A male Pheasant-tailed Jacana, offers nesting materiel to a female, which if accepted will mate. She will lay her eggs in the nest and leave the resposibility to the male. A dutiful father, who will incubate and raise a clutch from different females. A Plyandrous female.
A Purple Sunbird male, undergoing a moult to the eclipse stage plumage.
A Green Bee-eater, enjoying the rain.
House Sparrows, a hanger-on to human dhabitation and dwellings, are dwindling in the Urban areas for various reasons. However, some flocks are seen on the fringes of Urban areas, taking a life to the Shrubs and bushes. They appear to be flourishing in these areas, as their flocks are seen constantly around these areas, foraging in the grasslands & shrubbery, and some even nesting in the thorny shrubs like Lantana. Their adaptation to this nesting in non-human, natural habitations needs to be observed and studied.This is being pursued by me in a certain location.
A Plain Prinia takes on an Agressive stance, to defend his nesting territory from other birds.
A female Baya Weaver, inspects the nest built by a male, and probably select it, if found good to her needs.
A Potter Wasp, buils a pot-shaped nest from moist clay and pushes her back in to lay an egg.
An Indian Bushlark, has a dust-bath to rid itself of pests.
Purple-rumped Sunbirds build a pendulous nest with cob-webs, bits of dried leaves, mosses other plant discards. Of recent they have adapted and have started using human trash 7 rags also like newspaper bits, plastic bits and other rags to build their nest, alongwith the natural materiels what they were using.
A male Baya Weaver, weaving his nest, with blades of grass picked up from the grasslands around.
A Bagworm, which collects small twigs and makes a shell to live inside like a movinhg home, also decorates the home with small snailshells, insect wing-sheds, dead ant bodies and other inetresting things. Like this one had small snail-shell, insect wings.
A parent Purple-rumped Sunbird,has an Unique way of keeping the nest clean of Feacal droppings of the chicks. On a Vocal signal from the parent, the chick, turns backward and projects out of the nest-entrance and defecates, for the waiting parent to pick it up with her beak and dispose the dropping away from the nest. This perhaps prevents fungal & other microbial infestation inside the humid nest.
Indian Cormorants hunt fish in a co-operative way. They form a flock and drive the fish to shallow waters and cath them in a frenzy. A behavior of co-operative hunting.
Bar-headed Geese, the winter migrators to this region, has an alliance with Ruddy Shelducks. The Geese forage in the evnenings in the surrounding feilds and settle on the lake waters in the day-time and doze off. The Ruddy Shellduck, finds security being with them, and in return offering them the Alert service. A Mutualism.
A White-browed wagtail, with a deformed foot. Some birds which habitually forage on contaminated water like the sewage flows from urban areas,like White-browed Wagtails, perhaps aquire some deformities since birth, like this Wagtail had only a Stump for a leg and no Toes.
A Bushlark dust- bathing.
A White-rumped Munia, takes over an abandoned Baya Weaver nest and modifies to it's requirement.
A Green Bee-eater, regurgitaing undigestible food particles, in the form of pellets.
The chicks of the white-breasted waterhen differ in color . Some Grey, Brown & Black in the same clutch.
Indian Silverbills, taking over an abandoned Baya Weaver nest.
A parent Baya Weaver feeding her fledgeling.
A parent White-breasted Kingfisher, feeding a juvenile bird
Indian Cormorants, hunt fish in a co-operative way. They flock and herd the fish to shallow waters and surround them. Then they start feasting on them in a frenzied way.
Spot-billed Pelican, snatching away a fish caught by a Cormorant. The Pelicans very agressively snatch the fish away from fishing Cormporants regulary.
An unusually light colored Dove, probably Leucistic, or pigment deficient. The normal colored Grey-brown Doves in the flock, were foraging , while this one was trying to remain as incospicuous as possible, by being under small shrubs, and sulking away rather than Fly-away like the others.