Greater racket tailed drongo, Masinagudi

The greater racket-tailed drongo is a medium-sized Asian bird which is distinctive in having elongated outer tail feathers with webbing restricted to the tips. They are conspicuous in the forest habitats often perching in the open and by attracting attention with a wide range of loud calls that include perfect imitations of many other birds. One hypothesis suggested is that these vocal imitations may help in the formation of mixed-species foraging flocks, a feature seen in forest bird communities where many insect feeders forage together. These drongos will sometimes steal insect prey caught or disturbed by other foragers in the flock and another ideas is that vocal mimicry helps them in diverting the attention of smaller birds to aid their piracy. The distribution range of this species extends from the western Himalayas to the eastern Himalayas and Mishmi Hills in the foothills below 1,200 m (3,900 ft). They are found in the hills of peninsular India and the Western Ghats. Continuing into the west to the islands of Borneo and Java in the east through the mainland and islands. This species is classified as least concern by IUCN.

Yellow browed bulbul, Masinagudi

It is also called as Golden browed bulbul. An yellow and olive bird that has a distinct yellow brow and consequently the name. It is a forest canopy dwelling bird and found in the western ghats of India and Srilanka. They primarily feed on insects and berries, it is classified as least concern by IUCN.

White cheeked barbet, Masinagudi

White-cheeked barbet is also known as the small green barbet. It is again a forest dwelling bird found mainly in western ghats and adjoining areas. A predominant fruit eater which can use its bills to excavate the cavities in trees and where it nests. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.

Spotted Dove, Masinagudi

A rather common dove found across India and south east Asia. Spotted Doves feed on grains, seeds and scraps. The birds are seen alone or in small flocks, feeding mostly on the ground. They were introduced to Australia in 1860s and have expanded their range across OZ. The species is found in light forests and gardens as well as in urban areas. They are classified as least concern by IUCN.

Red wishkered bulbul, Masinagudi

It is also called as the crested bulbul. This bird is found across Asia. It is one of the most common birds in urban gardens. This bird is a predominantly a fruit eating bird and is classified as least concern by IUCN.