Indian pond heron (Ardeola grayii)

Indian pond heron

Indian pond heron (Ardeola grayii) looks beautiful in breeding plumage with deep maroon and brownish color. Instances of heron with red legs during breeding season have been observed.

It is interesting phenomrnom of nature that this bird changes its appearance and color during the period of breeding.


Plain tiger (Danaus chrysippus) butterfly


Plain tiger or African Monarch butterfly
Scientific Name: Danaus chrysippus
Family: Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterfly family

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

House sparrow (Passer domesticus)


I still fondly recollect my childhood days when house sparrows used to be a very common bird in our neighbourhood and how my grandmother used to feed them.

Not anymore, now once common bird appears to be a fast disappearing species due to various reasons like declining green cover in cities, rising pollution. To raise awareness on this issue and to save the sparrows, 20th March is observed as World House Sparrow Day since 2010.

I did some study about this trend of decline in sparrows. In some of the asian countries, the house sparrow was eradicated on the ground of being a crop pest. Interestingly, the same sparrow was introduced to control pest in America and Australia to reduce dependence on chemical alternatives.

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)


I spotted this cattle egret sitting coolly on the tree. It was looking magnificent in its peak breeding plumage with orange-buff plums on the crown, neck, breast and the yellow bill. It derives its name from association with cattles.

Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) butterfly

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Black spotted butterfly

Great Eggfly also known as the Blue Moon Male Butterfly.
Scientific name : Hypolimnas bolina
Family: Nymphalidae

Monkey with her baby

Monkeys and child

The mother and child relationship is a unique one in the sense that it is a selfless relationship without any give and take expectations and can be seen in all living beings be it human or animals.