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© Sumit K Sen

© Sumit K Sen

Common Pochard Black-winged Stilt
Common Pochards are regular winter visitors to India though they seem to be well dispersed and are often absent from many, otherwise popular, wintering spots. Two males with a female. Almost every dirty roadside pool in northwest India holds a number of these resident waders. They are by no means common in eastern India. Image is from the road leading to Bhindawas.
© Sumit K Sen

© Sumit K Sen

Glossy Ibis Black-headed Ibis
The smallest of the three Ibis species found in India, the Glossy is found near marshes and jheels. Lacks the white shoulder-patch found in the Black Ibis (see next page). A near-threatened Threskiornis species, this bird is often found in wet agricultural fields, mudflats and in marshy areas. Often associates with Eurasian Spoonbills.
© Sumit K Sen

© Sumit K Sen

Darter Booted Eagle
This threatened species was numerous in Bhindawas and we counted over 15 individuals in a short time. The area certainly held many more.  The diagnostic 'spotlights' at the base of the wings make this dark-phase Booted an easy species to identify. Often seen harrying water-birds, the Booted is a winter visitor. 

© Sumit K Sen

© Sumit K Sen

Northern Pintail Mallard
Northern Pintails arrive in India in great numbers during winter. They can be found in huge flocks often numbering in the thousands. Bhindawas held a few hundred on our visit. This is the male. Mallards winter in much smaller numbers and prefer to stay close to the Himalayas. Bhindawas is covered with floating vegetation making even such a colourful bird hard to spot. Pair.

Sumit K Sen
Kolkata, India

 

   
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