DigitalFrescos Photography
Feb 17
Navrangi, Thattekad
This bird is also called as Navrangi. Breeding in the forests of the Himalayas, hills of central and western India, they migrate to other parts of the peninsula in winter. Although very colorful, they are usually shy and hidden in the undergrowth where they hop and pick insects on the forest floor. They are called as Aaru mani Kuruvi in Tamil. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Grey Wagtail, Thattekad
As their name implies they keep wagging their tails. They breed around running water and in winters they can be seen around lakes and water bodies. They are classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Golden Oriole, Thattekad
The Indian golden oriole is very similar to the Eurasian golden oriole but has more yellow in the tail and has a paler shade of red in the iris and bill. The male has the black eye stripe extending behind the eye. It feeds on fruits, nectar and insects. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Golden Fronted leaf bird – Male
The adult is green-bodied with a black face and throat bordered with yellow. Is has dark brown irises and blackish feet and bill.It has a yellowish orange forehead and blue moustachial line (but lacks the blue flight feathers and tail sides of blue-winged leafbird). Young birds have a plain green head and lack the black on their face and throat. The black of the face and throat appears slightly duller in females. It feeds on fruit berries and insects and is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Golden fronted leaf bird female
The adult is green-bodied with a black face and throat bordered with yellow. Is has dark brown irises and blackish feet and bill.It has a yellowish orange forehead and blue moustachial line (but lacks the blue flight feathers and tail sides of blue-winged leafbird). Young birds have a plain green head and lack the black on their face and throat. The black of the face and throat appears slightly duller in females. It feeds on fruit berries and insects and is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Golden browed bulbul, Thattekad
It is also called as Golden browed bulbul. An yellow and olive bird that has a distinct yellow brow and consequently the name. It is a forest canopy dwelling bird and found in the western ghats of India and Srilanka. They primarily feed on insects and berries, it is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Srilankan Frogmouth, Thattekad
This bird is related to night jars and is a nocturnal bird. It is not disturbed even if you approach closely. It prefers a specific roosting spot and is found there for months together. This species is found in the Western Ghats of southwest India and Sri Lanka. Its habitat is tropical forest, usually with dense undergrowth. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Crimson-backed sunbird – Male
The crimson-backed sunbird or small sunbird is a sunbird endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Like other sunbirds, they feed mainly on nectar although they take insects, especially to feed their young. They are tiny birds that are resident and are found in forests but are particularly attracted to gardens at the edge of the forest where people grow suitable flower-bearing plants. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 17
Brown wood owl, Thattekad
This species is very nocturnal, but it can often be located by the small birds that mob it while it is roosting in a tree. It feeds mainly on small mammals, birds, and reptiles.his species is a part of the family of owls known as typical owls (Strigidae), which contains most species of owl. It belongs to the earless owl genus Strix. It is classified as Least concern by IUCN.
Feb 13
Blyth’s Starling, Thattekad
The Malabar white-headed starling or white-headed myna is a member of the starling family of perching birds.It is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 13
Blue throated blue flycatcher – Male, Thattekad
The habitat of this species is a thicker forest than other species of flycatchers. The blue-throated flycatcher is found in much of the Indian Subcontinent, all through the Himalayas, the plains and Western Ghats of India in the winter. This is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Feb 13
Yellow wattled lapwing, Bangalore
This is a bird endemic to Indian subcontinent. Unlike red-wattled lapwing found around water bodies yellow wattled lapwing is found on drier area. Yellow-wattled lapwing mainly feeds on termites, beetles and other invertebrates from the ground. This is classified as least concern by IUCN.
Yellow browed bulbul, Masinagudi
It is also called as Golden browed bulbul. An yellow and olive bird that has a distinct yellow brow and consequently the name. It is a forest canopy dwelling bird and found in the western ghats of India and Srilanka. They primarily feed on insects and berries, it is classified as least concern by IUCN.