Monday, February 18, 2013

Birds of Chilika: Series 2


 Common Pochard (Male)
 
Common Pochard (Female)
Scientific Name: Aythya ferina
Migrates from Central Asia
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence
 Common Moorhen

Scientific Name: Gallinula chloropus
Residential breeding Bird of Chilika
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence in the marshes
Common Sandpiper
Scientific Name: Actitis hypoleucos
Migrates from Central Asia & Siberia
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence along the banks
 Common Teal (Male)
 Common Teal (Female)
Scientific Name: Anas crecca
Migrates from West and Central Siberia
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence
 Common Snipe
Scientific Name: Gallinago gallinago
Migrates from NW Himalayas
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Individuals can be seen in the marshes
 Cotton Pygmy Goose (female)
Scientific Name: Nettapus coromandelianus
Locally breeding in Chilika
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence
 Eurasian Collared Dove
Scientific Name: Streptopelia decaocto
Locally breeding in Chilika
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Couples can be found along the reed bushes
Gadwall (Female)
 Gadwall (Male)
Scientific Name: Anas strepera
Migrates from Central Asia
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence and found in plenty in all channels of Chilika
 Garganey (Female)
Scientific Name: Anas querquedula
Migrates from Siberia
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence

 
 Large Egret
Scientific Name: Casmerodius albus
Locally breeding in Chilika
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Widespread presence of Individuals
 Green Sandpiper
Scientific Name: Tringa ochropus
Migrates from Central Asia and SIberia
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence at Chilika: Not that common but can be looked out along the shores


 Please note that not all the Pics have been actually shot at Chilika and is for academic purpose only.