Kirtipur

Grey-backed Shrike

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Nepali name: हिमाली भद्राई (Himali Bhadrai)

Indian Pond Heron

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Nepali Name: आसकोटे बकुल्ला (Aaskote Bakulla)

Notes:
1. The transformation this bird goes through from non-breeding to breeding plumage is just amazing.
2. Kind of hard to spot when resting. Flies off with a flash of white. Wonder how does that make sense evolutionarily?

Blue-throated Barbet

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Nepali name: कुथुर्के (Kuthurke)

Notes:
1. A bird of light forest beside human habitation.
2. Like other barbets is a rather conspicuous bird because of its incessant call of took-a-rook took-a-rook….

Common Teal

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Scientific Name: Nettapus coromandelianus
Nepali Name: विजुलागैरो (Bijulagairo)

Common Teal at Taudaha Kathmandu
Taudaha, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300m. 11 March 2017. Photo: Sadeep Dangol.
Common Teal
Taudaha, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300m. 3 January 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha
Common Teal
Taudaha, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300m. 3 January 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha
Common Teal
Taudaha, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300m. 3 January, 2013. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Green-billed Malkoha

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Nepali Name: हरित मालकौवा (Hareet Maalkauwa)

Spotted Dove

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Spilopelia chinensis
Nepali name: कुर्ले ढुकुर (Kurle Dhukur)

Red-vented Bulbul

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Nepali Name: जुरेली (Jureli)