Plum-Headed Parakeet

Post is part of the project- Birds in the neighborhood. | Bird 02

These pics are clicked from road in front of my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur)

A beautiful parakeet; males have a plum-colored head while females have grayish-blue head. The first click is of male and second one of female. Some more photos are in form of slideshow.

Plum Headed Parakeet – Male
Plum Headed Parakeet – Female

I will try and add more information like description, sound etc. in future. You are welcome to add it in form of comments too.

Thanks and follow for more updates and more birds.

Black-Headed Cuckooshrike

Post is part of the project- Birds in the neighborhood. | Bird 01

These pics are clicked from rear balcony of my home in Warora (Dist: Chandrapur)

Initially, I mistook male and female for two different species, but the doubt was resolved after careful observation and reading. So let me start with one pic for each and others will be in form of slideshow at last.

Black-Headed Cuckooshrike ( Male )
Black-Headed Cuckooshrike ( Female )

I will try and add more information like description, sound etc. in future. You are welcome to add it in form of comments too.

Thanks and follow for more updates and more birds.

Birds in the neighborhood.

My mother keeps some grains and water for birds in balcony and windows. Spotting a very beautiful bird from previously unknown (to me) species have happened quite often. On one Sunday in January 2021, I spend the lazy morning patiently observing the birds around my home and to my surprise, I estimated the number of species to exceed 20. As ‘environment’ is one of the 10 areas according to my proposed model of education, birdwatching was in my list of projects for students. Birdwatching is exciting and offers a chance to learn many skills and understand the nature and importance of coexistence.

So I though, why not try to document the birds in my neighborhood. I decided to cover area up to 200 meters from my house for the study and started to observe the birds and click photos. I am using google lens for initial identification of the species and then other resources to confirm the findings.

I will keep updating this page for more details about the project and will do a separate post for each bird. I won’t write comprehensive information but just photos and name of the species. Other information may or may not be posted.

Stay tuned for more…

Disha Learning Model | 01

I have identified the following 10 areas to be part of students overall growth, to be targeted by schooling/homeschooling or other methods till the age of 15. Achieving the learning goals is more important than the completion of syllabus. This calls for setting the learning expectations clearly for each of these areas.

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Language and Communication
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Economics and Financial Literacy
  • Civics and Social Sciences
  • Technology and Digital Literacy
  • Sports, Fitness and Nutrition
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Soft Skills