Ranganthitttu has been a special place to us and we have lost count on the number of times we have been here...
Pied Kingfisher - The Pied KF is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed. This KF is about 17cm long and is white with a black mask mainly feeding on fishes. The Pied Kinfisher is estimated to be the worlds third most common Kingfisher and is a noisy bird, unmissable in its range.
Black headed Ibis (White Ibis) - is a species of wading bird of the Ibis family. It feeds on various fish, frogs, insects and other water creatures. Adults are typically 75 cm long and white plumaged. The bald head, neck and legs are black.
Spot Billed Pelican - is a relatively small pelican but still a large bird. It is 125–152 cm (49–60 in) long and a weight of 4.1–6 kg (9-13.2 lbs). It is mainly white, with a grey crest, hindneck and a brownish tail. The feathers on the hind neck are curly and form a greyish nape crest. The pouch is pink to purplish and has large pale spots, and is also spotted on the sides of the upper mandible. Like most other pelicans, it catches fish in its huge bill pouch while swimming at the surface. The birds nest in colonies and the nest is a thick platform of twigs placed on a low tree.
The particular description for each species is inspired from this wonderful piece of blog by Rohini and Keshav. Intend to cover more species as my visits to this place keep increasing :)
Spot billed Pelican,
White breasted Kingfisher,
Grey headed fish eagle .