As one of the more colorful members of the pheasant family, the Himalayan monal features iridescent plumage in shades of blue, green and red. Its back is purple-black, with a dark brown breast, light brown tail feathers and white throat. Its white rump patch
It isnâ€™t every day that ornithologists can claim to have discovered a new species of bird, but that is exactly what is happening in eastern Nepal. A team of ornithologists, who are affiliated with Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN), has recorded the new species and labeled it â€˜Sykeâ€™s Nightjarâ€™. The BCN is an authorized ornithological body that is devoted to the keeping of accurate records related to bird conservation in Nepal.