Birds of Backwaters
A photo essay of the winged residents in the backwaters and the canals of Kochi in India.
The Indian pond heron which is also referred to as the paddy bird.
The White-throated Kingfisher- also referred to as a white-breasted kingfisher
Darter- Also referred to as the snake bird because of its long slender neck
The Brahminy Kite- also known as the red-backed sea-eagle
The Indian cormorant which is often reffered to as the Indian shag
A Red-wattled Lapwing seen in Kochi Backwaters
A pond heron with a stretched neck seen in between the water hyacinth plants
intermediate egret, median egret, smaller egret, or yellow-billed egret