Thursday, April 30, 2009

KINGFISHERS

COLLARED KINGFISHER
A stunning addition to our Goa list five birds seen plus a further three calling, all along the Zuari River,a bargin at fourteen quid, six species of Kinfishers seen, also Orange breasted Green Pigeon, Lesser Adjuntant,Far Eastern Curlew and Dusky Crag Martin which were also new birds for us, plus supporting birds like Terek Sandpiper, Pacific Goldie, Marsh Sand, Blue faced malkoha and the awesome Muggers.












BLACK CAPPED KINGFISHER
A very brief bird seen last year from a taxi, awesome views of several this morning along the Zuari River.




PIED KINGFISHER
Seen most days on the Salt pans, these two birds were at Carambolin Lake.




STORK BILLED KINGFISHER
Very hard to see as they sit right in the canopy, odd birds around Arpora, sevearl on the Zuari River



WHITE THROATED KINGFISHER
Common everywere around water and in woodland/scrub.