongy bone, layered in plates, which acts like a built in football helmet that protects their grey matter.

Woodpeckers Have Tongues that Wrap Around Their Skulls

Unlike woodpeckers,  we don't have bones or cartilage in our tongues, it's just a big muscle. In woodpeckers that bone is modified to be super long. It starts in their two nasal cavities (as two separate bones) where it attaches. These bones/muscles run over the brain, around the side of the head, under the lower jaw, and into the mouth, where the two bones meet to form the tongue.

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The black-rumped flameback (Dinopium benghalense) Tamil Name- பொன்முதுகு மரங்கொத்தி The black-rumped flameback (Dinopium benghalense), also known as the lesser golden-backed woodpecker or lesser goldenback, is a woodpecker found widely distributed in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the few woodpeckers that are seen in urban areas. It has a characteristic rattling-whinnying call and an undulating flight. It is the only golden-backed woodpecker with a black throat and a black rump. Have you ever seen a flicker or woodpecker pounding away at bark, or annoyingly on a tin roof, and wondered how in the world they can do that without bashing in their brains? After all, the force of that is measured at over 1,000x the force of gravity!   These neck muscles also divert and absorb shock. The brains of woodpeckers are protected by their skull bone. Inside the skull bone is quite a bit of spongy bone, layered in plates, which acts like a built in football helmet that protects their grey matter. Woodpeckers Have Tongues that Wrap Around Their Skulls Unlike woodpeckers,  we don't have bones or cartilage in our tongues, it's just a big muscle. In woodpeckers that bone is modified to be super long. It starts in their two nasal cavities (as two separate bones) where it attaches. These bones/muscles run over the brain, around the side of the head, under the lower jaw, and into the mouth, where the two bones meet to form the tongue. @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/1600s 300mm ISO1600 #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #bbcearth #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #birding #birdsinflight #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #huntgram #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #zealwildlife @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_bird

Grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)

Tamil Name- நீலத் தாழைக் கோழி

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It is a species of swamphen occurring from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to southern China and northern Thailand. It used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen, but was elevated to full species status in 2015.

The male has an elaborate courtship display, holding water weeds in his bill and bowing to the female with loud chuckles.

Forages mostly by wading along shorelines or in shallow marshes or wet fields, sometimes by climbing about in marsh vegetation, occasionally while swimming. Often stands on one foot and uses other foot to grasp plant stems and pull them up to beak.

Food:➡️
Mostly plant material, including stalks, roots, leaves, and seeds of aquatic plants, especially spikerush in Florida. Also eats some insects, frogs, snails, and other small creatures, or scavenges food scraps left by humans.

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Grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) Tamil Name- நீலத் தாழைக் கோழி @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/800s 300mm ISO1600 It is a species of swamphen occurring from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to southern China and northern Thailand. It used to be considered a subspecies of the purple swamphen, but was elevated to full species status in 2015. The male has an elaborate courtship display, holding water weeds in his bill and bowing to the female with loud chuckles. Forages mostly by wading along shorelines or in shallow marshes or wet fields, sometimes by climbing about in marsh vegetation, occasionally while swimming. Often stands on one foot and uses other foot to grasp plant stems and pull them up to beak. Food:➡️ Mostly plant material, including stalks, roots, leaves, and seeds of aquatic plants, especially spikerush in Florida. Also eats some insects, frogs, snails, and other small creatures, or scavenges food scraps left by humans. #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nutsaboutbirds #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #birding #bbcearth #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #sonybbcearth #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official

Indian Pond Heron(Ardeola grayii)

Tamil Name - குளத்துக் கொக்கு/
குருட்டுக் கொக்கு /மடையான்

The Indian pond heron or paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to the Indian subcontinent, Burma, and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations. They are however distinctive when they take off with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body. Their camouflage is so excellent that they can be approached closely before they take to flight, a behaviour which has resulted in folk names and beliefs that the birds are short-sighted or blind.

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Indian Pond Heron(Ardeola grayii) Tamil Name - குளத்துக் கொக்கு/ குருட்டுக் கொக்கு /மடையான் The Indian pond heron or paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to the Indian subcontinent, Burma, and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations. They are however distinctive when they take off with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body. Their camouflage is so excellent that they can be approached closely before they take to flight, a behaviour which has resulted in folk names and beliefs that the birds are short-sighted or blind. @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/1600s 300mm ISO1600 #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #bbcearth #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #birding #birdsinflight #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #huntgram #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #zealwildlife @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_bird

Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Tamil Name - பொரி மீன்கொத்தி / வெள்ளை மீன்கொத்தி /கரும்புள்ளி மீன்கொத்தி 

Water kingfisher widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Originally described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758, it has five recognised subspecies. Its black and white plumage and crest, as well as its habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish, make it distinctive. Males have a double band across the breast, while females have a single gorget that is often broken in the middle. They are usually found in pairs or small family groups. When perched, they often bob their head and flick up their tail.

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Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) Tamil Name - பொரி மீன்கொத்தி / வெள்ளை மீன்கொத்தி /கரும்புள்ளி மீன்கொத்தி  Water kingfisher widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Originally described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758, it has five recognised subspecies. Its black and white plumage and crest, as well as its habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish, make it distinctive. Males have a double band across the breast, while females have a single gorget that is often broken in the middle. They are usually found in pairs or small family groups. When perched, they often bob their head and flick up their tail. @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/1600s 300mm ISO1600 #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #bbcearth #planetbirds #travelphotography  #ornithology  #photographersofinstagram #birding #birdsinflight #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #wildtamilnadu #huntgram #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #zealwildlife @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_bird

Pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)

Tamil Name - நீளவால் இலைக்கோழி

Like all other jacanas they have elongated toes and nails that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat. They may also swim or wade in water reaching their body while foraging mainly for invertebrate prey. They are found in tropical Asia from Yemen in the west to the Philippines in the east and move seasonally in parts of their range. They are the only jacanas that migrate long distances and with different non-breeding and breeding plumages. The pheasant-tailed jacana forages by swimming or by walking on aquatic vegetation. Females are larger than the males and are polyandrous, laying several clutches that are raised by different males in their harem.

The pheasant-tailed jacana is conspicuous and unmistakable. It is the longest species in the jacana family when the tail streamers are included. This is the only jacana to have a different breeding and non-breeding plumages. The breeding plumage is marked by the elongated central tail feathers that given the bird its name. The body is chocolate brown, with a white face and the back of the crown is black with white stripes running down the sides of the neck that separate the white of the front of neck and the silky golden yellow of the nape. The wings are predominantly white.

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Pheasant-tailed jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) Tamil Name - நீளவால் இலைக்கோழி Like all other jacanas they have elongated toes and nails that enable them to walk on floating vegetation in shallow lakes, their preferred habitat. They may also swim or wade in water reaching their body while foraging mainly for invertebrate prey. They are found in tropical Asia from Yemen in the west to the Philippines in the east and move seasonally in parts of their range. They are the only jacanas that migrate long distances and with different non-breeding and breeding plumages. The pheasant-tailed jacana forages by swimming or by walking on aquatic vegetation. Females are larger than the males and are polyandrous, laying several clutches that are raised by different males in their harem. The pheasant-tailed jacana is conspicuous and unmistakable. It is the longest species in the jacana family when the tail streamers are included. This is the only jacana to have a different breeding and non-breeding plumages. The breeding plumage is marked by the elongated central tail feathers that given the bird its name. The body is chocolate brown, with a white face and the back of the crown is black with white stripes running down the sides of the neck that separate the white of the front of neck and the silky golden yellow of the nape. The wings are predominantly white. @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/800s 300mm ISO1600 #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #bbcearth #planetbirds #travelphotography  #ornithology  #photographersofinstagram #birding #birdsinflight #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #wildtamilnadu #huntgram #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #zealwildlife @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_bird

Common Myna(Acridotheres tristis),

Tamil Name - நாகணவாய்

The common myna or Indian myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled mynah, is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the common myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments.

One of only three birds listed among "100 of the World's Worst Invasive Species" that pose a threat to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests.

The common myna uses the nests of woodpeckers, parakeets, etc. and easily takes to nest boxes; it has been recorded evicting the chicks of previously nesting pairs by holding them in the beak and later sometimes not even using the emptied nest boxes. This aggressive behaviour contributes to its success as an invasive species.

Common mynas are believed to pair for life. 

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Common Myna(Acridotheres tristis), Tamil Name - நாகணவாய் The common myna or Indian myna (Acridotheres tristis), sometimes spelled mynah, is a member of the family Sturnidae (starlings and mynas) native to Asia. An omnivorous open woodland bird with a strong territorial instinct, the common myna has adapted extremely well to urban environments. One of only three birds listed among "100 of the World's Worst Invasive Species" that pose a threat to biodiversity, agriculture and human interests. The common myna uses the nests of woodpeckers, parakeets, etc. and easily takes to nest boxes; it has been recorded evicting the chicks of previously nesting pairs by holding them in the beak and later sometimes not even using the emptied nest boxes. This aggressive behaviour contributes to its success as an invasive species. Common mynas are believed to pair for life.  @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/1600s 300mm ISO1600 #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #bbcearth #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #birding #birdsinflight #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #huntgram #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #zealwildlife @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_bird

Pied myna or Asian pied starling (Gracupica contra) 

Tamil Name- ஆசிய கருப்பு வெள்ளை நாகணவாய்

Species  of starling found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. They are usually found in small groups mainly on the plains and low foothills. They are often seen within cities and villages although they are not as bold as the common myna. They produce a range of calls made up of liquid notes. Several slight plumage variations exist in the populations.

The species is found mainly in the plains but in the foothills up to about 700m above sea level. They are found mainly in areas with access to open water. Their main distribution in India is from the Gangetic plains extending south to the Krishna River. Their range is increasing, with populations establishing more recently in Pakistan,Rajkotand Bombay (since 1953),possibly aided by trade in caged birds and accidental escape.Their westerward spread in India particularly in parts of Rajasthan has been aided by changes in irrigation and farming patterns, and the spread into Sumatra has been aided by deforestation.The species has also established itself in Dubai, UAE.

The habitat is lowland open areas with scattered trees near water, often near human habitation. This species is often seen at sewage farms.

The ability of these mynas to mimic human voices made them popular as cagebirds. The Sema Nagas will not eat this bird as they believe it is the reincarnation of a human.

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Pied myna or Asian pied starling (Gracupica contra) Tamil Name- ஆசிய கருப்பு வெள்ளை நாகணவாய் Species  of starling found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. They are usually found in small groups mainly on the plains and low foothills. They are often seen within cities and villages although they are not as bold as the common myna. They produce a range of calls made up of liquid notes. Several slight plumage variations exist in the populations. The species is found mainly in the plains but in the foothills up to about 700m above sea level. They are found mainly in areas with access to open water. Their main distribution in India is from the Gangetic plains extending south to the Krishna River. Their range is increasing, with populations establishing more recently in Pakistan,Rajkotand Bombay (since 1953),possibly aided by trade in caged birds and accidental escape.Their westerward spread in India particularly in parts of Rajasthan has been aided by changes in irrigation and farming patterns, and the spread into Sumatra has been aided by deforestation.The species has also established itself in Dubai, UAE. The habitat is lowland open areas with scattered trees near water, often near human habitation. This species is often seen at sewage farms. The ability of these mynas to mimic human voices made them popular as cagebirds. The Sema Nagas will not eat this bird as they believe it is the reincarnation of a human. @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/2000s 300mm ISO1600 #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #bbcearth #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #birding #birdsinflight #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #natureinfocus #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #instanature @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_bird

Indian Pond Heron(Ardeola grayii)

Tamil Name - குளத்துக் கொக்கு/
குருட்டுக் கொக்கு /மடையான்

The Indian pond heron or paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to the Indian subcontinent, Burma, and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations. They are however distinctive when they take off with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body. Their camouflage is so excellent that they can be approached closely before they take to flight, a behaviour which has resulted in folk names and beliefs that the birds are short-sighted or blind.

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Indian Pond Heron(Ardeola grayii) Tamil Name - குளத்துக் கொக்கு/ குருட்டுக் கொக்கு /மடையான் The Indian pond heron or paddybird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to the Indian subcontinent, Burma, and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations. They are however distinctive when they take off with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body. Their camouflage is so excellent that they can be approached closely before they take to flight, a behaviour which has resulted in folk names and beliefs that the birds are short-sighted or blind. @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/1600s 300mm ISO1600 #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #bbcearth #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #birding #birdsinflight #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #huntgram #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #zealwildlife @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_bird

Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)

Tamil Name- குயில்

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A large cuckoo, distinctive in all plumages, but usually secretive, keeping to the interior of dense trees in many habitats, even inner cities and fields. Adult males glossy black with dull lime-green bill; females and immatures blackish brown with white dots on the wings and strong streaking on head and throat. Adults have ruby-red eyes. Females lay eggs in the nests of other large birds, including crows, shrikes, and starlings. Song is a loud, persistent “ko-EL!” similar to a peacock’s call.

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Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) Tamil Name- குயில் @nikonindiaofficial @nikon_d3500_official F6.3 1/1000s 300mm ISO1600 A large cuckoo, distinctive in all plumages, but usually secretive, keeping to the interior of dense trees in many habitats, even inner cities and fields. Adult males glossy black with dull lime-green bill; females and immatures blackish brown with white dots on the wings and strong streaking on head and throat. Adults have ruby-red eyes. Females lay eggs in the nests of other large birds, including crows, shrikes, and starlings. Song is a loud, persistent “ko-EL!” similar to a peacock’s call. #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nutsaboutbirds #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #birding #bbcearth #raw_birds #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #sonybbcearth #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official

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