The sheer beauty and variety of colors in the world of birds is one of the things that attracts many of us to it.
Many birds’ endless color combinations and tints may be unexpectedly lovely. One bird easily carries the moniker “sheer beauty” thanks to its magnificent electric blue and orange feathers.
GET TO KNOW THE RUFF-BELLIED NILTAVA
This species’ males have a vibrant blue body and an incandescent orange belly. While females often have a neck patch of white and a drab brown color.
This bird is also known as the blue-and-orange niltava and the black-and-orange niltava. Brian Hodgson first provided a detailed description of it in 1837.
The range of this bird begins in Pakistan and extends across Pakistan, the Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos.
Rufous-bellied Niltavas prefer to dwell in the dense undergrowth of tropical or humid temperate woods where they may find fruit or insects to eat.
The male of the species’ lustrous blue plumage is assumed to be a combination of dark melanin pigment and light dispersion. A loud metallic whistle has been characterized as their cry.
Similar to how we perceive the sky above, when sunlight strikes his upper blue feathers, it scatters, leaving this shade of blue.
Between May and July is breeding season, during which a cup-shaped nest is constructed. The hen produces three to four eggs, and they take around 14 days to hatch. After around 14 days, chicks are completely grown.
The size of its distribution means that this species is not currently in danger.