BHUTAN
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Sumit K Sen


Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa

Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus

Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae

Common Quail Coturnix coturnix

Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica

Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator

Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola

Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis

Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii

Blood Pheasant thaginis cruentus

Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra

Blyth’s Tragopan Tragopan blythii

Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum

Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus

Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor

Bean Goose Anser fabalis

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna

Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata

Gadwall Anas strepera

Falcated Duck Anas falcata

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Garganey Anas querquedula

Baikal Teal Anas formosa

Common Teal Anas crecca

Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina

Common Pochard Aythya ferina

Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca

Baer’s Pochard Aythya baeri

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

Common Merganser Mergus merganser

Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus

White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea

Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus

Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia

Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus

Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius

Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis

Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus

Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha

Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus

Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus

Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus

Great Barbet Megalaima virens

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata

Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii

Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica

Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala

Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris

Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis

Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis

Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulatus

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus

Ward’s Trogon Harpactes wardi

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis

Blyth’s Kingfisher Alcedo hercules

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithacus

Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus

Large Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides

Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx fugax

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus

Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus

Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus

Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii

Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus

Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus

Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus

Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis

Vernal Hanging Parrot Loriculus vernalis

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Slaty-headed Parakeet Psittacula himalayana

Grey-headed Parakeet Psittacula finschii

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri

Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia brevirostris

White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus

Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus

Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda

House Swift Apus affinis

Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata

Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia

Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena

Spot-bellied Eagle Owl Bubo nipalensis

Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes

Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica

Tawny Owl Strix aluco

Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei

Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides

Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus

Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata

Long-eared Owl Asio otus

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Hodgson’s Frogmouth Batrachostomus hodgsoni

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris

Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota

Speckled Wood Pigeon Columba hodgsonii

Ashy Wood Pigeon Columba pulchricollis

Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Barred Cuckoo Dove Macropygia unchall

Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica

Orange-breasted Green Pigeon Treron bicincta

Pompadour Green Pigeon Treron pompadora

Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra

Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenura

Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea

Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia

Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

Common Crane Grus grus

Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis

Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

Black-tailed Crake Porzana bicolor

Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

Common Coot Fulica atra

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria

Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Common Redshank Tringa totanus

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii

Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea

Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus

Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii

Small Pratincole Glareola lactea

Pallas’s Gull Larus ichthyaetus

Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus

Slender-billed Gull Larus genei

River Tern Sterna aurantia

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

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

Lesser Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis

Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus

White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis

Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis

Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus

Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus

Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos

Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus

Shikra Accipiter badius

Besra Accipiter virgatus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius

Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis

Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii

Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis

Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens

Pied Falconet Microhierax melanoleucus

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Amur Falcon Falco amurensis

Merlin Falco columbarius

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Oriental Hobby Falco severus

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis

Great Egret Casmerodius albus

Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii

Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus

Little Heron Butorides striatus

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia

Black Stork Ciconia nigra

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus

Blue-naped Pitta Pitta nipalensis

Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura

Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida

Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus

Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae

Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella

Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons

Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius

Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus

Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris

Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae

Collared Treepie Dendrocitta frontalis

Black-billed Magpie Pica pica

Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes

Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus

House Crow Corvus splendens

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

Common Raven Corvus corax

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus

Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii

Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei

Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos

Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus

Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris

Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus

Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus

Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectans

Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer

Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus

Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis

White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus

Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii

Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus

Pied Thrush Zoothera wardii

Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina

Plain-backed Thrush Zoothera mollissima

Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni

Dark-sided Thrush Zoothera marginata

Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma

Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola

Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor

White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus

Grey-winged BlackbirdTurdus boulboul

Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula

Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus

Kessler’s Thrush Turdus kessleri

Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus

Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis

Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni

Gould’s Shortwing Brachypteryx stellata

White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major

Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys

White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica

Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui

Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea

Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata

Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra

White-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula monileger

Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni

Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris

Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor

Sapphire Flycatcher Ficedula sapphira

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

Large Niltava Niltava grandis

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara

Pale-chinned Flycatcher Cyornis poliogenys

Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor

Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides

Pygmy Blue Flycatcher Muscicapella hodgsoni

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

White-tailed Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea

Orange-flanked Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus

Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus

White-browed Bush Robin Tarsiger indicus

Rufous-breasted Bush Robin Tarsiger hyperythrus

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus

Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata

Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Hodgson’s Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni

White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps

Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus

White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogaster

Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis

White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus

White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phaenicuroides

White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura

Blue-fronted Robin Cinclidium frontale

Grandala Grandala coelicolor

Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri

Black-backed Forktail Enicurus immaculatus

Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus

White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti

Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus

Purple Cochoa Cochoa purpurea

Green Cochoa Cochoa viridis

Hodgson’s Bushchat Saxicola insignis

Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata

Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina

Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus

Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

White-Vented Myna Acridotheres cinereus

Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea

White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa

Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria

Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris

Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis

Brown-throated Treecreeper Certhia discolor

Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes

Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps

Rufous-vented Tit Parus rubidiventris

Coal Tit Parus ater

Grey-crested Tit Parus dichrous

Great Tit Parus major

Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus

Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus

Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus

Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea

Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus

Rufous-fronted Tit Aegithalos iouschistos

Pale Martin Riparia diluta

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Eurasian Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus

Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalensis

Goldcrest Regulus regulus

Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus

Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus

Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala

Mountain Bulbul Hypsipetes mcclellandii

Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Striated Prinia Prinia criniger

Hill Prinia Prinia atrogularis

Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla

Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii

Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica

Plain Prinia Prinia inornata

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Chestnut-headed Tesia Tesia castaneocoronata

Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea

Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer

Pale-footed Bush Warbler Cettia pallidipes

Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler Cettia fortipes

Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major

Aberrant Bush Warbler Cettia flavolivacea

Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler Cettia acanthizoides

Grey-sided Bush Warbler Cettia brunnifrons

Spotted Bush Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus

Brown Bush Warbler Bradypterus luteoventris

Russet Bush Warbler Bradypterus seebohmi

Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon

Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata

Mountain Tailorbird Orthotomus cuculatus

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer

Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis

Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher

Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis

Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus

Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris

Blyth’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides

Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator

Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii

Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri

Grey-hooded Warbler Seicercus xanthoschistos

White-spectacled Warbler Seicercus affinis

Grey-cheeked Warbler Seicercus poliogenys

Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps

Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni

Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis

Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps

Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris

Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris

White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis

White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis

Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus

Rufous-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax ruficollis

Rufous-vented Laughingthrush Garrulax gularis

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush Garrulax rufogularis

Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus

Grey-sided Laughingthrush Garrulax caerulatus

Streaked Laughingthrush Garrulax lineatus

Blue-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax squamatus

Scaly Laughingthrush Garrulax subunicolor

Black-faced Laughingthrush Garrulax affinis

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax erythrocephalus

Red-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea

Abbott’s Babbler Malacocincla abbotti

Spot-throated Babbler Pellorneum albiventre

Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps

Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys

White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps

Indian Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii

Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis

Red-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ochraciceps

Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus

Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler Xiphirhynchus superciliaris

Long-billed Wren Babbler Rimator malacoptilus

Eyebrowed Wren Babbler Napothera epilepidota

Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer

Pygmy Wren Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla

Rufous-throated Wren Babbler Spelaeornis caudatus

Bar-winged Wren Babbler Spelaeornis troglodytoides

Spotted Wren Babbler Spelaeornis formosus

Wedge-billed Wren Babbler Sphenocichla humei

Rufous-fronted Babbler Stachyris rufifrons

Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps

Golden Babbler Stachyris chrysaea

Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps

Striped Tit Babbler Macronous gularis

Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris

Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea

Cutia Cutia nipalensis

Black-headed Shrike Babbler Pteruthius rufiventer

White-browed Shrike Babbler Pteruthius flaviscapis

Green Shrike Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus

Black-eared Shrike Babbler Pteruthius melanotis

White-hooded Babbler Gampsorhynchus rufulus

Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni

Hoary-throated Barwing Actinodura nipalensis

Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera

Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula

Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta

Golden-breasted Fulvetta Alcippe chrysotis

Yellow-throated Fulvetta Alcippe cinerea

Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps

White-browed Fulvetta Alcippe vinipectus

Brown-throated Fulvetta Alcippe ludlowi

Rufous-throated Fulvetta Alcippe rufogularis

Rusty-capped Fulvetta Alcippe dubia

Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis

Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans

Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata

Long-tailed Sibia Heterophasia picaoides

Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps

White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri

Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis

Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis

Rufous-vented Yuhina Yuhina occipitalis

Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta

White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca

Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura

Great Parrotbill Conostoma oemodium

Brown Parrotbill Paradoxornis unicolor

Grey-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis

Fulvous Parrotbill Paradoxornis fulvifrons

Black-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis nipalensis

Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis atrosuperciliaris

Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca blythi

Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica

Tibetan Lark Melanocorypha maxima

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

Hume’s Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris

Sand Lark Calandrella raytal

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum

Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxanthum

Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Anthreptes singalensis

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Mrs Gould’s Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae

Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis

Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata

Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja

Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda

Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra

Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola citreola

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi

Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus

Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus

Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens

Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris

Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana

Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides

Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata

Maroon-backed Accentor Prunella immaculata

Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis

Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides

Tibetan Siskin Carduelis thibetana

Plain Mountain Finch Leucosticte nemoricola

Spectacled Finch Callacanthis burtoni

Blanford’s Rosefinch Carpodacus rubescens

Dark-breasted Rosefinch Carpodacus nipalensis

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus

Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochrous

Dark-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus edwardsii

Three-banded Rosefinch Carpodacus trifasciatus

White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus thura

Streaked Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilloides

Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus

Crimson-browed Finch Propyrrhula subhimachala

Scarlet Finch Haematospiza sipahi

Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra

Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis

Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala

Grey-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythaca

Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis

Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos

White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes

Gold-naped Finch Pyrrhoplectes epauletta

Crested Bunting Melophus lathami

Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla

Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala


List of species that should occur in Bhutan but are, as yet, unrecorded:
Temminck’s Tragopan ? Tragopan temminckii

Indian Grey Hornbill ?
Ocyceros birostris
Blue-tailed Bee-eater ?
Merops philippinus
Lesser Adjutant
? Leptoptilos javanicus
Jerdon’s Baza ?
Aviceda jerdoni
Black-naped Oriole ?
Oriolus chinensis
Small Minivet ?
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Zitting Cisticola ?
Cisticola juncidis
Yellow-eyed Babbler ?
Chrysomma sinense

Beautiful Sibia ? Heterophasia pulchella

Pale-billed Flowerpecker ?
Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
Chestnut-eared Bunting ?
Emberiza fucata

Note: List ignores a few 'out of range' species like Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris for lack of any physical evidence despite published accounts.

References and sources:
1. Birds of Bhutan by Salim Ali, B. Biswas & S. Dillon Ripley; ZSI 1996
2. Birds of Bhutan by Carol Inskipp, T. Inskipp and R. Grimmett 2007; Timeless Books
3. Birds of the Eastern Himalayas by Salim Ali; OUP
4. Various Trip Reports on the net by N P Dreyer, K David Bishop, E Barnes, R Webster, D Farrow, T & M Southerland, P Lobo and others.


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