Fire-tailed Myzornis (Myzornis pyrrhoura)

© Yeshey Dorji

This tiny 12cm bright green jewel occurs in the moist and mossy subtropical and tropical Himalayan forests. Usually found in mixed hunting flocks of tiny birds, this species often feeds actively in the dense canopy when it is a sight to behold.

The Fire-tailed Myzornis is the sole member of the genus Myzornis and is tenuously placed in the Old World babbler family. It is found from India to Myanmar.

Image: Fire-tailed Myzornis
Photographer: Yeshey Dorji

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