Bird Watch: Blue Whistling Thrush, a bird understood for its loud, human-like whistling tune


The Blue Whistling Thrush is a really typical local bird discovered in forests and woody locations in the Chandigarh area. Understood for its loud, human-like whistling tune at dawn and sunset, it is mainly a mountain bird.

A dark blue-black bird with its head and body spangled silvery blue, heaven Whistling Thrush has a yellow expense in contrast to its body colour. The size of this bird is 31-35 cm and its colour is its distinguishing function. It marks its existence with the typical alarm call, which is a screeching kree.

The Blue Whistling Thrush is categorised as a really typical bird in the Inter State Chandigarh Area (ISCR) since of the ISCR’s close distance to the Shivalik foothills from all sides. As there are lots of forests and woody locations in ISCR, bird enthusiasts can observe this bird at Sukhna forest reserve, Arboretum Sarangpur, Kasauli Hills, Morni Hills and so on

The Blue Whistling Thrush is mostly discovered alone or in a set, seldom in a group. Even the nests of these birds are discovered at a proper range. The thrush chooses to make a cup-shaped nest of moss and roots next to streams or seasonal rivulets. A female lays 3 to 4 eggs at a time.

It eats fruits, pests, crabs, earthworms and snails. In the wild, the bird has actually likewise been tape-recorded taking advantage of little birds. In an alert position, its selected tail and fans provide an impression of the design of fantail birds.

The thrush strolls in a leaping design on its 2 feet like a babbler and takes brief flights. April to August is the reproducing season for this bird.

The Berwala Bird Safari on the 2 sides of a seasonal little riverbed in Morni Hills is a location where lots of sets of blue whistling thrush are seen. I experienced the bird returning from Berwala Bird Safari last Sunday. It attracted my attention when it leapt from the riverbed to the scrubs. After a short hot chase throughout which the bird moved from one branch to another, I had the ability to record it on my cam. Nevertheless, I was not lucky to hear its human-like whistling tune and the factor, I understood, was the time, around 10.29 am.

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