Birds of Morni: Wallcreeper

February 9, 2014

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) a blue-grey bird of the mountains, about 6” in size, with striking crimson wings and dark tail and flight feathers. It is found in the Himalayas at elevations of 1000-3000 metres and moves to lower elevations in winters. It feeds on insects and spiders and can be seen hopping up and down a cliff face in search of food. Is solitary and territorial in winters (non-breeding season).

Wallcreeper, Cliff face near Water Harvesting Dam at Katli, Bhoj Paonta, Morni Hills

Wallcreeper, Cliff face near Water Harvesting Dam at Katli, Bhoj Paonta, Morni Hills

Wallcreeper-Hunting for food, Cliff face near Water Harvesting Dam at Katli, Bhoj Paonta, Morni Hills

Wallcreeper-Hunting for food, Cliff face near Water Harvesting Dam at Katli, Bhoj Paonta, Morni Hills

Wallcreeper- Blue-Grey Plummage, Cliff face near Water Harvesting Dam at Katli, Bhoj Paonta, Morni Hills

Wallcreeper- Blue-Grey Plummage, Cliff face near Water Harvesting Dam at Katli, Bhoj Paonta, Morni Hills

 

 

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  1. Harpal Singh Panag says:

    Very nice click ji.!

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