Birds of Singalila

Singalila is undoubtedly a paradise for birders. One can explore the ravines and forests by pitstopping at a small village called Dhotrey on the outskirts of the region or cover it while trekking to Sandakphu. It is also home for the endangered Red  Panda(though you need to be favoured by extreme good luck to spot one!). Below are 34 species of birds I found during my trek. My pics below also include record shots.

Do visit to experience Sandakphu through my pen and lens.

_MG_2157 Verditer Flycatcher

Verditer Flycatcher

_MG_2336 Grey headed Canary flycatcher

Grey headed Canary Flycatcher

Spotted Laughingthrush

Spotted Laughingthrush

Rufous Sibia

Rufous Sibia

_MG_2434 Green backed Tit

Green Backed Tit

_MG_2272 Plumbeous water redstart

Plumbeous Water Redstart

_MG_2267 Plumbeous water redstart- Juv

Plumbeous Water Redstart -Young

_MG_1928 Green tailed sunbird 2

Green Tailed Sunbird

_MG_1898 Green tailed sunbird

Green Tailed Sunbird

_MG_1737 Himalayan Griffon Vulture 3

Griffon Vulture

_MG_1720 Himalayan Griffon Vulture 1

Griffon Vulture-Juvenile

_MG_2285 Blue Whistling Thrush

Blue Whistling Thrush

_MG_2463 Red Billed leiothrix 2

Red Billed Leiothrix

_MG_2457 Red Billed leiothrix

Red Billed Leiothrix

_MG_1808 Golden naped Finch-Female

Golden Naped Finch

_MG_2039 Whistlers Warbler

Whistler’s Warbler

_MG_2071 Bush Warbler

Bush Warbler

_MG_2346 Black Headed Shrike Babler

Black Headed Shrike Babbler

_MG_2307 Black Bulbul

Black Bulbul

_MG_2162 Oriental turtle dove

Turtle Dove

_MG_2080 Red Crossbill

Red Crossbill

_MG_1867 Yellow Billed Blue Magpie

Yellow Billed Blue Magpie

_MG_1785 Olive Backed Pipit

Olive Backed Pipit

_MG_1882 White collared blackbird

White Collared Blackbird

_MG_1552 Great Barbet

Large Green Barbet

_MG_2387 Chestnut bellied rockthrush

Rufous Bellied Niltava (record shot only)

_MG_1843 Darjeeling woodpecker (f)

Darjeeling Woodpecker

_MG_1805 Stripe throated Yuhina

Stripe Throated Yuhina(record only)

_MG_2362 White thorated fantail

White Throated Fantail

_MG_1844 Rufous gorgetted flycatcher (f)

Rufous Gorgetted Flycatcher

_MG_2422 Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow

_MG_2369 Black drongo

Black Drongo

_MG_1849 Rufous winged fulvetta

Rufous Winged Fulvetta

_MG_2132 Mrs Gould's sunbird

Mrs. Gould’s sunbird (record)

_MG_1708 Spotted Nutcracker

Spotted Nutcracker

_MG_2176 Shortwing- reconfirmation reqd

Identity Pending

_MG_1645Sapphire Flycatcher

Sapphire Flycatcher

_MG_2453 Fire capped Tit

Fire Capped Tit (validation reqd)


  1. Rufous Sibia
  2. Great Barbet
  3. Sapphire Flycatcher
  4. Spotted Laughingthrush
  5. Spotted Nutcracker
  6. Himalayan Griffon Vulture
  7. Olive Backed Pipit
  8. Stripe throated Yuhina
  9. Golden naped Finch
  10. Darjeeling Woodpecker
  11. Rufous gorgetted Flycatcher
  12. Rufous winged Fulvetta
  13. Yellow billed blue Magpie
  14. White collared Blackbird
  15. Green Tailed Sunbird
  16. Whistler’s Warbler
  17. Red billed Leiothrix
  18. Fire capped Tit
  19. Bush Warbler
  20. Red cross bill
  21. Mrs. Gould’s sunbird
  22. Verditer flycatcher
  23. Oriental Turtle Dove
  24. Long tailed Shrike
  25. Plumbeous water Redstart
  26. Blue Whistling thrush
  27. Black Bulbul
  28. Grey headed Canary Flycatcher
  29. Black Headed Shrike Babbler
  30. White Throated Fantail
  31. Black Drongo
  32. Rufous bellied Niltava
  33. Barn Swallow
  34. Green backed Tit

One Comment on “Birds of Singalila

  1. Pingback: …Of ravines, wild flowers and a Red Panda..Sandakphu – Gauri's Cosmos

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