Archive for 'Corvidae'

Grey treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)

Saari Village, Uttarakhand, India In flight this tail is all fun, but when perched it can be somewhat cumbersome after landing, as it comes on the way of branches, as seen here. Every such entanglement takes a toll on the feathers, and it is all up to the bird to constantly tend to it by […]

Grey treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)

This is one of many opportunities that just presented itself after I had given up on getting any good captures during my Bhutan journey. I had just finished my morning photo session and was on my way back to the hotel when I saw this group sitting out in the open chit-chatting. Although common, I’m […]

Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

This was such a beautiful spring morning, with soft light, haze and mist in layers low above the farmland. The air perfectly still. There were quite a number of choughs roaming around the fields. Some perched and surveying the opportunities, while others were busy in groups. And then there were the couples like these two […]

Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

This was my very first encounter of this species, and what a lovely first contact. These two were enjoying what seemed like true affection and love for each other. The left one was the active one, preening the one on the right in many ways and parts of the body. The receiver closed the eyes […]

Curl-crested Jay (Cyanocorax cristatellus)

The only encounter of the species during my short stay inside Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. Unfavourable background, unfortunately – hopefully better opportunity comes along during my next stay in Brazil. It sounds like this: Aperture: ƒ/7.1 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 700mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/800 s

Plush-crested Jay (Cyanocorax chrysops)

A common but truly beautiful bird! I found this one very busy eating from this tree, and you can see it’s focusing on the Cecropia fruits rather than me. Altitude: 1036 metres. It sounds like this: