Monday, December 26, 2011

Pallid Harrier - young male

This handsome bird is a young male Pallid Harrier. As an adult, this bird would show a very different coloring(whitish-grey). They are winter migrants to parts of Europe and Asia, especially India.

pallid harrier male
A young male Pallid Harrier sits on his mound amongst the dry grasslands of Bangalore


Common Name: Pallid Harrier
Scientific Name: Circus macrourus
Location: Bangalore, India
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS
Exif: F6.3, 1/2500, ISO-400

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Eurasian Marsh Harrier - male

Finally got my chance to get a decent image of this species.
The Eurasian marsh harriers like all the other harriers are winter visitors to Bangalore and are amongst the first to arrive. The males are usually a lot more skittish in comparison to the females. The image below is that of the male. Females are darker, almost chocolaty brown in colour with a lighter colored head.

male eurasian marsh harrierA male Eurasian Marsh Harrier in evening light, Bangalore

Canon EOS 20D + Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS, 1/500sec, F4, ISO-800

BTW I recently upgraded to my dream lens, the Canon EF 600mm F4 L IS and for those who've not met me, this is me: :D

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Indian Roller

Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis:
While quite a common and colorful bird, not many people know that the Indian Roller is also the State Bird of Karnataka. It was formerly called Blue Jay. They are usually seen perched on trees and electric wires along roads and also in open grasslands. It is a 26-27cm stocky bird. They mainly feed on insects such as beetles, grasshoppers and crickets.
The Indian Roller is easily distinguished from the migratory European Roller, the former has a brown breast while the latter has a blue breast.

Indian RollerIndian Roller

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