Photo Essay on Birds on Silk Cotton Tree (Bombax ceiba, Semal)

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Dev Kumar

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15-Apr-2011, 1:27:42 am15/04/11
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Dear Friends,

A fascinating and beautiful topic - Birds on the Silk Cotton Tree (Semal, Bombax ceiba). This tree is a magnet for birds.

Sumit Sen of Birds of India had asked for pictures of birds on this tree. He has now created a photo essay on this tree and the birds which visit it. Two of my contributions, viz., Chestnut Shouldered Petronia and Grey Hornbill have been selected.
Click here to see this photo essay - so fascinating to see so many species on this one species of tree. 

regards
Dev

Birds on the Semal:
(1) Eurasian Golden Oriole
(2) Black Headed Oriole
(3) Red Billed Blue Magpie
(4) Black Rumped Flameback
(5) Fulvous Breasted Woodpecker
(6) Rufous Treepie
(7) Grey Treepie
(8) Blue Throated Barbet
(9) Great Barbet
(10) Vernal Hanging Parakeet
(11) Jungle Myna
(12) Rosy Starling
(13) Asian Pied Starling
(14) Spot Winged Starling
(15) Chestnut Tailed Starling
(16) Hill Myna
(17) Red - vented Bulbul
(18) Black Bulbul
(19) Red Whiskered Bulbul
(20) Lineated Barbet
(21) Maroon Oriole
(22) Oriental Magpie Robin
(23) Greater Necklaced Laughing Thrush
(24) Spangled Drongo
(25) Chestnut-Shouldered Petronia
(26) Baya Weaver
(27) Oriental White Eye
(28) Greater yellownape
(29) Lesser Adjutant
(30) House Crow
(31) Himalayan Bulbul
(32) Rufous Sibia
(33) Common Tailorbird
(34) Grey Hornbill
(35) Chestnut Bellied Rockthrush
(36) Large-billed Crow.
(37) Egret


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Pankaj Oudhia

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15-Apr-2011, 1:34:28 am15/04/11
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Thanks for sharing. Bombax is much liked by birds but not preferred by Monkeys. Farmers allow it in field bunds for this reason.

Trees not preferred by Hanuman Langur. Part-1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5uiaSmBStQ


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Pankaj Oudhia

rajiv

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15-Apr-2011, 1:57:12 am15/04/11
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so beautiful , sir & so great !

On Apr 15, 10:27 am, Dev Kumar <dev.kumar.vasude...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
>
> A fascinating and beautiful topic - Birds on the Silk Cotton Tree (Semal,
> Bombax ceiba). This tree is a magnet for birds.
>
> Sumit Sen of Birds of India had asked for pictures of birds on this tree. He
> has now created a photo essay on this tree and the birds which visit it. Two
> of my contributions, viz., Chestnut Shouldered Petronia and Grey Hornbill
> have been selected.
>  Click *here <http://www.kolkatabirds.com/silkcotton.htm>* to see this photo
>  bxcebia8.jpg
> 41KViewDownload

kiran srivastava

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15-Apr-2011, 3:09:48 am15/04/11
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In Mumbai Goldfronted Chloropsis, Goldmantled Chloropsis, Hair-crested Drongo and other species of Drongo's also frequent this tree. In addition, these species are quite aggressive and are good mimics, often fooling birders by mimicking other species in the vicinity.
 
Cheers,
Kiran Srivastava
Mumbai

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Dev Kumar <dev.kumar...@gmail.com> wrote:

raghu ananth

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15-Apr-2011, 4:58:55 am15/04/11
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An impressive diorama indeed!

Regards

Raghu


--- On Fri, 15/4/11, kiran srivastava <srivas...@gmail.com> wrote:

Ushadi micromini

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15-Apr-2011, 9:10:58 am15/04/11
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Dear all:
Wonderful, what a delightful and fruitful project... value added
street tree project/ Urban forestery is so very essential for beauty
and quality of life for the humans who live in these large cities...
Congratulations for the person with the idea, and folks who took the
pictures...
Usha di



On Apr 15, 12:09 pm, kiran srivastava <srivastava...@gmail.com> wrote:
> In Mumbai Goldfronted Chloropsis, Goldmantled Chloropsis, Hair-crested
> Drongo and other species of Drongo's also frequent this tree. In addition,
> these species are quite aggressive and are good mimics, often fooling
> birders by mimicking other species in the vicinity.
>
> Cheers,
> Kiran Srivastava
> Mumbai
>
> On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Dev Kumar
> <dev.kumar.vasude...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > Dear Friends,
>
> > A fascinating and beautiful topic - Birds on the Silk Cotton Tree (Semal,
> > Bombax ceiba). This tree is a magnet for birds.
>
> > Sumit Sen of Birds of India had asked for pictures of birds on this tree.
> > He has now created a photo essay on this tree and the birds which visit it.
> > Two of my contributions, viz., Chestnut Shouldered Petronia and Grey
> > Hornbill have been selected.
> >  Click *here <http://www.kolkatabirds.com/silkcotton.htm>* to see this

Ushadi micromini

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15-Apr-2011, 9:12:49 am15/04/11
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I love this idea so much that I bookmarked this page...
Usha di

On Apr 15, 10:27 am, Dev Kumar <dev.kumar.vasude...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
>
> A fascinating and beautiful topic - Birds on the Silk Cotton Tree (Semal,
> Bombax ceiba). This tree is a magnet for birds.
>
> Sumit Sen of Birds of India had asked for pictures of birds on this tree. He
> has now created a photo essay on this tree and the birds which visit it. Two
> of my contributions, viz., Chestnut Shouldered Petronia and Grey Hornbill
> have been selected.
>  Click *here <http://www.kolkatabirds.com/silkcotton.htm>* to see this photo
>  bxcebia8.jpg
> 41KViewDownload

sheetal chaudhari

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16-Apr-2011, 9:03:26 am16/04/11
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very nice information.

Thanks for sharing.

regards,
Sheetal Pachpande


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