Birds of Nepal – Final overview

My trip to Nepal in April wasn’t a birding trip (nor a hiking trip) but it held around 40 birds  for me that I was able to identify more or less. There were of course more, but I couldn’t identify those. There were at least 23 lifers, see my list below. The asterix is pointing at the ones where I think I got really good photos. I have linked the list to the posts with the photos.

  • Foulvous-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei – Isabellbrustspecht) – lifer
  • * Great Barbet (Megalaima virens – Heulbartvogel) – lifer
  • Blue-thraoted Barbet (Megalaima asiatica – Blauwangen-Bartvogel) – lifer
  • Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops – Wiedehopf)
  • * Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus – Kuckuck) (photography lifer…)
  • Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus – Koel) – with song – lifer

    Probably female Koel

  • Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri – Halsbandsittich)
  • House Swift (Apus affinis – Haussegler) – lifer
  • * Spotted Owlet (Athene brama – Brahmakauz) – lifer
  • Rock Pigeon (columba livia – Felsentaube)
  • Oriental Turtle Dove (streptopelia orientalis – Orientturteltaube) – lifer
  • Spotted Dove (streptopelia chinensis – Perlhalstaube) – lifer
  • Eurasian Collard Dove (streptopelia  decaocto – Türkentaube)
  • Black Kite (Milvus migrans – Schwarzmilan)
  • Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis –  Steppenadler) – lifer
  • Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo – Kormoran)
  • Cattle Egret (bubulcus ibis – Kuhreiher)
  • * Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach tricolor – Himalaya Schachwürger & Lanius schach – Schachwürger) – lifers
  • Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus – Tibetwürger) – lifer

    Grey Backed Shrike

  • * Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda – Wanderbaumelster) – lifer

Rufous Treepie

  • House Crow (Corvus splendens – Glanzkrähe) – lifer
  • Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchnos – Dschungelkrähe) – lifer
  • * Eurasian Golden-Oriole (Oriolus oriolus – Pirol) (photography lifer…)
  • Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus – Scharlachmennigvogel) – lifer

Scarlet Minivit male

Scarlet Minivit female

  • Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus – Königsdrongo) – lifer
  • * Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus – Graudrongo) – lifer
  • * Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus – Purpurpfeifdrossel) – with song – lifer
  • Grey-winged Blackbird (Turdus boulboul – Bülbülamsel) – lifer
  • Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus – Lazulischnäpper) – lifer
  • Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis – Dajal) – lifer
  • Common Myna (acridotheres tristis – Hirtenmaina)
  • Jungle Myna (acridotheres fuscus – Dschungelmaina) – lifer
  • Great Tit (Parus Major – Kohlmeise)
  • Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica – Rauchschwalbe)
  • * Red-vented Bulbul (pycnonotus cafer -Russbülbül) – lifer
  • House Sparrow (Passer domesticus – Haussperling)
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus – Feldsperling)
  • White Wagtail (Motacilla alba – Bachstelze)
  • Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea – Gebirgsstelze)

Not so sure about the identification of the Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii – Paddyreiher)

nor the Grey-cheeked (Seicercus poliogenys – Grauwangen-Laubsänger) or Grey-hooded (Seicercus xanthoschistos – Grauscheitel-Laubsänger) Warbler

or the Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferreus – Grauschmätzer)

Part of I and the bird #132

~ by Natalie on August 15, 2010.

12 Responses to “Birds of Nepal – Final overview”

  1. What a great opportunity, and you got quite a nice list for a non-birding trip. The scarlet minivit male is a beauty.

  2. The Scarlet Minivit is so bright! Must not be too hard to spot.

    • Actually it wasn’t that easy to spot the bright red Miniver because it always sat in the top of the trees. I saw the first quite by accident as I was scanning the tree tops with my binocs.

  3. What a great trip! That is an impressive list for sure. My favorite shot is the Spotted Owlet! Very nice.

  4. Das war ja genial, dafuer dass es kein ‘birding’ trip war 😀
    Auf die Liste kann man glatt neidisch werden 🙂
    Und klasse Fotos sind auch dabei!

  5. Looks and sounds as if you had a great trip. Love the Scarlet Minivit male!

  6. Excellent to spot 40 species for a non-birding trip. It tells you how many species are around there 😉

    • I said that it wasn’t a birding trip – but I have to admit, that whenever it was possible I took the chance to run around with binoc or camera. But I was mostly around the house and that shows, how @Chris says, that there are many species and birds around.

  7. sorting things out after a trip like that TAKES a long time. And it is not easy. But fun when you actually recognize them. .)

  8. that Scarlet minivet is certainly a striking looking bird. I’d love to see one in real life one day.

  9. I enjoyed seeing your photos and reading about the birds you saw in Nepal.

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