Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Small Minivet - Pericrocotus Cinnamomeus

The story of Coorg continues. That day too I woke up before sunrise, and sat on a stone to watch the dawn. Was a beautiful sunrise! After a while, the birds started flying out of their homes, shaking off their laziness, and calling their friends.

A small group of Small Minivet birds occupied the trees, calling out swee-swee-swee. They hopped from one branch to another. Such active birds! The male birds looked stunning in the Orange-Yellow color of their belly (underparts) and a stroke of Orange on their wings. Their head and throat colored Black-Grey. The female birds have pale Grey upperparts, and Orange-Yellow to White underparts. These birds reside at woody areas, and are supposed to be widespread resident.


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