5 Beautiful Birds That Migrate To India During Winter


Birds have been symbol for freedom, peace, beauty, rain, melody and even omen. They even inspired human beings to spread their wings and fly away, literally. Wright brothers based their models on the structure of the birds.

They are quite small and delicate, at least most of them are. The tenderness of birds came with a price. They have to deal with multiple negative factors that threat their survival. Life of a bird may seem carefree but they need to deal with extensive and tiring search for food and home, pollution, human beings but the worst among them is the harsh winter. It restricts their activities and imposes a menace on their fragile body.

Generally they migrate to warmer parts of the world. India is among their favorites due to its exotic location. Probably their navigation skill is another amazing feat they are capable of pulling perfectly.

Here are 5 birds known for migrating to India during the winter.

1. Osprey

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Aves

Order: Accipitriformes

Species: P. haliaetus

Osprey is known by many names like fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk. They live on a simple diet of fishes. The body of Ospreys is highly adapted for hunting. Their unique characteristics have caused them to be characterized in a separate genus.

osprey

2. Pacific Golden Plover

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Aves

Order: Charadriiformes

Species: P. fulva

The plover birds have a ravishing texture that is a combination of black, golden and white colors. They dwell on insects and crustaceans and some berries.

Their migration includes 4800 km non-stop flight.

Pacific Golden Plover was associated with rain in the ancient days.

pacific-golden-plover

3. Harriers

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Aves

Order: Accipitriformes

Harriers are relatives of hawks; they are among those who prey. The hunting ability places them among the Circus genus. Their diet consists of small mammals, reptiles and even small birds.

The young ones are sometimes referred to as ring-tail harriers.

harriers

4. Wagtails

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Genus: Motacilla

Yes, you guessed it right. The name of the bird comes from their tail. They showcase a peculiar pumping behavior with their tail. Wagtails are slim, colorful, ground-feeding insectivores of open country in the Old World.

Embrace yourself for this; they can lay up to six speckled eggs at a time.

They have exhibited many characteristics that are considered ambiguous.

wagtail

5. Greater Flamingo

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Aves

Order: Phoenicopteriformes

Genus: Phoenicopterus

Flamingos are one of the most distinctive birds. Greater flamingos form the largest species of the flamingos. They have a life span that may cross 60 years. That is pretty crazy for a bird, more than half a century.

greater-flamingo


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