Common Birds of Bombay (Mumbai)

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House Sparrow
Form & Size: Sparrow 15 cm.
[More or less Brown (all shades)]
Associated Colours: black, chestnut, white

House Crow
Form & Size: Crow 43 cm.
[More or less wholly Black]

Blue Rock Pigeon
Form & Size: Pigeon 33 cm.
[Largely Ashy Grey, Blue Grey or Slaty]
Associated Colours: black, glistening purple and green

Black Kite
Form & Size: Kite 61 cm.
[More or less Brown (all shades)]
Associated Colours: single colour

Rose-ringed Parakeet
Form & Size: Myna 23 cm.
[Prominent tail, Chiefly Green]
Predominant Colours: black, grass green, rose
Associated Colours: black (pink in male), rose
Tail Length in cm.: 23

Red-whiskered Bulbul
Form & Size: Bulbul 20 cm.
[Prominent crest, More or less Brown (all shades)]
Predominant Colours: brown, white
Associated Colours: black, red, white

Red-vented Bulbul
Form & Size: Bulbul 20 cm.
[More or less Brown (all shades)]
Associated Colours: red, white

Common Myna
Form & Size: Myna 23 cm.
[More or less Brown (all shades)]
Associated Colours: white (wing patch)

Asian Koel
Form & Size: Crow 43 cm.
[Prominent tail, More or less wholly Black, More or less Brown (all shades)]
Predominant Colours: black (male), brown (female)
Tail Length in cm.: 20

Purple-rumped Sunbird
Form & Size: Sparrow 15 cm.
[Prominent bill, Several bright colours in plumage]
Predominant Colours: crimson, green, purplish, yellow
Associated Colours: green, metallic crimson, purple, yellow
Length of Bill in cm.: 2.5
Shape & Colour of Bill: curved, black

Oriental Magpie-Robin
Form & Size: Bulbul 20 cm.
[Pied Black and White]

Common Tailor Bird
Form & Size: Sparrow 15 cm.
[Prominent tail, Chiefly Green]
Predominant Colours: olive green, white
Associated Colours: rusty red, white
Tail Length in cm.: 4-8

Indian Pond-Heron
Form & Size: Village Hen 46-76 cm.
[Prominent bill, Long legs, More or less Brown (all shades)]
Predominant Colours: earthy brown, white
Associated Colours: white
Length of Bill in cm.: 6
Shape & Colour of Bill: straight, pointed, brown and yellow, greenish yellow, blue at base
Leg Colour: dull green

Little Egret
Form & Size: Village Hen 46-76 cm.
[Prominent bill, Long legs, More or less White]
Predominant Colours: white
Length of Bill in cm.: 10
Shape & Colour of Bill: straight, pointed, black
Leg Colour: black

White throated Fantail Flycatcher
Form & Size: Sparrow 15 cm.
[More or less Brown (all shades)]
Associated Colours: white

Jungle Crow
Form & Size: Crow 43 cm.
[More or less wholly Black]

Alexandrine Parakeet
Form & Size: Pigeon 33 cm.
[Prominent tail, Chiefly Green]
Predominant Colours: black, grass green, maroon, pink
Associated Colours: black, maroon, pink
Tail Length in cm.: 36

Black Drongo
Form & Size: Bulbul 20 cm.
[Prominent tail, More or less wholly Black]
Predominant Colours: black
Tail Length in cm.: 17

White-breasted Kingfisher
Form & Size: Myna 23 cm.
[Prominent bill, Several bright colours in plumage]
Predominant Colours: blue, brown, chocolate, white
Associated Colours: blue, chocolate brown, white
Length of Bill in cm.: 7.5
Shape & Colour of Bill: straight, pointed, red

Small Bee-eater
Form & Size: Sparrow 15 cm.
[Prominent tail, Prominent bill, Chiefly Green]
Predominant Colours: green, rusty
Associated Colours: black, rusty brown
Length of Bill in cm.: 3
Shape & Colour of Bill: curved, slender, brownish black
Tail Length in cm.: 14

Coppersmith Barbet
Form & Size: Sparrow 15 cm.
[Chiefly Green]
Associated Colours: crimson, yellow

Rufous-backed Shrike
Form & Size: Bulbul 20 cm.
[More or less Brown (all shades)]
Associated Colours: black, grey

Red-wattled Lapwing
Form & Size: Partridge 33 cm.
[Long legs, Pied Black and White]
Predominant Colours: bronze brown
Associated Colours: red lappets, white
Shape & Colour of Bill: orange red and black
Leg Colour: yellow

Asian Paradise-Flycatcher
Form & Size: Bulbul 20 cm.
[Prominent tail, Prominent crest, More or less White]
Predominant Colours: black on head (adult male), chestnut, chestnut (immature), white, white (adult male)
Tail Length in cm.: 20

Indian Golden Oriole
Form & Size: Myna 23 cm.
[Chiefly Yellow]
Associated Colours: black

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