Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Kembuta on the tree
The kembuta or kembhuta or kemboota or kembota is the Kannada name for the bird. It feeds on other birds, bird eggs, insects, wild berries, reptiles, rats just to mention a few.
It is a rather common bird and can be found on coconut trees more frequently than other trees. I am trying to find its actual name and would appreciate any help.
It has red feathers on a black body. It has been immortalized by its mention in Kannada literature. The actual quote that mentions it goes like this "The Kembuta tried to spread its wings after seeing the peacock spread its wings".