My friend, Shail Mohan of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, posted this capture of a White Cheeked Barbet or Small Green Barbet , from one of her outings .
Have a look at her post and the original click here.
She also calls them (in addition to their scientific name Megalaima viridis) , "electrician birds".
The network on view is one of the more civilized , but possibly illegal, simple wire networks, in a country, where despite many companies producing electricity, there are huge transmission losses, and blatant stealing of power happens, undoubtedly because some blind eyes exist. One can see a mess of wires creating unsolvable networks even in parts of old Delhi.
What we need is something like on-line power checkers.
I know it is easy to wish. But sometimes, such bird photos, inspire.
With so many losses
stealing of power,
and unauthorized connections,
what you need
is a flyng squad
of on line power checkers.
No chai pani
no blind eyes
just a quick
entangling of something
with a sharp beak.
a foto on Facebook....