Nepali Name: सिमकुखुरा Sim Kukhura
1. Reacts to playback very well.
2. Keeps to the thickets as much as it can. That was the reason why seeing or hearing this bird frequently around Kathmandu, it took a while to get a good shot.
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nepali Name: बाँके बकुल्ला Banke Bakulla
1. There were four immatures at Taudaha Mar 2014. Nest nearby??
Nepali Name: तनकम्प खञ्जरी Tanakampa Khanjari
Indian Pond Heron
Nepali Name: आसकोटे बकुल्ला (Aaskote Bakulla)
1. The transformation this bird goes through from non-breeding to breeding plumage is just amazing.
2. Kind of hard to spot when resting. Flies off with a flash of white. Wonder how does that make sense evolutionarily?
Nepali Name: मरूल (Marul)
1. One of the tamest birds in Taudaha. Winter visitor.