Gujarat Birds- Photographs by Keith Rawling

Birds of Gujarat - Photographs by Keith Rawling

Great Indian Bustard. At the time of my visit only six were known to be in the area. Special thanks to my new friends at the Forestry Department and Alok Jethi who, with their local knowledge and fieldcraft (and my luck), located five of them. They hope to start a breeding program soon, in the meantime they have established a small sanctuary. A fenced area that can be completely enclosed and protected during the breeding season. This species is globally threatened.
Black Necked Stork: Again a very rare species. Female has yellow eyes, the male has red. Globally threatened
Stoliczka's Bushchat. Again a very rare species. Only six reported in Gujarat . Globally threatened
Variable Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Wheatear
White Fronted Drongo
White Eared Bulbul
Sulphur-bellied Warbler
Greater Flamingo. Their protected breeding grounds are in western Gujarat
Short Toed Snake Eagle
Hen Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Hen Harrier
Montigue's Harrier
Montigue's Harrier
Pallid Harrier (juv)
Eurasian Marsh Harrier
The grasslands and wetlands in eastern Gujarat are the place to see Harriers and Eagles.
Pair of Dusky Grag Martins
Female Purple Sunbird
Male Purple Sunbird
White fronted Kingfisher
Oriental White Eye
Gull Billed Tern
Gull Billed Tern
Caspian Gull
Steppe Gull
Great white Pelican
Indian Eagle Owl: Two males and two nesting females. My Thanks to Bhavanissinhji Manharsnhji Mori for acting as guide and host enabling me to get these photos.
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Birds of Rajasthan - Woodland Habitat
Southern India - Mysore Birds
Birds of Rajasthan - Lakes and Ponds
See also:
Birds of Rajasthan - Hawks and Eagles
Spotted Owlets
Shikra
Photographs by ┬ęKeith Rawling 2013 -2015
Only birds photographed in Gujarat are featured here. As some of them are extremely rare they deserve a page of their own.
Birds of Rajasthan - Hawks and Eagles
Birds of Rajasthan - Woodland
Birds of Rajasthan - Lakes
Birds of Southern India
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