Oriental Bird Images

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Gymnoris xanthocollis   - Male displaying
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia
Photographer : © Jaysukh Parekh “Suman”
Location :near Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 13 October 2017
English synonyms:Yellow-throated Sparrow, Yellow-throated Petronia, Chestnut-shouldered Bush Sparrow, Chestnut-shouldered Bush-Sparrow, Chestnut-shouldered Rock Sparrow, Chestnut-shouldered Sparrow, Indian Yellow-throated Petronia, Indian Yellow-throated Sparrow, Yellow-spotted Rock Sparrow
Bird Family :Passerinae - Sparrows, Petronias & Snowfinches
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :I had not seen Chestnut-shouldered Petronia display up till this day. While photographing the bird from a distance I saw it behaving quite differently. The bird was shaking its head up and down continuously with some calling in front of another bird. From this distance the bird was not identified as the bird had puffed up its belly and the belly colour was very very white. After clicking some shots I found that it was a Chestnut-shoudered Petronia male displaying to a female. About 10 minutes the bird was displaying and changing perch nearby. Even from the back the belly part was looking puffed up, with the white feathers clearly visible from behind. Video at
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