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Slaty-headed Parakeet Grey-winged Blackbird

A rather shy endemic Himalayan parakeet ranging from Kashmir to West Bengal, the Slaty-headed is common in the Dehradun area. This is a juvenile.

Turdus boulboul is a widespread Himalayan species which winters right down to the plains. The males pictured above were part of a feeding flock of ten. Mussoorie area.

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Plumbeous Water Redstart White-capped Water Redstart

No stream or river in the  Himalayas is left unattended by the two Water Redstart species pictured on this page. The Plumbeous is smaller and more energetic. This is the male.

Can often be found some distance away from large streams but always near flowing water. Both the Redstarts were photographed on the Tons River, Dehradun.

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Plain Mountain Finch Pink-browed Rosefinch

A high-altitude (above treeline) summering species known for their spectacular flocking flights, they are rarely met in the Dehradun area. Good Dhanaulti record. 

Easily spotted at elevations over 1500m in the Dehradun area, the Pink-browed is a near endemic found in the western Himalayas. Male, Dhanaulti.

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Orange-flanked Bush Robin Crimson Sunbird

It is never easy to spot a bush robin but the Orange-flanked is perhaps the easiest of the Tarsiger's to be observed in the higher parts of the Dehradun area. This male is from Dhanaulti.

The Crimson Sunbird brings energy and colour to every garden in the Dun valley. While other species of sunbird are found in the area, the Crimson clearly dominates. Pictured male.

   
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