Tamil Birds – Different types of kuruvi – Part 3


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12.பன்றிக்குருவி paṉṟnri-k-kuruvi, பீக்குருவி pī-k-kuruvi
Common Name:White-headed babbler

Latin Name:Malacocircus griseus

The Yellow-billed Babbler or White-headed Babbler (Turdoides affinis) is an Old World babbler endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. The Yellow-billed Babbler is a common resident breeding bird in Sri Lanka and southern India. Its habitat is scrub, cultivation and garden land. This species, like most babblers, is not migratory, and has short rounded wings and a weak flight and is usually seen calling and foraging in groups. It is often mistaken for the Jungle Babbler, whose range overlaps in parts of southern India, although it has a distinctive call and tends to be found in more vegetated habitats.

பன்றிக்குருவி paṉṟnri-k-kuruvi


பன்றிக்குருவி paṉṟnri-k-kuruvi



13.பூணில் pūṇnil
Common Name:The seven sisters

Latin Name:Malacocercus terricolor

The Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striata, is an Old World babbler found in South Asia. They are gregarious birds that forage in small groups of six to ten birds, a habit that has given them the popular name of Seven Sisters or Saath bhai in Hindi with cognates in other regional languages which means “seven brothers”.

பூணில் pūṇnil



14.பொன்னாந்தட்டான் poṉnnān-taṭṭtāṉn

Common Name:Indian Pitta

Latin Name:Pitta bengulensis with Yellow-breasted thrush as gold-coloured;

நெஞ்சிடத்தே மஞ்ச ணிறம் வாய்ந்த ஒருவகைக் குருவி.

The Indian Pitta, Pitta brachyura, is a medium-sized passerine bird. It breeds mainly in the sub-Himalayas and winters in southern India and Sri Lanka. These birds are found in thick undergrowth and are often more easily detected by their calls. They however often crash into houses during the migratory season and their brilliant colouration makes them an object of curiosity and are often covered in newspaper stories.

பொன்னாந்தட்டான் poṉnnān-taṭṭtāṉn


பொன்னாந்தட்டான் poṉnnān-taṭṭtāṉn



15.வண்ணாத்திக்குருவி vaṇṇātti-k-kuruvi
Common Name:Washerwoman robin

Latin Name:Thamnobia fulicata

The Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicatus) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is widespread in South Asia found in Bangladesh,Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The males of northern populations have a brown back whose extent gradually reduces southwards with populations in the southern peninsula having an all black back. They are commonly found in open scrub areas and often seen running along the ground or perching on low thorny shrubs and rocks

வண்ணாத்திக்குருவி vaṇṇnātti-k-kuruvi male


வண்ணாத்திக்குருவி vaṇṇnātti-k-kuruvi female



16.விசிறிக்குருவி vicriṟi-k-kuruvi,வண்ணாத்திக்குருவி vaṇṇnātti-k-kuruvi

Common Name:White-browed fantail

Latin Name:Leucocerca albo- frontata

விசிறிபோன்ற வாலுடைய குருவிவகை.

The White-browed Fantail, Rhipidura aureola, is a small passerine bird.The White-browed Fantail breeds across tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Vietnam. This species is found in forest and other woodland. Three eggs are laid in a small cup nest in a tree.

விசிறிக்குருவி viciṟri-k-kuruvi


விசிறிக்குருவி viciṟri-k-kuruvi



Different types of Kuruvi – Part 1

Different types of Kuruvi – Part 2

Different types of Kuruvi – Part 3

Different types of Kuruvi – Part 4



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  1. most enjoyable wonderful collection of colourful birds that interests both grown-ups and children. thanking you and looking forward to more.

  2. Excellent… help me to find out more abouts birds for kids.. and suggest gud books for kids in tamil

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