Annapurna Circuit

Great Barbet

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Megalaima virens
Nepali Name: न्याउली Nyauli

1. The incessant piuuuuu…… of this bird is one of the most prevalent sounds of the spring air in Nepal.
2. Nepali folklore ascribes the melancholy sound of this bird as a call for a lost lover.

Grey-backed Shrike

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Nepali name: हिमाली भद्राई (Himali Bhadrai)

Golden-throated Barbet

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Megalaima franklinii
Nepali Name: कुक्लुङ्ग Kuklung

Maroon Oriole

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Oriolus traillii
Nepali Name: घनरक्त सुनचरी Ghanrakta Sunchari

Blue-capped Rock Thrush

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Monticola cinclorhynchus
Nepali Name: सानो हजारा चाँचर Sano Hajaara Chanchar

1. Its aerial forays for insects are very un-Thrush like.
2. Very vocal.

Streaked Laughingthrush

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Trochalopteron lineatum
Nepali Name: छिर्के तोरीगाँडा Chirke Torigaada

1. Doesn’t congregate in large parties.
2. Whistler mentions that the nests of this bird is frequently parasitized by Indian and Pied Crested Cuckoo.

Tickell’s Leaf Warbler

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Phylloscopus affinis
Nepali Name: पीतोदर फिस्टो Pitodar Fisto