Birds of Pune ~ feathered friends around...


The garganey (Anas querquedula)

The garganey (Anas querquedula)
Kumbhargao, Bhigwan, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 250, Tripod.


The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa)

The black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) - a Winter migrant in its breeding colors just before they leave for their breeding grounds.
Kumbhargao, Bhigwan, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 250, Tripod.


The Indian pond heron (Ardeola grayii)

The Indian pond heron(Ardeola grayii) in its breeding colors.
Kumbhargao, Bhigwan, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 250, Tripod.


The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

The greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) - Normally, they feed on the microscopic algae under water but here it is seen swallowing something caught from under water. They are seen in thousands around Bhigwan in each winter season. It is a treat to observe and photograph them.
Kumbhargao, Bhigwan, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/3200s, ISO 250, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)

The black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)
Kumbhargao, Bhigwan, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/2500, ISO 250, Tripod.


The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D Mark II, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 800, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The white-bellied minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius)

The white-bellied minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius)
Bhuleshwar, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/500s, ISO 320, +1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The black drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

The black drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) with wandering glider dragonfly as its meal.
Dive Ghat, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/800s, ISO 250, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The grey heron (Ardea cinerea)

The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) breaking into a dance pose.
kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/320s, ISO 200, -1/3 Ev, Tripod.


The ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

The ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) doing a stretching exercise.
kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F8, 1/160s, ISO 400, +1 2/3 Ev, Tripod.


The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/500s, ISO 200, Tripod.


The bay-backed shrike (Lanius vittatus)

The bay-backed shrike (Lanius vittatus)
Dive Ghat, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 300mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 200, handheld.


The Eurasian teal or common teal (Anas crecca)

The common teal (Anas crecca) female darting across the water.
Kavadi Pat, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 320, -1/3 Ev, beanbag.


The spotted owlet (Athene brama)

The spotted owlet (Athene brama) yawning.
ARAI hills, Kothrud, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 300mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/200s, ISO 250, +1 1/3Ev.


The brahminy myna or brahminy starling (Sturnia pagodarum)

The brahminy starling (Sturnia pagodarum) enjoying the bath in road puddles.
Bhuleshwar, Saswad, Pune.
Canon 7D, canon 500mm, 1.4 TC, F5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 320, +1/3 Ev.




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