Birds at the polluted river in Nepal

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An earlier post on Cattle Egrets (Bubulcus ibis) congregating at a rubbish dump on the outskirts of a town in Malaysia LINK reminded Lena Chow of her trip last April to Nepal where she “saw dozens of Cattle Egrets, Black Kites and Large-billed Crows scavenging in the highly polluted Bagmati River that runs through Kathmandu city. The river is clogged with sewage and garbage, and the sky in the vicinity of the river is full of these swooping opportunistic scavengers (above).”

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