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Chennai - South India - Need to ID these (1 Viewer)

jeevmenon

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Hi all,

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.

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Thank you so much.
Sanjeev.
 

monkir

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1 and 2 look like a male Koel but should have a red eye. 3 and 4 look like a ragged Black Kite. 5 could be an Ashy Prinia
 

andyb39

Well-known member
I'm not sure why the Koel seems to have a bluish-grey eye either - it's not a juvenile.

Could the kite be a juvenile Brahminy? It seems to have rufous patches.

The 3rd bird looks like a female Purple-rumped Sunbird.
 

jeevmenon

Member
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?

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Also I am attaching one other pic of the Kite.

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After what Andy has suggested I am thinking Purple-rumped Sunbird too.

Apologies for the poor quality pics.
 
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