A lone Red-wattled Lapwing (Scientific name: Vanellus indicus) was seen foraging in the wasteland in the residential colony. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
A Black Drongo (Scientific name: Dicrurus macrocercus) makes a pretty picture as it keeps a sharp eye out for edibles flying around. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
Red-rumped Swallow (Scientific name: Cecropis daurica) chicks waiting patiently for parents to come and feed them. I saw the parents making many feeding trips. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
These are the birds I saw in the few hours I was at Kalamassery. I heard a White-cheeked Barbet though I did not see it (which is why it is not in this list). It’s a pity I didn’t see any of them cute munias.
Imagine my happiness when I saw a Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Scientific name: Dicrurus paradiseus) in flight. Of course, I stood there grinning and only thought of clicking once it had alighted on the a coconut tree in the vicinity. Clicked at Kalamassery in May/2017.
From now on I am going to put a list on here every month, of the birds I have seen in and around my house. This is for the month of April.
The number has come down drastically with so many trees having been cut and bushes uprooted. I hope the rains will bring around more of them.
Black-rumped Flameback or Lesser Goldenback (Scientific name: Dinopium benghalense) pecking at the coconut tree trunk. Clicked at Trivandrum in April/2017.
The permanent resident hereabouts, that is apart from the crows, is the Rufous Treepie (Scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda). Sometimes it brings along a friend, otherwise it mostly makes a solo appearance. Clicked at Trivandrum in April/2017.
After a long time, a Red-whiskered Bulbul (Scientific name: Pycnonotus jocosus) condescended to grace the locality and sing for us. What with so many trees having been cut, and bushes cleared, most of them had disappeared to greener areas. It was good to have one of them back! Clicked at Trivandrum in April/2017.
An Oriental Magpie Robin (Scientific name: Copsychus saularis) on the electric wire outside my window. The oriental magpie-robin is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher.
Towards the end of the video you can hear the impatient dog barking. The frightened bird flies away. Recorded at Trivandrum in Aug/2014.