Birds of Pakistan

Black Shouldered Kite

November 5th, 2013 by

The Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) is a small raptor. Measuring 35–38 cm (13.8–15 in) in length with a wingspan of 80–95 cm (31.5–37.4 in), the adult Black-shouldered Kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale grey and white, raptor with black shoulders and red...

Glossy Ibis

November 4th, 2013 by

Glossy Ibis finds it feeding in shallow waters. They nest in freshwater or wetlands in reeds, papyrus or rushes and small trees or bushes. They prefer marshes around lakes and rivers but also found at lagoons, flood-plains, wet meadows, reservoirs, sewage ponds, paddies and...

Common Kingfisher

November 1st, 2013 by

Common Kingfisher is a sparrow-sized bird. It is a short tailed and large headed bird. The upper part is and under parts are orange and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it...

Painted Storks

November 1st, 2013 by

The Painted Stork is found in the wetlands of south of the Himalayas in Southeast Asia. Their name is because of their distinctive pink tertial feathers. They live in in flocks in shallow waters along rivers and lakes etc. They use their beaks and...

Rudy Shelducks

November 1st, 2013 by

The main breeding area of Rudy Shelduck is from south east Europe across central Asia to Southeast Asia. These birds are mostly migratory and wintering in the Pakistan and Subcontinent. The Ruddy Shelduck is 58–70 cm long with a 110–135 cm wingspan. This bird...

Blue Tailed Bee Eater

November 1st, 2013 by

The Blue-tailed Bee-eater breeds in southeastern Asia. It is strongly migratory, richly coloured, slender bird. It is predominantly green; its face has a narrow blue patch with a black eye stripe, and a yellow and brown throat; the tail is blue and the beak...

Spot-billed Duck

November 1st, 2013 by

Spot-billed Duck is resident of Pakistan and India to southern Japan. It is quite gregarious outside the breeding season and forms small flocks. Spot-billed Duck is 22–25 inches in length with 33–37 inches wings. The average body mass is 790–1500 grams. Spot-billed Duck found...

Paradise Flycatcher

November 1st, 2013 by

The Paradise Flycatcher is a medium-sized common bird in all countries of Asia. The male Paradise Flycatcher has elongated central tail feathers, and black and rufous or white plumage. Females are short-tailed with rufous wings and a black head. Adult Paradise Flycatchers are 7.5–8.7...

Black Winged Stilt

November 1st, 2013 by

The Black Winged Stilt also known as Common Stilt and Pied Stilt is a broadly distributed wader. The average adult Black Winged Stilt is 33–36 cm long. There legs are long pink, long thin black bill and blackish above and white below. They have...

Marsh Harrier

November 1st, 2013 by

The Marsh Harriers are medium-sized raptors and the largest and broadest-winged harriers. Most of them are associated with marshland and dense reedbeds. They are commonly found worldwide except Americas. It likes open, wet environments, and is frequently seen drifting low over ricefields, interspersing long,...

Long-tailed Shrike

November 1st, 2013 by

The Long-tailed Shrike is a member of the bird family Laniidae. The species is commonly found across Asia. They are found in scrub, grassland and open land under cultivation. The breeding season is in summer in the temperate ranges. The nest is a deep...

The Greater Flamingoes

October 31st, 2013 by

This large specie is found in coastal regions of Pakistan. Greater flamingos are likely to be the only tall, pink bird in any given locale. They also have long, lean, curved necks and black-tipped bills with a distinctive downward bend. The Greater Flamingoes are...

The Great Egret

October 31st, 2013 by

The Great Egret is a common bird in Pakistan. The height of the Great Egret can be upto 1 meter (3.3 ft) and 31 to 41 inches in length with a wingspan of 52 to 67 inches. The average body mass of this bird is around 1,000 grams. Apart from size,...

Spotted Owlet

October 25th, 2013 by

The Spotted Owlet is a small owl commonly found in Pakistan and Southeast Asia. A common resident of open habitats including farmland and human habitation, it has adapted to living in cities. They roost in small groups in the hollows of trees or in...