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Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus   - Chicks in nest
Small Minivet
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 31 August 2013
English synonyms:Fiery Minivet, Lesser Minivet, Little Minivet, Ceylon Little Minivet
Bird Family :Oriolini - Orioles, figbirds, cuckooshrikes, trillers, minivets & flycatcher-shrikes
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A male Small Minivet was seen feeding 2 chicks in a nest built in an Acacia senegal tree at 3 metres height from the ground.

This year so far the rains are very scanty (6 inches) but some species are raising their chicks in spite of the drought-like situation. - JT