Ghodaghodi

Little Cormorant

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Phalacrocorax niger
Nepali Name: सानो जलेवा (Saano Jalewa)

Notes:
1. Nests in groups. Breeding season: July-September.
2. Ghodaghodi Lake in far-western Nepal is a good place to see these birds.

Lesser Whistling-duck

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Dendrocygna javanica
Nepali Name: सिलसिले (Silsile)

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Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 5 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Lesser Whistling-duck in Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal
Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 4 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Lesser Whistling-duck
Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali, Nepal. 200m. 11 May, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Lesser Whistling-duck
Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali, Nepal. 200m. 6 May, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Lesser Whistling-duck
Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali, Nepal. 200m. 11 May, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
1. Tree nesters, either in holes or abandoned nests. Breeding season: June-September.

Purple Heron

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Ardea purpurea
Nepali Name: ध्यानी बकुल्ला (Dhyani Bakulla)

Cotton Pygmy-goose

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Nettapus coromandelianus
Nepali Name: हरि हाँस (Hari Haans)

Cotton Pygmy-goose
Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali, Nepal. 200m. 11 May, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali, Nepal. 200m. 11 May, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Intermediate Egret

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Mesophoyx intermedia
Nepali Name: मँझौला सेतोबकुल्ला (Manjhaula Setobakulla)

Intermediate Egret
Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 3 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Intermediate Egret
Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 3 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Intermediate Egret
Ghodaghodi Lake, Kailali, Nepal. 200m. 11 May, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Osprey

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Pandion haliaetus
Nepali Name: मलाहा चील (Malaha Cheel)

Asian Openbill

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Anastomus oscitans
Nepali Name: घुंगीफोर गरुड (Ghungifor Garud)

Common Moorhen

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Gallinula chloropus
Nepali Name: बगाले सिमकुखुरा (Bagale Simkukhura)

Brahminy Starling

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Sturnia pagodarum
Nepali Name: जुरे सारौं (Jure Saarau)

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

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Merops philippinus
Nepali Name: नीलपुच्छ्रे मुरलीचरा (Nilpuchare Muralichara)