Amazing Flora and Fauna of Bhutan

Bhutan never stops to awe the world. This kingdom of happiness brings life and spreads happiness among every living entity. Thus an incomparable range of wildlife is found here. The climate, altitude, conservation, the local tradition of respect for living creatures and their efforts for peaceful coexistence and harmony have all come together to support such varied life forms here; transforming this landmass to the Garden of Eden.

Red Rhododendron
Red Rhododendron

This is my second post on Bhutan series. In this post, I will focus on the wildlife of Bhutan. Read my previous post on Bhutan.

Hodgson's Redstart
Hodgson’s Redstart

In my previous post, I talked about the people of Bhutan. I thought to make this post on the birds of Bhutan. Later I decided to include other animals and flowers that seemed interesting to me.

Yellow-billed Blue Magpie
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie

Although I am not a qualified birder and neither my trip to Bhutan was a specialised birdwatching trip. I love birds and try to spot them anywhere around.

Bar-throated Minla
Bar-throated Minla

Thus in course of my stay and travel in Bhutan, I spotted few birds. Again I did not have the luxury of time to walk around the forest trail in search of these winged beauties.

Spotted Nutcracker
Spotted Nutcracker

There were melodious tweeting and chirping everywhere. Looking at the fluttering leaves and the waving branches we could see few tiny to large birds.

Kalij Pheasant
Kalij Pheasant

An attentive eye while on treks and on roads proved to be rewarding. Song of birds was the background music at almost every place we travelled – from low altitude to high.

Green-backed Tit
Green-backed Tit

Our friend and guide Lakey also helped us spot a few birds. He was keen on photography too. He too clicked some while giving me the lead.

Oriental Turtle Dove
Oriental Turtle Dove

I really missed my husband on this trip. He is an avid bird watcher and a good spotter too. Had he accompanied me, my list of birds to be identified would be much longer.

I could identify only a few bird species while the rest are upon my readers to help me out in the identification.

Identification required... First and the third seems to be the same bird
Identification required… First and the third seems to be the same bird

Enough of blabbering, I should rather let my pictures say their story.

Tarai Gray Langur
Tarai Gray Langur
Takin the national animal of Bhutan
Takin the national animal of Bhutan
Real or artificial, that is the question. It was real.
Real or artificial, that is the question. It was real.

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Bhutan at a glance, with travel information.

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