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Chestnut-tailed Starling

Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica) Chestnut-tailed starlings are perched birds with very neatly combed long hair on their heads which gives them an attention grabbing look, add to that some very fast movements in a...

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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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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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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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