Category Archives: Field experience

Grey-Headed Swamphen

About: They have red beaks and a red patch in-between their eyes. Their bodies are in shades of blue and purple. They also have a white vent and undertail and very large feet that help to walk over wobbly water plants. On our trip to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, we learnt that our guides had nicknamed them lovingly as the ‘Lipstick-Bird’.

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The Skillful Baya Weaver

About: They look like sparrows but instead of brown, they are sunshine yellow colored with black beaks and eyes. Males have dark faces and throats that contrast sharply with their yellow crown and bib. The lady Baya unlike the male, has no dark face, beak or neck and the yellow is very pale. The most amazing thing about the male

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The Extraordinary Pigeon

You would be wondering why I am writing about pigeons. While the Rock pigeons have adapted well to the urban habitat, they face numerous threats. But first, let me share my experience with you. It happened about three years ago. My mom and I had gone to a small garden near my home. Just then, we noticed a very young

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The Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon

Description: They have white beaks, yellow tinged grey heads, yellow hoods and a triangular lilac shoulder patch. Their backs and tails have varied shades of green, wing edges are pale with dark tips, underside starts with yellow and then merges to green, undertail is white with brown edges. They get their name from their yellow feet. Pretty colorful… I cannot

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