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Birds of Mumbai

Mumbai is a city with largest population in India. Its one of the richest coutries in India. A lot happens here everyday, every year, but does anyone bother to look around and find out which birds live with us in the huge human dominated eco-system? I guess not many. Many of us only know sparrows, crows, pigeons and parrots! But Mumbai harbors more than 40 species of birds. Some of them are displayed below, while some are not. This page is entirely dedicated to photographs that I have taken while birding in Mumbai. Go ahead and checkout the Birds Of Mumbai! House Sparrow

UPDATE: I have included interesting images of the Indian Golden Oriole which I spotted here in urban areas on Mumbai in a warm afternoon of January. I spotted this bird for the very first time in Mumbai although it has been spotted quite a few times in Pune.

I also spotted a few egrets on my trip outside Mumbai to Kelwa Beach. Which is not very far away but a very good place to escape from the environmental pollution for a day. Also spotted a few plovers there. Could not get a very close shot because they flew away as I tried to go near them.

Enjoy the pictures!

Indian Golden Oriole

Indian Golden Oriole

Egret at Kelwa beach, near Mumbai

Egret at Kelwa beach, near Mumbai

Egret at Kelwa beach, near Mumbai

Egret at Kelwa beach

 

Sand Plovers

Sand Plovers enjoying at the beach

Sand Plovers

Sand Plovers enjoying at the beach

Coppersmith Barbet in Mumbai

Coppersmith Barbet - Official Bird of Mumbai (click image for more info)

Sunbird of Mumbai

Tailor Bird

Sun Bird in Mumbai

Taylor bird

Sun bird in mumbai

Tailor bird yet again....

Bulbul of Mumbai

A House crow and two red vented Bulbul right after monsoon showers...
Asian Koel in Mumbai

Asian Koel at dawn (Click the image for story behind this image)

Bulbul in mumbai

Yet another red vented bulbul spotted

Bulbul in Mumbai

Yet another red vented bulbul spotted at dawn!Yet another red vented bulbul spotted at dawn!

 

White breasted Kingfisher in Mumbai

White breasted Kingfisher in Mumbai (Click image for more information)

Migratory birds in mumbai

Unidentified Migratory birds in Mumbai, flying towards the Arabian Sea

Little Egret in Mumbai

The Little Egret of Mumbai, snowy white!

Unidentified bird

Unidentified bird (Leave a comment if you know their names)

Purple Rumped Sun bird in Mumbai

Purple Rumped Sun bird (Female)

Sea gulls of Mumbai

Sea gulls at Bandra Reclamation (Click for more images)

Sea gulls at Bandra Reclamation

Sea gulls at Bandra reclamation (Click image for more phorographs)

 

Coppersmith Barbet Official Bird of Mumbai

Coppersmith barbets. Photograph when it was first spotted. Click to know more information.

The house crow of Mumbai

House crow (It is black, but his eggs are blue! Click the image to watch blue house crow eggs)

Common Myna

Common Myna

Rufocus Backed Shrike in Sewri Creek Mumbai

Rufocus Backed Shrike near Sewri Creek Mumbai

 

Indian Pond Heron in Sewri Mudflats

Indian Pond Heron in Sewri Mudflats

Flamingos in Mumbai Sewri mudflats

Flamingos in Mumbai Sewri mudflats (Check out the full blog post)

Flamingos in Mumbai at Sewri Mudflats

Flamingos in Mumbai at Sewri Mudflats

Common Wade at Sewri Mudflats in Mumbai

Common Wade at Sewri Mudflats in Mumbai

Rock Doves ( Pigeons) in Mumbai

Rock Doves (Pigeons)

 

Rock Doves on a cables at sunset

Rock doves balancing on a cable at sunset

Red Ringed Parakeet in Mumbai

Red Ringed Parakeet

 

Rock doves (Pigeons)

Rock doves (Pigeons) with Checkered Morph

And thats the end! I will be putting up more images of different birds whenever I will spot them. Do not forget to like this page and share it with your friends! After all, these birds are with whom we live in the mega city, unknowingly! Some unlisted birds are Common Tailor bird, purple rumped humming bird (Male), Jungle Crow, Kites. The phorographs for the unlisted birds are coming soon!

One thought on “Birds of Mumbai”

  1. Jaeson says:

    Awesome Pics Bro !!!

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