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Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus   - Roosting
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Fulay, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 28 March 2009
English synonyms:Grey Hypocolius, Gray Hypocolius
Bird Family :Hypocoliidae - Hypocolius
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :They are attaining breeding plumage. Last year the Grey Hypocolius were seen until 20 th April.
The Salvadora persica berries are ripening and abundant in some parts of Banni. Grey Hypocolius are vocal from February and can be heard calling sweet musical double call notes piew piew (sounds like a distantly calling Wigeon). - JT