Monthly Archive: May 2012

Black-hooded Oriole

Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus) Orioles are strikingly yellow birds with Black-hooded Orioles having a black hood which separates them from rest of the orioles. Seen inside the deep canopies in our campus, the first...

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Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) The name Cattle Erget itself indicates that these birds have a close relationship with cattle, the insects disturbed by the cattle hooves are eaten by these birds. They are capable...

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White Wagtail

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) White Wagtails are a popular winter visitor throughout India, catching the looks many casual bird watchers. The characteristic wagging tail is the most striking feature of this bird in black...

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White-browed Wagtail

White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis) White-browed Wagtails are the only species of Wagtails that can be found throughout the year in India while all the others are only winter visitors. As the common name suggests...

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Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) These are the smallest of all Plovers found in India, almost invisible against the backdrop of dry arid landscape. The shape of Little Ringed Plover looks like any typical...

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Indian Robin

Indian Robin (Saxicola fulicatus) Having frequently spotted Oriental Magpie Robins back in our beautiful campus of IIT Guwahati, it is a delight to see Indian Robins in our backyard in Hyderabad. Both these birds...

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Asian Koel

Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus) Perhaps the most famous bird in India after Peacock, Asian Koels have been known since the ancient days of Vedas. Captivating listeners with their enchanting songs, Koels find place in...

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