GUJARAT ALBUM

 

 

Lance has recently returned from a very enjoyable recce to Gujarat, the western most state of India. The weather, birds and mammals all performed admirably so we are now advertising a tour, the first to this destination. The images below offer a flavour of what can be expected. 

Yellow-wattled Lapwing - a typical dry country species.

Colourful scenes from the roadside, here wash morning!

Wild Boar.

Asiatic Wild Ass, restricted to the Rann of Kutch.

Sykes's Nightjar, a nocturnal speciality of the region.

Another highly sought after Gujarati inhabitant - the very localised Stoliczka's Bushchat.

 Somnath Temple, a place of significance for Hindus.

Rufous-tailed Lark.

Red-tailed Wheatear.

Painted Stork.

A male Nilgai.

Little Green BeeEater.

Asiatic Lion in the Gir Forest, their only home in the world.

Asiatic Lion

Indian Wolf at Velavadar

The exquisit Indian Courser - now that's an attractive bird!

Grey Hypocolious, here a male.

 

there are an abundance of birds in Gujarat, here a flock of Brown-headed Gulls with a handful of Slender-billed amongst them.

Gujarat hosts the only site in India for Grey Hypocolius, here a female.

Demoiselle Cranes roosting in the Rann of Kutch.

Crested Serpent Eagle sunning itself in the early morning sun at Gir.

Crab Plover.

Street scene.

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse.

An eyecatching male Blackbuck at Velavadar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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