Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Diu Forest.

We visited this area on 5 occasions during the 12 days we spent on Diu - the birds were fairly typical of coastal forest in India, we did find a population of Black-naped Monarchs (apparently a vagrant in the Gujarat area) with up to 5 birds present on most days, the forest also proved to be a good site for Sulphur-bellied Warbler and we had regular sightings of these in the mature Acacia trees, the forest also proved good for Orphean Warblers, Black-throated Thrush, White-bellied Minivet and Olive-backed Pipits. On the 26/2 there was a Brown Shrike present (again apparently a vagrant to this area).

Black-naped Monarch.

Dark & light phased Booted Eagles.

Brown Shrike.

Cattle Egret.


Oriental Honey Buzzards.

Orphean Warbler.


Indian Peafowl.

Ruddy Shelducks (on a village pond near the forest entrance).

Sulphur-bellied Warblers.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher.

White-bellied Minivet.

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker.

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