The Grandala birds bond as a flock, and when they see a single bird, the whole flock will go and recruit them to the team.
Found in high mountain passes and alpine forests from India to Tibet as well as parts of China.
These flocks of birds are known for staying together, making it difficult for researchers to track a single one around.
They are part of the thrush family, but one reason is their attractive blue coat, unlike many of their cousins.
As insectivores, their diet mainly consists of insects, larvae, caterpillars, moths, seeds, etc.
Although, unlike their other predatory cousins that hunt on the ground, they prefer to hunt from the trees.
Only adult males of the species have such a deep blue coloration, while females are grey-brown.
These birds are found in abundance at their preferred low to medium elevations in the Himalayas.
Their breeding season runs from May to July. Their nests are built in the shape of a large bowl and placed on a ledge or edge of a rock.
They are currently not threatened and are proliferating in populations.