Birds Collection

Birds are fascinating creatures. Their feathers which come in a remarkable variety of colors and forms, ability to fly and sing alongside their fragility always fascinate me. All these features are found nowhere, more apparent than in birds. There is a bird garden in the city I live. That motivated me to visit them and draw some. I add some of them here.


Self Defined


illustration, watercolor

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.. Domestic Pigeon ..

The domestic pigeon is a pigeon subspecies that was derived from the rock dove. The rock pigeon is the world’s oldest domesticated bird. Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets mention the domestication of pigeons more than 5,000 years ago, as do Egyptian hieroglyphics.

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.. Seagull ..

Gulls, or colloquially seagulls, are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari. They are most closely related to the terns and skimmers and only distantly related to auks, and even more distantly to waders.

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.. Pelican ..

Pelicans are a genus of large water birds that make up the family Pelecanidae. They are characterized by a long beak and a large throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped-up contents before swallowing. They have predominantly pale plumage, except for the brown and Peruvian pelicans.

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.. Caspian Tern ..

The Caspian tern is a species of tern, with a subcosmopolitan but scattered distribution. Despite its extensive range, it is monotypic of its genus, and has no accepted subspecies. The genus name is from Ancient Greek hudros, “water”, and Latin progne, “swallow”.

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.. Grey Heron ..

The grey heron is a long-legged wading bird of the heron family, Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but some populations from the more northern parts migrate southwards in autumn.

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.. Scarlet Ibis ..

The scarlet ibis is a species of ibis in the bird family Threskiornithidae. It inhabits tropical South America and part of the Caribbean. In form, it resembles most of the other twenty-seven extant species of ibis, but its remarkably brilliant scarlet coloration makes it unmistakable.

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..  White-Throated Kingfisher ..

The white-throated kingfisher also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from the Sinai east through the Indian subcontinent to China and Indonesia. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements.

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.. Eurasian Hoopoe ..

The Eurasian hoopoe is the most widespread species of the genus Upupa. It is a distinctive cinnamon coloured bird with black and white wings, a tall erectile crest, a broad white band across a black tail, and a long narrow downcurved bill. Its call is a soft “oop-oop-oop”.

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.. Falcon ..

Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Falcons are widely distributed on all continents of the world except Antarctica, though closely related raptors did occur there in the Eocene.

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.. Little Blue Heron ..

Long-Legged heron with a daggerlike bill. Adults have a purple-maroon head and neck and a dark slaty-blue body. Bill is two-toned, with blue-grey at the base. Locally common from the eastern U.S. to South America; especially common near the coast. Found in a variety of wetland habitats, especially shallow marshy pools.

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.. Indian Paradise Flycatcher ..

The Indian paradise flycatcher is a medium-sized passerine bird native to Asia, where it is widely distributed. As the global population is considered stable, it has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 2004. It is native to the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Myanmar.