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Birds of Himalayas - Pangot

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After a long hiatus I am back.

A few of us ( Ajith, Akanksha and Sasidhar) went to the Himalayas as part of the Great Himalaya Bird count late Oct. It was a fabulous trip.

We started off at Pangot. Amazingly on the way to Pangot the road was under construction and we started birding. The colour and variety instantly struck us. In spite of the overcast conditions we could see the Rufous bellied woodpecker, Himalayan wood pecker, a Great barbet patiently posing for us and Eurasian Jay.


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti



From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti

Pangot is a birder's paradise. That evening we went around and saw green finches, black headed jays, warblers, thrushes and Himalayan bulbuls


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


From 2011 Nov Pangot, Sattal, Dhanolti


The blue whistling th…