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SHIVPURI MOUNTAIN & LIST, KATHMANDU

NEPAL

Region (Kathmandu)

Lat:00o00´S/00o00´W ha topography msl 11,200ha
Shivapuri is a Wildlife Reserve 
January-April (29.03.1995, 08.04.1995)

 

Birding Site Guide

Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve is situated 11km north of Kathmandu, and can be reached by taxi, the gates open at 08.00 (entry fees Rs.250). However it is possible to plead with the guards to get in earlier as we did. Taxis will take you up the mountain as far as the monastery, from here up the vegetation get better, and is less cut for firewood and it is possible to bird all the way to the summit. There can be many people around, so finding birds can be difficult, but it is worth being persistent. 

Species seen 

  • Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus 0
  • Black Kite Milvus migrans 0
  • Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela 0
  • Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus 0
  • Shikra Accipiter badius 0
  • Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis S
  • Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus S
  • Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 0
  • Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus CK, P, S
  • Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos N, S
  • Rock Pigeon Columba livia 0
  • Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis 0
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto 0
  • Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis 0
  • Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 0
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Intro 0
  • Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri S
  • Common Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus varius 0
  • Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 0
  • Little Swift Apus affinis 0
  • Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis 0
  • White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 0
  • Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 0
  • Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis 0
  • Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus 0
  • Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis 0
  • Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 0
  • Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla KB, S
  • Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus P, S
  • Pale Sand Martin Riparia diluta 0
  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 0
  • Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica 0
  • Oriental Pipit Anthus rufulus 0
  • Upland Pipit Anthus sylvanus S
  • Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus 0
  • Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 0
  • White Wagtail Motacilla alba 0
  • White-browed Wagtail Motacilla madaraspatensis 0
  • Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 0
  • Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 0
  • Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus 0
  • Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris P, S
  • White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys 0
  • Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer 0
  • Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii P, S
  • Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus 0
  • Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata S
  • Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus 0
  • Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius 0
  • Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita S
  • Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus P, S
  • Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei P, S
  • Western Crowned Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis S, P
  • Grey-hooded Warbler Seicercus xanthoschistos P, S
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica CS, P, S
  • Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus P, S
  • Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 0
  • Golden Bush-Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus S
  • Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis 0
  • Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 0
  • European Stonechat Saxicola torquata 0
  • Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata 0
  • Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferreus P, S
  • White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis P, S
  • Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus P, S
  • Streaked Laughingthrush Garrulax lineatus P, S
  • Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys P, S
  • Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis S
  • Black-chinned Babbler Stachyris pyrrhops S
  • Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata 0
  • Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera S
  • Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula P, S
  • Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps S
  • White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca S
  • Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus P, S
  • Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus S
  • Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys P, S
  • Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea 0
  • Kashmir Nuthatch Sitta cashmirensis CS, S
  • Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis P, S
  • Eastern Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja CK, S
  • Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectum P, S
  • Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus 0
  • Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius S
  • House Crow Corvus splendens 0
  • Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos 0
  • Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus 0
  • Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 0
  • Asian Pied Starling Gracupica contra 0
  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus 0
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 0
  • Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus S, P
  • Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochroa S
  • Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla P, S

 

  • KEY
  • CR = Critical
  • E = Endangered
  • V = Vulnerable
  • NT = Near-threatened
  • e = endemic
  • intro = introduced

  • 0 = no sites given for common species
  • BR = Bagmati River
  • CS = Chitwan (Sauraha)
  • CK = Chitwan (Khagendra Mali)
  • G = Godaveri Gardens
  • KB = Kosi Barrage
  • KT = Kosi Tappu
  • K = Kathmandu
  • N = Najarjung
  • P = Pulchowki
  • R = road Kathmandu to Kosi
  • S = Shepuri
  • 20 = 20000 Lakes


Butterflies seen in Nepal (not just here) were: Indian Tortoiseshell Aglais cashmirensis aesisIndian Red Admiral Vanessa indica Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Pale Grassblue Zizeeria maha maha Pale clouded Yellow Colias erate lativitta Glassy Bluebottle Graphium cloanthus cloanthusGreat Zebra Graphium xenocles phrontis Lime Swallowtail Papilio demoleus demoleus BrimstoneGonepteryx rhamni nepalensis Common Red Flash Rapala iarbus Glassy Tiger Parantica aglea melanoides Common Sailor Neptis hylas kamarupa Blue Admiral Kaniska canace canace Palin Tiger Danaus chrysippus chrysippus Common Indian Crow Euploea core core Tabby Pseudergolis wedah Common Windmill Atrophaneura polyeuctes letincius Lilacfork Zophoessa sura and White Royal Tajuria illurgis 

Author: BSG, Geof Grafton

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