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Old Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 09:07   #1
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Birds in Karachi, Pakistan?

Here are some birds that seem really common here in Karachi, but I don't have any resources here. Can someone help ID these for me?

Also, can anyone recommend a website like Whatbird for Asia? I don't have a field guide out here and was wondering if there are good online resources with photos. Thanks!
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Old Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 09:08   #2
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...and one more. This one looks like a house sparrow?
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Old Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 09:17   #3
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will leave the Kite to someone else but suggest Black
2 Looks like a Hooded House Crow
3 Red-vented Bulbul
4 Palm Dove
5 common Mynah
6 I think you are right with Sparrow
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will leave the Kite to someone else but suggest Black
2 Looks like a Hooded House Crow
3 Red-vented Bulbul
4 Palm Dove
5 common Mynah
6 I think you are right with Sparrow
1 is a Black Kite, agree with the other IDs (though I would have called no. 2 simply House Crow!)
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Old Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 09:33   #5
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I reckon:

1. lineatus Black Kite (aka Black-eared Kite)
2. House Crow
3. Red-vented Bulbul
4. Laughing Dove
5. Common Myna
6. the white edging to the greater coverts and a hint of the same to the medians possibly implies Sind Sparrow, but I can't exclude House Sparrow on this view - someone else should have a go at this maybe ...

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Ooh! does this photo help identify the sind sparrow? It has the brown head.
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It's hard to tell from these photos, the extent of black on the "bib"....

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...rrow%26hl%3Den
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100% agree with them all on all the attachments of the first post.

love the shot of the crow not easy to get that color variation. well done.
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Here are some birds that seem really common here in Karachi, but I don't have any resources here. Can someone help ID these for me?

Also, can anyone recommend a website like Whatbird for Asia? I don't have a field guide out here and was wondering if there are good online resources with photos. Thanks!
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Thank you everyone! that was helpful!
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