Birds from the lens of a cricketer – 3

Its been some time that birds flapped their wings in my blog so I decided to welcome them in today. Furthering into the series, I introduce two birds.

The four birds (Grey heron, Red Munia, Pied Kingfisher & Spotted thick knee) are happily residing in the post page here – Birds from the lens of a cricketer. & Birds from the lens of a cricketer-2

I am covering two birds here today – Brahminy kite and White belled sea eagle. As usual, the photos are clicked by my co-brother Shashank and I have collated the information of these birds from Wikipedia and other relevant articles from bird enthusiasts and my sincere thanks to their articles.

1. White bellied sea eagle – This bird which has its residence in India and Sri Lanka and is also found in Southeast Asia & Australia. It has a white head, under-wing coverts where the upper parts are grey. The large, hooked bill is a leaden grey with a darker tip and they have dark brown eyes.

They largely habitat on coast and waterways as they hunt mainly near water. It measures up to 90 cm long and weigh around 4.5 kg.

PARA1792

These birds are often found resting high up a tree and when hungry they soar over waterways and adjacent land. It is carnivore bird and it consumes a wide variety of fish by flying low over the water and grasping its prey using only one of its foot to seize prey. Their prey mainly includes fish, turtles, sea snakes and mammals. It is considered to be a skilled hunter and it can eats it prey while flying. They skin their victim as they consume.

PARA1798

The call is a loud goose like honking sounding “ank ank ank” or a faster “ka ka ka” which one can hear up to a distance of 1 km. These birds live around 30 years on this earth.

2. Brahminy kite – This would be familiar bird to many of us. This bird represents to be the vehicle of Lord Vishnu under the form and name ‘Garuda’.

_MG_4570

It is a medium sized bird of prey with a white head and the rest of its body is chestnut brown with dark eyes and lemon yellow hooked bill. It feeds on fish (including dead), crab, rabbit, snakes and other small mammals which they catch swooping low over water or on the ground surface. They also sometimes fight with other birds putting an end to their hard work by snatching away their prey in flight.

_MG_4558

The bird prefers wet areas and is found largely near inland waterways and lakes and wetlands like rice fields and marshes as they prefer to be near water. The call of this bird is a scream ‘kweeaa’ while soaring. It is regarded as a quiet bird lost in its own world.

_MG_4569.JPG

Both these birds seem to have similar characteristics and can largely be related looking at their common features. I thank these two birds for visiting my blog.

I appreciate Shashank’s effort for the nice photos of these birds.

Advertisements

41 Comments Add yours

  1. soiba says:

    Wonderful photos 🙂

    Like

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Soiba for the comment :-). Appreciate it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. AmrithaPrem says:

    Love the first line so much! Damn creative.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Amritha 🙂

      Like

  3. Nice… and pictures are awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jyo says:

    AH-MAZING pics as always ❣

    Like

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Jyo for the lovely comment. Appreciate it.

      Like

  5. Indira says:

    Third and fifth are cracking shots!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Ma’am. 😊

      Like

  6. Trayee says:

    Wow…Great capture..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Trayee, appreciate the feedback

      Liked by 1 person

  7. pics are awsum.. nice..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Panchali😊

      Like

  8. shobhna says:

    Lovely photos of these gorgeous birds

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Ma’am for the feedback. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  9. White throated kingfisher perching right under the sea eagle(2nd picture) is an interesting site.

    Like

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks for the comments YVR. I have the other bird to be covered in future posts. I am not able to follow your blog. All in telugu 🙂

      Like

  10. Nisha Sharma says:

    Amazing pictures!
    You are talented 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Nisha for the kind comments.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Thanks for your visit to my blog Ravi. Great photography and information. Btw, white-bellied sea eagle has an important role in my bird watching interests which i wish to share in a future post.😊

    Like

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks will wait to check your post. But I am not able to follow your blog.

      Like

  12. Akhila says:

    People see what they want to see…is that how you managed to capture all these birds pictures with the help of your bro

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      ‘He captured life on to a paper and I am trying my best to put life back into that paper’, I would say 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Akhila says:

        Wow.. that’s the best definition of your work..I just admire that

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ravi S says:

        Thanks Akhila.

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Prachee says:

    Nice pictures!! 😍 and thanks for the information 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Lovely clicks, Ravi. You have managed to capture the birds that soar above the clouds with such clarity, loved them.

    Like

  15. You enjoy bird watching Ravi?
    Where were these clicked? I must say each and every photo is stunning 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      I love birds. But bird watching is my co brothers passion. Lots of patience. He clicks them travelling all the way to ameenpur, himyatsagar, edulabad and narsapur forest. He loves travelling to tadoba too for tigers. I will cover them once i finish with couple of birds first.😊

      Like

      1. Wow! That’s awesome 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  16. Nisha Sharma says:

    Hii Ravi.. You have an amazing word power and I want to inform you that I have nominated you for the liebster award!!
    Congratulations ⭐⭐
    Do tell me when you will answer the questions and follow the chain.. Kudos 😇😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks a lot for that honor Nisha. I have already done this award in the earlier posts😊.

      Like

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks Fatima for the comment.

      Like

  17. D says:

    Really astonishing! 🌈💖

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ravi S says:

      Thanks D for the watch n comment.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s