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© Sumit K Sen
Altai Accentor

We encountered many large flocks of Altai Accentors at elevations over 2,000m. This high altitude Himalayan Prunella species is separated from the very similar Alpine Accentor by the diagnostic rufous streaking on the breast. A good record for the area.

© Sumit K Sen
Red-billed Blue Magpie

Always an attractive sight in the Himalayas, this primarily northwestern Indian species occupies a lower altitudinal range than the Yellow-billed. The Red-billed is a shy bird in the Dehradun area and is much easier to observe around Nainital. 

© Sumit K Sen
Himalayan Griffon

The largest of the Gyps vultures, Himalayan Griffons are commonly encountered in the Himalayas and foothills west of Arunachal during winter. Often seen in large concentrations, this solitary bird was photographed riding the thermals at Landour.

© Sumit K Sen
Streaked Laughingthrush

A very uncharacteristic laughingthrush, the Streaked is very similar to the Turdoides babblers in behaviour. Common and bold in the north-west, the species is usually found in pairs on the edges of hill roads. Jharipani, Mussoorie. 

   
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