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…


  1. Lakshmi 9 October, 2010 at 22:59 Reply

    Mridula – Thanks a ton. These bee eaters are called blue tailed bee eaters

    Anu – would probably see more in december

    Thanks Deepak and Sathya

  2. Uma 10 October, 2010 at 19:52 Reply

    It was so wonderful watching the comings and goings of birds, mongooses (mongeese?), squirrels and bears on the rock…. good captures!

  3. Trotter 10 October, 2010 at 22:24 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! The birds are lovely, but your header is fabulous!!

    PS: I’m going to be offline working in a «remote» location next week, but left you in a new destination in Blogtrotter Two… Enjoy and have a great week!

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