May 31, 2017 – Himalayan Rubythroat or White-tailed Rubythroat (Calliope pectoralis)

These rubythroats are found in parts of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. They eat insects, spiders, mollusks, and small reptiles. During the breeding season, males sing for much of the day from exposed perches. Their nests are dome-shaped with large entrances on the side.


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