Himalayan Cutia !!

October 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Himalayan Cutia

 

Aah ...atlast ... a dream came true for me to see and witness this Rare Gem found in the middle slopes of Himalayas. Light was way too low, so had to do some NR but not touched anything else on processing part as it was spoiling it. It was on my Cards that day smile emoticon Got 2 more keepers of this bird which might be better than this in terms of quality and details but i really liked the pose of this male showing off various colors and pattern this bird posses. Every time i used go through the bird guide, i used to open this page and used to wish to see it one day .smile emoticon

After a day long treak on the higher slopes we started our descent after a brief lunch .. I missed it initially when my other mates saw it as i went far ahead .. after they told me about it, it was late.. i decided to go back and try my luck ... Almost everyone including our guide Joseph was sure that i wont get it .. Sun was gone down behind the hills and there was barely any light .. i went back some half a kilometer.. i patiently waited and waited ... and saw some bird movement some 50 meters ahead just across one turn ... Somehow i knew its cutia smile emoticon even without seeing it .. somehow i knew that i had to see one and there my cards - all aces. Spent 20 mins with these most amazingly beautiful birds ... it was almost dark when i decided to say goodbye to them with the flying kiss.

Himalayan CutiaHimalayan CutiaThe Himalayan Cutia (Cutia nipalensis) is a bird species in the family Timaliidae. Its scientific name ultimately means "the khutya from Nepal", as Cutia is derived from the Nepali name for these birds, and nipalensis is Latin for "from Nepal".
This species inhabits the Himalayan region, from India to northern Thailand. A subspecies also occurs in Peninsular Malaysia. Previously the genus Cutia was monotypic, but the Vietnamese Cutia, for long lumped with the Himalayan birds as subspecies, has been recently raised to full species status as C. legalleni.
Its natural habitat are tropical to subtropical humid montane forests. It is not a bird of the high mountains however, rather inhabiting broadleaf forest – e.g. of oaks (Quercus) – of the foothills upwards of 1,500 m ASL or so, but rarely if ever ascending above 2,500 m ASL.
The Himalayan Cutia is not considered threatened by the IUCN, retaining its pre-split status as a Species of Least Concern; in Bhutan for example it is a fairly frequently seen resident.
Copyright By Sagar Gosavi

Copyright By Sagar Gosavi


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