Birds of India
Full Day Birding in Kolkata and West Bengal
List of Birds and Participants
February 13th 2011 I Sumit K Sen


Big Bird Day in progress, Jalpaiguri, NB. Pic: Supriyo Ghatak


List of 203 species recorded in W. Bengal on 13/2/11

Birds seen in Kolkata
Dendrocygna javanica Lesser Whistling-duckb
Nettapus coromandelianus Cotton Pygmy-gooseb
Anas strepera Gadwallb
Anas querquedula Garganey 
Anas clypeata Northern Shovelerb
Anna acuta Northern Pintailb
Anas crecca Common Teal 
Aythya fuligula Tufted Duckb
Jynx torquilla Eurasian Wryneck
Dendrocopos macei Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker*
Picus xanthopygaeus Streak-throated Woodpecker
Dinopium benghalense Black-rumped Flameback*
Chrysocolaptes lucidus Greater Flameback*
Megalaima lineata Lineated Barbet*
Megalaima asiatica Blue-throated Barbet*
Megalaima haemacephala Coppersmith Barbet
Upupa epops Common Hoopoe*
Coracias benghalensis Indian Roller*
Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher*
Halcyon smyrnensis White-throated Kingfisher*
Halcyon capensis Stork-billed Kingfisher
Ceryle rudis Pied Kingfisher*
Merops orientalis Green Bee-eater*b
Merops philippinus Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Hierococcyx varius Common Hawk-Cuckoo*
Cacomantis merulinus Plaintive Cuckoo
Eudynamys scolopacea Asian Koel
Centropus sinensis Greater Coucal
Psittacula eupatria Alexandrine Parakeet*
Psittacula krameri Rose-ringed Parakeet*
Apus affinis House Swiftb
Cypsiurus balasiensis Asian Palm-Swift
Tyto alba Barn Owl
Athene brama Spotted Owlet
Columba livia Rock Pigeonb
Streptopelia chinensis Spotted Dove*b
Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-Dove*b
Chalcophaps indica Emerald Dove
Treron phoenicoptera Yellow-footed Green-Pigeonb
Amaurornis phoenicurus White-breasted Waterhen
Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhenb
Gallinago megala Swinhoe's Snipe
Tringa ochropus Green Sandpiper
Tringa glareola Wood Sandpiperb
Tringa hypoleucos Common Sandpiperb
Rostratula benghalensis Greater Painted-snipe
Metopidius indicus Bronze-winged Jacana
Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover
Vanellus cinereus Grey-headed Lapwing
Vanellus indicus Red-wattled Lapwing
Larus ridibundus Black-headed Gull
Elanus caeruleus Black-shouldered Kiteb
Milvus migrans Black Kite*b
Spilornis cheela Crested Serpent Eagle*
Circus melanoleucos Pied Harrier
Pernis ptilorhyncus Oriental Honey Buzzard
Accipiter badius Shikra*
Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel
Tachybaptus ruficollis Little Grebeb
Anhinga melanogaster Darter
Phalacrocorax niger Little Cormorant*b
Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Indian Cormorant*b
Phalacrocorax carbo Great Cormorant*
Egretta garzetta Little Egret*b
Casmerodius albus Great Egret*b
Mesophoyx intermedia Intermediate Egret*b
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret*b
Ardeola grayii Indian Pond-Heron*b
Ardea cinerea Grey Heron*b
Ardea purpurea Purple Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron
Ixobrychus sinensis Yellow Bittern
Dupetor flavicollis Black Bittern
Anastomus oscitans Asian Openbill*
Lanius cristatus Brown Shrike*b
Lanius schach Long-tailed Shrike*b
Dendrocitta vagabunda Rufous Treepie*b
Corvus splendens House Crow*b
Corvus macrorhynchos Large-billed Crow*b
Artamus fuscus Ashy Woodswallow*b
Oriolus oriolus Eurasian Golden-Oriole
Oriolus chinensis Black-naped Oriole
Oriolus xanthornus Black-hooded Oriole*
Rhipidura albicollis White-throated Fantail
Coracina melaschistos Black-winged Cuckooshrike
Dicrurus macrocercus Black Drongo*b
Dicrurus leucophaeus Ashy Drongo
Dicrurus aeneus Bronzed Drongo
Hypothymis azurea Black-Naped Monarch
Aegithina tiphia Common Iora
Zoothera citrina Orange-headed Thrush
Ficedula albicilla Red-throated Flycatcher*
Luscinia svecica Bluethroat
Copsychus saularis Oriental Magpie-Robinb
Saxicola maura Siberian Stonechat*b
Sturnus malabaricus Chestnut-tailed Starling*
Sturnus pagodarum Brahminy Starling
Sturnus contra Asian Pied Starling*b
Acridotheres tristis Common Myna*b
Acridotheres ginginianus Bank Myna*
Acridotheres fuscus Jungle Myna*
Parus major Great Tit
Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
Hirundo daurica Red-rumped Swallow
Pycnonotus jocosus Red-whiskered Bulbul*b
Pycnonotus cafer Red-vented Bulbul*b
Prinia inornata Plain Priniab
Prinia flaviventris Yellow-bellied Prinia
Cisticola juncidis Zitting Cisticola
Acrocephalus agricola Paddyfield Warbler
Acrocephalus dumetorum Blyth's Reed-Warbler
Acrocephalus stentoreus Clamorous Reed-Warbler
Megalurus palustris Striated Grassbird
Orthotomus sutorius Common Tailorbird*b
Phylloscopus trochiloides Greenish Warbler
Malacocincla abbotti Abbott's Babbler
Turdoides striatus Jungle Babblerb
Mirafra assamica Bengal Bushlark
Alauda gulgula Oriental Skylark
Dicaeum erythrorynchos Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Nectarinia zeylonica Purple-rumped Sunbirdb
Nectarinia asiatica Purple Sunbird*b
Passer domesticus House Sparrow*b
Motacilla alba White Wagtail*b
Motacilla citreola Citrine Wagtail*
Motacilla flava Yellow Wagtailb
Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail*
Anthus richardi Richard's Pipit
Anthus rufulus Paddyfield Pipit*b
Anthus hodgsoni Olive-backed Pipit*
Ploceus philippinus Baya Weaverb
Ploceus benghalensis Black-breasted Weaver
Ploceus manyar Streaked Weaver
Amandava amandava Red Avadavat
Lonchura malabarica Indian Silverbillb
Lonchura striata White-rumped Munia
Lonchura punctulata Scaly-breasted Munia*b
Lonchura malacca Black-headed Munia
[* - Seen in North Bengal; b - Seen in Birbhum]

Birds only seen in North Bengal/Birbhum/Midnapore
Gallus gallus Red Junglefowl
Anser anser Greylag Goose
Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose
Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck
Motacilla maderaspatensis White-browed Wagtail

Birds only seen in North Bengal
Pavo cristatus Indian Peafowl
Dendrocopos canicapillus Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Picus chlorolophus Lesser Yellownape
Picus flavinucha Greater Yellownape
Anthracoceros albirostris Oriental Pied Hornbill
Merops leschenaulti Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Phaenicophaeus tristis Green-billed Malkoha
Centropus bengalensis Lesser Coucal
Psittacula alexandri Red-breasted Parakeet
Streptopelia orientalis Oriental Turtle Dove
Ducula aenea Green Imperial Pigeon
Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover
Vanellus duvaucelii River Lapwing
Glareola lactea Small Pratincole
Pandion haliaetus Osprey
Microhierax caerulescens Collared Falconet
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe
Ciconia nigra Black Stork
Leptoptilos javanicus Lesser Adjutant
Chloropsis aurifrons Golden-fronted Leafbird
Lanius tephronotus Grey-backed Shrike
Oriolus tenuirostris Slender-billed Oriole
Coracina macei Large Cuckooshrike
Pericrocotus ethologus Long-tailed Minivet
Pericrocotus flammeus Scarlet Minivet
Dicrurus remifer Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus hottentottus Spangled Drongo
Dicrurus paradiseus Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Tephrodornis pondicerianus Common Woodshrike
Monticola solitarius Blue Rock Thrush
Turdus ruficollis Dark-throated Thrush
Cyornis poliogenys Pale-chinned Flycatcher
Eumyias thalassina Verditer Flycatcher
Copsychus malabaricus White-rumped Shama
Black-backed Forktail Enicurus immaculatus
Saxicola caprata Pied Bushchat
Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
Sitta castanea Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch R Sitta frontalis
Sultan Tit r Melanochlora sultanea
Pycnonotus melanicterus Black-crested Bulbul
Alophoixus flaveolus White-throated Bulbul
Hypsipetes leucocephalus Black Bulbul
Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus affinis Tickell's Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus reguloides Blyth's Leaf Warbler
Malacocincla abbotti Abbott's Babbler
Chrysomma sinense Yellow-eyed Babbler
Dendronanthus indicus Forest Wagtail
Melophus lathami Crested Bunting

Birds only seen in Birbhum, WB
Anas penelope Eurasian Wigeon
Rhodonessa rufina Red-Crested Pochard
Aythya ferina Common Pochard
Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Pochard
Fulica atra Common Coot
Hydrophasianus chirurgus Pheasant-Tailed Jacana
Threskiornis melanocephalus Black-Headed Ibis
Ciconia episcopus Wolly-necked Stork
Eremopterix grisea Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark

Birds only seen in Midnapore, WB
Todiramphus chloris Collared Kingfisher


Teams and areas visited
[Figures in brackets indicate number of birds seen]

Kolkata area:
Chaiti Banerjee & Abhijit
- Jodhpur Park and Rabindra Sarobar
Arijit Banerjee
- Patuli (44)
Nabarun Sadhya
- Garia & Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary (CKBS) (31)
Anirban Adhikari
- Kolkata (24)
Shantanu Bhattacharya & Debarshi Chakraborty
- CKBS (47)
Sudipto Roy
- Kolkata
Soma Jha, Amit Kr Ghosh & Debopriya Ghosh
- Kharibari, Rajarhat, Nalban and CKBS (74)
Debopriya Tripathy & Soumya Sarkar
- Rajpur and Champahati, South 24 Parganas (87)
Suvanka Patra, Jayanta Manna, Sujit Das, Avisek Chaterji, Saroj Tula, Susanta Bag, Usnis Das, Mausumi Tula, Mijo Tula & Rahul Sarkar
- Boshipota (103)
Sumit Sen, Anirban Chatterjee, Avijit Das, Abhisek Das, Caesar Sen, Prosenjit Sigha Deo, Srikumar Bose, Supriyo Samanta
- Joka, CKBS, Shyamkhola, Ruby, Nalban, Rajarhat, Santragachi and Kona Expressway (102)

North Bengal:
Mousumi Dutta & Biswapriya Rahut
- Murti and Chapramari (80)
Supriyo Ghatak, Debasis Nandy, Sanjay Ghatak
- Denguajhar T.E, Randhamali and Domohani (71)

Birbhum:
Anup Dey & Spandan Dey
- Suri, Tilpara Barrage, Nilnirjan & Gopalnagar Jhil (64)

Uttarpara to Midnapore
Somdatta Ghosh
- Uttarpara, Bhogpur and Midnapore (35)

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