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Old 10th May 2011, 15:45   #46
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Good Idea "TheBeastFieast" , why not start with the nearest ones Okhla Bird Sacntuary or Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary in Agra.
Yup, with the next season I will start that and first in line would be Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
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Old 10th May 2011, 16:16   #47
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To continue from where we left off.. here are some of the other birds I could capture.

Peacocks - How could I miss them out? After all our National Bird.
Sitting on a Ghost Tree
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Plum Headed Parakeet
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Rose Ringed Parakeet
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Magpie Robin
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Yellow-throated Sparrow or Chestnut-shouldered Petronia. Look below to know why it is also called Salim Ali Sparrow. Took this while waiting for Badimaa's cubs to appear
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Yellow-footed Green Pigeon - All that I could get was its bottom :(
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White-browned Fantail Flycatcher (Pic courtesy Kapil Vardhan)
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Jungle Mynas on a Chital
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Why Salim Ali Sparrow?
Salim Ali was introduced to the serious study of birds by W. S. Millard, secretary of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), who identified an unusually coloured sparrow that young Salim had shot for sport with his toy airgun. Millard identified it as a Yellow-throated Sparrow, and showed Salim around the Society's collection of stuffed birds. Millard lent Salim a few books including Eha's Common birds of Bombay, encouraged Salim to make a collection of birds and offered to train him in skinning and preservation. Millard also introduced young Salim to (later Sir) Norman Boyd Kinnear, the first paid curator at the BNHS, who later provided help from the British Museum. In his autobiography, The Fall of a Sparrow Ali notes the Yellow-throated Sparrow event as the turning point of his life that led him into ornithology, an unusual career choice, especially for an Indian in those days.

And for a full photo of the Yellow footed Green Pigeon please google it and Wiki will provide you with some excellent images.

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Bad light and distance the culprit here!

Spot billed Duck
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Little Grebe
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Some more of the lesser known mammal stars of Pench:

Monitor Lizard thanks to the amazing apotting abilities of Bablu. This was quite a distance away and was really invisible to the naked eye because of the camouflage
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Another ones neck just sticking out. Getting itself warmed in the sunlight to come out!
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Mongoose
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SO should I also put up the regular stars here? Anybody interested?

Dhole (Indian Wild Dog) Mid-air during a leap
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This is turning out to be an amazing thread. I'm enjoying it thoroughly..

I've dedicated a para on Bablu's skills in my travelogue..

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Some more of the lesser known mammal stars of Pench:

Monitor Lizard thanks to the amazing apotting abilities of Bablu. This was quite a distance away and was really invisible to the naked eye because of the camouflage

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Another ones neck just sticking out. Getting itself warmed in the sunlight to come out!

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