Birds of South 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.
lesser goldenback

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.

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Key features Green birds with a hooked red bill. The male has a black and rose ring around the neck.Female lacks the bright rings around the neck.Range All over India.It is a gregarious bird.
rose-ringed parakeet

Photo1 Courtesy of Ramakrishna Reddy Y, Photo2 Courtesy of Ravindra R
Sound Courtesy of Rajgopal Patil, XC207014, Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/207014

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.
Greater Flameback woodpecker index img

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

White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima Viridis

Notable features Green birds with a fat beak. They have white ‘eye-brow’ and white cheeks.White and brown streaked head and chest. Range Endemic to Western Ghats
white-cheeked barbet index image2

Photo Courtesy of  Sandeep Gangadharan – Photo1Photo2
Sound Courtesy of  Vivek Puliyeri, XC192283. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/192283