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Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) Picture and Detail (Sweet voiced Bird)

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Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) Picture and Detail
It is common to find people who are aware of the sweet voice of Koel because during the mating season Koels give very sweet calls "koo-Ooo". We can easily hear their sweet calls of Koo-ooo-koo-ooo in the morning and evening hours. However, the numbers of people who have seen it always remain less because Asian Koel is a very shy bird and it always hide itself well in the dense trees. `

I am also aware of the sweet voice of koel from my childhood time; however, I got a chance to see it a few days back only. I followed the voice of Koel and found it on a tree. Thankfully, the tree was not very dense and I got few of pictures of Koel. 


The scientific name of Asian Koel is Eudynamys Scolopacieus and it is a bird of the Cuckoo order bird family. This bird is mainly found in Asia and China. Though, Koel is a sweet voiced bird; however, its nature is somewhat of cheater. Koel is classified as a Brood Parasite because it lays …

Brown Rock (Indian) Chat (Cercomela fusca) and Detail (Beautiful small Brown Bird)

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Brown Rock (Indian) Chat Pictures and Detail
Brown Rock Chat is a one of common bird, we can observe these small brown birds even in urban areas. Brown Rock Chat is also called Indian Chat because it is mainly found in central and northern India. The scientific name of Indian chat is Cercomela fusca and it belongs to chat (Saxicolinae) subfamily of birds. 
My encounter with Brown Rock Chat is very common because a pair of this bird lives near my home and I constantly get a chance to see them. I mostly see them in pairs and they don't mind coming close to me. They also enjoy me capturing their pictures and allow me to come close to them.



Sometimes, we even find this bird making sweet calls as shown in the picture below. These small brown birds are capable of making eight different types of calls like threat call, territorial call etc.
Brown Rock Chat mainly eats insects and we can find them looking for insects on the ground or in wall holes. These birds are mainly found in the plains …

Eurasian Common Moorhen Pictures and Detail

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Eurasian Common Moorhen Pictures and Detail 
During my visit to the Kandi forest in Punjab in search of Peacock pictures, I came across a small water reservoir which was a sand dam to collect following water. Here I found a few black birds floating on the water. Later, I found that these are Eurasian Common Moorhens. 
There were dozen of Common Moorhen present in this small artificial water lake. I visited this place three times and everytime, I found these birds. The scientific name of these birds is Gallinula Chloropus and they are also called Swamp Chicken. Indian Common Morrhen belong to the Rallidae family of birds.


These birds looked shy in nature and they were moving away from me as I was approaching near them. Common Moorhens are omnivorous. It eats seeds, water-vegetation, algae, small fishes, aquatic plants, tadpoles, insects, berries, grass and many more.


Eurasian Common Moorhens are very good swimmers and then walk like hen on the ground. Some species of this bird are rep…

The Eurasian stone-curlew Pictures and Detail (Burhinus oedicnemus)

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The Eurasian stone-curlew Pictures and Detail (Burhinus oedicnemus) While moving in the search of Peafowls, I came across a pair of these birds. My wife, pointed out that there is a bird on the ground on her side. Soon, we noticed that it is the pair of birds. Later, I searched for this bird and found that it's name is Eurasian Stone-curlew. It is also known as stone curlew and Eurasian thick-knee. Its scientific name is Burhinus Oedicnemus and it belongs to Burhinidae (Stone-curlew) bird family.

I saw Eurasian stone-curlew for the first time and I was lucky enough to get some of their pictures. The best way to recognize these birds is to look for yellow bleak with black tip. These birds are mainly noctarnal in nature; therefore, we don't find them much in day.

These birds are found in Europe, north Africa and many parts of Asia. Eurasian Thick-Knee mainly eat insects, small reptiles, rodents and frogs. These birds migrate in summers and winters to the suitable locations.

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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 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 other is green. In India, we find Blue Peacocks and in Burms (Mynmar) we find the green Peacock.


The Red-wattled Lapwing Pictures and Detail (A Bird with Lady like Walk)

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The Red-wattled Lapwing Pictures and Detail
This is the one bird which I saw very late in life, but I heard lots of its noise from the childhood. From the childhood, it was very common to hear loud calls of this bird throughout the day. It is common to hear loud calls of Red-wattled Lapwing at night because these birds do feed at night and make noise. 
Around 20 years back at night when I was studying then It was quite often to hear voices of Red-wattled Lapwing. This bird is very common in Northern part of India where I have spent most of my childhood. I can easily recognize Red-wattled lapwing through its voice only. 


Red-wattled Lapwing is found in west Asia to South Asia. In India, it is very common and we can find it up to the Southern tip of India. Sometimes, they do migrate to altitudes in the summers, but mostly these are resident birds.


We find Red-wattled Lapwings near to water bodies, fileds, watered lands, dry lands and lakes. Though, they can be easily seen in wild and o…