You’d know, of course, that in most bird species the males are the colourful lot. Well, this post is all about the “small minivet,” a ‘passerine’ variety, capable of perching—having three toes pointing front and one pointing back.
Just cast your eyes on how beautifully our hero stands, framed amidst neem blossoms. After spotting him on this tree (in our farm at Chennai), I hurriedly climbed a nearby terrace to get a better view.
In the following picture, he looks straight into my camera.
And here he is lost in thought—or in observing his mate.
Here is the heroine! She might look a plain Jane to some, but to him, she must be special, right? She is wedged in a shady nook, away from the searing summer heat.