Birding trip: Ragihalli

Last Saturday, Shreeram, Sushant and I had been to Ragihalli on a birding trip. This is a micro report on it.

Pied Bushchat @ Ragihalli

Route taken: Bannerghatta road – take left at the circle before Bannerghatta national park (I think the Veeranjaneya temple is there too just around the circle ) – keep going about 6-8 Km.

We stopped for birding at 3 spots, one being an open land en route, second being the rocks overlooking Jigani (I think) and the last one being an almost dry lake. Having experienced birders like Sushant and Shreeram helped me spot more birds this time. Highlights to me were the spottings of peacocks, barred button quail, juvenile yellow wattled lapwing, rufous treepie, etc. Also, when I was walking near a bush, a hare jumped out of nowhere and ran away just near my legs.. almost giving me a scare!

Here is the full list of birds seen on this trip. (Thanks to Sushant and Shreeram for contributing to the list).

  1. Ashy prinia
  2. Asian Koel (heard)
  3. Barred button quail
  4. Black Drongo
  5. Black kite
  6. Cattle Egret
  7. Common myna
  8. Common Tailorbird
  9. Coucal
  10. Green bee eater
  11. Grey wagtail
  12. House Crow
  13. House Sparrow
  14. Indian Pond Heron
  15. Indian robin
  16. Indian Silverbill
  17. Jungle Crow
  18. Lark
  19. Laughing dove
  20. Little Egret
  21. Magpie Robin
  22. Oriental Honey Buzzard
  23. Paddyfield pipit
  24. Peacock
  25. Pied bushchat
  26. Plum headed Parakeet
  27. Puff-throated Babbler (heard)
  28. Purple rumped sunbird
  29. Purple Sunbird
  30. Red vented bulbul
  31. Red wattled lapwing
  32. Red-whiskered Bulbul
  33. Rose-ringed Parakeet
  34. Rufous treepie
  35. Scaly breasted munia
  36. White eyes
  37. White-browed Bulbul
  38. White-browed Wagtail
  39. Yellow wattled lapwing
  40. Yellow-billed Babbler

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