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Winged wonders of eastern Himalaya

The snow partridge (Lerwa lerwa).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Mountain scops owl (Otus spilocephalus) in Namdapa National Park in Arunachal Pradesh.Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Crested bunting (Melophus lathami).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Mrs Gould’s sunbird (Aethopyga gouldiae).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Green-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Himalayan bluetail ((Tarsiger rufilatus).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Yellow-rumped honeyguide (Indicator xanthonotus).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Yellow-bellied fantail (Chelidorhynx hypoxantha).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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The eastern Himalaya in its full majesty.Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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White-browed rosefinch (Carpodacus thura).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Dark-rumped rosefinch (Carpodacus edwardsii).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Dark-breasted rosefinch (Procarduelis nipalensis).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Scarlet finch (Carpodacus sipahi).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Brown-throated fulvetta (Fulvetta ludlowi).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Golden-breasted fulvetta (Lioparus chrysotis).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Black-throated parrotbill (Suthora nipalensis).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler (Pomatorhinus superciliaris).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Mountain imperial pigeon (Ducula badia).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Olive bulbul (Lole viridescens).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Golden bush-robin (Tarsiger chrysaeus).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Black-faced warbler (Abroscopus schisticeps).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Rufous-fronted tit (Aegithalos iouschistos).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Yellow-throated fulvetta (Alcippe cinerea).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Red crossbill (Loxia curvirostra).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Grey-crested tit (Lophophanes dichrous).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Grey-chinned minivet (Pericrocotus solaris).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Large blue flycatcher (Cyornis magnirostris).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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White-throated redstart (Phoenicurus schisticeps).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Fire-tailed myzornis (Myzornis pyrrhoura).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Bar-throated minla (Minla strigula).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Gould’s shortwing (Heteroxenicus stellata).Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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The Lama camp at the Eaglenest Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh.Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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Rice, the staple diet of the Mishmi tribe, is cooked in leaves.Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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A Mishmi tribesman.Photo: JAINY MARIA KURIAKOSE
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