Bardiya National Park

Common Kingfisher

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Alcedo atthis
Nepali Name: सानो माटिकोरे (Sano Matikore)

Common Kingfisher Nepal
Common Kingfisher. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 10 July, 2022. Photo: Sadeep Dangol.
Common Kingfisher
Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 170m. 30 April, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Crested Serpent Eagle

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Spilornis cheela
Nepali Name: काकाकुल (Kakakul)

Crested Serpent Eagle Nepal
Crested Serpent Eagle. Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 315 meters / 1,033 feet. 21 August, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.


  1. As its name suggests it is specialized reptile hunter, feeding on well snakes and lizards.
  2. Calls incessantly

Rufous Treepie

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Dendrocitta vagabunda
Nepali Name: कोकले (Kokale)

1. Even though it lives in close proximity to human beings is rather wary.

Oriental Magpie Robin

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Copsychus saularis
Nepali name: धोबिनी चरा (Dhobini Chara)

1. Highly territorial. Reacts strongly to the use of playback.
2. Rather versatile bird, lives both around human habitation and dense forests.
3. Interesting article on the territorial behavior of this bird can be found here.

White-bellied Drongo

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Dicrurus caerulescens
Nepali Name: ध्वाँसे चीबे (Dhwase Chibe)

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia

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Petronia xanthocollis
Nepali Name: पितकण्ठे भङ्गेरा (Pitkanthe Bhangera)

Indian Peafowl

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Pavo cristatus
Nepali Name: मजुर (Majur)

White-browed Wagtail

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Motacilla maderaspatensis
Nepali Name: खोले टिकटिके (Khole Tiktike)

Richard’s Pipit

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Anthus richardi
Nepali Name: हिँउदे चुइयाँ (Hiude Chuiya)

Puff-throated Babbler

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Pellorneum ruficeps
Nepali Name: थोप्ले भ्याकुर (Thople Bhyakur)