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tah dah...the amazing nepal trip bird list

2015-12-11 - 8:56 a.m.

Whew. I've got a huge bird list from Nepal, which includes a total of 234 birds (so far) and 167 new life birds in bold-- so far. I say "so far" because there may be some missing species or a few corrections needed here or there, but I'm going to let it sit a few days before I go over it again to give me a better chance of finding any errors.

  1. Lesser Whistling Duck
  2. Greylag Goose
  3. Ruddy Shelduck
  4. Common Pochard
  5. Ferruginous Duck (F. Pochard)
  6. Gadwall
  7. Eurasian Wigeon
  8. Mallard
  9. Common Teal
  10. Asian Pygmy Goose
  11. Indian Peafowl
  12. Common Quail
  13. Black Francolin
  14. Red Junglefowl
  15. Kalij Pheasant
  16. Little Grebe
  17. Great Crested Grebe
  18. Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon
  19. Speckled Wood Pigeon
  20. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  21. Spotted Dove
  22. Pompadour Green Pigeon
  23. Emerald Dove

  24. Greater Coucal
  25. Lesser Coucal
  26. Sirkeer Malkoha
  27. Common Hawk Cuckoo
  28. Ruddy-breasted Crake
  29. Brown Crake
  30. White-breasted Waterhen
  31. Purple Swamphen
  32. Common Moorhen
  33. Eurasian Coot/ Common Coot (F. atra)
  34. Sarus Crane
  35. Lesser Adjutant
  36. Asian Openbill
  37. Black Stork
  38. Woolly-necked Stork
  39. Black-crowned Night-heron
  40. Indian Pond Heron
  41. Cattle Egret
  42. Grey Heron
  43. Purple Heron
  44. Great Egret
  45. Intermediate Egret
  46. Little Egret
  47. Black-headed Ibis
  48. Indian Black Ibis
  49. Little Cormorant
  50. Great Cormorant
  51. Oriental Darter
  52. River Lapwing
  53. Red-wattled Lapwing
  54. Pheasant-tailed Jacana
  55. Bronze-winged Jacana
  56. Common Greenshank
  57. Common Redshank
  58. Small Buttonquail
  59. Osprey
  60. Black-winged Kite
  61. Oriental Honey Buzzard
  62. Bearded Vulture
  63. Egyptian Vulture
  64. Crested Serpent Eagle
  65. Red-headed Vulture
  66. Himalayan Vulture
  67. White-rumped Vulture
  68. Slender-billed Vulture
  69. Griffon's Vulture
  70. Cinereous Vulture
  71. Mountain Hawk-Eagle
  72. Changeable Hawk-Eagle
  73. Indian Black Eagle
  74. Indian Spotted Eagle
  75. Greater Spotted Eagle
  76. Steppe Eagle
  77. Bonelli's Eagle
  78. Booted Eagle -- all dark morphs, I think (!)
  79. Western Marsh Harrier
  80. Hen Harrier -- well, supposedly, it's a lifer, but I've seen it before in Europe, I just thought it was the same as Northern so I didn't add it to my life list
  81. Pallid Harrier
  82. Pied Harrier
  83. Shikra
  84. Besra
  85. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  86. Grey-headed Fish-Eagle
  87. Black Kite
  88. White-eyed Buzzard
  89. Himalayan Buzzard
  90. Jungle Owlet
  91. Spotted Owlet
  92. Oriental Pied Hornbill
  93. Indian Grey Hornbill
  94. Common Hoopoe
  95. Wryneck (Northern Wryneck, is that a subspecies?)
  96. Himalayan Flame-backed Woodpecker
  97. Black-rumped Woodpecker (Flameback)
  98. Rufous Woodpecker
  99. Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker
  100. Streak-throated Woodpecker
  101. Grey-headed Woodpecker
  102. Great Slaty Woodpecker
  103. Brown-capped Woodpecker (Indian pygmy woodpecker)
  104. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
  105. Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker
  106. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker
  107. Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
  108. Great Barbet
  109. Brown-headed Barbet
  110. Lineated Barbet -- BVD
  111. Blue-throated Barbet
  112. Coppersmith Barbet
  113. Indian Roller
  114. Pied Kingfisher
  115. Common Kingfisher
  116. Stork-billed Kingfisher
  117. White-throated Kingfisher
  118. Common Kestrel
  119. Eurasian Hobby
  120. Peregrine Falcon
  121. Plum-headed Parakeet
  122. Red-breasted Parakeet -- BVD
  123. Alexandrine Parakeet
  124. Rose-ringed Parakeet
  125. Small Minivet
  126. Long-tailed Minivet
  127. Scarlet Minivet
  128. Large Cuckoo-shrike
  129. Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike
  130. Black-hooded Oriole
  131. Black-naped Oriole
  132. Ashy Woodswallow
  133. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
  134. Common Woodshrike
  135. Black Drongo
  136. White-bellied Drongo
  137. Crow-billed Drongo
  138. Hair-crested Drongo
  139. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
  140. Long-tailed Shrike
  141. Grey-backed Shrike
  142. Rufous Treepie
  143. Grey Treepie
  144. Yellow-billed blue Magpie
  145. Common Green Magpie
  146. House Crow
  147. Large-billed Crow
  148. Purple Sunbrid
  149. Fire-tailed Sunbird
  150. Green-tailed Sunbird
  151. Black-breasted Weaver
  152. Red Avadavat
  153. White-rumped Munia
  154. Black-headed Munia
  155. Scaly-breasted Munia AKANutmeg Mannikin AKA Spice Finch
  156. House Sparrow
  157. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  158. Olive-backed Pipit
  159. Richard's Pipit
  160. Paddyfield Pipit
  161. Citrine Wagtail
  162. White-browed Wagtail
  163. White Wagtail
  164. Gray Wagtail
  165. Common Rosefinch
  166. Pink-browed Rosefinch
  167. Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
  168. Crested Bunting
  169. Chestnut-eared Bunting
  170. Rock Bunting
  171. Fire-capped Tit
  172. Yellow-browed Tit
  173. Green-backed Tit
  174. Zitting Cisticola
  175. Golden-headed Cisticola
  176. Grey-breasted Prinia
  177. Yellow-bellied Prinia
  178. Ashy Prinia
  179. Plain Prinia
  180. Common Tailorbird
  181. Blyth's Reed Warbler
  182. Red-rumped Swallow
  183. Barn Swallow
  184. Eurasian Crag Martin
  185. Plain Martin
  186. Black Bulbul
  187. Himalayan Bulbul
  188. Red-whiskered Bulbul
  189. Red-vented Bulbul
  190. Hume's Leaf Warbler
  191. Lemon-rumped Warbler
  192. Smoky Warbler
  193. Common Chiffchaff
  194. Tickell's Leaf Warbler
  195. Greenish Leaf Warbler/Greenish Warbler
  196. Grey-sided Bush Warbler
  197. Black-faced Warbler
  198. Black-throated Tit
  199. Yellow-eyed Babbler
  200. Whiskered Yuhina
  201. Oriental White-eye
  202. Chestnut-capped Babbler
  203. Rufous-rumped Grass Babbler
  204. Striated Laughingthrush
  205. Striated Babbler
  206. Jungle Babbler
  207. White-crested Laughing-thrush
  208. White-throated Laughing-thrush
  209. Streaked Laughing-thrush
  210. Rufous Sibia
  211. Chestnut-tailed Minla
  212. Goldcrest
  213. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
  214. White-tailed Nuthatch
  215. Asian Pied Starling
  216. Common Myna
  217. Jungle Myna
  218. Bank Myna
  219. Oriental Magpie-Robin
  220. White-rumped Shama
  221. Dark-sided Flycatcher
  222. Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher
  223. Asian Verditer Flycatcher
  224. Bluethroat
  225. Black-backed Forktail
  226. Blue Whistling Thrush
  227. White-tailed Rubythroat
  228. Red-throated Flycatcher
  229. Red-breasted Flycatcher
  230. Blue-fronted Redstart
  231. Eastern Stonechat (Siberian Stonechat?)-- a split from the former Common Stonechat (Nepal)
  232. White-tailed Stonechat
  233. Pied Bush Chat
  234. Grey Bush Chat

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