Joka area
Kolkata

Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Sumit K Sen

R widespread resident r very local resident W widespread winter visitor w sparse winter visitor P widespread migrant
p sparse migrant s summar visitor v vagrant or irregular visitor    

1. Lesser Whistling-duck R Dendrocygna javanica

2. Cotton Pygmy-goose r Nettapus coromandelianus

3. Eurasian Wryneck w Jynx torquilla

4. Black-rumped Flameback R Dinopium benghalense

5. Blue-throated Barbet R Megalaima asiatica

6. Coppersmith Barbet R Megalaima haemacephala

7. Common Hoopoe W Upupa epops

8. Indian Roller R Coracias benghalensis

9. Common Kingfisher R Alcedo atthis

10. Stork-billed Kingfisher R Halcyon capensis

11. White-throated Kingfisher R Halcyon smyrnensis

12. Pied Kingfisher r Ceryle rudis

13. Green Bee-eater R Merops orientalis

14. Pied Cuckoo s Clamator jacobinus

15. Common Hawk Cuckoo R Hierococcyx varius

16. Plaintive Cuckoo r Cacomantis merulinus

17. Asian Koel R Eudynamys scolopacea

18. Greater Coucal R Centropus sinensis

19. Alexandrine Parakeet f Psittacula eupatria

20. Rose-ringed Parakeet R Psittacula krameri

21. Asian Palm Swift R Cypsiurus balasiensis

22. Barn Owl R Tyto alba

23. Collared Scops Owl r Otus bakkamoena

24. Spotted Owlet R Athene brama

25. Large-tailed Nightjar R Caprimulgus macrurus

26. Rock Pigeon R Columba livia

27. Spotted Dove R Streptopelia chinensis

28. Eurasian Collared Dove R Streptopelia decaocto

29. Orange-breasted Green Pigeon r Treron bicincta

30. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon R Treron phoenicoptera

31. Slaty-breasted Rail w Gallirallus striatus

32. White-breasted Waterhen R Amaurornis phoenicurus

33. Baillon's Crake W Porzana pusilla

34. Ruddy-breasted Crake w Porzana fusca

35. Watercock s Gallicrex cinerea

36. Purple Swamphen R Porphyrio porphyrio

37. Common Moorhen r Gallinula chloropus

38. Common Snipe W Gallinago gallinago

39. Wood Sandpiper W Tringa glareola

40. Common Sandpiper W Actitis hypoleucos

41. Greater Painted-snipe r Rostratula benghalensis

42. Pheasant-tailed Jacana r Hydrophasianus chirurgus

43. Bronze-winged Jacana R Metopidius indicus

44. Black-winged Stilt w Himantopus himantopus

45. Little Ringed Plover w Charadrius dubius

46. Red-wattled Lapwing r Vanellus indicus

47. Grey-headed Lapwing w Vanellus cinereus

48. Oriental Honey-buzzard R Pernis ptilorhyncus

49. Black-shouldered Kite r Elanus caeruleus

50. Black Kite R Milvus migrans

51. White-rumped Vulture R Gyps bengalensis

52. Crested Serpent Eagle R Spilornis cheela

53. Eurasian Marsh Harrier w Circus aeruginosus

54. Pied Harrier w Circus melanoleucos

55. Shikra R Accipiter badius

56. White-eyed Buzzard r Butastur teesa

57. Little Grebe r Tachybaptus ruficollis

58. Darter r Anhinga melanogaster

59. Little Cormorant R Phalacrocorax niger

60. Indian Cormorant R Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

61. Great Cormorant W Phalacrocorax carbo

62. Little Egret R Egretta garzetta

63. Grey Heron R Ardea cinerea

64. Purple Heron R Ardea purpurea

65. Great Egret R Casmerodius albus

66. Cattle Egret R Bubulcus ibis

67. Indian Pond Heron R Ardeola grayii

68. Black-crowned Night Heron R Nycticorax nycticorax

69. Yellow Bittern R Ixobrychus sinensis

70. Cinnamon Bittern R Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

71. Black Bittern s Dupetor flavicollis

72. Asian Openbill R Anastomus oscitans

73. Brown Shrike W Lanius cristatus

74. Bay-backed Shrike r Lanius vittatus

75. Long-tailed Shrike R Lanius schach

76. Rufous Treepie R Dendrocitta vagabunda

77. House Crow R Corvus splendens

78. Large-billed Crow r Corvus macrorhynchos

79. Ashy Woodswallow R Artamus fuscus

80. Eurasian Golden Oriole w Oriolus oriolus

81. Black-hooded Oriole R Oriolus xanthornus

82. Large Cuckooshrike r Coracina macei

83. Black Drongo R Dicrurus macrocercus

84. Red-throated Flycatcher W Ficedula parva

85. Bluethroat W Luscinia svecica

86. Oriental Magpie Robin R Copsychus saularis

87. Common Stonechat R Saxicola torquata

88. Chestnut-tailed Starling R Sturnus malabaricus

89. Asian Pied Starling R Sturnus contra

90. Common Myna R Acridotheres tristis

91. Jungle Myna R Acridotheres fuscus

92. Barn Swallow W Hirundo rustica

93. Red-whiskered Bulbul R Pycnonotus jocosus

94. Red-vented Bulbul R Pycnonotus cafer

95. Zitting Cisticola R Cisticola juncidis

96. Yellow-bellied Prinia r Prinia flaviventris

97. Plain Prinia R Prinia inornata

98. Lanceolated Warbler w Locustella lanceolata

99. Rusty-rumped Warbler w Locustella certhiola

100. Black-browed Reed Warbler w Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

101. Paddyfield Warbler w Acrocephalus agricola

102. Blunt-winged Warbler w Acrocephalus concinens

103. Blyth's Reed Warbler W Acrocephalus dumetorum

104. Clamorous Reed Warbler W Acrocephalus stentoreus

105. Common Tailorbird R Orthotomus sutorius

106. Striated Grassbird R Megalurus palustris

107. Bristled Grassbird r Chaetornis striatus

108. Jungle Babbler R Turdoides striatus

109. Bengal Bushlark R Mirafra assamica

110. Oriental Skylark R Alauda gulgula

111. Purple-rumped Sunbird R Nectarinia zeylonica

112. Purple Sunbird R Nectarinia asiatica

113. House Sparrow R Passer domesticus

114. Forest Wagtail P Dendronanthus indicus

115. White Wagtail W Motacilla alba

116. Citrine Wagtail w Motacilla citreola citreola

117. Yellow Wagtail W Motacilla flava

118. Richard's Pipit w Anthus richardi

119. Paddyfield Pipit R Anthus rufulus

120. Black-breasted Weaver R Ploceus benghalensis

121. Streaked Weaver r Ploceus manyar

122. Baya Weaver R Ploceus philippinus

123. Finn's Weaver s Ploceus megarhynchus

124. Red Avadavat R Amandava amandava

125. Scaly-breasted Munia R Lonchura punctulata

126. Black-headed Munia r Lonchura malacca

Requires confirmation:

1. Common Kestrel w Falco tinnunculus

2. Intermediate Egret R Mesophoyx intermedia

3. Red-rumped Swallow w Hirundo daurica

4. Dusky Warbler W Phylloscopus fuscatus

5. Greenish Warbler w Phylloscopus trochiloides

6. Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark r Eremopterix grisea

7. Indian Silverbill r Lonchura malabarica

8. White-rumped Munia R Lonchura striata


References & sources:

  • Birds of South Asia - The Ripley Guide ~ Pamela C. Rasmussen

  • Naturalist Vol III 2004 ~ Prakriti Samsad

  • Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan ~ S Ali & S.D. Ripley

  • Birds of the Indian Subcontinent ~ R. Grimmett, T. Inskipp & C. Inskipp

  • Records from www.kolkatabirds.com; bengalbird & birdphotoindia Google groups

  • Personal discussions with Sajal Bar and Bikramadittya G Roy


25-04-2011


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