Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) breeds in northern West Asia and migrates to the Arabian peninsula, Pakistan and western India during winter.
Within western India, it mainly winters in the Greater Rann of Kachchh where it is greatly sought after by visiting birdwatchers.
This animated migration map was created from observations uploaded to the citizen science platform eBird up until 2020. Where present, the inset graph depicts the seasonal likelihood of finding this species (i.e. the proportion of eBird checklists) within its range in India alone. We are grateful to the many birdwatchers around the world who have enabled the creation of this animation by sharing their observations on eBird.