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Bikaner - Sandy Desert, India (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Bikaner - Sandy Desert, India

Map of Bikaner - Sandy Desert, India

Camel Safari, Bikaner
Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) Common Babbler (Turdoides caudatus) Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe picata) Great Gray Shrike (Lanius excubitor)

Just on the outskirts of town,



1/4/2006: Barbara really wanted to go on a camel safari. I did not mind the idea of wandering the desert, but I do not enjoy riding on animals. Of course, I got extremely ill from food poisoning to add to the fun.

Previous Visit (Bikaner - Gajner Palace: 1/3/2006)
Next Visit (Deshnok - Karna Mati Temple: 1/4/2006)

Species Recorded (16)

Birds ( 15 )

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Cinereous Vulture - Aegypius monachus
White-rumped Vulture - Gyps bengalensis
Eurasian Griffon - Gyps fulvus
Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Long-legged Buzzard - Buteo rufinus
Black-winged Kite - Elanus caeruleus

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

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Spotted Owlet - Athene brama

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Common Babbler - Argya caudata

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Variable Wheatear - Oenanthe picata
Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Great Gray Shrike - Lanius excubitor




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