Kaziranga National Park
and Panbari Reserve Forest
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Annotated by Sujan Chatterjee


Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus

Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis

Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis

White-cheeked Partridge Arborophila atrogularis

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum

Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor

Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna

Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus

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

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

Smew Mergus albellus

Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

Barred Button Quail Turnix suscitator

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus

Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei

Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus

Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus

Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha

Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus

Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus

Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus

Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata

Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica

Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala

Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis

Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulatus

Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis

Blyth's Kingfisher Alcedo hercules

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting

Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus

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

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus

Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii

Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus

Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus

Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Grey-headed Parakeet Psittacula finschii

Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri

Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia brevirostris

Silver-backed Needletail Hirundapus cochinchinensis

Brown-backed Needletail Hirundapus giganteus

Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

House Swift Apus affinis

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia

Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena

Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo

Dusky Eagle Owl Bubo coromandus

Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis

Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes

Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei

Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides

Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Jerdon's Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis

Savannah Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea

Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica

Orange-breasted Green Pigeon Treron bicincta

Pompadour Green Pigeon Treron pompadora

Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera

Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenura

Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea

Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia

Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis

Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides

Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

Brown Crake Amaurornis akool

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

Black-tailed Crake Porzana bicolor

Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca

Watercock Gallicrex cinerea

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

Common Coot Fulicata atra

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura

Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Jack Snipe Gallinago minimus

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

Common Redshank Tringa totanus

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris

Little Stint Calidris minuta

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii

Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius

Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus

Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii

Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Small Pratincole Glareola lactea

Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

River Tern Sterna aurantia

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Little Tern Sterna albifrons

Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Jerdon's Baza Aviceda jerdoni

Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes

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

Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus

White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis

Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus

Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris

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

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus

Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos

Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus

Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus

Shikra Accipiter badius

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis

White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

Indian Spotted Eagle Pomarina hastata

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis

Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii

Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus

Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis

Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens

Pied Falconet Microhierax melanoleucus

Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera

Amur Falcon Falco amurensis

Oriental Hobby Falco severus

Laggar Falcon Falco jugger

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Little Grebe Podiceps ruficollis

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Darter Anhinga melanogaster

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

Goliath Heron Ardea goliath

White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis

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

Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius melanolophus

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus

Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis

Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis

Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus

Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus

Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus

Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis

Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans

Black Stork Ciconia nigra

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus

Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus

Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius

Blue-naped Pitta Pitta nipalensis

Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura

Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus

Asian Fairy Bluebird Irene puella

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis

Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons

Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae

House Crow Corvus splendens

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus

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

Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

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

White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucocephalus

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

Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus

Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina

Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni

Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma

Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis

Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul

Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis

Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica

Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea

Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii

Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni

Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

Large Niltava Niltava grandis

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara

Pale-chinned Flycatcher Cyornis poliogenys

Pygmy Blue Flycatcher Muscicapella hodgsoni

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis

Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

White-tailed Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus

Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus

White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus

White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura

Black-backed Forktail Enicurus immaculatus

White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti

Hodgson's Bushchat Saxicola insignis

Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata

White-tailed Stonechat Saxicola leucura

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata

Jerdon's Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni

Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea

Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus

Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum

Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

White-vented Myna Acridotheres cinereus

Northern Hill Myna Gracula religiosa

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria

Great Tit Parus major

Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

Striated Swallow Hirundo striolata

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

Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Bright-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis

Rufous-vented Prinia Prinia burnesii

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii

Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis

Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris

Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis

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

Grey-sided Bush Warbler Cettia brunnifrons

Spotted Bush Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus

Chinese Bush Warbler Bradypterus tacsanowskius

Rusty-rumped Warbler Locustella certhiola

Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola

Blunt-winged Warbler Acrocephalus concinens

Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus

Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon

Mountain Tailorbird Orthotomus cuculatus

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer

Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis

Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris

Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus

Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides

Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator

Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii

Grey-hooded Warbler Seicercus xanthoschistos

White-spectacled Warbler Seicercus affinis

Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps

Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris

Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris

Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striatus

Rufous-rumped Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis

White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis

Rufous-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax ruficollis

Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti

Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps

Large Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus hypoleucos

White-browed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps

Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis

Pygmy Wren Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla

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

Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre

Striated Babbler Turdoides earlei

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

White-hooded Babbler Gampsorhynchus rufulus

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala

White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca

Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans

Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera

Rufous-winged Bushlark Mirafra assamica

Sand Lark Calandrella raytal

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula

Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum

Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorynchos

Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Anthreptes singalensis

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Mrs Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae

Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata

Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja

Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra

Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus

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

Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi

Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus

Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus

Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis

Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar

Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus

Red Avadavat Amandava amandava

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla

Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola

Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala


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