Saturday, May 3, 2014

Indian Pond Heron at Bhubaneshwar

When we visited Mukteswar Temple at Bhubaneshwar I spotted Indian Pond Heron with breeding plumage on the top of tree. 



During the breeding season it looks stunning due to change of its colors. It has a deep maroon and brownish golden plumage at breeding time. Red legs and lanceolate plume at the back of the head complete the transformation. 




26 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful click

Sumana Roy said...

nicely done :)

sandyland said...

interesting look lots of birds today

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is so funny to see those big birds perched in trees! I like herons!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful, soft coloring!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots of the heron.

Christian Weiß said...

A beautiful bird.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Heron, great shot Rajesh!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic Heron Shots.

ladyfi said...

Nice shots.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the muted colors against the tree branches...bravo for beautiful images.

Jeevan said...

Lovely shots!

Karen said...

Neat bird, great shots!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful captures.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful, and amazing all the different species of Heron around the world!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful bird!

Carole M. said...

hadn't seen this heron before; lovely to see

Margaret Adamson said...

Great Heron shots.

Mary Cromer said...

Wonderful images, beautiful bird!

Dave said...

Great bird Rajesh, 2 lovely images mate.

Vanshika Dutta said...

These are some of the rarest species of birds, you will never find them flying around. . Great picture, Rajesh and thank you for sharing this picture with us. Your blog is really simple as well as informative and I like that. I will be looking forward to your next post.

Yogi Saraswat said...

A beautiful bird

mumbaiiteanu said...

lovely shots of the bird

Datta Ghosh said...

That was some click...nature up close and personal

Meoww said...

Nice shot of a beautiful bird

Kiran Acharya said...

Great shot.