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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Yellow-footed green pigeon

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

It is state bird of Maharashtra and it is called hola or hariyal(हरियाल) in marathi. Really mesmerizing beauty. Observed in for first time on 5th March 2021. Clicked these photos from my terrace.

Yellow-footed green pigeon

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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/

Thanks for reading.

White-Browed Wagtail

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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 initially mistook it for White Wagtail (Masked), but its different. Also a small note that the birds around my house, I observed in January and February 2021 to be around 40 species. I will try to compile the list once. I should also keep observing for different seasons.

White-Browed Wagtail