Lava, West Bengal
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Annotated by Sumit K Sen


Key: In Blue: Few reports from area; In Red; Unconfirmed status

Arborophila torqueola Hill Partridge

Arborophila rufogularis Rufous-throated Partridge

Tragopan satyra Satyr Tragopan

Lophura leucomelanos Kalij Pheasant

Polyplectron bicalcaratum Grey Peacock-Pheasant

Anser indicus Bar-headed Goose

Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Pochard

Indicator xanthonotus Yellow-rumped Honeyguide

Jynx torquilla Eurasian Wryneck

Sasia ochracea White-browed Piculet

Blythipicus pyrrhotis Bay Woodpecker

Dendrocopos canicapillus Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker

Dendrocopos cathpharius Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos darjellensis Darjeeling Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major Great Spotted Woodpecker

Picus chlorolophus Lesser Yellownape

Picus flavinucha Greater Yellownape

Picus canus Grey-headed Woodpecker

Chrysocolaptes lucidus Greater Flameback

Megalaima virens Great Barbet

Megalaima franklinii Golden-throated Barbet

Megalaima asiatica Blue-throated Barbet

Megalaima haemacephala Coppersmith Barbet

Buceros bicornis Great Hornbill

Upupa epops Common Hoopoe

Harpactes erythrocephalus Red-headed Trogon

Harpactes wardi Ward's Trogon

Cuculus sparverioides Large Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus fugax Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus micropterus Indian Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus Eurasian Cuckoo

Cuculus saturatus Oriental Cuckoo

Cuculus poliocephalus Lesser Cuckoo

Cacomantis sonneratii Banded Bay Cuckoo

Cacomantis passerinus Grey-bellied Cuckoo

Cacomantis merulinus Plaintive Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx maculatus Asian Emerald Cuckoo

Surniculus lugubris Drongo Cuckoo

Collocalia brevirostris Himalayan Swiftlet

Hirundapus caudacutus White-throated Needletail

Apus affinis House Swift

Apus pacificus Fork-tailed Swift

Phodilus badius Oriental Bay Owl

Otus spilocephalus Mountain Scops Owl

Otus bakkamoena Collared Scops Owl

Strix leptogrammica Brown Wood Owl

Glaucidium brodiei Collared Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides Asian Barred Owlet

Ninox scutulata Brown Hawk-Owl

Caprimulgus macrurus Large-tailed Nightjar

Columba livia Rock Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii Speckled Wood Pigeon

Columba pulchricollis Ashy Wood Pigeon

Streptopelia orientalis Oriental Turtle Dove

Streptopelia chinensis Spotted Dove

Macropygia unchall Barred Cuckoo Dove

Chalcophaps indica Emerald Dove

Treron sphenura Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon

Rallina eurizonoides Slaty-legged Crake

Scolopax rusticola Eurasian Woodcock

Aviceda jerdoni Jerdon's Baza

Milvus migrans Black Kite

Gyps himalayensis Himalayan Griffon

Spilornis cheela Crested Serpent Eagle

Ictinaetus malayensis Black Eagle

Circus melanoleucos Pied Harrier

Circus macrourus Pallid Harrier

Accipiter trivirgatus Crested Goshawk

Accipiter badius Shikra

Accipiter virgatus Besra

Accipiter nisus Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk

Pernis ptilorhyncus Oriental Honey-buzzard

Buteo buteo Common Buzzard

Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo hemilasius Upland Buzzard

Aquila nipalensis Steppe Eagle

Hieraaetus kienerii Rufous-bellied Eagle

Spizaetus nipalensis Mountain Hawk Eagle

Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel

Falco subbuteo Eurasian Hobby

Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon

Serilophus lunatus Silver-breasted Broadbill

Psarisomus dalhousiae Long-tailed Broadbill

Chloropsis hardwickii Orange-bellied Leafbird

Lanius cristatus Brown Shrike

Lanius schach Long-tailed Shrike

Lanius tephronotus Grey-backed Shrike

Urocissa flavirostris Yellow-billed Blue Magpie

Cissa chinensis Common Green Magpie

Dendrocitta vagabunda Rufous Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae Grey Treepie

Nucifraga caryocatactes Spotted Nutcracker

Corvus splendens House Crow

Corvus macrorhynchos Large-billed Crow

Oriolus traillii Maroon Oriole

Coracina macei Large Cuckooshrike

Coracina melaschistos Black-winged Cuckooshrike

Pericrocotus roseus Rosy Minivet

Pericrocotus solaris Grey-chinned Minivet

Pericrocotus ethologus Long-tailed Minivet

Pericrocotus brevirostris Short-billed Minivet

Pericrocotus flammeus Scarlet Minivet

Rhipidura hypoxantha Yellow-bellied Fantail

Rhipidura albicollis White-throated Fantail

Dicrurus leucophaeus Ashy Drongo

Dicrurus aeneus Bronzed Drongo

Dicrurus hottentottus Spangled Drongo

Dicrurus paradiseus Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

Cinclus pallasii Brown Dipper

Monticola cinclorhynchus Blue-capped Rock Thrush

Monticola rufiventris Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush

Monticola solitarius Blue Rock Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus Blue Whistling Thrush

Zoothera mollissima Plain-backed Thrush

Zoothera dixoni Long-tailed Thrush

Zoothera dauma Scaly Thrush

Zoothera monticola Long-billed Thrush

Zoothera marginata Dark-sided Thrush

Turdus unicolor Tickell's Thrush

Turdus albocinctus White-collared Blackbird

Turdus boulboul Grey-winged Blackbird

Turdus rubrocanus Chestnut Thrush

Turdus obscurus Eyebrowed Thrush

Turdus ruficollis Dark-throated Thrush

Turdus naumanni Dusky Thrush

Brachypteryx stellata Gould's Shortwing

Brachypteryx hyperythra Rusty-bellied Shortwing

Brachypteryx leucophrys Lesser Shortwing

Brachypteryx montana White-browed Shortwing

Muscicapa sibirica Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa ferruginea Ferruginous Flycatcher

Ficedula strophiata Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula albicilla Red-throated Flycatcher

Ficedula monileger White-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula hyperythra Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Ficedula westermanni Little Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula superciliaris Ultramarine Flycatcher

Ficedula tricolor Slaty-blue Flycatcher

Ficedula sapphira Sapphire Flycatcher

Eumyias thalassina Verditer Flycatcher

Niltava grandis Large Niltava

Niltava macgrigoriae Small Niltava

Niltava sundara Rufous-bellied Niltava

Cyornis poliogenys Pale-chinned Flycatcher

Cyornis unicolor Pale Blue-Flycatcher

Muscicapella hodgsoni Pygmy Blue Flycatcher

Culicicapa ceylonensis Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher

Luscinia brunnea Indian Blue Robin

Tarsiger cyanurus Orange-flanked Bush Robin

Tarsiger chrysaeus Golden Bush Robin

Tarsiger indicus White-browed Bush Robin

Tarsiger hyperythrus Rufous-breasted Bush Robin

Phoenicurus ochruros Black Redstart

Phoenicurus hodgsoni Hodgson's Redstart

Phoenicurus frontalis Blue-fronted Redstart

Chaimarrornis leucocephalus White-capped Water Redstart

Rhyacornis fuliginosus Plumbeous Water Redstart

Hodgsonius phaenicuroides White-bellied Redstart

Cinclidium leucura White-tailed Robin

Cinclidium frontale Blue-fronted Robin

Enicurus scouleri Little Forktail

Enicurus schistaceus Slaty-backed Forktail

Enicurus maculatus Spotted Forktail

Cochoa purpurea Purple Cochoa

Saxicola ferrea Grey Bushchat

Sturnus malabaricus Chestnut-tailed Starling

Acridotheres tristis Common Myna

Gracula religiosa Common Hill Myna

Sitta castanea Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch

Sitta himalayensis White-tailed Nuthatch

Certhia familiaris Eurasian Treecreeper

Certhia nipalensis Rusty-flanked Treecreeper

Certhia discolor Brown-throated Treecreeper

Cephalopyrus flammiceps Fire-capped Tit

Parus rubidiventris Rufous-vented Tit

Parus ater Coal Tit

Parus dichrous Grey-crested Tit

Parus major Great Tit

Parus monticolus Green-backed Tit

Troglodytes troglodytes Winter Wren

Parus spilonotus Yellow-cheeked Tit

Sylviparus modestus Yellow-browed Tit

Aegithalos concinnus Black-throated Tit

Aegithalos iouschistos Rufous-fronted Tit

Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow

Delichon nipalensis Nepal House Martin

Pycnonotus striatus Striated Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucogenys Himalayan Bulbul

Hypsipetes mcclellandii Mountain Bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus Black Bulbul

Prinia atrogularis Hill Prinia

Zosterops palpebrosus Oriental White-eye

Tesia castaneocoronata Chestnut-headed Tesia

Tesia cyaniventer Grey-bellied Tesia

Tesia olivea Slaty-bellied Tesia

Cettia fortipes Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler

Cettia flavolivacea Aberrant Bush-Warbler

Cettia acanthizoides Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler

Cettia brunnifrons Grey-sided Bush Warbler

Bradypterus luteoventris Brown Bush Warbler

Bradypterus mandellii Russet Bush Warbler

Acrocephalus dumetorum Blyth's Reed Warbler

Orthotomus cuculatus Mountain Tailorbird

Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus fuligiventer Smoky Warbler

Phylloscopus affinis Tickell's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus pulcher Buff-barred Warbler

Phylloscopus maculipennis Ashy-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus chloronotus Lemon-rumped Warbler

Phylloscopus humei Hume's Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus magnirostris Large-billed Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus coronatus Eastern Crowned Warbler

Phylloscopus reguloides Blyth's Leaf Warbler

Seicercus burkii Golden-spectacled Warbler

Seicercus xanthoschistos Grey-hooded Warbler

Seicercus affinis White-spectacled Warbler

Seicercus whistleri Whistler's Warbler

Seicercus poliogenys Grey-cheeked Warbler

Seicercus castaniceps Chestnut-crowned Warbler

Tickellia hodgsoni Broad-billed Warbler

Abroscopus albogularis Rufous-faced Warbler

Abroscopus schisticeps Black-faced Warbler

Regulus regulus Goldcrest

Garrulax albogularis White-throated Laughingthrush

Garrulax pectoralis Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush

Garrulax striatus Striated Laughingthrush

Garrulax rufogularis Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush

Garrulax ocellatus Spotted Laughingthrush

Garrulax caerulatus Grey-sided Laughingthrush

Garrulax lineatus Streaked Laughingthrush

Garrulax squamatus Blue-winged Laughingthrush

Garrulax subunicolor Scaly Laughingthrush

Garrulax affinis Black-faced Laughingthrush

Garrulax erythrocephalus Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush

Liocichla phoenicea Red-faced Liocichla

Pomatorhinus erythrogenys Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus schisticeps White-browed Scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus ruficollis Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus ferruginosus Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler

Xiphirhynchus superciliaris Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler

Rimator malacoptilus Long-billed Wren Babbler

Pnoepyga albiventer Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler

Pnoepyga pusilla Pygmy Wren Babbler

Spelaeornis caudatus Rufous-throated Wren Babbler

Spelaeornis formosus Spotted Wren Babbler

Stachyris rufifrons Rufous-fronted Babbler

Stachyris ruficeps Rufous-capped Babbler

Stachyris chrysaea Golden Babbler

Stachyris nigriceps Grey-throated Babbler

Leiothrix argentauris Silver-eared Mesia

Leiothrix lutea Red-billed Leiothrix

Cutia nipalensis Cutia

Pteruthius rufiventer Black-headed Shrike Babbler

Pteruthius flaviscapis White-browed Shrike Babbler

Pteruthius xanthochlorus Green Shrike Babbler

Pteruthius melanotis Black-eared Shrike Babbler

Actinodura egertoni Rusty-fronted Barwing

Actinodura nipalensis Hoary-throated Barwing

Minla cyanouroptera Blue-winged Minla

Minla strigula Chestnut-tailed Minla

Minla ignotincta Red-tailed Minla

Alcippe chrysotis Golden-breasted Fulvetta

Alcippe cinerea Yellow-throated Fulvetta

Alcippe castaneceps Rufous-winged Fulvetta

Alcippe vinipectus White-browed Fulvetta

Alcippe nipalensis Nepal Fulvetta

Yuhina bakeri White-naped Yuhina

Yuhina flavicollis Whiskered Yuhina

Yuhina gularis Stripe-throated Yuhina

Yuhina occipitalis Rufous-vented Yuhina

Yuhina zantholeuca White-bellied Yuhina

Myzornis pyrrhoura Fire-tailed Myzornis

Heterophasia capistrata Rufous Sibia

Paradoxornis unicolor Brown Parrotbill

Paradoxornis nipalensis Black-throated Parrotbill

Dicaeum chrysorrheum Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

Dicaeum melanoxanthum Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker

Dicaeum concolor Plain Flowerpecker

Dicaeum ignipectus Fire-breasted Flowerpecker

Aethopyga gouldiae Mrs. Gould's Sunbird

Aethopyga nipalensis Green-tailed Sunbird

Aethopyga saturata Black-throated Sunbird

Aethopyga ignicauda Fire-tailed Sunbird

Arachnothera longirostra Little Spiderhunter

Arachnothera magna Streaked Spiderhunter

Passer montanus Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Motacilla alba White Wagtail

Motacilla citreola Citrine Wagtail

Motacilla flava Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea Grey Wagtail

Anthus hodgsoni Olive-backed Pipit

Anthus roseatus Rosy Pipit

Prunella strophiata Rufous-breasted Accentor

Prunella immaculata Maroon-backed Accentor

Lonchura striata White-rumped Munia

Serinus tibetanus Tibetan Siskin

Carduelis spinoides Yellow-breasted Greenfinch

Leucosticte nemoricola Plain Mountain Finch

Loxia curvirostra Red Crossbill

Carpodacus nipalensis Dark-breasted Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus edwardsii Dark-rumped Rosefinch

Carpodacus rodopeplus Spot-winged Rosefinch

Carpodacus thura White-browed Rosefinch

Propyrrhula subhimachala Crimson-browed Finch

Haematospiza sipahi Scarlet Finch

Pyrrhula nipalensis Brown Bullfinch

Pyrrhula erythrocephala Red-headed Bullfinch

Mycerobas carnipes White-winged Grosbeak

Pyrrhoplectes epauletta Gold-naped Finch

Emberiza pusilla Little Bunting

Out of range records

Spelaeornis badeigularis Rusty-throated Wren Babbler

Dicaeum trigonostigma Orange-bellied Flowerpecker

Muscicapa ruficauda Rusty-tailed Flycatcher


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Updated till: April, 2011

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