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Baya Weaver

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Ploceus philippinus
Nepali Name: बया तोपचरा (Baya Topchara)

Baya Weaver at Chobhar Kathmandu
Chobhar Bagmati, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300m. 25 February 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha
Baya Weaver
Srijananagar, Bhaktapur, Nepal. 1,300m. 27 June, 2013. Photo: aB
Baya Weaver
Srijananagar, Bhaktapur, Nepal. 1,300m. 27 June, 2013. Photo: aB
Baya Weaver
Srijananagar, Bhaktapur, Nepal. 1,300m. 27 June, 2013. Photo: aB
Baya Weaver
Srijananagar, Bhaktapur, Nepal. 1,300m. 27 June, 2013. Photo: aB
Baya Weaver at chobhar Kathmandu
Chobhar Bagmati, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300m. 25 February 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Baya Weaver Nepal.
Baya Weaver. Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 315 meters / 1,033 feet. 20 August, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

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Accipiter nisus
Nepali Name: वनबाज Banbaaj

Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Taudaha, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300m. 16 November, 2014. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

White-throated Laughingthrush

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Garrulax albogularis
Nepali Name: सोइरने तोरीगाँडा Soirane Torigada

Notes:
1. Lives in gangs that do not break up even during the breeding season.
2. One of the most common laughingthrush in the Kathmandu Valley along with the White-crested Laughingthrush and Striated Laughingthrush. The three species overlap in so many places that I wonder if there isn’t some differences in their preferred habitat?
3. Just like the other Laughingthrushes are the gangsters of Himalaya forests.