SOARING BIRDS OF MT. EVEREST
AbstractMountaineering literature on the Mt. Everest region of the Himalaya mountains of Nepal and Tibet occasionally contains observations of soaring birds.This paper describes the soaring birds observed in the Everest region and estimates the choughs gliding characteristics. It is shown that the birds most likely soared to the extreme altitudes in the airflows caused by Everest. The choughs appear to be the surrogate soaring "pilots" of Everest.
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