Birds in Nepal – 34 Name of Birds in Nepali & English Language


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Find here a name of birds in Nepali and English language. We have published here Nepali names for birds. There are hundreds of birds found in Nepal. According to Wikipedia, Nepal includes a total of 900 species. There are various types of birds found in Nepal. But we have published here less than hundreds of Nepali names for birds, the name of birds in the Nepali language. We will update this article as soon as possible.

Information about the birds in Nepal.

Within the short span of less than 200 KM (from north to south), Nepal has an acuminated climatic variation from subtropical to alpine. The altitude of Nepal varies from about 60m above the sea level in the southern lowland to 8.848m in the north. Because of rich in biodiversity, the country possesses a high biodiversity considering its size.

As yet, 876 species of birds have been recorded in Nepal, which is about 8% of the total bird species found worldwide. Well, a total of 35 globally threatened species, 19 near threatened species and 15 restricted- range species are recorded in Nepal. Spiny Babbler Turdoidesnipalensis is the only endemic bird of Nepal known so far. Nine species of birds are listed under the protected species by Government of Nepal.

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As diverse as 130 breeding and wintering species (15% of Nepal’s birds) are now considered as nationally threatened. Habitat loss is the Major threat to 86% of the birds at risk. Hunting, illegal trade and poisoning are other threats to birds in Nepal.

Name of Birds in Nepali Language danfe Lophophorus Image
Danfe Lophophorus

Birds are a feathered creature and they belong to class Aves and subphylum Vertebra.  The most different character of Birds is the control of feathers and the forelimbs modified into wings. Birds decline 140 million years ago from the reptilian stock similar to that which produced dinosaurs, a bird-like creature, called Archaeopteryx.

Well, there are many types of birds in Nepal. Some of them are, six species of Pheasant including the imperial pheasant, Nepal’s National bird, 17 species of cuckoo, which are characterized by their distinctive calls, eight species of the stork. 3 species of crow, cormorant, egret, black ibs, eagle, falcon, duck, chukar, partridge, sarus crane, lapwing pigeon, Bengal green pigeon, dove, parakeet, Koel cuckoo, owl, vulture, peafowl, sallow, black dong, blue jay, wood pecker, Black-headed Shrike, red-vented bulbul, common myna, paradise flycatcher, brahminy duck, house sparrow, red mania and hawk.  Visiting Nepal will give you a panoramic mountain views. A glimpse of wild animals and exposure to the local people’s culture and traditions too.

Now let’s talk about the Nepal’s National Bird. The Himalayan Monal( Lopophorusimpejanus), or danfe, is Nepal’s national bird and the most alluring amongst pheasant species. They inhabit the high regions of the Himalayan range. When it dances, it spreads its wings and tail feathers displaying a glorious range of colors. It’s about 70 cm in length and weight of around 2kg each. Adult male monal birds have multi-colored plumage throughout their body and detach long metallic green ridge while the females are dull in color with dark brownish feathers. The necks of the male have reddish copper color on the back and sides and a flashy white back and rump when in flight. Females have an outstanding white patch on the fore neck and a white strip on the tail.

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Nepal provides excellent bird watching sites and a significant number of wetlands. The wetland birds fall between the most interesting birds of Nepal. In the eastern Nepal, the first Ramsar (wetland) site to be developed in the country in 1987 is KoshiTappu. Till date, Nepal has nine wetland sites designated as Wetlands of International Significance that is, Ramsar sites, which includes Beeshazar Tal (lake), Ghodaghod Tal, Jagadishpur Reservoir, Rara Lake, PhoksundoLake, Gokyo Lake, Mai Pokhari and Gosainkunda Lake.  These Ramsar sites sustain a valuable habitat for hundreds of Bird species and a convenient resting place for many migratory birds.

Ramsar Sites in Nepal (2009)

The finest water holes for the seriously endangered White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) are Beeshazar and its associated lakes. These vultures are included on the list of an endangered bird of Nepal. Likewise, the two seriously endangered species of birds, the White-rumped Vulture and the Slender-Billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris) supported by the  Ghodaghodi Lake and its associated 13 lakes. Additionally, these lakes are the habitat of the substantial number of Cotton Pigmy-goose (Nettapuscoromandelianus). Jagadispur Reservoir provides shelter for the Indian Sarus Crane which has been red listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

KoshiTappu endeavor an important environment for the Bengal Florican and the Spotbillled Pelican. Also, this place is an ideal environment for resident and migratory water birds as well as a number of stumble birds. In this area, 485 species of Birds of Nepal have been recorded in the area out of which 12 are globally threatened. The two species the water Cock (Gallcrexxinerea) and the Abbott’s Babbler (Malacocinclaabbotti) are only found here in all of the countries.

Many important birds like Ferruginous Duck and Demoiselle Crane (Grus Virgo) are supported by the Gokyo and its associated lakes in the Himalayan region.  Likewise, the high altitude lakes like Gosainkunda and its associated lakes and Phoksundo support a momentous and symbolic number of birds which also includes the wetlands birds like Ruddy Shelduck (TadornaFerruhinea) and the Common Teal (AnasCrecca). Rara Lake and its neighboring area is the natural environment and resting site of winter visiting water birds like the Gadwali (AnasStrepera), NorthenShoveler (Anasclypeata), Common Teal, Tufted Duck (Aythyafuligula), common Golden Eye, Mallard (AnasPlatyrhynchos), common Coot (Fulicaatra) and solitary (Gallinagosolitaria), Common Merganser (Mergus merganser). And the required habitat for protected species like the White-rumped Vulture is provided by Mai Pokahari.

The SaptaKoshi River is also an important shelter and protection for many migratory birds and waterfowls such as the graceful White Ibis. The rarer ibis bill of the upper Mustang district is also often seen in the wetlands of the Terai.  The Eurasian Griffon, Black Kite, and the Lammergeuer are found in the Himalayan regions. During October around Lumbini the popular migratory birds like the Demoiselle Crane and the indianSarus Crane, which travel from Dar E-Salaam and over the Himalayas on to the Gujarat and Rajasthan in India, can be seen.

So these are some information about the birds in Nepal. These birds are also a key attraction to the tourists. So we must protect them for the nation and also for the maintenance of the ecosystem.

Article by:-PawanMaskey

Sources:- birdlife Nepal


Name of Birds in Nepali & English Language: Birds in Nepal

For now, we have published some of them. You can get 34 names of birds in Nepali. But there are more than 900 species of birds found in Nepal. We are unable to all name of birds found in Nepal. But one thing we can say that what is the name of a national bird of Nepal? We have the answer to the question “what is the name of a national bird of Nepal?” We have given the below the name of a national bird of Nepal. The national bird of Nepal is Danfe. Lophophorus is the national bird of Nepal. Now get here Nepali names of birds or birds name in the Nepali language. Increase your meaning capacity or dictionary or vocabulary.

See also: Poem of birds in the Nepali language

Name of Birds in Nepali & English Language: Birds in Nepal

S.N.name of birds in Englishname of birds in Nepali fontSounds of Name of birds in Nepali LanguageSounds of Name of birds in Nepali Language
1woodpeckerकठफोराKathaphoraKaṭhaphōrā
2crowकागkagkāga
3ravenकालो कौवाkalo kauvakālō kauvā
4cockकुखुराkukhurakukhurā
5henकुखुराkukhurakukhurā
6chickenकुखुराका चल्लाkukhuraka challakukhurākā callā
7cuckooकोइली, कोकिलkoili, kokilkō’ilī, kōkila
8Eagleगरुडgarudgaruḍa
9vultureगिद्धgiddhagid’dha
10swallowर्गौथलीgauthalirgauthalī
11chickenचल्लाchallacallā
12batचमेरोchamerocamērō
13kiteचिलchilacila
14nightingaleजुरेली, बुलबुलjureli, bulabuljurēlī, bulabula
15doveढुक्कुरdhukkurḍhukkura
16partidgeतित्राtitratitrā
17weaver birdथाँग्नाले गुँड बनाउने चरोthangnale gunda banaune carothām̐gnālē gum̐ḍa banā’unē carō
18magpieधोबी चराdhobi charadhōbī carā
19pigeonपरेवाparevaparēvā
20wingपखेटाpakhetapakhēṭā
21featherप्वाँखpvankhapvām̐kha
22quailबर्टाईbartaibarṭā’ī
23hawkबाजbajbāja
24sparrowभङ्गेराbhangerabhaṅgērā
25larkभारद्धाज चराbharad’dhaja carabhārad’dhāja carā
26peacockमुजुरmujurmujura
27peahenमुजुर्नीmujurnimujurnī
28owlलाटोकोसेरोlatokoserolāṭōkōsērō
29swanराजहाँसrajahansrājahām̐sa
30craneसारसsarassārasa
31parrotसुगाsugasugā
32duckहाँसhanshām̐sa
33ducklingहाँसको टिउरोhansako tiurohām̐sakō ṭi’urō
34drakeहाँसhanshām̐sa
34Lophophorusडाँफेdanfedanfe

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  1. Hello. This is a very interesting and valuable web site that you have made. I have for you a question from a friend. She is writing a poem that talks of your National Bird, danfe (Lophophorus impejanus). She needs to get the sound exactly right so that it fits into her poem. Does the “dan” part of danfe sound like the “a” in “and” or “Daniel”? Or does it have a different sound? Does the “dan” part of the word have the accent (emphasis)? Does the “fe” part of “danfe” sound like “fee” (or, for another comparison, like “bee”), or like “fuh”, or some other sound? or is the “e” at the end of the name silent? I hope you can find the time to send me answers some time soon. Thank you very much!!! (Your national bird, danfe, is VERY beautiful!) (Sent by Floyd Connor from Saskatchewan, Canada)

    1. First of all i want to give you lots of thanks. Thanks and congratulation for the poem about our national bird ‘danfe’. If you are interested… I want to read the poem.
      I am not perfect guy for the pronunciation of danfe. But i have learnt i will tell you… The pronunciation of danfe is like this….. daaaanphe. in Nepali language and font, we use write like this… डाँफे. When i put this word in the pronunciation apps… it likes Ḍām̐phē.

      another idea from our facebook fan page… we got like this
      Here it is- we can spell the word ” danfe” like- Daan( where ” n” is silent and pressure is on vocal cord and upper part of the mouth) and for ” fe” , it should be pronounced same as “phay”

  2. We have a tree stump outside our house on some communal ground. Two Nepalese ladies usually sit on this and chat together. 2 days ago about 20 feathers have appeared, stuck upright onto the stump and then 2 sticks of incense smouldering have also appeared also stuck into the stump. What is the meaning behind this or is it just something random? or does it mean someone in the house has died?