Category Archive for 'Bird photography'

The unmistakable profile of a Common Hoopoe. I love these birds, with their distinctive thin bill and counterbalancing crest. I think they have evolved just to delight me! (Mind you, I could say that about most critters) Tweet

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Coppersmith Barbet feasts on figs. I am so delighted to share this photo. I have always been hoping for a good shot of this bird. Firstly, they are little jewels, secondly they are quite common and vocal, so they’re heard on many of our Indian albums. This image comes from our walk today, when we […]

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During our recent trip to India, I uploaded a collection of images of India’s songbirds. I posted a picture a day to our Listening Earth Facebook page for three weeks, and here I’m archiving them all in one place. Here we go! – week 1. Three Plain Prinias cuddle up in the morning sunlight. Tweet

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Among the mogul ruins of the ancient Indian town of Orchha, are the huge Raja and Jahangir Mahals, the Chaturbhuj Temple and a collection of impressive chhatris (cenotaphs) on the banks of the River Betwa. Atop the rooftops of these decaying buildings roost a colony of Indian Vultures. They are huge birds, but we didn’t […]

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We’re currently in Orchha, and our hotel is part of a mogul palace. A few nights ago, just on dusk, Sarah and I heard the sharp screeching of these owls high up under a massive stone gateway. It seemed their regular roost, and I made a mental note to come down around 6pm and see […]

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On my walk this morning I came across a small flock of Striated Thornbills feeding in the canopy. Here are a few photos of them… These pics were not easy to get, as thornbills are continually on the move – even on this crisp and cold morning, when we awoke to our first overnight frost […]

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Mistletoebird by Listening Earth This morning I came across a tiny Mistletoebird, Dicaeum hirundinaceum, having a crap.Tweet

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Tawny Frogmouth (from ‘An Evening in the Australian Bush’ album) by Listening Earth It’s 10.30 pm, and Andrew and I are about to head off to bed, when we hear a soft thump on the window pane. From experience we know that a sound like this can only be made by either a large moth […]

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