Friday, 12 March 2010


(All photographs by Anvita Lakhera.)

Identified as drably coloured, in conservation status they are categorized as LC- Least Concern. Anyone who has watched these birds for any length of time would testify that these words aren't quite what you'd associate with them, in normal parlance. For there is nothing drab about them when it comes to squabbling in the undergrowth or simply stalking the balconies in teams of seven plus members. They appear to be most concerned about everything that is happening in the neighbourhood. Gregarious, they chatter nineteen to a dozen and at the drop of a hat are ready to congregate in large groups for what appears to be frantic socializing.

The babbler may appear dull but then that maybe because we see things as we are, not as they are.


Chandan said...

Thank God for the Babblers and their ever available chatter. Surrounded by Wren Babblers these days, assail me on morning walks with such gusto. Love your site..Keep the ink flowing.

Anvita Lakhera said...

Thank you for your kind words :)
Yes indeed, thank god for babblers and other such 'common' birds without whom life would be really boring.

bythewindowsill said...

reminds me of:

"who is more important... tigers or humans?"

pat came the reply: "from whose point of view, yours or the tiger?"

Anvita Lakhera said...

That's so true. Or as the saying goes, 'As far as the moon is concerned he is always full.'