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#1 Jul 15th, 2009, 22:28
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Calling on all the bird enthusiasts (the feathered variety) please identify this bird for me. I clicked the picture at Barog, Himachal Pradesh.
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I think it's a Black Bulbul
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It is the Red Billed Blue Magpie found mostly in a flock of 4-8.

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Where is the black colour ?

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I do not know hence I asked If it helps here is a bigger picture of the same bird.

http://www.gonomad.com/traveltalesfr...ird-704950.JPG

PS. I did a google image search for Red Billed Blue Magpie and it looks like the same bird Thank you Himalayan Hippie, thank you all. I have many more pictures though which I will add to this thread.
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As Hippie said, it is a red-billed blue magpie. Btw, it’s from the crow family so now you have copyright of an image of a crow.
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Jitu thanks, I have no copyright over crows but over that particular image, I think I have
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Originally Posted by Himalayn Hippie View Post It is the Red Billed Blue Magpie found mostly in a flock of 4-8.

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The only thing in Salim Ali's book that looks anything like it, although lacking the intensity of colour is the yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Urocissa flavirostris.

That's a lovely picture, Mridula
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There is consensus now that it is blue magpie, red or yellow, that is the question!

Thank you Nick.
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It is a magpie (yellow billed blue) they can be seen all over the hills and are a frequent visitor to our yard in search of food that they nick from the dog's bowl! Very boisterous and noisy!
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Thank you Livinhimalayas. But if I do image search in google it looks closer to red billed rather yellow
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Another Bird Picture

I know this one is not very clear but I am sure some of you would be able to identify it.
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It’s a Oriental Magpie Robin.
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Correct oriental magpie. Check out: http://orientalbirdimages.org/search...ID=&pagesize=1

It will help you IDing.
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Jitu, thanks. I did a google search and yes it looks like the same

Birds, thanks a lot for the website but I guess I can still post my images here as well.

I mean I would never know how to search for a Sunbird at that excellent site!
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