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  • Writer's pictureS Santosh Kumar (sukubirder)

Braggart of Bharatpur: Pied Bushchat

Updated: Mar 27, 2023


(Nikon D5600, 200-500mm lens; 1/500, f/5.6, ISO125; hand-held)


Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata), a resident bird of the Indian subcontinent, is commonly seen in open country and grasslands. Male is predominantly black with varying amount of white on the vent, belly and wing. Female is dark brown in colour with a rufous rump and underparts. The male is usually sighted sitting on a prominent perch, singing a whistling tune or making short sallies to catch insects. The female is generally seen close by. This bird is also frequently spotted foraging on the ground for food.





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