Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary
Narendrapur, Kolkata

Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Sumit K Sen

Note: Checklist includes surrounding parts and the Shyamkhola area


  1. Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

  2. Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus

  3. Gadwall Anas strepera

  4. Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

  5. Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

  6. Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator

  7. Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

  8. Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus

  9. Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus

  10. Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei

  11. Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus

  12. Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

  13. Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus

  14. Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata

  15. Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica

  16. Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala

  17. Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

  18. Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

  19. Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

  20. Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis

  21. White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

  22. Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

  23. Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

  24. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti

  25. Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

  26. Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

  27. Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus

  28. Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

  29. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

  30. Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

  31. Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

  32. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

  33. Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

  34. House Swift Apus affinis

  35. Barn Owl Tyto alba

  36. Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena

  37. Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis

  38. Spotted Owlet Athene brama

  39. Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

  40. Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus

  41. Rock Pigeon Columba livia

  42. Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

  43. Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

  44. Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica

  45. Orange-breasted Green Pigeon Treron bicincta

  46. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera

  47. Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides

  48. White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

  49. Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla

  50. Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca

  51. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

  52. Common Coot Fulica atra

  53. Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

  54. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

  55. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

  56. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

  57. Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

  58. Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

  59. Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus

  60. Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

  61. Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus

  62. Black Kite Milvus migrans

  63. Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus

  64. White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis

  65. Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

  66. Shikra Accipiter badius

  67. White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa

  68. Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus

  69. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

  70. Darter Anhinga melanogaster

  71. Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

  72. Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

  73. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

  74. Little Egret Egretta garzetta

  75. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

  76. Great Egret Casmerodius albus

  77. Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia

  78. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

  79. Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii

  80. Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

  81. Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis

  82. Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans

  83. Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura

  84. Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

  85. Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

  86. Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

  87. Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

  88. House Crow Corvus splendens

  89. Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

  90. Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

  91. Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus

  92. Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis

  93. Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus

  94. Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei

  95. Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos

  96. Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera

  97. Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

  98. White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

  99. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

  100. Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus

  101. White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens

  102. Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus

  103. Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus

  104. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer

  105. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus

  106. Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus

  107. Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea

  108. Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

  109. Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

  110. Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina

  111. Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma

  112. Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor

  113. Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus

  114. Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda

  115. Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui

  116. Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva

  117. Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

  118. Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides

  119. Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

  120. Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

  121. Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

  122. Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

  123. Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata

  124. Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus

  125. Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum

  126. Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra

  127. Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

  128. Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

  129. Great Tit Parus major

  130. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

  131. Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

  132. Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

  133. Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

  134. Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

  135. Plain Prinia Prinia inornata

  136. Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

  137. Large-billed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orinus

  138. Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

  139. Yellow-vented Warbler r Phylloscopus cantator

  140. Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus

  141. Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon

  142. Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

  143. Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

  144. Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

  145. Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei

  146. Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 

  147. Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

  148. Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris

  149. Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii

  150. Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti

  151. Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

  152. Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica

  153. Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile

  154. Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorynchos

  155. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum 

  156. Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica

  157. Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

  158. Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra

  159. House Sparrow Passer domesticus

  160. Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus

  161. White Wagtail Motacilla alba

  162. Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

  163. Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

  164. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

  165. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus

  166. Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

  167. Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

  168. Red Avadavat Amandava amandava

  169. Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica

  170. White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

  171. Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

  172. Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca


References & sources:

  • 1 A Guide to the Birds of Salt Lake, Calcutta & change detection study (1999) ~ Prakriti Samsad & Wildlife Circle, WB

  • 2 Birds of South Asia - The Ripley Guide ~ Pamela C. Rasmussen

  • 3 Naturalist Vol III 2004 ~ Prakriti Samsad

  • Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan ~ S Ali & S.D. Ripley

  • Birds of the Indian Subcontinent ~ R. Grimmett,T.Inskipp & C. Inskipp

  • Records from www.kolkatabirds.com; bengalbird and birdphotoindia Google groups

  • Personal discussions with Sujan Chatterjee and Kushal Mookherjee


10-04-2011


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