Munia Mania

#1 Sep 23rd, 2018, 23:05
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August, 2017

Being bored, I was just scrolling through the various posts in Facebook. Suddenly got stuck at an image of a couple of Red Avadavat also known as Red Munia. It was such awesome pic. That was the moment, I thought of taking wildlife/bird photography seriously. Almost an awakening moment for me!

August, 2018
Meanwhile I have upgraded my Nikon D5000 to Nikon D7200 and Nikon 70-300 4.5/5.6 to Nikon 200 500 f5.6. It was again that part of year when Red Munia's breeding plumage starts.
Those who are not too familiar with birds, breeding plumage is the plumage assumes by the Male bird during the courtship period. In layman's term, during this, the Male birds become more colorful to attract their female counterparts

I got in touch with my birding partner. He was none other than the person whose initial birds of Munia pairs have struck me as I have mentioned beforehand. We got into my scooty during the first week of September and gone for birding.

Please enjoy...
#2 Sep 23rd, 2018, 23:08
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Red Munia - male
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#3 Sep 23rd, 2018, 23:10
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A few more:

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#4 Sep 24th, 2018, 11:35
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Now the female one...
So much you have to do to keep your missus happy!

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#5 Sep 25th, 2018, 13:06
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Chestnut Bellied Munia.

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#6 Sep 25th, 2018, 23:50
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Munia Magic!
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Life gets aadhar every day.
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#7 Sep 26th, 2018, 00:12
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Lovely pictures phir_milenge. Must say you do have a penchant for everything avian - noticed this in your other review on Tajpur too. Just one question - were these photos taken in or around Kolkata? If yes, then could you please tell us the name of the place. Ciao
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Originally Posted by Rajarshi2016 View Post Lovely pictures phir_milenge. Must say you do have a penchant for everything avian - noticed this in your other review on Tajpur too. Just one question - were these photos taken in or around Kolkata? If yes, then could you please tell us the name of the place. Ciao
Hi Rajarshi, thanks for noticing and appreciating my efforts.

Yes, there are multiple places on which I have taken the pictures. But the Munias are mostly from various spots of Rajarhat. But given the kind of human construction going on, the ecological balance is one the verge of breaking

The grassland and a few water bodies used to be haven for bird lovers...not sure how long our avian friends will stay there
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Tricolored Munia

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Silver Billed Munia...

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