Recently, a team of Nepalese ornithologists studying birds of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) have identified a new bird species for Nepal known as the Daurian Redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus). That adds up to a whooping 864 species of bird in such a small country.
The male bird has slate grey crown, nape and upper back while the center of back is black. It has black wings with prominent white patch while female bird is olive-brown in upper parts with tail and rump are rufous, a buffy eye ring and a distinct cream-colored wing patch. The under parts are generally fulvous to ochre-brown in color. Female of this bird is easily separated from females of other species by white wing patch.
Although this species may be a migratory species to Nepal, diverse geological setting of Nepal creates conductive environment to host many different species of lives. Many are listed as endangered ones and others are yet to be identified.
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