Saturday, April 11, 2015

Purple Swamphen 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 Purple Swamphen. These birds have bright plumage and red bill and a large frontal shield. They have red eyes.



They prefer wet areas such as swamps, lake edges and damp pastures. They are often seen in pairs and larger communities. 



They feed on tender shoots and vegetable-like matter, eggs, small fish. 

23 comments:

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, this kind I can not.
Have a good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Adam Jones said...

What a great looking bird

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics

TexWisGirl said...

they're wonderful!

Linda M. Carmean said...

Oh, they are just beautiful!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great blue colors in this bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh he is a handsome fellow! We have marsh hens, and they look a little like this, maybe smaller.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Handsome birds! The colours are beautiful.

Anni said...

Pretty Bird!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Beautiful images of the Purple Swamphen!

Uppal said...

In my part of the country I've
not seen these birds. Great pictures all!

Pallavi Puri said...

So pretty! Never seen one in Bangalore, il keep a lookout next time :)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Rajesh.

Jeevan said...

Interesting bird capture! Looks great in colors

Joyful said...

Lovely colour in the birds. I love swamplands for there one finds alot of birds.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great bird shots.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Interesting bird capture! Looks great in colors .Beautiful indeed.

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

It's so beautiful....!

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

beautiful clicks!
Cheers, Archana - www.travelwitharchie.com

Ravish Mani said...

They really look enticing :)

Arun Prasadh said...

Nice capture.

D.Nambiar said...

Such pretty colours.
Your posts tell me that Hebbal lake is a great place for bird watching. I'm going to be trying my luck, the next time I'm there. :)

Amitabha Gupta said...

These Birds have lovely colours !