Hills of Morni: Indian Robin

November 21, 2011

Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata) An energetic bird with a brown crown and back. The breast and underparts are a deep blue or black. The long tail is held upright and a rusty red bottom is visible. The birds can be seen in dry, open rocky scrubs around villages and feed on insects on the ground. A white patch on the wing can be seen in flight. The bird makes its nest with grass, rootlets etc under a stone, in a hole in an embankment etc

Indian Robin, Mandana, Morni Hills

Indian Robin, Mandana (Photo courtesy Rajesh Pandey)

Indian Robin, Mandana (Photo courtesy Rajesh Pandey)

 

Indian Robin

Indian Robin

Female Indian Robin, Mandana (Photo courtesy Rajesh Pandey)

Female Indian Robin, Mandana (Photo courtesy Rajesh Pandey)

Indian Robin (Female), Mallah, Morni Hills

 

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