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:

Nature in India
Nature Page for India
Bird Pages
Bird Pages

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

Birds in India

 Unknown Raptor
?? Unknown raptor. (887k)
 Unknown Bird
?? Unknown bird. (836k)
Weaverbird Nests
Weaverbird nests. (970k)
Ciconia nigra
Black Storks (Ciconia nigra, german: Schwarzstorch, french: Cigogne noire) and Great Egrets (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (893k)
Pycnonotus cafer
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer, german: Rußbülbül, french: Bulbul à ventre rouge). (839k)
Coracias benghalensis
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis, german: Hinduracke, french: Rollier indien). (970k)
Halcyon smyrnensis
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis, german: Braunliest, french: Martin-chasseur de Smyrne). (682k)
Psittacula krameri
Male (left) and female Rose-ringed Parakeets (Psittacula krameri, german: Halsbandsittich, french: Perruche à collier). (863k)
Psittacula krameri
Male Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri, german: Halsbandsittich, french: Perruche à collier). (1.8M)
Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Female Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis, french: Pic mahratte). (794k)
Streptopelia decaocto
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto, german: Türkentaube, french: Tourterelle turque). (934k)
Treron phoenicopterus
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus, german: Rotschulter-Grüntaube, french: Colombar commandeur). (925k)
Acridotheres tristis
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis, german: Hirtenmaina, french: Martin triste). (764k)
Gracupica contra
Pied Myna (Gracupica contra, french: Étourneau pie). (1103k)
Dendrocitta vagabunda
Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda, german: Wanderbaumelster, french: Témia vagabonde). (881k)
Upupa epops
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). (1130k)
Vanellus indicus
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus, german: Rotlappenkiebitz, french: Vanneau indien). (855k)
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (945k)
Francolinus pondicerianus
Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus, german: Wachtelfrankolin, french: Francolin gris). (1187k)
Athene brama
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama, german: Brahma-Kauz, french: Chevêche brame). (894k)
Otus bakkamoena
Pair of Indian Scops Owls (Otus bakkamoena, german: Hindu-Halsbandeule, french: Petit-duc indien). (897k)
Aythya nyroca
Ferruginous Ducks (Aythya nyroca, german: Moorente, french: Fuligule nyroca). (1251k)
Anas crecca
Male (bottom) and female (top) Common Teal (Anas crecca, german: Krickente, french: Sarcelle d'hiver), with a Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus, german: Rotlappenkiebitz, french: Vanneau indien) in between. (939k)
Spatula clypeata
Male Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata, german: Löffelente, french: Canard souchet). (957k)
Fulica atra
Common Coot (Fulica atra, german: Blässhuhn, french: Foulque macroule). (1022k)
Porphyrio porphyrio
Western Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio, german: Purpurhuhn, french: Talève sultane). (1277k)
Butorides striata
Striated Heron (Butorides striata, german: Mangrovereiher, french: Héron strié). (762k)
Ardeola grayii
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii, german: Paddyreiher, french: Crabier de Gray). (996k)
Ardea intermedia
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia, german: Mittelreiher, french: Héron intermédiaire). (846k)
Ardea alba
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (1031k)
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron, top (Ardea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré) and Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala, german: Buntstorch, french: Tantale indien). (1094k)
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (1.7M)
Pavo cristatus
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. (1117k)
Displaying Male Peacock
Displaying male peacock. (796k)
Pseudibis papillosa
Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa, german: Warzenibis, french: Ibis noir). (724k)
Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus, german: Schwarzkopfibis, french: Ibis à tête noire), top, and Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré). (1370k)
Anhinga melanogaster
Oriental Darter or Snake Bird (Anhinga melanogaster, german: Indischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga roux). (1102k)
Mycteria leucocephala
Juvenile Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala, german: Buntstorch, french: Tantale indien) in their nest. (1109k)
Mycteria leucocephala
Painted Storks (Mycteria leucocephala, german: Buntstorch, french: Tantale indien). (1240k)
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, german: Riesenstorch, french: Jabiru d'Asie). (1235k)
Ciconia nigra
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra, german: Schwarzstorch, french: Cigogne noire). (1026k)
Leptoptilos javanicus
Lesser Adjudant (Leptoptilos javanicus, german: Sunda-Marabu, french: Marabout chevelu) in flight. (656k)
Antigone antigone
Sarus Cranes (Antigone antigone, german: Saruskranich, french: Grue antigone). (1121k)
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus, german: Fischadler, french: Balbuzard pêcheur). (987k)
Vulture Really Bird Top
Vulture. It really is a bird at the top, not a part of the roof. (743k)
Sarcogyps calvus
Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus, german: Kahlkopfgeier, french: Vautour royal) in flight. (419k)

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