Monday, March 05, 2012

Flight of the Pelican–Kokrebellur - 1

_MG_3644It was during a visit to Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary that we decided to stop over en-route at the Kokkarebellur or the  more colloquial Kokrebellur village which is near Maddur in Karnataka.

_MG_3651Even before reaching the village proper, we sighted Spot-billed Pelicans (Pelecanus phillipensis) flying.

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Although these birds look ungainly while sitting, they are very elegant flyers.

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With a very large wingspan. Most Pelicans seen were flying solo, and very rarely were seen as groups.

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23 comments:

  1. Pelican! They look so graceful :)

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  2. wonderful shot......beautiful bird

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  3. i have been to kokkarbellur and it is so amazing
    well-captured esp the first & 3rd shot

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  4. Amazing Bird Photography!

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  5. Pelicans are so graceful in their movement! Beautifully captured!

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  6. WOW ! Fantastic captures !

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  8. Awesome shots and thanks for the description with it!

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  9. Your comments were informative,nice pics too.

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  10. wow.. they look so elegant and majestic. Beautiful capture. :)

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  11. hey i have been to ranganthittu somany times...but cud never photograph these perfect pictures...really gr8!

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  12. Wonderful captures, it is looking so beautiful in flight!

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  13. Wow, wow aren't they beautiful! What a wonderful way to spend time in looking at them!Lucky people..:-)

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  14. good pictures...Pelicans!!!
    good one:)

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