Author Archives: Aditya

The Remarkable Pied Kingfisher

The stage of this artist is mid-air and there, it can stay still in flight as if posing for the camera. The talent is remarkable. About: As the name suggests, these birds are a part of Kingfisher family. They are white below and variably black and white above giving them a spotted look with an all black pointed beak. The face

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Great Indian Bustard – when will this madness stop?

I came across this news on one of the local news papers (The Hindu dated 18April, 2021) here & felt compelled to write this post: I have never see this bird myself, therefore, not posting any pictures. Those interested may google ‘Great Indian Bustard’ for pictures on the net. At this moment, it suffices to say that this bird stands

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The Brave Barn Owl

When the world sleeps, this bird awakes to hunt down dark forces like rats & mice, just like our superheroes – the same dark forces that make us shriek-at-sight and panic. About: These are beautiful birds with a face that has a heart-shaped gold border to it & big black eyes. They have gold bordered creamy white speckled bodies with

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The Silent Common Snipe

These birds are masters at blending with the surroundings. About: One may say they look a little different from the other birds as they seem to lack a tail and neck and have long straw-like beaks which adds to the strangeness. It is difficult to describe these birds because no two individuals look the same. They are migrants in the

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