Birdspotting - India

Birdspotting - India
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The Common Myna ( Acridotheres tristis ) spotted at the HBCSE campus on 18/8/2019.

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What all birds you observed in the HBSCE campus @akshitha


The greater coucal or crow pheasant
Scientific name: centropus sinensis
Conservation status: least concern
Location : Behind the cube lab HBCSE.

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Doves, crows, greater coucals and mynahs were the most widely seen. I didn’t get the time to stay and birdwatch and so these were all I could notice. :sweat_smile:

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Indian Pond Heron ( Ardeola grayii ) at Thiruvankulam, Kochi, Kerala on 14/8/2019.

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The forest wagtail or Dendronanthus indicus spotted in Thiruvankulam, Kochi, Kerala on 22/8/2019.

It has a distinctive plumage that sets it apart from other wagtails and has the habit of wagging its tail sideways unlike the usual up and down movements of the other wagtail species.

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Great initiative!
Reference please! @greesh

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Thankyou sir :smile:
References for identification:

The Book of Indian Birds, 13th edition Oxford University Press, 2002.
Salim Ali
ISBN 0195665236

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=xEq2OgAACAAJ&dq=the+book+of+indian+birds+13th+edition&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi17a7K3ILkAhWKaCsKHfUHCXAQ6AEICTAA

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Terpsiphone paradisi or the Indian paradise flycatcher female spotted on 27/8/2019 at Thiruvankulam, Kochi, Kerala.

Males have elongated central tail feathers, and a black and rufous plumage in some populations, while others have white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. Hence identified as female.
Reference:

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=xEq2OgAACAAJ&dq=the+book+of+indian+birds+13th+edition&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi17a7K3ILkAhWKaCsKHfUHCXAQ6AEICTAA

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