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.
Notable features Also known as greater goldenback, they are large birds with plain golden-yellow wings. They have a very broad black band running across the eyes down through the sides of the neck. Their throat is mostly white with thin black stripes. Range In India, it is found in Western Ghats,the Himalayas and down into Bengal, Odisha and towards the interior into Chattisgarh.
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