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Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary

Himalayan wildlife

The Himalayan monal (Lophophorous impejanus).
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The monal in flight.
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Mountain bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii).
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Maroon oriole (Oriolus traillii).
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Wedge-tailed green pigeon (Treron sphenurus).
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Chestnut-bellied rock thrush (Monticola rufiventris).
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Red-billed blue magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha).
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Long-tailed broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae).
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White-throated fantail (Rhipidura albicollis).
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Plumbeous water redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa), male.
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Khalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos).
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Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi).
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Blue-throated barbet (Megalaima asiatica).
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Ultramarine flycatcher (Ficedula superciliaris).
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White-capped redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus).
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Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius).
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Alpine accentor (Prunella collaris).
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Great barbet (Megalaima virens). The freeze shot shows its dropping.
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Brown dipper (Cinclus pallasii), juvenile.
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Rufous-vented yuhina (Yuhina occipitalis).
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Russet sparrow (Passer rutilans).
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Long-tailed minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus).
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The Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus). It inhabits rocky and precipitous terrains as well as frozen cliffs.
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The Himalayan tahr.
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The tahr amidst rocks and rhododenrons.
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A regal setting for the tahr herd.
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The wildlife photographer Shefiq Basheer Ahammed.
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