Feathered Friends from Far and Near- 1

House finch

Friends, starting a new series- ‘Feathered friends from far and near‘. Probably a few of the birds that I had already presented in my earlier blogs may be repeated. I will try to give a different photograph, if possible 😊

Today, let us see the House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus). It is a small bird, as big as the sparrow. The bird has a conical seed-eating beak.
This is an adult male bird with rosy-red colour around the face and upper thorax. The plumage has brown streaks on the belly. Wings and tail have dull brown feathers.
The photographs were captured in the State of California.

Friends in my garden- 68

An Assortment of Butterflies

Blue tiger butterfly

Today, let us enjoy the beauty of these butterflies.
The common names of some of these butterflies may be funny. These are delicate critters, and the name ‘tiger’ is a misnomer, as far as common people like us are concerned.
Blue tiger butterflies (Tirumala limniace) are migratory in nature. Here, it is feeding on a Periwinkle flower in my garden.
This Plain tiger butterfly (Danaus chrysippus) is a male, identifiable due to the presence of a white pouch. This pouch is seen on the underside of the hind wings in a black patch.
The Common crow butterflies (Euploea core) have dull brown wings with white spots.
Great eggfly or Common eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina) is seen feeding on sandalwood flowers, behind my house. In males wings are black or dark brown with white marks. Females are colourful.

Plain tiger butterfly
Common crow butterfly
Great eggfly