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    ID help for a locustella warbler - India

    Posting a locustella warbler that I have sighted in West Bengal, eastern India, in Dec 2020. It has been suggested to me as a Spotted Bush Warbler by a group of Indian experts, but after seeing various media online about Spotted and Baikal Bush Warblers, now I am not at all sure about the...
  2. The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch

    The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch

    The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia and is popular as a cage bird due to the colourful plumage of the males in their breeding season. It breeds in the...
  3. The streak-throated woodpecker

    The streak-throated woodpecker

    A medium-sized, green woodpecker with streaked throat and scaly whitish underparts. Green above with yellowish rump, white supercilia and white and black moustache. Crown red in male, blackish in female. Tail dark and plain. Small, dark bill.
  4. RED WATTLED LAPWING

    RED WATTLED LAPWING

    The red-wattled lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae. It has characteristic loud alarm calls which are variously rendered as did he do it or pity to do it leading to colloquial names like the did-he-do-it bird. Usually seen in pairs or small...
  5. ZITTING CISTICOLA

    ZITTING CISTICOLA

    The zitting cisticola or streaked fantail warbler, is widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa, and southern Asia down to northern Australia.
  6. RED ADAVAT (MALE) OR STRAWBERRY FINCH OR RED MUNIA

    RED ADAVAT (MALE) OR STRAWBERRY FINCH OR RED MUNIA

    The red avadavat, red munia or strawberry finch (Amandava amandava) is a sparrow-sized bird of the Estrildidae family. It is found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia. It breeds in the Indian Subcontinent in the monsoon season. The species name of amandava and the common name of...
  7. Coppersmith Barbet - Different Moods

    Coppersmith Barbet - Different Moods

    This picture was taken at the Rabindra Sarobar Lake in Kolkata, India. Was fortunate to find the Barbet at the same spot for quite some time and caught the beautifully colored bird in different moods.
  8. Evening Cityscape

    Evening Cityscape

    Sunset in the city of Joy - Kolkata,India.
  9. Plain Prinia Split

    Plain Prinia Split

    A inhabitant of the marshy grasslands the Plain Prinia is seen here at dusk doing a split.
  10. Indian Nightjar

    Indian Nightjar

  11. Zebra Crossing? No, driving Goats in Kolkata

    Zebra Crossing? No, driving Goats in Kolkata

    Does this happen in your home town? Certainly doesn't here in the UK, but having said that having 'freedom of the city' in many places in Britain meant you could in theory drive your sheep down the main street. They still do drive their goats in this city in India (Calcutta)...
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