An overall of 887 birds has been noted from Nepal so far. The latest discover the Sooty Tern was recorded from Koshi Tappu in mid-June 2017. Discovered by Koshi dependent field ornithologist Anish Timsina, the bird, however, was an unexpected visitor for this nation.
“This bird was known as living around the ocean coast but by rare chance arrived too far inland to Koshi,” says Dr. Hem Sagar Baral, noted bird scientist of Nepal.
But there are dozens of other birds that are anticipated as regular visitors during the summer season. The distinct calls and songs produced by these birds nowadays make us aware that they are around. bird
Nepali people are quite knowledgeable about the seasonal song of the Kafal Pakyochara ( Indian Cuckoo ) which can be heard in the hills at the moment of the year. We in Nepal translate the song as declaring that the well-known berry with the local name of Kafal is ripe. Interestingly the bird sings it when Kafal is really ripe in the hills and mountains and prepared to be picked.
There are also other summer tourists that attract our attention with their call and colors. The Red-winged crested cuckoo is famed for its amazing look that contrasts with the green background of the trees. Similarly eye-catching is the Asian Emerald Cuckoo that matches with the greenish sparkle of the precious stone emerald. This bug eater inhabits mainly in dense evergreen forests.
Other summer visitors of the cuckoo range that can be identified with their different seasonal call are the Eurasian cuckoo and Asian Koel and then the Himalayan cuckoo and grey-bellied cuckoo.
“Around 50 varieties of birds come to Nepal as summer visitors and most of them belong to the cuckoo family,” states Dr.Baral. They come from South India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Indonesia. The Jure Koili ( Pied cuckoo ) is actually suspected to have come from as far away as Africa.