Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Red whiskered bulbul

Red whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus).

They feed on a variety of fruits, insects, and flower buds.

Red vented bulbul

Red vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer).

They feed on fruit, nectar, and insects.

Common mynah

Common mynah (Acridotheres tristis).

They forage on the ground for insects. They also feed on fruits and discarded waste from human settlement.

Yellow billed babbler

Yellow billed babbler (Turdoides affinis).

They feed mainly on insects and also fruits.

White-breasted kingfisher

White-breasted kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis).

They mainly eat insects, rodents, snakes, fish, and frogs.

Small green bee eater

Small green bee eater (Merops orientalis).

They are richly coloured and slender birds. They eat insects, especially bees, wasps, and ants.

Eurasian Golden Oriole (male)

Eurasian Golden Oriole (male).

As you can see, the male bird has more striking colours than the female bird.

Eurasian Golden Oriole (female)

Eurasian Golden Oriole, female (Oriolus oriolus).

They feed on insects, and fruits found in the tree canopies. They are shy birds and are difficult to see.