‘RED WHISKERED BULBUL'
Creature Companions|August 2021
Who Owned the Morning Hues? Well, She Did. A Story about a Mother Bird Red-Whiskered Bulbul
Chandana Chandrappa

In our little urban garden, there was a Christmas tree. A bird couple came to visit our garden on a beautiful day. They were frequently seen on the Christmas tree. We were soon astounded by the nesting on the tree's lower branch. Red-whiskered Bulbul constructs a soft fiber-striped open cup nest of tiny roots, sticks, and leaves. The nest is usually found in a lower branch of a tree that is normally enclosed by an overlying bush of leaves.

The bird pair built the nest with a lot of effort and faith for their two young birds to grow up safely. Mother bird hatched her two baby eggs with spirit full of warmth. The parent birds bringing food from afar for the babies was fantastic! The newly hatched little birds are blind and featherless. Parent birds are the only source of wisdom, faith, and guidance for the babies.

“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. - J. M. Barrie

RED CHEEKS AND A SPIKY HAIRSTYLE“

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