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Common Greenshank

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Tringa nebularia
Nepali Name: टिमटिमा (Timtimaa)

White Wagtail

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Motacilla alba
Nepali name: सेतो टिकटिके (Seto Tiktike)

Notes:
1. Communal roosters. Always found in the vicinity of water. Winter visitor.
2. As many as 6 subspecies recorded in Nepal.
3. Beautiful undulating flight.

Crested Serpent Eagle

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Spilornis cheela
Nepali Name: काकाकुल (Kakakul)

Notes:
1. As its name suggests it is specialized reptile hunter, feeding on well snakes and lizards.
2. Calls incessantly.

Orange-flanked Bush Robin

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Tarsiger cyanurus
Nepali Name: सुन्तलाकोखे रबिन Suntalakokhe Robin

Notes:
1. A rather common bird wherever you go in Nepal. Breeds above 3,000m during summer while during the winters it descends for warmer climes.

Blue-fronted Redstart

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Phoenicurcus frontalis
Nepali Name: निलटाउके खञ्जरी (Niltauke Khanjari)

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Blue-fronted Redstart. Shivapuri, Kathmandu, Nepal. ~1,800m. 25 March, 2017. Photo: Sadeep Dangol
Blue-fronted Redstart
Lobuche (Everest Base Camp Trek), Solukhumbu, Nepal. 4,930m. 25 May, 2014. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
1. Rather common altitudinal migrant.

Common Sandpiper

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Actitis hypoleucos
Nepali Name: चन्चले सुड्सुडीया (Chanchale Sudsudiya)

Notes:
1. In Bagmati River near Chobhar their numbers peaks during January.
2. Usually solitary.
3. Found in close proximity to the Green Sandpiper with which it is reported to interbreed.
4. Flies swiftly just above the surface of the water.

Common Coot

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Fulica atra
Nepali Name: मरूल (Marul)

Notes:
1. One of the tamest birds in Taudaha. Winter visitor.

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.

Rufous Treepie

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Dendrocitta vagabunda
Nepali Name: कोकले (Kokale)

Notes:
1. Even though it lives in close proximity to human beings is rather wary.