Keoladeo National Park – Snakebird …

The Indian or Oriental Darter ( Scientific name Anhinga melanogaster ) is a waterbird with a very long, slender, snakelike neck, and a long, pointed bill. While in water, you can only see the long neck and the head with its pointed dagger like bill with the rest of the body submerged. That is why…

Keoladeo National Park – Flight of the Painted Stork …

The Painted Stork or the Indian wood stork is a lively colored large wading bird with striking wing patterns. The young are not as colorful as the adult. The adults have a long yellow orange bill and pink legs. They display white plumage with a rose color near the tail feathers. Non-breeding plumage is usually less…

Keoladeo National Park – Indian Jackal

The golden jackal (Canis aureus) is a wolf-like canid  that is native to Southeast Europe, Southwest Asia, South Asia and regions of South east Asia. The Indian Jackal (Canis aureus indicus) is a subspecies of the Golden Jackal and found predominantly in the Indian sub-continent. While we visited the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India primarily to see…

Keoladeo National Park- Indian Pond Heron

I had the opportunity to visit the Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan last year( December-2018). I spent two days there and definitely I am going back. I will be there next Februray (2020) if all goes well. I will be posting a series of photographs from this Bird Sanctuary and am starting with some…