“We saw quite a few Grey Treepies (Dendrocitta formosae) at close range (above, below).
“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, …
“…occasionally in acrobatic fashion (above).
“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