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Kavdi Pat

Kavdi Pat lies 15 km on the outskirts of Pune city. It lies on the Solapur Highway NH 9. It is on the banks of Mula-Mutha river near Pune.It consists of dry lands and wetlands with some forest like area and farms as farming is the main occupation.

A great variety of birds are found in Kavdi Pat and a lot of migratory birds also migrate during winter and some of them have started living there as a home. It is a natural habitat for birds and lot of birds thrive there. It is a natural bird sanctuary.
I live in Manjri, Pune which is near from Kavdi Pat and quite often visit Kavdi Pat. It is beautiful place and other than birds I have also seen beautiful landscapes during morning and evening time. The people here are very friendly and have good knowledge about birds.

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Spotted Munia

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Spotted Munia
Spotted Munia are commonly seen in western ghats in Maharashtra. Spotted munia often sit on the trees nearby my house. They are also known as scaly breasted munia as they have scales on their chest. The breeding season is during the rainy season (mainly June to August in India) but can breed at other times.The calls include a short whistle, variations on kitty-kitty-kitty and a sharp chipping alarm note.

Purple Rumpled Sunbird

Purple Rumped Sunbird (Male)
Purple Rumped Sunbird (Male)

These types of sunbird are found in western Maharashtra. The above type is male purple rumpled sunbird. This one comes in front of my house nearly everyday and feeds on the nectar in the flowers on different trees. It does not stay at one place for long time and makes short and loud whistling sounds. They are generally present in pairs and the other one is present nearby. The male and the female purple rumped sunbird are different in size and differ in coloration. Below is a photo of a purple rumped female sunbird.

Purple Rumped Sunbird (Female)
Purple Rumped Sunbird (Female)
The bird in the left hand side is the purple rumped sunbird female. The male and the female sunbird are often seen together and move around in pairs.