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The Red-wattled Lapwing Pictures and Detail (A Bird with Lady like Walk)

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Red-Wattled lapwing The Red-wattled Lapwing Pictures and Detail This is the one bird which I saw very late in life, but I heard lots of its noise from the childhood. From the childhood, it was very common to hear loud calls of this bird throughout the day. It is common to hear loud calls of Red-wattled Lapwing at night because these birds do feed at night and make noise.  Around 20 years back at night when I was studying then It was quite often to hear voices of Red-wattled Lapwing . This bird is very common in Northern part of India where I have spent most of my childhood. I can easily recognize Red-wattled lapwing through its voice only.  Red-wattled Lapwing watching me Red-wattled Lapwing is found in west Asia to South Asia. In India, it is very common and we can find it up to the Southern tip of India. Sometimes, they do migrate to altitudes in the summers, but mostly these are resident birds. Red-wattled Lapwing We find Red-wattled Lapwings near to

Indian Robin Pictures and Detail (Saxicoloides fulicatus) from North India

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A small Brown Headed Bird with Navy Blue Chest (Indian Robin) Indian Robin Pictures and Detail One day, I came across a small bird with brown upper part and navy blue lower part. Initially, I had no idea of this bird, then an online friend told me that it is Indian Robin and it is a male Indian Robin.  Indian Robin From Front In India, we can find many varieties of birds and Indian Robin is a specific Robin species which is found in Indian subcontinent countries. The picture, I took is of a North Indian Robin which I took in Punjab state of India.  Indian Robin male from Back The scientific name of Indian Robin is Saxicoloides Fulicatus and it belongs to the Muscicapidae family of birds. It is common to find Indian robins in semi forests and open area looking for food. We can find differences in the colors of Indian Robin in other parts of India.  The female Indian Robins don't have dark colors. Indian Robin  These birds prefer dry environment

Purple Sunbird Pictures and Detail (Cinnyris asiaticus) Male/Female both Pictures

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Beautiful Purple Sunbird Purple Sunbird Female Purple Sunbird Pictures and Detail (Cinnyris asiaticus) The first Sunbird which I captured through my camera was Crimson Sunbird  in the hills of Himachal Pradesh.   Purple Sunbird is second Sunbird and this time, I have pictures of both male and female Purple Sunbird.  Purple Sunbird Male Making Calls You can see in the picture, Male Purple Sunbird is Purple in color while female Purple Sunbird has olive and yellow color. Like the Crimson Sunbird, these Sunbird mainly feed on nectar and insects.  Purple Sunbird on a Branch of Tree The biggest difficulty you get while taking pictures of Sunbird is their very small size and their constant moments. We mostly don't notice these birds because of their small size. The unique point of Purple Sunbird is their fast and direct flights and due to this, they can become out of sight anytime. Female Purple Sunbird The scientific name of Purple Sunbird

Hoopoe Pictures and Detail (Upupa epops) A Colorful Bird with a Crown

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Indian Hoopoe with Full Crown Hoopoe Pictures and Detail (Upupa epops)  I was following this bird for some to take its pictures, however, I didn't succeed for five months. I was mainly attracted towards this Hoopoe because of crown on its head. It is common to see a Hoopoe in India when we show some patience. After Initial some failures, I got many good pics of Hoopoe with full grown (shown above taken on 26/01/2016).  Hoopoe the bird with Crown Luckily, I was sitting with my camera on the rooftop, then from nowhere a Hoopoe appeared and so I succeeded in getting a few of its pictures. It looked that Hoopoe has no problem with me taking his pictures; therefore, he sat there for 7-8 minutes. This time was enough for me to take some good pictures of Hoopoe.  Hoopoe trying to get something from the wall The Hoopoe is the national bird of Isreal and it is an Afro-Eurasian bird meaning it is found in Africam, Asia, Europe and at many other places/islands. T

The Oriental White-Eye Pictures and Detail (Zosterops palpebrosus) A Beautiful Tiny Bird

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A Beautiful Tiny Bird (Oriental White-eye) The Oriental White-Eye Pictures and Detail (Zosterops palpebrosus) Today, I will talk about beautiful and tiny bird with White circle around the eye i.e. Oriental White-Eye . These were the first tiny bird whom pictures, I took. Before that I had no idea that such small tiny birds do exist and they can be so beautiful.  The Oriental White-Eye is a passerine bird from Asia. We can find more than 5000 species of passerine birds. I was lucky to come across these birds and when a small group of them was venturing the open woodland behind my home. Oriental White-Eye from Front Oriental White-eye got its name because of visible white circle around its eyes. The scientific name of this bird is ( Zosterops palpebrosus ). These birds, mainly survive on nectar and small insects. Small group of Oriental White-eye These beautiful tiny birds are of very small size around 8 cm long. When you see at these birds, then you come t

The Common (Indian) Myna Pictures and Detail (Acridotheres tristis)

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The Common (Indian) Myna Pictures and Detail (Acridotheres tristis) As the name suggests, this bird is very common in India and it is one of the most invasive birds in the present world. Common Myna is one such bird that makes her presence felt to you by coming very close to humans.  A Pair of a Common Myna  In India, we can find this bird in a big number with other species and subspecies of it. Common or Indian Myna is one bird about which a maximum number of people must have knowledge that they exist because they are everywhere and they have best adapted themselves to the urban lifestyle. These birds can be truly said to be the competitor of crows because they can be seen fighting with crows for the food items.  Close up Common Myna The scientific name of these birds is Acridotheres Tristis and they belong to the Sturnidae family of birds. Common Myna is native birds of Asia; however, now this bird is found in most parts of the world and in Australia, it

Yellow (Gold)-billed Blue Magpie Pictures and Detail (Urocissa flavirostris)

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Yellow (Gold ) -billed Magpie Yellow (Gold ) -billed Blue Magpie Pictures and Detail (Urocissa flavirostris) This bird made me wait and travel lot to take its pictures, though, after following it for three months, I succeeded in getting few of pictures of Yellow or Gold-billed Blue Magpie . First, I got attracted to this because of its noisy calls. [Update 26/04/15 - During my present visit to my native village in Himachal, a yellow-billed magpie become my friend and he started following me where ever I was going with my camera. I too enjoyed his company and clicked many of his pictures. Pair of Yellow-billed Magpie This time, I didn't require an alarm clock because the sharp calls of Gold-billed Magpie were enough to wake me up in the morning. They make many types of calls to communicate with each other.] Bet ween Yellow-billed Magpie, I also found other specie of Magpie i.e. Red-billed Magpie . In the picture below, You can see one of my friends Red-billed