Sunday, April 26, 2009

Indian Robin (The Female)

Fig.The Female Robin

The female Indian Robin is uniform ashy brown in color and about the same size as the male.This picture is the female partner of the male in my previous post. Both are engaged in feeding their chicks.The feed in the beak is clearly visible.I love watching these bird.Enjoy the beauty of nature.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Indian Robin ( The Male)

Species : Saxicoloides fulicata
Family : Muscicapidae
Size : Slightly larger than sparrow

The Male Indian Robins are 15 cm (6 inches) long, glossy black with a white shoulder patch .Black plumage set off by a white shoulder patch and chestnut red under the root of the tail. Race cambaiensis of western India and erythrura of eastern India have the males with brown backs.It generally throws it's tail up over the back and never let it come down.Look the picture how the black colors shines in the bright sunlight.The bird is so beautiful to watch.This is the beauty of bird watching.This photograph is taken when the male is bringing food for feeding it's chicks.You can see the feed on it's beak.This is the beauty of nature to watch.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Arboreal Bird


Species: Megalaima haemacephala

Family: Megalaimidae

Size: Slightly larger than Sparrow

The Coppersmith is brightly coloured grass green bird with a black-bordered yellow face with black eye stripes, crimson red forecrown and throat patch. Bill stout and dark. Underparts yellowish-green, diffusely streaked with darker green. The sexes are alike. It is somewhat larger than a sparrow and about 17 cm. It is a plump bird, with a short neck and large head. The short, truncated tail is distinctively triangular in flight.

They are entirely arboreal bird and never descend to ground.The name barbet refers to the bristles or barbs fringing its heavy bill.

The call is a loud rather metallic tuk…tuk…tuk , reminiscent of a copper sheet being beaten, giving the bird its name. Repeated monotonously for long periods.While uttering them the bird bobs its head from side to side producing a curious ventriloquistic effect.

This is the wonder of Nature.Look the photograph of this bird.How beautiful it is.Bird watching keep you close to nature and you can feel the beauty through these beautiful winged wonders.