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The Grey-hooded warbler (Phylloscopus xanthoschistos) Picture and Detail

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The Grey-hooded warbler Detail and Pictures-
Some times, it is quite amazing to see small birds jumping here and there to get their food. We can easily spot these tiny birds through their habit of constantly moving. Today, I will share with you my experience with the tiny bird Grey-hooded warbler. 

Earlier, I introduced you to another sweet-voiced warbler bird Common Tailorbird. Unlike the common tailorbird, Grey-hooded warbler is a Himalayan bird and we can see it in the middle or higher reaches of the Himalaya. 

Grey-hooded warbler belongs to the leaf warbler family and their scientific name is Phylloscopus Xanthoschistos. Their size is comparable to common tailor birds and they weigh around 6 to 10 grams. Like the common tailorbird, they too make sweet and pleasing sounds. 

So far, the Grey-hooded warbler can be easily spotted in their habitats, thus they don't come under threatened birds; however, constant destruction to their habitats is a cause of concern. We can find them acros…

Black-Winged Stilt Pictures and Detail (A Bird with Narrow and Tall legs)

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Black-Winged Stilt Pictures and Detail
Today, I will talk about a bird with tall and narrow legs. Recently, I found a bird which was moving very slowly through bushes and searching for insects in the water. So, I decided to take its pictures and zoomed my lens on it. First, I thought that this bird may be related to Red-wattled Lapwing; however, on close inspection, I found that the legs of this birds are much narrow and taller than the Red-wattled Lapwing. With some efforts, I got some of its pictures and later found that the name of the bird is Black-winged Stilt. 

Black-winged Stilt is a member of Stilt family and we can find them in a wide range. They are also known by the names of Common Stilt and Pled Stilt. Their scientific name is Himantopus himantopus. We can 5 to 7 sub species of these birds. Black-winged Stilt is mainly found in Europe and most parts of Asia. I found these birds very quiet in nature and they mostly move alone except in mating season. 



They can grow up to 33 to…

Indian Spotted Eagle Pictures and Detail (Vulnerable Bird Specie)

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Indian Spotted Eagle Pictures and Detail- 
I love all types of birds and it is always a great experience to take pictures of birds. However, people don't consider some of birds good for them because they consider that these birds bring bad luck. The same is true for Indian Spotted Eagle, when I was taking its pictures, a few people told me that it is not good to view it and it may cause bad luck. I didn't listen to them and took these pictures. 



When I saw these pictures of the Spotted Eagle on my laptop, then I found a beautiful creature of God and I fell in love with it. Why we still consider some of birds like owls, eagles, bats etc as bad birds to humans. They are integral part of our ecosystem and They are very innocent and never cause any harm to humans. In the modern world, we need to shed these false beliefs and start respecting all creatures of God. At present, Indian Spotted Eagle is put in the category of vulnerable birds because of their small and decreasing populat…

Black-Throated Bushtit (Tit) Pictures and Detail (Aegithalos concinnus)

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Black-Throated Bushtit (Tit) Pictures and Detail-

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The best part of bird photography is to meet new birds daily and learn more about their lives. Observing a small bird and then taking its pictures is a very adventurous job. Taking pictures of small birds like Tits is a difficult job because they don't stay in the same place for a long time. 





Black-throated Tit is the fourth Tit bird, I am going to share with you. Earlier, I shared with you Cinereous Tit, Great Tit and Himalayan black-lored tit. Tit birds are small passerine birds and they belong to the family of birds Aegithalidae. The scientific name of Black-throated Bishtit is Aegithalos concinnus. Due to the small size of Tit birds, we sometimes do not notice them, but by following their sweet voice, we can find them. 



I met the Black-throated Tit near Baijnath town of Himachal Pradesh. We can find this tit in the foothills of Himalayas from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Vietnam, China and Taiwan.  Black-throated T…

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…