Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mysore Zoo - Brahminy Duck

Mysore Zoo is the most popular zoo at Mysore in India. There are various wild animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Brahminy Duck.


This bird looks more like a goose than a duck. It has orange-brown body plumage and a paler head. The wings are white with black flight feathers. Its bill and feet are black.



It can any of this has its food: grain, vegetable shoots, tubers, aquatic insects, molluscs, reptiles. It is a common winter visitor in India. This bird is found in large wetlands, rivers with mud flats and shingle banks. 

27 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Lovely pics :)

Jeevan said...

Interesting captures on the bird! The white rock produces a snowy effect on the winter bird image.

Ileana said...

Beautiful!

Phil Slade said...

It is an attractive duck as you say Rajesh. It has the build of our Shelduck, a goose sized duck also.

TexWisGirl said...

it is a beauty! love it!

Gillena Cox said...

very nice, thanks for sharing, have a good weekend

much love...

Ela said...

What a beauty !
I like this black beak !

Al said...

That's an unusual duck, nothing like the ones around here.

Kathe W. said...

awww what a sweet duck.

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a very pretty dock.

Anni said...

Very pretty duck.

Come link up if you'd like!!

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful duck!

Adam Jones said...

A wonderful looking bird.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Great shots- and a pretty bird.

janiceadcock said...

Very distinguished looking duck.

fredamans said...

Interesting rusty color!

Marie said...

Interesting info on an interesting duck.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice looking bird.How did it get the name "Brahminy" ?

Arija said...

Such a nice goosey looking duck. We too have a duck that is more goose like than duck like.

Karen said...

I love those big webbed feet!

Sanand said...

Great post, something I can share with my 8 year old kid, esp since the pics are sure to get him interested...never knew about this duck till now...keep writing.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) He's such a pretty duck!
so unusual to have black legs.

Amit Agarwal said...

Wonderful bird!

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful capture :)

Archana Chaurasia Kapoor said...

Superb!

Arun Prasadh said...

Nice

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Cute little duck ...