Grey-headed Swamphen

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Porphyrio poliocephalus
Nepali Name: कु्र्मा (Kurma)

Purple Swamphen at Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal
Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 3 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

White-breasted Waterhen

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Amaurornis phoenicurus
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.

Common Coot

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Fulica atra
Nepali Name: मरूल (Marul)

1. One of the tamest birds in Taudaha. Winter visitor.

Common Moorhen

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Gallinula chloropus
Nepali Name: बगाले सिमकुखुरा (Bagale Simkukhura)