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Birds of Jaipurdoddi

A little far from Bangalore but Jaipurdoddi is worth the drive. This little gem in the middle of Bannerghatta forest has some spectacular birds. Despite being a great place to explore, you should be careful of the wild things inhabiting there. Movement of 85 elephants in herds of 5 to 9 was reported on that day. I was glad not to have come in their path as it can be quite a humbling test. Word of caution: stay away and never be overconfident with animals - they can be really nasty. 
Here's a photo tour of my visit... 


Green bee-eaters can be seen all over the place...







A bat...


Brahminy starling...




Yellow-crowned woodpecker...


Juvenile Bay-backed shrike...







Some abandoned Baya weaver nests...


Crimson rose butterfly...


The most spectacular sighting of the day was this Plum-headed parakeet. The glimpse of just a few seconds made my day... 


Blyth's reed warbler...


Common Iora...







Red-vented bulbul...


White-bellied drongo...



More green bee-eaters...






Yellow-wattled lapwing...





Scaly-breasted munia...






I hope you liked the post. Do let me know your feedback in the comments section below...


36 comments:

  1. Beautiful images, I love birds, thanks for sharing.

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  2. I am in complete awe of your birds! They're ALL so, so beautiful...we, in Texas USA, have the scaly breasted munias - I've seen them just a few miles from home. I really do appreciate you taking me along on your birding expedition...I am an avid birder!! (I also have a bird photography blog you might be interested in visiting).

    I'm here from your link at Our World Tuesday.

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    1. I guess you know that I am a birder since you link up with us in Saturday.

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  3. Wonderful array of birds and creatures. I can admire how hard it would be to capture some of these :)

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  4. Always gorgeous shots! You are very talented!

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  5. So many amazing birds, but I find it hard to look beyond the Green Bee-eater.

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  6. The plum headed parakeet is very nice, but I loved looking at the Bee Eater in flight the best!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    - Lisa

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  7. What an amazing collection of pictures, Shiju. I've never been to this place although it isnt too far from where I live. Loved all the shots! Which camera do you use?

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  8. Omg how fantastic and gorgeous photos! Thank you.

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  9. Wonderful photos of many birds I do not know. Well done Diane

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  10. Hi Shiju,

    Your shots are mesmerising. And we love to have you join us on #WordlessWednesday.

    I love birds and these are a treat to the eyes.

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  11. These are all beautiful and wonderful photography but the green bee eater is especially dazzling.

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  12. Wonderful....love your photographs!

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  13. Scaly-breasted munia is soooo cuute!
    Have a happy ww!
    Thank you for sharring such beautiful photos!!

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  14. Really nice birds! What a fun trek you had!

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  15. Stunning photos as always ☺ wishing you a good week. Happy WW! ☺

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  16. Definitely liked the post because otherwise I would never see such interesting birds or the bat up close. Your photos look great.

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  17. The parakeet looks like a few parrots we see in Australia.

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  18. Beautiful birds! I love all the different colors.

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  19. Love the birds, but also the bat! I cannot imagine having those elephants in the area. Thank you for linking up today and have a great weekend.

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  20. So many beautiful and colourful birds! Great captures!

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  21. Amazing colours on those birds

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  22. Marvelous photos! Glad you didn't get trampled by elephants!

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  23. Hello, I am glad you were safe with the elephants nearby. It would be neat to see them from a distance. I love the beautiful Bee-eater. The parakeet is lovely too. Awesome variety of birds and beautiful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thanks also for the comment on my blog.

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  24. It's always a real pleasure to visit your blog and see your photos! Outstanding...each and every one of them!

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  25. So delightful-this line up of images as ALWAYS!!! I wish we had fruit bats here. So many beautiful birds and glad you didn't have an elephant encounter.

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  26. So well captured - such lovely images! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

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  27. Hey? Thanks so much for sharing this post & pictures with us at I'd Rather B Birdin

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  28. Your photos gave us great pleasure. What a wonderful Creator"!

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  29. Wow such beautiful models you have captured, have not heard of jaipur doddi but for sure on my list, Birds variety is awesome, so many birds, so many colours, nature is awesome in all pics.

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