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Id Help - Coimbatore, India - 5 (1 Viewer)

mihir

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Request id help for these birds clicked in Jan 2021
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PW23

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Hi Mihir,

Not sure on 1( Lark of some sort) or 2 (Pipit?).
3) Looks good for a Crested Serpent Eagle (dark crest, bands on wings)
4) Honey Buzzard of some sort, presume Crested Honey Buzzard on location (pigeon-like head)
 

PW23

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Inexperienced guesses on the first two from a bit of time on eBird:
1) Jerdon's Bushlark (supercilium looks thin for Indian)
2) Paddyfield Pipit (though challenging to distinguish from Blyth's or Richard's from this one photo)

I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone with more Indian bird experience! Nice shots btw.
 

mihir

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Inexperienced guesses on the first two from a bit of time on eBird:
1) Jerdon's Bushlark (supercilium looks thin for Indian)
2) Paddyfield Pipit (though challenging to distinguish from Blyth's or Richard's from this one photo)

I'm sure I'll be corrected by someone with more Indian bird experience! Nice shots btw.
Found one more photo for #2. Is this useful?
 

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AlexC

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Agree with a lot of what's been said so far:
1) Jerdon's Bushlark
2) Blyth's Pipit for me as well - I haven't encountered these pipits in the field, however in the Princeton guide "Birds of India," the authors note that southern peninsula Paddyfields (ssp. malayensis) are darker and more heavily streaked - contrary to how this bird presents. Impression is also shorter beaked, shorter tailed, and shorter stanced than Richard's.
3) Crested Serpent Eagle
4) Oriental Honey-buzzard
 

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