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Black-shouldered Kite

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Elanus axillaris
Nepali Name: मुसे चील (Muse Cheel)

Black-shouldered Kite at Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal
Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 3 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Black Ibis

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Pseudibis papillosa
Nepali Name: कर्रा साँवरी (Karra Sawaari)

  1. With their shrill and far-carrying calls and somewhat evil profile, I always think of evil witches whenever I see this bird.

Bar-headed Goose

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Anser indicus
Nepali Name: खोया हाँस (Khoyahaans)

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Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 4 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
1. One of the highest flying birds in the world with reports of flight over Everest at an altitude of 9,375m.
2. Rare passage migrant in the Kathmandu Valley.

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Temminck’s Stint

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Calidris temminckii
Nepali name: जलरंग (Jalrang)

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Jagadishpur Reservoir, Kapilvastu, Nepal. 110 m. 5 February, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
1. These birds come all the way from their breeding grounds in the Eurasian Taiga for a winter vacation here in Nepal. Talk about wanderlust!!

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