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Indian Golden Oriole

Indian Golden Oriole  (  સોનેરી પીળક) It was the one of our Thol trip. And as usual our daughter fall asleep before reached the destination. So Pankaj had to start birding without us. At first I stayed in the car and try to kill time by playing candy crush in my cell phone. After sometime I heard a distant shrill call which was stand out from other commoners plus its felt familiar. I came out of the car and start looking for some movement. Then I locate Indian Golden Oriole on nearby Pithecellobium dulce (ગોરસ અં।બલી) tree. It was male Indian golden oriole, its beautiful golden colour contrasts with the largely black wings+tail and pink bill. Its looks impossible to overlook because of its striking colours. Despite its bright plumage, the Indian golden oriole is often surprisingly well-hidden amongst dense greenery, but its distinctive whistling call always reveals its location. It was jumping from one branch to other busy in feeding, apparently unaware by my presence. I can e

Fantastic four...

Previous                                                                                                                                                                                   Next White Strok           White Strok is winter visitor in Gujarat. We saw them in good number in year of 2013-14 along with group of Openbill and Painted stork. But in year of   2014-15   we did not get chance to see them. We heard that White Strok is regular winter visitor at Pariyej Wetland. Before our visit my few college friends also visited Pariyej Wetland and they successfully locate White Strok. We decided to go Pariyej Wetland while coming back to our home from Vansada National Park. At Pariyej we met our birder friend Mr.   Vimal Dubal, he informed us about nearby siting of White Strok. So we drop other plan and started our drive to suggested direction. In bright morning light we saw nine White Strok in cut-down paddy field. They all were busy in preening activity. The