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The Colorful World of Barbets – 2: Brown-Headed Barbet

If you think we are the only ones who can change our goggles, think again. This amazing bird can change the color of the area around its eyes in a matter of minutes. Let me tell you about this barbet, The Brown-headed Barbet. This bird is found only in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Even in India, this is found

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 1: Coppersmith Barbet & Malabar Barbet

If you were to pick clothes for yourself in the brightest primary colours, you might think that it may look gaudy but take a look at this bird. Now do you still say gaudy? Welcome to the colourful world of Barbets. Now, let me tell you about the two smallest barbets found in India. There are other Barbets as well

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Purple Sunbird

Have you ever wondered how a tiny bird is supposed to live in a-not-so-friendly world full of predators like black kites, sparrowhawks, crows, mynas and not to forget cats and humans? In this post, I will be sharing with you how it does so. About: The male is entirely beautiful glossy blue except for the wings and the belly and

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Malabar Grey Hornbill

I think this bird behaves like a ventriloquist when it calls and it’s call sounds like a witch. But this bird is no witch. This poor, mainly fruit-eating bird is an important seed-disperser. They are very localized and are found only in India’s Western Ghats. About: The male is slaty grey with a large, pointy, tangerine orange beak which is yellowish

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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 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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