Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Stone Curlew or Eurasian Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus is a northern species of the Burhinidae (stone-curlew) bird family also known as Eurasian Thick knee.
It is a medium-sized wader with a strong yellow and black beak, large yellow eyes (which give it a "reptilian", or "goggle-eyed" appearance), and cryptic plumage. The bird is striking in flight, with black and white wing markings.
This Bird was photographed by me in Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh ,India and has been sighthed in this part after a gap of four five years as per my experienced birding friends.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
One summer afternoon I heard a regular 'TUK TUK' sound I wondered from where it originated.I neared a Gulmohur tree and on a branch i saw a drilled hole and could see a bird head peeping out.It took me some time to figure out which species it was and with the help of my learned facebook friends I was able to figure out it was Coppersmith Barbet.Some facts about the bird are as follows-
The Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala), is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in South Asia and parts of Southeast Asia. Like other barbets, they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest. They are mainly fruit eating but will take insects.