chough

Yellow-billed Chough

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Pyrrhocorax graculus
Nepali Name: टेमु (Temu)

Yellow-billed Chough
Yellow-billed Chough. Lobuche (Everest Region), Solukhumbu, Nepal. 4,940 meters. 1 April, 2019. Photo: Sadeep Dangol

Notes:
1. If properly trained, this is a bird that could make mountaineering legends and that too without supplemental oxygen. Has been reported from camps as high as 8,000m in Everest.

Red-billed Chough

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Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Nepali Name: टुङगा Tunga

Notes:
1. One of the most noticeable birds of the high altitudes in Nepal, as noisy as they are gregarious. Can gather in groups that literally blot out the sky.
2. Awesome acrobats and very fearless just like its most familiar cousin.
3. Found in coexistence with its yellow-billed brother and yak dung.