Black Shouldered Kite

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 eyes. Their primary call is a…

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Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

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 irrigated farmland. The diet of the…

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Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher

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 to see prey under water. Common…

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Blue Tailed Bee Eater

Blue Tailed Bee Eater

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 is black. It can reach a…

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Spot-billed Duck

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 near freshwater lakes and marshes. They…

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Paradise Flycatcher

Paradise Flycatcher

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 inches long and their wings are…

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Black Winged Stilt

Black Winged Stilt

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 a white head and neck with…

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Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier

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, watchful circling glides with two or…

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