Birds of Dandeli forest

The Dandeli forest in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka is a birder’s delight that offers rewarding sightings of a myriad of avian species.

An emerald dove perched on a birdbath in the Dandeli forest.


A white-bellied blue flycatcher.

A brown-cheeked fulvetta.

Oriental white-eyes taking their turn in the birdbath.

A Malabar pied hornbill in a eucalyptus tree.

A blue-capped rock thrush.

A velvet-fronted nuthatch hanging upside down to get at insects hiding behind the bark.

A Tickell’s blue flycatcher.

A white-bellied blue flycatcher.

An Indian yellow tit.

A banded bay cuckoo.

A scarlet minivet.

A little spiderhunter.

An Oriental magpie-robin.

A warbler.

A Malabar trogan.

A magnificent shama in her red and blue silken robe.

A paradise flycatcher.

A spotted dove.

A Malabar pied hornbill in flight.

A clutch of hornbills mudbathing in a freshly harvested field.

Scaly-breasted munias.

A Malabar giant squirrel.

The path leading to the Old Magazine House in the Dandeli forest.

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An emerald dove perched on a birdbath in the Dandeli forest.
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