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Nov 9, 2013

Cuckoo - Male & Female koyel at breakfast hour

Everyday when rice is kept for crows, other birds and animals do visit to take their share viz., squirrels, pigeons, cuckoos, sparrows and parrots. During morning hours for few days I visited the place everyday to make them tolerate my presence. Then finally one day I sat patiently with my camera and with minimal movement able to capture these photos. Because of still posture for long time, my hands and legs pained but all is for a worthy shot though my humble camera could give only this much zoom.

Cuckoos are shy birds. Male cuckoos are black in colour and they are the ones who make long sweet calls. They are jet black in colour and have red eyes. Cuckoo and crow pheasant fall in same family.



 Female cuckoos have spots and brown in colour and gives out short and rapid calls. They don't build nest but lays eggs in a crow's nest. The male cuckoo divert the crows by making them come behind it while the female lays the eggs.



This female cuckoo is bolder than its counterparts and came boldly to have its share of rice.

Other winged friends..... couldn't share the picture of parrot as it got erased by mistake :-(



1 comment:

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

அன்புள்ள மீரா,

சும்மா உங்களைக்காக்காப் பிடிப்பதற்காகச் சொல்லவில்லை.

நிஜமாகவே நல்லாக் காக்காப் பிடித்துள்ளீர்கள்.;)

அதாவது காக்காய்களை நன்கு படம் பிடித்துள்ளீர்கள்.

பகிர்வு அருமை.

பாராட்டுக்கள்.

வாழ்த்துகள்.

பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றிகள்.

அன்புடன் கோபு

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