Delhi Region
Including adjoining areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Bikram Grewal


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

Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus

Greylag Goose, Anser anser

Bar-headed Goose, Anser indicus

Lesser Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna javanica

Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea

Common Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna

Comb Duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos

Cotton Pygmy-goose, Nettapus coromandelianus

Gadwall, Anas strepera

Falcated Duck, Anas falcata

Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos

Spot-billed Duck, Anas poecilorhyncha

Baikal Teal, Anas formosa

Common Teal, Anas crecca

Garganey, Anas querquedula

Northern Pintail, Anas acuta

Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata

Marbled Duck, Marmaronetta angustirostris

Red-crested Pochard, Rhodonessa rufina

Common Pochard, Aythya ferina

Ferruginous Pochard, Aythya nyroca

Baer's Pochard, Aythya baeri

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula

Greater Scaup, Aythya marila

Smew, Mergellus albellus

Small Buttonquail, Turnix sylvatica

Barred Buttonquail, Turnix suscitator

Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Dendrocopos mahrattensis

Black-rumped Flameback, Dinopium benghalense

Brown-headed Barbet, Megalaima zeylanica

Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala

Indian Grey Hornbill, Ocyceros birostris

Common Hoopoe, Upupa epops

European Roller, Coracias garrulus

Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis

Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis

Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis

Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus

Pied Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus

Common Hawk Cuckoo, Hierococcyx varius

Indian Cuckoo, Cuculus micropterus

Eurasian Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus

Oriental Cuckoo, Cuculus saturatus,

Lesser Cuckoo, Cuculus poliocephalus

Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Cacomantis passerinus

Drongo Cuckoo, Surniculus lugubris

Asian Koel, Eudynamys scolopacea

Sirkeer Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii

Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis

Lesser Coucal, Centropus bengalensis

Alexandrine Parakeet, Psittacula eupatria

Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri

Plum-headed Parakeet, Psittacula cyanocephala

Asian Palm Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis

Alpine Swift, Tachymarptis melba

Fork-tailed Swift, Apus pacificus

House Swift, Apus affinis

Barn Owl, Tyto alba

Collared Scops Owl, Otus bakkamoena

Rock Eagle Owl, Bubo (bubo) bengalensis

Dusky Eagle Owl, Bubo coromandus

Brown Fish Owl, Ketupa zeylonensis

Spotted Owlet, Athene brama

Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus

Sykes's Nightjar, Caprimulgus mahrattensis

Indian Nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus

Savanna Nightjar, Caprimulgus affinis

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

MacQueen's Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii

Sarus Crane, Grus antigone

Demoiselle Crane, Grus virgo

Common Crane, Grus grus

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

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles exustus

Painted Sandgrouse, Pterocles indicus

Pintail Snipe, Gallinago stenura

Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago

Jack Snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus

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

Asian Dowitcher, Limnodromus semipalmatus

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

Greater Painted-snipe, Rostratula benghalensis

Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus

Eurasian Thick-knee, Burhinus oedicnemus

Great Thick-knee, Esacus recurvirostris

Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus

Pied Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta

Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva

Grey Plover, Pluvialis squatarola

Common Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula

Long-billed Plover, Charadrius placidus

Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius

Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus

Lesser Sand Plover, Charadrius mongolus

Greater Sand Plover, Charadrius leschenaultii

Caspian Plover, Charadrius asiaticus

Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus

Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus

River Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii

Grey-headed Lapwing, Vanellus cinereus

Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus

Sociable Lapwing, Vanellus gregarius

White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus

Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor

Indian Courser, Cursorius coromandelicus

Oriental Pratincole, Glareola maldivarum

Small Pratincole, Glareola lactea

Indian Skimmer, Rynchops albicollis

Mew Gull, Larus canus

Yellow-legged Gull, Larus cachinnans

Pallas's Gull, Larus ichthyaetus

Brown-headed Gull, Larus brunnicephalus

Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus

Slender-billed Gull Larus genei

Little Gull Larus minutus

Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica

River Tern, Sterna aurantia

Common Tern, Sterna hirundo

Little Tern, Sterna albifrons

Black-bellied Tern, Sterna acuticauda

Bridled Tern, Sterna anaethetus

Whiskered Tern, Chlidonias hybridus

White-winged Tern, Chlidonias leucopterus

Black Tern, Chlidonias niger

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Oriental Honey-buzzard, Pernis ptilorhyncus

Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus

Black Kite, Milvus migrans

Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus

Pallas's Fish Eagle, Haliaeetus leucoryphus

White-tailed Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla

Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus

Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus

White-rumped Vulture, Gyps bengalensis

Indian Vulture, Gyps indicus

Eurasian Griffon, Gyps fulvus

Red-headed Vulture, Sarcogyps calvus

Short-toed Snake Eagle, Circaetus gallicus

Crested Serpent Eagle, Spilornis cheela

Western Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus

Hen Harrier, Circus cyaneus

Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus

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

Upland Buzzard, Buteo hemilasius

Indian Spotted Eagle, Aquila hastate

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

Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni

Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus

Red-necked Falcon, Falco chicquera

Merlin, Falco columbarius

Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo

Laggar Falcon, Falco jugger

Saker Falcon, Falco cherrug

Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus

Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis

Darter, Anhinga melanogaster

Little Cormorant, Phalacrocorax niger

Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo

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

Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber

Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus

Black-headed Ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus

Black Ibis, Pseudibis papillosa

Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia

Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus

Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus

Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis

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

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

Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda

House Crow, Corvus splendens

Large-billed Crow, Corvus macrorhynchos

Common Raven, Corvus corax

Eurasian Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus

Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus

Maroon Oriole, Oriolus traillii

Large Cuckooshrike, Coracina macei

Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Coracina melanoptera

Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos

Small Minivet, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

White-bellied Minivet, Pericrocotus erythropygius

Long-tailed Minivet, Pericrocotus ethologus

White-browed Fantail, Rhipidura aureola

Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo, Dicrurus leucophaeus

White-bellied Drongo, Dicrurus caerulescens

Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi

Marshall's Iora, Aegithina nigrolutea

Common Woodshrike, Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Blue Rock Thrush, Monticola solitarius

Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrine

Tickell's Thrush, Turdus unicolor

Grey-winged Blackbird, Turdus boulboul

Dark-throated Thrush, Turdus (ruficollis) atrogularis

Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata

Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, Muscicapa ruficauda

Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva

Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula (parva) albicilla

Verditer Flycatcher, Eumyias thalassina

Blue-throated Flycatcher, Cyornis rubeculoides

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Culicicapa ceylonensis

Siberian Rubythroat, Luscinia calliope

Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas galactotes

Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis

Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicata

Blue-capped Redstart, Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus

Black Redstart, Phoenicurus ochruros

White-capped Water Redstart, Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

Plumbeous Water Redstart, Rhyacornis fuliginosus

Stoliczka's Bushchat, Saxicola macrorhyncha

Siberian Stonechat, Saxicola maura

White-tailed Stonechat, Saxicola leucura

Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata

Grey Bushchat, Saxicola ferrea

Variable Wheatear, Oenanthe picata

Rufous-tailed Wheatear, Oenanthe xanthoprymna

Desert Wheatear, Oenanthe deserti

Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina

Brown Rock-chat, Cercomela fusca

Chestnut-tailed Starling, Sturnus malabaricus

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

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Sitta castanea

Wall Creeper Tichodroma muraria

Spotted Creeper, Salpornis spilonotus

White-crowned Penduline Tit, Remiz coronatus

Fire-capped Tit, Cephalopyrus flammiceps

Great Tit, Parus major

Sand Martin, Riparia riparia

Pale Martin, Riparia diluta

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

Northern House Martin, Delichon urbica

Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus

White-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucotis

Red-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus cafer

Black Bulbul, Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis

Rufous-fronted Prinia, Prinia buchanani

Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii

Graceful Prinia, Prinia gracilis

Jungle Prinia, Prinia sylvatica

Yellow-bellied Prinia, Prinia flaviventris

Ashy Prinia, Prinia socialis

Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata

Oriental White-eye, Zosterops palpebrosus

Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

Moustached Warbler, Acrocephalus melanopogon

Paddyfield Warbler, Acrocephalus agricola

Blyth's Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus dumetorum

Clamorous Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus stentoreus

Booted Warbler, Hippolais caligata

Sykes Warbler, Hippolais rama

Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius

Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella naevia

Common Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita

Mountain Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus sindianus

Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus,

Tickell's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus affinis

Sulphur-bellied Warbler, Phylloscopus griseolus

Buff-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus pulcher

Brook's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus subviridis

Hume's Warbler, Phylloscopus humei

Greenish Warbler, Phylloscopus trochiloides

Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus magnirostris

Western Crowned Warbler, Phylloscopus occipitalis

Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri

Striated Grassbird, Megalurus palustris

Bristled Grassbird, Chaetornis striatus

Yellow-eyed Babbler, Chrysomma sinense

Common Babbler, Turdoides caudatus

Striated Babbler, Turdoides earlei

Large Grey Babbler, Turdoides malcolmi

Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striatus

Greater Whitethroat, Sylvia communis

Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca

Hume's Whitethroat, Sylvia althaea

Small Whitethroat, Sylvia minula

Eastern Orphean Warbler, Sylvia crassirostris

Indian Bushlark, Mirafra erythroptera

Bengal Bushlark, Mirafra assamica

Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix grisea

Rufous-tailed Lark, Ammomanes phoenicurus

Bimaculated Lark, Melanocorypha bimaculata

Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla

Hume's Short-toed Lark, Calandrella acutirostris

Sand Lark, Calandrella raytal

Crested Lark, Galerida cristata

Eurasian Skylark, Alauda arvensis

Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula

Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris

Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum agile

Purple Sunbird, Nectarinia asiatica

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus

Spanish Sparrow, Passer hispaniolensis

Sind Sparrow, Passer pyrrhonotus

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Petronia xanthocollis

White Wagtail, Motacilla alba

White-browed Wagtail, Motacilla maderaspatensis

Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola

Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea

Richard's Pipit, Anthus richardi

Paddyfield Pipit, Anthus rufulus

Tawny Pipit, Anthus campestris

Blyth's Pipit, Anthus godlewskii

Long-billed Pipit, Anthus similis

Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis

Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni

Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus

Rosy Pipit, Anthus roseatus

Water Pipit, Anthus spinoletta

Black-breasted Weaver, Ploceus benghalensis

Streaked Weaver, Ploceus manyar

Baya Weaver, Ploceus philippinus

Finn's Weaver, Ploceus megarhynchus

Red Avadavat, Amandava amandava

Indian Silverbill, Lonchura malabarica

Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata

Black-headed Munia, Lonchura malacca

Common Rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus

Trumpeter Finch, Bucanetes githagineus

Crested Bunting, Melophus lathami

Grey-necked Bunting, Emberiza buchanani

Ortolan Bunting, Emberiza hortulana

White-capped Bunting, Emberiza stewarti

House Bunting, Emberiza striolata

Chestnut-eared Bunting, Emberiza fucata

Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala

Red-headed Bunting, Emberiza bruniceps

 

Species seen only prior to 1970

White-headed Duck, Oxyura leucocephala

Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus

Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula

Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Turnix tanki

Oriental Pied Hornbill, Anthracoceros albirostris

Oriental Scops Owl, Otus sunia

Mottled Wood Owl, Strix ocellata

Long-eared Owl Asio otus

Grey Nightjar, Caprimulgus indicus

Large-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus macrurus

Indian Bustard, Ardeotis nigriceps

Siberian Crane, Grus leucogeranus

Slaty-breasted Rail, Gallirallus striatus

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Pterocles alchata

Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles orientalis

Eurasian Woodcock, Scolopax rusticola

Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres

Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia

Cinereous Vulture, Aegypius monachus

Black Eagle, Ictinaetus malayensis

Changeable Hawk Eagle, Spizaetus cirrhatus

Little Bittern, Ixobrychus minutus

Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor

Indian Pitta, Pitta brachyura

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

Rosy Minivet, Pericrocotus roseus

Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Monticola cinclorhynchus

Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa daurica

Ultramarine Flycatcher, Ficedula superciliaris

Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Certhia himalayana

White-browed Bulbul, Pycnonotus luteolus

Rufous-vented Prinia, Prinia burnesii,

Lanceolated Warbler, Locustella lanceolata

Plain Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus neglectus

Tawny-bellied Babbler, Dumetia hyperythra

Eastern Desert Warbler, Sylvia nana

Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix nigriceps

Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum erythrorynchos

Green Avadavat, Amandava formosa, Green Munia

White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata

Rock Bunting, Emberiza cia

Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus


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