Jungle Babbler


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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

These birds reminded me of game ‘Angry Birds’. I saw 7-8 Jungle Babblers moving together and foraging. They are also known as ‘Saat Bhai’ (Seven Brothers) in Indian Subcontinent. They are really noisy. Flack can be identified from a distance with harsh mewing, chattering and chirping. They have short flight. Today evening I watched the flock on move. From tree at the back of house it landed on rear parapet wall, took a flight till front parapet wall and then to a tree in open place in front of house.

Male and female of this species are identical.

Jungle Babbler
Jungle Babbler

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Black Drongo


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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

Male and female of this brave, bold and beautiful species looks identical. It’s called ‘Kotwal'(कोतवाल) in Marathi.

Black Drongo

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Brown Rock Chat


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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

This is also known as Indian Chat. I initially mistook it for Female Indian Robin. After reading, I knew the difference mainly of the reddish vent in Indian Robin which is missing in Indian Chat. More clicks are in form of slideshow at end.

This bird also stays in abandoned buildings apart from natural habitats. (Further reading and research needed.)

Brown Rock Chat

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Oriental Magpie-Robin

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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

The upperparts, head and throat of male are black and there is a white shoulder patch. The underparts and the sides of the long tail are white. Females are greyish black above and greyish white. 

Oriental Magpie-Robin (Male)
Oriental Magpie-Robin (Female)

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Asian Koel

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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

The Asian Koel is a large and long-tailed bird of cuckoo family and like many of its kin is brood parasite which lays it’s eggs in nest of crows or other hosts. These host birds raise Asian Koels young ones (Yes. That’s right.) The male is shiny bluish-black, with a pale greenish grey bill, the iris is crimson, and it has grey legs. The female is brownish on the crown. The back and wing coverts are dark brown with white spots. The underparts are stripped whitish.

The male I clicked had mud or something attached around its bill. So please thy to visualize Koel without it.

Asian Koel (Female)
Asian Koel (Male)

I will try and click better pic of male. Stay tuned for more.

More pictures clicked on 7th March 2021.

Ashy Prinia

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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

Ashy Prinia is also known as Ashy Wren-Warbler. Male and female looks similar.

The Ashy Prinia may be identified by an ashy-colored head, greyish-brown back and yellowish underpart. It has an upright tail (with white edges) and red eyes. Some birds may have white eyebrow (called supercilium).

Ashy Prinia

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Indian Robin


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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

The male is mainly black with a white shoulder patch or stripe whose visible extent can vary with posture. The northern population have brownish upper plumage and towards south is mostly completely black. Male have chestnut colored vent which is paler in female. Females are brownish above.

Indian Robin (Male)
Indian Robin (Female)

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Purple Sunbird


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These clicks are taken from various locations from 10 feet to 100 feet from my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

The first very beautiful picture is of breeding male (yes. according to web resources there is another male called eclipse male or non breeding male). So I might have made mistake in identifying eclipse male and female of the species. Still, you will surely enjoy the pictures.

Purple Sunbird (Breeding Male)
Purple Sunbird (Female Baby or Non-breeding male) ( need suggestions?)
Purple Sunbird (Female)

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White Throated Kingfisher

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The first pic was clicked from window of Disha Edupoint (150 ft from my home) in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur).

Update: Latest pics (clear and good ones) are clicked from home (rear balcony).

It is also called White Breasted Kingfisher. The male and female looks identical according to web-resources.

White Throated Kingfisher

Coincidently, very next day of clicking this picture in Warora, this beautiful kingfisher was the bird I observed in Tuli Veer Bagh Resort in Bandra, Deolapar. Below is the picture of that. 

White Throated Kingfisher (In Tuli Veer Bagh Resort)

Here are some more pics from both the locations, home in Warora and resort near Pench in Bandra.

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