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Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) complete detail

Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) complete detail. Description of Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris). Classification of Black Shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris). Habit and habitat of Black Shouldered Kite. The black shouldered kite occurs in open woodland, grassland and farmland, particularly in areas with scattered trees. This species can also be found on coastal sand dunes, particularly in the south and west of its …

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Green bee eater (Merops orientalis) complete detail – updated

Green bee eater (Merops orientalis) complete detail – updated. Description of Green bee eater (Merops orientalis). Local name – Bahira popat. Classification of Green bee eater (Merops orientalis). Habit and habitat of Green bee eater (Merops orientalis). The little green bee-eater predominantly inhabits arid woodlands with scattered trees and bare soil or sand. The green bee eater is mostly bronze-green, with golden-green crown and nape, …

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Hill myna (Gracula religiosa) complete detail – updated

Hill myna (Gracula religiosa) complete detail – updated. Description of Hill myna (Gracula religiosa). Classification of Hill myna (Gracula religiosa). Habit and habitat of Hill myna. They prefer jungles, evergreen, and wet deciduous forests. They occurs in moist or semi-evergreen forest in lowlands,  hills and mountains.  Upper parts are green-glossed black, with bright orange-yellow patches of naked skin and fleshy wattles on the side of …

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State bird of Kerala (Great hornbill) – complete detail – updated

State bird of Kerala (Great hornbill) – complete detail – updated. Description of State bird of Kerala. Name of State bird of Kerala is Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis). Generally found in the canopy of the rainforest and wet, tall, evergreen forests. They can find shelter in the holes of the trees, and may cover large areas of the forest in a single day in search of food. …

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White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) – Complete detail

White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) – Complete detail – updated. Description of White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens). Classification of White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens). Local name of White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) is Bhujanga.  Habit and habitat of White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens). Generally, inhabits well-wooded deciduous tracts, bamboos, light forests, hill and plain, and avoids cultivation and treeless country as well as heavy evergreen forest. These birds are particularly found in bamboo and thin tree jungle. The tail …

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White-winged wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata) complete detail

White-winged wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata) complete detail – updated. Description of White-winged wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata). Classification of White-winged wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata). Habit and habitat of White-winged wood duck. They occur in dense tropical evergreen forests. Roosting and nesting, usually in tree-holes. Size between 65 cm to 82 cm. The weight of adult male is between 2.8 kg. to 4.2 kg. and the weight of adult …

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Pictures of the eggs of Peacock (Pavo cristatus) Mor

Pictures of the eggs of Peacock (Pavo cristatus) Mor. Peacock is the national bird of India. The local name of Peacock is Mor. These pictures are taken from Nai-Ka-Nath Bassi, Rajasthan. Age of sexual maturity is 2 years for male camel and 3 years female peacock. On average, males usually mate with up to 4-7 different females every breeding season. The female peacock …

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Description of Himalayan monal – Lophophorus impejanus

Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus) Complete detail. Description of Himalayan monal – Lophophorus impejanus. Classification of Himalayan monal. Habit and habitat of Himalayan monal. They prefer open, coniferous or mixed forests resplendent with rhododendron and bamboo. Himalayan monal is a colorful bird. Size of adult Himalayan monal is between 60 to 72 cm. The weight of adult is between 1.70 to 2.40 kg. The male Himalayan monal look …

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Asian pied starling (Gracupica contra) complete detail – updated

Asian pied starling (Gracupica contra) complete detail – updated. Description and classification of Asian pied starling (Gracupica contra). Habit and habitat Asian pied starling. Asian pied starling, usually found in small groups mainly on the plains and low foothills. Asian pied starling has a yellowish bill with a bright orange-red base. Asian pied starling is strikingly marked in black and white, with long legs. The flight is …

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Crested bunting (Melophus lathami) Yuvaraaj – complete detail

Crested bunting (Melophus lathami) Yuvaraaj – complete detail. Crested bunting (Melophus lathami) complete detail. Classification of Crested bunting (Melophus lathami). Habit and habitat of Crested bunting. Crested bunting generally found in Open, bush and rock-covered mountainsides, open country sometimes also cultivation. Distribution of Crested bunting. Local name of Crested bunting (Melophus lathami) is Yuvaraaj. Female is paler and browner than male, with shorter crest and less chestnut in wings …

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