Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bird watching in neighborhood – Yellow Billed Babbler

Indian Sparrow
Among the many birds that visit our courtyard or neighborhood, Yellow Billed Babbler is most frequent and almost every day I sight these birds or hear their loud shrills. They arrive as a group of six or seven, kept squeaking and foraging by tiny flights.  
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The birds present can be noticed by their distinct noise produced by their overall chattering and chirping sound; go on the ground or on low branches for forage while one of them perches to high branches as sentinel. The common resident of the south Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka, Yellow-billed Babbl looks almost gray in color with light gray shades on head and belly.

The birds also called as White-headed Babbler is fed on tiny insects and grains and locally we call this bird as ‘Thavuttu Kuruvi’ in Tamil, which means Barn Sparrows.

17 comments:

ladyfi said...

Nice shots!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of bird. I have not seen it before.

TexWisGirl said...

a very neat bird we do not see here. :)

ashok said...

great shot Jeevan...a rare sighting

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Brilliant!

Indrani said...

Great captures.

eden said...

Love the photos. You captured them beautifully.

deeps said...

thats nice to read actly coz we are in a time when trees and birds can only be seen in picts...

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful sighting.

Devilish Angel said...

Good one...

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely pic

Destination Infinity said...

I have not come across the barn sparrow! Maybe I don't notice it much. I too need to take pictures of some birds around my house. I thought only crows are there, but I saw two more types recently...

Destination Infinity

Jeevan said...

Thanks so much everyone for sharing your thoughts and i greatly appreciate it :)

Linda said...

Wonderful photos of a beautiful bird, Jeevan!

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

such a cute and informative post! pics are really very nice.

how are you Jeevan? i am sorry for not being regular on your blog.

Kalyan said...

beautiful captures!

Pattu Raj said...

Lovely shots. I have seen them, but did not know their name.