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Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans) Pictures and Detail

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Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans) Pictures and Detail
Today, I will discuss second Sparrow on this blog, earlier I shared with you pictures and detail of House Sparrow and made you familiar with the disappearance of House Sparrow. Today, I am going to introduce you Russet Sparrow, another Sparrow, which is not so common like House Sparrow. 
The scientific name of this Sparrow is Passer Rutilans and it is also called Cinnamon or Cinnamon Tree Sparrow or Lal Guria (in Hindi). It is a Sparrow family bird and they have thick bill. There are three subspecies of Russet Sparrow. I have got pictures of the Russet Sparrow subspecies which is found in the Himalayan region. 


I meet this bird while feeding the house sparrow at my village home near the Baijnath town of Hiamchal. I found that a Rufous colored sparrow is also coming to eat the rice. In my village, everyone has idea that it is also a house sparrow or a jungle sparrow just mixed with common sparrow.


When I searched for this Sparrow,…

The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus Sutorius) Pictures and Detail

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The Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus Sutorius) Pictures and Detail 
Today, I will introduce you to a small songbird, Common Tailorbird. In Hindi and many parts of India, this bird is called Piddi. If you are a nature lover and like to observe birds, then you must have noticed this small bird giving very pleasant calls. I came across this bird a number of times and a few times, I do get a chance to enjoy its sweet song.



During the my stay in Hoshiarpur, I wake up many times with the sweet calls of the Common Tailor bird because few of them were visiting the tree behind my room. I have found common Tailorbirds at many locations in Punjab and they are very common. However, due to busy and noisy life, many people fail to enjoy the sweetness of their songs. 
The scientific name of this bird is Orthotomus Sutorius and it is a Warbler. The size of this bird is so small sometimes, you find it hard to pinpoint the exact location of it, It is common to find this bird in the Urban gardens or near huma…

Bank myna (Acridotheres ginginianus) Picture and Detail

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Bank myna (Acridotheres ginginianus) Picture and Detail 
As you go deep into the world of birds, then you witness a great variety of birds. I never though earlier that so many kinds of Myna lives around us. Around the world, we can find two dozen myna. The first myna, I shared with you was Common Myna and now, I am going to share Bank Myna and which is also called Sharak in Punjabi. 
Initially, I thought that it is a jungle Myna because of its resemblance to it; however, on closer look, I found that there is a difference in color of bleak and skin around its eye. On some study, I found that It is bank myna. The scientific name of this myna is Acridotheres ginginianus. 

 Like the Common Myna, Bank Myna also doesn't fear much from human and therefore, you get a nice chance to take its pictures. The brick red color of its bleak and skin around eyes is the main indicator that it is Bank myna. Also, there is no white patch on the wings of Bank Myna as we see in the Common Myna.
 Bank…

(Indian) Jungle Crow (Corvus Macrorhynchos) Pictures and Details

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Jungle Crow (Corvus Macrorhynchos) Pictures and Details
The first crow, I shared with you was the Indian (House) Crow, now I am going to introduce you with the Jungle Crow, as the name suggest it is a crow which mostly lives in the jungle. It is very common to find Jungle Crows in the Jungle and they sound alarm with their sharp voice when you enter an area where they live. 
Though, Jungle crow are not exclusive to jungles only, many times, we can find them in urban areas and near human population. The scientific name of Jungle Crow is Corvus Macrohynchos. This crow is also called Large-billed crow and Thick-billed crow because of its large bill. Jungle crows are widespread across Asia.
The best way to recognize these crows is to notice the complete black color on their body. Like the house crow, these crows do survive on the variety of food and they do adjust to different situations. Jungle crows are much better hunters as compared to house crows and they survive more on the natura…