Kutch, Gujarat
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Sumit K Sen


Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus

Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus

Common Quail Coturnix coturnix

Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica

Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica

Rock Bush Quail Perdicula argoondah

Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica

Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator

Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus

Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos

Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus

Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna

Gadwall Anas strepera

Falcated Duck Anas falcata

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha

Common Teal Anas crecca

Baikal Teal Anas formosa

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

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

European Roller Coracias garrulus

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

House Swift  Apus affinis

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei

Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo

Dusky Eagle Owl Bubo coromandus

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus

Sykes's Nightjar Caprimulgus mahrattensis

Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus

Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis

Rock pigeon Columba livia

Laughing Dove  Streptopelia senegalensis

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera

Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps

McQueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueeni

Lesser Florican Sypheotides indica

Sarus Crane Grus antigone

Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

Common Crane Grus grus

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

Brown Crake Amaurornis akool

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana

Watercock Gallicrex cinerea

Purple Swamphen Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Common Coot Fulica atra

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus

Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus

Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis

Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

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

Sanderling Calidris alba

Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta

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

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Crab-plover Dromas ardeola

Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus

Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus

Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus

Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii

Northern lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor

Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus

Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola

Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum

Small Pratincole Glareola lactea

Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis

Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini

Steppe Gull Larus heuglini barabensis

Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus

Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Slender-billed Gull Larus genei

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

Caspian Tern Sterna caspia

River Tern Sterna aurantia

Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis

Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii

Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Little Tern Sterna albifrons

Saunders's Tern Sterna saundersi

White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus

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

Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus

Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus

Shikra Accipiter badius

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus

White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

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

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera

Merlin Falco columbarius

Amur Falcon Falco amurensis

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Laggar Falcon Falco jugger

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus

Darter Anhinga melanogaster

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

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

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus ?

Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis

Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor

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

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus

White Stork Ciconia ciconia

Black Stork Ciconia nigra

Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus

Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura

Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio

Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus

Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

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

Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei

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

Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Marshall's Iora Aegithina nigrolutea

Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Stoliczka's Bushchat Saxicola macrorhyncha

Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata

Brown Rock-chat Cercomela fusca

Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus

Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum

Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola

White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Grey Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus

Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii

Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica

Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis

Plain Prinia Prinia inornata

Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia

Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola

Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus

Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon

Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata

Sykes's Warbler Hippolais rama

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra

Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense

Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus

Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Hume's Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Desert Warbler Sylvia nana

Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis

Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans

Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera

Black-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix nigriceps

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea

Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus

Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti

Greater Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes

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

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis

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

Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis

Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar

Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

Red Avadavat Amandava amandava

Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica

White-throated Munia Lonchura malabarica

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca

Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Crested Bunting Melophus lathami

Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani

Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana

House Bunting Emberiza striolata

Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala

Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps


References and sources:

  • Birds of the Indian Subcontinent - Richard Grimmett & Tim Inskipp. Helm Field Guide

  • A Field Guide to the Birds of India - Krys Kazmierczak. Pica Press

  • Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan (Vol. I-X) - S. Ali & S. D. Ripley. OUP

  • Birdwatcher's Guide to India -  Krys Kazmierczak et al. OUP

  • Birds of South Asia ~ The Ripley Guide - Pamela Rasmussen et al. Lynx Edicions 2005


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