Malabar trogan male..
The Malabar Trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) is found in forests of Sri Lanka and India, primarily along the Western Ghats mountain range, the hill forests of central India and in parts of the Eastern Ghats. They are insectivorous and though not migratory, are prone to seasonal movements in the hill regions. Like most other trogons, these birds are brightly coloured and sexually dimorphic. The male has a slaty black head and breast with a white border to the black bib separating it from the crimson on the underside. The back is olive-brown to chestnut. The wing coverts are black with fine white vermiculations. The birds possess 12 tail feathers that are graduated. The central tail-feathers are chestnut with a black tip, with the second and third pairs from the middle having more black than chestnut. The outer three pairs have long white tips. The female lacks the contrasting black and crimson and has only a slightly darker head and breast that shades into the olive brown on the back while the crimson of the underside of the male is replaced by ochre. In both sexes, the beak is bluish as is the skin around the eye. The iris is dark brown and the feet, pale bluish. The nostrils are covered with tufts of filoplumes. The feet are heterodactyl, a feature unique to the trogons, in which the inner toe is turned backwards.
Nikon d750 200-500