Jan 15

Pin-Tailed Green Pigeon

Corbett is a repository of lifers, I mean the air-borne species and the word ” lifer” is for those who have got addicted to twitching. The Landscape of Corbett including Corbett tiger reserve and the forests adjoining it on the eastern, southern, north-eastern and north-western side are the richest in species among 14 bird groups ranging from Pheasants to button quails, eagles to owls,both small & big, to woodpeckers to cuckoos, parakeets to doves & pigeons & so on.
I was on a safari to Jhirna with Kudles who run their home stay in Landour by the name of Lavilla Bethany, possibly one of the best home stays, as ranked by the Trip Advisor, in the world. Their 08 year old daughter knew, by heart, more than 26 species of dinosaurs after each alphabet of English. I have taken the video of her rhyming all the ….gasters till Z and she had even more than that.
The sighting of the pin-tailed green pigeon was the best beginning of 2016 for me. I had seen a pair long time back very close to Garjia forest rest house and this was my second sighting.
Look forward to seeing more lifers! Happy sightings Imran Khan.IMG_7548

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