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"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Prasanth’s Birdwatching Report 9-1-2011

Today I visited Dewaswam Padam Pokkali paddy fields at Varappuzha along with Vishnupriyan Kartha and Dr. Dilip K. G. from 8.30 am to 11.30 am. Some local people named Shelbin, Thampi, Roy, Babu and Yesudas Varappuzha helped us to locate the area. We had seen the following birds,

1. Little Cormorant
2. Indian Shag
3. Darter
4. Little Egret
5. Grey Heron
6. Purple Heron
7. Large Egret
8. Indian Pond Heron
9. Brahminy Kite
10. Purple Moorhen
11. Common Moorhen (Indian Moorhen)
12. Pheasant-tailed Jacana
13. Bronze-winged Jacana
14. Red-wattled Lapwing
15. Common Redshank
16. Common Greenshank
17. Wood Sandpiper
18. Common Sandpiper
19. Gull-billed Tern
20. Little Tern
21. Whiskered Tern
22. Small Blue Kingfisher
23. White-breasted Kingfisher
24. Lesser Pied Kingfisher
25. Blue-tailed Bee-eater
26. Common Swallow
27. House Swallow
28. Yellow Wagtail
29. Grey Wagtail
30. Streaked Fantail Warbler (Zitting Cysticola)
31. Ashy Prinia
32. Plain Prinia
33. Blyth's Reed Warbler
34. House Sparrow
35. Common Myna
36. Eurasian Golden Oriole
37. Black Drongo
38. House Crow

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Dr. S. Prasanth

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