|JUNE - 2011|
Dear Nature Lovers,
Greetings from oikos !
Monsoon at door steps now ! A season that gives new life to entire living forms !
This time, we have a commonly seen bird in gardens. This tiny, chirpy fellow is a delightful experience. It helps us by eating many insects on plants, so no need for pest control & harmful chemicals, have more birds in garden…
Ketaki & Manasi.
Zoological name: Zosterops palpebrosus
This is a very small bright, greenish yellow bird that is commonly seen in gardens, orchards, wooded areas throughout India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Srilanka & Myanmar.
Generally it is seen in small flocks of 5 to 10, sometimes even more moving very fast amongst foliage. In flocks it is very noisy, have musical soft sounds. The prefer eating insects, flower nectar, fruit pulp.
It nests in bushes & trees, laying 2 to 3 eggs mainly in April to July.