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Indian (Blue) Peafowl (Peacock) Pictures and Detail (The most beautiful big Bird I ever saw)

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Indian (Blue) Peafowl Peacock Pictures and Detail (Click to Tweet)
I spent the last few days in the search of Peacocks in Kandi Forest of Punjab near Ropar Town. I got the chance to see two dozen of these birds in this forest; however, they disappear in a few seconds so I got only a few pictures of peafowl.



The ears of Peacock are so sharp that they are able to hear the click of a camera from a distance. The best thing about Peacocks is their beautiful voice which makes you stress-free.


[Update 14-4-2015  The other interesting thing about Peacock is to see it with a full spread of feathers. When they do so, then they look like dancing in heavenly love. Fortunately, I also got a chance to capture the dance of Peacock with a full spread of its wings. In the three pictures below, you can see yourself how beautiful a Peacock looks at this point.





There are two species of Peafowl, one is blue and the other is green. In India, we find Blue Peacocks and in Burma (Myanmar) we find the green …

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. 
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. 

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 is declared a threat to biodiversity. Adaptability is the main key elemen…

The Blue Whistling Thrush Pictures and Detail (Myophonus caeruleus)

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The Blue Whistling Thrush Pictures and Detail (Myophonus caeruleus)
When I captured the above pic of Blue Whistling thrush at that time, I had no idea about this bird. From a distance, this bird looks like small crow and you hardly notice small white dots. However, when I saw this picture on my computer then it becomes clear that it is a different bird. 
After some research, I came to know that it is called Blue Whistling Thrush which is a Himalayan and Asian Bird. This bird is found in a big geographical location from Afghanistan to Vietnam. This is a mountain bird because mostly found near the mountains. I captured these pictures in a village near Baijnath in Himachal Pradesh. 
In the above two pictures, you can see some insect in the beak of Blue Whistling Thrush. These birds feed on insects, fruits, nuts, snails and crabs. 
Blue Whistling Thrush got its name because of its dark blue color and its ability to whistle like humans. The scientific name of this bird is Myophonus caerule…

The Grey (Himalayan) Treepie Pictures and Detail (Dendrocitta formosae)

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The Grey (Himalayan) Treepie Pictures and Detail (Dendrocitta formosae)
This is second Treepie whom I captured through my camera. Earlier it was Rufous Treepiea Specie of Treepie from the plains. In India, we can find many geographically different regions; therefore, we see differences in birds too.

The Himalayan ranges cross through the Northern and Eastern part of India; therefore, we find here many Himalayan birds. Grey Treepie is one of such bird which is also known as Himalayan Treepie. Unlike Rufous Treepie, these birds don't have a melodious voice and they look silent in nature.


Like Rufous Treepie, Grey Treepie is also a bird of the crow family. These birds are found in the all geographical areas from foothills to higher peaks of Himalaya. Grey Treepie is basically an Asian Treepie.

These birds are found from Northern India to Taiwan, including countries like China, Nepal, Myanmar.  There are also some subspecies of Grey Treepie and we can find slight variations in its …

The Great Tit Pictures and Detail (Parus major)

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The Great Tit Pictures and Detail (Parus major)
Intitally, I thought that this bird is also Cinereous Tit, however, with some research, I found that the Tit with yellow color around the stomach and the breast is called Great Tit. I found a Pair of Great Tit and Cinereous Tit, both of them were searching food on same tree. 
Great Tit is also a Tit family bird which is a big family of small birds. The only difference between Great Tit and Cinereous Tit is a yellow color in the stomach region in the Great Tit instead of white color in the same region in Cinereous Tit. 
The behavior and size of both birds are quite similar and it is common to find these birds together in many places. Till 2005, this the Great Tit was believed a sub species of Cinereous Tit and Japanese Tit. The Great Tit found in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. 
It is resident bird and it doesn't migrate. Due to small size, this bird always remains under threat from big bird eating birds like hawks. We can find …

The White Capped Redstart Pictures and Detail (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus)

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The White Capped Redstart Pictures and Detail (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus) I met White-capped Redstart in Himachal. During my visit to my native village in Himachal, my aunt told me that there is a beautiful bird moving around with white patch on the top of the head. I was lucky because I met the bird same evening and for the next four days we met three times. 
Fortunately, White-capped Redstart didn't mind my presence and I got a chance to take some beautiful pictures of this bird. White-capped Redstart is found in Indian Subcontinent and South-East Asia. Also check Plumbeous Water Redstart
The size of this bird is around 19 cm and its scientific name is (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus).  These birds belong to the Muscicapidae  family of birds. At present, White-capped Redstart is in the least concern category of birds as per the threat level and we can find them on a wide range. 
White-capped Redstart has got its name because of visible white patch on the top of its head. Both Mal…

The Slaty-headed Parakeet Pictures and Detail (Himalayan Parrot) (Psittacula himalayana)

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The Slaty-headed Parakeet Pictures and Detail (Himalayan Parrot) (Psittacula himalayana) Before this article, I wrote about Rose-ringed Parakeet (Indian Parrot) which is a common species of parrots found in the plains of India. At that time, I was not aware that there are 372 types of Parakeet species around the world.  
When I captured the pictures of Slaty-headed Parakeet, then I found that there is a color variation from common Parrots of Plains and Himalayan Parrots are more colorful.
The Slaty-headed Parakeet (Himalayan Parrots) are called so because of the slaty color of their head region. 

These parrots mainly found in Himalayan range from Pakistan to Arunachal Pradesh in India including Bhutan and Nepal. Slaty-headed Parakeet (Himalayan Parrot) show altitudinal migration which means they migrate to higher peaks in summer and lower heights in winters. 

Though, parrots are noisy in nature, but I feel these Himalayan parrots are more noisy and active than Rose-ringed Parrots of …