a) The Malabar Trogon moves so silently through the forest it’s difficult to hear its wings when it flies. At close quarters, one may hear its low guttural call. The male and female birds are coloured differently, with the male being bright and resplendent in shades of crimson.
b) The Malabar Whistling Thrush is also known as the Whistling Schoolboy because its calls have a human quality. The bird is blackish-blue. A shy bird, it can be found near streams that flow through forest patches.
c) The Nilgiri Laughing Thrush or Black-Chinned Laughing Thrush is unmistakable with its prominent white eyebrows, black throat and olive brown upper body. This is a noisy bird with a distinctive laughing call.
d) The Flame-Throated Bulbul is a strikingly beautiful bird, usually found in pairs. It has an orange-red throat and whitish eyes and can be found within forest patches, among bamboo and along rivers.
There are several more birds to be found within Coorg, such as the Great Pied Hornbill, the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, the Grey-Breasted Laughing Thrushes, the Blue-Winged Parakeet, the Grey-Headed Bulbul, the White-Bellied Treepie, the White-Bellied Blue Flycatchers, the Black Eagle, and the Ceylon Frogmouth.
Amanvana is home to dozens of bird species. Come take a look sometime!