Monthly Archive: April 2012

Little Cormorant

Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) The smallest cormorant species found naturally in India, these Little Cormorants are just like any other cormorant species, swimming and diving in to feed on fish. They spend much of...

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Common Tailorbird

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) Tailorbirds are very famous in India especially amongst children, with stories of their fascinating stitching skills which rival that of best tailors. They first stitch a big leaf in form...

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Crimson Sunbird

Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) Named after their most prominent looking color, Crimson Sunbirds are nectar feeders mistaken by many as hummingbirds in India which are never found outside of Americas in nature!! The flamboyant...

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Taiga Flycatcher

Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) Very small birds, almost completely hidden from eye sight because of the surroundings. These are mainly winter visitors, but surprisingly they are still seen inside the campus when most of...

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Red Wattled Lapwing

Red Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) These Lapwings are very very vigilant and noisy. Trust me when I say noisy as I had first hand experience as I ventured near them to take some photographs...

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Cinnamon Bittern

Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Bitterns are very rarely seen, but always heard easily when we stray close enough. Most of the times, they behave as if they are in stealth mode, hunting solely...

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