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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Munias

This post is in continuation to my earlier post on the Indian Silverbill. There are seven other similar birds of the same family. One of them is found only in India (Green Avadavat) and is now vulnerable to extinction. Out of the eight, I have been able to see six of them. Wanted to share pictures of these so that

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Indian Silverbill

Why this post? You must be wondering why I am telling you about a small brown Indian bird that is even smaller than a sparrow. Why? Because they are ranked as number one in the illegal pet trade. Sometimes Silverbills are dyed in exotic colours and sold under false names.  They are sent to other countries and are sold as caged

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Spotted Owlet

Their name in Hindi is ‘Khusat’ which means an old man… About: They do look like white-bearded old men with white framed spectacles & wearing brown waist-coats. The crown and back are brown with white spots, the belly is white and the tail has white bands and they wear white furry socks. Sneak Peek: It was late evening and a

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