Nitya Waghela

@nitya.waghela.wildlife

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đź“ŤChhattisgarh, India. Amateur wildlife photographerđź“· Trying to make more people love and appreciate our beautiful natuređź’š
•Coppersmith Barbet•

This little fella is excavating a hole in a tree in my neighbourhood for nesting and roosting. An amazing behaviour that I observed is that couple took turns to carve out their nest. 
It is mainly frugivorous but also sometimes feeds on insects. 
Lockdown has made me more observant of the wildlife around me. And it’s been an absolute bliss to see and learn their behaviour❤️ 

 #coppersmithbarbet  #birds  #birdsofindia  #birdsofinstagram  #birdsofindiansubcontinent  #nuts_about_birds  #thebirdingsquad  #prakrutiparichay  #ourbirds_india  #indianbiodiversity  #birdphotography  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #naturephotography  #naturelovers  #birdbrilliance  #birdvibrance  #birdwatching  #birdfreaks  #BBCEarth  #BBCWildlifePOTD  #natgeoyourshot  #natgeowild  #natgeoindia  #discoveryindia

•Coppersmith Barbet• This little fella is excavating a hole in a tree in my neighbourhood for nesting and roosting. An amazing behaviour that I observed is that couple took turns to carve out their nest. It is mainly frugivorous but also sometimes feeds on insects. Lockdown has made me more observant of the wildlife around me. And it’s been an absolute bliss to see and learn their behaviour❤️ #coppersmithbarbet #birds #birdsofindia #birdsofinstagram #birdsofindiansubcontinent #nuts_about_birds #thebirdingsquad #prakrutiparichay #ourbirds_india #indianbiodiversity #birdphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #naturelovers #birdbrilliance #birdvibrance #birdwatching #birdfreaks #bbcearth #BBCWildlifePOTD #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #natgeoindia #discoveryindia

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4 months ago
•Grey-backed Shrike• 

 #birds  #birdsofindia  #birdphotography  #birdphotographersofindia  #birdphotographer  #birdphotographyworld  #birding  #birdlovers  #thebirdingsquad  #nuts_about_birds  #bird_brilliance  #birdvibrance  #best_birds_of_world  #best_birds_planet  #birdsplanet  #bestbirdshots  #womenofwildlife  #prakrutiparichay  #naturethroughcamera_ntc  #dailybirdpix  #featherperfection  #birdcaptures  #yourbestbirds   #eye_spy_birds  #EarthCapture  #BBCWildlifePOTD  #natgeoindia
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4 months ago
•Great Egret• 

Patience coupled with a blade like bill is what makes the Great Egret an excellent hunter. 
They walk slowly and stand still for long periods, waiting for it’s prey to come within  the range of its long neck. A quick plunge with the beak is a death sentence for its prey, which is swallowed whole. 
Fish are a dietary staple, but it also feeds on small animals like reptiles, amphibians and mice. 

 #EarthCapture  #bbcearth  #BBCWildlifePOTD  #natgeoindia  #natgeoyourshot  #natgeowild  #yourshotphotographer  #nikonindiaofficial  #nikonasia  #birds  #birdphotography  #birdlovers  #birdphotographersofindia  #birding  #egret  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #birdsofindia  #nuts_about_birds  #birds_captures  #birdsofindiansubcontinent  #kings_birds  #bird_brilliance  #birdvibrance  #birds_adored  #birds_private  #birds_illife  #birds_perfection  #birds_freaks  #thebirdingsquad

•Great Egret• Patience coupled with a blade like bill is what makes the Great Egret an excellent hunter. They walk slowly and stand still for long periods, waiting for it’s prey to come within the range of its long neck. A quick plunge with the beak is a death sentence for its prey, which is swallowed whole. Fish are a dietary staple, but it also feeds on small animals like reptiles, amphibians and mice. #earthcapture #bbcearth #BBCWildlifePOTD #natgeoindia #natgeoyourshot #natgeowild #yourshotphotographer #nikonindiaofficial #nikonasia #birds #birdphotography #birdlovers #birdphotographersofindia #birding #egret #wildlife #wildlifephotography #birdsofindia #nuts_about_birds #birds_captures #birdsofindiansubcontinent #kings_birds #bird_brilliance #birdvibrance #birds_adored #birds_private #birds_illife #birds_perfection #birds_freaks #thebirdingsquad

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5 months ago
A lovely couple of Rufous Treepie from Nagzira Tiger Reserve. 

 #nagzira  #birds  #birdphotography  #birdsofindia  #birdlovers  #birdphotographersofindia  #birds_brilliance  #birdvibrance  #kings_birds  #birdwatching  #birds_captures  #birdsonearth  #birds_adored  #birds_private  #birds_of_india  #nuts_about_birds  #nikonindiaofficial  #nikonp1000  #EarthCapture  #bbcearth  #bbcwildlife  #natgeoindia

A lovely couple of Rufous Treepie from Nagzira Tiger Reserve. #nagzira #birds #birdphotography #birdsofindia #birdlovers #birdphotographersofindia #birds_brilliance #birdvibrance #kings_birds #birdwatching #birds_captures #birdsonearth #birds_adored #birds_private #birds_of_india #nuts_about_birds #nikonindiaofficial #Nikonp1000 #earthcapture #bbcearth #bbcwildlife #natgeoindia

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2
5 months ago
Have you ever seen a black bird coming to your garden to feed on some nectar? 
You might confuse it with a hummingbird, but in India, we don’t have hummingbirds. These cute little birds are sunbirds. 
They may appear black in harsh sunlight but are very vibrant if you observe closely. 
Female sunbirds are pale yellow and olive all year long. The males, on the other hand, sport a metallic blue-purple shade for 3-4 months during the breeding season. 

The first image is of the Eclipse Plumage - Non-breeding males sport a central streak of black on bright yellow underparts. 

Second, is the transformation from eclipse to breeding plumage. 

The third picture shows the beautiful Breeding plumage - Males turn to glossy metallic bluish and purplish during the breeding  season that starts from April and lasts till monsoon arrives. A maroon band around their breast is also found. They also use their yellow and orange pectoral tufts hidden beneath their wings to entice the female during their courtship dance. 

I’ll share a courtship dance of the purple sunbird soon. Stay tuned! 

 #sunbirds  #eclipseplumage  #breedingplumage  #birdsofindia  #birdsofindiansubcontinent  #indianbiodiversity  #purplesunbird  #malesunbirds  #birdsphotography  #birdphotographyindia  #birdphotographer  #wildlife  #wildlifelovers  #wildlifephotography  #nature  #natureperfection  #naturephotography  #naturelovers

Have you ever seen a black bird coming to your garden to feed on some nectar? You might confuse it with a hummingbird, but in India, we don’t have hummingbirds. These cute little birds are sunbirds. They may appear black in harsh sunlight but are very vibrant if you observe closely. Female sunbirds are pale yellow and olive all year long. The males, on the other hand, sport a metallic blue-purple shade for 3-4 months during the breeding season. The first image is of the Eclipse Plumage - Non-breeding males sport a central streak of black on bright yellow underparts. Second, is the transformation from eclipse to breeding plumage. The third picture shows the beautiful Breeding plumage - Males turn to glossy metallic bluish and purplish during the breeding season that starts from April and lasts till monsoon arrives. A maroon band around their breast is also found. They also use their yellow and orange pectoral tufts hidden beneath their wings to entice the female during their courtship dance. I’ll share a courtship dance of the purple sunbird soon. Stay tuned! #sunbirds #eclipseplumage #breedingplumage #birdsofindia #birdsofindiansubcontinent #indianbiodiversity #purplesunbird #malesunbirds #birdsphotography #birdphotographyindia #birdphotographer #wildlife #wildlifelovers #wildlifephotography #nature #natureperfection #naturephotography #naturelovers

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6 months ago
Survival of the fittest is a law of the Jungle. 

This Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher had an injured beak. The bird might have learned to survive with it’s broken beak, or it might have succumbed to it’s injury. It’s the hard truth of the Jungle. 

 #survivalofthefittest  #tickellsblueflycatcher  #birdsofindia  #birdphotography  #birdphotographersofindia  #birdsofinstagram  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlifephotographer  #birdvibrance  #bird_brilliance  #nuts_about_birds  #bestbirdshots  #birdselite  #birds_private  #birdsextreme  #kings_birds  #birds_nature  #EarthCapture  #bbcearth  #BBCWildlifePOTD  #natgeoindia  #natgeowild  #nagzira  #nagzirawildlifesanctuary  #ntr

Survival of the fittest is a law of the Jungle. This Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher had an injured beak. The bird might have learned to survive with it’s broken beak, or it might have succumbed to it’s injury. It’s the hard truth of the Jungle. #survivalofthefittest #tickellsblueflycatcher #birdsofindia #birdphotography #birdphotographersofindia #birdsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #birdvibrance #bird_brilliance #nuts_about_birds #bestbirdshots #birdselite #birds_private #birdsextreme #kings_birds #birds_nature #earthcapture #bbcearth #BBCWildlifePOTD #natgeoindia #natgeowild #nagzira #nagzirawildlifesanctuary #ntr

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6 months ago