Category Archives: Bird Blog

The Iridescent Indian Pitta

This is a bird with vivid colors and aptly the local name of this bird means ‘nine colors’. This bird has a very short tail and still, this is a migratory bird. In general, from what I have seen is that in birds, the tail is very important for steering, control and landing. However, this bird manages to fly long

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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 Graceful Spot-billed Pelican

Yesterday, from my window, I saw these graceful birds return from their annual migration. There weren’t too many of them. I think this is just the first lot. This time, lets meet the Spot-billed Pelican. To me, it is the most graceful flying bird. One has to see the pelican up close to realize how big these birds are. A

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Asian Koel: Of Melody & Noise

One may not be familiar with the Koel’s looks, but its kooo…koooo…koooo…… call is very well known. About: A pair – perhaps not on talking terms… The boys are entirely glossy black with fiery red eyes. Sometimes, a faint silvery eye-ring can also be seen. The beak is tea green. The girls are very different. They are mainly brown/black above

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