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Brahminy Kite – Juvenile

Aug 05 2012

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) The Brahminy Kite (also known as Red-backed Sea-Eagle) is found along water bodies and coasts of peninsular India, South-east Asia and Australia. A medium-sized raptor, this bird is distinguished by its characteristic chestnut-brown plumage contrasted by white head and breast. The juvenile can be confused with a Black Kite due to very similar size and coloration. Two distinguishing characteristics – rounded tail (lack of forked tail) and a large white patch on the underwing – help differentiate in the field. This bird was photographed in Hesaraghatta, Bangalore on Feb 06, 2010.

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Family time

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Dec 01 2011
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It was a February evening in Banni Grasslands, Greater Rann of Kutch. As the sun began its journey to the other side of the earth, the Indian Fox (Vulpes bengalensis) pups came out of their den and began their antics. They chased each other around for some time, bullied their sibling and ran in and out of the den. Once in a while, they would demand attention from their parent. And get all the attention showered upon them. An unforgettable evening.

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Feeding

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Nov 30 2011
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Black-crowned Sparrow-larks (Eremopterix nigriceps) are rare residents in Western India, mainly the dry scrub and grassland areas in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Tal Chapar Wildlife Sanctuary (in Churu district, Rajasthan) is one of the places where they breed. It was early April and the juvenile had already fledged, taking short flights over a couple of feet at a time. The most-used defence tactic was lying still in order to avoid being detected. The parents were still showering a lot of attention on the juvenile. The female would come along and feed the juvenile, and herself once in a while. The male […]

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