One of the most elegant climbers that I have personally seen - and I have seen quite a few of them in Indian and African jungles.
Juliet from Jhalana!!
The pic has been digitally enhanced for visual appeal.
The nine coloured Indian pitta, rightly called Nawarang, in all its glory.
Gurugram. August 2018.
The breast and belly of the Pitta are orange-yellow or brownish-yellow. The lower belly and vent are scarlet red. Legs and feet are pink and the nails are brown.
Indian Pitta has dark brown eyes, long, strong legs, short tail and stout bill, with a buff colored crown stripe, black coronal stripes.
The upper parts are green, the wings and back are a dark bluish-green and there is a bright cobalt blue patch in the wing coverts. The black primary feathers have a large white patch in the middle that is seen only when the wings are spread. Wings are not only blue but also emerald, white, and black.
So much colour and brilliance captured in a bird size of 18-20 cm only!