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Bar-headed Goose

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Anser indicus
Nepali Name: खोया हाँस (Khoyahaans)

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Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 4 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
1. One of the highest flying birds in the world with reports of flight over Everest at an altitude of 9,375m.
2. Rare passage migrant in the Kathmandu Valley.

Red-wattled Lapwing

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Vanellus indicus
Nepali name: हुटीट्याउ (Huttityau)

Red-wattled Lapwing in Kathmandu
Bagheswori, Bhaktapur, Nepal. ~1,400m. 10 January 2018. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Red-wattled Lapwing
Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1270m. 7 November, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
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Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 4 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
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Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 4 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
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Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 4 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Red-wattled Lapwing
Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1270m. 7 November, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
1. Also known as “Did-he-do-it Pity-he-did-it” because of its flight call.
2. Usually found in singles or pairs and flies off only a short distance upon being approached.

Purple Heron

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Ardea purpurea
Nepali Name: ध्यानी बकुल्ला (Dhyani Bakulla)

Jungle Owlet

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Glaucidium radiatum
Nepali name: डुन्डुल (Dundul)

Jungle Owlet at Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal.
Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 3 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Jungle Owlet
Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 170m. 30 April, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Jungle Owlet
Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 170m. 30 April, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

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)