Meet the screechers and shriekers, a gang of untidy, garrulous and opinionated jungle babblers that hang out in a garden in Goa, led by the redoubtable frowzle and their neighbors including Banshee the sagacious Barn Owl and his wife Bimbo, hood the crow, don dada the Pushy Pigeon. Amber the brahmini kite and Psitta and Cula the always smooching parakeet. Together they must deal with kidnappers, corrupt cops, a nasty kid with catapult, a killjoy minister of Cultural Propriety, not to mention the evil intentions of Dhaman the rat snake and Gorgon and Zola the pair of nasty bandicoots in a series of adventures where's there never a quiet moment. A wonderful collection of bird stories from Ranjit Lal. The book is full of interesting illustrations that bring out the humor and the essence of the stories. Exciting and adventurous bird stories based on the author's observations of bird behavior.