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Ashy Prinia फुत्की

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काजीरंगा की एक शाम

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काजीरंगा की एक शाम An nevening in Kaziranga

White-rumped Shama/Shama Thrush शमा, कुमारी श्यामा

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white-rumped shama/Shama Thrush  (Copsychus malabaricus) शमा, कुमारी श्यामा 
South Sohagi Barwa range Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary Mahrajganj Uttar Pradesh December 19 Nikon Gears (Record shot) 
This is a small passerine bird of the family Muscicapidae. Native to densely vegetated habitats in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, its popularity as a cage-bird and songster has led to it being introduced elsewhere. They typically weigh between 28 and 34 g (1.0 and 1.2 oz) and are around 23–28 cm (9–11 in) in length. Males are glossy black with a chestnut belly and white feathers on the rump and outer tail. Females are more greyish-brown, and are typically shorter than males. Both sexes have a black bill and pink feet. Juveniles have a greyish-brown colouration, similar to that of the females, with a blotchy or spotted chest.

Rofous Sibia

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Rufous sibia  (Heterophasia capistrata)
Borong South Sikkim November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details  This is a species of bird in the family Leiothrichidae. It feeds on berries and insects. It is found in the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, ranging across India, Nepal and Bhutan. Its natural habitat is the temperate forests of the Lower to Middle Himalayas. The species has an unmistakable appearance with its rufous-dominated colouration and black head, and is often seen with its crest raised. It is a vigorous, melodious singer.

Indian White eye, बबूना

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Indian white-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus), formerly the Oriental white-eye, बबूना, चश्मेवाला
Borong South Sikkim November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details  This  is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. It is a resident breeder in open woodland on the Indian subcontinent. They forage in small groups, feeding on nectar and small insects. They are easily identified by the distinctive white eye-ring and overall yellowish upperparts. The range previously extended eastwards to Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia but when the taxa in these regions were assigned to other species, the English name was changed.

White-rumped vulture and jungle crow

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White-rumped vulture and jungle crow /Indian white backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis) बंगाल का गिद्ध, सफेद पीठ वाला गिद्ध 
Sohagi Barwa Wildlife Sanctuary Mahrajganj Uttar Pradesh September 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details

Himalayan Bulbul /White - Cheeked Bulbul

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Himalayan bulbul  (Pycnonotus leucogenys), or white-cheeked bulbul,
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary Darjeeling West Bengal November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details

Red-billed Leiothrix, नंद चिड़ा

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Red-billed leiothrix  (Leiothrix lutea) नंद चिड़ा 
Borong South Sikkim November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details

Black - Crested Bulbul, श्याम कलगी बुलबुल

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Black-crested bulbul (Pycnonotus flaviventris) श्याम कलगी बुलबुल  Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary Darjeeling West Bengal November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details 
This is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found from the Indian subcontinent to southeast Asia. The black-crested bulbul is generally about 19 cm in length. As the name suggests, the head of this bulbul is black while the rest of its body is different shades of yellow. Both the male and female are similar in plumage. One can make out a younger bird by its slightly duller coloring.

Orange-bellied leafbird male

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Orange-bellied leafbird male (Chloropsis hardwickii)
Borong South Sikkim November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details

Black Stork, सुरमाल, सुरमई

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black stork (Ciconia nigra) सूरमाल सूरमई
Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary Poorvi Suhelwa Balrampur Uttar Pradesh December 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details Black Stork कृष्ण महाबक - https://maghaa.com/black-stork-%e0%a4%95%e0%a5%83%e0%a4%b7%e0%a5%8d%e0%a4%a3-%e0%a4%ae%e0%a4%b9%e0%a4%be%e0%a4%ac%e0%a4%95/ My new article published in maghaa.com

Rofous - Capped babbler

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rufous-capped babbler (Cyanoderma ruficeps) Borang Ravangla Sikkim November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details

This is a is a babbler species in the Timaliidae family. It occurs from the Eastern Himalayas to northern Thailand, Laos, eastern China to Vietnam and Taiwan. It inhabits foremost temperate forests and is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.

Grey-throated babbler (Stachyris nigriceps)

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Grey-throated babbler  (Stachyris nigriceps) Borong South Sikkim November 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details

This is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. The grey-throated babbler is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Indian spotted Eagle

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Indian spotted eagle (Clanga hastata) भारतीय टिपकेदार गरुड़ 
Saryuwetland Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh August19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details  This is a large South Asian bird of prey. Like all typical eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. The typical eagles are often united with the buteos, sea eagles and other more heavyset Accipitridae, but more recently it appears as if they are less distinct from the more slender accipitrine hawks.

Yellow - Crowned woodpecker

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yellow-crowned woodpecker (Leiopicus mahrattensis) or Mahratta woodpecker 
Saryuwetland Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh August19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details
This is a species of small pied woodpecker found in the Indian subcontinent. A medium-small (17.5 cm, 6.9 inches, 28-46 grams, 1-1.6 ounces), pale-headed, pied woodpecker. Upper-parts black, heavily spotted and barred white. Underparts dark, streaked dingy white with red belly patch. Irregular brown cheek and neck patches. Female has yellowish crown and nape. In male nape scarlet and fore-crown yellow.

White-tailed Nuthatch

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White-tailed Nuthatch (Sitta himalayensis) श्वेत पुंछ सिरी
Borong South Sikkim November 19  Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details
This is a species of bird in the family Sittidae. It ranges across the northern and northeastern parts of the Indian Subcontinent, existing mainly in the low-to-middle Himalayas, as well as associated mountain ranges. It is found in Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet and Thailand.

Coppersmith barbet

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coppersmith barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus), छोटा बसंता 
Saryuwetland Ayodhya Uttar Pradesh August19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details  This also called crimson-breasted barbet and coppersmith, is an Asian barbet with crimson forehead and throat, known for its metronomic call that sounds similar to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident bird in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. It carves out holes inside a tree to build its nest. It is predominantly frugivorous, but has been observed eating insects, especially winged termites.

Common Kingfisher,

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Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) छोटा किलकिला, मछरंग, राम चिरैया, लघु मीनरंक
Sattal Uttarakhand June 19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details
This also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter

Alpine Accentor

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Alpine accentor (Prunella collaris)
Tungnath trek Chopta Rudraprayag Uttarakhand April19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details
This  is a small passerine bird in the family Prunellidae. This is a robin-sized bird at 15-17.5 cm in length, slightly larger than its relative, the dunnock. It has a streaked brown back, somewhat resembling a house sparrow, but adults have a grey head and red-brown spotting on the underparts. It has an insectivore's fine pointed bill. Sexes are similar, although the male may be contrasted in appearance. Young birds have browner heads and underparts.

Streaked laughingthrush

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streaked laughingthrush (Trochalopteron lineatum)
Chopta Rudraprayag Uttarakhand April19 Nikon Gears Full screen view recommend for details

White throated Fantail,

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white-throated fantail
(Rhipidura albicollis)
Naugachiya
Bhagalpur
Bihar
October 19
Nikon Gears
Full screen view recommend for details.
This is a small passerine bird. It is found in forest, scrub and cultivation across tropical southern Asia from the Himalayas, India and Bangladesh east to Indonesia.
The adult white-throated fantail is about 19 cm long. It has a dark fan-shaped tail, edged in white, and white supercilium and throat. There is otherwise much variation in plumage between races. Most resemble the Himalayan R. a. canescans which is mainly slate grey above and below, with a black eye mask, and a white throat and eyebrow