I remember in March 2005 when I was passing through the hilly region beyond Ramnagar on my way to Ranikhet I observed a fairy like bird having a long white tail which crossed the road. We stopped the vehicle and asked a tea vendor on the road side. He knew about the bird and informed that Sh Bhagat Singh ,birder comes to this place from Delhi and doing some research on it. But I got mesmerized by the look and the way it flies in the air and catches insects in flight is a wonder to watch.
At that time I was posted at Raipur Chattisgarh . I came to know that Asian paradise Flycatcher is the State Bird of Madhya Pradesh. Since Chattisgarh was a part of M.P till 2000 the chances of finding the same in the State were bright.