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Manish Mandhyan
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Collector of memories. Amateur Photographer. Sporadic Blogger.
Collector of memories. Amateur Photographer. Sporadic Blogger.

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Great Barbet (Sataal, Feb 2016) #birdsgallery
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Painted Stork (breeding plumage), Bharatpur, Aug 2016
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Darter Sunset
Posting in G+ after ages. Thought I should check up on how my friends on G+ are up to. 
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Darter Sunset
Posting in G+ after ages. Thought I should check up on how my friends on G+ are up to. 
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Great Hornbill (Kaziranga, Apr 2015)
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The first thing that I told the driver as I entered the park was that I wanted to see the Great Hornbill. He said that a pair was nesting close to where we would exit and that we would definitely see them. True to his word, as we neared the exit, he pointed towards the sky as this guy flew across. Light conditions were poor, the hornbill was too far, and the sky was cloudy, but I was happy to record the moment with my camera. I did not see any hornbills again in the next safaris. Something to look forward to and plan a trip again to beautiful Kaziranga!
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Little Cormorant
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Rete Mirabile
Bar Headed Geese are the birds that I like to click the most. There's something captivating about them. Here's a pic with one of them standing on one leg. Did not realize that there was actually a name for this behavior!

"Birds' legs have an adaptation called "rete mirabile" that minimizes heat loss. The arteries that transport warm blood into the legs lie in contact with the veins that return colder blood to the bird's heart. The arteries warm the veins. By standing on one leg, a bird reduces by half the amount of heat lost through unfeathered limbs." 
http://birdnote.org/show/why-birds-stand-one-leg
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Red Crested Pochard
Another image from the same location, Purbasthali. I like this one for all the water and action happening. Almost looks like a 100m breast stroke competition is in progress!
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Red Crested Pochard
Purbasthali, Near Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Feb 2015
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"Little" Little Grebe (Bharatpur, Jan 2015)
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