Sujan Chatterjee


Yellow-billed Blue Magpie © Sujan

Yellow-billed Blue Magpie
(Urocissa flavirostris)



Image details
1/200 sec, f/5.6; ISO 100
Canon 300D & Canon 100-400mm f 5.6 IS
Location: Singalila National Park, West Bengal
Date: 24 April  2004

Shoot details
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.

Species details
This 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.

A Birds of India presentation


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