Posts Tagged "Urban"

  • Black Kite

    Black Kite

    The commonest Kite in Mumbai. Not the prettiest by any yardstick. But this bird is interesting to watch with its antics, mock fights, mid air acrobatics  and love-hate relationship with the crow. I have many images of these fellows, but thought this one looked interesting, tad majestic. After all this bird rules the Mumbai skies. A brief note from wiki:…



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  • Scaly Breasted Munia

    Scaly Breasted Munia

    The Ulwe Project: Another one from Ulwe, my favorite haunt. We had been trying to track this bird for a while, unsuccessfully. At a point we gave up and were just about to drive off, when my birding mate who hosts WildWaterWoods noticed this little one a few feet from the car. Some info from wiki: The Scaly Breasted Munia or Spotted Munia (Lonchura…



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  • Common Kingfisher

    Common Kingfisher

    The Ulwe Project: Picture from May 2012 in Ulwe. Lone Kingfisher in the light thrown by the setting sun. For once it didn’t make sense to go close, zoom in etc. I don’t know how long Ulwe will offer sights as this one. And yes, Happy Independence Day to all Indians 🙂 ©2012 Rahul Jauhari. All rights reserved.



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  • Black Headed Munia

    Black Headed Munia

    The Ulwe Project: Here’s another lovely bird from my Ulwe adventures. The Black-headed Munia, Lonchura atricapilla, interestingly, is the former national bird of Philippines. It’s also known as the Chestnut Munia. I’ve seen this bird in decent numbers in Ulwe and are quite striking from up close. They are shy too, why makes them just a little bit tough to shoot, given…



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  • Eastern Great Egret

    Eastern Great Egret

    Right next to the NRI Estate, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai is this little lake/pond that has been at the centre of a tussle between builders and conservation folk. Quite a few birds frequent this waterbody. This one was shot just pre-sunrise. From behind the foliage that abuts the lake. Some dope from wikipedia: The Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta), a white heron in the genus Ardea,…



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  • Indian Pond Heron

    Indian Pond Heron

    Right next to the NRI Estate, Seawoods, Navi Mumbai is this little lake/pond that has been at the centre of a tussle between builders and conservation folk. Quite a few birds frequent this waterbody. This shot was taken late afternoon against the setting sun. I was camouflaged  by the foliage that abuts the lake. Am quite happy that the Pond…



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  • Baya Weaver

    Baya Weaver

    The Baya Weaver Project: This chap, perched on the upper branches of the tree, had the most mournful of all faces. There is a charm in observing their faces from up-close. Probably because these birds are rarely observed from that close. The darkness on the ‘cheeks’ seems to add this expressional detail. Which, in this case, seems to suggest one very, very…



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