This is the third of the series of images of this event. The overall sequence was about 74 images and Nikon D500 was absolutely amazing where it captured the entire sequence without a miss and not once did it struggle for Buffer.
This is the second image in the series. Black shouldered kite is known to hover over the grasslands looking for a prey and the most of the times I have seen it feeding on rodents and sometimes on small birds.
We were driving around in the grassland when we observed the black shouldered kite perched right up on a dead tree and continuously calling. To our surprise we saw another bsk come flying from behind and perch close by. Only then did we realize that the calling bird was the male and the one which arrived was the female.
A skulker of a bird that is seen in the bushes mostly. Once in a while it will pop up to the top of the bush and then dive back to join others in the group. This image was made at one such instance when we waited patiently in the grassland to see one emerge on top of the bush.
A tiny bird found in the grasslands and is fairly distributed. They mainly feed on insects and their breeding season is associated with the onset of the monsoon. There are about eighteen geographical races of Zitting Cisticola and the sexes look very similar. The species is classified as least concern as per IUCN.
It was one of those days when we could approach this beautiful raptor up close and take some real close portraits. Just like black kite brahminy kite is also a scavenging bird feeding on dead fish and crabs by the rivers / lakes and ponds. This bird finds a place in the Hindu mythology as Garuda
The cattle egret in marriage dress – Breeding plumage. Cattle egret is mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. During the breeding season, cattle egret develops orange-buff plumes on the back, breast and crown, and the bill, legs and irises become red.
A small cute bird about 15 cm with a very short tail. This is a female of the species, the male has a red beak and small throat patch that is blue in color. This image was made in the morning and was anti light. However very happy to click this image during a family trip.
Just like black kite brahminy kite is also a scavenging bird feeding on dead fish and crabs by the rivers / lakes and ponds. This bird finds a place in the Hindu mythology as Garuda. Unlike the adult the Juvenile lacks the distinct white head and the markings.
A predominantly fish eating bird found all over the world near / in water bodies. This raptor while in flight looks like a gull. It usually flies along the water body and makes dives to taken on the fish. It is known to even get into the water to take the fish and has adapted its nostrils to close them when it dives in water.
This image shows an Osprey take-off with its catch – a fish. This raptor while in flight looks like a gull. It usually flies along the water body and makes dives to taken on the fish. It is known to even get into the water to take the fish and has adapted its nostrils to close them when it dives in water.
Hanuman Langur’s are one of most widespread langurs of the Indian subcontinent. They are also called as the gray langurs. The harsh bark like sound made by adult and subadult males when they sight a predator like Tiger or Leopard on the move acts as a warning call for other animals. Since they sit high on the trees and are able to alert other animals of predator movement we call them as the forest sentry.
White bellied woodpecker is one of the largest among the woodpeckers. It is also called as great black woodpecker. This is a female of the species identified by the lack of the red crown on the forehead.
The gentle side of the Asia’s biggest land mammal is seen here in the image. The mother very protective of the young calf while feeding on the grass in Kabini backwaters.