Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Weaver Bird , Weaver finches, Baya (Ploceus philippinus)

Birds perhaps the most beautiful creation of God has varied colour shapes and sizes. I think creator of this wanted to keep himself free while creating organisms so he decided to make a separate class o f Avis where he can keep experimenting with colour shapes sizes and of course voices. Not only different birds have different  look ,bird of same species look different at different period of time. Males females of same species look entirely different. And not only difference stricking similarity can be seen between birds of different species. 

 Baya the weaver bird looks very much similar to sparrow. One can easily get confused. Both male and females look similar but at its breeding period male becomes bright yellow and black. Breeding males have a bright yellow crown, dark brown mask, blackish brown bill, upper parts are dark brown streaked with yellow, with a yellow breast  and cream buff below. They make beautiful nests . It will not be wrong to say that they are great engineers,they use  leaves and other  naturally available fine material to build their house. They make their nests near water resource. Male make beautiful nest and female has full freedom to reject if she finds it unsuitable.They live in colonies n numbers of nests can be seen in a single tree. They make their nest on trees having spikes to prevent their young ones from predators.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Indian Grey Horn Bill

Indian Grey horn bill - Large sized grey co loured birds  visited my house. They has shrill voice and were moving in pairs. It took no time to identify them as horn bill as protuberance or horn on their bill was prominent and visible.They visited just twice and then were not spotted here.

Red Headed Vulture or Asian King Vulture at Madhav National Park Shivpuri, M.P

This grand Asian King Vulture or Red headed Vulture was sitting at the top of tree in Madhav National Park, Shivpuri. It has grand appearance and has power of attracting every one. It has red head , beautiful red eyes and black curved beak  . Its coat is brown which adds royality to its personality And above all those red claw! it seems  it is wearing red boot to make its look perfect.
Scientifically Known as Sarcogyps calvus) is a scavenger bird and has been declared critically endangered by IUCN (International Union of Conservation of Nature). Their number reduced due to the use of Diclofenac a medacine used to treat livestock.Vulture feeding on these livestock suffered renal failure and death.This drug has been phased out and it seems their number is increasing now.