Category Archives: Birds

Red -Vented bul buls gazing at a side-mirror

I captured these two red-vented bul buls this morning while they are gazing at the two side-mirrors of my car. They seemed to be very excited by seeing them in it. Though there were other birds as well around, these two birds in particular seemed very engaged in checking on themselves today ! A joyous moment to look at … I noticed they kept on checking from time to time for rest of the day. Interesting ! 🙂

Morning cheerleaderS at the door front

Above is a couple of images of a flock sharing their early morning breakfast with some squirrel friends.

This flock of 15 – 20 parrots have been visiting this residential area for more than four years now, almost everyday. They visit together around 6.30 am and stay for about an hour.

Of course you can imagine the volume ; the morning CHEERLEADERS at the door ! ☺️ and they hardly missed out this visit in the past except for rainy days.

Sri Lanka Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)

On the 2nd of November around 8.30 am , I noted a female flycatcher sitting on a branch of a mango tree. My eyes first went on to its leather-brown like feathers because its appearance was like a thick leather coat for the bird.

I saw this bird for the first time and was happy to learn a bit more about it.

The ‘chestnut’ upper parts, short tail and the short crest made me identify it as a – female Sri Lankan Flycatcher.
Its chest was white colour.

The timing of the observation seemed to be right as i also learnt that it is a Winter Visitor.

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Purple-rumped sunbirds

Sunbirds on a sunny day

Today morning i heard some voices of a familiar bird’s voice, but from very nearby. I quietly went to see through a front window. Yes ! They are sunbirds … the ones with a shiny purple coat and a shiny green head. A few of them have attracted to yellow flower tree at our front garden.

The tree was full with its new set of blooms appeared after the rain. Almost all the flower bunches hanged down from branches as they still seem to carry on the weight of rain drops from last night. Suddenly, I felt a coolness in my eyes, a feeling as fresh as after a wash. I thought those rain drops too gave the flowers some coolness giving a fresh start for the day.

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