A better look at the gorgeous, blue Verditer Flycatcher :)

Ever since a fellow blogger and birds photography enthusiast, Shail, gifted me Salim Ali’s ‘The Book of Indian Birds’, I had been waiting to take some more bird shots and then look for information in the new book.

Gangtok was just the opportunity.

Salim Ali, The book of Indian BirdsThough the rains followed from Kufri  to Gangtok :roll:

…this time I knew what to look for :)Verditer Flyctcher page in Salim AliBrat Three, who is a self proclaimed Bird-Spotter, spotted these two on the 2nd morning.

Verditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lens

The female is a duller lighter blue.

verditer flycatcher female, Verditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lensVerditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lensThese lovely blue birds were everywhere, but often difficult to spot amongst the green leaves.

verditer flycatcher almost invisibleVerditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lens

Frequently camouflaged as either dark silhouettes, or as tiny movements on the topmost branches…

verditer flycatcher on top branchesMale.

Verditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lens Verditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lens Verditer Flycatcher male is darker.

Awesome colours?Verditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lensA closer look,

Verditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lensThe cold and the rain didn’t seem to bother them. Can you spot the rain drops in this picture?Verditer Flycatcher, Gangtok, Sikkim Birds, Bird Photographs, Nikon 70 300 VR lensMore bird posts?

The belief that baby birds that are touched by human hands will be rejected by their parents is a myth.

Some of us don’t care.

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When we order gifts for ourselves :)

What I shot over the weekend :)

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9 thoughts on “A better look at the gorgeous, blue Verditer Flycatcher :)

  1. Pingback: Indian Roller, spotted and shot :) | The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker

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