Beauty of Indian Forest

Beauty of Indian Forest
Buxa Tiger Reserve Landscape, Duaars West Bengal

Images from Indian forest

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Other Than Wetlan #3

Last friday was a good sunny day after a long time in Bangalore. I visited back side of Banerghatta open forest (Shivanahalli) and got some Green Bee Eater. Here some zoological information on Bee Eater.

Green bee-eaters also reach in color like other Bee Eaters. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey. The feet are weak with the three toes joined at the base. The wings are green and the beak is black. The elongated tail feathers are absent in juveniles.

Both the above image taken with camera: Camera: Nikon D70s Lens: Nikkor 300/F4 IF-ED AF-S + 14E-II TC with Manfrotto Camera support.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Other than Wetlan #2

The Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) is a cosmopolitan species of heron (family Ardeidae) found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones. Despite the similarities in plumage to the egrets of the genus Egretta, it is more closely related to the herons of Ardea.
It is a stocky white bird adorned with buff plumes in the breeding season which nests in colonies, usually near bodies of water and often with other wading birds. it feeds in relatively dry grassy habitats, often accompanying cattle or other large mammals, since it catches insect and small vertebrate prey disturbed by these animals. During monsoon seasons this breeding plumage adult looks relatively fantastic. We were always amazed by the transformation birds undergoes during the breeding season. This post is all about one such extraordinary transformation.
Camera: Nikon D70s Lens: Nikkor 300/F4 IF-ED AF-S + 14E-II TC with Manfrotto Camera support.

Scaly breasted Munia is very common in Wetland. This small beauty is very naughty and difficult to shoot, somehow I manage one decent shot.