Anjana Mehta’s appa’s house is sited somewhere in the foothills of the Himalayas – Nainital to be precise. This is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, at about 2,300 metres above sea level.
Birds that visit the Nainital House are many and varied. Of the 1,200 odd species found in India, 141 are endemic to this area LINK. And many are endangered.
Anjana’s appa has a feeding table of more than a metre in diameter where he feeds the birds with rice. According to Anjana, these birds prefer cooked rice to raw bird seeds.
“Sometimes large numbers eat together, nearly obscuring the table on which bird food is laid out,” wrote Anjana.
View the delightful video clip below that shows the various Indian birds.
25th February 2019