A bird on a tree outside Anna Hazare’s home in Ralegaon Siddhi.

Almost unseen…

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Almost missed it.

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“…very common, but referred to as mysterious ghosts since they are heard more often than they are seen,” said Asad Rahmani, director of Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).[Link]

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Crimson forehead, yellow eye-ring, yellow throat patch, streaked underside and green upperparts.

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Prefers Banyan, Peepal and other wild figs.

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Crimson forehead and throat.

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The call is ‘tuk tuk tuk tuk’ like a copper sheet being beaten, hence the name.  [More info?DSC_8832

It seems the Coppersmith barbet is the official Bird of Bombay [Link]

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Spotted this bird in Ralegaon Siddhi on the morning of 3rd July 2012.

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…on a tree right outside the village temple (Sant Yadav Baba Mandir) where Anna lives. DSC_8993

More bird posts!!

I wish I knew the names of my gorgeous neighbours!
Some of us don’t care.
Where would ghosts go, if we cut all trees?
When a Brown Headed Barbet visited a friend :)
Delightful pictures of green pigeon activity from my balcony.

White Cheeked Barbet in Goa

When a Brown Headed Barbet visited a friend :)

A March afternoon with Brown Headed Barbet :D

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19 thoughts on “A bird on a tree outside Anna Hazare’s home in Ralegaon Siddhi.

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  3. Beautiful little creatures.

    I found this very interesting clip which captures Coppersmith ritual feeding – one of the ways the males court the females.

    In the video, the male bird flies in and flaps his wings at the female bird to demonstrate his interest. She rebuffs at first, but eventually accepts the figs that he offers her. He then offers to share another regurgitated fig, which she accepts. At this point, the male flies off till a later time, and the female bird cleans her beak before preening her breast.

    They would probably mate later, which is likely to be followed by another small shared meal of figs, and if luck be with them, a brand new little Coppersmith. :)

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