Category Archives: Giving voice to birds

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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The Faithful Sarus Crane

Let me introduce you to the tallest flying bird in the world. About: These graceful, grey giants stand almost six feet tall. The boy is slightly taller than the girl. From a distance, one can see the red head against the contrasting green of the fields it inhabits and its own pale grey body. They both are seen wearing a

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 4: Blue-Throated Barbet & Great Barbet

Let me introduce to two more Indian (mainly) Himalayan barbets. Blue-Throated Barbet: Just think of the colors red, blue and green. Combine them and you have this breath-taking beauty. This is the Blue-Throated Barbet. About: This ‘red-haired’ bird wears a black ‘hairband’, has a fringe style ‘haircut’ and wears a sort of blue balaclava with a hint of red peeping

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 3: White-Cheeked Barbet

This bird is only found in a narrow range in South India and nowhere else in the world. So far, I have never seen this bird in the dry areas of the region. So, I guess, it restricts its movement to the areas that are green. What could be the reason?? Food? Camouflage?? It really blends well with the green

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