Saturday, May 24, 2014

Malabar Trogon

Although found in Peninsular India and Sri Lanka, the Malabar Trogon  ( Harpactes fasciatus ) is a Western Ghats specialty. One of the most sought after bird for many birders, I had to wait for three days, at one of its favourite perches, before it decided to make an appearance.
The above bird is a male, the female being on the brownish side. The bird is insectivorous and loves feeding winged insects, caught in air. Hoping for a closer view next time around. Photographed at Ganeshgudi.


  1. There is so much in the world to look at. Hope we take care of them by wording towards saving the environment. The photographs are beautiful. Its nice of you to bring to us the beautiful creation to our desktops. Vincy