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?
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.