Feb 28, 2013

Birds in Bangalore - Parrots

It was the loud squawking and shrieking that brought me out to my balcony. Perched on the Silverwood tree right in front of my balcony were two parrots. The vocalizations of some parrots can be heard for up to 1 mile. And these two too were audible from far.

One interesting fact about parrots is they do not have vocal chords. They have amazing control of their trachea and they produce sound by pushing air out of it. They change the pitch by altering the shape and depth of their trachea.

Two red beaked green parrots swaying in the topmost branches of the tree, they gave me queer looks as soon as I sneaked into my balcony with my camera. The green parrots with red beaks looked so terrific against the clear blue sky. Bangalore, the garden city of India is turning in to concrete jungle, with chaos and pollution. Under such circumstances sights like this is a blessing!


28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

aren't they cute and curious!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I do love your blue, blue skies, Indrani!! And the colorful parrots are the perfect accent! Wonderful capture for the day! Enjoy your weekend!

Panchali said...

ah terrific birds!!

Lynne said...

Very cute. They are curious of you. Happy Skywatching!

From The Heart said...

The parrots are beautiful!

hitchwriter said...

we have a few parrots around our house too... The sky looks stunningly blue ! Don't you think its the Nikon effect !? :P

NatureStop said...

Nice shots...I love their green colour!Have a great weekend!

Shantana

Anuradha Shankar said...

nice pic, Indrani! and interesting info too

ewok1993 said...

a lovely pair.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice clicks!

Meena said...

the way their necks are turned, it definetely looks like they giiving u queer looks :-D

Jidhu Jose said...

one of my favorite bird

SueAnn Lommler said...

Oh my! They are so beautiful and the photo is terrific!
Hugs
SueAnn

Icy BC said...

What a fascinating bird, and a wonderful capture!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the parrots against the blue sky.

Arumugam Easwar said...

so cute. nice capture.

VaishVijay said...

Certainly itz a blessing to hear parrots in the concrete jungle! Lovely capture.

Anjan Roy said...

you might have felt similar to a person who intrudes a pond in a desert when you spotted the two lovely...red beaked green colored species...!!!

Łucja-Maria said...

Great birds!
Yours :)

eileeninmd said...

Love the parrots and your post is great. I enjoyed the info on the parrots and seeing your beautiful sky shot. Have a happy weekend!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Nice Pic! and interesting piece of information too

ajeethboaz said...

Nice shot...

Jeevan said...

Abolutely blessed with such sight amid racing! I like the way they pose. Well captured.

Indiawilds said...

These are parakeets often mistakenly called as parrots. They fill us with joy. Nice that you see them from your home.

Shilpa Garg said...

Nice capture! These birds are so rarely seen now-a-days in the cities!

AmitAag said...

Great capture!

Rajesh said...

Wow! they are very lovely.

P.N. Subramanian said...

I was always fascinated to catch a glimpse of parrots in the wild. I was not aware that they do not possess vocal chords. Thanks for educating.