I am going to try and capture these birds in my lens as and when I get an opportunity. (Please zoom for better results)
A common visitor to our homes, rock pigeon is listed amongst the most intelligent birds, who can remember a lot of images for a long time. They are supposed to have passed mirror test, which tests whether an animal can recognize its own reflection or not. Interestingly, in a famous article written in1995,Watanabe, Sakamoto and Wakita described an experiment which showed that pigeons can be trained to discriminate between painting by Picasso and Monet.
|Rock Pigeon - an intelligent bird|
Next is the common myna.
|House Sparrow - busy eating her lunch|
After being fascinated by the Indian roller at Ranthambore for its beautiful colours, I was amazed to spot him in Gurgaon. The bird looks wonderful when in flight, especially the different blues in its wings. It's local name is Neelkanth. It is the state bird of many states including Andra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Orissa.
|Early bird catches the worm|
|Happy after a hearty breakfast|
|Let me see, who's been clicking me?|