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Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke, Nagaland

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

Discover stunning birding, Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke Nagaland with our senior birder Tarun. Email: literomainc@gmail.com

‘DZULEKE’ is a lovely place in Nagaland, around 2.5 hours’ drive from Dimapur airport. The river flows underground here which makes it a special epidemic stay for many resident. Additionally, you may find rare varieties of birds here. Surely, we were lucky to spot many of them during our 4-days tour in enedemic bird watching at dzuleke nagaland.

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

A village, full of lush greenery and highly productive agriculture has created a remarkable example. In addition,the residents of this village are mainly from famous Angami Naga Tribes of Nagaland. They are particularly expert in agriculture, cultural activities and in Education too. However, this State has more or less 16 recognised Tribes as residents. All these 16 Tribes meet once every year in a vibrant cultural meet of the state, called Hornbill Festival. The week long heritage festival is arrange at Kohima in the first week of every year.

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

Mountain Bamboo Partridge (001) is the most beautiful and important endemic bird of Nagaland. It’s a hen like bird with colourful beauty.

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

Mountain Bamboo Partridge (001)

The very next beautiful endemic bird of the state is Crested Finchbill (002).  A Bulbul like lemon green colour bird normally keeps distance with human and perches over the higher parts on the trees. Furthermore, out of the grain loving and small insect feeding birds, all most all of them prefer to stay inside bushes and usually avoid higher perches. In addition, one more reason is that the sky of the Himalayan valleys are filled with various raptors like Falcons, Eagles, Harriers etc. Surely they look for the small birds for their easy meal.

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

Crested Finchbill (002)

Two types of Niltava are the beauties of Himalayas, available probably in all sides. Large Niltava (003) & Small Niltava (004) are the two almost same looking birds, vary in size and are having their beautiful calls and sounds.

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

 

Himalayan Bluetail (005) is a small blue colour bird too of nice appearance, forages in ground and small plants. Common Rose Finch (006) and Green-backed Tit (007) are the two birds whose calls are everywhere in the forest but you can’t see them easily. As they always move inside the leafy trees, they are highly camouflaged.

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

Out of the small birds, you can comparatively sight  White-tailed Nuthatch (008) & Blue-fronted Redstart (009) on the trees and bushes. Moreover, you may find them even small hills and gap of the big rocks in the Himalayas. In addition, you may even see them in holding flowing water, may be a thin flow, still it’s there.

White-tailed Nuthatch (008)


Blue-fronted Redstart (009)

Surely you can find the birds wherever there is continuous water flow over the rocks, ferns and mosses grow. Moreover, Small insects are there too as also some birds for feeding. Therefore, White-capped Water Redstart (010) must be there. Moreover, you may find some Forktails (011) as well.

White-capped Water Redstart (010)

Forktail (011)

Dzuleke is a remote village. Thus, without a delay, we go back to our homestay well before sunset. After that, the next day was booked for our Khonoma tour. Therefore, this was our experience in endemic bird watching in dzuleke nagaland.

Endemic Bird Watching at Dzuleke

 

Way back to our homestay

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