A new bird in our garden
Every week is a discovery. This week I have added one bird and one plant to my knowledge of the natural history of Vijay Enclave, Waghbil Naka (where I live).
Yesterday I saw a pair - a pair - of Red-whiskered Bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus fuscicaudatus) in the jamun tree in the middle of the garden. To be distinguished from the Red-vented Bulbuls, which are common in our garden.
And I succeeded today in identifying a yellow tubular flower as Cascabela thevetia (I think), known as Yellow oleander (English), kaner (Noth India) and Manja arali (South India). My mother had identified it straightaway yesterday.
So now the bird checklist stands as:-
feral Blue Rock Pigeon
Pied Bushchat / Indian Robin (nor sure which one)
Munias / Sunbirds (not clearly identified)
The checklist of flowers is rather poor, since I don't know most of our garden flowers yet:-
Pride of India (Tamhan)
Flame of the Forest (Palash)
Yellow Oleander (Kaner, Manja arali)
Shoe-flower (Gurhal, Chembaruthi)
Jasmine (Chameli, Malligai)
Lantana (Chaturangi, Vanacchedi)