Thursday, August 28, 2008

Indian Treepie

Indian Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda).

They feed on fruits, reptiles, and small invertebrates.

Crimson breasted barbet

Crimson breasted barbet or Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala).

They feed on banyan, peepul, figs, insects, berries.

Grey spotted owlet

Grey spotted owlet (Athene brama).

They feed on insects and small vertebrates.

Pied kingfisher

Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).

They feed on fish, aquatic insects, and crustaceans.

Ashy Woodswallow

Ashy Woodswallow (Artamus fuscus).

They feed on insects.

Paddy field pipit

Paddy field pipit (Anthus rufulus).

They are insectivorous and are found in open habitats, especially in grasslands and cultivated areas.

River Tern

River Tern (Sterna aurantia).

They feed on fish, crustaceans, aquatic insects, and tadpoles.

Little Grebe

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis).

They feed on fish and aquatic invertebrates under water.

Eurasian Coot

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra).

They feed on variety of prey including the eggs of other water birds.

Greater Coucal

Greater Coucal or the Crow Pheasant (Centropus cinensis).

They feed on insects, caterpillars, and small vertebrates.

Purple-rumped sunbird (female)

Purple-rumped sunbird, female.

Their flight is fast and direct on their short wings.

Purple-rumped sunbird (male)

Purple-rumped sunbird, male (Leptocoma zeylonica)

They feed largely on nectar and also on insects.

Brahminy Kite

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

They feed on dead fish and crabs. They feed as scavengers especially in wetlands and marshland.

Black-winged Kite

Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleaus).

These birds of prey feed on insects, small mammals, etc.

Pariah Kite

Pariah Kite (Milvus migrans).

They feed on fish, refuse, and carrion.