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  Birds found commonly in human habitations
Maharashtra is blessed with varied terrain and diverse climatic types resulting into varied ecosystems viz. coasts, inland and coastal wetlands, plains, plateaus, grasslands and hills.
The State thus supports nearly 540 bird species, both resident and migratory occupying these varied habitats!
This presentation has a select few birds which are commonly found inhabiting human habitations - towns villages and suburban areas alike.

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra
Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Baya Weaver Ploceus phillipinus
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Brahminy Kite Hiliatus indus
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidus indicus
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Black Kite Milvus migrans

Photo – Internet (individual photographs with copyright).
Text – A field Guide to the Birds of India, Krys Kazmiercak, Pica Press.
Birdlife International (www.birdlife.org)
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