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Can you identify this bird from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary?

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Old Saturday 10th October 2009, 23:16   #1
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Can you identify this bird from Thattekad Bird Sanctuary?

We spotted this little fellow while walking through Thattekad Sanctuary in Kerala. Can anyone identify it for me please? many thanks
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Old Saturday 10th October 2009, 23:26   #2
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Oooh I'll hae a go for once.... how about a Common Flameback?

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Old Saturday 10th October 2009, 23:34   #3
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Good shout Delia!
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Old Sunday 11th October 2009, 19:48   #4
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I'm not sure if Greater Flameback can be ruled out from this picture. The white nape (of Greater) could be hidden and I can't see if there is only one moustache streak or more.
The bill is quite massive which could point to Greater Flameback, but as said I doubt that a definitive ID is possible from this picture. Do you have a picture showing the nape of the bird?

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Old Monday 12th October 2009, 08:23   #5
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Hello Vijay,

I saw your other post asking if October is a good time to visit. And now that you have made the trip.. how was it? what did you see?

In my experience, monsoon birding is difficult not only because of the rains but the leeches.. But mosoon in a rainforest is something to be experienced.

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Old Wednesday 14th October 2009, 01:12   #6
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Here is the nape. There is a definite white there, so I am thinking that Wintibird could be right with the Greater Flameback. But great work all round. Boy are you guys fabulous, or what?!

Hi Pravman - our trip was fantastic. We are posting a blog (day by day) on IndiaMike. Still a work in progress, but take a look.
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Old Wednesday 14th October 2009, 01:25   #7
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Sorry to trouble you, but here is one more. Can you help pls? many thx again.
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Old Wednesday 14th October 2009, 06:21   #8
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looks like a Long-tailed Shrike to me

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Old Tuesday 20th October 2009, 00:28   #9
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Steve, those are fantastic shots. And some quite spectacular birds.

I was trying to identify this one, but couldn't find it in your list. Sorry, it's not a great photo as it's a blowup from my camcorder ...
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It's a sunbird in eclipse plumage. I don't have any books here, so I can't tell you the species. In any case the bill looks to short for Loten's.

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Old Tuesday 20th October 2009, 11:08   #11
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eclipse male purple sunbird - you can just make out the purple shoulder patch on the photo

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Old Tuesday 24th November 2009, 01:06   #12
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Here was another sighting from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Would you be able to identify this please? many thanks again.
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Old Tuesday 24th November 2009, 05:01   #13
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Not easy. How about Spotted Dove?

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