Birding From Balcony – 15 Birds You Can Spot in Pune

During this period of lock down, passage of time is a big challenge so birding is one of the best and popular hobby you can develop along with photography from balcony. Here is the list of common birds spotted in Pune with name and picture from balcony.

Shikra (Accipiter badius)


Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus)


Coppersmith Barbet or crimson-breasted barbet is a resident bird of the Indian cities, known for its metronomic calls and lives in a small groups inside a tree holes. The coppersmith barbet mostly found in urban areas, gardens and parks.

Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)


Red-whiskered Bulbul also known as crested bulbul is the second most common bulbul found in India, after Red- vented bulbul. The crested bulbul is known for loud and evocative calls during morning and evening from the tops of trees.

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)


Purple Sunbird is a small bird from sunbird family and Like other species of sunbirds found in India they also feed mainly on nectar and insects. The purple-rumped sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica) easily distinguished from the purple sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus) by upperside colours.

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)


Indian white-Eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)


Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica)


Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)


Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)


Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata)


Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)


Common iora is known for loud whistles and the bright yellow and black colours, found across the Indian subcontinent. The common iora breeding season starts mainly after the monsoons and males have black cap and back black wing.

Oriental magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis)


Oriental magpie-robin are distinctive black and white birds, found across most of the Indian cities and known for early morning calls and their songs.The Indian name is dhayal and are different then Indian robin – often seen running along the ground.


White-spotted Fantail (Rhipidura albogularis)


White-spotted fantail always fans its tail as it moves through and also known for musical notes in its call. The white-spotted fantail is not a subspecies of the white-throated fantail.

Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)

Jungle Myna found across much of the Indian cities, always in pair and mostly seen with common myna, pied myna and with common myna. The jungle myna are omnivorous bird and feeds mainly on insects, fruit and seeds on the ground.


Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)

Indian grey hornbill commonly sighted in pairs, found in urban areas in many Indian cities. This species of hornbill is completely arboreal and looks very similar to the Malabar grey hornbill of the Western Ghats.


Pune is very beautiful city, dotted with lakes and full of tress around the cities. Most common birds found in Pune also includes Green bee-eater, Asian Keol, Spotted owlet, Bar owl, common Myna, red vented bulbul, purple-rumped sunbird, Rose-ringed parakeet, Greater coucal, Black drongo, laughing dove, White-throated kingfisher and black kites.

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