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Rufous Babbler (Turdoides subrufa)
Near Kallar Vattiyar, Kerala
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Rufous Babbler is a not so common bird endemic to the Sahyadri range (Western Ghats). Their main habitats are places with thick forest cover. Also found in clearings with tall grasses. Like other babblers, they are usually found in groups.

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Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Thattekad, Kerala
Nikon D7100, 200-500mm

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Brown Shrike is a winter visitor in south India. With a size of 19cm, it is smaller than the Long-tailed Shrike. Forest edges and open areas like cultivation lands are its important habitats.

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Plum-headed Parakeet – Psittacula cyanocephala
Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu

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Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus)
Munnar, Kerala, India

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Photo of the Nilgiri Flycatcher, a highly endemic and nearly threatened bird but often spotted in Munnar and surroundings.

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Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
Masinagudi, TN, India

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Long-tailed Shrikes are generally found in open habitats. They belong to the family Laniidae are widely distributed in Asia.

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Nilgiri Pipit (Anthus nilghiriensis)
Munnar, Kerala, India - Feb 2017

Nilgiri Pipit is a globally threatened species endemic to the Western Ghats of southern India. Grasslands are their main habitats.

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Brown-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa muttui)
Cheruvally, Kerala, India

Brown-breasted Flycatcher migrates to southern India from the Northeast during winter. The pale legs helps to distinguish it from the almost similar Asian Brown Flycatcher, which has dark legs.

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Black-and-Orange Flycatcher (Ficedula nigrorufa)
Munnar, Kerala - Feb 2017

Black-and-Orange Flycatcher is endemic to the higher altitude regions of southern India. The one in this photo is a male. The female has brown color instead of black. The species is 'Near Threatened' according to IUCN.

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Nilgiri Thrush (Zoothera neilgherriensis) - bird video.

Nilgiri Thrush is endemic to the Western Ghats and found in evergreen and shola forest habitats. With a size of around 25cm, it has heavily scaled plumage.

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