A record shot of Indian Pitta alias Navrang from archives. This was clicked at Jim Corbett National Park in May 2013.
The Indian pitta (Pitta brachyura) is a passerine bird native to the Indian subcontinent. It inhabits scrub jungle, deciduos and dense evergreen forest. Breeding in the forests of the Himalayas, hills of central and western India, they migrate to other parts of the peninsula in winter. Although very colourful, they are usually shy and hidden in the undergrowth where they hop and pick insects on the forest floor. They have a distinctive two note whistling call which may be heard at dawn and dusk. It is considered Least Concern by IUCN as its range is very large.
Nikon | D300s | Nikkor 200-400 mm f/4 VR | 400mm | F/4 | Spot metering | ISO 320 | 1/125 seconds |