ID confirmation says it’s a Blue winged Leafbird (female)
Birds have a way of coming in front of you at the most unexpected of times. In the last 6 months i had never seen a Leafbird in the area & suddenly there was a flock of 4 or 5 of them chirping & feeding in front of me. I had to make a dash, wash my dirty hands & just enough time to go & find my camera & click.
A few years back my teenaged son was introduced to birds by two of his wonderful teachers Manish bhaiyya & Priyanka didi & one of the things that Manish bhaiyya had told him was if you don’t spot a leafbird…. then you cannot be a birder. And i remember very clearly the first time he saw a Leafbird he was jumping up & down in excitement. Fortunately for me this flock came bang in front of me & i did not have to do any expert 3rd eye sighting which most birders have & i unfortunately don’t have !
The flock flew on to the next tree, but i decided not to follow them & let them be.
Untill next time,
adios amigos !
PS: The tree on which these birds are sitting has an interesting name: its called the Fish Poison Tree !