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Green Sandpiper Black Ibis

Often confused with the Wood Sandpiper, the Green is darker with a short supercilium and maintains a more tucked up posture. Mathurawala swamps.

A regional endemic this Pseudibis species is considered to be globally 'Near Threatened' though the visibility in India seems to be improving of late. Prefers dry areas. 

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Little Egret Little Grebe

Little Egrets are widespread across the plains all over India and are easily identified by size and colour of feet. This bird is in breeding plumage. 

Widespread and common all over India, this little bird was already in breeding colours in February. Asan Barrage, Uttaranchal.

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Streak-throated Swallow Paddyfield Pipit

If you are visiting the Asan Barrage don't forget to walk down the irrigation canal to see large flocks of these swallows building nests under the cross-overs.

Pipits are never easy to identify from photographs. Based on the markings and range this one seen at Asan Barrage is likely to be the resident and common Paddyfield species.

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Striated Babbler Steppe Eagle

Often confused with the Common Babbler, this lowland riverine plains species has a streaked throat and bright yellow eyes. This image is from the Suswa River area.

The commonest of the wintering Aquilas in the Dehradun area, the Steppe often behaves like a scavenger and frequents garbage dumps in many parts of Uttaranchal. 

   
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