The large nilvata is such an extraordinary bird. These gorgeous creatures are brilliantly bright blue all over their head, back, neck, and wings. But their face and underparts are dark blue, making them outstanding in their colony.
A bird covered in a bright almost electric purplish-blue combined with an even more brilliant blue on his head as he descends down through the multifaceted light from the overhead canopy.
Many people say that their blue shades are so intense, almost eye-catching. It’s true because I can’t keep my eyes off these stunning fluffy creatures.
Unlike male birds, the females are dark olive-brown with blue patches on the sides of their throats. Their wings and tail have the same color.
The large niltava is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. Currently, its population is relatively stable.
They distribute in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia from India, into Bangladesh and Nepal, down into Cambodia, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
These striking birds inhabit dense, moist tropical forests. They can also be found in rural gardens.
Large niltavas mainly feed on insects. They also eat other invertebrates and wild berries.
During the breeding season, Large niltavas, build a next made of moss and plant fibers usually placed among boulders, tree hollows, or holes made in rotting tree stumps. The female will lay 2-5 cream-white eggs. These are incubated by her for around 15 days after which the male helps feed the chicks until they are fully fledged and 14 days old.