Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Beautiful Birds of Pakistan - 5

This is my fifth post on birds of Pakistan and may continue for many more posts in days to come for the birds are countless and there are numerous bird watchers who contribute their hobby on social media net work. Although, there are thousands and thousands of species of these beautiful birds, I am for the time being only restricting my posts to birds found and spotted in Pakistan.

Birds like flowers are always eye catching for their wonderful colours and attractive features  beautifully found and captured on camera by the bird watchers - perhaps a great tribute by these people to admire nature.

The Brahminy kite , or the Haliastur indus, as shown above is a majestic bird found in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia. In Australia is known as the red-backed sea-eagle. This medium-sized bird of prey falls in the Accipitridae family, which also includes many other diurnal raptors, such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The Brahminy kite above was sighted in Karachi.
 Asian Paradise Flycatcher (male)
 Black Bulbul - Azad Kashmir
 Blue Capped Stone Trush- Margalla Hills, Islamabad
 Common Kingfisher - AS seen in Rawalpindi/Islamabad
 Common Teals (above) and Gadwall sighted in Larkana, Sind Province
The gadwall, a bird of open wetlands, is a common and widespread dabbling duck in the family Anatidae. Male gadwalls are intricately patterned with gray, brown, and black; females resemble female Mallards. The gadwall breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia, and central North America.

 European Roller
 Greater Spotted Eagle as spotted in Tando Mohammad Khan, Sind Province

Greater Spotted Eagle is classified as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). As of 2000, the world population of this eagle was estimated at less than 4,000 breeding pairs. The primary threats are habit degradation and habitat loss, as well as human disturbance during the mating season.
 Indian Robin male
Indian Roller are found widely across tropical Asia from Iraq eastward across the Indian Subcontinent to Indochina and are best known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. 
Jacobin Cuckoo, pied cuckoo, or pied crested cuckoo is a member of the cuckoo order of birds that is found in Africa and Asia.
 Oriental Magpie Robin found in the Azad Jammu and Kashmir
 Plum Headed Parakeet spotted in the Margalla Hills, Islamabad
 Scaly Breasted Munia or spotted munia is a sparrow-sized estrildid finch native to tropical Asia
 Beautiful spotted dove - The spotted dove is a small and somewhat long-tailed pigeon that is a common resident breeding bird across its native range on the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Yellow Throated Sparrow spotted in Rawalpindi

Yellow Throated Sparrow is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and subtropical or tropical dry shrub land.

About the Bird Watcher and Photographer
Mirza Naim Baig is a freelancer member WWF who takes part inn the preservation of wildlife, beside being a wildlife tour operator. He is from Karachi and studied Bachelor of Arts at Edwards College, Peshawar and lives in Karachi. He is the owner of Dream Merchants.

His birding experiences and photos can be seen on FacebookAll photos above are the property of Mirza Naim Baig and have been shared here with his exclusive permission. In time more of his birding photos will be posted to share his hard work and love for these little flying birds.

References/Bird history and details: Wikipedia
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