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Meet The Large Niltava – The Gorgeous Purply-Blue Songbird (10 Pics)

This gorgeous bird is covered in an electric bluey-purple-colored plumage.

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Only the males are this outstanding bluey-purple all over, with a slightly darker face, neck patch, and rump.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/derrickw0ng

The females on the other hand are a slightly duller brown color with some blue patches under her cheeks.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/harnsheng

The bird is native to Southeast Asia and can be found in many countries from India to Bangladesh and Nepal, and many more.

Large Niltava - eBird

The unique bird species prefer to live in dense and moist tropical forests.

Large Niltava bird photo call and song/ Niltava grandis (Chaã¯taris grandis)

They can be difficult to spot in the wild, especially due to dense foliage, it is much more likely you will catch a glimpse of them when they come down from their perch.

Details : Large Niltava - BirdGuides

Their diet consists mainly of insects and other invertebrates as well as berries every now and then.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/kinlfong

They build their nest out of moss and plant fibers and place it usually in tree hollows, among boulders or holes made in rotting tree stumps.

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The females lay between 2 and 5 eggs which are incubated for 15 days with the help of the male.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/peterthedragon

The large niltava’s population is stable and they are not threatened. This may be due to their large breeding range.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/hasanuddinahamid

The large niltava belongs to the Muscicapidae family.

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