This species was by far the most common bird in the grasslands on Mount Mulanje; their songs could be heard almost constantly as we hiked along.
Other species in the grasslands included African Pipits and Cape Robin-Chats, but they were much less frequent.
This beautiful little bird is an endangered species, endemic to Mt. Mulanje and just one other massif in southern Malawi.
Unfortunately the forests on Mt. Mulanje are rapidly being destroyed, despite the fact that the mountain is technically a reserve.
Nonetheless, we found these guys to be quite common on our first day of hiking. This was the first one we saw, which reacted well to pishing.
Location: Zawlnuam, Mizoram
Date: 25th December 2016
Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8