Which bird is this?

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#31 Aug 17th, 2009, 11:01
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Originally Posted by mridula View Post Another one that I do not know the name of and I clicked this one at Orchha.
Where is the image mridula?
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Mridula's post #28 quite clearly shows the invisibird --- and a very fine picture of this hard-to-spot creature it is!
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I think we should stick with this name 'invisibird'.It reminds me of a joke . Student gives blank paper in painting competition.
Teacher: What is this?
Student: Cow eating the grass.
Teacher: Where is the grass?
Student: The cow ate it.
Teacher: where is the cow?
Student: It went away after eating the grass.
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Whatever I try I am not able to upload the picture. First it says cannot resize to 800X800 and when I try manually (and it almost destroys the picture) and get to 700 something X 700 something it says more than 100 KB. But of course I didn't realize that the post did not include the picture originally.

I give up.

Nick and Jitu having fun at my expanse?

Here is a link where you can view the picture-

http://www.gonomad.com/traveltalesfr...d-is-this.html
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This is a common bird - Asian Pied Starling
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Thank you Raptor.
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I have another mystery bird - Couldn't get decent images unfortunately but this one displayed all the characteristics of a Hummingbird - a few inches long, extremely fast wing beats allowed it to hover and reverse hover? Small tail, nowhere have i found any info that comes close to describing it. Some have said it is a large insect? But i don't think so at all... any ideas folks?

It's so small in thumbnail that no one can see anything - How do you insert images in the main text are so they could be a bit bigger?
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By clicking on the image I can see the bigger version and the bird. Looks beautiful but of course I started this thread because I can't even identify the most common birds! So I do not know the name.

And i think the second picture gives a more clear view.
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Originally Posted by mridula View Post By clicking on the image I can see the bigger version and the bird.
Duh ! OK that's much better of course, maybe a note 'click to enlarge' could be added to the Thumbnail text - it's not obvious... Thanks a lot - There is a beak, unseen and eyes - it is not at all insect like is it?
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No looks like a small bird only. Where did you take this picture?
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Mine are easier o identify, so which bird is this, clicked at Orchha again-
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Yes much easier! These are Brahminy Myna or Brahminy Starling. Belongs to same family as the earlier.
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All I can see is a rather fin thistle, and something that looks like a moth!

But taking your word, as the person who was there at the time , that it is a bird, I'd suggest the the most hummingbird-like of the not-hummingbirds are the Sun birds. They also come in some fairly spectacular colours, including iridescent.
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Nah - I think i have found a new species, what shall i call it ?? I'm sure you know, but once clicked on the image can also be enlarged with a scrollmouse - can't you see the wings, well they are flapping so hard that one barely can see them attached to the little body, eyes and a sort of flyfishing like tail end.

Oh look - i found this, looks just like it -

http://www.hiltonpond.org/RufousBanding030830Main.html

Where is Indan land SC? Hang on this seems to be the place -

http://www.birding.in/birds/Passerif...tariniidae.htm
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