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mridula Jul 15th, 2009 22:28

Which bird is this?
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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.

rajered Jul 15th, 2009 23:09

I think it's a Black Bulbul

Himalayn Hippie Jul 15th, 2009 23:19

It is the Red Billed Blue Magpie found mostly in a flock of 4-8.


delhiwala Jul 15th, 2009 23:31

Where is the black colour ?


I think it's a Black Bulbul

mridula Jul 15th, 2009 23:50

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

PS. I did a google image search for Red Billed Blue Magpie and it looks like the same bird :D Thank you Himalayan Hippie, thank you all. I have many more pictures though which I will add to this thread.

jituyadav Jul 15th, 2009 23:54

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. :)

mridula Jul 15th, 2009 23:56

Jitu thanks, I have no copyright over crows but over that particular image, I think I have :D

Nick-H Jul 16th, 2009 00:18


Originally Posted by Himalayn Hippie (Post 768775)
It is the Red Billed Blue Magpie found mostly in a flock of 4-8.


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

mridula Jul 16th, 2009 10:35

There is consensus now that it is blue magpie, red or yellow, that is the question!

Thank you Nick.

livinhimalayas Jul 16th, 2009 10:45

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!

mridula Jul 16th, 2009 10:49

Thank you Livinhimalayas. But if I do image search in google it looks closer to red billed rather yellow :confused:

mridula Jul 16th, 2009 11:11

Another Bird Picture
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I know this one is not very clear but I am sure some of you would be able to identify it.

jituyadav Jul 16th, 2009 11:29

It’s a Oriental Magpie Robin.

birds Jul 16th, 2009 12:13

Correct oriental magpie. Check out:

It will help you IDing.

mridula Jul 16th, 2009 16:55

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Jitu, thanks. I did a google search and yes it looks like the same :D

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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