Indeed, the social stimulation derived from the calling and courting of neighbors in the colony has been shown to hasten the development of eggs in crested penguins.
As some of us slept, others watched the courtship of a pair of paradise flycatchers and a pair of crested buntings.
My private encounter with a family of crested firebacks, one of the many stunning partridges in the area, will long remain in my mind's eye.
Presently its chatter attracted a beautiful crested blue jay that flew close and uttered high-pitched notes, wild and fierce in their intensity.
More than 200 species of birds are also found here, including the rare Storm's stork and the oriental darter, kingfishers and raptors such as the crested serpent eagle.
The male has a dark green crested head, a white neck ring and a rusty breast.
As yet another scorching summer has drawn to a close in Mumbai, one hears the haunting cry of the pied crested cuckoo.
They have distinctive crested heads, black throats, and black masks lightly lined with white.
The noise from the birds (mostly lesser crested tern and common noddy) was deafening.
Its overall bright red color and crested head feathers, which raise when the bird is alert or excited, readily identify the male.