Another passerine bird that’s much rarer than the Tit but relatively easier to find than the Monal is the Ward’s Trogon, a relative of the much more popular Malabar Trogon down south, and just as hard to find. The Ward’s Trogon is also listed as “near threatened” on the IUCN Red List, and its threat comes from habitat loss via deforestation, and in some rare cases, poaching.
Ward’s Trogon is named after the English botanist and explorer Francis Kingdon-Ward. Its feathers are a gorgeous red, with splashes of black and white.
On your visit to Rakkh, our resort in Palampur, try your luck at sighting these marvelous birds, and hopefully get into bird watching yourself!
The Himalayan Monal
Image Credits - eBird
Himalayan Black Lored Tit Image Credits - eBird
Ward’s Trogon Image Credits - eBird