Malabar grey hornbill (Ocyceros griseus)

Malabar grey hornbill (Ocyceros griseus) Little did I expect to see Malabar grey hornbills when I shifted to a new residence in Punnala in Kollam. These and other birds are attracted to the ripe… Continue reading

Knob-billed duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos), or comb duck

These ducks with a knob shaped bill(male) were photographed at Koonthankulam bird sanctuary in Tamilnadu state of India. I went there on 22nd October, 2015. The best time to visit Koonthankulam is most… Continue reading

Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) Koonthankulam, Tamil Nadu, India 22nd October, 2015

White-cheeked barbet or small green barbet (Megalaima viridis)

Photographed from the balcony of my house in Punnala, Pathanapuram,  Kollam, Kerala, India. The white-cheeked barbet or small green barbet (Megalaima viridis) is a species of barbet found in southern India. Like all other Asian barbets they are mainly frugivorous although… Continue reading

Spot-billed pelican or grey pelican(Pelecanus philippensis)

This pair was photographed at Tirunelvelli, in Tamil Nadu State of India on the 22nd October 2015. The spot-billed pelican or grey pelican(Pelecanus philippensis) is a member of the pelican family. It breeds in southern Asia from southern Pakistan  across India… Continue reading

Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Rose-ringed Parakeet Pathanapuram, Kollam, Kerala 28th September, 2015

Thankassery Lighthouse, Kollam, Kerala

Thankassery Light House in Kollam, Kerala

Green bee-eater

The green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) (sometimes little green bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambiato Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia andAsia through India to Vietnam.[2] They are mainly insect… Continue reading

Oriental Magpie Robin (juvenile)

The oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrushfamily Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is… Continue reading

Sasthamcotta Lake, Kollam, Kerala

Sasthamcotta lake in Kollam District is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Kerala. This is a place for all nature lovers. A boat ride is offered by a private boat but no… Continue reading