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Common Babbler Pictures and Detail (Turdoides caudata)

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Common Babbler Pictures and Detail-
Today, I will share the detail and pictures of Common Babbler. Earlier, I shared with you another Babbler i.e. Jungle Babbler. The strange thing here is that I found Jungle Babbler more common than the Common Babbler. Jungle Babblers are very common in cities and near human population, whereas Common Babblers look slightly away from humans. 


Common Babblers are small grey and white colored creatures which are much smaller than the Jungle Babblers. The scientific name of these birds is Turdoides Caudata and belong to the Leiothrichidae family of birds. Like the Jungle Babbler, Common Babblers can also be found in small groups and they too create noise. We can find two sub-species of Common Babblers. 



We can recognize Common Babbler with their long tails and greyish color with dark streaks. We can find a white patch on their throat and bottom of bird is paler. Common Babblers are mainly found in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 




It is common to find…

Blue-fronted Redstart Pictures and Detail (Phoenicurus frontalis)

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Blue-fronted Redstart Pictures and Detail- I have always found small birds like Redstart very curious and they mostly become curious about your activities and sometimes even come close to you. Last time, I shared my encounters with Black-Redstart, White-capped Redstart and Plumbeous Redstart and now, it's time to talk about Blue-fronted Redstart, whom I met in the foothills of Himachal Pradesh. 

During a walk in empty fields, I found a pair of small birds looking for food, When I went close to them, then I realized that they are Redstart birds. Initially, I was not sure that which kind of Redstart these were. When I started taking pictures of them, then they also started coming close to me and started curiously observing me. Soon, they realized that I am not a threat to them, then they become busy with their old activities while ignoring my presence. 

The scientific name of this bird is Phoenicurus frontalis and belongs to redstart genus Phoenicurus. The family of this bird is Musci…

Black Redstart Pictures and Detail (Phoenicurus ochruros) A small curious Bird

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Black Redstart Pictures and Detail- 
Today, I will discuss and share third Redstart with you with whom I spent some time and got its pictures. Earlier, I shared pictures of White capped Redstart and Plumbeous Redstart. Like the other redstart birds, Black Redstart is also a curious bird and it may come close to you when you are taking its pictures. 


The scientific name of this bird is Phoenicurus ochruros and it belongs to redstart genus Phoenicurus. The scientific name of Indian subspecies is Phoenicurus ochruros rufiventris. Black Redstart, a small fly catcher bird has wide range and we can find many of their subspecies. Black Redtarts are found in Europe, Asia, China, Britain, Ireland and Africa. It is a resident world; however, the Black redstart living in the northern or colder parts may migrate to hot southern places. 



It is not a very difficult job to find a Black Redstart around you in India; though, with the change in geographical location may see the different sub-species of Bl…

Jungle Myna Pictures and Detail (Acridotheres fuscus)

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Jungle Myna Pictures and Detail-
Around us, we can find many birds and even among common birds, we can find many varieties. The same is true for Myna birds. Earlier, I shared with you Pied Myna, Common Myna, Bank Myna and Brahminy Mayna. Now it is time for Jungle Myna. From the name of Jungle Myna, we can conclude that this Myna is found in the Jungle alone; however, it is not true. This Myna is commonly found in the jungle, however, we can find in good numbers around civilization. 

I got a chance to do the all this photoshop of Jungle Myna from my village and city homes. Jungle Myna can be seen with common myna looking for food. In a big group, we can find both common myna and Jungle myna. Though, Jungle Myna are not as common as the common myna and we don't find them very often. However, with some patience, we can easily find some of Jungle Myna around us. 

It is common to find Jungle Myna in pairs or groups. Both sexes of Jungle Myna look alike. Jungle Mynas are also as naughty as…

Amur (White) Wagtail Pictures and Detail

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Amur (White) Wagtail Pictures and Detail- 
Today, it is time for Amur Wagtail which is a subspecies of White Wagtail. This is third wagtail, I am sharing with you after Grey Wagtail and Grey-headed or Dark-headed Wagtail. The scientific name of this bird is Motacilla albaleucopsis. Amur Wagtail belongs to the Wagtail family of birds. We can find these birds over a long geographical range spread in the areas of South east Asia, India, China, Japan and Oceania. 



Amur wagtail is a very sweet and friendly small wagtail. This wagtail mainly has combination of White, Black and gray colors on its body. It is quite pretty to observe the dark black eyes on the white face. The head of White Wagtail is black and we can find a black color on the front chest like a child's bib. The size of this wagtail is from 16 to 19 cm. 
This bird is so friendly that it comes very close to you and often tries to carefully examine you. This is the most friendly birds, I found after Gold-billed Magpie. White Wag…

Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling Pictures and Detail

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Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling Pictures and Detail-
Today, it's time for another Myna i.e. Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling. The last Myna, I shared with you were Brahminy Myna, Bank Myna and Common Myna. Like the other Mynas, Pied Myna is also a common bird; however, less common than other Common Myna and Bank Myna. These are very social birds and from the last two years, I am seeing a pair of Pied Myna making nest at the same location. These birds are slightly shy than the common myna and avoid coming close to humans. However, they also live near to humans and we can find them near the human population in villages and cities. 


They also love to eat human food leftover by them. It is a routine at our home to give morning first chapatis to the crows and other birds and sometimes, Pied Myna do come to eat the chapatis. 
The scientific name of Pied Myna is Gracupica contra.  Pied Myna belongs starling species and this bird is mainly found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia…

Brahminy Starling (Myna) Pictures and Detail (A bird with Elongated Feathers)

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Brahminy Starling (Myna) Pictures and Detail- 
Today, I will be discussing third Myna, which is called Brahminy Starling or Brahminy Myna. Earlier, I wrote about Bank Myna and Common (Indian) Myna. Like these Myna, Brahminy Myna can be commonly seen in many places. Like the other Myna, these are also not much shy of humans and they come close to human beings. 
The scientific name of Brahminy Myna is Sturnia pagodarum and they belong to sterling family. Mostly, we see them in pairs or in a group of birds. Brahminy Myna belongs to the Indian Subcontinent and we can find them in countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and some parts of Pakistan. 



Like the Common Myna, they also like to live close to human habitats and we can easily observe them in cities and villages. In winters these birds visit hot places like Sri Lanka and in summers, they go to cold places like the Himalayas. They are mainly found in the plains or in lower hills.



Brahminy Starling mainly eats seeds, fruits and insects…