Some of the common birds are also the most colourful…here is the Purple Moorhen, also called the Purple Swamphen , a frequent sight amongst the waterbodies in and around Bangalore:
We saw a lot of these birds when I took some of my friends on the Lalbagh walk. They walk around on the lily pads for all the world as it that was a stable footpath…but even for them, the pads do sometimes flip up:
Here you see a swamphen feeding on the lily stems..see how it uses its feet cleverly:
And invariably, arguments erupt as to who should get what…that’s the way of the world! Here’s a colourful fight going on, with the birds attacking beak and claw!
Want to come on the Lalbagh walk with me, now that you have seen these common, yet lovely birds?