Though not an ornithologist nor a professional photographer, i was amazed by the variety of birds seen at Vadnagar, my native place. In an effort to document these migratory and non-migratory species, i ended up with a large collection of images. This prompted me to share what i saw with the world wide web viewers. - R. Gajjar


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birds at pond
VADNAGAR, an ancient city, attracts a variety of resident and migratory birds, surrounded as it is by several fresh-water bodies. In a short span of 60 days in the winter of 2011, as many as 70 different species of birds had been observed and documented within the peripheral area of 3 km from the city center. No wonder, Vadnagar has been emerging as a newly-discovered bird sanctuary in Gujarat and attracting attention of enthusiastic bird watchers.                                    

CLICK on an image to view more images, slideshows, videos, and information about the species.                                Total number of bird species sighted at Vadnagar todate: 124
PART 1
151 Flamingo ( Hanj )
001 Greater Flamingo
[Video]

002 Pheasant-tailed Jacana
[Video]
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003 Pied Avocet
[Video]

004 Spot-billed Duck
[Slideshow]
117 Comb Duck ( Male- Female ) Nakto
005 Knob-billed Duck
[Slideshow]
0082 Spoon bill
006 Eurasian Spoonbill
[video]
0120 Lasser whistling Duck
007 Lesser Whistling Duck
[video]

008 Painted Stork  
[Video]
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009 Asian Openbill [Slideshow]
150 Woolly-necked Stork ( Safed Dock Dhanak )
010 Woolly-necked Stork
[Slideshow]
112 Purple Heron. ( Jambli Baglo )
011 Purple Heron
[Slideshow]

012 Grey Heron
[Slideshow]

013 Black-crowned Night Heron
[Slideshow]
113 Pond Heron.
014 Indian Pond Heron
[Slideshow]

015 Little Heron
[Slideshow]
115 Yellow Bittern
016 Yellow Bittern
[Slideshow]

017 Oriental Darter
[Slideshow]

018 Indian Cormorant
[Slideshow]
103 Great Cormorant ( Moto Kajiyo )
019 Great Cormorant
[Slideshow]

020 Little Egret
[Slideshow]
105 Great Egret ( Moto Baglo ).
021 Great Egret
[Slideshow]

022 Intermediate Egret
[Slideshow]
107a Cattle Egret ( Dhor Baglo )
023 Cattle Egret
[Slideshow]

024 Black-headed Ibis
[Slideshow]

025 Red-napped Ibis
[Slideshow]
135 Glossy Ibis ( Chamkili Kankan Saar )
026 Glossy Ibis
[Slideshow]

027 Green Sandpiper
[Slideshow]
121 Wood Sandpiper. ( Rakhodi Tutwari )
028 Wood Sandpiper
[Slideshow]

029 Common Sandpiper
[Slideshow]
141 Little ringed Plover ( Zeeni Titodi )
030 Little Ringed Plover
[Slideshow]
145 Little Grebe. ( Nani Dubki )
031 Little Grebe
[Slideshow]
136 Common Coot ( Tikdi )
032 Common Coot
[Slideshow]
152 Cotton Pygmy Goose ( Hans )
033 Cotton Pigmy Goose
[Video]

034 Garganey
[Slideshow]
14a Northern Pintail ( 99 kb )
035 Northern Pintail
[Slideshow]
146 Northern Shoveller ( Male- Female ) ( Gayno )
036 Northern Shoveler
[Slideshow]

037 Common Teal
[Slideshow]
143 Mallard ( Neelshir )
038 Mallard
[Slideshow]

039 Ruddy Shelduck
[Image]
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040 River Tern
[Slideshow]
138 Whiskered Tern
041 Whiskered Tern
[Slideshow]
153 Greater Painted Snipe ( Male Female )
042 Greater Painted Snipe
[Slideshow]
3 Pintail Snipe ( 98 kb )
043 Pintail Snipe
[Slideshow]
148 Common Greenshank
044 Common Greenshank
[Slideshow]
149 Common Redshank.
045 Common Redshank
[Slideshow]

046 Ruff
[Slideshow]

047 Black-tailed Godwit
[Slideshow]

048 Bar-tailed Godwit
[Slideshow]

049 Black-winged Stilt
[Slideshow]

050 Common Moorhen
[Slideshow]
129 Yellow biiled Moorhen ( Pili chanch Murgi ).
051 Yellow-billed Moorhen
[Slideshow]
131 Purple Moorhen ( Jamli Jal Murgi )
052 Purple Moorhen
[Video]

053 White-breasted Waterhen
[Slideshow]

054 Red Wattled Lapwing
[Slideshow]
0116 White tailed Lapwing.
055 White-tailed Lapwing
[Slideshow]
054 Yellow wattled Lapwing ( Parsan Titodi )
056 Yellow Wattled Lapwing
[Slideshow]
047 Spotted Redshank
057 Spotted Redshank
[Slideshow]

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PART 2
501 White-throated Kingfisher
[Slideshow]

502 Common Kingfisher
[Image]
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503 Blue-eared Kingfisher
[Image]

504 Pied Kingfisher
[Image]

505 Common Hoopoe
[Image]

506 Indian Treepie
[Image]
023 Green Bee Eater ( Patrango )
507 Green Bee Eater
[Slideshow]
024 Rainbow Bee eater ( Neelo Patrango )
508 Rainbow Bee Eater
[Slideshow]

509 Rose-ringed Parakeet
[Slideshow]
026 Asian Koel ( Male- Female )
510 Asian Koel
[Image]

511 Greater Coucal
[Image]
040 Crow ( Kagdo )
512 Crow
[Image]
041 Large billed Crow ( Girnari Kagdo
513 Jungle Crow
[Image]
011 Pied Cuckoo ( Chatak )
514 Pied Cuckoo
[Image]
012 Drongo Cuckoo
515 Drongo Cuckoo
[Image]

516 Black Drongo
[Image]
014 Eurasian Golden Oriole. ( Shawrn Peelak )
517 Eurasian Golden Oriole
[Image]

518 Common Iora
[Slideshow]

519 Brahminy Myna
[Slideshow]

520 Common Myna
[Image]
Bank Myna-1
521 Bank Myna
[Slideshow]
062 Rosy Starling ( Vaiyu )
522 Rosy Starling
[Slideshow]
056 Asian pied Starling ( Abakee Maiyna )
523 Asian Pied Starling
[Slideshow]
.5 Red collered Dove ( 89 kb )
524 Red Collared Dove
[Slideshow]

525 Eurasian Collared Dove
[Image]

526 Laughing Dove
[Image]

527 Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
[Slideshow]

528 White Pigeon
[Slideshow]
002 Rock Common Pigeon ( Samanya Kabootar )
529 Rock Pigeon
[Image]

530 Red-vented Bulbul
[Image]

531 White-eared Bulbul
[Image]

532 Barn Swallow
[Slideshow]
047 Red-rumped Swallow.
533 Red-rumped Swallow
[Image]
048 Streak throated Swallow
534 Streak-throated Swallow
[Image]
.7 Wire tailed Swallow ( 138 kb )
535 Wire-tailed Swallow
[Image]
2 Common Tailorbird ( 75 kb )
536 Common Tailorbird
[Slideshow]
1 -Bluethroat ( 104 kb 0
537 Bluethroat
[Slideshow]
063 Coppersmith Barbet
538 Coppersmith Barbet
[Image]
061 Thick billed Flowerpecker
539 Thick-billed Flowerpecker
[Image]
044 Ashy Prinia ( Rakhodi Fudki )
540 Ashy Prinia
[Slideshow]

541 Plain Prinia
[Slideshow]

542 Paddyfield Pipit
[Slideshow]

543 Indian Bushlark
[Image]
544 House Sparrow
[Slideshow]

545 Indian Robin
[Image]

546 Oriental Magpie Robin
[Image]
022 Sunbird ( Male-Female ) Sakkar Khor
547 Purple Sunbird
[Slideshow]
036 Yellow Sparrow ( Pili Chakli )
548 Yellow-throated Sparrow
[Image]
549 Black-headed Yellow Wagtail
[Image]

550 White Wagtail
[Image]                  
551 Large Pied Wagtail
[Slideshow]
052 Jungle Babbler (Jungli Leloo-Charkhee)
552 Jungle Babbler
[Image]

553 Large Grey Babbler
[Slideshow]

554 Common Babbler
[Slideshow]

555 Clamorous Reed Warbler
[Image]
030 Shikara ( Baaj556 Shikara
[Slideshow]
557 Tawny Eagle
[Slideshow]
032 Pariah Kite ( Samdi )
558 Black Kite
[Image]
033 Owl ( Ghoowad ).559 Spotted Owlet
[Image]

560 Painted Francolin
[Image]

561 Long-tailed Shrike
[Image]

562 Indian Roller
[Image]

563 Indian Silverbill
[Slideshow]
567 White browed fantail
564 White-browed Fantail
[Slideshow]

565 Baya Weaver
[Video]
019 Peafowl-Peacock ( Mor )
566 Indian Peafowl (Peacock)
[Video]
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567 Small Minivet
[Slideshow]


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