Tag Archives: Birding

The Iridescent Indian Pitta

This is a bird with vivid colors and aptly the local name of this bird means ‘nine colors’. This bird has a very short tail and still, this is a migratory bird. In general, from what I have seen is that in birds, the tail is very important for steering, control and landing. However, this bird manages to fly long

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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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Asian Koel: Of Melody & Noise

One may not be familiar with the Koel’s looks, but its kooo…koooo…koooo…… call is very well known. About: A pair – perhaps not on talking terms… The boys are entirely glossy black with fiery red eyes. Sometimes, a faint silvery eye-ring can also be seen. The beak is tea green. The girls are very different. They are mainly brown/black above

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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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Yellow-Throated Bulbul

Don’t we just love it when we find a pair of rare birds close to where we live?  The birds I’m talking about – Yellow – Throated Bulbuls – are very rare. They are very shy and don’t usually stay in one place for long.     About: Yellow-throated Bulbuls look like Oriental White-eyes I wrote about earlier, except for

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