Curious sightings in T Nagar

I’m not sure how many people would believe me if I told them what I saw, less than 10 feet from my apartment window on Raman Street in T Nagar.

Knowing this, I did what anyone in my place would do. I shot it.

The results are below.




Anyone have a clue about the family tree of this fella?

9 Comments so far

  1. Nastikan (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:03 am

    Superb photo, thanks, though I don’t recognize the bird.

  2. Gopal (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    This is a female Asian Koel. A very common bird in Peninsular India.

  3. Manoj Jacob (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:33 am

    Not sure that fits the bill. This bird was at least twice the size of a crow.

  4. Navneeth (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:36 am

    Not surprising. I see this bird almost on a daily basis; that is, if I get the time to bird-watch. It usually perches on a neem tree, on the far side of an “empty” plot next to my house. Although I have photographed this bird, it has not been featured in my album [shameless plug], yet – these photos, BTW, were taken very close to the urban heart of the city.(wherever that is!) You should be able to narrow it down with this site.

  5. Navneeth (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    Gopal is spot on. For some reason, I had the cuckoo in my mind. Thanks, Gopal.

  6. Manoj Jacob (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 12:50 am

    thanks guys. ’twas the first time i saw something like this bird. and thought i’d seen antartica. :)

  7. Nishanth (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 1:20 am

    Nice shots,I have never seen this bird before.The bird does have some some similarities to the commonly found crow.

  8. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on October 10th, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    Koels seem to be proliferating in the urban landscape, but they are not often noticed by the urban population-in-a-rush! The female koel is much more striking-looking than the dark-coloured male. You can hear the plaintive “ku-OOO! ku-OOO” at all times of the day.

  9. Rajesh (unregistered) on October 11th, 2007 @ 4:16 pm


    I feel lucky ;-) see the shot I got from my living room:

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