• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.


  1. Azan Khan

    Phylloscopus Warbler - Blyth's Leaf?

    Hello everyone! We clicked this leaf-warbler at Salkhala, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan close to Indian border in the east. It was with many Western Crowned Warblers in the area. We are not confident of its ID, due to it faintly buffish double wing-bars, greener color and bill size and colour. We...
  2. Azan Khan

    Olive-backed Pipit or Tree Pipit?

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for confirmation of this pipit's identification. The pale-and-dark spots at rear-ear covert and the buffy frontal part of supercilium makes me think of it as Olive-backed Pipit. I don't know much how to separate either of these species based on mantle...
  3. Azan Khan

    An interesting Tit from Pakistan

    Hello everyone, an interesting photo of Coal Tit was captured by a photographer at Haveli, Azad Kashmir, which is in the northeast of Pakistan. In Pakistan, we have Black-crested/Spot-winged Tit (Periparus ater melanolophus) while this individual bird look quite different from that. It look more...
  4. Azan Khan

    Snipe ID (Pakistan)

    Hello everyone, hope you are well. Kindly help with ID of this snipe. The current proposal is Solitary Snipe (a winter migrant to the location) but we are not sure. I would really appreciate if you can provide key ID pointers because I'm very confused about it. Thanks in advance:) Location...
  5. Azan Khan

    Canvasback (?) from Pakistan.

    Hello everyone, hope you are well. I found this old photo on a Facebook hunting group. The guy who posted it provided the following details: "Memorable picture first,duck i hunt,in my hunting life was ringed,canvasback duck 29th october of 2000 in near shahdad kot the ring no is...
  6. Azan Khan

    Seabirds ID Request - Pakistan

    Hi everyone, can anyone help me ID these seabirds? Posting it on behalf of a friend. The first bird is a jaeger which apparently looks like Parasitic/Arctic Jaeger to me based on the two pointed tail feathers but I'd still like to see a a response regarding its correct identity, preferably with...
  7. Azan Khan

    Drongo from Pakistan

    Posting it on behalf of a friend, Atif Taj. Photos taken on 29 August, 2022 Location: Islamabad, Pakistan Can you please help me ID this drongo? It looks odd for both of the common species found in the country. It has certain features of Hair-crested Drongo but lacks the backward curls in tail...
  8. Grey Francolin

    Grey Francolin

  9. Indian Roller

    Indian Roller

    Another local resident here, which gets more vocal in summer and it becomes easier to spot it.
  10. White-eared Bulbul

    White-eared Bulbul

    They are not as common as Red vented Bulbuls, but still they can be seen here often.
  11. Azan Khan

    Confusing Blue-Magpie from Pakistan

    Hi everyone, hope all are well. Can you please help me ID it? And share reasons why (why not) it is a Red-billed Blue-Magpie/ or Yellow-billed Blue-Magpie? I'd appreciate your valuable response to this post. Note: Red-billed Blue-Magpie hasn't been documented in Pakistan yet. Kind regards, Azan...
  12. Bay Backed Shrike

    Bay Backed Shrike

    It's another widespread resident breeder of Pakistan.
  13. Brown Rock Chat

    Brown Rock Chat

    It's a very common bird here and is mostly found in rocky area and old abandoned buildings.
  14. Ring-necked Dove

    Ring-necked Dove

    I found this little beauty outside our house and it came out of nowhere. I was lucky enough to grab a few shots before it flew away. We mostly have laughing doves in our area, but never seen any such dove around here. It would be nice if someone can ID it.
  15. Great Barbet.

    Great Barbet.

    A beautiful bird... Similar to other barbets they too carve out holes inside trees to build their nests.
  16. Azan Khan

    Leaf Warbler ID Pakistan

    Hi everyone, can you please help me ID these Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopus sp)? I'd appreciate if you could provide keys too. Thanks! Image 1: Shogran, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan | elevation 9,500+ feet. Image 2: Thandiani Top, Abbotabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan | elevation below...
  17. Azan Khan

    Buzzard ID request

    Hi everyone. Is this a dark-morphed Common/Steppe Buzzard ? Can you please share main pointers for telling apart dark-morphed Common Buzzard from dark-morphed Long-legged Buzzard, Himalayan Buzzard and Upland Buzzard? Would really appreciate that. Thanks in advance :) Location: Islamabad...
  18. Azan Khan

    Flycatcher from Pakistan

    Hi. Can you please confirm if it is really Brown-breasted Flycatcher? Its lower mandible isn't pale enough though. Your valuable feedback is required. Thanks :) Photos by Waja Sadiq Baloch November 2021 Karachi, Pakistan
  19. Azan Khan

    Swift ID request from Pakistan

    Is it Pallid Swift? Location: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan Date: Oct 2021 (Posting it on behalf of Sadiq Baloch)
  20. Azan Khan

    Pipit ID from Pakistan

    Can you please help me ID this pipit? First impression is Red-throated Pipit. Location: Pasni, Baluchistan, Pakistan. October 2021
  21. Azan Khan

    Larks ID from Pakistan

    Identification requested for these larks species from Lahore, Pakistan. Would love to know their diagnostic ID pointers. Thanks :)
  22. Azan Khan

    Thrush ID from Pakistan

    Hi. Is this a normal 1st-winter male or a sub-adult female Red-throated Thrush? Or male Red-throated Thrush X Black-throated Thrush? Or male Red-throated Thrush X Naumann's Thrush? Or male Black-throated Thrush X Naumann's Thrush? Location: Shogran, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Date: April 2021...
  23. Azan Khan

    Phylloscopus Warbler ID from Pakistan

    Hi everyone. I'm posting these photos for ID on behalf of a friend with his permission. Is this Green Warbler or Greenish Warbler? It was clicked at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan on 23 April, 2021. Both species are known to occur in Pakistan. Please do share some ID pointers too if that's okay. Much...
  24. Azan Khan

    Rosefinch (es) ID - Pakistan

    Hi everyone, Could this be a Pink-browed Rosefinch, female? It was captured in Swat Valley, northern Pakistan. Beside this unidentified rosefinch, Common Rosefinch and Blyth's Rosefinch are also found in that area. Plus Rock Buntings & White-capped Buntings are also found there but its jizz...
  25. Azan Khan

    Shrike ID request From Distt Kotli, Azad Kashmir, NE Pakistan.

    Hi everyone, I need ID pointers for this species. Could this be Long-tailed Shrike? The commonest shrike in Pakistan. Since it is lacking rufous tinge on the lower back, it is creating confusion for a layman me. Or could it be a Grey-backed Shrike, which is found not far on the other side of...