Birds

Birds of Morni: Woolly-necked Stork

December 20, 20181 Comment

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Birds of Morni: Short-toed Snake Eagle

December 20, 20180 Comments

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Birds of Morni: Himalayan Griffon

December 20, 20180 Comments

Himalayan Griffons, especially juveniles, winter in Morni Hills and are frequently spotted soaring high on thermals especially where the breeze from the southern plains meet the sheer Gajhan escarpment.

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Birds of Morni: Rock Bunting

December 19, 20180 Comments

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Birds of Morni: Grey Wagtail

November 9, 20141 Comment

Grey wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) is a small wagtail with a yellow throat (black in breeding males) and vent, whitish underparts and grey upper parts. It has a narrow white supercilium. It can be spotted wagging its tail energetically as it forages for insects in meadows or shallow marshes.

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Birds of Morni: Little Pied Flycatcher

November 9, 20140 Comments

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Birds of Morni: Crested Bunting

November 6, 20140 Comments

Crested Bunting is about 6″ in size and is generally found in low-lying, grassy hills and areas with terraced cultivation.The head and body in males is a shiny blue-black with a prominent feathery crest at the back of the head. The wings and the tail are chestnut brown/ rufous. The females have streaked upper parts […]

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Birds of Morni: Jungle Bush Quail

September 28, 20141 Comment

Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica) is a quail of the Indian subcontinent, about 6″ in length that feeds largely on seeds of grasses (sometimes also on insects). It breeds after the rains. The male has a heavily barred, white belly and underparts (females have chestnut breast and belly). Head has red and white streaks.

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Birds of Morni: Little Cormorant

February 9, 20140 Comments

Little Cormorant can be spotted foraging in small ponds, lakes and streams either alone or in small loose groups. It swims underwater in search of fish and perches itself with open wings on rocky-outcrops or branches of fallen trees projecting from the water  to dry itself after emerging from a dip. It is a little […]

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Birds of Morni: Wallcreeper

February 9, 20141 Comment

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) a blue-grey bird of the mountains, about 6” in size, with striking crimson wings and dark tail and flight feathers. It is found in the Himalayas at elevations of 1000-3000 metres and moves to lower elevations in winters. It feeds on insects and spiders and can be seen hopping up and down a […]

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