Brown dipper, Sattal

The brown dipper, alternatively known by the common names Pallas’s dipper, Asian dipper or the Asiatic dipper, is an aquatic songbird found in the Himalayas. They get the name of dipper as they feed by diving into streams to eat larger benthic organisms. They are classified as least concern by IUCN.

Blue winged siva – Male, Sattal

Blue-winged siva is also called as blue-winged minla.The bird mainly feeds on Insects, berries and seeds. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.

Blue throated barbet, Sattal

The barbets get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills; this species eats fruits and insects. They frequent evergreen forests, deciduous forests, gardens, orchards, teak forests and cities with fruiting trees. It is classified as least concern by IUCN.

Black-throated bushtit, Sattal

The black-throated bushtit, also known as the black-throated tit, is a very small bird found in groups. The species feeds on small insects and spiders, as well as small seeds, fruits and berries and is classified as least concern by IUCN.

Cattle Egret – Breeding plummage

The cattle egret in marriage dress – Breeding plumage.  Cattle egret is mainly white plumage, a yellow bill and greyish-yellow legs. During the breeding season, cattle egret develops orange-buff plumes on the back, breast and crown, and the bill, legs and irises become red.