Scaly-Breasted Munia

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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 following shots were taken from front balcony of my home.

The adult has a stubby dark bill typical of grain eating birds, brown upperparts and a dark brown head. The underparts are white with dark scale markings. The sexes are similar, although males have darker markings on the underside and a darker throat than females. (Wikipedia)

Scaly-Breasted Munia

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Rose-Ringed Parakeet

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

They are also called ring-necked parakeet. This bird is sexually dimorphic. Male have a red-black ring around the neck while female and young ones of both sexes miss that ring ( or have grey colored ring). Both have distinctive green color in wild. (Other colors in captured breeds possible.)

Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Male)

Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Female)

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Eurasian Hoopoe

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

Observed this particular bird only once on 6th April 2021. It was foraging on ground. Thanks to Ruhaan (my 2 year old) for bringing my attention to the bird by saying ‘baba, chiu’ repeatedly :-).

Male and Female of these species look similar.

Eurasian Hoopoe

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Sunbird feeding its young…

Today, while birding around my house, I spotted this purple sunbird chick. She (or he? I will refer by she hereafter) was waiting for her mother to come and feed her. I found her behavior cute and kept observing for some time. Tried to click some pictures too. Writing this bit to note all that down.

The wait for food is difficult. The chick was impatiently moving around while waiting.

At the sight of mother or father, she would start flapping its wings and start chirping. (A lot like human child?)

Mother feeding the chick by putting the bill in mouth of the chick. Is it nectar or insects? I couldn’t make it.

Chick adjusts its mouth for efficiently consuming what mother brought for her.

After feeding, mom is off again for another round.

Chick and dad in intense discussion.

Now it’s dads turn to feed. And it continued again and again. More pics in slideshow below.

More pics of purple sunbird https://rupeshghagi.in/2021/01/31/purple-sunbird/

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Purple-Rumped 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).

These beautiful small bird have a medium sized, thin, down curved bill and tubular tongue specially adapted to collect nectar from flowers. Males have dark maroon upper side with blue-green crown and purple rump patch.

Purple-Rumped Sunbird (Male)

Purple-Rumped Sunbird (Female)

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Common Iora

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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 clicked pictures are of female and non-breeding male which looks similar. Read about the breeding male which have black cap, but couldn’t spot it. (Update: So finally spotted Common Iora Breeding Male on 7th March 2021 on tree in front of house. See updated pictures.)

Common Iora (Female or Non-Breeding Male)
Common Iora (Breeding Male)

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Black Redstart

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

I clicked this bird around 20 days ago and waited to see if I could spot female too. But no luck yet. Will update accordingly.

Black Redstart (Male)

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