Bird-watching at Doddakallasandra (Konakunte) Lake

I visited Doddakallasandra Lake in South Bangalore (off Kanakapura Road) for a session of bird-watching with the long standing Bngbirds group. For a change, the location was easily accessible via public transport (thanks Deepak Jois!).

It was a pleasant, early winter morning as the group of around twenty (plus one dog) assembled at the entrance to Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Academy. The lake is not very large and we were able to cover most of the accessible parts in a couple of hours.

The list of birds observed (nomenclature as per Dr. Salim Ali’s ‘The Book of Indian Birds’):

  1. Little Grebe (breeding plumage)
  2. Indian Cormorant
  3. Darter
  4. Grey Heron
  5. Indian Pond-Heron
  6. Cattle Egret
  7. Median Egret
  8. Little Egret
  9. Oriental White Ibis (Black Headed Ibis)
  10. Glossy Ibis
  11. Spot-Billed Duck
  12. Black Kite
  13. Brahminy Kite
  14. Shikra
  15. White-Breasted Waterhen
  16. Common Moorhen
  17. Feral Pigeon
  18. Spotted Dove
  19. Rose-Ringed Parakeet
  20. Asian Koel
  21. Greater Coucal
  22. White-Breasted Kingfisher
  23. Coppersmith Barbet
  24. White-Cheeked Barbet
  25. Red-Rumped Swallow
  26. Eurasian (Indian) Golden Oriole
  27. Jungle Crow
  28. Red-Whiskered Bulbul
  29. Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
  30. Ashy Prinia
  31. Common Tailorbird
  32. Oriental Magpie-Robin
  33. Purple-Rumped Sunbird

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