15/11/2017 Winter Tour Update

We had 4 day birding and the highlights are as follows:

Indian Reef Heron Egretta gularis schistacea

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliacal

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 

Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio (porphyrio) poliocephalus 

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus 

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus 

Lesser Sand Plover Anarhynchus atrifrons 

Greater Sand Plover Anarhynchus leschenaultii 

Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus 

Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus 

Crab-plover Dromas ardeola 

Great Black-headed Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus 

Armenian Gull Larus armenicus 

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 

Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii 

Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis 

Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 

Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 

Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius lahotra pallidirostris 

Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps 

White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 

Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei 

Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon 

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida 

Afghan Babbler Turdoides (caudata) huttoni 

Caspian Stonechat Saxicola maurus hemprichii 

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens persicus

Finsch’s Wheatear Oenanthe finschii 

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia 

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 

Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus 

Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta 

Rüppell’s Weaver Ploceus galbula