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White-capped Redstart

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Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
Nepali Name: सेतो टाउके जलखञ्जरी (Seto Tauke Jalkhanjari)

Notes:
1. A staple bird of Himalayan streams right from the lowlands to high mountains. Descends during the winter and goes up to breed.
2. Very territorial during the breeding season.
3. Rather animated and cheerful behavior.
4. Males have a slightly larger head cap.

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.

Large-billed Crow

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Corvus macrorhynchos
Nepali Name: कालो काग Kaalo Kaag

Large-billed Crow in Everest Region
Bengkar, Everest Region, Nepal. ~2,800m. 21 March, 2019. Photo: Sadeep Dangol
Large-billed Crow at Machhegaun Kathmandu
Machhegaun, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,600m. 18 March, 2017. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Large-billed Crow
Namche (Everest Base Camp Trek), Solukhumbu, Nepal. ~3,460m. 19 May, 2014. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Large-billed Crow
Manang (Annapurna Circuit Trek), Manang, Nepal. ~3,540m. 5 May 2014. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.
Large-billed Crow
Himalayan Hotel (ABC Trek), Kaski, Nepal. 2860m. 4 April, 2014. Photo: Ashish Shrestha.

Notes:
1. Great aerial displays by the high altitude Himalayan races.
2. High altitude races larger than the ones found in the lowlands.

Maroon Oriole

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Oriolus traillii
Nepali Name: घनरक्त सुनचरी Ghanrakta Sunchari

Pink-browed Rosefinch

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Carpodacus rodochroa
Nepali Name: पंखथोप्ले ठूलोतितु Pankhathople Thulotitu

Notes:
1. It is weird how the females allow much closer approach to the photographer than the males. Perhaps, she thinks she is very well camouflaged even on green grass!!!

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.

Rose-ringed Parakeet

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Psittacula krameri
Nepali Name: कण्ठे सुगा Kanthe Suga

Notes:
1. Rather common in the Terai. The population in Kathmandu is largely due to escaped birds.
2. Breeds February to May. The bird in the picture is standing at the entrance of its nest.
3. Outside the breeding season lives in large groups.
4. Very similar to Alexendrine Parakeet except for smaller size and lack of crimson shoulder patch.

Grey Treepie

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Dendrocitta formosae
Nepali Name: पहाडी कोकले Pahaadi Kokale

Notes:
1. High altitude replacement of the Rufous Treepie.
2. Very loud mouthed and its nepali name Kokale is an onomatopoeia derived from its call.
3. Not very approachable just like its lowland cousin.

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.