Saturday, February 13, 2016

Nilgiri Flycatcher at Ooty

We came across many birds during our visit to Ooty. We spotted the small beautiful bird Nilgiri Flycatcher in the Botanical Garden


The colour of the body is dark steely indigo blue with some violet-blue on the forehead and darker lores. It has long tail with two blue central tail feathers and the dark brown and edged with indigo lateral feathers. The wing feathers are dark brown with a narrow outer fringe of blue. 



They diet includes small invertebrates and some fruit, particularly berries. 



This beautiful bird is found mainly in the higher altitude shola forests of the Western Ghats and the Nilgiris. 

27 comments:

joo said...

It's beautiful

rupam sarma said...

Lovely :) Nice clicks.

Jeevan said...

Wow! Lovely capture and pretty blue bird... apt named after the Blue Mountains. Nice describe on the bird

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, imagens maravilhosas, captadas com maestria com qualidade.
AG

Phil Slade said...

That is a very beautiful bird. Great pics Rajesh.

Phyllis Oller said...

I love the beautiful blue color of this bird,eye catching,thanks for sharing,phyllis

Marie C said...

Gorgeous flycatcher! Really pretty shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is truly a beautiful bird! The deep blue is wonderful.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Rajesh!:) Very nice captures! It is indeed a most beautiful blue Flycatcher. The one's I have seen are much plainer

Tom said...

what a lovely blue color Rejesh

Denise inVA said...

Great photos of this little bird.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh my what a beautiful bird. I would love to see one.
MB

sandyland said...

so lovely

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nilgiri Flycatcher is a spectacular bird, Rajesh.
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Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, maravilhosas fotos da linda aves com qualidades, as captações são magicas.
AG

Mary Cromer said...

A beautifully coloured bird~

Adam Jones said...

Great looking bird

Kusum Sanu said...

Wow! Beautiful bird!

NatureFootstep said...

a beautiful color for a bird. Loved it.

edenhills said...

That is a beautiful bird!

Rajeev Moothedath said...

Wow! beautiful pics!

Prasad Np said...

Lovely bird

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Very nice shots of sweet birds.

Amit Agarwal said...

Very cute!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Loved the little birdie. Wonderful click!

D.Nambiar said...

What a pretty birdie! :)

Vaisakhi said...

I love birds! And to find such a blue bird perched peacefully and posing for you in nilgiris is kinda lucky!! Pretty shots :)