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Rufous-bellied Niltava (Male)

Niltava sundara

Description:

Male - forehead black; crown, rump, shoulders and a neck patch bright ultramarine blue. Sides of head and back dark purplish blue. Except for purplish throat rest of underparts rufous-orange.

Habitat:

Himalayas from Pakistan to Arunachal Pradesh up to 2300 m and south in the hills of North Eastern states of India in summer; foothills and adjacent plains in winter.

Notes:

Niltava sundara (sundar in hindi means beautiful) and this bird is truly beautiful. Spotted him within the bushes of Sarahan Pheasantry area. "Description and Habitat given from Salim Ali's Book of Indian Birds".

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10 Comments

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 2 years ago

thank you shameerzaman & Leuba. :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

absolutely beautiful !

ShameerZaman
ShameerZaman 2 years ago

AMAZING!

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 2 years ago

thank you Nuwan & alice. :)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 2 years ago

Brilliant color!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 2 years ago

very cute & beautiful bird, great shot too !!

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 2 years ago

thank you KuheliBD :)

KuheliBD
KuheliBD 2 years ago

incredibly beautiful spotting,,

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 2 years ago

thank you SatyenMehta. :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Awesome pic and description Chime!

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 31.53, Long: 77.78

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 3, 2012

Spotted for mission

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