Category Archives: Indian birds

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 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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The Colorful Painted Stork

The bird which I am talking about is white, black, orange, pink and deep glossy green. Better than my describing it, please have a look yourself. This bird is the Painted Stork. I have seen them make their rather large nests on the islands in waterbodies, mostly on thorny trees. They collect nesting material – generally thicker twigs so that

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