June 2nd, 2021

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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.