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Blue-capped Redstart Long-tailed Minivet

A high altitude Phoenicurus species, this redstart ranges from Nepal to the west. Affects junipers and rocky scrub. My first sighting in the Dehradun area at Dhanaulti.

Colourful northern Indian species. Can be found at higher altitudes than the very similar and commoner Scarlet Minivet. Male photographed at Dhanaulti.

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Rufous-bellied Niltava Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

A shade seeking colorful flycatcher, has the most attractive and appropriate scientific name - ' Niltava sundara '. Male photographed in the gully around Bikram's farm.

A common winter visitor to the Dun valley, the Rufous-gorgeted is a forest bird found across north and north-east India from Kashmir eastwards. This is a male.

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Lemon-rumped Warbler Grey-hooded Warbler

It is hard to be certain about Phylloscopus identification based on this image, but I am fairly confident that the bird is a Lemon-rumped Warbler. Landour, Mussoorie. 

Perhaps the commonest warbler seen in the Himalayas, this Seicercus species is best seen in the Dehradun area where it is abundant and common.

   
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