This post set us thinking.
#kumbh2019 #प्रयागकुंभ #Prayagraj is much more than these.
Made famous as 'siberian birds' - these are actually named Palla's Gull. They are NOT from Siberia @PrayagrajKumbh @uptourismgov @incredibleindia.
Now we are starting a new series - #kumbhbirds
This is one of the rarest birds of North India and it is a very splendid sight to see. This is found only near river banks.
Spotted at #Kumbh2019 #KumbhMela2019 #kumbhbirds
@ornithology @upecotourism @BirdWatchingMag @BirdWatchDaily @uptourismgov @PrayagrajKumbh @incredibleindia
Found mainly in the jungles some of these are often found near cities and often unnoticed by people. They are also called 'seven sisters' as they are often found in groups of seven.
#kumbh2019 #kumbhbirds
@shantanug @UPGovt @kumbhMelaPolUP @upecotourism
Black winged stilt...

Widespread Winter visitors.
Forages on dry mud & by wading into shallows.

@YUVA_Tweets @PujyaSwamiji
Pied Kingfisher..
Crested black & white. Utters a sharp chirruk chirruk.

Pl note - All photos amateur - with mobile camera - taken in immediate vicinity of @PrayagrajKumbh area
Red Wattled Lapwing...

Black cap & breast, red bill/ black tip, yellow legs.
Keeps in pairs..
Vigilant & noisy. Vibrates it's feet rapidly to flush invertebrates.

@NGTIndia @DDNational @CNNTravel @CNTIndia
Black Crowned Night Heron..

Stocky - thick neck. Nocturnal - except when feeding young.

Photo taken in one #kumbh2019 #प्रयागकुंभ #Prayagraj sites
Indian Robin.

This photo is of female.
Short, high pitched warbling song.
Found in stony or cultivation edges.
#kumbh2019 #प्रयागकुंभ #Prayagraj
@birdsofindia @BirdWatchIndia @birdcountindia @Indian_Birds
Asian Pied Starling..

Resident of Northern part of our Nation.
Utters Musical Notes.
Found in cultivation, grasslands, refuse dumps etc.

Note - All photos near our property @KVriksh - Sector 18 of @PrayagrajKumbh #Kumbh2019 #kumbhcalls #KumbhTentCity #Prayagraj #प्रयागकुंभ
This bird is called MALLARD ...
It's from the family of 'Dabbling Ducks'.
They visit #Prayagraj during Winters only. Breeds in #Himalayas.
Gathers in flocks. #kumbhbirds
@ishafoundation @AvdheshanandG
Name - River Lapwing
Jungle Babbler
White Throated Kingfisher..

Widespread all over India.
Loud call - Rattling - musical - kilililili
#kumbhbirds #प्रयागकुंभ #kumbh2019
@ornithology @upecotourism
@shaileshkpandey @anitya @arvindagar @YashvikramTrip3 @iShashiShekhar
Little Cormorant

Swims with body low in water & every time it comes out - spreads it's Wings to dry.

#Kumbh2019 #प्रयागकुंभ #Prayagraj #Kumbhamela2019 #kumbhbirds

@KVriksh sector 18, has much more to show apart from Kumbh Mela to visitors ( Bird Watching requires patience)
Indian Peafowl...

Widespread across all over India.
Kee ow kee ow
Ka an ka an
Kok kok kok kok
Cain kok cain kok.

Sounds familiar??
#kumbhbirds #प्रयागकुंभ #kumbh2019 #kumbhcalls #KumbhTentCity
@narendramodi @myogiadityanath @UPGovt
Red Vented Bul Bul.

Bold & quarrelsome. Keeps in pairs.

#Kumbh2019 gives us a lovely opportunity to do serious #kumbhbirds watching.
All photos across sector 18 in @PrayagrajKumbh
Wood Sandpiper...

Visits #Prayagraj #प्रयागकुंभ only during Winters..
Voice - soft - chiff if chiff if
Loves water - 😜 - obviously
#kumbh2019 #kumbhcalls #KumbhTentCity #kumbhmela #kumbhbirds
Bank Myna.

Found only in North India - on River Banks - photo shot on river #Yamuna across @PrayagrajKumbh sector 18.
#kumbh2019 #kumbhbirds #IncredibleIndia

@ParmarthNiketan @PujyaSwamiji @SadhviBhagawati
White Wagtail

Winter visitors to #Prayagraj #प्रयागकुंभ
Loud call - small bird - tslee vit tslee vit tslee vit

So #Kumbh2019 #kumbhcalls #KumbhTentCity #kumbhmela is a lot more than ( so called) 'siberian' birds - which are actually not from Siberia.
Black Redstart...

Widespread in Pakistan.
( Pakistani invades #kumbh2019 😂😂)
Calls as tsip tsip tsip
#kumbhbirds #प्रयागकुंभ #kumbhcalls
@uptourismgov @UPGovt @cleanganganmcg @PrayagrajKumbh
Zitting Cisticola...

Widespread in India except areas of Rajasthan, Andhra & Tamil Nadu.

We were able to spot more than 50 species, could not take photos of all in 1 day
Bird photography requires patience & time, one day doesn't suffice.

Birds simply fly away. ☺️☺️
@shantanug_ @YUVA_Tweets


Can photographers add to this list -

We could be adding two more or so.

This was an interesting side light, unknown aspect of @PrayagrajKumbh
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