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"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Greeenish Leaf Warbler

(Pacha Podikuruvi)

Heard the first GLW of this season today(8-10-10) at 6.55 am. The typical 'chiruvi... chiruvi...' call was heard three-four times and then the bird went silent.

Greenish leaf warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides viridanus) is the commonest of the Phylloscopi wintering in Kerala. Breeds (summer) in N.Europe, W.Siberia, NW. Mongolia south to Gilgit and Kashmir.


  1. Locations about breeding grounds is informative. Thanks !

  2. Wonder why it has not made its appearance in our place so far.