Bannerghatta Zoo area...and the bandh...

January 22, 2011

Jai and Nayan wanted a quick trip to the Bannerghatta Zoo area, so I went along….here’s my highlight of the day, a


calling with that disproportionately large, curved beak:

Other pictures (none very good, I’m afraid!) are


What was to be a quick trip became a very long one when people used the excuse of the Bangalore Bandh to burn old tyres, and block off the road, making us take small side roads, and causing huge traffic jams:

To see this, and an accident that had happened on the Bannerghatta-Kaggalipura Road, click


Babbler, Jungle Babbler, Scimitar Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Small Green Bee-eater, Small Green Bushchat, Pied Buzzard, Oriental Honey Coucal, Greater Crow, House Crow, Jungle Drongo, Ashy Drongo, Black Drongo, White-bellied Egret, Little Flycatcher, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, White-browed Fantail Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue Francolin, Grey Grebe, Little Heron, Pond Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Pied Kite, Black Kite, Brahminy Koel, Asian Lapwing, Red-wattled Leafbird, Golden-fronted Munia, Scaly-breasted Mynah, Common Mynah, Jungle Prinia, Ashy Robin, Indian Robin, Oriental Magpie Shikra Shrike, Brown Sunbird, Loten's Sunbird, Purple Sunbird, Purple-rumped Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Pied White-eye, Oriental