Saturday, December 18

Neel kanth- State bird of Bihar

Indian Roller  नील कंठ
The Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis) is locally known as "Neel Kanth " and is chosen as the state bird for the Indian states of Bihar, Karnataka, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

The local name of this once often sighted bird is Neelakant ,नील कंठ (meaning “blue throat”), a name associated with the deity Shiva (who drank poison resulting in the blue throat). During former times, a captive roller would be released by the local ruler during festivals such as Dussera.

Its a beautiful sight to see the birg in full flight..the flashing twirling shades of blue in the sunlight are mesmerizing...one needs a lot of patience, bit of luck and a fast lens..one day I will get this beauty full frame in full flight
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2 comments:

peekay said...

amazing snap chief and good info, will wait for more of those...keep them coming

Semper Fidelis said...

The post and the pic is Fantabulous.Its my First time and somehow I came through this blog of yours.Amazing indeed!!