Birds of North India

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

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.
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Photo1 Courtesy of Tarique Sani, Photo2 Courtesy of Vijay Anand Ismavel
Sound Courtesy of Albert Lastukhin & Sergei Karpeev, XC208903. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/208903.

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus

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.
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Photo1 Courtesy of THE PHOTOMATION, Photo2 Courtesy of Vijay Anand Ismavel
Sound Courtesy of David Farrow, XC42621. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/42621.

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata

Key features Green birds with broad brown & white stripes on head & breast. A yellow ring of skin around the eye. Range North and North East India. Can be seen among greenery in cities.
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Photo1 Courtesy of Vijay Anand Ismavel, Photo2 Courtesy of J.M. Garg
Sound Courtesy of Sudipto Roy, XC125382, XC125846. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/125382,Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/125846.