Ah ok. Thanks. Only seen it in its usual swimming mode ms the distinct yellow gape and dark rufous colours. Unusual to see it out like this and dirty nonbreeding colours. Maybe juvenile with the green webbed feet?
Thanks Andrew and aeshna5
Clicked this last evening. Sorry for the quality. It was close to sunset and so low light pic. This one has a green webbed feet. Isn't it? Juvenile? Is it a cormorant? Which one ? Bill looks unlike.
Please help ID.
Thanks Andy and Andy. Yes, I am also thinking Bushlark. Rufous winged Bushlark, Bengal bush lark. The rufous color wing is so distinct. Wondering why the plumage is so ruffled up - unlike the usual Bushlark appearance!
A raptor possibly? Sorry to use this same thread for another audio clip that I recorded yesterday. Need help to ID this. Many would say Coppersmith Barbet but I feel it's something else. It has a double note and not a very tuk tuk sound. Heard it close to a water body and in a bush of small...
Thanks Monkir and Andy.
I am also intrigued by the non-crimson iris of the Koel. Attaching 2 other pics I managed to get. The tail here. Is it the usual Koel tail length?
Also I am attaching one other pic of the Kite.
After what Andy has suggested I am thinking Purple-rumped Sunbird...
Need help on ID-ing these 3 that I saw today here in Chennai (South India) and any differentiations/details or particularities of the bird regards appearance.
Thank you so much.
Thanks andyb39. However how do you tell the difference? They are so similar. Shikra I have seen on the internet has horizontal stripes at the bottom belly area and the wings are gray. Adult male below:
And a female I saw a few years back with the yellow iris also had palish gray overall body...
I joined the forum today. I am from Chennai, South India. Couple of months in to the lockdown I started bird watching thru the window and got addicted. Bought a Nikon P900 x83 zoom not for photography but to see the birds closer post clicking and identifying them. Thus far got to 75...