Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pale-billed Flowerpecker at Hebbal, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore is favorite spot for various colorful birds. People have identified nearly 100 spices of birds here.



One among them is Pale-billed Flowerpecker.  This is a 8 cm long tiny bird. The bird is plain brownish to olive green. The underside is buff olive. It has been considered one of the early flowerpeckers, originating in the Malay Peninsula, to colonize the Indian Subcontinent.



They have a rapid chipping call and the pinkish curved beak separates it from other species in the region.  They are found majorly in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

37 comments:

Serline said...

Sweet little birdie. Love it's pink beak.

Marie said...

Pays fascinant et photos magnifiques ! Merci pour le com sur mon blog.

Krishna said...

Beautiful bird in between plant

thanks

Kalyan P said...

beautiful colours...nice click!

Lowell said...

Fantastic Rajesh! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos of this wee bird. Love those yellow/orangish flowers, too!

Cuby said...

Such a pretty, delicate little bird. I have just found your blog I think it seems to be full of treasures.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Amazing shots !

George said...

These are wonderful pictures of the little bird. You have a great eye to be able to see and capture it among all those blossoms.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shots of the bird and the blossoms!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little thing in those blooms!

islandwonder said...

Very cute bird. The color of the leaves are real pretty too.

Pia said...

I never heard about flowerpeckers before. Nice photos!

Gale said...

Flowerpecker! What a cute name. Neat pictures.

Karen said...

What a sweet little bird!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Fun60 said...

What incredible photos. I couldn't spot the bird at first.

SandyCarlson said...

Very beautiful!

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

cute and lovely :)

Magia da Inês said...

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ladyfi said...

Those flowers are lovely as is the bird.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's an adorable little bird -- and he has a beautiful flowering tree there to feed on!

shooting star said...

during my master, i had one semester live project on resource management for fringe areas of bangalore and I visited hebbal lake as part of field trip...loved it!!!

your images are really nice , love the play of colors on the flowers and the grey of the bird!!

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Gunilla Bäck said...

Nice shots!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for liking this cute little bird.

Jeevan said...

Lovely bird capture! It really sound sweet

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice clicks!

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Carletta said...

That olive color sure serves to help it stay hidden among the leaves.
Lovely shots Rajesh!

HansHB said...

A great post for the theme!

mick said...

Beautiful photos with the flowers and birds.

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a nice little bird. :)

Stewart M said...

Nice looking little bird - I wonder how often the go unnoticed?

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gary said...

Great bird and blooms!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Neil said...

Beautiful little bird.

Rizalenio said...

So cute. Nice capture. :)

Malini said...

Your photos are too wonderful. Will keep visiting :)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Aww..such a cute , little bird.. great click ..

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful capture :)Loved 1st photo :)