There are several birds in and around Hampi and Daroji – we used to wake up to the call of the Grey Francolin or see the red spur fowl disappearing amongst the rocks . Sometimes we used to see quails running away like balls of cotton and disappearing into the undergrowth. I was unable to get some good pictures of these birds , but here is a photo-feature on some of the others that posed for me .
Laughing dove and ashy crowned sparrow lark above, while a pair of Eurasian collared dove below.
A white browed wagtail and a wire tailed swallow
Scaly breasted munia followed by rufous tailed lark
A sandpiper followed by a long tailed shrike
A red wattled lapwing
And finally we saw a row of blue tailed bee- eaters in Anegundi..a pair was on the wire and then a trio and within minutes there were close to half a dozen of them…