Sunday, December 21, 2014

Birds and butterflies of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Our last day in Bera,Rajasthan,India and with no sightings of leopards we were happy to at least get a few shots of these birds :)
Red rumped swallows.
 


Indian Robin - male.
 
Indian Robin - male.
Peacock.

These two were arguing :)
After breakfast we bid our friends goodbye and set out for Udaipur for our night stay as we had an early morning flight to catch. After almost a five hour drive we checked into our hotel and after a cup of coffee went for a walk and saw these beauties.
This little squirrel was really cute.


Red-wattled Lapwing.


Brahminy Starling.

White Wagtail.



Not sure about this one's ID.



Baya Weaver.
 
While in Bera we had the opportunity to interact with Yuwaraj Gurjar ( also part of the DCP team)a very well known  and passionate nature lover and internationally acclaimed Wildlife Photographer and who is in love with butterflies. He has even created an android app called "I Love Butterflies" which helps one identify and learn more about these winged beauties. Diya and Hiya have fondly named him "Butterfly Uncle" and their interest in butterflies have grown along with mine...Here are a few shots in Bera.


Common Gull.

Common Gull.
Grass Jewel- India's tiniest butterfly with partial wings open.

Common Grass Yellow - mating pair.

Common Gull.


Pioneer.

Plain Tiger.

Small Salmon Arab.

Plain Tiger.
 
Common Grass Yellow.
Our stay in Udaipur ends here but fond memories linger...
 
As the year ends wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a fantastic year ahead!



 

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful images, the butterflies and the birds. Well portraited and excellent photos.

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  2. Lovely blog with some beautiful pics of lovely subjects... Could your mystery bird be something like a Song Thrush?...

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    1. Thanks Tricia not very sure about this one :)

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  3. Lovely pictures.It is nice o see birds and butterflies from other countries. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks Ruth I absolutely agree with you here.

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  4. Beautiful photos.. Best wishes for 2015 .. Merry Xmas

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    1. Thanks Ana and wish you a Merry Christmas too!

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  5. Its great to see swallows Shantana, ours have all migrated for the Winter.
    Very envious of your lovely butterfly shots.

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    1. Thanks Roy, maybe your Swallows have reached India...lol
      Got these shots of the butterflies in the noon time when they are so very active so they would not be on the same spot for long :)

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  6. I was also thinking a thrush of some sort for the mystery bird. So glad to have you blogging again.

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    1. Thanks Wilma yes indeed feels good to be back in Bloggerland again:) Am really not too sure about this little bird.

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  7. Beautiful series of images of butterflies and birds.
    The squirrel is really cute.
    Best regards, Irma

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  8. Beautiful bird and butterflies. Lovely images. Have a happy week!

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  9. Great set of images - the birds are wonderful.

    Hope you have a great Christmas.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  10. Hello Arunava and Shantana,
    Very good shots!! So wonderful to see.
    That squirrel is so nice and your shots of all butterflies are wonderful too. Well done!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  11. Hello Arunava and Shantana, nice to meet you. You have a wonderful blog.

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  12. Beautiful birds and butterflies and that squirrel is cute. Nice set of shots..

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  13. Beautiful photos! Have a happy Christmas!

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  14. A lovely series of photos, especially the butterflies - and I am a bird freak! Not sure about the identity of the pipit - with that strong supercilium it could be Olive-backed? Your pictures make me want to revisit India.

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  15. Beautiful, great photos! Well done!

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  16. Spectacular series of birds and butterflies. They are all very beautiful and how wonderful it is to see types of birds from a different part of the world. Thank you for sharing them.

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  17. I almost forgot to say the squirrel reminds me of our little chipmunk but yours is probably much larger with a bushier tail. He is a very cute little animal.

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  18. A great series of photos. I think that little black Robin is so cute!

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  19. What a wonderful variety of critters! The peahens' colors are just gorgeous.

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  20. Hi! Nice collection of beautiful birds and butterflies. They are very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Very neat to see the peacocks and butterflies. I've never seen a starling quite like that!

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  22. Wonderful series of bird and butterfly shots. Have a great Christmas day tomorrow.

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  23. What a beautiful series, especially the little butterfly close ups! Wishing you much joy in this season of love.

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  24. Great shot of the 3 birds, they look like are having a little meeting

    Mollyxxx

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  25. Great shots, with luck I may get to this part of the world this year!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: Hope you had a good Christmas

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  26. Oh so many lovely photos! ♥
    Now I´m longing to our spring... Well, I have to wait awhile ;-)

    Wish that your Christmas was great. Have a nice start of 2015 too.
    http://tillklippt.blogspot.se/

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  27. Oh everyone should have a butterfly Uncle. I love all the photos you included. It seems like it was a good excursion. Please have a Happy Holidays season... Michelle from Nature Notes

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  28. This was a feast for the eyes AND the soul. Lovely, lovely photos.

    Thank you!
    Sharon

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  29. Very nice nature photos! Makes me long for summer...
    Happy New Year!

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  30. Magnificent shots! Love the peacocks arguing, and the butterfly shots. I'm signing up to follow your blog!

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  31. Such all picture are very very nice & fabulous post!

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  32. Awesome pictures! I will be back. :-)

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  33. The bird you were unable to identify is, I believe, an Indian Tree Pipit.

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  34. The bird you were unable to identify is, I believe, an Indian Tree Pipit.

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  35. wow, I am amazed, so many gorgeous images of great critters. Love both birds and butterflies :)

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