Archive for 'Leiothrichidae'

Striated Laughingthrush (Grammatoptila striata)

Striated Laughingthrush (Grammatoptila striata)

Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan I encountered this species many times during my time in Bhutan, but rarely in clear view like this. In fact I thought I was missing out on yet another clear shot here, as it was deep inside a raspberry thicket, gorging in yellow rubus berries. I’m not certain which species, […]

Hoary-throated barwing (Actinodura nipalensis)

Experiencing the rhododendron forests in bloom is an amazing experience in many ways as they are a magnet to so many incredible bird species. Sometimes you may arrive at a location in full bloom to find just a few sunbirds and some other species only to experience an influx of species foraging. But they often […]

Long-tailed sibia (Heterophasia picaoides) on a Flame of the forest (Butea sp)

To the human eye a tree with just these flaming inflorescences is a wonder to behold, but for pollinators and nectar hunters alike this is a welcome and very popular food station. As this tree species shed its leaves in the dry season it is a definite sign of spring when the naked branches carry […]