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Birds of Assam Pictures Images and Information, Photo blog of wild birds of Assam. Tue, 08/10/2010 - 08:18 - Ring-necked Dove(Streptopelia capicola)

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Ring-necked Dove(Streptopelia capicola)
Wed, 02/04/2009 - 16:02 - Critically Endangered Greater Adjutant Storks at a landfill near the city of Guwahati, India

2009_02_04 
Greater Adjutant Storks - Leptoptilos dubius

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Post-Processing - RAW color corrections - contrast, colour etc.

Critically Endangered Greater Adjutant Storks Leptoptilos dubius patiently await their turn at a landfill near the city of Guwahati, India. 
I had always heard how relatively common the Greater Adjutant Stork - a critically endangered bird was at the garbage dump near Guwahati and I wondered how a bird so commensal with man and dependent on human garbage could be so endangered. Upon visiting the landfill I saw how patiently they awaited their turn at the garbage table - every time a fresh truckload of garbage entered the landfill people rushed to it first, and once they were done with their pickings the storks moved in filling their gullets with rotten meat. I still wonder how this species living so calmly in an urban environment could be so endangered.Critically Endangered Greater Adjutant Storks at a landfill near the city of Guwahati, India

Critically Endangered Greater Adjutant Storks at a landfill near the city of Guwahati, India
Sat, 09/25/2010 - 13:41 - The chattering bird No.1

Common Hill Myna

(Excerpt from Wikipedia:
.....'It is also becoming increasingly rare in regions of Northeastern India due to capture of fledged birds for the illegal pet trade. In the Garo Hills region, however, the locals make artificial nests of a split-bamboo framework covered with grass, and put them up in accessible positions in tall trees in a forest clearing or at the edge of a small village to entice the mynas to breed there. The villagers are thus able to extract the young at the proper time for easy hand-rearing, making Common Hill Myna farming a profitable small-scale cottage industry. It helps to preserve the environment, because the breeding birds are not removed from the population, while habitat destruction is curtailed because the mynas will desert areas of extensive logging and prefer more natural forest to plantations......' Hill Myna

Hill Myna
Sun, 08/14/2011 - 08:26 - I spent some time watching this family of an adult Bronze-winged Jacana trying to herd its two chicks with their spindly oversized legs and feet (and their high-stepping gait).

Location: Hathikhira Tea Estate, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 14th January 2011

Equipment: Nikon D300s with Sigma 150-500mm OS lensHathikhira Birds-131 - Metopidius indicus

Hathikhira Birds - Metopidius indicus
Tue, 01/18/2011 - 12:28 - Flock of great mynas with a solitary common myna on the back of a cow

Location: Outside Baptist Christian Hospital, Tezpur, Sonitpur District, Assam

Date: January 2011

Equipment: Nikon D300s with Sigma 150-500mm OS lensTezpur Birds-4 - Acridotheres grandis

Tezpur Birds - Acridotheres grandis
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 07:22 - Greater Flameback - male chick looking out of nest-hole and calling to the mother bird for food

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 4th April 2011

Equipment: Nikon D300s with Sigma 150-500mm OS lensMakunda Birds-602 - Chrysocolpates lucidus

Greater Flameback- Chrysocolpates lucidus

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