Saturday, July 15, 2017

Eurasian curlew at Bhitarkanika

In Bhitarkanika National Park we  hired a boat and cruised in the lake. Event it is off season we wanted to try our luck to spot some birds. One of them is Eurasian curlew.


It is one of the largest wader that is 50–60 cm in length. This is a greyish brown bird with a white back and greyish-blue legs. It is a very long curved bill. 


It feeds by probing soft mud for small invertebrates. It is one of the most widespread of the curlews, and can be seen across Europe and Asia. 

14 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely to see a number of Curlew together. Have a lovely weekend

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice..

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Love the curved beak of the eurasian curlew. Your National Park looks a wonderful place to visit.
Have a lovely weekend.

teamgsquare said...

Wonderful place to sight these birds.

rabirius.me said...

Interesting bird.

rupam sarma said...

Nice clicks.

Phil Slade said...

Interesting to see our very common Curlew in India, so many thousands of miles away.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Nice to see so many Curlews in flight.

Al said...

Pretty birds.

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful birds and snaps, Rajesh.
Love their camouflage.
Have a Happy Weekend!.
Peace :)

♥ Anni ♥ said...

A Eurasian Curlew...in India!! How awesome is this.

NatureFootstep said...

one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Curlews are fun to watch when they're feeding aren't they?

Gordon said...

I was quite surprised to see Euro Curlew in your neck of the woods so to speak.
Have a good one Gordon.