Male Indian Robin
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|A male-female pair of this species of Indian Robin in building a nest on my school campus these days. Some days ago, the male landed on top of some junk machinery in a corner where I find quite a bit of wild life on campus. I took this shot from a close distance of about 4 meters. It stayed there a while, aware of my camera activity. Sorry about the sordid perch!|
The Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus) is a species of bird in the family Muscicapidae. It is widespread in the Indian subcontinent and ranges across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The males of northern populations have a brown back whose extent gradually reduces southwards with populations in the southern peninsula having an all black back. They are commonly found in open scrub areas and often seen running along the ground or perching on low thorny shrubs and rocks. Their long tails are held erect and their chestnut undertail covert and dark body make them easily distinguishable from the pied bushchat and the Oriental Magpie Robin.
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- [2016-04-02 4:57]
Funny how robins from different areas of the globe have similar body features. This particular species could pass for the American Robins which visit our yard daily except for it's color and markings. A beautiful bird photographed perfectly in fine detail and attractive markings. I don't mind the perch as I'm sure to the robin it is a natural part of its life.
- [2016-04-02 6:24]
Very nice photo of this Indian Robin in excellent sharpness, details. Not every bids is perched on a branch. Beautiful natural colors. Taken from a nice POV.
- [2016-04-02 14:50]
Hi Ram,very good capture in a curious location,excellent sharpness and elegant pose too,very nice way to show us this indian robin,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-04-03 10:30]
Nice shot of a beautiful bird. Amazing natural colours and good sharpness.
Beautiful photo of this Indian Robin, fine POV and framing,
the catch-light enhancing the photo by rendering it more beautiful, TFS
The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Indian Robin. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.