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The Ruddy Shelduck Pictures and Detail (Tadorna ferruginea) Migratory Birds

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The Ruddy Shelduck Pictures and Detail (Tadorna ferruginea) Everytime I visit Ropar wetland, I get a chance to capture pictures of ducks. Last I captured pictures of Spot-billed Ducks and this time, it was the turn of  Ruddy Shelduck. In general, these ducks don't come close to side of the wetland where human interference is more; however, sometimes, you get few exceptions. 
Ruddy Shelduck is member of Duck family and it is put in Shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. These are mainly migratory birds and they come to the Indian subcontinent in winters. This bird is mainly found in pairs or in small groups. 
I was fortunate to get pictures of Ruddy Shelduck pictures during this winter; otherwise, I was required to wait for next winters. These birds arrive in Indian in October and leaves around April. 
The male Ruddy Shelduck can be recognized by a black ring on the neck. In some parts of the world, these birds are hunted; though, In India they are protected birds; however, unofficial hun…

The Indian Pond Heron Pictures and Detail (Ardeola grayii)

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The Indian Pond Heron Pictures and Detail (Ardeola grayii) Some of Birds are so good in camouflage that we need hard efforts to find them. Indian Pond Heron is also one such bird, which uses its wing color to hide in the leaves.  
This happened with me during my recent visit to Harike Wetland, while taking pictures, I noticed that something is hiding in the leaves. When we reached closure, then I found that it is an Indian Pond Heron. 
It is hard to find this bird when you see it from a distance because it mixes very well in the environment. 
In the below picture, you can understand what I am saying. 

It was an interesting experience to capture a few pics of Indian Pond Heron in its wild background. This bird can be found from Iran to Burma, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Srilanka. 
The scientific name of this bird is Ardeola Grayii and it is also known as paddy bird. These birds are very common and they can be found in nearly water bodies; however, because of their color …

The Cinereous Tit Pictures and Detail (Parus Cinereus) Tiny Bird and Sweet Voice

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The Cinereous Tit  (Parus Cinereus)  
Many times, I wake in the morning while listening to sweet calls of Cinereous Tit because few Cinereour tits live around me and they sing in the morning. Cinereous Tit is a small tiny bird of black and white colors only; however, its voice is very sweet. 
It is hard to capture pics of these birds because they are shy in nature and second, they move very fast from one place to another. It took me around six months to get a few of their pics. We can find Cinereous Tit in most parts of India and South Asia.

The picture below of Cinereous Tit, I took in Hilly Part of Himachal Prades. 
These birds are part of tit family and their scientific name is Parus Cinereus. This bird also has many subspecies which vary in size and color.

Cinereous Tit mainly feed on fruits, seeds, insects. We can identify them with their white cheeks and white lines on the wings. They are good examples of beautiful black and white birds.

The best part of them is their whistling…

The Rufous Treepie Pictures and Detail (Dendrocitta Vagabunda) Beautiful Long Tailed Bird

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The Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta Vagabunda) Pictures and Detail (Beautiful Long Tailed Bird) 
The first time, I saw Rufous Treepie was when I followed its musical calls. I was sitting in my room and I heard sweet musical calls of a bird; therefore, I decided to move out and capture its pictures. 
This was my first encounter with Rufous treepie and it resulted in the picture above. The best thing, I found about this bird was its great musical calls which make it easy for you to feel its presence.




The Rufous Treepie is one of the common birds of the crow (Corvidae) family. I mostly found this bird alone and it doesn't seem to be afraid of humans much. 


The best way to recognize Rufous Treepie is through its long tail and loud musical calls. I like their musical calls and enjoy them when one such bird is around. However, the problem with Rufous Treepie is that it doesn't remain stable at a single place for a long time. 
Sometimes, we can notice this bird in urban homes looking fo…

The Spot-billed Duck (Anas Poecilorhyncha) Pictures and Detail

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The Spot-billed Duck (Anas Poecilorhyncha) Pictures and Detail During my recent visit to Ropar (Rupnagar) wetland, I spotted two Spot-billed ducks enjoying in the water. Therefore, I decided to take some of their pictures. I went close to them and sat silently on the bank of the river. 
For twenty minutes, I got a chance to witness many movements of this pair of ducks. In general, they avoid to come close to human because illegal hunting; however, I was lucky that they came close to me. 
It was the pair of male and female spot-billed duck and there were rotating around a specific location. The birds in the picture are Indian spot-billed ducks. The scientific name of these birds is Anas poecilorhyncha.

These birds (ducks) are very good both in flying and floating over the water. It is very nice to watch taking flight from the water.

These ducks are mainly gray in color and a black bill with yellow tip. We can also spot red color on their forehead of male Spot-billed duck, this mark is…

Green Bee-eater ((Merops orientalis) Bird Pictures and Detail

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Green Bee-eater Bird Pictures and Detail
Few days back when I was taking the pictures of birds, then I noticed few small green birds above me. These birds were constantly coming close to me like they were asking me to take their pictures. 
I saw these birds for the first time, therefore, don't have knowledge about these birds. When searched for them on Google, then I came to know about that these birds were Bee-eater birds and bird in the picture is Green Bee-eater bird. 
It was the group of five, six bee-eater birds and they were flying all over to catch bees and flying insects. For some time, they sit in a single place and look for a flying insect and when they saw one, they immediately dive to the air to catch it. 

The juvenile Green Bee-eater birds don't have an elongated tail as it appears only in adult Bee-eater birds.


It is very common to notice adult Green Bee-eater with Juvenile Bee-eater because they take care of Juvenile very well till they become independent.


The …

Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) Pictures and Detail

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In this picture, we can see white dots on the neck of this variety from Himachal Pradesh. Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) Pictures and Detail
Some birds simply surprise you with their presence and Crimson Sunbird is one of them. Those people who have seen this bird, they know exactly what I am talking. 
It is very hard to imagine that a so small bird can look so beautiful. Crimson Sunbird is a very small bird or we can say a tiny bird; however, nature has given this bird very attractive look and colors. 
Sometimes, Crimson Sunbird is mistaken as a hummingbird by people who saw it for the first time. I feel very lucky because I got a chance to see it and took some of its pictures. 
During one of my visits to the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, this bird suddenly came in front of me like he was saying me to take its pictures. I was also looking for this option so I immediately took some of its pictures. 

In general, it is not easy to take the picture of this tiny bird because …