Category: Nature

Brown Shrike

Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) Brown Shrikes are the only species of Shrikes found naturally other than Long-tailed Shrikes and Grey-backed Shrikes. These birds arrive early winter every year and can be seen till late...

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Eurasian Coot

Eurasian Coot ( Fulica atra) Eurasian Coot is one of the most spread waterfowl found across the Old World and is easily recognized from its completely black body and white shield above its beak....

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Rufous Treepie

Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda) Rufous Treepie is the largest and by far the most common resident Treepie found in India and is found only in Indo-Malayan ecozone. These Treepies look a lot like Magpies...

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Plaintive Cuckoo

Plaintive Cuckoo ( Cacomantis merulinus ) Plaintive Cuckoos are one of the smaller Cuckoos found in India and are seen only in the eastern and northeastern parts of the country. These birds are not...

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Striated Grassbird

Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris) Striated Grassbirds are easily the largest Grassbirds found in India. The scientific name Megalurus palustris means Long-tailed Marsh living bird, thus explaining significantly about its habits and habitat and appearance....

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Jungle Babbler

Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata) Jungle Babblers are very noisy birds found all over India, including cities, suburbs, towns and villages! Belonging to the Babbler family, these birds make harsh kee-kee-keeĀ  sounds in such a...

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Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Common Kingfishers are amongst the three most common Kingfishers found all over India along with White-throated Kingfisher and Pied Kingfisher. Comparatively very small in Kingfishers, its their high pitched voice...

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Black-eared Kite

Black-eared Kite (Milvus migrans lineatus) Black-eared Kites are proposed species split of the Black Kites, which are permanent residents in Indian Sub-continent. These Black-eared Kites, which can be seen mainly in winters, have prominent...

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Painted Stork

Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) Painted Storks are found commonly at wetlands and plains in India. These large colorful birds are famous for the pink splash on their feathers (on tertials) and can be seen...

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Jungle Myna

Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus) Jungle Mynas are fast becoming a common sight outside their native range of lower Himalayas, east India and Western Ghats within India. Biologically very similar to its close relative and...

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