Owing to my limited exposure, many birds remain unidentified. Please do
help sort them out!
Seen at Manas National Park, Dec 2009
rosy starling, maybe?
red-breasted parakeet, I think
some kind of leafbird. maybe golden-fronted
seen from pretty close, but image not in focus
not a bird, but of interest. this squirrel was reddish brown, no stripes.
not much bigger than the city squirrel, (way smaller than a giant
malayan), reddish brown fur, pale feet and faint eye ring.
On lake and woods near guest house, IIT Guwahati
some kind of chat. most likely brown rock chat. But could be female pied
should have been easy to ID - bright white eye on a black
body with black bill - Pochard like - could it be ferruginous or Baer's?
Calcutta urban housing complex 11 dec 09
A jungle myna? in the urban jungle.
most probably a common myna; but could be a rosy.
i saw it very fleetingly, shot from a rooftop.
Red-breasted flycatcher? (in my garden, IITK)
This bird i believe may be a red-breasted flycatcher
female. This pair, or at least one individual with the
red patch on the
throat, appears to be visiting my garden every winter.
Almost every morning in winter, I can see this chappie dropping into my
garden. This one is most likely the same individual as below, from a few days
From the jungle that is IIT Kanpur
I marked this as maybe a lesser whitethroat
Munias: Inside IITK, Dec 20, '09
Munia size: Lodi Gardens Dec 24, 09
Munia size. fluffy breast...
Canal near IITK Jan 10
Pipit or lark? : Lower Ganga Canal near IITK
one of the two individuals below (perhaps a pipit?) - by the canal near
this guy, was hopping around on jan 26, near a
village some 4 km further down the canal from above images.
Woody Sandpiper? : Jan 26 2009
Seen during a 63km bike ride along canal to Chowbepur and back via Bithoor.
black-headed bunting perhaps?
munia size: black-head, white collar, orange breast
other birds from Ganga / Bithoor area
small black size - perhaps same as Old M1 below. May be an indian robin, but
size of a sparrow, slender, a bit like a paddyfield pipit -
prominent white supercilium, beak has slight downward curve, throat
colouration like a necklace (sorry - pic on right is a bit fuzzy)
seen near Bithoor not far from the ganga
sunbird size, white supercilium, seen once on branch of tree.
Old unidentified birds - these have remained unidentified for more than a year
These are grouped by size, but even the sizes are
E. Dove size or a bit smaller, short fat bill, light colour
- Sparrow Size
F. Sparrow size, chat like, maybe same as next.
G. Sparrow size, very similar to above - except white stripe above eye
- could be the same species but could also be a warbler...
- Sunbird Size
M1. Black and grey-sunbird size
M2. [Small Minivet?]. Sunbird size (and similar nature) - agile and jumpy; beak does not
seem too curved. N. Light brown, sunbird size, longer tail. On mango tree in Delhi in
April. May be a tailorbird.
Red-headed bunting, perhaps?
seen another day. red-headed bunting, most likely
i had thought this may be a zitting cisticola - but maybe something like a
most likely a common hawk-cuckoo (brainfever bird). It went off making a
sound, but it wasn't particularly repetitive.
more details at jungles of iitk
yellow wagtail, but what subspecies? yellow breast, white supercilium.
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (non-breeding)
White-capped water redstart
Unknown waterbird from Santragacchi dec 16
the one on the right middle with a speckled bottom and dark head and dark
tail could be common teal, but the body doesn't seem to match.
Amitabha Mukerjee january 2009