Neptis hylas or the Common Sailor has a characteristic stiff gliding flight achieved by short and shallow wingbeats just above the horizontal. (Wiki)
He is Mani and earns a living by keeping cows and selling their milk, doing odd jobs for people in the residential colonies around. Some afternoons you find him fast asleep beneath a tree, taking that much needed rest. He has a family somewhere in Tamil Nadu, to whom goes most all of his earnings, for on himself he hardly spends anything. I hope to click him again. He has an interesting face.
Appias lyncida (Cramer, 1779)
Chocolate Albatross, Appias lyncida, is a butterfly of the Family Pieridae, that is, the Yellows and Whites, which is found in South and South East Asia….. The Chocolate Albatross is a forest butterfly and prefers rainy highlands, up to a level of 3000 ft. Flying strongly and swiftly close to the ground, the Albatross is frequently found in jungle clearings and along stream banks. (Source Wiki)
Chestnut-tailed Starlings silhouetted against the grey skies that spell imminent rain.
A solo Starling on a bare branch.
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