Grey Treepie – feeding

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1 Grey Treepie-3a-Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region, Nepal-6th November 2017

“We saw quite a few Grey Treepies (Dendrocitta formosae) at close range (above, below).

3 Grey Treepie-1aa-Godavari Botanical Garden (National Botanical Gardens), Godivari, Kathmandu, Nepal-12th November 2017 (1)

“They are gregarious and not shy. Although said to feed more on animal prey, I saw them feed a number of times on fruit/nuts, …

2 Grey Treepie-5aa-Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region, Nepal-6th November 2017 (1)

“…occasionally in acrobatic fashion (above).

Grey Treepie-2a-Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region, Nepal-6th November 2017

“On one occasion saw a bird investigating a curled-up leaf for prey (above).

“Handbook of the Birds of the World 2017 quotes two subspecies for Nepal. The D. f. occidentalis that occurs in west Nepal (where we were) and D. f. himalayana in central/east Nepal. This could be the D. f. occidentalis.”

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
11th November 2017

Location: Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region, Nepal at 900m ASL
Habitat: Secondary growth adjacent to primary forest

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