Wildlife

Birds of the eastern Himalaya

Print edition : September 29, 2017

The snow partridge (Lerwa lerwa). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Mountain scops owl (Otus spilocephalus) in Namdapa National Park in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Crested bunting (Melophus lathami). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Mrs Gould’s sunbird (Aethopyga gouldiae). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Green-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Himalayan bluetail ((Tarsiger rufilatus). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Yellow-rumped honeyguide (Indicator xanthonotus). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Yellow-bellied fantail (Chelidorhynx hypoxantha). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

The eastern Himalaya in its full majesty. Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

White-browed rosefinch (Carpodacus thura). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Dark-rumped rosefinch (Carpodacus edwardsii). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Dark-breasted rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Scarlet finch (Carpodacus sipahi). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Brown-throated fulvetta (Fulvetta ludlowi). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Golden-breasted fulvetta (Lioparus chrysotis). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Black-throated parrotbill (Suthora nipalensis). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler (Pomatorhinus superciliaris). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Mountain imperial pigeon (Ducula badia). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Olive bulbul (Lole viridescens). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Golden bush-robin (Tarsiger chrysaeus). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Black-faced warbler (Abroscopus schisticeps). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Rufous-fronted tit (Aegithalos iouschistos). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Yellow-throated fulvetta (Alcippe cinerea). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Grey-crested tit (Lophophanes dichrous). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Grey-chinned minivet (Pericrocotus solaris). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Large blue flycatcher (Cyornis magnirostris). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

White-throated redstart (Phoenicurus schisticeps). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Fire-tailed myzornis (Myzornis pyrrhoura). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Bar-throated minla (Minla strigula). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Gould’s shortwing (Heteroxenicus stellata). Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

The Lama camp at the Eaglenest Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

Rice, the staple diet of the Mishmi tribe, is cooked in leaves. Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

A Mishmi tribesman. Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE

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