Birds of Backwaters

A photo essay of the winged residents in the backwaters and the canals of Kochi in India.

01

The Indian pond heron which is also referred to as the paddy bird.

02

The White-throated Kingfisher- also referred to as a white-breasted kingfisher

03

Darter- Also referred to as the snake bird because of its long slender neck

04

The Brahminy Kite- also known as the red-backed sea-eagle

05

The Indian cormorant which is often reffered to as the Indian shag

06

A Red-wattled Lapwing seen in Kochi Backwaters

07

A pond heron with a stretched neck seen in between the water hyacinth plants

08

intermediate egret, median egret, smaller egret, or yellow-billed egret

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