The majestic and awe-inspiring Himalayan Mountain Range harbours some of the most exquisite and elusive birds on Earth with one such species being the dazzling Fire-tailed Myzornis.
This tiny, but brilliant green-and-orange, honeyeater-like passerine occurs in pristine, Rhododendron-dominated coniferous forests in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. Its limited range centres in and around the wonderful, bird-rich and scenically spectacular country of Bhutan.
This highly sought-after avian gem is resident, but remains highly elusive as it moves according to prevailing weather conditions and food sources. It is most typically found at high elevations above 3,000 meters above sea level (10,000 feet).
It is currently placed in its own monotypic genus within the Sylviid Babbler family. However, its true affinities are poorly known and it may very well end up being placed in its own monotypic family in years to come.
Bhutan has always been, and still remains the best place on Earth to see this very attractive and specialized species. Rockjumper has had incredible fortune and success over the years when it comes to finding the Fire-tailed Myzornis on our very popular Bhutan tours.