Birds of India
Full Day Birding in Kolkata and West Bengal
List of Birds
February 24th 2013 I Sumit K Sen


Brown Shrike by Jayanta Guha & Rose-ringed Parakeet by Annanya Sen


In descending order of number of teams reporting sightings

Black Drongo R Dicrurus macrocercus
Spotted Dove R Streptopelia chinensis
Indian Pond Heron R Ardeola grayii
White-throated Kingfisher R Halcyon smyrnensis
Red-vented Bulbul R Pycnonotus cafer
Common Tailorbird R Orthotomus sutorius
Common Myna R Acridotheres tristis
House Crow R Corvus splendens
Asian Pied Starling R Sturnus contra
Cattle Egret R Bubulcus ibis
House Sparrow R Passer domesticus
Black-hooded Oriole R Oriolus xanthornus
Oriental Magpie Robin R Copsychus saularis
Blue-throated Barbet R Megalaima asiatica
Rufous Treepie R Dendrocitta vagabunda
Little Cormorant R Phalacrocorax niger
Jungle Babbler R Turdoides striatus
Purple Sunbird R Nectarinia asiatica


                                                           Purple Sunbirds by Biplab Ghosh

Green Bee-eater R Merops orientalis
Asian Koel R Eudynamys scolopacea
Greater Coucal R Centropus sinensis
Rose-ringed Parakeet R Psittacula krameri
Black-rumped Flameback R Dinopium benghalense
Common Kingfisher R Alcedo atthis
White-breasted Waterhen R Amaurornis phoenicurus
Black Kite RW Milvus migrans
Brown Shrike W Lanius cristatus
Little Egret R Egretta garzetta
Coppersmith Barbet R Megalaima haemacephala
Rock Pigeon R Columba livia
Large-billed Crow R Corvus macrorhynchos
Common Hoopoe RW Upupa epops
Eurasian Collared Dove R Streptopelia decaocto
White Wagtail rW Motacilla alba
Long-tailed Shrike R Lanius schach
Jungle Myna R Acridotheres fuscus
Asian Openbill R Anastomus oscitans
Red-throated Flycatcher W Ficedula albicilla
Stork-billed Kingfisher R Halcyon capensis
Asian Palm Swift R Cypsiurus balasiensis
Shikra R Accipiter badius
Paddyfield Pipit R Anthus rufulus
Bronze-winged Jacana R Metopidius indicus
Chestnut-tailed Starling R Sturnus malabaricus
Red-whiskered Bulbul R Pycnonotus jocosus
Purple-rumped Sunbird R Nectarinia zeylonica
Indian Roller R Coracias benghalensis
Plain Prinia R Prinia inornata
Common Hawk Cuckoo R Hierococcyx varius
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon R Treron phoenicoptera
Common Sandpiper sW Actitis hypoleucos
Red-wattled Lapwing R Vanellus indicus
Common Iora R Aegithina tiphia
Spotted Owlet R Athene brama
Little Grebe R Tachybaptus ruficollis
Pied Kingfisher R Ceryle rudis
Intermediate Egret R Mesophoyx intermedia
White-throated Fantail R Rhipidura albicollis
Barn Swallow RW Hirundo rustica
Yellow Wagtail W Motacilla flava
Lesser Whistling-duck R Dendrocygna javanica
Great Tit R Parus major
Indian Cormorant R Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Bengal Bushlark R Mirafra assamica
Common Moorhen R Gallinula chloropus
Citrine Wagtail rW Motacilla citreola citreola
Lineated Barbet R Megalaima lineata
Alexandrine Parakeet R Psittacula eupatria
Black-shouldered Kite R Elanus caeruleus
Indian Silverbill R Lonchura malabarica
Scaly-breasted Munia R Lonchura punctulata
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker R Dendrocopos macei
House Swift R Apus affinis
Great Egret RW Casmerodius albus
Black-crowned Night Heron R Nycticorax nycticorax
Bronzed Drongo r Dicrurus aeneus
Zitting Cisticola R Cisticola juncidis
Greenish Warbler rW Phylloscopus trochiloides
Baya Weaver R Ploceus philippinus
Ashy Woodswallow R Artamus fuscus
Common Stonechat R Saxicola torquata
Oriental White-eye R Zosterops palpebrosus
Blyth’s Reed Warbler W Acrocephalus dumetorum
Little Ringed Plover RW Charadrius dubius
Crested Serpent Eagle R Spilornis cheela
Grey Heron RW Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron R Ardea purpurea
Eurasian Golden Oriole R Oriolus oriolus
Orange-headed Thrush R Zoothera citrina
Verditer Flycatcher R Eumyias thalassina
Clamorous Reed Warbler R Acrocephalus stentoreus
Cotton Pygmy-goose r Nettapus coromandelianus
Gadwall W Anas strepera
Greater Flameback R Chrysocolaptes lucidus
Common Coot RW Fulica atra
Common Snipe rW Gallinago gallinago
Pheasant-tailed Jacana R Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Common Kestrel RW Falco tinnunculus
Great Cormorant RW Phalacrocorax carbo
Black-naped Monarch r Hypothymis azurea
Eurasian Wryneck r Jynx torquilla
Wood Sandpiper W Tringa glareola
Grey-headed Lapwing w Vanellus cinereus
Olive-backed Pipit RW Anthus hodgsoni
White-rumped Munia R Lonchura striata
Streak-throated Woodpecker R Picus xanthopygaeus
Plaintive Cuckoo r Cacomantis merulinus
Green Sandpiper W Tringa ochropus
Bluethroat sW Luscinia svecica
Brahminy Starling R Sturnus pagodarum
Common Chiffchaff sW Phylloscopus collybita
Pale-billed Flowerpecker R Dicaeum erythrorynchos
White-browed Wagtail R Motacilla maderaspatensis
Black-capped Kingfisher R Halcyon pileata
Red-breasted Parakeet R Psittacula alexandri
Oriental Turtle Dove RW Streptopelia orientalis
Common Greenshank W Tringa nebularia
Oriental Honey-buzzard RW Pernis ptilorhyncus
Ashy Drongo R Dicrurus leucophaeus
Spangled Drongo R Dicrurus hottentottus
Bank Myna R Acridotheres ginginianus
Yellow-bellied Prinia R Prinia flaviventris
Grey Wagtail rW Motacilla cinerea
Black-headed Munia R Lonchura malacca
Eurasian Wigeon W Anas penelope
Northern Pintail W Anas acuta
Red-crested Pochard w Rhodonessa rufina
Ferruginous Pochard N w Aythya nyroca
Tufted Duck W Aythya fuligula
Collared Kingfisher r Todiramphus chloris
Purple Swamphen R Porphyrio porphyrio
Small Pratincole R Glareola lactea
Darter N R Anhinga melanogaster
Yellow Bittern r Ixobrychus sinensis
Lesser Adjutant V r Leptoptilos javanicus
Black-naped Oriole rw Oriolus chinensis
Small Minivet R Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Asian Paradise-flycatcher R Terpsiphone paradisi
Blue Whistling Thrush R Myophonus caeruleus
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher R Culicicapa ceylonensis
Dusky Warbler w Phylloscopus fuscatus
Oriental Skylark R Alauda gulgula
Indian Peafowl R Pavo cristatus
Ruddy Shelduck RW Tadorna ferruginea
Rufous Woodpecker R Celeus brachyurus
Great Barbet R Megalaima virens
Large-tailed Nightjar R Caprimulgus macrurus
Red Collared Dove R Streptopelia tranquebarica
Emerald Dove R Chalcophaps indica
Watercock r Gallicrex cinerea
Whimbrel W Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew W Numenius arquata
Common Redshank sW Tringa totanus
Pacific Golden Plover W Pluvialis fulva
White-rumped Vulture C r Gyps bengalensis
Little Heron r Butorides striatus
Chestnut Bittern r Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black-headed Ibis N R Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black Ibis R Pseudibis papillosa
Golden-fronted Leafbird R Chloropsis aurifrons
Black-winged Cuckooshrike r Coracina melaschistos
Scarlet Minivet R Pericrocotus flammeus
Common Woodshrike R Tephrodornis pondicerianus
White-capped Water Redstart r Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
Thick-billed Warbler w Acrocephalus aedon
Eurasian Tree Sparrow R Passer montanus
Grey Francolin R Francolin pondicerianus
Kalij Pheasant R Lophura leucomelanos
Bar-headed Goose rW Anser indicus
Common Teal W Anas crecca
Northern Shoveler W Anas clypeata
Barn Owl r Tyto alba
Brown Hawk Owl r Ninox scutulata
Barred Cuckoo Dove r Macropygia unchall
Temminck’s Stint W Calidris temminckii
Yellow-wattled Lapwing r Vanellus malabaricus
River Lapwing R Vanellus duvaucelii
Brahminy Kite R Haliastur indus
Himalayan Griffon r Gyps himalayensis
Pied Harrier rw Circus melanoleucos
Black Bittern r Dupetor flavicollis
Large Cuckooshrike r Coracina macei
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo r Dicrurus paradiseus
Blue-capped Rock Thrush R Monticola cinclorhynchus
Indian Robin R Saxicoloides fulicata
Common Hill Myna r Gracula religiosa
Black-throated Tit R Aegithalos concinnus
Black-crested Bulbul R Pycnonotus melanicterus
Himalayan Bulbul R Pycnonotus leucogenys
Black Bulbul R Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Paddyfield Warbler w Acrocephalus agricola
Ashy-throated Warbler r Phylloscopus maculipennis
Grey-hooded Warbler R Seicercus xanthoschistos
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush r Garrulax erythrocephalus
Rufous Sibia R Heterophasia capistrata
Whiskered Yuhina R Yuhina flavicollis
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark R Eremopterix grisea
Green-tailed Sunbird r Aethopyga nipalensis
Tree Pipit rW Anthus trivialis
Red Avadavat R Amandava amandava
Mallard rW Anas platyrhynchos
Garganey W Anas querquedula
Common Pochard W Aythya ferina
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker R Dendrocopos canicapillus
Greater Yellownape R Picus flavinucha
Golden-throated Barbet r Megalaima franklinii
Blue-bearded Bee-eater r Nyctyornis athertoni
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater R Merops leschenaulti
Pied Cuckoo rS Clamator jacobinus
Green-billed Malkoha r Phaenicophaeus tristis
Lesser Coucal r Centropus bengalensis
Plum-headed Parakeet R Psittacula cyanocephala
Collared Scops Owl R Otus bakkamoena
Laughing Dove R Streptopelia senegalensis
Ruddy-breasted Crake r Porzana fusca
Swinhoe’s Snipe w Gallinago megala
Little Stint W Calidris minuta
Greater Painted-snipe r Rostratula benghalensis
Black-winged Stilt RW Himantopus himantopus
Grey Plover w Pluvialis squatarola
Pallas’s Gull w Larus ichthyaetus
Black-headed Gull W Larus ridibundus
Whiskered Tern RW Chlidonias hybridus
Osprey rW Pandion haliaetus
Eurasian Marsh Harrier W Circus aeruginosus
Changeable Hawk Eagle R Spizaetus cirrhatus
Peregrine Falcon rw Falco peregrinus
Great Crested Grebe rw Podiceps cristatus
Asian Fairy Bluebird r Irena puella
Grey-backed Shrike rW Lanius tephronotus
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie R Urocissa flavirostris
Maroon Oriole r Oriolus traillii
Black-headed Cuckooshrike r Coracina melanoptera
Long-tailed Minivet R Pericrocotus ethologus
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo r Dicrurus remifer
Large Woodshrike r Tephrodornis gularis
Scaly Thrush r Zoothera dauma
Asian Brown Flycatcher rw Muscicapa dauurica
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher r Ficedula strophiata
Little Pied Flycatcher r Ficedula westermanni
Small Niltava r Niltava macgrigoriae
White-rumped Shama R Copsychus malabaricus
Black Redstart rW Phoenicurus ochruros
Blue-fronted Redstart r Phoenicurus frontalis
Grey Bushchat R Saxicola ferrea
Common Starling wp Sturnus vulgaris
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch R Sitta castanea
White-tailed Nuthatch r Sitta himalayensis
Green-backed Tit R Parus monticolus
Sultan Tit r Melanochlora sultanea
Red-rumped Swallow RW Hirundo daurica
Hill Prinia r Prinia atrogularis
Ashy Prinia R Prinia socialis
Buff-barred Warbler r Phylloscopus pulcher
Lemon-rumped Warbler rW Phylloscopus chloronotus
Yellow-browed Warbler rW Phylloscopus inornatus 
Golden-spectacled Warbler R Seicercus burkii
Chestnut-crowned Warbler  Seicercus castaniceps 
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush r Garrulax pectoralis
Striated Laughingthrush r Garrulax striatus
Puff-throated Babbler R Pellorneum ruficeps
Rufous-capped Babbler r Stachyris ruficeps
Yellow-eyed Babbler R Chrysomma sinense
Common Babbler R Turdoides caudatus
Red-billed Leiothrix r Leiothrix lutea
Chestnut-tailed Minla r Minla strigula
Rufous-winged Fulvetta r Alcippe castaneceps
Rufous-vented Yuhina r Yuhina occipitalis
Plain Flowerpecker r Dicaeum concolor
Crimson Sunbird R Aethopyga siparaja
Streaked Spiderhunter r Arachnothera magna
Forest Wagtail rW Dendronanthus indicus
Rufous-breasted Accentor r Prunella strophiata
Dark-breasted Rosefinch r Carpodacus nipalensis
Hill Partridge r Arborophila torqueola
Red Junglefowl R Gallus gallus
Greater White-fronted Goose Vw Anser albifrons
Common Shelduck w Tadorna tadorna
Falcated Duck V Anas falcata
Barred Buttonquail R Turnix suscitator
Crimson-breasted Woodpecker r Dendrocopos cathpharius
Darjeeling Woodpecker R Dendrocopos darjellensis
Lesser Yellownape R Picus chlorolophus
Indian Grey Hornbill R Ocyceros birostris
Oriental Pied Hornbill r Anthracoceros albirostris
Great Hornbill N R Buceros bicornis
Brown-winged Kingfisher N r Halcyon amauroptera
Blue-tailed Bee-eater R Merops philippinus
Indian Cuckoo R Cuculus micropterus
Grey-bellied Cuckoo r Cacomantis passerinus
Crested Treeswift R Hemiprocne coronata
Brown Fish Owl r Ketupa zeylonensis
Asian Barred Owlet r Glaucidium cuculoides
Green Imperial Pigeon r Ducula aenea
Pin-tailed Green Pigeon r Treron apicauda
Slaty-legged Crake r Rallina eurizonoides
Baillon’s Crake rw Porzana pusilla
Marsh Sandpiper W Tringa stagnatilis
Terek Sandpiper w Xenus cinereus
Ruddy Turnstone w Arenaria interpres
Great Knot w Calidris tenuirostris
Curlew Sandpiper W Calidris ferruginea
Ruff W Philomachus pugnax
Kentish Plover RW Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover sW Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover w Charadrius leschenaultii
Northern Lapwing w Vanellus vanellus
Oriental Pratincole rw Glareola maldivarum 
Heuglin’s Gull w Larus heuglini
Brown-headed Gull sW Larus brunnicephalus
Gull-billed Tern rW Gelochelidon nilotica
Jerdon’s Baza r Aviceda jerdoni
White-bellied Sea Eagle R Haliaeetus leucogaster
Crested Goshawk r Accipiter trivirgatus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk rw Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk rw Accipiter gentilis
Common Buzzard rw Buteo buteo
Indian Spotted Eagle r Aquila hastata
Steppe Eagle W Aquila nipalensis
Booted Eagle w Hieraaetus pennatus
Collared Falconet r Microhierax caerulescens
Black Stork w Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork R Ciconia episcopus
Indian Pitta R Pitta brachyura
Long-tailed Broadbill r Psarisomus dalhousiae
Common Green Magpie r Cissa chinensis
Grey Treepie R Dendrocitta formosae
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike R Hemipus picatus
Yellow-bellied Fantail R Rhipidura hypoxantha
White-browed Fantail Flycatcher R Rhipidura aureola
Brown Dipper R Cinclus pallasii
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush r Monticola rufiventris
Blue Rock Thrush rW Monticola solitarius
Plain-backed Thrush r Zoothera mollissima
White-collared Blackbird r Turdus albocinctus
Grey-winged Blackbird r Turdus boulboul
Ultramarine Flycatcher r Ficedula superciliaris
Rufous-bellied Niltava r Niltava sundara
Blue-throated Flycatcher r Cyornis rubeculoides
Orange-flanked Bush Robin r Tarsiger cyanurus
Hodgson’s Redstart w Phoenicurus hodgsoni
Plumbeous Water Redstart r Rhyacornis fuliginosus
Blue-fronted Robin r Cinclidium frontale
Little Forktail r Enicurus scouleri
Black-backed Forktail r Enicurus immaculatus
Rosy Starling WP Sturnus roseus
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch R Sitta frontalis
Winter Wren r Troglodytes troglodytes
Yellow-cheeked Tit r Parus spilonotus
Yellow-browed Tit r Sylviparus modestus
Wire-tailed Swallow  Hirundo smithii
Striated Bulbul r Pycnonotus striatus
Ashy Bulbul r Hemixos flavala
Mountain Bulbul r Hypsipetes mcclellandii
Jungle Prinia R Prinia sylvatica
Large-billed Leaf Warbler rw Phylloscopus magnirostris
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler r Phylloscopus reguloides
White-spectacled Warbler r Seicercus affinis
Grey-cheeked Warbler r Seicercus poliogenys
Black-faced Warbler r Abroscopus schisticeps
Yellow-bellied Warbler r Abroscopus superciliaris
Striated Grassbird R Megalurus palustris
White-throated Laughingthrush R Garrulax albogularis
Spotted Laughingthrush r Garrulax ocellatus
Streaked Laughingthrush R Garrulax lineatus
Scaly Laughingthrush r Garrulax subunicolor
Black-faced Laughingthrush r Garrulax affinis
White-browed Scimitar Babbler r Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler r Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler r Xiphirhynchus superciliaris
Rufous-throated Wren Babbler N r Spelaeornis caudatus
Golden Babbler r Stachyris chrysaea
Grey-throated Babbler r Stachyris nigriceps
Striped Tit Babbler R Macronous gularis
Striated Babbler R Turdoides earlei
Rusty-fronted Barwing r Actinodura egertoni
Hoary-throated Barwing r Actinodura nipalensis
Blue-winged Minla r Minla cyanouroptera
Red-tailed Minla r Minla ignotincta
Golden-breasted Fulvetta r Alcippe chrysotis
Yellow-throated Fulvetta r Alcippe cinerea
White-browed Fulvetta r Alcippe vinipectus
Nepal Fulvetta r Alcippe nipalensis
Stripe-throated Yuhina R Yuhina gularis
Indian Bushlark R Mirafra erythroptera
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker  Dicaeum cruentatum 
Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird r Aethopyga gouldiae
Black-throated Sunbird r Aethopyga saturata
Fire-tailed Sunbird r Aethopyga ignicauda
Richard’s Pipit W Anthus richardi
Rosy Pipit r Anthus roseatus
Black-breasted Weaver R Ploceus benghalensis
Streaked Weaver R Ploceus manyar
Scarlet Finch r Haematospiza sipahi
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Yellow-breasted Bunting w Emberiza aureola

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