Marakkanam Birding

Chennai, a rate migratory Shore bird and much more..

Birdwatching near Marakkanam, Tamil Nadu, IN
27 Dec, 2020 8:06 AM – 11:06 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
60 species

Group of 10 travelled in own cars and assembled near Marakkanam and started bird watching. Place was so nice, best for photography and birding. Today’s prize sighting is Grey-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes), considered to be rare in India.

Gray-tailed Tattler

Gray-tailed Tattler

Giving below other Birds sighting list.

  • Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) 2
  • Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2
  • Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) 2
  • Greater Coucal (Southern) (Centropus sinensis parroti) 1
  • Pied Cuckoo (Jacobin Cuckoo) (Clamator jacobinus) 1
  • Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) 1
  • Asian Palm-Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis) 12
  • Black-bellied Plover (Grey Plover) (Pluvialis squatarola) 1
  • Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) 12
  • Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) 5
  • Greater Sand-Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) 1
  • Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 4
  • Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) 2
  • Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1
  • Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 1
  • Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) 1
  • Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) 1
  • Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) 2
  • Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) 3
  • Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 2
  • Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii) 5
  • Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans) 2
  • Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) 4
  • Little Cormorant (Microcarbo niger) 3
  • Great Egret (Ardea alba) 5
  • Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) 7
  • Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 4
  • Western Reef-Heron (Western Reef-Egret) (Egretta gularis) 2
  • Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 2
  • Indian Pond-Heron (Ardeola grayii) 7
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 6
  • Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) 1
  • Shikra (Accipiter badius) 2
  • White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) 8
  • Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) 2
  • Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) 4
  • Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) 2
  • Black-rumped Flameback (Lesser Goldenbacked Woodpecker) (Dinopium benghalense) 1
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) 4
  • Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) 4
  • Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) 1
  • Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda) 4
  • House Crow (Corvus splendens) 8
  • Large-billed Crow (Indian Jungle) (Corvus macrorhynchos culminatus) 2
  • Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Ashy-crowned Finch-Lark) (Eremopterix griseus) 6
  • Jerdon’s Bushlark (Mirafra affinis) 4
  • Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) 2
  • Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) 2
  • Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum) 1
  • Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 4
  • Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) 6
  • White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus) 2
  • Yellow-billed Babbler (Turdoides affinis) 8
  • Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) 5
  • Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) 6
  • Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) 2
  • White-browed Wagtail (Large Pied Wagtail) (Motacilla maderaspatensis) 4
  • Richard’s Pipit (Anthus richardi) 1
  • Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) 1

Sighting of Shore Bird – Grey-tailed Tattler



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