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Can scratching look cute?

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Nov 12 2013

    You think NO!! Take a look at the following series… (Click on any of the images to view them large. Navigate using the buttons below the image.)     I repeat the question again – Can scratching look cute? 🙂     Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) The bird pictured in this series is a Common Kestrel. I came across this bird at Tal Chapar in October this year. Common Kestrels are winter visitors to large parts of India, with some breeding populations in Himalayas and Western Ghats. They are birds of open areas, preferring places like grasslands and shrublands. […]

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A morning with Laggar Falcons

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Oct 08 2012

    My visits to Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan are always filled with exciting moments. From getting many many exciting lifers (seeing a bird for the first time – in birders’-tongue) to witnessing some breathtaking action and life’s wonders, it has been a dream destination for me. This time too, it was no different.   When I arrived at Tal Chapar in late September this year, it was a grassland transformed into a green carpet by the delayed monsoons. Tall green grass grew everywhere, except a few areas in the park. When I set out on my first morning […]

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White-eyed Buzzard – Juvenile

Aug 06 2012

White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa) This resident medium-sized hawk is found in open areas across India. The juveniles (as illustrated in this photograph), have a lighter brown plumage with dark brown eyes. As they mature, the birds acquire a dark-brown plumage and white eyes. Every year, during the late-summer and monsoon months, hundreds of juvenile White-eyed Buzzards flock to Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on August 14, 2009.

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White-eyed Buzzard – Juvenile

Aug 05 2012

White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa) This resident medium-sized hawk is found in open areas across India. The juveniles (as illustrated in this photograph), have a lighter brown plumage with dark brown eyes. As they mature, the birds acquire a dark-brown plumage and white eyes. Every year, during the late-summer and monsoon months, hundreds of juvenile White-eyed Buzzards flock to Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on July 19, 2011.

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White-eyed Buzzard – Juvenile

Aug 05 2012

White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa) This resident medium-sized hawk is found in open areas across India. The juveniles (as illustrated in this photograph), have a lighter brown plumage with dark brown eyes. As they mature, the birds acquire a dark-brown plumage and white eyes. Every year, during the late-summer and monsoon months, hundreds of juvenile White-eyed Buzzards flock to Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan. This bird was photographed in Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan on July 19, 2011.

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