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phir_milenge Sep 23rd, 2018 23:05

Munia Mania
 
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 :rolleyes:

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...

phir_milenge Sep 23rd, 2018 23:08

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Red Munia - male
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phir_milenge Sep 23rd, 2018 23:10

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A few more:

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phir_milenge Sep 24th, 2018 11:35

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Now the female one...
So much you have to do to keep your missus happy! :D

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phir_milenge Sep 25th, 2018 13:06

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Chestnut Bellied Munia.

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Nick-H Sep 25th, 2018 23:50

Munia Magic! :D

Rajarshi2016 Sep 26th, 2018 00:12

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

phir_milenge Sep 26th, 2018 10:48

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Originally Posted by Rajarshi2016 (Post 2102600)
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. [happy]

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 [cry]

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

phir_milenge Sep 26th, 2018 11:02

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phir_milenge Sep 30th, 2018 15:00

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Silver Billed Munia...

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