Here are some of the pictures of birds I took on my trip to India in February/March, 1999.

The Keoladeo National Park bird sanctuary was quite impressive. Keoladeo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The number of birds there is astounding. The snake-bird and the stork are two examples from that sanctuary.

Nature pictures of India and other bird pages are linked:

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds in India

Jungle Babbler (Argya striata)
Jungle Babbler (Argya striata, french: Cratérope de brousse). (839k)
Weaverbird Nests
Weaverbird nests. (971k)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
Black Storks (Ciconia nigra, german: Schwarzstorch, french: Cigogne noire) and Eastern Great Egrets (Ardea alba modesta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (914k)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer, german: Rußbülbül, french: Bulbul à ventre rouge). (842k)
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis, german: Hinduracke, french: Rollier indien). (970k)
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis, german: Braunliest, french: Martin-chasseur de Smyrne). (691k)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Male (left) and female Rose-ringed Parakeets (Psittacula krameri, german: Halsbandsittich, french: Perruche à collier). (880k)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Male Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri, german: Halsbandsittich, french: Perruche à collier). (1.8M)
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Leiopicus mahrattensis)
Female Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Leiopicus mahrattensis, french: Pic mahratte). (800k)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto, german: Türkentaube, french: Tourterelle turque). (950k)
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus)
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus, german: Rotschulter-Grüntaube, french: Colombar commandeur). (971k)
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis, german: Hirtenmaina, french: Martin triste). (771k)
Asian Pied Starling (Gracupica contra)
Asian Pied Starling (Gracupica contra, french: Étourneau pie). (1151k)
Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)
Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda, german: Wanderbaumelster, french: Témia vagabonde). (903k)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Female Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). (1117k)
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus, german: Rotlappenkiebitz, french: Vanneau indien). (859k)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (959k)
Grey Francolin (Ortygornis pondicerianus)
Grey Francolin (Ortygornis pondicerianus, german: Wachtelfrankolin, french: Francolin gris). (1237k)
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama, german: Brahma-Kauz, french: Chevêche brame). (937k)
Indian Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena)
Pair of Indian Scops Owls (Otus bakkamoena, german: Hindu-Halsbandeule, french: Petit-duc indien). (941k)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
Ferruginous Ducks (Aythya nyroca, german: Moorente, french: Fuligule nyroca). (1286k)
Common Teal (Anas crecca)
Male (bottom) and female (top) Common Teals (Anas crecca, german: Krickente, french: Sarcelle d'hiver), with a Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus, german: Rotlappenkiebitz, french: Vanneau indien) in between. (972k)
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
Male Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata, german: Löffelente, french: Canard souchet). (958k)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra, german: Blässhuhn, french: Foulque macroule). (1037k)
Western Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Western Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio, german: Purpurhuhn, french: Talève sultane). (1329k)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (780k)
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii, german: Paddyreiher, french: Crabier de Gray). (1049k)
Asian Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia intermedia)
Asian Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia intermedia, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire). (857k)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta)
Eastern Great Egret (Ardea alba modesta, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1056k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron, top (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré) and Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala, german: Buntstorch, french: Tantale indien). (1121k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1.7M)
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Male Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus, german: Blauer Pfau, french: Paon bleu). We saw lots of wild peafowl. They do fly. In the evening they fly up into trees and roost high up in the upper parts of trees. (1099k)
Displaying Male Peacock
Displaying male peacock. (809k)
Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa)
Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa, german: Warzenibis, french: Ibis noir). (731k)
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus, german: Schwarzkopfibis, french: Ibis à tête noire), top, and Eastern Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea manilensis, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré). (1374k)
Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)
Male Oriental Darter or Snake Bird (Anhinga melanogaster, german: Indischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga roux). (1134k)
Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
Juvenile Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala, german: Buntstorch, french: Tantale indien) in their nest. (1089k)
Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala, german: Buntstorch, french: Tantale indien). (1295k)
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, german: Riesenstorch, french: Jabiru d'Asie). (1277k)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra, german: Schwarzstorch, french: Cigogne noire). (1057k)
Lesser Adjudant (Leptoptilos javanicus)
Lesser Adjudant (Leptoptilos javanicus, german: Sunda-Marabu, french: Marabout chevelu) in flight. (664k)
Sarus Crane (Antigone antigone)
Sarus Cranes (Antigone antigone, german: Saruskranich, french: Grue antigone). (1165k)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Female Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur). (988k)
Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus ichthyaetus)
Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus ichthyaetus, german: Graukopfseeadler, french: Pygargue à tête grise). (915k)
Vulture Really Bird Top
Vulture. It really is a bird at the top, not a part of the roof. (742k)
Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)
Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus, german: Kahlkopfgeier, french: Vautour royal) in flight. (430k)

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