Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tiny birds from Lava, West Bengal

Kanchenjunga peak
Lava is a small and scenic little place in Darjeeling district, in West Bengal, India. Lava is one of the most popular tourist destinations in West Bengal not only because of the scenic beauty, and the beautiful birds that can be sighted in Lava, but also because it happens to be one of those very rare places in West Bengal where you can find snow in winter.

You can reach Lava by road from NJP which is one the most frequented railhead and is well connected. A private vehicle can be rented for the onward journey to Lava. It takes around 4.5 hours to reach Lava, via Kalimpong.

I am posting pictures of these tiny little gems clicked by Soma during her visit to Lava this year. These birds are between 9 cm-14 cm in size, smaller than a sparrow.

Ashy-throated Warbler
Black-faced Warbler


Fire-breasted flower-pecker
Fire-tailed Sunbird


Red-tailed Minla
Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler


White-browed Fulvetta

Yellow-browed tit


View of Kanchenjunga peak from Lava

4 comments:

Kokila Gupta said...

Wonderful pics and post by Soma and you Ranjana :) loved the pics specially of the fire tailed sunbird!
And if I am not mistaken its also found in Northern India ..seems so familiar !

Ranjana Jha said...

Thanks so much, Kokila.
The Fire tailed Sunbird is typically found in this region, not certain
if you can see them up North.



Arun said...

The tiny birds are really cute! Great pictures @Soma ..Thanks for sharing these pictures @Ranjana

Ranjana Jha said...

Thanks so much,Arun