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balm, father


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bed, pet


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Sunday, January 18, 2009


Birds(Piita) seen in Tanii Ganda(Ziro)

Piige Piita :

Hikhe : Skylark  ( Alauda arvensis  )
Piise : Rufous Sibia
Kenda : Black necked crane.
The Black-necked Crane is found almost entirely inside the high altitude Tibetan Plateau. The breeding areas are alpine meadows, lakeside and riverine marshes and river valleys. They also make use of barley and wheat fields in these areas. Wintering areas tend to be in sheltered valleys or lower altitudes.  A small group of 20 to 40 was once known to regularly visit the Subansiri area in the Apa Tani valley until 1975.

Pengu piita : Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica)
Tiipii-pii-pii pitta : Himalayan Cuckoo.

Piigiñ : Vulture

Pesu :Hornbill(Buceros bicornis).

Yasi Pariñ : Black stork (Ciconia nigra).

Yasi Pari :Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Tayañ Miili : Black eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis)

Salyo Paku : Orange-breasted green wild pigeon (Treron bicincta).

Parii : Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos).

Parsiñ: Red jungle fowl.

Talley Parii

Tartang : Indian peacock (Pavo cristatus).

Pagi-Yaru/Yarii : Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops).

Tariñ : Wood pecker(Celeus brachyurus)

Ngiila-larii : Fish owl (Ketupa flavipes)

Mudo-Byocho : swallow(Hirundo smithii).

More Miiya : Black kite (Milvus migrans).

Miichi : Armur falcon.

Chikhii-Chikho : Spangled drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus).

Lyaso : Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax phyrrhocorax).

Puha : Crow(Corvus levaillantii)

Pamu :Eagle(Aquila chrysaetos)

Khonkhuñ : Kite(Haliastur indus).

Khentii paku : Ashy wood-pigeon (Columba pulchricollis).

Chilyu or Turli : A small black and white passerine bird.

Aji pai : White wagtail-a small passerine bird (Motacilla alba), found in paddy field.

Morey-Pai Piita
Piidhi : Bullfinch, Eurasian Bullfinch(Pyrrhula pyrrhula).

Pai Taphi Piita (?) :Scarlet Finch.
Kekuru :Bulbul ( Pycnonotus cafer ).

Pari piita :Sparrow (Passer domesticus).
Tapuñ : Bat(Myotis sodalis).

To be continue.............................


  1. great post. looking forward to see more...

  2. thanks for visiting, OK, i will try to post.........

  3. Good work ... at least one step toward preservation of our tradition, culture and our language..

    Keep it up !

  4. Thanks a lot Daachan.
    Ya, we have long way to go for successful preservation of Tanii-aju. Do keep visiting and correct me if there is any error in post.

  5. Its really a great move to have our website so as to preserve our culture, tradition, & our language.i wish more n more blogger came forword n put their views n opinion. GOOD JOB... KEEP IT UP!!!

  6. @mudang
    Thanks for your comment, Ya,we have to preserve our our identity and mine is only ppm(Parts per million), we need more people to work on this.
    Do keep visiting.

  7. very nice birds!

  8. very nice birds!


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