Pied Kingfisher is a water kingfisher found widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Their black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish makes it distinctive. I spotted this while travelling from Sirsi(uttara kannada district , Karnataka) to Bangalore , I immediately pulled over my car and started clicking.
Scaly breasted munia or spice finch is a sparrow sized bird native to tropical asia.The species has 11 subspecies across their range and differ slightly in size and colour. Munia eats mainly on grass seeds apart from berries and small insects.