HORNBILL AT DUSK

HORNBILL AT DUSK The many species of wild figs are one of the most favourite diets of Hornbills. Small orange figs blend within a dramatic orange backdrop, while a silhouetted…

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ULUGURU BUSH SHRIKE

ULUGURU BUSH SHRIKE The Uluguru Bush Shrike (Malaconotus alius) has hardly ever been photographed in the wild and is regarded as the rarest of all birds of Africa. These critically…

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IN THE MORNING MIST

IN THE MORNING MIST Over 90 species of kingfishers are spread across the tropical and temperate regions of the world, while India is home to about 12 species.¬†One of my…

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GREAT HORNBILL

GREAT HORNBILL Hornbills share a unique nesting behaviour. The female hornbill seals herself within a tree cavity during the entire nesting process, and the male makes numerous forays into the…

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COPPERSMITH BARBET

COPPERSMITH BARBET It is hard not to spot a Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus), in any of the fruiting fig trees, as figs form their most favorite diet. Though patterned with…

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FIRE-TAILED SUNBIRD

FIRE-TAILED SUNBIRD SEQUENCE An inhabitant of the high-altitude Rhododendron forests in the Himalayas, the Fire-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga ignicauda) is one of the 12 species of sunbirds found in India. Although…

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BROWN-HEADED PARADISE KINGFISHER

BROWN-HEADED PARADISE KINGFISHER A group of tree kingfishers characterized by their elegant long tail streamers represent the eight species of Paradise Kingfishers of the world. Amongst them, endemic to the…

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