Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
This is one of the largest species of Buteo. Length can range from 50 to 66 cm (20 to 26 in) and wingspan from 115 to 160 cm (45 to 63 in). Females, at an average mass of 1.3 kg (2.9 lb), are larger than males, at an average of 1.1 kg (2.4 lb). There are many different colour forms, but usually long-leggeds have a clear orange tint to the plumage, red or orange tail, pale head and largely white underwings. There is usually a distinctive black carpal patch and dark trailing edge to the wing. The rump and "trousers" are often dark or deep rufous. Plumage varies from ghostly pale individuals to very dark ones. Some plumages are almost similar to those of the steppe buzzard, the eastern subspecies of the common buzzard (Buteo buteo vulpinus), but long-legged buzzards have longer wings and are more like rough-legged buzzards or even a small Aquila eagle.
Distribution and habitat
It inhabits dry open plains of northern Africa, southeastern Europe, west and central Asia east to China, and across central India. Recent sightings indicate that there is a small population in the Apulian region of south-eastern Italy. Open, uncultivated areas, with high bushes, trees, cliffs or hillocks are favoured as nesting areas. Younger birds disperse north of breeding grounds and there are records from Northern Europe. The breeding population in Greece is around 60 pairs.
Reforestation in the Judean Mountains in Israel is displacing populations of the long-legged buzzard, and the species is moving into the Judean Foothills and competing with the short-toed snake eagle there.
It feeds mostly on small rodents, although it will also take lizards, snakes, small birds and large insect. REF==== WIKIPEDIA
Friday, April 14, 2017
Unlike many typical warblers, the sexes are almost identical. This is a small species with a grey back, whitish underparts, a grey head with a darker "bandit mask" through the eyes and a white throat. It is slightly smaller than the whitethroat, and lacks the chestnut wings and uniform head-face color of that species. The lesser whitethroat's song is a fast and rattling sequence of tet or che calls, quite different from the whitethroat's scolding song.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Long Tailed Minivet --- I never imagined that one Good Morning I will see this bird in Delhi ,which is normally find in Jungle or Himalayan range or Woody areas, suddenly saw in Ridge Area , Central Delhi. A flock of Six to Eight but could not locate the Male (Red) Minivet. Captured in Camera The Female Minivet for Viewers and Bird-watchers ==== Dec 2016, A happy New Year To all, Keep smiling and see more beauty of nature.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
The woolly-necked stork is a large bird, typically 85 cm tall. It is glistening black with black "skull cap", white neck and white lower belly. The upper parts are glossed dark green, and the breast and belly have a purple hue.It has long red legs and a heavy, blackish bill. Sexes are alike. Juvenile birds are duller versions of the adult. Ref===========Wikipedia
The black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. It was formerly known as the Black Partridge. It is the state bird of Haryana state, India.
Black francolins appear to be found in scrubby habitats with plenty of cultivated crops tall enough to offer shelter and open beneath to provide escape routes and easy travel. They prefer the areas of thick vegetation, usually near water. They are not forest birds but will frequent brush land and wood edges associated with grass land. They appear to be more closely associated to water than chukars are, and in drier areas.Francolins normally nests in a bare ground scrape from late March to May. The male may be seen standing on a rock or low tree attracting attention with its extraordinary creaking call. It may be heard all day long in April, during nesting, and less persistently in March and May as well as the summer months. Both parents tend chicks after hatching. Young stay with parents through their first winter. The most likely breeding locations Savanna, Grasslands, Scrub vegetation areas under the cultivated crops. They have a loud call during the breeding season.
REFER======== WIKIPEDIA ,
Photo 12th March, Najafgarh Drain Delhi
Friday, March 11, 2016
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
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These birds feed mainly by diving or dabbling.They eat aquatic plants with some molluscs , aquatic insects and small fish.They often feed at night, and will upend ( Source WIKIPEDIA)These elusive bird found in Yamuna Bio Diversity Park. IUCN category== NearThreatened
Photo === Dec 22, 2015 Yamuna Bio Diversity Park, Delhi
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hope to see more species in Jan 2016================== Photo 27 Dec 2015, Delhi
Friday, December 25, 2015
============= 22nd Nov 2015 Najafgarh Drain , Delhi