Annapurna Circuit

Great Barbet

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Megalaima virens
Nepali Name: न्याउली Nyauli

Notes:
1. The incessant piuuuuu…… of this bird is one of the most prevalent sounds of the spring air in Nepal.
2. Nepali folklore ascribes the melancholy sound of this bird as a call for a lost lover.

Grey-backed Shrike

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Nepali name: हिमाली भद्राई (Himali Bhadrai)

Golden-throated Barbet

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Megalaima franklinii
Nepali Name: कुक्लुङ्ग Kuklung

Maroon Oriole

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Oriolus traillii
Nepali Name: घनरक्त सुनचरी Ghanrakta Sunchari

Blue-capped Rock Thrush

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Monticola cinclorhynchus
Nepali Name: सानो हजारा चाँचर Sano Hajaara Chanchar

Notes:
1. Its aerial forays for insects are very un-Thrush like.
2. Very vocal.

Streaked Laughingthrush

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Trochalopteron lineatum
Nepali Name: छिर्के तोरीगाँडा Chirke Torigaada

Notes:
1. Doesn’t congregate in large parties.
2. Whistler mentions that the nests of this bird is frequently parasitized by Indian and Pied Crested Cuckoo.

Tickell’s Leaf Warbler

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Phylloscopus affinis
Nepali Name: पीतोदर फिस्टो Pitodar Fisto