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steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

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steppe eagle   ( Aquila nipalensis ) Mussoorie Uttarakhand November 20 20 Nikon Gears This  is a large  bird of prey . Like all  eagles , it belongs to the family  Accipitridae . [3]  The steppe eagle's well-feathered legs illustrate it to be a member of the subfamily  Aquilinae , also known as the "booted eagles".  This species was once considered to be closely related to the  non-migratory   tawny eagle  ( Aquila rapax ) and the two forms have previously been treated as  conspecific . They were split based on pronounced differences in morphology and anatomy; two molecular studies, each based on a very small number of genes, indicate that the species are distinct but disagree over how closely related they are.

Striated heron (Butorides striata) mangrove heron little heron or green-backed heron

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Striated heron   ( Butorides striata )  mangrove heron   little heron  or  green-backed heron , Saryuwetland Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh August 2021 Nikon Gears  This is a small  heron , about 44 cm tall. Striated herons are mostly  non-migratory  and noted for some interesting behavioral traits. Their breeding habitat is small wetlands 

common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis),Eurasian kingfisher/ river kingfisher, छोटा किलकिला, राम चिरैया, लघु मीन रंक

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common kingfisher  ( Alcedo atthis ), Eurasian kingfisher/   river kingfisher , छोटा किलकिला, राम चिरैया, लघु मीन रंक Saryuwetland Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh Nikon Gears Full screen mode recommended for details https://maghaa.com/Haf9X This is a small  kingfisher  with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across  Eurasia  and  North Africa . It is resident in much of its range, but  migrates  from areas where rivers freeze in winter. This  sparrow-sized  bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.

Ashy prinia or Ashy wren-warbler (Prinia socialis)फुत्की

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Ashy prinia  or A shy wren-warbler  ( Prinia socialis ) फुत्की  Saryuwetland Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh July21 Nikon Gears https://maghaa.com/GRfF0  This is a small  warbler  in the family  Cisticolidae . This  prinia  is a resident breeder in the  Indian Subcontinent , ranging across most of  India ,  Nepal ,  Bangladesh , eastern  Pakistan ,  Bhutan ,  Sri Lanka  and western  Myanmar . It is a common bird in urban gardens and farmland in many parts of  India  and its small size, distinctive colours and upright tail make it easy to identify. The northern populations have a rufous rump and back and have a distinct breeding and non-breeding plumage while other populations lack such variation

common iora (Aegithina tiphia) शाऊबीगी, सुभग

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common iora  (Aegithina tiphia)  शाऊबीगी, सुभग Saryuwetland Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh June 2021 Nikon Gears https://maghaa.com/bEwWf  This  is a small passerine bird found across the tropical Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, with populations showing plumage variations, some of which are designated as subspecies. A species found in scrub and forest, it is easily detected from its loud whistles and the bright colours. During the breeding season, males display by fluffing up their feathers and spiral in the air appearing like a green, black, yellow, and white ball.

MUGGER OR MARSH CROCODILE (Crocodylus palustris)

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MUGGER OR MARSH CROCODILE   (Crocodylus palustris) Madras Crocodile Bank Chennai July 18 Most commonly found crocodilian in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, Nepal and Pakistan. Generally inhabits freshwater rivers, lakes and marshy swamps. This species, like many other crocodilians, is known to dig burrows. The mugger’s snout is the broadest of the Crocodylus genus, giving the mugger a more alligator-like appearance

GREEN IGUANA(Iguana iguana)

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GREEN IGUANA (Iguana iguana) Madras Crocodile Bank Chennai July 2018 The Green Iguanas are originally from South America. Contrary to popular belief, they cannot change colour! This   Iguana in Madras Crocodile Bank is   about seven years old and enjoy gorging on a variety of fruits, vegetables and greens twice a day. They also need much attention from park staff and volunteers, who spend time with them and mist them with water to keep them cool. The contact also habituates the lizards to people, so they don't get scared. green iguana  ( Iguana iguana ), also known as the  American iguana  or the  common green iguana , is a large,  arboreal , mostly  herbivorous   species  of  lizard  of the  genus   Iguana . Usually, this animal is simply called the  iguana . The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area; it is native from southern  Brazil  and  Paraguay