Rufous Sibia (14)
|I shot this Rufous Sibia at Pangot during my afternoon forest walk. The perch was right beside the waterhole flanked by bushes on both sides. There were many rufous sibias along with schimitar babblers & thrushes. This sibia came down besides the waterhole & then perched itself on the broken tree trunk. The afternoon light was nice allowing me to maintain a decent shutterspeed.|
These birds are residents of the Himalayas. These have black cap, rufous or cinnamon buff nape and underparts. The tail is rufous with a black band and grey tip. The wings are black with grey paneling.
Voice is a clear flute like tee-dee-dee-dee-dee-o-lu..call is rapid chi-chi & alarm is harsh chrai-chrai-chrai.
Habitat: Favors oak forest.
Info from: Birds of Indian Subcontinent by Grimmett, Inskipp & Inskipp.
Thanks for viewing.