Common Myna

Common Mynas

Grasshopper Hunters

The Common Myna is brown with a black head. It has a yellow bill, legs and bare eye skin. These garrulous birds have wonderful, gregarious personalities and are much loved for their inimitable mimicry of human sounds. They are closely associated with human habitation.

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Nuthatch

Nuthatches

Nifty and Nimble

Nuthatches are easy birds to identify. If you see a bird creeping downward on a tree, it’s a Nuthatch. It is the only species that can “walk down a tree”. They are dumpy looking, robin-sized birds. Nuthatch plumage is steel-blue / grey above, white about the throat, rusty/buff on chest and belly, and with a bold, dark eye-stripe.

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Indian Golden Orioles

Indian Golden Orioles

Bright yellow but shy…

Indian Golden Oriole is a species of Oriole found in the Indian Subcontinent and Central Asia. The male Golden Oriole is an incredibly coloured bird, with striking yellow and jet black plumage.  They have a very distinct flute-like call, which can sometimes sound like their name “or-ee-ole”.

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Rock Pigeons

Rock Pigeons

The Messengers

A wild rock pigeon is pale grey in color and has two black bars on each wing. The chest is glossy yellowish, with greenish and reddish-purple iridescence along its neck and wing feathers. Rock pigeon is the wild ancestor of domestic pigeons the world over. Usually the male doves select the nest place and then ‘coo’ to attract a mate.

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Indian Parakeets

Indian Parakeet

Loving and affectionate

The common Indian Parakeet, in its natural setting, is apple green with the face, abdomen and under the wings a more yellowish-green. The hooked beak is red in colour with a black tip to the upper beak. In captivity, various mutations have been bred including blue, violet (very rare), white and yellow.

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