Prinia Mania- Birding at Phillaur (#9)
Prinia Mania- Birding at Phillaur (#9) Date: 18 March, 2020 After yet another birding-break and with the winter slowly drawing to a close and the birds reverse migrating to Europe, Russia etc. to their breeding grounds, I went to Sutlej again. Just like before, I left before sunrise, but, this time it was intentional because…
Egrets are medium to large sized birds, closely related to the Herons (see here) and belong to Ardea or Egretta genera. Similar to their (very) close relatives – Herons – they also have long legs and a long beak.
Rufous-Vented Grass Babbler
Rufous-Vented Grass Babbler (Prinia burnesii) Size: 16-17 cm Area: Resident over much of the North except the Himalayas Habitat: Wet Areas especially Riverside Reedbeds and Scrubland
Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis) Size: 10-12 cm Area: Widespread Resident, mainly in North and North-West Habitat: Wet Areas with Tall Grasslands, Waterside Reedbeds and Scrubland
Yellow-Bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris) Size: 13-15 cm Area: Widespread resident over much of the North except the Himalayas Habitat: Wet Areas especially Riverside Reedbeds and Scrubland
Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) Size: 13-15 cm Area: Widespread resident over much of the region except the Himalayas Habitat: Reedbeds, Scrubland, Dense Vegetation or even Gardens
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata) Size: 13-15 cm Area: Widespread resident over much of the region except the Himalayas Habitat: Reedbeds, Scrubland and Dense Vegetation Description: A very common sighting across much of India. Can be easily spotted around any cultivation, bushy area or even in your backyard.
Prinias Prinias are small passerine, insectivorous birds which sometimes referred to as Wren-Warblers. Like most Warblers these birds prefer dense bushes and long scrubs due to which they are a nightmare to locate. Like Warblers, they are heard heard more often seen.
Birder’s Day Out – Birding at Pong Lake
Birder’s Day Out – Birding at Pong Lake It was on 29th December, 2019 that I, finally, got the chance to spend a Day Out Birding at one of my Favourite Birding Locations – Pong Lake. I first visited this place in 2015 and till then it has remained in my ‘Favourites List’.
Wade in the Water – Birding at Phillaur – Part 6
Wade in the Water – Birding at Phillaur – Part 6 Local birding is much more exciting to me compared to going to far off places to witness a complete new set of wildlife. So, I began this season’s birding adventures by visiting the place that I consider as ‘One of the Finest Spots for…
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) Size(80-100cm): It is the largest Cormorant found in India. Area: Widespread resident over much of India. Habitat: Lakes, rivers and other water bodies. My two words: It is the largest of all the Cormorants found in India.
Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) Size(60-63cm): It is a large Cormorant larger than the Little Cormorant but smaller than the Great Cormorant. Area: Widespread over much of the region except the North and North-West. Habitat: Several Fresh Water and Salt Water Bodies. My two words: This specific Cormorant is found only in India, Thailand, Cambodia and…