Sathish Sridhar

@sathish.sridhar

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Shot from my Balcony -White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

Tamil Name-மீன்கொத்தி

The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines.

The white-throated kingfisher is easily identifiable because of its electric bluish-green tinged back and upper wings. It is large-headed, predominantly chestnut-brown, with a long, heavy, and pointed dark dull-red bill, and a conspicuous white throat extending across the breast. The males and females are identical.

It belongs to the genus Halcyon, which, according to legend, is a mythical bird which nests on the sea and is loved by the gods. It calms the waves as it breeds, bringing in halcyon or peaceful days.

It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.

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Shot from my Balcony -White-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) Tamil Name-மீன்கொத்தி The white-throated kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines. The white-throated kingfisher is easily identifiable because of its electric bluish-green tinged back and upper wings. It is large-headed, predominantly chestnut-brown, with a long, heavy, and pointed dark dull-red bill, and a conspicuous white throat extending across the breast. The males and females are identical. It belongs to the genus Halcyon, which, according to legend, is a mythical bird which nests on the sea and is loved by the gods. It calms the waves as it breeds, bringing in halcyon or peaceful days. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires. #Bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #wildtamilnadu_official #photographersofinstagram #raw_birds #indianphotographers #wildtamilnadu #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #huntgram #instagood #instanature #nikonindiaofficial #ssptalenthunt @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @funderapark @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

105
1
27 days ago
Balkan Pierrot collecting Nectar.

Tarucus balkanicus, the Balkan Pierrot or little tiger blue, is a small butterfly that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.

Due to its tail pattern being similar to eye shape, the predators are mislead when attacking the butterfly which gives him a chance to survive once more.

Shot on @samsungmobile @samsungindia Galaxy S7

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Balkan Pierrot collecting Nectar. Tarucus balkanicus, the Balkan Pierrot or little tiger blue, is a small butterfly that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family. Due to its tail pattern being similar to eye shape, the predators are mislead when attacking the butterfly which gives him a chance to survive once more. Shot on @samsungmobile @samsungindia Galaxy S7 #butterfly #butterfliesofinstagram #insect #insects #insectsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #macro #macrophotography #macromood #macroworld #macro_perfection #macrophoto #macroclique #macro_brilliance #wildtamilnadu_official #wildplanetphotomag #naturelovers #naturelover #nature_perfection #nature_brilliance #naturephotographer #earthpix #instagram #photography #photooftheday

79
2
a month ago
Breeding Male Purple Sunbird(Cinnyris asiaticus)

Tamil Name-ஊதாத் தேன்சிட்டு

Shot on @nikonindiaofficial
300mm  f6.3  1/160s  ISO100

The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian peninsula. They feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers.

Come spring, March or April, breeding season begins, and you’ll see the plumage of the males transform into a beautiful dark purple with a metallic purplish-to green-blue head, mantle, and breast — which can sometimes have a maroon shine. It’ll turn back to its original colour approximately by June, once the breeding season ends, with blackish-blue upperparts and yellow underparts, a metallic blue shoulder patch with a glossy bluish-black central band running down from the throat till abdomen.

These birds are very vociferous and will call and will join to mob owls or other predators. The song is rapid rattle followed by ringing, metallic notes. 

In courtship displays the male raises his head, fans his tail and flutters with partly open wings that expose the pectoral tufts and sings before the female.

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Breeding Male Purple Sunbird(Cinnyris asiaticus) Tamil Name-ஊதாத் தேன்சிட்டு Shot on @nikonindiaofficial 300mm f6.3 1/160s ISO100 The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian peninsula. They feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. Come spring, March or April, breeding season begins, and you’ll see the plumage of the males transform into a beautiful dark purple with a metallic purplish-to green-blue head, mantle, and breast — which can sometimes have a maroon shine. It’ll turn back to its original colour approximately by June, once the breeding season ends, with blackish-blue upperparts and yellow underparts, a metallic blue shoulder patch with a glossy bluish-black central band running down from the throat till abdomen. These birds are very vociferous and will call and will join to mob owls or other predators. The song is rapid rattle followed by ringing, metallic notes. In courtship displays the male raises his head, fans his tail and flutters with partly open wings that expose the pectoral tufts and sings before the female. #Bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #raw_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #wildtamilnadu_official #photographersofinstagram #agameoftones #indianphotographers #wildtamilnadu #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #huntgram #instagood #instanature #nikonindiaofficial #dslrphotography @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @funderapark @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

84
1
a month ago
The oriental magpie-robin is considered as the national bird of Bangladesh.

Oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) 

Tamil Name-வண்ணாத்திக்குருவி,குண்டுக்கரிச்சான்

Bengali Name-Doyel or Doel

The Oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. Occurring across most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia, they are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. They are particularly well known for their songs .

Males sing from high perches during courtship. The display of the male involves puffing up the feathers, raising the bill, fanning the tail and strutting.They nest in tree hollows or niches in walls or building, often adopting nest boxes. 

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The oriental magpie-robin is considered as the national bird of Bangladesh. Oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) Tamil Name-வண்ணாத்திக்குருவி,குண்டுக்கரிச்சான் Bengali Name-Doyel or Doel The Oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considered an Old World flycatcher. They are distinctive black and white birds with a long tail that is held upright as they forage on the ground or perch conspicuously. Occurring across most of the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia, they are common birds in urban gardens as well as forests. They are particularly well known for their songs . Males sing from high perches during courtship. The display of the male involves puffing up the feathers, raising the bill, fanning the tail and strutting.They nest in tree hollows or niches in walls or building, often adopting nest boxes.  #Bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #ornithology  #photographersofinstagram #wildplanetphotomag #raw_birds #wildtamilnadu_official #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #wildtamilnadu #instagood #instanature #nikonindiaofficial #dslrphotography @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @funderapark @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

93
1
a month ago
Congo or African Grey Parrot(Psittacus erithacus)

Grey parrots, commonly called African greys, are native to rainforests of central Africa, ranging in a band across the continent from Côte d’Ivoire to western Kenya. The largest parrot in Africa, this species has silver feathers, a white mask, and a bright, reddish tail. Males and females are very similar in appearance.

Their colors may be less stunning than other parrots, but African grays are bright in other ways: They’re among the smartest birds in the world and the greatest mimic of human speech among the 350 or so known parrot species. Research has shown that the birds possess cognitive skills equal to that of a five-year-old child. They will also help members of their species, even complete strangers, without expecting their altruism to be reciprocated.

The monogamous parrots, which mate for life, begin searching for mates between three and five years of age. 

Because of their intelligence and ability to mimic human speech, African grays are the most popular pet bird in the world. The birds breed well in captivity, and at least 1.3 million gray parrots that have been exported legally from Africa over the past four decades, particularly to countries in the Middle East. In 2018, the bird was listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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Congo or African Grey Parrot(Psittacus erithacus) Grey parrots, commonly called African greys, are native to rainforests of central Africa, ranging in a band across the continent from Côte d’Ivoire to western Kenya. The largest parrot in Africa, this species has silver feathers, a white mask, and a bright, reddish tail. Males and females are very similar in appearance. Their colors may be less stunning than other parrots, but African grays are bright in other ways: They’re among the smartest birds in the world and the greatest mimic of human speech among the 350 or so known parrot species. Research has shown that the birds possess cognitive skills equal to that of a five-year-old child. They will also help members of their species, even complete strangers, without expecting their altruism to be reciprocated. The monogamous parrots, which mate for life, begin searching for mates between three and five years of age.  Because of their intelligence and ability to mimic human speech, African grays are the most popular pet bird in the world. The birds breed well in captivity, and at least 1.3 million gray parrots that have been exported legally from Africa over the past four decades, particularly to countries in the Middle East. In 2018, the bird was listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. #Bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #birds_captures #birdphotography #birdlovers #birdwatching #parrot #parrotsofinstagram #wildlife #wild #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #naturelovers #african #nikon #nikonphotography #travel #travelphotography #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeconservation #birdfreaks #birds_adored #instagood #huntgram #moodygrams #nikond3500 #agameoftones #photooftheday

79
9
2 months ago
Breeding Male Purple Sunbird(Cinnyris asiaticus)

Tamil Name-ஊதாத் தேன்சிட்டு

Shot on @nikonindiaofficial
300mm  f6.3  1/100s  ISO200

The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian peninsula. They feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers.

Come spring, March or April, breeding season begins, and you’ll see the plumage of the males transform into a beautiful dark purple with a metallic purplish-to green-blue head, mantle, and breast — which can sometimes have a maroon shine. It’ll turn back to its original colour approximately by June, once the breeding season ends, with blackish-blue upperparts and yellow underparts, a metallic blue shoulder patch with a glossy bluish-black central band running down from the throat till abdomen.

These birds are very vociferous and will call and will join to mob owls or other predators. The song is rapid rattle followed by ringing, metallic notes. 

In courtship displays the male raises his head, fans his tail and flutters with partly open wings that expose the pectoral tufts and sings before the female.

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Breeding Male Purple Sunbird(Cinnyris asiaticus) Tamil Name-ஊதாத் தேன்சிட்டு Shot on @nikonindiaofficial 300mm f6.3 1/100s ISO200 The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian peninsula. They feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. Come spring, March or April, breeding season begins, and you’ll see the plumage of the males transform into a beautiful dark purple with a metallic purplish-to green-blue head, mantle, and breast — which can sometimes have a maroon shine. It’ll turn back to its original colour approximately by June, once the breeding season ends, with blackish-blue upperparts and yellow underparts, a metallic blue shoulder patch with a glossy bluish-black central band running down from the throat till abdomen. These birds are very vociferous and will call and will join to mob owls or other predators. The song is rapid rattle followed by ringing, metallic notes. In courtship displays the male raises his head, fans his tail and flutters with partly open wings that expose the pectoral tufts and sings before the female. #Bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #raw_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #wildtamilnadu_official #photographersofinstagram #agameoftones #indianphotographers #wildtamilnadu #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #huntgram #instagood #instanature #nikonindiaofficial #dslrphotography @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @funderapark @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

78
4
2 months ago
Red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

Tamil Name-சின்னான் (செம்புழைக் கொண்டைக்குருவி)

The red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) is a member of the bulbul family of passerines. It is a resident breeder across the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka extending east to Burma and parts of Tibet. It has been introduced in many other parts of the world and has established itself in the wild on several Pacific islands including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Hawaii. It has also established itself in parts of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the United States and Argentina.

In the state of Assam of India, the Bulbul  bird as it is known in Assamese, the male birds were held captive for a few days and were engaged in fights as a spectator sport in the Bihu festival during the Ahom rule.

This bird is popular in internet meme culture referencing the popular online multiplayer game Among Us, in which it is commonly used due to the phrase "Red Vented," which is used in the game to indicate an imposter using a network of underground tunnels to navigate the map.

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Red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) Tamil Name-சின்னான் (செம்புழைக் கொண்டைக்குருவி) The red-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) is a member of the bulbul family of passerines. It is a resident breeder across the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka extending east to Burma and parts of Tibet. It has been introduced in many other parts of the world and has established itself in the wild on several Pacific islands including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Hawaii. It has also established itself in parts of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, the United States and Argentina. In the state of Assam of India, the Bulbul bird as it is known in Assamese, the male birds were held captive for a few days and were engaged in fights as a spectator sport in the Bihu festival during the Ahom rule. This bird is popular in internet meme culture referencing the popular online multiplayer game Among Us, in which it is commonly used due to the phrase "Red Vented," which is used in the game to indicate an imposter using a network of underground tunnels to navigate the map. #Bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #dslrphotography #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nuts_about_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography #ornithology #photographersofinstagram #indianphotography #indianphotographers #bird_brilliance #photooftheday #photography #travel #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries #wildtamilnadu #amongus #instagood #wildtamilnadu_official #instanature @naturein_focus @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @natgeowild @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet

89
2
2 months ago
Breeding Male Purple Sunbird(Cinnyris asiaticus)

Tamil Name-ஊதாத் தேன்சிட்டு

Shot on @nikonindiaofficial
300mm  f6.3  1/160s  ISO100

The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian peninsula. They feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers.

Come spring, March or April, breeding season begins, and you’ll see the plumage of the males transform into a beautiful dark purple with a metallic purplish-to green-blue head, mantle, and breast — which can sometimes have a maroon shine. It’ll turn back to its original colour approximately by June, once the breeding season ends, with blackish-blue upperparts and yellow underparts, a metallic blue shoulder patch with a glossy bluish-black central band running down from the throat till abdomen.

These birds are very vociferous and will call and will join to mob owls or other predators. The song is rapid rattle followed by ringing, metallic notes. 

In courtship displays the male raises his head, fans his tail and flutters with partly open wings that expose the pectoral tufts and sings before the female.

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Breeding Male Purple Sunbird(Cinnyris asiaticus) Tamil Name-ஊதாத் தேன்சிட்டு Shot on @nikonindiaofficial 300mm f6.3 1/160s ISO100 The purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) is a small bird in the sunbird family found mainly in South and Southeast Asia but extending west into parts of the Arabian peninsula. They feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers. Come spring, March or April, breeding season begins, and you’ll see the plumage of the males transform into a beautiful dark purple with a metallic purplish-to green-blue head, mantle, and breast — which can sometimes have a maroon shine. It’ll turn back to its original colour approximately by June, once the breeding season ends, with blackish-blue upperparts and yellow underparts, a metallic blue shoulder patch with a glossy bluish-black central band running down from the throat till abdomen. These birds are very vociferous and will call and will join to mob owls or other predators. The song is rapid rattle followed by ringing, metallic notes. In courtship displays the male raises his head, fans his tail and flutters with partly open wings that expose the pectoral tufts and sings before the female. #Bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #raw_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #wildtamilnadu_official #photographersofinstagram #agameoftones #indianphotographers #wildtamilnadu #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #huntgram #instagood #instanature #nikonindiaofficial #dslrphotography @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @funderapark @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

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Indian Palm Squirrel(Funambulus palmarum)

The Indian palm squirrel or three-striped palm squirrel is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae found naturally in India and Sri Lanka. 

A squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing.
This is a common characteristic of other rodents, as well. 

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Indian Palm Squirrel(Funambulus palmarum) The Indian palm squirrel or three-striped palm squirrel is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae found naturally in India and Sri Lanka.  A squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing. This is a common characteristic of other rodents, as well.  #rodent #rodentsofinstagram #squirrel #squirrels #squirrelsofinstagram #lockdownwildlife #lockdownwildlifechallenge #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeconservation #nature #naturephotography #wildtamilnadu_official #wildtamilnadu #wild #wildlifeonearth #wildlife_perfection #naturelovers #naturelover #nature_perfection #photooftheday #instagood #instanature #agameoftones #huntgram #nikon #nikonphotography #nikond3500 #nikonindiaofficial

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Courtship display:The song is sung from the top of a bush and males make fluttery display flights with the tail held up as shown in the photo.

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) 

Tamil Name-சாம்பல் கதிர்க்குருவி

The ashy prinia or ashy wren-warbler (Prinia socialis) is a small warbler in the family Cisticolidae.This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent, ranging across most of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and western Myanmar. 

It is a common bird in urban gardens and farmland in many parts of India and its small size, distinctive colours and upright tail make it easy to identify. The northern populations have a rufous rump and back and have a distinct breeding and non-breeding plumage while other populations lack such variation.

Like most warblers, the ashy prinia is insectivorous.It also makes a sound like "electric sparks" during its fluttery flight, which is thought to be produced by the wings.

Courtship display:The song is sung from the top of a bush and males make fluttery display flights with the tail held up as shown in the photo. Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) Tamil Name-சாம்பல் கதிர்க்குருவி The ashy prinia or ashy wren-warbler (Prinia socialis) is a small warbler in the family Cisticolidae.This prinia is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent, ranging across most of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and western Myanmar. It is a common bird in urban gardens and farmland in many parts of India and its small size, distinctive colours and upright tail make it easy to identify. The northern populations have a rufous rump and back and have a distinct breeding and non-breeding plumage while other populations lack such variation. Like most warblers, the ashy prinia is insectivorous.It also makes a sound like "electric sparks" during its fluttery flight, which is thought to be produced by the wings.

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Asian brown flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)

Tamil Name-
பழுப்பு ஈ பிடிப்பான் 

The Asian brown flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae.

This is an insectivorous species which breeds in Japan, eastern Siberia and the Himalayas. It is migratory and winters in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia.

Asian brown flycatcher is a common bird found in open woodland and cultivated areas. It nests in a hole in a tree, laying four eggs which are incubated by the female.

The male Asian brown flycatcher sings a simple melodic song during courtship.

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Asian brown flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) Tamil Name- பழுப்பு ஈ பிடிப்பான்  The Asian brown flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae. This is an insectivorous species which breeds in Japan, eastern Siberia and the Himalayas. It is migratory and winters in tropical southern Asia from southern India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. Asian brown flycatcher is a common bird found in open woodland and cultivated areas. It nests in a hole in a tree, laying four eggs which are incubated by the female. The male Asian brown flycatcher sings a simple melodic song during courtship. #Bird #birds #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #mobilephotography #phonephotography #nikon #wildlifephotography #wildlife #raw_birds #planetbirds #travelphotography  #wildtamilnadu_official #photographersofinstagram #agameoftones #indianphotographers #wildtamilnadu #photooftheday #photography #travel  #naturelovers #wanderlust #traveldiaries  #huntgram #instagood #instanature #nikonindiaofficial #dslrphotography @naturein_focus  @photographers.of.india @official_photographers_hub @shutterhub.india @shuttersofindia @indianwildlifeofficial @wildtamilnadu_official @funderapark @natgeowild  @wildgeography @discoverwildlife @birds.nature @best_birds_planet @wild.planet @wildlifeindia @wildplanetphotomag @birdphotographers_of_india @natgeoyourshot @sonybbcearth @animalplanet @animalelite

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