#WingedJewels . . . Indian Pittas

 

Indian pittas roost in trees. They feed on insects and other small invertebrates that they usually pick up from the ground or leaf litter.
They breed during the south-west monsoon from June to August, with peaks in June in central India, and in July in northern India. The nest is a globular structure with a circular opening on one side built on the ground or on low branches. It is made up of dry leaves and grasses. The clutch is four to five eggs which are very glossy white and spherical with spots and speckles of deep maroon or purple. (Wikipedia)

photo credit: Shantanu Kuveskar – https://www.instagram.com/shantanukuveskar

 

 

 

Text and image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees https://www.facebook.com/695285933892742/posts/3325182770903032/

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