Sunday, December 30, 2012

long legged buzzard in nepal

These birds are carnivorous birds and found in European and Asian countries. Their feathers are brown, with lighter patches. they have white long flying feathers in their wings which help them in circular flight at remarkable height. They also have a dark bill, yellow eyes and legs. They live in cliffs, rocky hills or in trees of farmland. They also nest in the repaired nest left by other birds. Even though these birds feed on carcass of animal like reptiles, squirrels, rabbits, small birds and large insects, they prey on animals which they see in while hovering in the sky. They live for around 9 years. Female buzzards lays about three to five eggs in a clutch in their breeding season which falls from March and May. These birds also have nature of migrating from one place to other. They are seen in Pokhara of Nepal.
Common Name:Long legged buzzard, Lamkhutte shyenbaaj, लाम्खुट्टे श्यनबाज
Scientific Name: Buteo rufinus
Weight: Male weight: 1,100 grams, Female weight: 1,300 grams
Color: brown feather, lighter patches, white long flying feathers
Length: 50-65 cms

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

great cormorant in nepal

The Great Cormorant is a black cloured widespread seabird and also found nearby lakes and river. It has a long tail and yellow patch in throat. The Great Cormorant nests on cliffs or trees made up of twigs, seaweed and plant leftovers in colonial manner. The Great Cormorant are good swimmers and can dive limited depths for about 20-30 seconds. It has been known to swallow small pebbles to make the dive easier. Their feathers are not waterproof, so they stretch out their wings to dry them off. It can live around 23 years. During breeding season 3 - 4 eggs are laid in a clutch. Both parents incubate eggs and take care of their offsprings. They are seen in Koshi Tappu of Nepal.
Common Name:great cormorant, Jalewa, जलेवा
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo
Weight: 2600–3700 grams
Color: black cloured, long tail and yellow throat-patch
Length: 84–90 cms

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

oriental pied hornbill in nepal

The Oriental Pied Hornbill falls under smallest Asian hornbill species found in Indian Subcontinent across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet, and Vietnam. These birds have black and white colored feather and white parts around the eye. Both gender of this bird look alike. They have white, yellowish large bill. They feed on fruit and small animals including reptiles like frogs, lizards, crabs, small birds and large insects. Their habitat includes coast, river beds, forest, gardens, and agricultural fields. These birds have unusual kind of breeding which lies between December to April. The female hornbill seals herself in natural holes of trees for 90 days or more when breeding which has been deposited with food by male bird. The female birds 3-4 eggs in a clutch to incubate its chicks. They are seen in Chitwan of Nepal.
Common Name:oriental pied hornbill, Kaalo Dhanes, कालो धनेश
Scientific Name: Antracoceros albirostris
Weight: 875 grams
Color: black and white colored feather and white parts around the eye
Length: 70 cms

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

himalayan bulbul in nepal

Himalayan Bulbul has black and white mixture on their body and brown tail with yellow part underneath it. Both gender of this bird look similar. These birds are found in different countries of Indian Subcontinent like Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Tajikistan. these birds are social so can be easily found in human society too. These birds lives in forest, grassland, gardens. They build cup shaped nest from small sticks, twigs, soft plant leftovers on low branches of trees. The female lays usually three eggs in a clutch in their breeding season. Himalayan bulbul feeds on mainly insects, fruit, berries, seeds and nectar. They are seen in Pokhara of Nepal.
Common Name:himalayan bulbul, Taarke Jureli
Scientific Name: Pycnonotus leucogenys
Weight: 30 grams
Color: black and white mixture on their body and brown tail with yellow part underneath it
Length: 18 cms

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Monday, December 24, 2012

eurasian collared dove in nepal

Eurasian collared dove are pigeon like with white feathered tail and dark black dash on back of its neck. These bird are distinct due to half collar like bar on its neck. This bird's nutrition is comprised of agricultural products like seeds, fruit, berries, grains like wheat/corn and also insects as protein supplement. These birds live in agriculture lands like farmyards, fields, forest and human influenced towns too. These birds breed as much as 6 times a year with clutch sized of 1-2 eggs laid by female dove. Female dove builds nest above 10 feet from ground on trees with small sticks, feathers, left overs of plants, twigs which is fetched and brought by male one. They are found in Kathmandu, Chitwan of Nepal.
Common Name:eurasian collared dove, Kanthe Dhukur, कण्ठे ढुकुर
Scientific Name: Streptopelia decaocto
Weight: 140–180 grams
Color: white feathered tail, dark black dash on back of its neck
Length: 29–30 cms

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

indian peacock in Nepal

Peacock is a large and multi colored bird of the pheasant family and found across different countries of South Asia. Genders of this bird are different from each other. Male one is named Peacock and the female is called Peahen and both they are called Peafowl. Peacock is blue with feathers in tail with beautiful eye liked pattern on their back. The female ones don't have such tail and has mixture of green and brown color in body. Peacocks can raise its tail in a fan like shape making it more adorable display of art. They are found wild in forests and nearby cultivated area by humans. They feed on berries, grains and prey some small insects, reptiles like lizards. It is national bird of India and they live for around 23 years or so. Peacock has different stands in Hindu myths. Peahen lays 4-8 eggs between April to May in their breeding season which falls mostly in rainy season. They are found in Chitwan of Nepal.
Common Name:Majur, Mayur, Peacock, मजुर्, मयुर
Scientific Name: Pavo cristatus
Weight: Male (4–6 kgs ) , Female (3-4kgs)
Color: blue male and female has mixture of green and brown colour
Length: Male ( 195 to 225 cm ) , Female ( around 95 cm )

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great crested grebe in nepal

The Great Crested Grebe is a good looking waterbird found in Eurasia. They look distinct due to inclined soft feather or arrangement of feathers above head. They have brown body with mixture of black, white, orange, grey colours. Their chicks have black and white in their head which they loose in their adulthood. These birds lives in vegetated areas of lakes, reservoirs. Their life span is around 11 years. These birds breeds on fresh water from April to September when a female one lays a clutch sized of two or more eggs. They can swim as well as dive in water from early stage of their life. These birds feeds mainly on fish, small aquatic animals, insects and small frogs. They are found in Pokhara of Nepal.
Common Name:great crested grebe,डुबुल्किचरा, dubulkichara
Scientific Name: Podiceps cristatus
Weight: 0.9 to 1.5 kg
Color: brown body with mixture of black, white, orange, grey colours
Length: 46–51 cms

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

spotted owlet in nepal

The Spotted Owlet is a small owl found across Southeast Asia. These birds are usually found in woods and human societies too and nest in hollow holes of trees, abandoned buildings. Their body is are grey-brown with white spots in upperparts and remaining parts are white streaked with brown and circular little yellowish face. Both gender of this noctural birds look similar in appearance and size. They prey insect, rats, toads, small snakes to feed themselves. Their breeding season is November to April when female one lay 3-5 eggs in a clutch. They are found in chitwan of Nepal.
Common Name:Spotted Owlet, Thople laatokosero, थोप्ले लाटोकोसेरो
Scientific Name: Athene brama
Weight: 110-114grams
Color: grey-brown with white spots, white streaked, brown and circular yellowish face
Length: around 21 cms

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

asian pied starling in nepal

The Asian Pied Starling is a species of starling found in South and Southeast Asia. This myna are black and white bodied with mixture of red, yellow bill. Their eye is is also encircled with red color. both gender look similar in color and size. The birds nests in trees, buildings of human influenced places like irrigated, farmed area of asian coutries like Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, Sundaland, Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Their breeding season falls between March to September when female bird lays eggs of clutch sized four to six. They feed on insects, fruits, vegetation left overs etc. They are found in chitwan of Nepal.
Common Name:Asian pied starling, dangre saraun, Pied Myna, डाङ्ग्रे सारौं
Scientific Name: Sturnus contra
Weight: around 77 grams
Color: black and white bodied with mixture of red, yellow bill, eye encircled with red color
Length: 23 cms

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birds of nepal in twitter

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

red whiskered bulbul in nepal

The Red-whiskered Bulbul are found in wild areas. These birds living in woodlands, forest, parks are found in different countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Vietnam. They have brown body, black crest, white cheek, red whisker below eyes and red tailed feathers. These birds feed on berries, seeds, nectars and fruits like mango, papaya, plum, raspberry and strawberry. The red-whiskered bulbul constructs a small, deep, cupshaped nest from twigs and leaves in trees. They may breed twice a year and female bird lays 4-5 eggs at a time. They are found in koshi tappu of Nepal.

Common Name: swetwakchya jureli, red whiskered bulbul
Scientific Name: Pycnonotus jocosus
Weight: 23-42 grams
Color: brown body, black crest, white cheek, red whisker below eyes and red tailed feathers
Length: 20 - 22 cms

white throated kingfisher

White-throated kingfishers reside in European and Asian countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, , Sri Lanka, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. These birds have blue back, white throat and breast, reddish large bill and legs , black and blue wings. Both gender of this birds look similar. It feeds on fish, small reptiles, frogs, rats and small birds. Their breeding begins with start of monsoons when female incubates clutch of 4-7 white eggs. They are seen in Pokhara of Nepal.
Common Name: seto kanthe maatikore, white-throated kingfishers , white breasted kingfishe,
Scientific Name: Halcyon smyrnensis
Weight: 75-110 grams
Color: blue back, white throat and breast, reddish large bill and legs , black and blue wings
Length: 28 cm

Friday, December 7, 2012

Grey Wagtail in Nepal

The Grey Wagtail is a widely spread in Asia, Europe and Africa. They nest in trees nearby marshy ground, meadows, streams or rivers and holes made up of moss and twigs. The upperparts of body are grey and the yellow belly, white at lower part and white tail. Iran, Turkey, Korea and Japan. Their breeding season falls between April to July when female bird lays a clutch of 3-6 eggs. They live for a maximum of 8 years in the wild. These birds feed on aquatic organisms, flies, mayflies, beetles. They are seen in Pokhara of Nepal.

Common Name: fusro tiktike, grey wagtail
Scientific Name: Motacilla cinerea
Weight: 15-23 grams
Color: grey body, yellow belly, white tail
Length: 18 cm

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

white wagtails in nepal

White wagtail are found over a wide range of habitats in the world living in flocks. Its body is grey above and white below, with a white face, black cap and black throat. It feeds on beetles, dragonflies, small snails, spiders, worms, flies, maggots. These birds build nests from twigs, grass, leaves and other plant matter. Their breeding season for most is from April to August when female bird lays 3-8 cream-coloured eggs in a clutch. The White Wagtail is the national bird of Latvia. These birds are found over bardia in nepal.

Common Name: seto tiktike, white wagtail
Scientific Name: Motacilla alba alboides
Weight: around 17-25 grams
Color: grey and white body with a white face, black cap and black throat
Length: 16.5–19 cm
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

long-tailed shrike in nepal

Long tailed Shrike is found over different places of Asia. They have a long and narrow black tail, have a black mask and forehead, rufous rump and flanks and a small white patch on the shoulder. A small amount of white is present at the base of the wings. Both sexes look alike. They are found in scrub, grassland and open land under cultivation. They feed on lizards, large insects, small birds, fishes, small snakes and rodents. Their nest is a deep and loose cup made up of thorny twigs, rags and hair. The breeding season is in summer and female one lays clutch is about 3 to 6 eggs which are incubated by both sexes. They are seen in chitwan of Nepal.

Common Name: bhadrai, long tailed shrike
Scientific Name: Lanius schach erythronotus
Weight: around 52 grams
Color: black tail, have a black mask and forehead and white patch on the shoulder
Length: 22-26 cm

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

common hoopoe in nepal

The common hoopoe is a colorful bird found across Europe, Asia and North Africa with crown like feather in head. These birds are found in bare or lightly vegetated ground and nests in holes of trees, cliffs, burrows, grasslands, forests. These birds are also seen at high altitudes during migration across the Himalayas and was recorded at about 6400 m by the first Mount Everest Expedition.The diet of the Hoopoe consists grasshoppers, similar swarming insects, crickets, locusts, beetles, earwigs, cicadas, ant lions, bugs, ants, small reptiles and frogs as well as some plant matter such as seeds and berries. The species has a long, thin tapering bill that is black with a fawn base. The female lays eggs with clutch size varying up to 12 weighing 4.5 grams each. The Hoopoe is Israel's national bird. It is found in koshi tappu of Nepal.

Common Name: fapre charaa, common hoopoe
Scientific Name: Upupa epops
Weight: 46–89 grams
Color: Colorful with black with a fawn base
Length: 25–32 cm

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Monday, December 3, 2012

black headed ibis in nepal

The Black-headed Ibis are found in southeast asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka and up to Japan. It lives in wetlands, where it feeds on various fish, frogs and other water creatures. Both gender look similar in size and appearance but juveniles have whiter necks and a black bill. They generally produce loud booming calls and low grunting. The breeding season of the black-headed ibis is determined by the monsoons, and it will often begin pairing up after the rains are over. Male black-headed ibises perform display flights and show off their ornamental plumes. It builds a stick nest in a tree and lays 2–4 eggs. They are found in koshi tappu of Nepal.

Common Name: seto sanwari, Oriental White Ibis, Black-headed Ibis
Scientific Name: Threskiornis melanocephalus
Weight: up to 1.5 kg kilograms
Color: white-plumaged, with some greyer areas on the wings, neck and legs are black
Length: 75 cm

brown fish owl in nepal

The Brown Fish Owl is one of the species of owls found in some parts of Asia. These owls have ears which look like horns. The upper parts are reddish brown and heavily streaked with black or dark brown. The underparts are buff to whitish, with dark lines and brown barring. The throat is white and can be conspicuously puffed, while the facial disk is indistinct. The irides are yellow, the feet a duller yellow, and the bill is dark. Sexes do not differ in appearance except for size. Brown Fish Owls breed from November to March. Female owl lays one or two eggs in a clutch which is often placed in an old stick nest of other birds. This nocturnal birds living on trees, feeds mainly on fishes, frogs and aquatic animals. They are found in Bardia of Nepal.

Common Name: malaahaa hochil, Brown fish owl
Scientific Name: Ketupa zeylonensis
Weight: 2–2.5 kilograms
Color: reddish brown , white throat, dark bill
Length: 22 inches
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