Bandhavgarh National Park
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Bikram Grewal


ORDER: GALLIFORMES
Family: Phasianidae
Painted Francolin  R Francolinus pictus
Grey Francolin R Francolinus pondicerianus
Jungle Bush Quail R Perdicula asiatica
Painted Spurfowl R Galloperdix lunulata
Red Junglefowl R Gallus gallus
Indian Peafowl R Pavo cristatus

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
Family: Dendrocygndiae
Lesser Whistling-duck R Dendrocygna javanica

Family: Anatidae
Anserini
Bar-headed Goose W Anser indicus
Ruddy Shelduck  W Tadorna ferruginea
Comb Duck R Sarkidiornis melanotos
Cotton Pygmy-goose  R Nettapus coromandelianus
Anatini
Common Teal W Anas crecca
Red-crested Pochard W Rhodonessa rufina
Common Pochard W Aythya ferina

ORDER: TURNICIFORMES
Family: Turnicidae
Barred Buttonquail R Turnix suscitator

ORDER: PICIFORMES
Family: Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck W Jynx torquilla
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker R Dendrocopos nanus
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker R Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Rufous Woodpecker R Celeus brachyurus
Streak-throated Woodpecker R Picus xanthopygaeus
Black-rumped Flameback R Dinopium benghalense
White-naped Woodpecker R Chrysocolaptes festivus

Family: Megalaimidae
Brown-headed Barbet R Megalaima zeylanica
Coppersmith Barbet R Megalaima haemacephala

ORDER: BUCEROTIFORMES
Family: Bucerotidae
Indian Grey Hornbill R Ocyceros birostris
Malabar Pied Hornbill R Anthracoceros coronatus

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES
Family: Upupidae
Common Hoopoe R Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
Family: Coraciidae
Indian Roller R Coracias benghalensis

Family: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher R Alcedo atthis
Family: Halcyonidae
Stork-billed Kingfisher R Halcyon capensis
White-throated Kingfisher R Halcyon smyrnensis
Family: Cerylidae
Pied Kingfisher R Ceryle rudis

Family: Meropidae
Blue-bearded Bee-eater R Nyctyornis athertoni
Green Bee-eater R Merops orientalis

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
Family: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo S Clamator jacobinus
Common Hawk Cuckoo R Hierococcyx varius
Indian Cuckoo R Cuculus micropterus
Eurasian Cuckoo R Cuculus canorus
Grey-bellied Cuckoo R Cacomantis passerinus
Drongo Cuckoo S Surniculus lugubris
Asian Koel R Eudynamys scolopacea
Sirkeer Malkoha R Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii

Family: Centropodidae
Greater Coucal R Centropus sinensis

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES
Family: Psittacidae
Alexandrine Parakeet R Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet R Psittacula krameri
Plum-headed Parakeet R Psittacula cyanocephala

ORDER: APODIFORMES
Family: Apodidae
White-rumped Needletail R Collocalia esculenta
House Swift R Apus affinis
Crested Treeswift R Hemiprocne coronata

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
Family: Strigidae
Collared Scops Owl R Otus bakkamoena
Brown Fish Owl R Ketupa zeylonensis
Mottled Wood Owl R Strix ocellata
Jungle Owlet R Glaucidium radiatum
Spotted Owlet R Athene brama
Brown Hawk Owl R Ninox scutulata

Family: Caprimulgidae
Grey Nightjar R Caprimulgus indicus
Indian Nightjar R Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar R Caprimulgus affinis

ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
Family:Columbidae
Rock Pigeon R Columba livia
Oriental Turtle Dove R Streptopelia orientalis
Laughing Dove R Streptopelia senegalensis
Spotted Dove R Streptopelia chinensis
Red Collared Dove R Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eurasian Collared Dove R Streptopelia decaocto
Emerald Dove R Chalcophaps indica
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon R Treron phoenicoptera

ORDER: GRUIFORMES
Family: Gruidae
Sarus Crane R Grus antigone

Family: Rallidae
White-breasted Waterhen R Amaurornis phoenicurus
Common Moorhen R Gallinula chloropus
Common Coot W Fulica atra

ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
Family: Pteroclidae

Painted Sandgrouse R Pterocles indicus

Family: Scolopacidae
Tringinae
Spotted Redshank W Tringa erythropus
Common Redshank W Tringa totanus
Green Sandpiper W Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper W Tringa glareola
Common Sandpiper W Actitis hypoleucos
Little Stint W Calidris minuta
Temminck’s Stint W Calidris temminckii
Family: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe R Rostratula benghalensis
Family: Jacanidae
Pheasant-tailed Jacana R Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana R Metopidius indicus
Family: Burhinidae
Eurasian Thick-knee R Burhinus oedicnemus
Great Thick-knee R Esacus recurvirostris
Family: Charadriidae
Recurvirostrini
Black-winged Stilt R Himantopus himantopus
Charadriinae
Yellow-wattled Lapwing R Vanellus malarbaricus
River Lapwing R Vanellus duvaucelii
Red-wattled Lapwing R Vanellus indicus
Little Ringed Plover R Charadrius dubius
Lesser Sand Plover P Charadrius mongolus

Sternini
River Tern R Sterna aurantia
Black-bellied Tern V Sterna acuticauda

Family: Accipitridae
Pandioninae
Osprey W Pandion haliaetus
Accipitrinae
Oriental Honey-buzzard R Pernis ptilorhyncus
Black-shouldered Kite R Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite R Milvus migrans
Egyptian Vulture R Neophron percnopterus
White-rumped Vulture R Gyps bengalensis
Indian Vulture R Gyps indicus
Red-headed Vulture R Sarcopyps calvus
Short-toed Snake Eagle R Circaetus gallicus
Crested Serpent Eagle R Spilornis cheela
Eurasian Marsh Harrier W Circus aeruginosus
Hen Harrier W Circus cyaneus
Pied Harrier V Circus melanoleucos
Shikra R Accipiter badius
Eurasian Sparrowhawk W Accipiter nisus
White-eyed Buzzard R Butastur teesa
Black Eagle R Ictinaetus malayensis
Indian Spotted Eagle R Aquila hastata
Steppe Eagle W Aquila nipalensis
Bonelli’s Eagle W Hieraaetus fasciatus
Changeable Hawk Eagle R Spizaetus cirrhatus

Family: Falconidae
Common Kestrel W Falco tinnunculus
Eurasian Hobby P Falco subbuteo
Peregrine Falcon W Falco peregrinus

Family: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe R Tachybaptus ruficollis

Family: Anhingidae
Darter R Anhinga melanogaster
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant R Phalacrocorax carbo

Family: Ardeidae
Little Egret R Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron R Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron R Ardea purpurea
Great Egret R Casmerodius albus
Intermediate Egret R Mesophoyx intermedia
Cattle Egret R Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron R Ardeola grayii
Black-crowned Night Heron R Nycticorax nycticorax
Cinnamon Bittern R Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern R Dupetor flavicollis

Family: Threskiornithidae
White-headed Ibis R Threskiornis aethiopica
Black Ibis R Pseudibis papillosa
Eurasian Spoonbill R Platalea leucorodia

Family: Ciconiidae
Painted Stork R Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill R Anastomus oscitans
Black Stork W Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork R Ciconia episcopus
Lesser Adjutant R Leptoptilos javanicus

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Pittidae
Indian Pitta S Pitta brachyura

Family Irenidae
Golden-fronted Leafbird R Chloropsis aurifrons
Jerdon’s Leafbird R Chloropsis jerdoni

Family: Laniidae
Brown Shrike W Lanius cristatus
Bay-backed Shrike R Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike R Lanius schach

Family: Corvidae
Corvinae
Corvini
Rufous Treepie R Dendrocitta vagabunda
House Crow R Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow R Corvus macrorhynchos

Oriolini
Eurasian Golden Oriole R Oriolus oriolus
Black-hooded Oriole R Oriolus xanthornus
Large Cuckooshrike R Coracina macei
Black-winged Cuckooshrike R Coracina melaschistos
Black-headed Cuckooshrike R Coracina melanoptera
Small Minivet R Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
White-bellied Minivet W Pericrocotus erythropygius
Long-tailed Minivet R Pericrocotus ethologus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike R Hemipus picatus

Dicrurinae
Rhipidurini
White-browed Fantail R Rhipidura aureola

Dicrurini
Black Drongo R Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo W Dicrurus leucophaeus
White-bellied Drongo R Dicrurus caerulescens
Spangled Drongo R Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo R Dicrurus paradiseus

Monarchini
Black-naped Monarch R Hypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise-flycatcher S Terpsiphone paradisi

Aegithininae
Common Iora R Aegithina tiphia

Malaconotinae
Large Woodshrike R Tephrodornis gularis
Common Woodshrike R Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Family: Muscicapidae
Turdinae

Blue-capped Rock Thrush R Monticola cinclorhynchus
Blue Rock Thrush R Monticola solitarius
White-throated Thrush R Zoothera citrina cyanotus
Plain-backed Thrush V Zoothera mollissima
Tickell’s Thrush W Turdus unicolor

Muscicapinae
Muscicapini

Asian Brown Flycatcher R Muscicapa dauurica
Red-throated Flycatcher W Ficedula parva
Ultramarine Flycatcher W Ficedula superciliaris
Slaty-blue Flycatcher W Ficedula tricolor
Verditer Flycatcher P Eumyias thalassina
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher R Cyornis tickelliae
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher R Culicicapa ceylonensis

Saxicolini
Bluethroat W Erithacus svecicus
Siberian Rubythroat W Erithacus calliope
Oriental Magpie Robin R Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama R Copsychus malabaricus
Indian Robin R Saxicoloides fulicata
Black Redstart W Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Stonechat W Saxicola torquata
Pied Bushchat R Saxicola caprata
Grey Bushchat V Saxicola ferrea
Brown Rock-chat R Cercomela fusca

Family: Sturnidae
Chestnut-tailed Starling R Sturnus malabaricus
Brahminy Starling R Sturnus pagodarum
Rosy Starling P Sturnus roseus
Asian Pied Starling R Sturnus contra
Common Myna (Mynah) R Acridotheres tristis
Bank Myna R Acridotheres ginginianus
Jungle Myna R Acridotheres fuscus

Family: Sittidae
Sittinae
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch R Sitta castanea

Salpornithini
Spotted Creeper R Salpornis spilonotus

Parinae
Great Tit R Parus major

Family: Hirundinidae
Plain Martin R Riparia paludicola
Eurasian Crag Martin P Hirundo rupestris
Dusky Crag Martin R Hirundo concolor
Barn Swallow R Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow R Hirundo smithii
Red-rumped Swallow R Hirundo daurica

Family: Pycnonotidae
Red-vented Bulbul R Pycnonotus cafer

Family: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola R Cisticola juncidis
Grey-breasted Prinia R Prinia hodgsonii
Jungle Prinia R Prinia sylvatica

Family: Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye R Zosterops palpebrosus

Family: Sylviidae
Blyth’s Reed Warbler W Acrocephalus dumetorum
Clamorous Reed Warbler R Acrocephalus stentoreus
Common Tailorbird R Orthotomus sutorius
Common Chiffchaff W Phylloscopus collybita
Dusky Warbler V Phylloscopus fuscatus
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler P Phylloscopus affinis
Sulphur-bellied Warbler W Phylloscopus griseolus
Yellow-browed Warbler V Phylloscopus inornatus
Hume’s Warbler W Phylloscopus humei
Greenish Warbler W Phylloscopus trochiloides
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler (Crowned) V Phylloscopus reguloides

Sylviinae
Timaliini
Puff-throated Babbler R Pellorneum ruficeps
White-browed Scimitar Babbler R Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Tawny-bellied Babbler R Dumetia hyperythra
Yellow-eyed Babbler R Chrysomma sinense
Large Grey Babbler R Turdoides malcolmi
Jungle Babbler R Turdoides striatus
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta R Alcippe poioicephala

Sylviini
Lesser Whitethroat W Sylvia curruca blythi

Family: Alaudidae
Bengal Bushlark R Mirafra assamica
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark R Eremopterix grisea
Rufous-tailed Lark R Ammomanes phoenicurus

Family: Nectariniidae
Nectariniinae
Dicaeini
Thick-billed Flowerpecker R Dicaeum agile
Pale-billed Flowerpecker R Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
Nectariniini
Purple Sunbird R Nectarinia asiatica

Family:Passeridae
Passerinae
House Sparrow R Passer domesticus
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia R Petronia xanthocollis

Motacillinae
Forest Wagtail W Dendronanthus indicus
White Wagtail W Motacilla alba personata
White Wagtail W Motacilla alba alboides
White Wagtail W Motacilla alba dukhunensis
White-browed Wagtail R Motacilla maderaspatensis
Citrine Wagtail W Motacilla citreola citreola
Citrine Wagtail W Motacilla citreola calcarata
Yellow Wagtail W Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail W Motacilla cinerea
Paddyfield Pipit R Anthus rufulus
Tawny Pipit W Anthus campestris
Long-billed Pipit W Anthus similis
Olive-backed Pipit W Anthus hodgsoni

Ploceinae
Baya Weaver R Ploceus philippinus

Estrildinae
Indian Silverbill R Lonchura malabarica
White-rumped Munia R Lonchura striata
Black-throated Munia R Lonchura kelaarti
Scaly-breasted Munia R Lonchura punctulata

Carduelini
Common Rosefinch W Carpodacus erythrinus

Emberizinae
Crested Bunting R Melophus lathami
Grey-necked Bunting W Emberiza buchanani
White-capped Bunting W Emberiza stewarti

Reference: The Bandhavgarh Inheritance - Santuary Asia; ISBN: 81-903171-5-6


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