Saturday, March 9, 2013

Darter at Hebbal Lake, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore is favorite spot for various colorful birds. People have identified nearly 100 spices of birds here.



One among them is Darter. They are tropical waterbirds. They are commonly known as "snakebird" as their long thin neck, which has a snake-like appearance when they swim with their bodies submerged. 



This is a migratory bird that comes to here from outside India, may be Africa. 

28 comments:

Leovi said...

Fantastic! Great captures, pretty bird!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Marvelous capture of the darter.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos!

Lowell said...

We have many of these in Florida; we call them anhingas. They're great fun to watch. We lived by a canal in south Florida and would try to guess when they dived where they would come up.

They have to dry their wings after a certain period in the water...so you'll see them on rocks or in trees with their wings spread.

TexWisGirl said...

here in the states, what we call a 'snakebird' is a cormorant. they look similar.

ladyfi said...

A very elegant bird.

Carver said...

Great shots of the magnificent bird.

Pearl Maple said...

The birds and nature of different regions are fascinating thanks for sharing your photos with us

Pietro Brosio said...

Rajesh, these are beautiful images of the bird on the tree!

Kalyan P said...

simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!

krishna said...

so beautiful!!mother nature has created in her own pleasue.

MANU PRAKASH TYAGI said...

nice capture

Ann said...

what a long bird.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots!

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Aarti said...

Lovely.. Have been to hebbal, but then we saw only pelicans, cormorants, moore hens and other birds.

Andrew said...

What a lovely bird to see..

HansHB said...

A nice post for WBW!

Carletta said...

He really does have a long neck doesn't he!
Lovely shots Rajesh!

TexWisGirl said...

i'll amend my previous comment to say it is more like our anhinga. :)

mick said...

Great photos of a very interesting bird.

Carole M. said...

they're a treat to see aren't they?

eileeninmd said...

Cool bird! Great sighting and photo!

Karen said...

What a cool bird!

Gary said...

Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

bailey-road.com said...

Nice capture!

Stewart M said...

Darters are great birds. We have them here all year round.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

Stewart M - Melbourne

amarnaik.com said...

never heard about this place. thanks for sharing. can visit when i am in Bangalore.

Arti said...

Great capture!