10 Beautiful Resident Birds of India
1. The Sarus Crane
It is the only resident non-migratory crane of India. It is the tallest crane, standing at a height of 5.6 feet. The Sarus Crane is also considered a symbol of marital fidelity in India since they are believed to mate for life.
2. Asian Paradise Flycatcher
The amazing Asian Paradise Flycatcher is an impressive medium-sized bird found across all over India. The male Paradise Flycatchers have a long and impressive tail with a greyish throat and underparts. They can be spotted in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan & Andhra Pradesh.
3. The Indian Pitta
The Pitta roosts mostly on the trees, in Sub-Himalayan regions and Southern India in the winters. One of the rare birds of India, it has strong, long legs and is majorly found feeding on insects from the ground.
4. Fire-tailed Myzornis
The little Fire-tailed Myzornis is a member of the genus Myzornis and a local resident in Himalayas ranges. Fire-tailed Myzornis got its name due to its fabulous tail. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
5. The Red Headed Trogon
Its characteristic blue bill and blue eye ring along with red and yellow plumage make it class apart. The red-headed trogon is found in regions of subtropical or tropical forests, especially in the Eastern parts of India and its neighboring countries.
6. The Himalayan Monal
The beautiful bird from pheasant family, Himalayan Monal, also known as the Impeyan Pheasant or Danph is the state bird of Uttarakhand. The colorful and stunning bird is academic to the higher altitudes of the Himalayas mountain ranges including states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.
7. The Satyr Tragopan
Also known as the Crimson-Horned Pheasant, the Satyr Tragopan is found only in the foothills of the Himalayas. It lives in moist oak and beautiful rhododendron forests and has been subjected to severe loss of habitat due to the excessive hunting and pollution caused by the wanton human beings.
8. Indian Peafowl
The Indian peafowl or Blue peafowl is one of the most coloured birds of the pheasant family and native to South Asia. The male is known as a peacock and is one of the largest birds’ found in India with a length of 40 to 46 inches. Indian Peacock is the National bird of India and a sacred bird in Hindu mythology.
9. Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird
Essentially found in the north-eastern states of India, Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird resides in temperate forests and tropical/subtropical moist montane forests. John Gould, a famous British ornithologist, gifted this colourful little fellow to his wife; thereby giving it the aforementioned name and raising the bar extremely high in terms of presents a man can give to his wife.
10. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
The Alcedinidae family bird is also known as the Black-backed Kingfisher is a small beautiful red and yellow kingfisher bird. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher is endemic to western ghat of southwest India found mainly in the densely shaded forests of the Konkan region. Indian three-toed Kingfisher is one of the most popular out of 12 species of Kingfishers found in India.