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Indian (House) Crow (Corvus Splendens) Pictures, My Experience with Indian Crows

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Indian (House) Crow (Corvus Splendens) Pictures (Click to Tweet)

When you live in India then it is very hard for you to ignore this bird and its name is Indian Crow. Also, read Jungle Crow. It is also called House Crow and its scientific name is Corvus Splendens. These black colored birds are neither beautiful nor they have a sweet voice, but we can find them everywhere.


It is common to hear their voices of Caw-caw when they are around. Most of the time, crows are unwanted visitors when you are feeding other birds. However, still, I love them because they are very clever birds and they help us in cleaning the environment by eating waste.


Crows are very confident birds and they are very good at adapting to the new situations; therefore, they can survive in most of the hard conditions. As I am writing this article, a crow is cawing outside my window. The disadvantage of crows is that they are so common that we most often we ignore them.

The race of crows that we found is the Indian subcont…

Bird Photography needs a hell lot of Patience (Bird Photography Tip 1)

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Bird Photography Tip 1    Patience 
Being a Bird Photographer is not easy because birds are basically very shy and fearful in nature. As you try to go near them soon they fly away. This happens very often and sometimes, you become frustrated.

Birds are very sensitive to your any noise or movement; therefore, they immediately notice any of your actions. However, if you remain patience with them, then sometimes they surprise you by giving the perfect shots.

The more I indulge in Bird Photography more I found it interesting and worth spending my time. If you ask how much time, then even days are not enough.

You need to just try again and again till you become lucky with an excellent shot. A Bird Photographer comes back empty handed many times; therefore, you need to keep in mind that you need a hell lot of patience to become a good Bird Photographer.

It is much easier to take pictures of birds when they are caged; however, I don't like it because I enjoy them seeing free and in open…

The Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys) or White Cheeked Bulbul Pictures and Detail

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The Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys)  (Click to Tweet)

Around my native village in the Baijnath Town of Himachal Pradesh, it is very common to see Himalayan Bulbul birds. I love their sweet voice and beautiful look. I love to chase them with my camera whenever I visit my village. (updated 20-02-2020) Bulbul birds are very attentive birds and in the picture below, you can see a White Cheeked (Himalayan) Bulbul bird closing monitoring something. Also, check pictures of Red-Vented Bulbul




The scientific name of Himalayan Bulbul is Pycnonotus leucogenys. These birds come under the category of songbirds because of their sweet voice. They belong to the Pycnonotidae family of birds. Mostly, we find these birds in pairs and sometimes in the groups. 
I love the god gifted hairstyle of these birds which is sharper in male Himalayan Bulbul birds and we can find many similar hairstyles in many young males, It looks that they must have copied it from Himalayan Bulbul bird. It is a small bird …

Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata) Pictures and Detail (Angry Bird)

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Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata) Pictures and Detail(Click to Tweet)

I have grown up with these birds and the main thing about these birds is that they commonly found in the group and create lots of noise. The scientific name of Jungle Babbler is Turdoides Striata and one of the common Indian names is Seven Brothers or Seven Sisters. This bird also looks like Angry Bird from the famous cartoon series based on birds. It looks that the cartoonist got the inspiration from Jungle babbler for a few bird characters.

We call them Jungle Babblers, however, I have mostly found them in cities. It looks that they have adapted well for city life whereas common babblers the other species of them are not that common and I got their pictures by visiting the nearby village. 

The bird family of these birds is Leiothrichidae and these birds are very common in the Indian Subcontinent. We can see them in forests, gardens and residential areas. I have become quite familiar with these birds and can easily …

About Indian Birds Photography and List of Birds Covered

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