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Blue Throated Barbet


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Blue Throated Barbet This bird is so colorful that its hard to miss it when among the woods, but once inside dense foliage, no matter how hard you try, you wont be able to spot it. Perhaps … Continue reading

Common Tailorbird


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Common Tailorbird Tailorbirds are very famous in India especially amongst children, with stories of their fascinating stitching skills which rival that of best tailors. They first stitch a big leaf in form of a container in which … Continue reading

Crimson Sunbird


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Crimson Sunbird Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja) Named after their most prominent looking color, Crimson Sunbirds are nectar feeders mistaken by many as hummingbirds in India which are never found outside of Americas in nature!! The flamboyant crimson … Continue reading

Taiga Flycatcher


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Taiga Flycatcher Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) Very small birds, almost completely hidden from eye sight because of the surroundings. These are mainly winter visitors, but surprisingly they are still seen inside the campus when most of the … Continue reading

Red Wattled Lapwing


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Red-wattled Lapwing Red Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) These Lapwings are very very vigilant and noisy. Trust me when I say noisy as I had first hand experience as I ventured near them to take some photographs and … Continue reading

Cinnamon Bittern


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Cinnamon Bittern Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Cinnamon Bitterns are very rarely seen, but always heard easily when we stray close enough. Most of the times, they behave as if they are in stealth mode, hunting solely for … Continue reading

Birds checklist of IIT Guwahati


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Birds checklist of IIT Guwahati A total of 134 species across 45 families were spotted by me in Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati over a span of 4 years. Though this list is not yet exhaustive, I … Continue reading

Asian Barred Owlet


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Asian Barred Owlet Asian Barred Owlet¬† (Glaucidium cuculoides) Owlets are small or pygmy owls and generally found most active after dusk. But Asian Barred Owlets are surprisingly diurnal.! Found only in Indo-Malayan Ecozone, in all my sightings … Continue reading

Eurasian Tree Sparrow


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Eurasian Tree-sparrow Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) This species surprised me the most when I first spotted them. I always thought them to be some regular-seen-by-the-window Sparrows, but one day I observed that they had no bald … Continue reading

Green-billed Malkoha


I have moved to a new home http://sillyreflections.com See you there! You can read this article directly here: Green-billed Malkoha Green-billed Malkoha (Rhopodytes tristis) Green billed Malkoha is certainly the bird that was most difficult for me to photograph. Very very shy and always deep inside canopies, they are difficult to spot, let alone taking … Continue reading

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