Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary

Himalayan kaleidoscope

Print edition : October 28, 2016

The Himalayan monal (Lophophorous impejanus).

The monal in flight.

Mountain bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii).

Maroon oriole (Oriolus traillii).

Wedge-tailed green pigeon (Treron sphenurus).

Chestnut-bellied rock thrush (Monticola rufiventris).

Red-billed blue magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha).

Long-tailed broadbill (Psarisomus dalhousiae).

White-throated fantail (Rhipidura albicollis).

Plumbeous water redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa), male.

Khalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos).

Asian paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi).

Blue-throated barbet (Megalaima asiatica).

Ultramarine flycatcher (Ficedula superciliaris).

White-capped redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus).

Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius).

Alpine accentor (Prunella collaris).

Great barbet (Megalaima virens). The freeze shot shows its dropping.

Brown dipper (Cinclus pallasii), juvenile.

Rufous-vented yuhina (Yuhina occipitalis).

Russet sparrow (Passer rutilans).

Long-tailed minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus).

The Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus). It inhabits rocky and precipitous terrains as well as frozen cliffs.

The Himalayan tahr.

The tahr amidst rocks and rhododenrons.

A regal setting for the tahr herd.

The wildlife photographer Shefiq Basheer Ahammed.

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