Norfolk Birders

Norfolk Birdwatching and beyond!

India 2007

                                     Trip Report to Banhavgarh - India                 by   Sue Bryan

                                                                6th – 14th April 2007 

                                                                                                               Sue Bryan
                                                                                                               Paul Jeffery
                                                                                                               Steve Elliot
                                                                                                               Bunty (guide)

                                                                                              Plus 6 other non-birding participants

Introduction

This bird and tiger watching holiday was organised by Naturetrek ([email protected]   www.naturetrek.co.uk). It was one of their ‘990 packages’ using a local guide. All flights, train and jeep travel was organised by Naturetrek at a cost of £1295 for ‘A Bargain Mammal Tour’ of Bandhavgarh, although I was holding a voucher which lowered the cost a little for me.

 Itinerary

 6th April – Fly from Gatwick to Dubai.

 7th April – Fly Dubai to Delhi. Board train to Katni.

 8th April  - Train to Katni. Birding at Katil Reservoir. Drive to Bandhavgarh.

 9th April - Bandhavgarh.

10th April - Bandhavgarh.

11th April - Bandhavgarh.

12th April – Gharpuri Reservoir and Bandhavgarh. Boarded train to Delhi.

13th April – Delhi. Fly to Dubai.

14th April – Fly Dubai to Gatwick.

Flights

The flight to Delhi via Dubai was inclusive in the cost and was booked by Naturetrek using Emirates. The service was good although we were delayed in both directions meaning that our luggage was delayed in Dubai on the way home and we arrived without it! Emirates couriered my suitcase to my home address 2 days later. 

Climate

Extremely hot (38 degrees) and sunny. At 5.30am it was a little cool, but we had shed all layers by 8.30am. Evenings were also hot. The anorak that I had taken was completely unnecessary. The air conditioning on the train was not cold either. We were provided with sheets and blankets for sleeping.

Money

It is illegal to import/export Indian Rupees. At Delhi airport I bought £120 of Rupees using my credit card. There is very little to spend money on and most of it was taken by the guide for tips to drivers, camp staff, park guide (mandatory although of no use whatsoever!) that seems to be a way of life out here, and evening drinks. We paid in Sterling (£40) to hire a taxi in Delhi for an afternoon’s birding.

Habitat 

Bandhavgarh is made up of Sal forest, patches of bamboo, areas of Elephant Grass with a few water-holes and plateau lands affording high cliffs.The surrounding countryside was either sandy scrub or agricultural fields with a couple of reservoirs close by.

Daily Log

6th April

Flew from Gatwick to Dubai.

7th April

Left Dubai at 5am local time and arrived in Delhi at 10am local time. Meeting up with Bunty and fellow participants it soon became clear that not all were birders and were only interested in seeing tigers. This was a disappointment because we knew the guide would have divided loyalties. We travelled to a hotel in Delhi to freshen up and have lunch and managed to do a little birding in the hotel gardens before catching the train to Katni at 4pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Myna building a nest in the lamp                                         Five-striped Squirrel

On the lawn House Crows, Jungle Babblers, Common Mynas and White Wagtails were all keeping us entertained as a Five-striped Squirrel ran along a wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     House Crow                                                                        Jungle Babbler

Once on the train we settled in for our 16 hour journey. We were allocated a bunk each and stowed our belongings. Paul, Steve, Bunty and I stood by the open door for several hours to see as many birds as we could before nightfall. At dusk we bedded down to for long journey ahead. The overnight sleeper provided sheets and blankets and a comfortable bunk on which to lie, which doubled as a seat during the day. The bunks in the compartments are a little more comfortable than those at the side. Sleep was intermittent.











Sitting on our bunk with other bunk above



8th April

By 6.30am I had woken up and stood by the open door again to make the most of the opportunity to watch for birds and take in the scenery.


 


Scenery from the train as it sped through the countryside          Waiting at the barrier

We arrived at Katni at 8.30am, setting off in 3 air conditioned jeeps. It was very hot and coming straight from a British winter we needed to acclimatise! However we did not travel far as the barrier was down on the railway line and we sat for half an hour and watched the chaos of village life in India as masses of people, bicycles, carts, motorbikes, cows and dogs all tried to duck under the barrier. Eventually it was lifted and we made our way to Katil Reservoir. Here the birding was excellent as waterbirds, waders and passerines all received our attention in the heat of the day adding to our burgeoning list.  However star of the show for me was an Indian Courser that ran over the grass and disappeared over a small ridge. Indian Bushlarks were displaying for a mate as we watched Wire-tailed Swallows wheeling around our heads. We were soon ushered back in to the jeeps which was a shame as the habitat deserved a much longer look.

After another hour we arrived at Tiger Trails which was to be our home for the duration of our stay at Bandhavgarh. The cabins were clean and comfortable but exceedingly hot as an air conditioning unit was raising the humidity considerably.

 

 

                                                                          Tiger Trails Bandhavgarh

Before and after lunch we wandered the gardens and were delighted with a Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher that frequented the area by the restaurant.



 

 Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

 
                          

At 3.30pm we were off to Bandhavgarh National Park for our first trip at an attempt to see a tiger. This was my third visit to the Indian Subcontinent having been to Ranthambhore in 1998 and Chitwan in Nepal in 2003, failing miserably at both sites to locate a tiger. I was excited as I entered the park. The fortune of the tiger is a very sad affair as I realised that within a few years they will almost certainly be extinct as a species in the wild in the world. Poaching will almost certainly finish of the few remaining Bengali Tigers left alive the wild. At the entrance to the park we waited in a queue to pay the entrance fees and to pick up the mandatory park guide. Although I can understand the reasons behind having the guide he was of no use whatsoever and simply added to the burden of using up valuable space in the jeep where all our birding equipment and camera gear could have been stored. One of our guides was so dummy-like he was often in the way for seeing a bird or taking a decent photograph. Very annoying! However the scenery was fantastic for birding with scrub, trees, elephant grass, open vistas and cliffs affording some good birding opportunities.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                     Bandhavgarh                                                   Steve and Paul in our jeep

Animals were fairly abundant in the form of Chittal and Sambar. Sambar are the preferred prey species for tiger as they are much slower and easier prey than Chittal.







 



                                             Chittal                                                                              Sambar

However birds were also fairly widespread and we were soon picking up the easier to see species as the jeep driver was not used to slowing up for small species as he was intent on getting us to the spot where a tiger had been spotted.

 

 

 




Changeable Hawk Eagle  

We stopped en-route and took a few photographs of Indian Roller, Changeable, Hawk Eagle and Lesser Adjutant Stork, before stopping along the track where over 20 jeeps had stopped. This was not how I had envisaged seeing my first tiger in the wild.

 

 

 

                  Indian Roller                                                                    Lesser Adjutant Stork

However after an interminable wait I was not to see my first whole tiger in the wild because all I managed to see was a patch of its side as I stood on top of the jeep peering down into the Elephant Grass. Extremely disappointing! We retuned to camp with our list on 77 species of birds.

9th April

Leaving again at 5.30am after tea and biscuits, we once again entered the park at 6am after obtaining our park guide for the morning. The routine seemed to be in the park for 6am and out by 10am returning to camp until the next game drive between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. We felt a little marshalled and were not used to such a strict regime.

The hours between game drives were spent back in camp and we felt very frustrated at valuable birding time being lost. Although it is a very hot part of the day our guide seemed to be happy to disappear or sit in the bar area. (To be fair, I think he was trying to spend time with the non-birding participants in the other jeeps, who simply wanted to sit and relax.) The surrounding scrub was a good habitat and Paul, Steve and I birded it on out own taking photos at leisure.



 Langur Monkey

Tiger Trails Camp has an extremely hospitable staff that did their best to please their guests. The food was excellent and for someone who is not keen on curries, I enjoyed every one! The staff also prepared special diets for those who would not eat curries upon request.

We drove to some caves where we were delighted to find bats flying around our heads as the caves had a low ceiling. Bunty managed to grab one and showed it to us. There were hundreds hanging in a dark corner. The morning was spent adding new birds to the list. Malabar Pied Hornbill was seen distantly through the trees as a Red Jungle Fowl scratched for its food on the forest floor. Yellow- footed Green Pigeon flew from the trees as we spotted a Black-hooded Oriole perched on a branch. We returned to camp and spent a few more hours searching the scrub surrounding us. A Common Woodshrike was flitting amongst the bushes and a Large Cuckooshrike called from the trees overhead. A little bird made its presence felt as it kept disappearing into the same hole. A Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch was feeding young as they popped their heads out every time the adults approached.



  Intermediate Horseshoe Bat

At 3.30pm we got in to the jeeps and were once again driving in to the park. We did not get far as 30 jeeps were all bunched up. We waited for ages by the track-way with little to look at. The drivers seem to have some kind of signal code and liked to have some fun driving like Sterling Moss along the dusty tracks, covering our expensive photographic gear with as much dust as possible. I was certainly glad I had a camera bag that was easy to open and close in a split second. I wondered if the drivers appreciated how much it costs to repair expensive equipment, as they took off dashing to the rendezvous. Along one of the cliff faces all in shadow, overhung by trees sat a female tiger sprawled out over the rocks. It certainly was an exciting view but totally spoilt by far too many jeeps all jostling for space. This was not my idea of watching wild animals but I certainly felt the thrill of seeing my first whole tiger in India. The female Tiger stretched and got up and with a leisurely gait walked along the ridge. She eventually crossed the road and disappeared into the forest, probably glad to get away from the ensuing melee. The elation passed and we were all a little sad at the commotion. However she was magical !

On the way back to camp through the park we saw a Brown Fish Owl sat up among some over-hanging branches above our heads. A Rufous Treepie also flew by. We were a little late back to camp but we were all happy to have seen a tiger as we shared our experiences at the evening meal.

 






Brown Fish Owl

 

 

10th April

We decided to get up early to bird the surrounding camp before it got light in case we could spot some nightjars. We drew a blank and joined the others at 5.30am and headed for the park. We had managed to persuade Bunty to make it a birding day, driving well away from the other jeeps, deeper in to the park so that we could stop and listen for all the small birds, that so far, we had not stopped for.

We stopped and watched a Spotted Owlet in the trees outside the park but as soon as we were in the park we stopped by an area of bamboo that held Common Iora and Black-naped Monarch. A Long-tailed Shrike posed distantly on the Elephant Grass as did a Brown Shrike. Tawny-bellied Babblers flew around as a White-bellied Drongo posed for us.

 

Spotted Owlet




Steve and Paul waiting by ‘our elephant’


Bunty had arranged for us to be last on the elephant ride that morning and luckily for us a female Tiger had been located not too far from the track-way. Paul, Steve and I mounted the elephant in a precarious manner with our cameras and set off into the Elephant Grass.

Paul and I had had experience of an Elephant safari before but with all the bamboo being forced apart and wearing only shorts, a few scratches were had. However we were all excited as we thought we stood a chance of a good  sighting. We were not to be disappointed.
There under the bushes lay a stunning female Tiger!
                                                                           




                                           Female Tiger

She eventually got up. We thought we had disturbed her as she slouched off around the back of the bush. What we didn’t realise was that her brother was approaching from behind and went and sat in her place.

 

                                             Male Tiger

I nearly cried at the beauty of what I was seeing and how lucky and privileged I was to see a tiger in the wild. I was quite overcome with the moment. We returned to camp enthralled. In the camp Large-billed Crows were lingering around the dump behind the cabins.


 

 

 

 

Orange –headed Thrush

      


       
Large-billed Crow

                                                                                         

After lunch Bunty took us for another birding drive in the park. On our way out a dust storm blew through. It was fascinating to watch. In the park a Golden-fronted Leafbird hid in the trees and an Orange –headed Thrush scratched around the leaf litter. Grey- breasted Prinias and Jungle Prinias inhabited areas of Bamboo while Dusky Crag Martins flew overhead.

 

Dust Storm







We once again made our way to a water hole where we arrived just in time to watch a Tiger come down to drink in the late afternoon. At dusk, back at camp we had a Large-tailed Nightjar fly over our heads but were disappointed that we did not see any others.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                         Tiger at the waterhole

11th April

A rather uneventful morning game drive for birding but Paul and I were treated to another Elephant ride just in time to see another male Tiger disappear over a ridge. At lunch we watched a Common Hawk Cuckoo perched in a tree. We also watched as a local man washed his domestic Water Buffalo in the stream.

The afternoon trip took us the far side of the park where we added Red-rumped Swallow, Brahminy Starling and a family party of Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpeckers feeding.




Common Hawk Cuckoo

                                                                                                          Domestic Water Buffalo

                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Long-billed Vultures wheeled high in the sky as I took a photo of a Crested Serpent Eagle. Later we found a vulture perched in a bare tree.
                                                                                                

                         
Long-billed Vulture


                                                                                                    

 

 

 

                                 

 


 

              





Plain Tiger Butterfly                                                               Crested Serpent Eagle
                                                                                                
12th April

Paul, Steve and I managed to persuade Bunty to take us to a different habitat to bird. He suggested Gharpuri Reservoir but we had to pay extra to hire the jeep for the whole day as well as the obligatory park guide (who did nothing at all except occupy space in the jeep). We set off at the usual time and watched a Golden Oriole en-route. At the reservoir a White-browed Wagtail greeted us as an Intermediate Egret waded in the water.



Steve and Paul waiting for the park guide    

 

Small Minivets sat in a bare tree as we wandered around the reservoir in the heat of the day. Grey Francolins scurried away over the rocks as we baked in the sun. Although we enjoyed the birding and it was good to be on our own and out of the vehicle we did not add very many species to our list. A White-browed Fantail put on a good display for us as we checked out the surrounding scrub.         

Back in time for lunch we freshened up and enjoyed yet another scrummy meal. It was good to sit on the terrace for a while and take a few photos whilst enjoying a drink. Once again we left for the park but sat up a watch tower where a Little Green Bee-eater sat and posed right in front of us. Little else happened until an hour later when Bunty spotted a Tiger in the long Elephant Grass. For a moment or two it started to stalk a Chittal but soon gave up as the deer wandered on in the heat of the day. Later we were driven to a spot where there were two Tigers enjoying themselves in the stream.


                                                                                                                                                                        Gharpuri Reservoir


All too soon our adventure at Bandhavgarh was over and we were driven to the train station at Umaria, half an hour away to catch the overnight train back to Delhi. We were slightly unfortunate to find we had side bunks in the train that are narrower than the compartment bunks and not nearly so comfortable. It was already dark making viewing from the train impossible. It was to be an uncomfortable night with only a few hours sleep but nevertheless some sleep was obtained.

 

Little Green Bee-eater

13th April

Upon waking we all knew that we still had many hours of travel ahead on the train. I considered doing some birding from the door, as we had done on the journey out, but all too soon it was too hot to do so and I considered there was little to be gained. I made the most of sitting on my bunk with my feet up reading about Bandhavgarh and sipping the frequent cups of Chi and Tea that I bought from the lads carrying hot flasks from the galley.

We arrived in Delhi at 3pm, after having been given a packed lunch supplied by a hotel en-route. Just before arriving at Delhi we discussed with Bunty what the plan was upon arrival. We were dismayed to find nothing had been planned and we considered this to be a waste of good birding time. Bunty made a few phone calls and Paul and I privately hired a taxi to take us to the Yamuna River where a huge barrage made an excellent habitat for waterbirds on one side and waders on  the other.

Spot-billed ducks along with sightings of hundreds of Garganeys made up for the busy traffic that was passing on the bridge. We soon had a good list of ducks and an Oriental Hobby as well as watching a Cobra disappear in a rubbish bag before we crossed the road to watch all the waders in abundance. River Plovers, Marsh Sandpipers joined with Little and Temminck’s Stints, whilst a superb Citrine Wagtail ran around the mud. Leaving Pheasant-tailed Jacanas and Purple Gallinules behind the taxi took us around the side of the river where we watched Gull-billed and Whisked Terns over the water. The evening sun was setting and we realised that our birding was at an end. An hour later we were taken to the hotel where we sat alone for our final curry. The rest of the group had apparently had the final meal at lunch-time and Bunty had departed. We did not realise that we would not have the opportunity to say goodbye.

14th April

Departing the hotel at 7am we made our way to the airport where once again we were delayed. Eventually we flew to Dubai where we were escorted by a member of staff to our flight to Gatwick as we were very late. After a night flight we eventually arrived at Gatwick all safe and sound to find our luggage was still in Dubai!

My luggage finally arrived at my home two days later. 

I had enjoyed the trip and considered myself very privileged to have seen a tiger in the wild.

                      Systematic List

 

1. Little Grebe             Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

2. Little Cormorant      Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

3. Little Egret               Katni 08/04/2007

4. Grey Heron              Delhi  13/04/2007

5. Purple Heron            Katni 08/04/2007

6. Great White Egret     Katni 08/04/2007

7. Intermediate Egret    Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

8. Cattle Egret               Delhi  07/04/2007

9. Indian Pond-heron     Delhi  07/04/2007

10.  Black-crowned Night-heron      Delhi     13/04/2007

11.  Painted Stork         Delhi  07/04/2007

12.  Asian Openbill       Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

13.  Woolly-necked Stork  Delhi  07/04/2007

14.  Lesser Adjutant      Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

15.  Red-naped Ibis       Delhi  07/04/2007

16.  Eurasian Spoonbill       Delhi  13/04/2007

17.  Lesser Whistling-duck  Katni 08/04/2007

18.  Cotton Pygmy-goose   Katni 08/04/2007

19.  Eurasian Wigeon          Delhi  13/04/2007

20.  Spot-billed Duck         Delhi  13/04/2007

21.  Northern Pintail         Delhi  13/04/2007

22.  Garganey                   Delhi  13/04/2007

23.  Northern Shoveler       Delhi  13/04/2007

24.  Common Pochard        Delhi  13/04/2007

25.  Crested Honey-buzzard         Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

26.  Black-shouldered Kite Delhi  07/04/2007

27.  Black Kite                      Delhi  07/04/2007

28.  Egyptian Vulture             Delhi  07/04/2007

29.  Long-billed Vulture      Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

30.  Red-headed Vulture     Delhi  07/04/2007

31.  Crested Serpent-eagle  Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

32.  Western Marsh-harrier Delhi  13/04/2007

33.  Shikra                          Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

34.  White-eyed Buzzard    Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

35.  Changeable Hawk-eagle        Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

36.  Oriental Hobby            Delhi  13/04/2007

37.  Peregrine Falcon          Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

38.  Grey Francolin              Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

39.  Jungle Bush-quail         Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

40.  Red Junglefowl              Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

41.  Common Peafowl        Delhi  07/04/2007

42.  White-breasted Waterhen      Delhi  07/04/2007

43.  Purple Swamphen        Delhi  13/04/2007

44.  Common Moorhen      Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

45.  Pheasant-tailed Jacana Delhi  13/04/2007

46.  Bronze-winged Jacana Delhi  07/04/2007

47.  Black-winged Stilt        Delhi  07/04/2007

48.  Indian Courser             Katni 08/04/2007

49.  Little Ringed Plover      Katni 08/04/2007

50.  Kentish Plover              Katni 08/04/2007

51.  Yellow-wattled Lapwing        Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

52.  River Lapwing               Delhi  13/04/2007

53.  Red-wattled Lapwing   Delhi  07/04/2007

54.  Common Snipe            Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

55.  Black-tailed Godwit     Delhi  13/04/2007

56.  Common Redshank     Delhi  13/04/2007

57.  Marsh Sandpiper         Delhi  13/04/2007

58.  Common Greenshank  Delhi  13/04/2007

59.  Green Sandpiper          Delhi  07/04/2007

60.  Wood Sandpiper         Katni 08/04/2007

61.  Common Sandpiper     Katni 08/04/2007

62.  Little Stint                    Katni 08/04/2007

63.  Temminck's Stint          Katni 08/04/2007

64.  Ruff                              Delhi  13/04/2007

65.  Caspian Yellow-legged Gull   Delhi  13/04/2007

66.  Gull-billed Tern            Delhi  13/04/2007

67.  Black-bellied Tern       Katni 08/04/2007

68.  Whiskered Tern           Delhi  13/04/2007

69.  Oriental Turtle-dove     Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

70.  Laughing Dove              Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

71.  Spotted Dove                Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

72.  Red Collared-dove      Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

73.  Eurasian Collared-dove         Delhi  07/04/2007

74.  Yellow-footed Green-pigeon Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

75.  Alexandrine Parakeet   Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

76.  Rose-ringed Parakeet    Delhi  07/04/2007

77.  Plum-headed Parakeet   Katni 08/04/2007

78.  Common Hawk-cuckoo        Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

79.  Asian Koel                        Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

80.  Greater Coucal                   Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

81.  Brown Fish-owl                 Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

82.  Jungle Owlet                    Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

83.  Spotted Owlet                   Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

84.  Large-tailed Nightjar    Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

85.  Crested Treeswift        Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

86.  House Swift                  Delhi  07/04/2007

87.  Common Kingfisher     Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

88.  White-breasted Kingfisher     Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

89.  Pied Kingfisher            Delhi  07/04/2007

90.  Blue-bearded Bee-eater        Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

91.  Little Green Bee-eater  Delhi  07/04/2007

92.  Indian Roller                  Katni 08/04/2007

93.  Eurasian Hoopoe         Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

94.  Indian Grey Hornbill        Bandhavgarh      08/04/2007

95.  Malabar Pied-hornbill  Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

96.  Brown-headed Barbet     Delhi  07/04/2007

97.  Coppersmith Barbet     Delhi  07/04/2007

98.  Brown-capped Woodpecker          Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

99.  Yellow-crowned Woodpecker        Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

100.  Streak-throated Woodpecker  Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

101.     Black-rumped Flameback        Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

102.     White-naped Woodpecker      Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

103.     Indian Bushlark               Katni 08/04/2007

104.     Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark   Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

105.     Plain Martin                  Delhi  13/04/2007

106.            Dusky Crag-martin         Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

107.            Barn Swallow       Delhi  13/04/2007

108.            Wire-tailed Swallow       Katni 08/04/2007

109.            Red-rumped Swallow     Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

110.            Oriental Pipit         Delhi  07/04/2007

111.            Tree Pipit    Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

112.            White Wagtail       Delhi  07/04/2007

113.            White-browed Wagtail   Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

114.            Citrine Wagtail      Delhi  13/04/2007

115.            Yellow Wagtail [sp]        Delhi  13/04/2007

116.            Grey Wagtail        Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

117.            Large Cuckooshrike       Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

118.            Black-headed Cuckooshrike    Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

119.            Small Minivet        Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

120.            Red-vented Bulbul [benghalensis]      Delhi  07/04/2007

121.            Common Iora       Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

122.            Golden-fronted Leafbird Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

123.            Oriental Magpie-robin    Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

124.            White-rumped Shama     Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

125.            Black Redstart      Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

126.            Brown Chat          Delhi  07/04/2007

127.            Pied Stonechat      Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

128.            Indian Robin         Delhi  07/04/2007

129.            Orange-headed Thrush   Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

130.            Grey-breasted Prinia        Bandhavgarh       10/04/2007

131.            Jungle Prinia          Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

132.            Ashy Prinia  Delhi  13/04/2007

133.            Plain Prinia  Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

134.            Clamorous Reed-warbler         Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

135.            Lesser Whitethroat         Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

136.            Common Tailorbird        Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

137.            Sulphur-bellied Warbler  Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

138.            Greenish Warbler    Bandhavgarh       11/04/2007

139.            Tickell's Blue-flycatcher  Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

140.            White-browed Fantail     Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

141.            Black-naped Monarch    Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

142.            Asian Paradise-flycatcher         Bandhavgarh         08/04/2007

143.            Puff-throated Babbler     Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

144.            Tawny-bellied Babbler   Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

145.            Large Grey Babbler        Delhi  07/04/2007

146.            Jungle Babbler      Delhi  07/04/2007

147.            Great Tit     Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

148.            Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch        Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

149.            Purple Sunbird      Delhi  07/04/2007

150.            Thick-billed Flowerpecker       Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

151.            Oriental White-eye         Delhi  07/04/2007

152.            Golden Oriole       Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

153.            Black-hooded Oriole      Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

154.            Common Woodshrike    Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

155.            Brown Shrike       Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

156.            Bay-backed Shrike        Katni 08/04/2007

157.            Long-tailed Shrike          Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

158.            Black Drongo       Delhi  07/04/2007

159.            White-bellied Drongo     Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

160.            Greater Racket-tailed Drongo  Bandhavgarh         10/04/2007

161.            Rufous Treepie     Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

162.            House Crow         Delhi  07/04/2007

163.            Large-billed Crow          Katni 08/04/2007

164.            Chestnut-tailed Starling   Gharpuri Reservoir         12/04/2007

165.            Brahminy Starling  Bandhavgarh         11/04/2007

166.            Rose-coloured Starling   Delhi  07/04/2007

167.            Asian Pied Starling         Delhi  07/04/2007

168.            Common Myna     Delhi  07/04/2007

169.            Bank Myna Delhi  07/04/2007

170.            House Sparrow    Delhi  07/04/2007

171.            Yellow-throated Sparrow        Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

172.            White-rumped Munia     Bandhavgarh         09/04/2007

173.            Common Rosefinch        Delhi  07/04/2007

 

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