Goa - Birding Trip

Bee-eaters - Roller - Trogon - Sunbirds - Spiderhunter

23rd-30th January 2004

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Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Small flocks were seen in most open areas. This bird was one of a number using the wires over Baga Fields.

Photo - JER

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Green Bee-eater

Common and widespread, occupying the same habitat as Blue-tailed Bee-eater. This bird was seen at Dona Paula.

Photo - MCC

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Indian Roller

This was the only bird we saw. It neccessitated an emergency stop by our driver, Naresh. It was quite close to the traffic chaos of the magic roundabout on the outskirts of Panjim.

Photo - JER

Little Spiderhunter 

One of only two birds that we saw in the Backwoods area.

Photo - JER

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Purple Sunbird

Common and widespread. The nest in the Backwoods area was only a metre above the ground.  The pictures capture the male bringing food to the nest on the left and actually feeding the young (below).

Photo JER


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Malabar Trogon

One of the specialities of Backwoods. We saw one male (left) and five females (below).

Photos - JER

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All photographs are copyright.  Please contact the relevant person  if you wish to copy or reproduce any of the photgraphs.   All bird photographs have the initials of the photographer.  "JER" denotes Jim Rose,   "MCC"  Mike Collard and "DMF" Dave Ferguson.

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