Seeming almost black from a distance, this feathered inhabitant of the Himalayas has the same name as that of the elusive fairy bird of happiness. A close relative of thrush Blue Whistling Thrush (lat. Myophonus caeruleus) can be found in almost all the countries of Central and South-East Asia. To the branches of trees this beautiful blue bird prefers stones in the deep hollows, near the mountain streams, lakes and shallow rivers. The bird grows up to 35 cm in length and has a long tail. The wing coverts have different shades of blue and the median coverts have white spots at their tips. And the yellow beak stands in contrast. In addition, the inner webs of the flight and tail feathers are black.