Southern Hill Myna - Gracula indica

Southern Hill Myna – Gracula indica

Southern Hill Myna (Gracula indica) is a forest dweller bird from the family of Starlings. It was actually a race of the Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa). But now both are different species. The one found in the Western Ghats…

Loten’s Sunbird – Cinnyris Lotenius

Loten’s Sunbird is a small bird from the Nectariniidae family with long and curved bills. This bird often visits the our garden to feed on the flowers. This and the Purple-rumped Sunbird are two most common sunbirds seen in Kerala.

Nilgiri Flowerpecker - Dicaeum concolor

Nilgiri Flowerpecker – Dicaeum concolor

Nilgiri Flowerpecker is one of the few flowerpecker birds found in Kerala, India. It is mainly found in the Western Ghats mountain range of the Southern India. The other main flowerpeckers found here are the Thick-billed Flowerpecker and Pale-billed flowerpecker.

Nilgiri Flycatcher - Juvenile - Eumyias albicaudatus

Nilgiri Flycatcher – Eumyias albicaudatus

Nilgiri Flycatcher is a small blue colored bird from the flycatcher family. Its distribution is confined to the high altitude regions of South India, especially the Sahyadri mountains. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) includes it under the ‘Near…

Woolly Necked Stork - Ciconia episcopus

Woolly-necked Stork – Ciconia episcopus

Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) is a waterbird found in India, other parts of South and South East Asia, and Africa. This large bird, alternately known as Bishop Stork, is from the family Ciconiidae, the family of Storks. According to the IUCN, this…

Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater (Merops leschenaulti)

Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater – Merops leschenaulti

Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater is one of the bee-eater birds found in India. Out of the 26 bee-eaters found in the world, 5 are found in the southern Indian state of Kerala. They are Green Bee-Eater, Blue-tailed Bee-Eater, Blue-Cheeked Bee-Eater, Blue-bearded Bee-Eater…