Archive for 'Muscicapidae'

Steinskvett - Northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Steinskvett – Northern wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)

Selv om Fyrsteilene mest forbindes med sjøfugl er det flere arter som hekker her som ikke er sjøbundne, og en av disse er steinskvetten. Det første bekjentskapet er kanskje de korte sangsnuttene, eller en fugl som sitter på bakken og vipper med stjerten et øyeblikk før den forsvinner. Steiskvetten gjør lite av seg, og kan […]

Small niltava (Niltava macgrigoriae)

A very active individual, singing out to the world that he’s strong, healthy and the leader of this land for his species. Often you’ll hear this species singing from the thickets, barely visible, but this one was out in the sunshine for all to see. It sounds like this: Elevation: 2210 meters Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: […]

Grey bush chat (Saxicola ferreus)

During my stay in Chopta I encountered an amazing array of animal species in biomes ranging from alpine to dense forest slopes and valleys and farms. Each with unique flora and fauna. The landscape is dramatic and in many of the steepest slopes there are deep scars from past monsoons. Some places it seemed something […]

Oriental magpie-robin (Copsychus saularis)

In the dry season water is critical, and if you provide access to water on your property you’re certain to attract all the local bird species, and many mammals as well. This is shot at such a location – not far from a creek that also attracts many birds, but where the photographic setting is […]

Rufous-bellied niltava (Niltava sundara)

In the dry season water is critical, and if you provide access to water on your property you’ll certain to attract all the local bird species, and many mammals as well. This is shot at such a location – not far from a creek that also attracts many birds, but where the photographic setting is […]

Rufous-gorgeted flycatcher (Ficedula strophiata)

One of a large number of bird species visiting the countless Rhodondendron trees in bloom. It sounds like this: Elevation: 3267 meters. Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: NIKON D4S Focal length: 800mm ISO: 140 Shutter speed: 1/400 s

Small niltava (Niltava macgrigoriae)

One of many small bird species not often seen, but its lovely song will tell you it’s there somewhere in the thickets. Every now and then it might venture out in the open, or on a favorite perch from where it will sing its announcements to the world according to its understanding of it. This […]

Chestnut-bellied rock thrush (Monticola rufiventris)

What is a beautiful melody to us is dead serious to the bird as it is perched high to announce its presence to competitors and assure its claim to the area around him. Spring is a short but incredibly beautiful season in so many ways as that is when all species are at their most […]