Friends in my garden- 67

White-cheeked Barbet

Waiting on the trellis in my terrace garden

This beautiful, predominantly green bird is a resident of South India.
I am lucky to have them around my house and they regularly visit to have a drink and bath on my terrace. Then, have a meal of Tinospora berries before disappearing into the green foliage of the tall trees nearby.
White-cheeked barbets (Psilopogon viridis) have brown head and characteristic white patterns on its face- white patch of plumage extending from beak to ears, white line above the eyes and white throat.
These are frugivorous birds. It is very rare to see them foraging on the ground.

Having a drink
A tasty meal of Tinospora berries

Landscape- 15

Coastal landscapes

Goa, the tiny state of India is famous for its beaches. The verdant landscape of this coastal region is exquisite and enthralling.
These are pictures of certain coastal landscapes of Goa…. yes, not the famous beaches.
The days were cloudy and rained intermittently. Captured these scenes whenever there was some sunshine.
Enjoy the beauty of these secluded and picturesque coastal landscapes.