Bulbul : Bulbuls are mid-sized tree birds and have some common species which can be seen around human settlements. They eat a wide range of foods, ranging from fruit to seeds, nectar, small insects and small vertebrates.
Red vented Bulbul (as in right picture) are the most common in India, whereas Red-whiskered and White-eared can also be seen quite often.
Similarly Himalayan Bulbul is the most common in entire range and White browed are common in southern part.
List of Bulbuls in India
The shrike is a family of small birds that are surprisingly lethal predators unlike raptors they do hunt small prey with ferocious tenacity.
The unique feature by which they can be easily identified is their beaks are hooked at the tip.
Flying insects, bees, small aquatic creatures are their main source. The are even called “butcherbirds” because of their hunting prowess. Some species are migratory like Rufous tailed, Brown and Grey-backed Shrike rest all are resident
List of Shrikes in India
Wagtail : As name suggests, Wagtails are small birds with a vertical wagging tail, they can be broadly classified into 2 categories, White and Yellow on the basis of their plumage. They are mostly of combination yellow, white, black and grey and are called ‘Yellow wagtail” on the other hand with combination of white, black and grey ones are called “White Wagtail”. their are nomenclatures are also based on the colour on specific part of their body. Both varieties are common and can be seen very eaisly.
Starling / Myna : Both these variety are medium sized dark coloured bird. Common Myna is one of the most common bird alongside house crow in India. Asian pied Starling and Brahminy Starling are also very common sight and can be seen around human settlements as well.
List of Myna, starling and Wagtails in India
Magpie / Treepie: A long tailed bird from the family of crows but considered as an intelligent bird in the context of adaptability. Treepies are from same variety with slightly shorter tail. Rufous Treepies are found almost all across India except for higher altitude, is where Yellow and Red billed Magpies are found along side Grey Treepie.
They are usually found in groups and well known for their cracky voice which is very similar to some babblers and crow. red billed-Blue Magpie has the longest tail amongst.
Robin / Roller : Indian Robin and Roller are also very common mid-sized bird found across scrubs and open forests. Typically Robins are known for their upward tail. Oriental Magpie Robin and Indian Robin are very common sight across India. On the other hand Rollers are are an adaptive bird and also holds reasonable cultural values in traditions. ( नील कंठ ) is the name by which they are known. European Roller is also found in India but is a migratory bird fond in parts of Rajasthan and Haryana.
List of Magpie, Treepie Robin, Blackbird and Jay in India