Yellow-billed Blue Magpie
1/200 sec, f/5.6; ISO
Canon 300D & Canon 100-400mm f 5.6 IS
Location: Singalila National Park, West Bengal
Date: 24 April 2004
This photo was
taken while sitting inside the forest rest house while trying to beat
some bad weather and strong wind outside. The wind had killed a lot of
insects which attracted the Magpies. The tail arced upwards due to
the prevailing strong winds.
spectacular corvid sports a characteristic long tail and bright bill and
legs. The Yellow-billed comes in at 66cms and is usually found in high
Himalayan temperate mixed forests. Sexes alike.
Birds of India presentation
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