Notable features Also known as lesser goldenback, they have golden yellow backs. The black throat is diagnostic.The wings have white markings on black near the shoulder region.Range Common throughout India, found in urban areas too. Range Common throughout India, found in urban areas too.
Key features Green birds with brown neck and black eye stripe. The bluish tail has wire-like elongated feathers. Range Throughout India with breeding range falling in Northern India and North-Eastern India, found in South India during non-breeding season.Seen near farmland, parks or ricefields. It is most often seen near large waterbodies.
Photo1 Courtesy of JJ Harrison, Photo2 Courtesy of Jason Thompson
Sound Courtesy of Paul I. Holt, AV#4024. Accessible at Avocet Avian Vocalizations Center.
Referred from: 1. Wikipedia 2.BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Merops philippinus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/01/2015
Key features They are similar to rose-ringed parakeets but can be distinguished by the maroon patch on their shoulders. The male has a broader blackblack “mustaches” and a pink “kerchief” tied around their necks.Female similar except for missing the bright rings around the neck.Range Almost all of India except the arid regions of North-western India..