Birds of Rajasthan in India

We saw a lot of paintings of fascinating birds in India…

The Peacock Room in the Jaipur Palace featured these exotic birds.
The Peacock Room in Jaipur Palace, India In Agra there was a series of painted murals to help identify the birds of the north.
One of a series of painted mural to help identify the birds of Agra, India One of a series of painted mural to help identify the birds of Agra, India One of a series of painted mural to help identify the birds of Agra, IndiaIndia apparently has a lot of interesting birds, and we actually did see this electric blue ‘White-Breasted Kingfisher’ swallowing a fish (or small lizard) in Bundi.
An electric blue Kingfisher swallows a small lizard in Bundi, India…along with rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula krameri) (aka the Indian Parrot) on the stone lattice railing of the mosque at the Taj Mahal in Agra. There were a lot of these noisy creatures in Agra, and a matching bright green bomb splatted on my head while I was touring the Baby Taj.
A green parrot on the red stone lattice railing of the mosque at the Taj Mahal in Agra, IndiaBut mostly what we saw were pigeons…

A pigeon on the patterned marble floors of the Baby Taj in Agra, India Masses of pigeons…
A mass of pigeons at the Amber Palace in Jaipur, India A pigeon (one of many) heading to a perch at the Jaipur Astronomical Garden.
Pigeon (one of many) heading to a perch at the Jaipur Astronomical Garden A pigeon perched on the carved marble wall of the Mausoleum in Jaipur.
A rather decorative pigeon on the carved marble wall of the Mausoleum in Jaipur, IndiaA pigeon nesting in a hopefully unused cannon in Amber Fort.
Amber Fort cannon A different sort of ‘bird house’ in Udaipur with a painted stork (Mycteria leucocephal), some cormorants, and yes, more pigeons…
A 'Bird House' in Udaipur, IndiaMore of Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Bird.

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