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These were taken while walking around Tirupati from the Sri Venkateswara University guesthouse. This is about 3km from the town on the Bangalore road near the level crossing. Opposite the guesthouse towards the Tirumula Hills is a large area with a large variety of trees and scrubland and few University and Agriculture College buildings. All other walks were in the Dairy farm and surrounding fields extending around the small village of Thumulagunta. The pictures were taken between the middle of November and the middle of February in the years 2003 and 2014.

My cameras improved over the years. First was a Fuji Finepix 6900 with an added zoom lens [6Mp; giving 10x]; then Finepix 9600 [10Mp; 10.5 x zoom]; then Canon PowerShot SX10IS [10Mp; 20x zoom]; Canon Powershot SX40S [12Mp, 35x Zoom and CMOS detector]; from 2014 Canon Powershot SX50HS [12mp, 50x zoom, CMOS]

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Indian newspaper article about me and bird photos

 


  This section has ten pages with pictures of all the birds I have photographed, presented in a format suitable for their identification.                These can be downloaded as a book: pdf    Word
Click on these for Pictures: Crows, Babblers & Mynas Doves, Kingfisher, Orioles, Woodpeckers & Hoopoe Babblers & Bulbuls
  Cuckoos and Shrikes Flycatchers and Swallows Bee-eaters, Leafbirds, Sunbirds, Ioras & Warblers
  Finches, Petronia, Wagtails and Fantails Thrushes, Robins, Pies Bushchat, Minivets and Prinias Eagles, Hawks, Kites, Owls, Hornbill, Junglefowl and Partridge
  Egrets, Herons, Lapwings, Waterhen and Wood Sandpiper    
 

  Links to special bird pictures from the last five years
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  Some bird videos (2013)



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Some favourites in their normal habitats Kite Kingfisher Paddybirds Jungle Crow Coucal Bee-eaters
  Brainfever Bird Bulbuls Coppersmiths Black Drongo Hoopoes Lapwings
TOP of PAGE Black-headed Oriole Iora Parakeets Sunbirds Indian Roller Koil (female)
           
HOME Some of my favourite birds in their habitats         
  Views of the Tirumula Hiils where I often walked to see the birds
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Black kite over Tumulagunta
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Kingfisher at the paddy field
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  Paddy birds on the way to evening roost beyond Thumulagunta
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  Paddybirds at roost
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  Paddybird
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Paddybirds; one of my favourites
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Jungle crow on the well
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  Coucal
 
Coucal
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  Koil, female
 
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  Little Green Bee-eaters; another favourite
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  Bee-eater against the red Tirupati earth
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In the forest
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Camouflaged Black-headed Oriole
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Brainfever bird
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  Red-whiskered Bulbul
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  Red-vented Bulbul
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  Flock of White-browed Bulbuls
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White-browed Bulbul
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  Roost of Coppesmiths
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  Coppersmithh at nest
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Hard-working coppersmithh making nest hole
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Black Drongo
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Pair of hoopoes near their nest near the pig research unit
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Wood Sandpipers and Red-whattled lapwing on the edge of the tiger enclosure at the zoo
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Common Iora
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Small Minivet, as usually seen in the tops of trees
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Parakeets
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  Purple Sunbird
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  Purple Sunbird
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  Pair of Purple Sunbirds
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Purple Sunbird
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Painted Stork at Vedantangal Bird Sanctuary
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Top Indian Roller in his favourite roosting place
   
  Newspaper article on me and birds
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