Meet The Grandala – The Stunning Royal Blue Bird Who’s A Great Team Player (10 Pics)

The Grandala birds bond as a flock, and when they see a lonely bird, the whole flock will go and recruit them to the team

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Found in the high mountain passes and alpine forests from India to Tibet as well as parts of China.


These flock birds are famous for always staying together, making it difficult for researchers to follow a single bird around.

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They are part of the thrush family but are unlike many of their cousins, one reason is their spellbinding blue coat.

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Being insectivores, their diet primarily consists of insects, larvae, caterpillars, moths, seeds, and more. 

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Although, unlike their other thrush cousins who hunt on the ground, they prefer to hunt prey from the trees.

Bird 145 – Grandala – Bird of the Week

Only the adult males of the species sport such a deep royal blue color, the females are brownish-gray.

Royal blue" Grandala pair | Самка, Птицы, Птички

These birds are plentifully found in their preferred low to mid altitudes of the Himalayas.

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Their breeding season occurs between May and July where a nest built in the shape of a large bowl is placed on a ledge or edge of a rock.

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They are currently not threatened and are fruitful in population.

Nature Picture Library Grandala (Grandala coelicolor) male perched in Sea  buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) tree. North Sikkim, India. April. - Ashish  & Shanthi Chandola

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