Arpit, Bhatia, and Meethil.
Date: 11th December 2005
1. Houbara Bustard near Bhirindiyari.
2. Grey Hypocolious near Fulay.
I accompanied my wildlife photographer friends in order to catch glimpses of the Great Rann of Kutch wildlife. We were three of us myself, yashodhan bhatia, and meethil momaya.
We had great sightings of 2 Houbara Bustards at Bhirindiyara in Great Rann of Kutch and other birds likes wheatears, whitethroats, etc in the morning to afternoon.
We also had a great sighting of Grey Hyapocolius at Chari - Fulay in Great Rann of Kutch area. Also in Chari Dhandh area we had very good views of Steppe and Tawny Eagles....This area is blooming with raptors all around you....
1 Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
2 Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
3 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
4 Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
5 Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
6 Hoopoe Upupa epops
7 Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
8 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
9 White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
10 Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
11 Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
12 Gray Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus
13 Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii
14 Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix grisea
15 Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus
16 Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
17 Crested Lark Galerida cristata
18 Tawny Lark Galerida deva
19 Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
20 Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
21 White-throated Munia Lonchura malabarica
22 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
23 Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
24 Southern Gray Shrike Lanius meridionalis
25 Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
26 Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
27 Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
28 Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
29 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
30 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
31 Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus
32 White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
33 Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
34 Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus
35 Brahminy Starling Temenuchus pagodarum
36 Rosy Starling Pastor roseus
37 Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata
38 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
39 Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus
40 Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus