Pangot – A Birder’s Paradise!

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“To be standing together in a frosty field, looking up into the sky, marveling at birds and reveling in the natural world around us, was a simple miracle. And I wondered why we were so rarely able to appreciate it.” — Lynn Thomson, Birding with Yeats: A Mother’s Memoir

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This June I was blessed with an invite to my childhood friend’s beautiful home in the hills. I have been there before on 2 days stay but this time it was different !!

The delighters — the uninterrupted view of the hills and valleys, the lovely collection of plants and trees in their property and most importantly a birder’s paradise (Its within the Pangot & Kilbury region which is now a part of the Naina Devi Himalayan Birds Conservation Reserve). This region is known to have the oak, pine and rhododendron trees in plenty in its forests.

This is a photo post mainly as I share the photos and videos captured of the birds I came across while just chilling out at her abode. A major portion of her property was not scanned for these flighty beauties …… just the area around the bungalow.

The photos and videos have been captured on a new Sony Cybershot (point and shoot) thus tested for the first time through these pictures & AVs (99% of the photos are on full zoom)

I have tried my best to identify the birds but in case there is an err please do share the correct name; it would be of great help.

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Blue-Capped Rock Thrush (Monticola Cinclorhyncha)

Blue Capped Rock Thrush Female

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Blue Capped Rock Thrush Male

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Black Headed Jay (or Lanceolated Jay or Garrulus Lanceolatus)

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Wedge-Tailed Green Pigeon or Kokla Green Pigeon (Treron Sphenurus)

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Himalayan Woodpecker (Dendrocopos Himalayensis)

Himalayan Woodpecker Female

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Himalayan Woodpecker Male

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Grey-Hooded Warbler (Phylloscopus Xanthoschistos)

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Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus Leucogenys) or White-Cheeked Bulbul

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Jungle Babbler (Argya Striata)

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Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga Siparaja)

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Red Billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa Erythroryncha)

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Black Throated Bushtit (Aegithalos Concinnus)

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Chestnut Bellied Rock Thrush juvenile (Monticola Rufiventris)

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Large-Billed Crow (Corvus Macrorhynchos)

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Maroon Oriole (Oriolus Traillii)

Maroon Oriole Female

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Oriental or Indian White-Eye (Zosterops Palpebrosus)

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Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus Kundoo)

Indian Golden Oriole Female

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Streaked Laughing Thrush (Trochalopteron Lineatum)

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Bar Winged Flycatcher Shrike (Hemipus Picatus)

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Black Drongo (Dicrurus Macrocercus)

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Spotted Dove (Spilopelia Chinensis)

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Oriental Turtle Dove or Rufous Turtle Dove (Streptopelia Orientalis)

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Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia Decaocto)

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Great Barbet (Megalaima Virens)

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Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula Cyanocephala)

Plum-headed Parakeet Female

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Green-Backed Tit (Parus Monticolus)

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Jungle Myna (Acridotheres Fuscus)

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Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus Caeruleus)

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Red-Rumped Swallow (Cecropis Daurica)

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Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)

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List of birds seen (pics / AV shared) in random order (this was just sitting at our private space. Now one can imagine the treasure within the Pangot & Kilbury birding zone):

Green-backed Tit (Parus Monticolus)

Spotted Dove (Streptopelia Chinensis)

Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia Decaocto)

Great Barbet (Megalaima Virens)

Oriental Turtle Dove or Rufous Turtle Dove (Streptopelia Orientalis)

Black Drongo (Dicrurus Macrocercus)

Plum-headed Parakeet Female (Psittacula Cyanocephala)

Red Billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa Erythroryncha)

Black-headed Jay or Lanceolated Jay (Garrulus Lanceolatus)

Wedge-Tailed Green Pigeon or Kokla Green Pigeon Male & Female (Treron Sphenurus)

Blue-Capped Rock Thrush Male & Female (Monticola Cinclorhyncha)

Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus Leucogenys) or White-Cheeked Bulbul

Himalayan Woodpecker Male & Female (Dendrocopos Himalayensis)

Black Throated Bushtit (Aegithalos Concinnus)

Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga Siparaja)

Grey-Hooded Warbler (Phylloscopus Xanthoschistos)

Oriental or Indian White-Eye (Zosterops Palpebrosus)

Bar Winged Flycatcher Shrike (Hemipus Picatus)

Maroon Oriole Female (Oriolus Traillii)

Red-Rumped Swallow (Cecropis Daurica)

Barn Swallow (Hirundo Rustica)

Blue Whistling-Thrush (Myophonus Caeruleus)

Jungle Myna (Acridotheres Fuscus)

Large-Billed Crow (Corvus Macrorhynchos)

Streaked Laughing Thrush (Trochalopteron Lineatum)

Indian Golden Oriole Female (Oriolus Kundoo)

Chestnut Bellied Rock Thrush Juvenile (Monticola Rufiventris)

Jungle Babbler (Argya Striata)

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris Asiaticus) ……. no photo

Ultramarine Flycatcher or the White Browed Blue Flycatcher (Ficedula Superciliaris) …… no photo

Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus Jocosus) or Crested Bulbul …… no photo

Sparrow species ……to me they all looked same but to an expert they would be different

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