Monday, September 3, 2012

Birds of Kathmandu valley

Birds of Kathmandu valley
  • Great Barbet Megalaima virens Nepali Name : न्याउली 

Great Barbet Megalaima virens is one of the common birds of Kathmandu Valley. It inhibits forest, parklands, and even suburbs usually associated with fruting and oranamental trees between 900 to 2000m.

Blue-Throated Barbet Megalaima asiaticais found in open forests, secondary growth and gardens upto 2210m. It feeds on fruit and occasionally on insects.

Found in open areas associated with wetland below 1800m. Feeds on invertebrates, fish and frogs.

It is a brood parasite, a summer migrant found mainly in open forest and gardens between 900-3800m. Feeds on caterpillars, insects, spiders and mollusks.

They are very vocal during the breeding season with range of different calls. It is also a brood parasite and omnivorous. Found below 1800m in agricultural and cultivated lands.

It is found in broadleaved forest, urban and cultivation below 1370m. Gregarious, feed on buds, fruits, vegetables, nuts, berries and seed.

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