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Indian Roller in flight

A Birder Paradise in Rajasthan?

February 28th 2013
Okay, I know it's a corny title and I'm aware that a 'Bird of Paradise' doesn't exist here in Rajasthan*, but a man and his blog have to start somewhere! Today, we were making the long journey from a disappointing Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to the Keoladeo National Park and the promise of a paradise for birds and birders alike. However, unlike the Grey haired nomads, who have ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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8th April 2013

High Flying Photos!
While your dubious ability to tell a Purple Swamphen from a White-eared Bulbul left me wondering about your birding prowess - come on, everyone knows that! ;) - you have redeemed yourself through photos. Great shot of the Indian Roller! What gorgeous plumage.
8th April 2013

I'm a 'birder' in training!
All I can say is: the 'Grey haired nomads' are great teachers. As for the Indian Roller, it's a fleeting flash of colour and this is one of many shots - but the only one that's even remotely in focus!! I'm still learning...

Tot: 2.89s; Tpl: 0.016s; cc: 28; qc: 161; dbt: 0.0522s; 2; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.9mb