Tuesday 17 March 2015

Birds in Aurangabad

Red-vented Bulbul
Birds in Aurangabad
During my visit to Aurangabad late last year, I managed to take some time out to roam around the place to try my luck on spotting some birds.
Though it was a family trip and most of the time was spent in travelling to popular sight seeing and tourist places, I sneaked around to near by parks to check on the habitat. Though the park was relatively small, there was no dearth in birds.
Since I was able to go out for bird watching most in evenings only, I was not able to photograph all the birds due to bad light. But whenever I ventured out in the early morning, I managed to capture a few of them through my lens.
Here is the list of birds that I spotted in and around Aurangabad, in whatever limited time I had.
Marshall's Iora
Short Toed Snake Eagle
Large Grey Babbler
Black Kite
Purple Sunbird
Purple rumped Sunbird
Indian Robin
Booted Warbler
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Green Bee Eater
Blue-tailed Bee Eater
Large Grey Babbler
Jungle Babbler
White-throated Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Common Sparrow
Cattle Egret
Little Egret
Spotted Dove
Collared Dove
Common Myna
Barn Swallow
Black Drango
Marshal Iora
Oriental White-Eye
Ashy Prinia
Commom Tailorbird
Asian Koel
White-browed Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Rose ringed Parakeet
Indian Pond Heron
Red-vented Bulbul
Red-Whiskered Bulbul
Even in the short span of time I had, I was surprised to have spotted so many birds. I am sure with dedicated time, much more of these beauties can be spotted.
Purple rumped Sunbird - Female