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Commonly found in open habitat with few trees. This one is spotted in urban park.
The third photo is a different individual.
Marsya race is defines on plumage and area and habitat of bird specie. You can see such difference in plumages in same specie in different habitats.
wow, how do you differ them? is that the width of its eyes black band?
Welcome...You can see its Indian race in my spotting...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/885...
thanks Ashis. it's a clear photograph of its plumage, wonderful
This is your local race...http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php...
thank you Argybee...
What a handsome little bird.
Thank you Mari du Preez to pamsai : it could be. or maybe because of variation between different geographical site. or maybe just light effect since I didn't use dslr, but only superzoom digital camera. sometimes my photos are quite different with the real colours if the light was too weak or too strong. i dont know for sure :Dif you notice, i think the black mark on the head is larger than the mark on your photos.
stunning bird (and shot)
the colours are not as strong in the one you spotted, wonder if that one is female. This is another spotting I took that looks more like yours...http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/107...
yes, it looks similar. I have uploaded another photo of this species from front side, but it is different individual
Can you paste again the link? i cannot open the page because some parts are missing
@ Marsya,looks different from the one I saw in South India. Did it look similar to this from the front?http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/...
Thanks pamsai :D
Thank you harsuame and karen :)
Espectacular felicidades muy bello
Spotted on Apr 15, 2012 Submitted on May 2, 2012
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