Category Archives: Birds

Shrike

Shrike Interesting facts about Shrike Shrikes are known for their habit of catching insects and small vertebrates and impaling their bodies on thorns. This helps them to tear the flesh into smaller, more conveniently-sized fragments, and serves as a cache … Continue reading

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Amazing Facts: The Common Kingfisher

Amazing Facts: The Common Kingfisher The Common Kingfisher hunts from a perch 1–2 m (3–6 ft) above the water, on a branch, post or riverbank, bill pointing down as it searches for prey. It bobs its head when food is … Continue reading

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Grey Hornbills Pune

Grey Hornbills Pune They are about 24 inches long. The upper parts are greyish brown and there is a slight trace of a pale super-cilium. The ear coverts are darker. The flight feathers of the wing are dark brown and … Continue reading

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White Throated Kingfisher

White Throated Kingfisher This is a large kingfisher, 28 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large … Continue reading

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Sunbird Pu La Deshpande Garden

Sunbird Pu La Deshpande Garden Sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch … Continue reading

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Swallow

Swallow Did you know? The body shape of swallows allows them to have a very efficient flight, the shape costs 50-75% less for swallows than equivalent passerines of the same size. Swallows usually forage at around 30–40 km/h, although they … Continue reading

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Asian Openbill Stork Bhigwan

Asian Openbill Stork Bhigwan The Asian Openbill or Asian Openbill Stork, is a large wading bird. Asian Openbill Stork is a broad-winged soaring bird, which relies on moving between thermals of hot air for sustained flight. Like all storks, (unlike … Continue reading

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The Common Hoopoe

The Common Hoopoe Did you know? The Hoopoes have well-developed anti-predators defences in the nest. The uropygial gland of the incubating and brooding female is quickly modified to produce a foul-smelling liquid, and the glands of nestlings do so as … Continue reading

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Heron

Heron The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds. There are 64 recognized species in this family. Interesting Fact: Some species of heron , such as the Little Egret and Grey Heron, have been documented using bait in order to … Continue reading

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Black Drongo

Black Drongo Did you know? Drongos are aggressive and fearless birds, and although only 28–cm (11–in) in length, they attack much larger species that enter their nesting territory, including crows and birds of prey. This behavior led to their former … Continue reading

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