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Birds in Kanha - 2

S. No.

Bird Name

Short Description

 
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Rose ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

Its Indian name is Lybar Tota. It is slightly larger than Myna. In appearance it is smaller edition of the Alexandrine Parakeet, but lacking the maroon shoulder-patches. Female lacks black and rose-pink collar of male. They are commonly seen in lightly wooden area, farms etc. Their noisy flocks often indicates their presence in the area. Their nesting season is from February to April. They make their nests in hollow tree trunks and lays 4-6 eggs at a time. 


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Common Hawk-Cuckoo or Brain fever Bird (Cuculus varius)

Due to its call, it is popularly known as Brainfever bird. It seems quite similar to Shikra bird. Hawk-cuckoo is a medium to large size cuckoo approx. 34 cm. They are  nest-parasitic and lay their eggs in Babbler nest. Their breeding season is March to June and lays single egg at a time.

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Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus mocropterus)

Indian Cuckoo is a 33 cm long bird of cuckoo family of birds. Its appearance is above dark slaty grey, brown tinged, pale ashy and white below barred with broad black bands. It produces a loud, far-reaching fluty whistle with a wide range of suggestive renderings. Its breeding season is from March to August and lays eggs on nest of drango, orioles etc.

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Crow Pheasant or Coucal (Centropus sinensis)

It is also known as Greater Coucal and is a non-parasitic member of cuckoo family of birds. Its size is similar to Jungle crow with long and broad tail. They feed caterpillars, large insects, snails, lizards etc. Their nesting season is from February to March and lays 3-4 eggs at a time.

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Barred Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum)

It size is equivalent to Myna. It has general effect of Spotted Owlet, but dark brown above and conspicuously barred with pale rufous. Underpart rufous and white, closely barred with blackish brown. They call loud and hears pleasant. They mainly feeds beetles and other insects. Their nesting season is from March to May months and lays 2-4 oval eggs at a time.

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Whitebreasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Also known by the name of White throated Kingfisher. They are approximately 27cm in length. Their appearance is bright blue from back, wings & tail. Head and lower belly is brown in colour with reddish long bill. Their throat and breast has white colour. Both sexes seem similar. They can be commonly seen in bare tree tops, close to ponds, wires etc. Their breeding season is from March to July and lays 4-7 eggs at a time.


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Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata)

Its size is between Myna and Pigeon, similar to White breasted Kingfisher about 28cm in size. Its appearance is deep cobalt blue from above and pale rusty from below. A velvet black cap on head separated from back by a prominent white collar on hindneck. Bill is bright coral red. They can be seen in sea coasts, swamps, water sources etc. They feed large insects, frog, small fishes etc. Their nesting season is from May to July and lays 3-5 eggs at a time.

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Small Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)

Its size is equivalent to Sparrow about 16-18 cms. Both sexes are alike. His entire plumage is strike green with bluish area on chin and throat. Its iris is crimson and the black line extension from beak to back of eye helps in its identification. Their breeding season is from March to June and lays 3-5 eggs at a time.

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Indian Roller or Blue Jay (Coracias bengalensis)

It is a stocky bird of length 26-27cm. Its breast is golden brown with blue blue tail and rest of the body. The feed insects. Their breeding season is from March to June and lays 3-5 eggs at a time. Indian Roller is most commonly seen roller family bird in almost all major Wildlife & Bird sanctuaries of North India. Their sighting is quite common close to grasslands, ponds and other water sources in countryside sites.

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Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

The size of Common Hoopoe is almost close to size of Myna. Its appearance is fawn coloured bird with black and white zebra markings on back, wings & tail. Both sexes are alike. They feed insects, grubs and pupae and thus helpful in agriculture. Their nesting season is from February to May and lays 5-6 eggs at a time.

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Common Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)

It is also known as Indian Grey Hornbill and equivalent to size of black kite. Their field characters are : a clumsy brownish grey bird with an enormous black and white curved bill surmounted by a peculiar protuberance or casque and long graduated tail. In female, casque is smaller. They feed fruits, large insects, lizards and small mice. Their nesting season is from March to June and lays 2-3 eggs at a time.

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Large Green Barbet (Megalaima zeylancia)

It is also known as Brown headed barbet. Size is equivalent to Myna. In appearance it is chubby, heavy-billed grass green, arboreal bird with head, neck, upper back and breast brown, streaked with white, lower breast and abdomen green. Both sexes are alike. They feed ficus figs and other drupes and berries. Their nesting season is from February to June and lays 2-4 eggs at a time.

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Crimson-breasted Barbet Cooopersmith (Megalaima haemacephala)

It is a bird with crimson forehead and throat. Their size is equivalent to sparrow. They feed mainly fruit like figs, berries and insects. They fly straight with rapid flaps. Their nesting season is from February to April and lays 3-4 eggs at a time.

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Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker (Dinopium bengalense)

Its size is more or less equivalent to Myna about 26-29cm. Its upper plumage is golden yellow and black, lower buffy white streaked with black, more boldly on breast. Its crown is red in colour and underpacks are white. It can be seen in urban areas also. Call of this bird is loud, harsh and chattering. Their nesting season is from March to August and lays 2-3 eggs at a time.

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Rufousbacked Shrike (lanius schach)

It is also known as Long-tailed shrike and is member of bird family Shrike. Its physical features are : smaller than grey shrike, underparts are white, long tail with rufous edges. Its bill and legs are almost black. In size, it is smaller than Myna and almost equivalent to Bulbul. They feed grasshoppers, lizards and young mice. Their nesting season are from February to July and lays 3-6 eggs at a time.


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Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)

Its hindi name is Karkata. In size it is more or less equivalent to the size of Bulbul. Field Characteristics are: reddish brown above except for white forehead and supercilium. A black line through eye to ear coverts, tail is rufous brown. Wings are brownish black. They feed large insects, small birds, lizards etc.

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Blackheaded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

It is an African Passerine. It has a brilliant golden yellow body, jet black head and fleshy red beak. Its size is similar to Myna. Its nesting season is from April to July and eggs are smaller, more pinkish, less glossy. They can be seen in Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Bharatpur, Mount Abu and southern India.

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