Bird diversity at AES Science 7

Birds seen on Tuesday and Wednesday 6-7 March, 2012 during periods 1,3,4,5

(MS Rock and Organic Garden and MS Field)

Rock pigeon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_pigeon

Common myna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_myna

Indian house crow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_House_Crow

Black kite

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_kite

Ashy prinia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashy_prinia

Red-vented bulbul

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-vented_Bulbul

Red-whiskered bulbul

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-whiskered_Bulbul

Brahminy myna / Brahminy startling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahminy_myna

Purple sunbird

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_sunbird

Common tailorbird

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_tailorbird

Rose-ringed parakeet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose-ringed_parakeet

Yellow-footed green pigeon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-footed_Green_Pigeon

Laughing dove (Little brown dove)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_dove

Eurasian collared dove

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_collared_dove

Asian pied starling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Pied_Starling

Oriental white eye

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_White-eye

Added: Monday 12 March

Oriental magpie robin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_magpie_robin

Jungle babbler

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_babbler

Brown-headed barbet (heard not seen)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown-headed_barbet

Added 21 March 2012

House sparrow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_sparrow

Shikra

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikra

Black-rumped flameback

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rumped_Flameback

Grey hornbill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Grey_Hornbill

Questions—

1)      How many kinds of bird do you observe on the school campus—specify the periods of observation? Where do you see the various species—make a map. What activities are the observed birds engaged in during your observations?

2)      How many active nests can you find on the campus? Which species most commonly nests on campus? Describe each nest including location and construction. Describe any bird activity by the adults or young.

3)      What are the different vocalizations you can distinguish (record) from at least two different species (suggested: Common myna, Indian house crow)? What behaviors seems to accompany the various calls?

 

4)      After observing birds, what questions do you have?

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