Presenting a special spice… the Spice Finch or scaly-breasted munia. Were you expecting an edible spice? 😎
Saw this bird near Chennai (India) suburbs. It sports lovely patterns and colours, doesn’t it?
A busy creature, especially when nesting—saw it fly tirelessly several times between some grass and (presumably)its nest. It grabbed long grass strands to build/line its home. The nest must have been far away because this little bird kept vanishing in the horizon.