Category Archives: Birding

The Agile Grey-throated Martin

About: These birds are among the smallest in their family comprising Swallows, Swifts and Martins. They are dark brown above with white bellies and, as their name suggests, have a grey throat and appear to be wearing a brown necklace.   Their eyes are specially adapted for the forward vision for them to be able to see & catch insects

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The Resplendent White-Throated Kingfisher

‘Blue as the wings of the Halcyon wild’… goes the poem in my text book by Sarojini Naidu, referring to this bird. Such is the White-throated kingfisher – beautiful enough to be the subject of a poem. About: A bird of several colors, it is mainly reddish brown with wings in many shades of blue and a matching tail but

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Green Bee-eater: Of Birds And Bees

Have you ever seen a fairy flying?   I have seen more than one and this is what they look like… About: In flight, my fairy is green with brown wings and has long tail streamers. She wears a black eye mask and her eyes are fiery red. A black band across her neck is clearly visible. Her green head

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The Migratory Ruff: Having A Rough Time

  Ruff is a migratory bird that comes to India from the colder parts of Europe and Asia to spend its winter. About: Much is written about this bird acquiring a multi-colored frilly collar similar to a lion’s mane and head gear in summer. There is striking difference between the boy called ruff and the girl called reeve but thats

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