Golden Bush Robin
1/100 sec; ISO 400
Nikon D 70s, Sigma 170-500mm APO plus Nikon Speedlight SB20
Location: Mussoorie (2,000m), Uttarakhand
Date: 25 January 2008
It took me 5
years to spot a male G B Robin in open and get an image although I had
seen this species half a dozen times before this in Garhwal. Extremely
cold weather and over cast conditions had forced this bird to come out
in open and feed on a fallow land on a barren hillside just below
Mussoorie. I had initially disturbed this individual which quickly took
to hiding in a bush below. After a brief period of hiding it popped out
of the bush on the ground with me now sitting quietly just next to it
and taking this shot.
are small terrestrial chats which occur in India mainly in the Himalaya.
The 15cm Golden Bush Robin is, perhaps, one of the most showy of the
family and an adult male, like the one shown, is a memorable
sight. This species summers high up in the alpine zone and descends
lower in the winter. The female is a duller version of the male.
Birds of India presentation
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