Dry tree

Dry tree

Indian dog

Indian dog

This cute little Indian dog was a bit curious about everything around. So I got curious about it, and took this photograph — the cute and poor Indian dog.

Aghori

Aghori

Elephant Statue

Elephant Statue

A few years back, we went to Agroha in Haryana. It is a temple of Agrasen Maharaj. The art in every form there was beautiful. One such example was this elegantly sculpted and painted elephant statue. How creative! And oh yes, do take a look at another statue I have published in the past, from Agroha — a Shehnai player.

Isn't the elephant statue beautiful?

Happy Makar Sankranti 2014

Happy Makar Sankranti 2014

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Scientifically known as Terpsiphone paradisi, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher is a beautiful bird of medium-size found in Asia. As the name suggests, they eat flies! The best part is, they catch them on the flight. Due to this behavior, they look like dancing in the air especially the males with their beautiful long tails. It is a beautiful sight to see.

Adult Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female]

The Indian name of Asian Paradise Flycatchers is Swargiya Nartak [स्वर्गीय नर्तक], which means Dancer of the Heaven due to their dance-like flying style.

Adult male Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its long tail

There is a peculiar belief [or maybe truth] that there are 2 male plumages of Asian Paradise Flycatcher:
1] White body and tail [first photo]
2] Brown body and tail [twenty second photo]

Some believe that the second type is a juvenile or a sub-adult.

Female Asian Paradise Flycatchers have brown body, white belly, short brown tail, grey-black head, blue beak, blue eye-border, blue legs. They look quite similar to the second type of male mentioned above, with short tail.

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Adult Female] with brown, white and blue colors

Asian Paradise Flycatcher looks an exotic bird, and we may believe at first sight that it must be endangered [me too thought so]. But Asian Paradise Flycatcher is categorized as Least Concerned by IUCN [International Union for Conservation of Nature].

Adult Male Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Here is a beautiful set of photographs of Asian Paradise Flycatcher. Enjoy!

Adult Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Asian Paradise Flycatcher about to fly

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Adult Male] in foliage

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female] about to take off

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Adult Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Fully Grown Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female - Juvenile]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Female]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Juvenile Female]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Male - Sub-Adult]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher - front face

Asian Paradise Flycatcher in foliage

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher on a branch

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its shining crown

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its long tail

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Sub-Adult Male] hidden in branches

Asian Paradise Flycatcher [Sub-Adult Male]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its long tail twisted

Asian Paradise Flycatcher with its shining head

Beautiful Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Beautiful bird - Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Beautiful Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher in foliage

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher on a branch

Juvenile Male Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Juvenile Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher perched on a branch

Long white tail of an Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Female Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Long tail of an Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Spike haired Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Close-up of an Asian Paradise Flycatcher

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