deponti (deponti) wrote,
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My morning walk, and birdsong: The most common birds in Bangalore

My morning walk from my daughter's home to mine, in terms of birdsong:

The Koel, of course, starts its call well before dawn.

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Male Koel

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Female Koel

As the light increases, I hear the little voice of the Purple-rumped Sunbird

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Male Purple-rumped Sunbird

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Female Purple-rumped Sunbird


And the bolder call of the Tailorbird.

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Common Mynas screech as they look for food.

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Jungle Mynas add their call too.

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Rose-ringed Parakeets are audible as they sail past overhead.

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Male (with rose ring around the neck) and female Rose-ringed Parakeets

House and Jungle Crows add their cawing to my ears.

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House Crow

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Jungle (or Long-billed) Crow

I hear, above me, the whinnying of the Black Kites.

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Black Kite


A White-cheeked Barbet winds itself up to begin its "guttr-guttr" call. Red-whiskered Bulbuls pour their liquid, burbling song into the morning air.

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White-cheeked Barbet

When I reach my front door, the pigeons living in the ventilator shaft coo at each other, and I know I am home.

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Quite a delightful medley, early in the morning! I think of those who live near forests of lakes, and who must be hearing so many more birds.....what bird calls do you hear, first thing in the morning?

Cheers, Deepa.
Tags: bangalore, birds, nature, photography, songs, urban living, walks, wildlife
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