Keoladeo National Park,
Bharatpur

Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

by Bikram Grewal


ORDER: GALLIFORMES
Family: Phasianidae

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus

Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus

Common Quail Coturnix coturnix

Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica

Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica

Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
Family: Dendrocygndiae

Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

Family: Anatidae
Anserini

Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna

Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos

Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus

Anatini

Gadwall Anas strepera

Falcated Duck Anas falcata

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Garganey Anas querquedula

Baikal Teal Anas formosa

Common Teal Anas crecca

Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris

Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina

Common Pochard Aythya ferina

Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca

Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri

Greater Scaup Aythya marila

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

ORDER: TURNICIFORMES
Family: Turnicidae

Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator

ORDER: PICIFORMES
Family: Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

Family: Megalaimidae

Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala

ORDER: BUCEROTIFORMES
Family: Bucerotidae

Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES
Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
Family: Coraciidae

European Roller Coracias garrulus

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Family: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Family: Halcyonidae

Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata

Family: Cerylidae

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Family: Meropidae

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
Family: Cuculidae

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii

Family: Centropodidae

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES
Family: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala

ORDER: APODIFORMES
Family: Apodidae

Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

House Swift Apus affinis

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
Family: Tytonidae

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Family: Strigidae

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia

Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena

Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo hemachalana

Dusky Eagle Owl Bubo coromandus

Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Mottled Wood Owl Strix ocellata

Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Family: Caprimulgidae

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus

Sykes's Nightjar Caprimulgus mahrattensis

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus

Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis

ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
Family: Columbidae

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera

ORDER: GRUIFORMES
Family: Gruidae

Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus

Sarus Crane Grus antigone

Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

Common Crane Grus grus

Family: Rallidae

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

Brown Crake Amaurornis akool

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana

Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca

Watercock Gallicrex cinerea

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Common Coot Fulica atra

ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
Family: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus

Family: Scolopacidae
Scolopacinae

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

Tringinae

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

Common Redshank Tringa totanus

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus

Red Knot Calidris canutus

Little Stint Calidris minuta

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea

Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus

Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Family: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis

Family: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Family: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus

Family: Charadriidae
Recurvirostrini

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Charadriinae

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus

Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus

River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii

Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

Family: Glareolidae
Glareolinae

Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus

Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum

Small Pratincole Glareola lactea

Family: Laridae
Rynchopini

Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis

Larini

Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans

Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus

Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Sternini

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

River Tern Sterna aurantia

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Little Tern Sterna albifrons

Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Black Tern Chlidonias niger

Family: Accipitridae
Pandioninae

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Accipitrinae

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus

Red Kite Milvus milvus

Black Kite Milvus migrans

Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus

Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus

White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis

Indian Vulture Gyps indicus

Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus

Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus

Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus

Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos

Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus

Shikra Accipiter badius

Besra Accipiter virgatus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastrata

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis

Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

Family: Falconidae

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Oriental Hobby Falco severus

Laggar Falcon Falco jugger

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Family: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Family: Anhingidae

Darter Anhinga melanogaster

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Family: Ardeidae

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Great Egret Casmerodius albus

Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii

Little Heron Butorides striatus

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis

Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis

Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris

Family: Phoenicopteridae

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor

Family: Threskiornithidae

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus

Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia

Family: Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus

Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis

Family: Ciconiidae

Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala

Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans

Black Stork Ciconia nigra

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus

White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus

Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
Family: Pittidae

Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura

Family: Laniidae

Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis

Family: Corvidae
Corvini

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

House Crow Corvus splendens

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

Oriolini

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus

Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei

Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera

Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius

Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus

Dicrurinae

Rhipidurini

White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola

Dicrurini

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus

White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens

Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus

Monarchini

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Aegithininae

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Marshall's Iora Aegithina nigrolutea

Malaconotinae

Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Family: Muscicapidae
Turdinae

Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina

Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor

Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul

Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis

Muscicapini

Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda

Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla

Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

Saxicolini

Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata

Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea

Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina

Brown Rock-chat Cercomela fusca

Family: Sturnidae

Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum

Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Family: Sittidae
Sittinae

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea

Family: Certhiidae
Salpornithini

Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus

Family: Paridae
Parinae

Great Tit Parus major

Family: Hirundinidae

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola

Family: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Family: Cisticolidae

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani

Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis

Plain Prinia Prinia inornata

Family: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Family: Sylviidae
Acrocephalinae

Cetti's Bush Warbler Cettia cetti

Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata

Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon

Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola

Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus

Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon

Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis

Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus

Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus

Brooks's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus subviridis

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Tytler's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tytleri

Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis

Timaliini

Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense

Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus

Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Sylviini

Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca blythi

Hume's Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Desert Warbler Sylvia nana

Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis

Family: Alaudidae

Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans

Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea

Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus

Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti

Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

Sand Lark Calandrella raytal

Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Sykes's Lark Galerida deva

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula

Family: Nectariniidae
Nectariniinae

Dicaeini

Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile

Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorynchos

Nectariniini

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Family: Passeridae
Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis

Motacillinae

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus

Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta

Ploceinae

Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis

Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar

Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

Estrildinae

Red Avadavat Amandava amandava

Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca

Family: Fringillidae
Carduelini

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Emberizinae

Crested Bunting Melophus lathami

White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti

Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata

Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala

Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps


This checklist is based on the records and observations of several ornithologists. Some of the birds listed in the above list are vagrants, while others are seasonal migrants. The author will be interested in hearing about new records and can be contacted at: biks@vsnl.com

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