Siberian Rubythroat

The Siberian Ruby throat

I have been trying to get to know this beauty for quite some time, but somehow my efforts were met with reluctance on part of this beautiful bird.

Recently on a short trip to Bharatpur I once again met this beauty, and this time it reluctantly agreed to get photographed.

The Siberian rubythroat (Luscinia calliope) is a small passerine bird now considered to be an Old World flycatcher of the family Muscicapidae.

It is a migratory insectivorous species breeding in mixed coniferous forest with undergrowth in Siberia. It nests near the ground. It winters in Thailand, India and Indonesia.

Is a small bird, which travels from Siberia every winters to be here in India.

Usually feed on small insects found in undergrowth of dense shrubs.

This one is a male rubythroat.