Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka. Jan 16.
Blue Beautiful Bird. Passage migrant in North India and winter visitor to South India. Interestingly, Rosy Starling flocks take 2-3 months for the migration.
Omnivorous. Feeds on fruits, nectar and insects as well.
_"The tabular form of the Sanskrit letters is due to the two parameters (point of articulation and aspiration) at the basis of the sounds, and Mendeleev must have recognized that ratios/valency and atomic weight likewise defined a two-dimensional basis for the elements.
Convinced that the analogy was fundamental, Mendeleev theorized that the gaps that lay in his table must correspond to undiscovered elements. For his predicted eight elements, he used the prefixes of eka, dvi, and tri (Sanskrit one, two, three) in their naming."_
North Bengaluru Outskirts, Karnataka. Jan 2016.
Finally managed to spot the elusive bird. First time spotted at Hesaraghatta (thanks to fellow birders), but it flew off before I could get photo. Luckily got a shot later in the day.
Coppersmith is named after its call.. tung tung tung (likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer).. which is helpful in spotting. Interestingly though, in this case, we spotted this not because of its call, but since it was digging into the wood (we thought that it was woodpecker) to make a hole for its nest.
Barbets are mainly feed on fruits. Resident across India.
Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka. Jan 2016.
Resident across India, mainly in the plains.
Has a crest on head (barely visible in the photo) which distinguishes it from other Bushlarks. Also has as white strip above eye.
It sings when perched, hence the name.
Kaikondrahalli Lake, Bengaluru. Jan 16.
A cuckoo that looks like a hawk, very similar to Shikra. Resident across India. Brood paradise, lays its eggs in babbler's nest.
Feeds mainly on insects and are specialised feeders that can handle hairy caterpillars. Caterpillar guts often contain toxins and like many cuckoos they remove the guts by pressing the caterpillar and rubbing it on a branch before swallowing it. (Wiki)
Hanumanagundi Falls, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka.
(Excuse the blur image)
Very interesting bird that migrates between NE and Western Ghats . Spends summers in NE hills (breeding season) and migrates to Western Ghats during winters.
Identification points are - Yellow feet, prominent eye ring, white chin and throat, and white strip between eye and beak.
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