Pheasant Trekking in Nepal

LoRayne Haye

Abstract


Sherpa: "You did bring a salt shaker
didn't you'"
LoRayne: "Well ... ah ... no. Why'"
Sherpa: " It 's the only thing that will
make the leeches drop off of you."
txcerptsfrom a pheasant trek,
5, 000 ft. Siang Kobang Valley,
Himalayas, Nepal
Looking out over the valley it finally
hit me just how really far away from
home I was ; far away from cars ,
phones, jets, and T.V. sets.
Hearing the ominous cry of a crested
serpent eagle (Spilornis cheela), I
shifted back into what was to be my
reality for the next ten days. I was part
of a team of interested people, biologists
and others , who all shared a

common bond - the deep love and
appreciation for pheasants.


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References


Fleming, R. L., first edition, 19 76. Birds of

Nepal, Published by Nature Himalayas

Picozzi, N. 1985. W.P.A. Trek to Pipar. Central

Nepal, May 1985, unpublished.

Lelliot, A.D. 1981. Studies of Himalayan

Pheasants in Nepal with Reference to Their

Conservation, unpublished, M.Sc. thesis,

Durham.


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