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Common Moorhen

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Gallinula chloropus
Nepali Name: बगाले सिमकुखुरा (Bagale Simkukhura)

Common Moorhen Nepal
Common Moorhen. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 9 July, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

White-breasted Waterhen

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Amaurornis phoenicurus
Nepali Name: सिमकुखुरा Sim Kukhura

White-breasted Waterhen Nepal
White-breasted Waterhen. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 9 July, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
White-breasted Waterhen Nepal
White-breasted Waterhen. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 9 July, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
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.

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.

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

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Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Nepali Name: जलअप्सरा (Jalapsara)

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Nepal
Pheasant-tailed Jacana. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 9 July, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Nepal
Pheasant-tailed Jacana. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 10 July, 2022. Photo: Sadeep Dangol.
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Nepal
Pheasant-tailed Jacana. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 9 July, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Nepal
Pheasant-tailed Jacana. Nagdaha, Lalitpur, Nepal. 1,375 meters. 9 July, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Pin-striped Tit Babbler

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Macronus gularis

Nepali Name: पीतोदर फिस्टेभ्याकुर (Pitodar Fiste Bhyakur)

Pin-striped Tit Babbler. Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 315 meters / 1,033 feet. 21 August, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Cinnamon Bittern

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Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Nepali Name: रातो जुनबकुल्ला (Rato Junbakulla)

Cinnamon Bittern Nepal
Cinnamon Bittern. Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 315 meters / 1,033 feet. 20 August, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Cinnamon Bittern Nepal
Cinnamon Bittern. Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 315 meters / 1,033 feet. 20 August, 2022. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Black-headed Munia

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Lonchura malacca

Nepali Name: कालोटाउके मुनियाँ (Kalotauke Munia)

Black-headed Munia Nepal
Black-headed Munia. Bardiya National Park, Bardiya, Nepal. 315 meters / 1,033 feet. 21 August, 2022. 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.

Notes:

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

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.

Demoiselle Crane

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Grus virgo

Nepali Name: करयाङ-कुरुङ (Karyang-kurung)

Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal. 3,840 meters / 12,598 feet. 7 October, 2021. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal. 3,840 meters / 12,598 feet. 7 October, 2021. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal. 3,840 meters / 12,598 feet. 7 October, 2021. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Lo Manthang, Mustang, Nepal. 3,840 meters / 12,598 feet. 7 October, 2021. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.