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My excellent adventure in India

Fantastic trip to Thattekkad, Kerala, India, November 22-26, 2014. I stayed at the Hornbill Camp, which I highly recommend for intrepid travellers. I felt very safe there. Saw some interesting critters: A four-foot monitor lizard. A mongoose. The Malabar Giant Squirrel. And of course the birds I saw…93 species in all:

Jungle Myna
Common Myna
Black Baza
Red-wattled Lapwing
Whiskered Tern
Common Pigeon
Malabar Parakeet
Common Hawk Cuckoo
Jungle Owlet
Brown Hawk Owl
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Great Eared Nightjar
Jerdon’s Nightjar
Indian Swiftlet
Dollarbird
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Greater Goldenback
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Rufous Treepie
House Crow
Red-vented Bulbul
Jungle Babbler
Alpine Swift
Ashy Drongo
Ashy Woodswallow
Asian Fairy Bluebird
Asian Paradise-flycatcher
Barn Swallow
Black-hooded Oriole
Black-naped Monarch
Blyth’s Starling
Brahminy Kite
Bronzed Drongo
Brown Shrike
Brown-breasted Flycatcher
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Cattle Egret
Common Iora
Common Kingfisher
Crested Goshawk
Crested Serpent Eagle
Crimson-backed Sunbird
Dark-fronted Babbler
Drongo Cuckoo
Flame-throated Bulbul
Golden-fronted Leafbird
Great Tit
Green Bee-eater
Green Sandpiper
Grey Junglefowl
Grey Wagtail
Grey-fronted Green Pigeon
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
Indian Golden Oriole
Indian Pond Heron
Intermediate Egret
Large-billed Leaf Warbler
Lesser Goldenback
Lesser Whistling Duck
Lesser Yellownape
Little Cormorant
Little Spiderhunter
Loten’s Sunbird
Malabar Barbet
Malabar Grey Hornbill
Malabar Woodshrike
Nilgiri Flowerpecker
Orange Minivet
Oriental Honey-buzzard
Oriental Magpie Robin
Paddyfield Warbler
Plum-headed Parakeet
Purple Heron
Purple Sunbird
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Red-rumped Swallow
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Rufous Babbler
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher
Small Minivet
Southern Coucal
Spotted Dove
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Streak-breasted Woodpecker
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Verditer Flycatcher
Vernal Hanging Parrot
White-bellied Treepie
White-breasted Waterhen
White-browed Wagtail
White-cheeked Barbet
White-throated Kingfisher
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