The Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. Its common name commemorates the British naturalist George Montagu. (Source: Wiki)
Black Kites are opportunistic hunters and are more likely to scavenge. They spend a lot of time soaring and gliding in thermals in search of food. Their angled wing and distinctive forked tail make them easy to identify.
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A collection of selected pictures clicked during my trip to the United States. Includes a mix of landscape, cityscape, wildlife and nature photography.
The Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) is a small American sparrow. This passerine bird breeds in Alaska, Canada, northern, central and Pacific coastal USA, Mexico and Guatemala. The Pacific and Mexican breeders are resident, but other populations are migratory, wintering from the southern United States across Central America and the Caribbean to northern South America. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.
The Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) is the largest of the North American diving ducks. Clicked this at Duke Gardens, Durham. The reflections of the trees in the water and the sun ray highlighting the face of the bird gives a beautiful feel to the image.
The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.
The Jungle fowl of Sri Lanka does not get intimidated by a bunch of tourists in loud jeeps disturbing its morning walk. It simply stares back.
The Grey Junglefowl, also known as Sonnerat’s Junglefowl, is a wild relative of domestic fowl that is endemic to India. The calls are loud and distinctive and they are hunted for meat and the long neck hackle feathers that are sought after for making fishing lures.