I spotted this bird in India a day ago in a park located inside a city. There are no nearby water bodies around the park. The bird is slightly larger than the average person's fist. Does anyone know what species of bird is it?
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S. malabarica, Source: universebirds.com
S. blythii on the left and S.malabarica on the right.
Description: Adults are approximately 20 cm long. They have grey heads/neck, blackish remiges, and reddish-brown (i.e., "rufous") belly and undertail. Their beaks are yellow with pale bluish bases.
Range: As you can see in the map below, they are present throughout most of India:
Source: Natural Earth and Myself
You can see videos of specimens here.