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Large crow-like bird with a long tail. Rust, black and white feathers. Robust beak. Harsh call
This bird alighted on my clothesline and warily surveyed my terrace with fruits (bananas and mangoes). Once a myna flew down to eat the crumbs, it also gathered courage to land and eat some mango. This is the first time a Rufous Treepie has actually eaten food put out for the birds. I see two pairs very regularly, though.
I have noted that even regular avian visitors wait till one bird (at least) flies down...then, ALL come down from their perches reassured that it is safe...the pioneer bird takes the risk!
Spotted on Jun 28, 2021
Submitted on Jun 29, 2021
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