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#5251 May 13th, 2017, 01:16
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Oh well, can't win 'em all
Profound. I say profound :-D
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Naveena , no , closer to home, Latpanchor , adjacent to Mahananda WLS. Another one for you , with nesting materials , so just shoot and scoot it was for me.
Lucky lucky you!!
One of these days i am rushing to your place!!

A bird group friend from Bangalore also visited this place I believe. He was mentioning how the pair took turns in watching the nest and keeping guard.
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Which bird is this?

A rainbow lorikeet.
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Critically endangered Rufous-necked Hornbill male enjoying a berry, Latpanchor, 2017

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Wonderful photograph... Somnath!
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It is superb!

Is this what those birds eat with those huge beaks? Or is this just something on the side?
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Hornbill Watch says, "It is primarily frugivorous; eating mainly berries, drupes, and capsular fruits of primary forest species belonging to Lauraceae, Meliaceae, Annonaceae and figs (Moraceae), but also eats some animal matter."
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Whenever I have watched them feeding, it has always been some fruit. Actually during courtship, the male , shown above, offers a fruit to the blue-necked female. Once the female accepts , the mating happens. A great experience that.
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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Actually during courtship, the male , shown above, offers a fruit to the blue-necked female. Once the female accepts , the mating happens. A great experience that.
I wish it was that simple for us too You end with with a women or a fruit, either way, all gains, although some may dispute whether the 'left with fruit' is really any replacement for the lady.
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Painted Stork immature (?) at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary:

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Verditer Flycatcher.
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Baillon's crake
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Where did you find him Somnath da?
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