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The Migratory Ruff: Having A Rough Time

  Ruff is a migratory bird that comes to India from the colder parts of Europe and Asia to spend its winter. About: Much is written about this bird acquiring a multi-colored frilly collar similar to a lion’s mane and head gear in summer. There is striking difference between the boy called ruff and the girl called reeve but thats

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Royal Indian Peafowl

This time, lets meet the royals, the national bird of India. Some of you would be familiar with this bird but what I am writing about is truly wild. Not only does the handsome prince wear glossy royal blue, he comes wearing his own unique crown. They even wear regal shimmery green embellishment. The train of long feathers (can be

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 4: Blue-Throated Barbet & Great Barbet

Let me introduce to two more Indian (mainly) Himalayan barbets. Blue-Throated Barbet: Just think of the colors red, blue and green. Combine them and you have this breath-taking beauty. This is the Blue-Throated Barbet. About: This ‘red-haired’ bird wears a black ‘hairband’, has a fringe style ‘haircut’ and wears a sort of blue balaclava with a hint of red peeping

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The Colorful World of Barbets – 3: White-Cheeked Barbet

This bird is only found in a narrow range in South India and nowhere else in the world. So far, I have never seen this bird in the dry areas of the region. So, I guess, it restricts its movement to the areas that are green. What could be the reason?? Food? Camouflage?? It really blends well with the green

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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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