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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 …

Brown-headed Barbet Pictures and Detail (A Fatty Green Bird with Brown Top)

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Brown-headed Barbet Pictures and Detail
[Update 21/03/2015- Today, I got some new pictures of Brown Headed Barbet when I got the chance to spend some time with two of them. At the end of March, we can find most of birds in pairs and same is true for Brown Headed Barbet. From the morning, I was listening calls of Brown Headed Barbets so I followed these calls and got some new pics. This time, it looked that Brown headed Barbet has no objection to my presence and I got some wonderful pics. I wish that this breeding season goes well for the Brown Headed-Barbet and we see a new generation of them.
I was trying to get close to these birds from last three months and today was my lucky day.]

Also Check Blue-throated Barbet and Great Hill Barbet 

One day, I was taking pictures of birds, then I noticed a green bird flew near me. Earlier, the only green bird I was aware of being a Parrot. This bird is short as compared to a parrot and due to its green color sometimes, it becomes difficult to n…

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Pictures and Detail

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Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Pictures and Detail
Today, I am going talk about Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush which are one of a kind of Laughingthrush birds. These birds, mostly like to remain in isolation and in dense forests or vegetation. Therefore, they are not commonly seen. 
I was lucky as I got the chance to capture some of pictures of these birds during my visit to some forest area in Himachal Pradesh. 
The most interesting point about these birds is that very less is known about them. 
I took, the picture of group of Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush birds when they were drinking nectar from the wild cherry flowers. 
These birds, mostly found in groups and they are characterized laughing sound; therefore, they got name Laughingthrush.

At present these birds are extinct from Pakistan and they are left in good numbers at other places; and, their population is increasing as per present trend. This bird is listed in IUCN Red List least concern species. This is a good news for …

Bird Photography Tip 2- Try to understand the Bird's environment Well before taking Picture

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For a good Bird Photographer, it is very important to understand the bird's environment well. When we know more about Bird behavior and their environment, then it becomes much easier to take their best pictures.

Initially, no one is master in it and we all learn with time. When we spend more and more time with the birds and in their environment, then we learn many things about them like which tries they like, flowers they eat, the time when they come out.

Different birds follow different patterns; however, we can always find some places where the density of birds is much higher as compared to other places.

With my experience in bird photography, I have found that there are few isolated or small places where we can find many birds simultaneously; though some of these locations may change with time.

For example, if there are delicious berries or flowers on a tree, then there are good chances that many birds will get attracted to this tree.

For a good bird photographer, it is import…

The White Throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) Pictures and Detail

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The White-Throated Kingfisher
In the last six months, I came across White Throated Kingfisher for more than 4 times. I found this bird mostly alone but very focused on its work. White-Throated Kingfisher remains stable at a place even if you go near it. Though it inquires about you, it doesn't fear much like the other birds. 

[Update 8-2-20] It is not a hard thing to find this bird because it is widely available and I have always found a white-throated kingfisher around me and mostly, I have seen it alone. Except for particular time in the year, white-throated Kingfisher is mostly a quiet bird and can be seen quietly waiting for it prays. 

In the wild or in forests, you can sometimes find groups of White Throated Kingfisher birds with juvenile White-throated Kinghers and we can see them doing many activities as shown in the pictures below. However, to see this, you need to go near their habitat. 



White-Throated Kingfisher always remains focused on catching the insect and make a sudden…

The Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus Cafer) pictures, video and Detail

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Red-vented Bulbul Pictures and Detail(Click to Tweet)

Red-vented Bulbuls are common and mostly noisy Bulbul birds. As compared to other varieties of Bulbuls, this variety of Bulbul is more confident and aggressive. Also, check Himalayan Bulbul

The scientific name of this Bulbul is Pycnonotus Cafer. These Bulbuls are invasive in nature and they have successfully established them in many parts of the world and hostile environments.

Red-vented Bulbuls are also social in nature and they love to live in groups. The best way to identify them is the dark red color on the vent. It is common to see pairs of red-vented bulbul. We can identify male and female Red-vented Bulbuls through their size, color, and hairs around the head.

Male Red-vented bulbuls are bigger in size, they have sharp colors and more hairs around the head and neck.

Red-vented Bulbuls are basically resident birds of the Indian subcontinent. Red-vented Bulbul eats fruits, berries, insects, nectars, and flowers. The good about Red…