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Birds of Tirupati          India 2012                        
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Most of these birds I have taken previously but i have put them here as they represent so much of my time walking around Tirupati. Some are better than previous because of my new 35x zoom camera which also has a more sensitive CMOS detector; see my Snapshots of the Birds of Tirupati
The new birds are at the beginning
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Grey junglefowl. Found in bamboo thickets in South India
Flock of Rosy Starlings seen out in country beyond Uppurapalli checkpoints
Grey-breasted Prinia Blyth’s reed warbler
Asian brown flycatcher Chestnut shouldered petronia
Streaked fantail warbler [aka Zitting cisticola] Tickell’s blue flycatcher
Red-rumped swallow  
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Little green bee-eater in flight with larger Blue-tailed bee-eater
Paddy bird
Paddy bird in usual habitat; by the green lake by NCC Nagar
Common Grey hornbil
The hornbill showing off his eyelashes
Coucal or crow-pheasant a sort of cuckoo
Grey partridge
Common Mynah; He's behind you
Red-wattled lapwings with Wood sandpiper front left.
 
Gold-fronted leafbird
Spotted munia Common Mynah (outraged)
Red-vented bulbul Small minivet
Spotted dove Spottted Owlet
Black drongo (a flycatcher) Purple-rumped sunbird
Titchell's blue flycatcher White-browed bulbul
White-brested Waterhen Yellow-billed babbler [previously thought to be common babbler]
Little brown dove Shikra hawk
Outraged parakeet Tailor bird
Indian Roller White-fronted kingfisher
Indian Prinia White-browed fantail
Brain fever bird (a cuckoo) Indian Treepie
Brahminy mynah Little green bee-eater
Indian pipit
Paradise flycatcher. A male not quite mature. Mature bird has white instead of brown
Hoopoe Coppersmith at nest
Forest wagtail Common Iora
Indian Robin Little green bee-eater
Little green bee-eater on colourful rubbish dump
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