Cavity nester

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

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.

Green bee-eater Merops orientalis

Key features Green birds with blue chin, black eye stripe and neck band. The head is tinged with orange-brown. They have wire-like elongated tail feathers. Range Throughout India.
green bee-eater index

Photo1 Courtesy of JJ Harrison, Photo2 Courtesy of Jason Thompson
Sound Courtesy of Vir Joshi, XC122982. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/174979.

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

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..
Psittacula eupatria

Photo1 Courtesy of Shaunak Modi,Photo2 Courtesy of Charles Lam
Sound Courtesy of Sarthak Awhad, XC187974. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/187974.

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