Tuesday, April 10, 2007


During 2005 winter a beautiful little bird called Indian Pitta frequented my backyard every afternoon. The green upper part, light brown underparts with bright orange at the vent and streaks of at least 5 other colors under the wing gives it it's Hindi and Marathi Name 'NavRang' (nine colors). The Pitta seemed very fond of grapes that we fed it everyday. We waited all through the 2006 winter but the bird did not show up. May be it discovered sweeter grapes somewhere else.

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