Birdlife in Kanha

Kanha is rich in birdlife and has over 250 species of birds - many of them migratory. However, the hot month of May is certainly not the best time to watch birds. Nevertheless, it was good to see the residents, some of them in breeding plumage. Most of the birds in this section are the commoners though no less charming. The highlight of them was definitely the colourful Indian Pitta and the Grey Nightjar.
Crested Serpent Eagle

Male of Indian Peafowl in full display mode

Crested Hawk Eagle

Can you spot the bird amongst the rocks? the Grey Nightjar nestled & beautifully camouflaged - only a trained eye can spot it!

Indian Roller

An unexpected visitor in my room - juvenile of Chestnut-shouldered Petronia

Black-shouldered Kite

Crested Tree Swift

Wooly-necked Stork

White-rumped Vulture

With very little time before checking out on the last day, we had an early morning walk in and around our resort campus. Such walks yield a good catch of birdlife & here are some of the sightings. 
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia

Common Iora - male

Ashy Prinia

above & below - Oriental White-eye

Ashy Drongo

Tawny-bellied Babbler

Another view of the Ashy Prinia

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