Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Bikram Grewal

Nagaland, has been poorly birded in the past and has never got the attention it deserves, unlike other parts of Northeast India. The earlier reports were from Godwin-Austen (1872-1878) but they covered the general area rather than Nagaland specifically. Coltart made some more observations in 1902. Baker sent in many reports but mostly on other's hearsay and therefore many have been disregarded. Other contributors include Hutchinson (1946), Stoner (1947) and Alexander (1974). However there were two major collecting expeditions, one by Dr SD Dillon Ripley and the other By Koelz, both in the early 1950s and both have made great contributions to our knowledge of the birdlife of Nagaland. In more recent years Dr Anwaruddin Choudhoury has made several trips and greatly added to the present literature. This is still a "work in progress" and is likely to remain so for several years. The editors will be happy to receive, corrections, omissions and additions to the list. Please send in your comments to the webmaster ~ B. Grewal.

1. Names in brackets are as per P. Rasmussen in Birds of South Asia
2. Names in brackets in
red should be read in conjunction.

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus

Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis

Manipur Bush Quail Perdicula manipurensis

Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

(Common) Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola

Rufous-throated Hill Partridge Arborophila rufogularis

White-cheeked (Hill) Partridge Arborophila atrogularis

Mountain Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola fytchii

Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

Kalij (Khaleej) Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

Mrs. Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae

Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum

Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

White-winged Duck Cairina (Asarcornis) scutulata

Cotton Pygmy-goose (Teal) Nettapus coromandelianus

Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus

Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus

White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea

Rufous Woodpecker Celeus (Micropternus) 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 (Hypopicus) hyperythrus

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius

Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis

Lesser Yellownape Picus chloropus

Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha

Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus

Grey-headed (-faced) Woodpecker Picus canus (chloropus)

Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii

Common Flameback Dinopium javanense

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

Brown (White-throated) Hornbill Anorrhinus (Ptilolaemus) tickelli

Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis

Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulatus

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus

Indian (Black-billed) Roller Coracias benghalensis (affinis)

Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting

(Black-backed) Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erythaca

Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon (Pelargopsis) capensis

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata

(Lesser) Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Crested (Himalayan Pied) Kingfisher Megaceryle (Ceryle) lugubris

Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni

(Little) Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti

Pied (Jacobin) Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus

Large Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx (Cuculus) sparverioides

Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx (Cuculus) varius

Hodgson's (Whistling) Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx (nisicolor) fugax

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus

Eurasian (Common) Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus

Lesser (Small) Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus

Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii

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

Grey-headed (Finsch's) Parakeet Psittacula finschii

Blossom (Rosy)-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri

Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia (Aerodramus) brevirostris

Silver-backed Needletail Hirundapus cochinchinensis

Brown- throated (backed) Needletail Hirundapus giganteus

Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swift Apus pacificus

Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda

House (Little) Swift Apus affinis

(Common) Barn Owl Tyto Alba

(Eastern) Grass Owl Tyto capensis

Oriental Bay Owl Phodilus badius

Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia

Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia

Rock (Indian) Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis

Spot-bellied Eagle Owl Bubo nipalensis

Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis

Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes

Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica

Tawny (Himalayan-wood) Owl Strix aluco (nivicola)

Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei

Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata

Hodgson's Frogmouth Batrachostomus hodgsoni

Great-Eared Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus Indicus (jotaka)

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Speckled Wood Pigeon Columba hodgsoni

Ashy Wood Pigeon Columba pulchricollis

Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea

Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis

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 bicintus

Pompadour (Ashy-headed) Green Pigeon Treron pompadora (phayrei)

Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus

Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenura

Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea

Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia

Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides

Black-tailed Crake Porzana bicolor

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura

Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii

Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta

River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Jerdon's Baza Aviceda jerdoni

Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis Ptilorhyncus

Black-shouldered (-winged) Kite Elanus caeruleus

Black (Pariah) Kite Milvus migrans

Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus

Lesser Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis

White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis

Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris

Himalayan Griffon (Vulture) Gyps himalayensis

Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps (Aegypius) calvus

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus

Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos

Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus

Shikra Accipiter badius

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii

Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis

Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus (limnaeetus)

Common (Himalayan) Buzzard Buteo buteo (burmanicus)

Pied Falconet Microhierax melanoleucos

Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera

Amur Falcon Falco amurensis

Oriental Hobby Falco severus

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

(Oriental) Darter Anhinga melanogaster

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Indian (Shag) Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis

Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx (Egretta) intermedia

(Eastern) Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis (coromandus)

Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus*

Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii

Little (Striated) Heron Butorides striatus

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius melanolophus

Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans

Blue-naped Pitta Pitta nipalensis

Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida

Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus

Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae

Asian Fairy Bluebird Irene puella

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis

Golden (Gold)-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons

Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius

Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha

Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

Collared Treepie Dendrocitta frontalis 

Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae

House Crow Corvus splendens

Large-billed (Eastern Jungle) Crow Corvus macrorhynchos (levaillantii)

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis

Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus traillii

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii

Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei

Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos

Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus

Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris

Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosis

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

Hair-crested (Spangled) Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus

Black-naped (Blue) Monarch Hypothymis azurea

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis

Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii

Blue-capped (-headed) Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus

Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni

Long-billed (Ground-) Thrush Zoothera monticola*

Scaly (Small-billed) Thrush Zoothera dauma

Dark-sided (Ground-) Thrush Zoothera marginata

Plain-backed Thrush Zoothera mollissima

Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul

Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis

Grey-sided Thrush Turdus feae

Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus*

Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus

Dark (Black)-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis (atrogularis)

White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana

Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys

Gould's Shortwing Brachypteryx (Hetroxenicus) stellatus*

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica

Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea

Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsoni

Rufous (Orange)-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata

Red-breasted (-throated) Flycatcher Ficedula parva (albicilla)

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

Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara

Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida (oatesi)

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

Pale-chinned Flycatcher Cyornis poliogenys

Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor

Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides

Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas

Pygmy Blue Flycatcher Muscicapella hodgsoni

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

Himalayan Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea

Orange-flanked (Himalayan Red-) Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus (rufilatus)

Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus

White-browed Bush Robin Tarsiger indicus

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni

Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus

Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis

White-capped Water Redstart (River Chat) Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus

White-tailed (Blue) Robin Myiomela leucura

Blue-fronted (Blue) Robin Cinclidium frontale

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

Siberian (Common) Stonechat Saxicola torquatus

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata

Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea

Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera

Asian Pied Starling Sturnus (Gracupica) contra

Chestnut-tailed (Grey-headed) Starling Sturnus malabarica

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

White-Vented Myna Acridotheres cinereus (grandis)

Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea (cinnamoventris)

White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa

Brown-throated Treecreeper Certhia discolor

Great Tit Parus major

Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus

Yellow-cheeked (Black-spotted) Tit Parus spilonotus

Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus

Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea

Black-(headed) throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus

(Common) Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Plain Martin (Grey-throated) Riparia paludicola (chinensis)

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

Striated Swallow Hirundo striolata

Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalensis

Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus

Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons

Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus

Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps

Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus (flaviventris)

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens

White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus

Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala

Mountain Bulbul Hypsipetes (Ixos) mcclellandii

(Himalayan) Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Striated Prinia Prinia criniger

Hill Prinia Prinia atrogularis

Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii

Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris

Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Chestnut-headed Tesia Tesia castaneocoronata

Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea

Grey-bellied (Yellow-browed) Tesia Tesia cyaniventer

Brownish-flanked (Strong-footed) Bush Warbler Cettia fortipes

Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major

Aberrant Bush Warbler Cettia flavoclivacea

Pale-footed Bush Warbler Cettia pallidipes

Brown Bush Warbler Bradypterus luteoventris

Russet Bush Warbler Bradypterus mandelli

Blunt-winged Warbler Acrocephalus concinens

Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon

Mountain Tailorbird Orthotomus cuculatus

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis

Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis*

Ashy-throated (Grey-faced) Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis

Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus

Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei [Mandelli's Warbler P. mandellii ]

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides

Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus canator

Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis

Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos

Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri

Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus

White-spectacled Warbler Seicercus affinis

Grey-cheeked Warbler Seicercus poliogenys 

Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps

Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps

Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis

Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris

Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni

Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris

White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis

Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus

Rufous-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) rufocolis

Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) nuchalis

Yellow-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) galbanus

Rufous-vented Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) gularis

Grey-sided Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) caerulatus

White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) sannio

Spot-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax (Stactocichla) merulina

Moustached (Ashy) Laughingthrush Garrulax (Ianthocincla) cineraceus

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush Garrulax (Ianthocincla) rufogularis

Brown-capped Laughingthrush Garrulax (Ianthocincla) austeni

Striped Laughingthrush Garrulax (Trochalopteron) virgatum

Blue-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax (Trochalopteron) squamatus

Chestnut-crowned (Assam) Laughingthrush Garrulax (Trochalopteron chrysopterum) erythrocephalus

Red-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea

Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti

Spot-throated Babbler Pellorneum albiventre

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps

Large Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus hupoleucos

Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis

White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps

Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis

Red (Long)-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps

Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus

Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler Xiphirhynchus superciliaris

Eyebrowed Wren Babbler Napothera epilepidota

Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer

Pygmy Wren Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla

Spotted Wren Babbler Spelaeornis formosus

Long-tailed (Naga) Wren Babbler Spelaeornis chocolatinus

(Cachar) Wedge-billed Wren Babbler Sphenocichla longicaudatus (roberti)

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

Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense

Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris

Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea

White-hooded Babbler Gampsorhynchus rufulus

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

Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni

Streak-throated Barwing Actinodura waldeni

Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera

Chestnut-tailed (Bar-throated) 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

Streak-throated (Manipur) Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps

Rufous-throated Fulvetta Alcippe rufogularis

Rusty-capped Fulvetta Alcippe dubia

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala

Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis

Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans

Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis

Beautiful Sibia Heterophasia pulchella 

Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps

Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis

Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis

Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta

White-belled Yuhina (Erpornis) Yuhina (Erpornis) zantholeuca

Grey-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis

Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis

Black-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis nipalensis

Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis atrosuperciliaris

Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps

Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula

Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum

Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxantham

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma*

Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor (minullum)

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Anthreptes (Chalcoparia) singalensis

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia (Cinnyris) asiaticus

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 (Cinnamon) Sparrow Passer rutilans

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus

White Wagtail Motacilla alba

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

(Western) Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca (atricapilla)

Yellow-breasted (Himalayan) Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Crimson-browed Finch Propyrrhula subhimachala

Scarlet Finch Haematospiza sipahi

Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis

Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos

Crested Bunting Melophus lathami

Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla

Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila

Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala

Birds listed for Nagaland but no authentic records traced:

Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
River Tern Sterna aurantia
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus
Pied Thrush Zoothera wardii
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra
White-tailed Flycatcher Cyornis concretus
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis
Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
Rufous-vented Tit Parus rubidiventris
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
Tawny-breasted Wren Babbler Spelaeornis longicaudatus
Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre
Long-tailed Sibia Heterophasia picaoides
White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri

Ali, S & Ripley, SD: Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan 1968
Choudhury A:
Some Bird records from Nagaland Forktail 17 2001
Some additions to the birds of Nagaland Forktail 19 2003
Significant Records of Birds in Nagaland Forktail 21 2005
Pocket Guide Birds of Nagaland Gibbon Books
Grimmett & Inskipp: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent 1998
Rassmussen. P: Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide 2005
Ripley, Dr SD: A collection of Birds from the Naga Hills JBHNS 1952

Trip reports:
Bray, Nick (Birdseekers): Nagaland and Eaglenest; January 2007
Eaton, James (Birdtours Asia) March/April 2007
Gerry Westdean (Travellingbirder) Jan 2007
Lobo. P (Birdingindiatour) December 2005
Grewal, B & Sen, S (Kolkatabirds) January 2010

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