Video of the Monal, shot at dawn in the Uttarakhand Himalayas, India. Monal is the state bird of Uttarakhand and the national bird of Nepal.

This was taken during a birding and trekking vacation at the fag end of the monsoons. The monal (actually one of the 3 males and 2 females) was foraging near a cliff edge just below the ancient Shiva temple at Tunganath. The area is protected and is a part of the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary.

also check Bijoy's blog enrty... we shot this bird together.

thegreenogre.blogspot.com/2009/10/encounter-himalayan-monal.html

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