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India: 12/31/2005 - 1/22/2006 (Center on Map)

India

Tuqalaqabad, Delhi



Tuqalaqabad, Delhi Tuqalaqabad, Delhi Tuqalaqabad, Delhi Cricket game, Tuqalaqabad, Delhi Old Delhi Market Area Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort, Delhi Snake Charmer, Delhi Jamu Mashid, Delhi Indian Ladies Gajneer Palace Hotel, Bikaner Camel Safari, Bikaner
Karni Mata Rat Temple Monkey Temple, Jaipur Monkey Temple, Jaipur Jaipur City Palace Gate, Jaipur Indian Children
Indian People, Rathambore Indian People, Rathambore Rathambore Fort Rathambore Fort and Lake Ganges River, Varanasi
Nainital Lake Elephant Ride, Corbett Tiger Reserve Corbett Tiger Reserve
Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) male tiger (Panthera tigris) White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) Female Cinereous Tit (Parus cinereus)
Hanuman Langur Monkeys, Rathambore Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus) Little Forktail (Enicurus scouleri) Lesser Yellownape (Picus chlorolophus) Rufous-bellied Niltava (Niltava sundara)
Brown Dipper (Cinclus pallasii) Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum) Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta cinnamoventris) Yellow-bellied Fantail (Rhipidura hypoxantha) Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis) Grey-capped Woodpecker (Dendrocopos canicapillus)
White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis) White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferrea) Female Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferrea) Male Scaly-bellied Woodpecker (Picus squamatus)

In a one month trip to Northern India, we visited Rajasthan, The Himalayan Foothills, and more.

Sites Visited - Click on a link to read the blog!

Delhi - Tughlaqabad, India (12/31/2005)
Delhi - Red Fort, India (1/1/2006)
Delhi - Okhla, India (1/2/2006)
Bikaner - Gajner Palace, India (1/3/2006)
Bikaner - Sandy Desert, India (1/4/2006)
Deshnok - Karna Mati Temple, India (1/4/2006)
Jaipur, India (1/6/2006)
Rathambore National Park, India (1/8/2006)
Kheoladeo National Park, India (1/9/2006)
Kheoladeo National Park, India (1/10/2006)
Bandhavgarh National Pak, India (1/12/2006)
Bandhavgarh National Pak, India (1/13/2006)
Varanasi, India (1/14/2006)
Nainital, India (1/17/2006)
Nainital, India (1/18/2006)
Jim Corbett National Park - Dhikala, India (1/19/2006)
Jim Corbett National Park - Dhikala, India (1/20/2006)
Jim Corbett National Park - Kosi River, India (1/21/2006)
Jim Corbett National Park - Kosi River, India (1/22/2006)
Jim Corbett National Park - Lohachaur, India (1/22/2006)


Species Recorded (284)

Birds ( 257 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Cinereous Vulture - Aegypius monachus
White-rumped Vulture - Gyps bengalensis
Eurasian Griffon - Gyps fulvus
Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus
Red-headed Vulture - Sarcogyps calvus

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Dalmatian Pelican - Pelecanus crispus
Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Common Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus collybita
Hume's Warbler - Phylloscopus humei
Gray-hooded Warbler - Phylloscopus xanthoschistos

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Acrocephalidae ( Acrocephalidae )
Booted Warbler - Iduna caligata

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Cormorant - Microcarbo niger
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Indian Cormorant - Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Oriental Darter - Anhinga melanogaster

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Indian Pond-Heron - Ardeola grayii
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Black Bittern - Ixobrychus flavicollis
Intermediate Egret - Mesophoyx intermedia
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
Black-headed Ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Woolly-necked Stork - Ciconia episcopus
Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Lesser Adjutant - Leptoptilos javanicus
Painted Stork - Mycteria leucocephala

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Eurasian Wigeon - Anas penelope
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha
Garganey - Anas querquedula
Gadwall - Anas strepera
Graylag Goose - Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus
Common Pochard - Aythya ferina
Lesser Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna javanica
Red-crested Pochard - Netta rufina
Comb Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos
Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Shikra - Accipiter badius
Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis
Bonelli's Eagle - Aquila fasciata
Imperial Eagle - Aquila heliaca
Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis
Long-legged Buzzard - Buteo rufinus
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier - Circus aeruginosus
Greater Spotted Eagle - Clanga clanga
Indian Spotted Eagle - Clanga hastata
Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus caeruleus
White-tailed Eagle - Haliaeetus albicilla
Pallas's Fish-Eagle - Haliaeetus leucoryphus
Booted Eagle - Hieraaetus pennatus
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Changeable Hawk-Eagle - Nisaetus cirrhatus
Crested Serpent-Eagle - Spilornis cheela

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Gray Francolin - Francolinus pondicerianus
Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus
Kalij Pheasant - Lophura leucomelanos
Indian Peafowl - Pavo cristatus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
Gray-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Demoiselle Crane - Anthropoides virgo
Sarus Crane - Antigone antigone
Common Crane - Grus grus

Thick-knees ( Burhinidae )
Indian Thick-knee - Burhinus indicus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
River Lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Red-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus indicus
White-tailed Lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Indian Courser - Cursorius coromandelicus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Little Stint - Calidris minuta
Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus
Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Asian Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis
Yellow-footed Pigeon - Treron phoenicopterus

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Red-breasted Parakeet - Psittacula alexandri
Plum-headed Parakeet - Psittacula cyanocephala
Alexandrine Parakeet - Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Lesser Coucal - Centropus bengalensis
Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Spotted Owlet - Athene brama
Dusky Eagle-Owl - Bubo coromandus
Jungle Owlet - Glaucidium radiatum
Brown Fish-Owl - Ketupa zeylonensis
Indian Scops-Owl - Otus bakkamoena
Mottled Wood-Owl - Strix ocellata

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Large-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus macrurus

Swifts ( Apodidae )
White-rumped Needletail - Zoonavena sylvatica

Tree-swifts ( Hemiprocnidae )
Crested Treeswift - Hemiprocne coronata

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Purple Sunbird - Cinnyris asiaticus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis
Crested Kingfisher - Megaceryle lugubris

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
Green Bee-eater - Merops orientalis

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Indian Roller - Coracias benghalensis

Hoopoes ( Upupidae )
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops

Hornbills ( Bucerotidae )
Malabar Pied-Hornbill - Anthracoceros coronatus
Indian Gray Hornbill - Ocyceros birostris

Barbets ( Megalaimoidae )
Coppersmith Barbet - Psilopogon haemacephalus
Lineated Barbet - Psilopogon lineatus
Brown-headed Barbet - Psilopogon zeylanicus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Greater Flameback - Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Brown-fronted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos auriceps
Gray-capped Woodpecker - Dendrocopos canicapillus
Himalayan Woodpecker - Dendrocopos himalayensis
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos macei
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker - Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Black-rumped Flameback - Dinopium benghalense
Gray-faced Woodpecker - Picus canus
Lesser Yellownape - Picus chlorolophus
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker - Picus squamatus

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Large Cuckoo-shrike - Coracina macei
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus picatus
Small Minivet - Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Long-tailed Minivet - Pericrocotus ethologus
Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus speciosus

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
White-bellied Drongo - Dicrurus caerulescens
Hair-crested Drongo - Dicrurus hottentottus
Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus
Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow - Hirundo smithii
Gray-throated Martin - Riparia chinensis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Ashy Bulbul - Hemixos flavala
Black Bulbul - Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Black-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus atriceps
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer
Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus
White-Cheeked Bulbul - Pycnonotus leucogenys
White-eared Bulbul - Pycnonotus leucotis

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Rufous-fronted Prinia - Prinia buchanani
Gray-breasted Prinia - Prinia hodgsonii
Plain Prinia - Prinia inornata
Ashy Prinia - Prinia socialis

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Oriental White-eye - Zosterops palpebrosus

Iora ( Aegithinidae )
White-tailed Iora - Aegithina nigrolutea
Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Green Magpie - Cissa chinensis
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos
House Crow - Corvus splendens
Rufous Treepie - Dendrocitta vagabunda

Helmetshrikes ( Prionopidae )
Common Woodshrike - Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Fantails ( Rhipiduridae )
Yellow-bellied Fairy-Fantail - Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
White-throated Fantail - Rhipidura albicollis
White-browed Fantail - Rhipidura aureola

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Black-lored Tit - Machlolophus xanthogenys
Cinereous Tit - Parus cinereus
Green-backed Tit - Parus monticolus

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Black-throated Tit - Aegithalos concinnus

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch - Sitta cinnamoventris
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch - Sitta frontalis

Treecreepers ( Certhiidae )
Bar-tailed Treecreeper - Certhia himalayana

Dippers ( Cinclidae )
Brown Dipper - Cinclus pallasii

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blyth's Reed-Warbler - Acrocephalus dumetorum
Clamorous Reed-Warbler - Acrocephalus stentoreus
Yellow-eyed Babbler - Chrysomma sinense
Black-chinned Babbler - Cyanoderma pyrrhops
Tawny-bellied Babbler - Dumetia hyperythra
Red-billed Leiothrix - Leiothrix lutea
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler - Megapomatorhinus erythrogenys
Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius
Puff-throated Babbler - Pellorneum ruficeps
Golden-spectacled Warbler - Seicercus burkii
Gray-cheeked Warbler - Seicercus poliogenys
Lesser Whitethroat - Sylvia curruca
Common Babbler - Turdoides caudata
Jungle Babbler - Turdoides striata

Laughingthrushes ( Timaliidae )
Blue-winged Minla - Actinodura cyanouroptera
White-crested Laughingthrush - Garrulax leucolophus
Striated Laughingthrush - Grammatoptila striata
Rufous Sibia - Heterophasia capistrata
Streaked Laughingthrush - Trochalopteron lineatum

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Desert Wheatear - Oenanthe deserti
Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina
Variable Wheatear - Oenanthe picata
Pied Bushchat - Saxicola caprata
Gray Bushchat - Saxicola ferreus
Siberian Stonechat - Saxicola maurus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Indian Chat - Cercomela fusca
Indian Robin - Copsychus fulicatus
White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis
Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher - Cyornis tickelliae
Spotted Forktail - Enicurus maculatus
Little Forktail - Enicurus scouleri
Taiga Flycatcher - Ficedula albicilla
Red-breasted Flycatcher - Ficedula parva
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher - Ficedula strophiata
Slaty-blue Flycatcher - Ficedula tricolor
Orange-headed Thrush - Geokichla citrina
Bluethroat - Luscinia svecica
Blue Whistling-Thrush - Myophonus caeruleus
Rufous-bellied Niltava - Niltava sundara
Blue-capped Redstart - Phoenicurus coeruleocephala
Plumbeous Redstart - Phoenicurus fuliginosus
White-Capped Redstart - Phoenicurus leucocephalus
Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros
Red-flanked Bluetail - Tarsiger cyanurus
Black-throated Thrush - Turdus atrogularis
Tickell's Thrush - Turdus unicolor
Alpine Thrush - Zoothera mollissima

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Tawny Pipit - Anthus campestris
Blyth's Pipit - Anthus godlewskii
Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodgsoni
Oriental Pipit - Anthus rufulus
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Gray Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
Citrine Wagtail - Motacilla citreola
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava
White-browed Wagtail - Motacilla maderaspatensis

Leafbirds ( Chloropseidae )
Orange-bellied Leafbird - Chloropsis hardwickii

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Brown Shrike - Lanius cristatus
Isabelline Shrike - Lanius isabellinus
Southern Gray Shrike - Lanius meridionalis
Long-tailed Shrike - Lanius schach
Bay-backed Shrike - Lanius vittatus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Bank Myna - Acridotheres ginginianus
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Asian Pied Starling - Gracupica contra
Brahminy Starling - Sturnia pagodarum

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Crested Bunting - Melophus lathami

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Common Rosefinch - Carpodacus erythrinus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Indian Silverbill - Euodice malabarica
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Russet Sparrow - Passer rutilans

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