We are luck this time of summer. During our visit to Vansda temperature is high and water hole are few so birds come to drink water at artificial water hole created by forest department. We saw many birds at water hole. But star of our show is Black-naped Monarch. We have click many time them but not this much close.
Few things about the Black-naped Monarch
Black-naped Monarch is 16 cm long, slim and agile flycatcher. It get it name from blacj nap which found in male. It is mainly pale azure blue apart from a whitish lower belly. It has a black nape and a narrow black gorget. The female is duller and lacks the black markings. Its wings and back are grey-brown. There are total 23 subspecies of Black-naped Monarch. In India we found Hypothymis azurea styani.
14th April 2017
Vansda National Park, Navsari, Gujarat, India
AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR