Thursday, November 29, 2012

oriental white eye in Nepal कंकिर

The Oriental White-eye is a small yellowish perching bird. It is seen in different countries of Indian Subcontinent like Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos and Malaysia. Forming small groups they live in moist forest, hills, islands and rarely on drier desert. They are easily identified by the distinctive white eye-ring and overall yellowish body. These birds are spotted in Bardia and other places of Nepal. They feed basically on nectar and small insects. April is their main breeding season though it start from February till September. Female bird lays 2-3 eggs in a clutch which are brooded by both parent birds. Both gender of these birds look alike.

Common Name: Oriental White-eye, kankir
Scientific Name: Zosterops palpebrosus
Weight: around 10 gms
Color: yellowish body with white eye-ring
Length: 8–9 cm

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Black Ibis in Nepal

Black Ibis (Red-naped Ibis) is a species of ibis found in parts of the Indian Subcontinent. It is found around Charkose Jhadi Panipiya in Nepal. These birds have long neck, red patch on black head and white patch near its shoulder. It has 13 to 17 cm long down curved bill. It lives near lakes, river sides, grazing fields and irrigated land in small numbered group. It nests in trees and breeds from March-April. The clutch size varies from 1 to 3 eggs per nest with average weight of 63.98 gms. The bird is popularly known as "farmer’s friend" as it feeds on large number of insects injurious to crop and other insects like Locust, Grasshoppers, Mantis, Dung beetles, Tiger beetles, Scrab beetles, Caterpillar, Spiders and Centipedes.
Common Name: karra sanwari, Black Ibis, Red-naped Ibis
Scientific Name: Pseudibis papillosa
Weight: mature bird weighs around 1100 gms
Color: Basically they have grey head but different body color in its subfamilies
Length: medium sized bird of about 68cm length with a wing span of about 38cm

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Emerald Dove in Nepal

Emerald Dove is a sub family of pigeon, dove. These secret and shy birds are rarely found in the wooded areas, forest, cultivated area, agriculture area. These bird are colorful and female dove have little dull color than that of male. These birds are seen across Nepal, Indonesia, Japan, India, Taiwan, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia,Cambodia, Pakistan, HongKong, Sri Lanka, China, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan, Myanmar. These bird feed itself on fruits, seeds, grass, bamboo etc. Its breeding period fall between April to September when female one lays 1-2 white colored eggs.

Common Name: sun dhukur, emerald dove
Scientific Name: Chalcophaps indica
Weight: Around 124 gms
Color: Basically they have grey head but different body color in its subfamilies
Length: 20 cm
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Chestnut tailed Starling in Nepal

The Chestnut-tailed Starling is found in the South Asian countries only and seen in Chitwan National Park, Narayani of Nepal. These birds are seen in the countries Nepal, Bhutan, India, Bangladesh, Southern China, Taiwan, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam , Cambodia and north-western Burma. These birds are found in the woods and cultivation area too and live in a hole as their nest at higher levels of trees. The female bird lays 3-5 eggs at time as a breeding process. They feed themselves on fruit, nectar and insects.

Common Name: pauwai sarau, Myna
Scientific Name: Sturnia malabarica
Weight: 40 gms
Color: Basically they have grey head but different body color in its subfamilies
Length: 20 cm
Content source: various websites
Image Source : Wikipedia

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pigeons in Nepal

Pigeon is found easily in most of the places of Earth and is another common bird found across the country in wild and houses too. Pigeons are strong to fly for hours so they are tamed from local peoples as hobby and are taken as messenger to carry messages from one place to another from past time. People have fantasies to feed them, see them having water bathing and held their flight competitions. These gentle birds are fed on grains, wheats, maize, grass etc and lives in group. These aves build their own nest from small sticks , left overs of woods, feathers and can easily live in forest and human societies too. Most of the temples across the country are like habitat of these birds. Female pigeons lay 1-2 egss at a time after male and female pigeons coopulates as their breeding process and the child pigeons leave parents after certain period.
Common Name: Parewa, Pigeon
Scientific Name: Columbidae
Weight: 1 kg (2 lb)
Color: Varietieds of color of its subfamilies like white, blue,, brown etc
Length: 50 cm
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

birds of nepal in facebook

I have created a facebook page for more promotion of the posts in this blog. Hope to get followers for my small try to list the birds found in Nepal.

Friday, November 23, 2012

house sparrow in nepal

The House Sparrow is a commonly found small bird with rounded head, and a pointed peak . It is 14-18 cm long and weighing about 24–39.5 gm. The male and female bird has different colors and found in most of the countries. The male one is comparatively bigger than the female one. It depends on agriculture products for its nutrition. It commonly builds its nest in house, trees, poles etc with straws and left outs of tree branches. They are social birds and can easily adjust with the human civilization and produce shorter chirps to talk where as they hop to move. It is preyed by other animals like cats, crows where as it can live up to 10 years.
Common Name: Bhangera, Vangera, Sparrow
Scientific Name: Passer domesticus
Weight: 24–39.5 gm
Color:Male-gray heads, white cheeks, a black bib & female- plain buffy-brown
Length: 14-18 cm
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

national bird of nepal

Danfe (Lophophorus) is national bird of Nepal.This species of bird has common name as Pheasant, Monal, Danfe are commonly found in certain parts of Nepal, India, Tibet but eliminated from Afghanistan. Both male and female have different look. Males are more colorful than females. Though these gentle birds are also tamed but found wildly in the mountain ranges.
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As the title suggests, this blog has been created so as to enlist the birds that are found in Nepal. Nepal being a country of different climates and geographical varieties, it consists lots of birds. Stay tuned for more details on upcoming posts.
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