Birds of the Varanasi River Front - a photo-essay

Sparrows on the wood weighing scale
Sparrows dust-bathing in a boat
A Blue Rock Pigeon drinks of its reflection
A White-throated Kingfisher brightens the clutter
Bank Mynas inspect a priest's wares
A Bank Myna surveys its domain
Even paradise takes prisoners, like this parakeet
Monkey business as usual - and does the kite qualify as a bird?

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Photographs by Sahastrarashmi