Monday, April 25, 2016

Birds from Great Nicobar, some of these birds are endemic to Nicobar

Nicobar Hawk Owl (Isolata)
Continuing with my earlier post on the Rare Fauna of Great Nicobar, Nicobar has eight endemic birds which are found nowhere but in the islands of Nicobar. They are -

Nicobar Megapode, Nicobar Bulbul, Nicobar Imperial Pigeon, Nicobar Scops Owl, Nicobar Serpent Eagle, Nicobar Parakeet, Nicobar Jungle Flycatcher, and Nicobar Sparrowhawk.

Besides these birds, there are quite a few of the Andaman species as well as birds from the Indian mainland that are found in Great Nicobar.

These bird pictures have been taken by Soma Jha during her recent visit to Great Nicobar.

Nicobar Long Tailed Parakeet
Nicobar Serpent Eagle

Nicobar Parakeet
 Nicobar Imperial Pigeon 


Nicobar Hooded Pitta
Nicobar Pied Imperial Pigeon

Slaty-Legged Rail, Nicobar

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