Photography

In search of exotic birds

Print edition : September 15, 2017

The rufous-necked hornbill (Aceros nipalensis). In Arunachal Pradesh it is hunted by the tribal people for its beak and feathers.

Hodgson's frogmouth (Batrachostomus hodgson), found in the Mishmi hills in Arunachal Pradesh.

Mrs Hume's pheasant, female, spotted in the forest near Pungro village in eastern Nagaland during a night trek.

Mrs Hume’s pheasant (Syrmaticus humiae), male, in its roost.

The green cochoa (Cochoa viridis) in the Mishmi hills.

The chestnut-vented nuthatch (Sitta nagaensis).

The golden-throated barbet (Megalaima franklinii).

Blyth’s tragopan (Tragopan blythii).

Blyth’s kingfisher (Alcedo hercules).

The blood pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus).

Temminck’s tragopan (Tragopan temminckii).

The grey peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum).

The Yunnan nuthatch (Sitta yunnanensis), a species endemic to south-west China. Jainy Kuriakose spotted a small flock of this bird at Walong, Arunachal Pradesh, in 2014.

The Yunnan Nuthatch.

The Yunnan nuthatch.

The Yunnan nuthatch.

The oriental bay-owl (Phodilus badius) found in the north-eastern region.

Ward’s trogon (Harpactes wardi) photographed in the Mishmi hills.

Jainy Maria Kuriakose.

The Mishmi hills, a biodiversity hotspot in Arunachal Pradesh.

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