Copyright ¬© 2017 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant (male): this photograph may not be used without permission.

The male Mrs. Humes Pheasant is a beautiful bird and it is also found in China, India, Burma, and Thailand. It is named after the wife, Mary Ann Grindall Hume, of a British naturalist in India Allan Octavian Hume. As all who went to capture the beauty of this bird on Doi San Ju, Chiang Mai.

When we returned to Doi San Ju last April 15, 2017 and it was exciting since this time I drove going up and it was not easy. I followed the GPS coordinates that our dear friend Prin Pattawaro gave and the route took us into the orange orchard in which the road was unforgiving. When we returned back on the paved road, we had to climb a very steep section of the road that I had to ask everybody to get off so that it would be easy for the truck to get up on the flatter ridge. It was very cold, drizzling, and windy, we drove a more finding all the birding locations though it was very dark. We had to be sure where to camp.

I had my alarm set at 5:00 o’ clock in the morning and I woke up and turned off the alarm and then I fell asleep again only to be awaken by Karlo. We set up the hides right away and waited for the pheasants to come.

Doi Lang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
April 15, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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