Bird: Malabar Trogan
Location: Western Ghats near Dandeli
Photo courtesy: Vijay B Patil
Its really a treat for eyes to watch this beautiful creation of Mother Nature !!!
The malabar trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) belongs to the family of trogons and quetzals, Trogonidae. These trogon species are distributed in India and Sri Lanka. In India they occur in peninsular India, Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats and hill forests of central India.
Diet and feeding habits: dragonflies, flies, caterpillars, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, cicadas, mantises, stick-insects; also fruits, shoots, buds, leaves, berries
IUCN status listing: Least Concern (LC)
These birds inhabit dense primary and secondary forests, evergreen tropical forest and semi-evergreen forests.