The Colorful World of Barbets

If you were to pick clothes for yourself in the brightest primary colours, you might think that it may look gaudy but take a look at this bird. Now do you still say gaudy? Welcome to the colourful world of Barbets. Now, let me tell you about the two smallest barbets found in India. There are other Barbets as well

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Sparrow Update

This is an update on my post titled ‘The Chirpy Sparrows’. I recently got a chance to observe sparrows up close again as there was a nest with chicks that was out of view. The parents were making several trips with food and so I got to see what they were feeding the chicks. I discovered that they were mainly

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Purple Sunbird

Have you ever wondered how a tiny bird is supposed to live in a-not-so-friendly world full of predators like black kites, sparrowhawks, crows, mynas and not to forget cats and humans? In this post, I will be sharing with you how it does so. About: The male is entirely beautiful glossy blue except for the wings and the belly and

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Malabar Grey Hornbill

I think this bird behaves like a ventriloquist when it calls and it’s call sounds like a witch. But this bird is no witch. This poor, mainly fruit-eating bird is an important seed-disperser. They are very localized and are found only in India’s Western Ghats. About: The male is slaty grey with a large, pointy, tangerine orange beak which is yellowish

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