Goa - Birding Trip

Chats,  Robins and Thrushes

23rd-30th January 2004

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Orange-headed Thrush

This spectacular bird was common around Backwoods Camp. We also saw one in Apora Forest.

Photo - JER


Nilgiri Blackbird

Several were seen feeding in a wet area behind the cookhouse at Backwoods Camp.  Some authorities treat them as a sub-species of Eurasian Blackbird.  They do at least look very different.

Photo - JER

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Malabar Whistling Thrush

This bird was the only one we saw. We found it in a dry river bed at Saligao Zor.

Photo - JER

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Siberian Stonechat 

Several were seen in the fields at Tikanem. We also saw singles at Baga Fields, Carambolim Lake and Dona Paula.

Photo - MCC

Black Bushchat

They were common in Baga Fields. We also saw a single bird at Tikanem.

Photo - JER

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Indian Robin

This bird was one of three at Dona Paula. We also saw a single bird at Carambolim Lake.

Photo - JER

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Oriental Magpie Robin

We found this bird under the palms at Morjim Beach. They were widespread in the small numbers with a particularly tame bird near the camp

Photo - MCC

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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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