Tag Archives: Bird Behaviour

The Brave Barn Owl

When the world sleeps, this bird awakes to hunt down dark forces like rats & mice, just like our superheroes – the same dark forces that make us shriek-at-sight and panic. About: These are beautiful birds with a face that has a heart-shaped gold border to it & big black eyes. They have gold bordered creamy white speckled bodies with

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The Silent Common Snipe

These birds are masters at blending with the surroundings. About: One may say they look a little different from the other birds as they seem to lack a tail and neck and have long straw-like beaks which adds to the strangeness. It is difficult to describe these birds because no two individuals look the same. They are migrants in the

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The Graceful Spot-billed Pelican

Yesterday, from my window, I saw these graceful birds return from their annual migration. There weren’t too many of them. I think this is just the first lot. This time, lets meet the Spot-billed Pelican. To me, it is the most graceful flying bird. One has to see the pelican up close to realize how big these birds are. A

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The Resplendent White-Throated Kingfisher

‘Blue as the wings of the Halcyon wild’… goes the poem in my text book by Sarojini Naidu, referring to this bird. Such is the White-throated kingfisher – beautiful enough to be the subject of a poem. About: A bird of several colors, it is mainly reddish brown with wings in many shades of blue and a matching tail but

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The Confident Black Drongo:

About: This bird is uni-colored: the beak, whiskers, eyes, wings and underside are all black. The upperside and wings are glossy. The tail is long and has a deep fork to it. Behavior: Each has a favourite perch that may be electric cables, tall grasses, a tree branch or even a termite mound. They may also piggy back on cattle

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The Disappearing Finn’s Weaver

Remember the Baya weaver? The talented, yellow, sparrow-like bird that weaves its own nest? (I wrote about it earlier) About: The Finn’s Weaver is a cousin of the Baya but with a bigger beak and is overall very similar in appearance. Its hard to tell them apart in winters but in summers, the difference becomes crystal clear. The boys turn

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