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

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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. 
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. 
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.

These birds prefer dry environment and therefore, we don't find them in places where rain is too common. In villages, outer parts of cities or in the gardens, we can easily some of Indian Robins.

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

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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. 
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. 
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.


The scientific name of Purple Sunbird is (Cinnyris asiaticus).  Purple Sunbirds are resident birds and they don't migrate to long distances. These birds are mainly found in plains unlike crimsonsunbird which I found i…

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

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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). 
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. 


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. The Hoopoe is one of highly noticed bird because of crown like feathers on his head, which he can open and close.


This bird belongs…

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

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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 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.


These beautiful tiny birds are of very small size around 8 cm long. When you see at these birds, then you come to know that how amazing is our nature. This bird can be recognized by upper olive part, white ring around the eye and light grey belly.

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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…

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

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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.


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.]

Between 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 Magpie.


Yellow-billed Blue Magpie mostly appears in small groups in the search of foo…