birds in flight

Bonelli’s Eagle

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Aquila fasciata
Nepali Name: मोरङ्गी चील (Morangi Cheel)

Notes:
1. Observed hunting from a perch during the current visit but does hunt on the wing.

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Grey-headed Lapwing

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Vanellus cinereus
Nepali name: राज हुटीट्याउ (Raj Huttittyau)

Notes:
1. The Bagmati River by Chobhar is one of the best places in Nepal for these winter visitors. At least 150 individuals in a small stretch of the river during the current visit. November-January is the best time to see these birds here.
2. They congregate in huge flocks around 10 am.
3. Bonelli’s Eagle prey on these birds in this locality.

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Himalayan Griffon

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Gyps himalayensis
Nepali Name: हिमाली गिद्ध (Himali Gidda)


Notes:
1. HUGE!!!
2. To get closeup shots, either catch them while they feed or near their roosting place before the thermals build up.
3. A brochure to locate vulture restaurants in Nepal, a commendable and highly successful conservation project: www.birdlifenepal.org/download.php?f=86

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Black Eagle

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Ictinaetus malayensis
Nepali Name: द्रोणक चील (Dronak Cheel)


Notes:
1. Soars gracefully just above the forest canopy

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Black Bulbul

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Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Nepali Name: बाख्रे जुरेली (Bakhre Jureli)


Notes:
1. Outside the breeding season in April, it is found in huge flocks in deep forests.
2. Never descends to the ground and also catches flies on the wing like a flycatcher.
3. Doesn’t react strongly to playback.

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Red-wattled Lapwing

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Vanellus indicus
Nepali name: हुटीट्याउ (Huttityau)

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.

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