List of Birds
Kolkata city

 
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275 species ~ April 2011
List of birds observed post 2000. Historical records not included

 

 

© Sumit Sen
Map of area

Status and key to sighting in Kolkata
A: Abundant; C: Common; S: Scarce; R: Rare;
W
:
Winter visitor; L: Localized; P: Passage; V: Vagrant


Note: You can see Kolkata birds images in the Birds of Kolkata pages & all available images in the India Bird page. Also see the Complete Checklist of the city.


Coturnix coturnix Common Quail LW

Pavo cristatus Indian Peafowl L

Dendrocygna javanica   Lesser Whistling-duck WC

Dendrocygna bicolor   Fulvous Whistling-duck WR

Tadorna tadorna  Common Shelduck LRP

Sarkidiornis  melanotos  Comb Duck LRW

Nettapus coromandelianus  Cotton Pygmy-goose S

Anas strepera  Gadwall WC 

Anas penelope  Eurasian Wigeon WS 

Anas querquedula  Garganey WS 

Anas clypeata  Northern Shoveler WC

Anna acuta  Northern Pintail  WC

Aythya nyroca  Ferruginous Pochard WR

Anas crecca  Common Teal WR 

Anas formosa  Baikal Teal  WR (Vagrant) 

Aythya fuligula  Tufted Duck WS

Turnix tanki Yellow-legged Buttonquail R

Jynx torquilla  Eurasian Wryneck WR

Celeus brachyurus  Rufous Woodpecker S

Dendrocopos macei  Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker C

Picus xanthopygaeus  Streak-throated Woodpecker S

Dinopium benghalense  Black-rumped Flameback  C 

Chrysocolaptes lucidus  Greater Flameback  R 

Megalaima lineata   Lineated Barbet  LR

Megalaima asiatica  Blue-throated Barbet  C

Megalaima haemacephala  Coppersmith Barbet  C 

Upupa epops   Common Hoopoe  SW 

Coracias benghalensis  Indian Roller LS

Alcedo atthis   Common Kingfisher C

Halcyon smyrnensis  White-throated Kingfisher C

Halcyon capensis  Stork-billed Kingfisher  LS

Halcyon pileata   Black-capped Kingfisher  W (Vagrant)

Todiramphus chloris  Collared Kingfisher  LR

Ceryle rudis   Pied Kingfisher  LR

Merops orientalis   Little Green Bee-eater LS

Merops philippinus   Blue-tailed Bee-eater RP

Merops leschenaulti   Chestnut-headed Bee-eater P

Clamator jacobinus   Pied Cuckoo R

Clamator coromandus   Chestnut-winged Cuckoo LRP

Hierococcyx sparverioides  Large Hawk-Cuckoo W

Hierococcyx varius   Common Hawk-Cuckoo S

Hierococcyx fugax   Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo RP

Cuculus canorus   Eurasian Cuckoo LRP

Cuculus poliocephalus  Lesser Cuckoo P
Cacomantis passerinus  Grey-bellied Cuckoo P

Cacomantis merulinus   Plaintive Cuckoo S

Eudynamys scolopacea  Asian Koel C

Centropus sinensis    Greater Coucal C 

Centropus bengalensis   Lesser Coucal LR 

Psittacula eupatria  Alexandrine Parakeet R

Psittacula krameri   Rose-ringed Parakeet C

Psittacula alexandri   Red-breasted Parakeet LR

Psittacula cyanocephala   Plum-headed Parakeet  R

Apus affinis  House Swift C

Cypsiurus balasiensis   Asian Palm-Swift C

Tyto alba   Barn Owl R

Ketupa zeylonensis  Brown Fish Owl R

Otus sunia  Oriental Scops Owl P

Otus bakkamoena   Collared Scops-Owl R

Athene brama  Spotted Owlet C

Ninox scutulata  Brown Hawk Owl R

Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl W

Caprimulgus macrurus  Large-tailed Nightjar LR

Columba livia   Rock Pigeon C

Streptopelia chinensis  Spotted Dove C

Streptopelia decaocto   Eurasian Collared-Dove S

Chalcophaps indica   Emerald Dove R

Treron bicincta   Orange-breasted Green-Pigeon  LR

Treron curvirostra   Thick-billed Green-Pigeon  LR

Treron phoenicoptera   Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon  LS

Rallina striatus   Slaty-breasted Rail  RP

Rallina eurizonoides   Slaty-legged Crake  R 

Amaurornis phoenicurus  White-breasted Waterhen  LC 

Porzana pusilla  Baillon's Crake  LS

Porzana fusca   Ruddy-breasted Crake LS

Gallicrex cinerea   Watercock LR

Porphyrio porphyrio   Purple Swamphen LR

Gallinula chloropus  Common Moorhen  WS

Fulica atra  Common Coot  WR

Scolopax rusticola  Eurasian Woodcock  RP 

Gallinago gallinago  Common Snipe  SW 

Gallinago stenura  Pintail Snipe  LR

Gallinago megala  Swinhoe's Snipe  LSW

Limosa limosa   Black-tailed Godwit LRP

Tringa erythropus   Spotted Redshank  LRW

Tringa totanus   Common Redshank  LRP

Tringa stagnatilis  Marsh Sandpiper  LRP

Tringa nebularia   Common Greenshank  LRP

Tringa ochropus   Green Sandpiper  LRW

Tringa glareola  Wood Sandpiper  LSW

Tringa hypoleucos   Common Sandpiper LSW

Calidris minuta   Little Stint RW

Calidris temminckii   Temminck’s Stint RW

Calidris ferruginea   Curlew Sandpiper RW

Philomachus pugnax   Ruff  LRP

Rostratula benghalensis   Greater Painted-snipe LR

Himantopus himantopus  Black-winged Stilt WR 

Recurvirostra avosetta   Pied Avocet RP

Hydrophasianus chirurgus  Pheasant-tailed Jacana LR

Metopidius indicus   Bronze-winged Jacana C

Glareola maldivarum  Oriental Pratincole RL

Glareola lactea  Small Pratincole RLP

Pluvialis fulva  Pacific Golden Plover RL

Charadrius dubius  Little Ringed Plover  WS

Charadrius alexandrinus  Kentish Plover  LRP

Vanellus cinereus   Grey-headed Lapwing  WLR

Vanellus indicus   Red-wattled Lapwing  LR

Larus ichthyaetus   Pallas's Gull  WLR

Larus ridibundus   Black-headed Gull  WLR

Chlidonias hybridus   Whiskered Tern  LR

Sterna hirundo  Common Tern R

Sterna fuscata  Sooty Tern V

Pandion haliaetus   Osprey  WR

Elanus caeruleus   Black-shouldered Kite  LR

Milvus migrans   Black Kite  A

Haliastur indus   Brahminy Kite  LR

Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus   Grey-headed Fish Eagle  S

Gyps bengalensis   White-rumped Vulture  LC

Spilornis cheela  Crested Serpent Eagle  LR

Circus aeruginosus  Eurasian Marsh Harrier  LWR

Circus melanoleucos  Pied Harrier  LWR

Hieraaetus pennatus  Booted Eagle  LR

Spizaetus cirrhatus  Changeable Hawk-Eagle  LR

Pernis ptilorhyncus  Oriental Honey Buzzard LR

Butastur teesa  White-eyed Buzzard R

Aquila hastata Indian Spotted Eagle R

Accipiter badius   Shikra  S

Falco chicquera  Red-necked Falcon RP

Falco amurensis  Amur Falcon RP

Falco tinnunculus  Common Kestrel LR

Falco peregrinus  Peregrine Falcon LR

Tachybaptus ruficollis  Little Grebe LS

Podiceps cristatus   Great Crested Grebe  RP 

Anhinga melanogaster  Darter LR

Phalacrocorax niger   Little Cormorant  C

Phalacrocorax fuscicollis  Indian Cormorant  LC

Phalacrocorax carbo  Great Cormorant  S

Egretta garzetta   Little Egret  LS

Casmerodius albus  Great Egret   LC

Mesophoyx intermedia  Intermediate Egret LS

Bubulcus ibis   Cattle Egret  A

Ardeola grayii   Indian Pond-Heron   A

Ardea cinerea   Grey Heron  LS

Ardea purpurea   Purple Heron  S

Butorides striatus  Little Heron  R

Nycticorax nycticorax   Black-crowned Night-Heron LC

Ixobrychus cinnamomeus   Cinnamon Bittern LS

Ixobrychus sinensis   Yellow Bittern S

Dupetor flavicollis   Black  Bittern R

Threskiornis melanocephalus  Black-headed Ibis RL

Mycteria leucocephala   Painted Stork  LS

Anastomus oscitans   Asian Openbill  LS

Ciconia episcopus Woolly-necked Stork V

Fregata andrewsi Christmas Island Frigatebird V

Pitta brachyura  Indian Pitta RP

Chloropsis cochinchinensis  Blue-winged Leafbird V

Lanius cristatus  Brown Shrike CW

Lanius vittatus   Bay-backed Shrike R

Lanius schach   Long-tailed Shrike LS

Lanius tephronotus   Grey-backed Shrike RW

Dendrocitta vagabunda   Rufous Treepie C

Corvus splendens   House Crow  A

Corvus macrorhynchos   Large-billed Crow LC

Artamus fuscus    Ashy Woodswallow  LR

Oriolus oriolus   Eurasian Golden-Oriole SW

Oriolus chinensis   Black-naped Oriole SW

Oriolus xanthornus   Black-hooded Oriole C

Rhipidura albicollis  White-throated Fantail LR

Coracina melaschistos   Black-winged Cuckooshrike WR

Coracina macei   Large Cuckooshrike R

Coracina melanoptera   Black-headed Cuckooshrike R

Pericrocotus cinnamomeus   Small Minivet LR

Dicrurus macrocercus   Black Drongo A

Dicrurus leucophaeus   Ashy Drongo  RW

Dicrurus caerulescens    White-bellied Drongo ?

Dicrurus aeneus   Bronzed Drongo S 

Dicrurus hottentottus   Spangled Drongo P 

Dicrurus remifer   Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo LW

Dicrurus paradiseus   Greater Racket-tailed Drongo LR

Hypothymis azurea  Black-Naped Monarch R

Terpsiphone paradisi  Asian Paradise-flycatcher LR 

Aegithina tiphia   Common Iora  LR 

Monticola solitarius   Blue Rock Thrush RW

Zoothera citrina   Orange-headed Thrush R

Zoothera dauma  Scaly Thrush RP

Turdus unicolor  Tickell’s Thrush RW

Turdus obscurus  Eyebrowed Thrush RP

Muscicapa sibirica   Dark-sided Flycatcher W

Muscicapa dauurica   Asian Brown Flycatcher RP

Muscicapa ruficauda Rusty-tailed Flycatcher RP

Muscicapa muttui   Brown-breasted Flycatcher RP

Ficedula albicilla   Red-throated Flycatcher LCW

Eumyias thalassina  Verditer Flycatcher RW

Cyornis rubeculoides  Blue-throated Flycatcher  P   

Culicicapa ceylonensis Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher LR

Luscinia calliope  Siberian Rubythroat RW

Luscinia svecica  Bluethroat RW

Luscinia brunnea  Indian Blue Robin P

Copsychus saularis  Oriental Magpie-Robin C

Saxicoloides fulicata  Indian Robin RW?

Phoenicurus ochruros  Black Redstart LRW

Saxicola maura  Siberian Stonechat  LRW

Sturnus malabaricus  Chestnut-tailed Starling C

Sturnus pagodarum   Brahminy Starling R

Sturnus roseus   Rosy Starling P

Sturnus vulgaris    Common Starling  RW

Sturnus contra    Asian Pied Starling  A

Acridotheres tristis   Common Myna  A

Acridotheres ginginianus   Bank Myna R

Acridotheres fuscus   Jungle Myna C

Parus major   Great Tit S

Hirundo rustica   Barn Swallow  SW

Hirundo daurica   Red-rumped Swallow  RW

Pycnonotus jocosus   Red-whiskered Bulbul A

Pycnonotus cafer   Red-vented Bulbul LC

Prinia inornata   Plain Prinia  LC

Prinia flaviventris   Yellow-bellied Prinia LS

Cisticola juncidis   Zitting Cisticola  LS

Zosterops palpebrosus  Oriental White-eye LR

Locustella certhiola   Rusty-rumped Warbler RW

Locustella lanceolata  Lanceolated Warbler P

Acrocephalus bistrigiceps Black-browed Reed Warbler RW

Acrocephalus agricola   Paddyfield Warbler  RW

Acrocephalus orinus  Large-billed Reed Warbler RP

Acrocephalus concinens  Blunt-winged Warbler  RW

Acrocephalus dumetorum   Blyth's Reed-Warbler W

Acrocephalus stentoreus   Clamorous Reed-Warbler SW

Acrocephalus aedon  Thick-billed Warbler RW

Acrocephalus orientalis  Oriental Reed Warbler RW

Hippolais rama  Sykes's Warbler W

Megalurus palustris  Striated Grassbird S

Graminicola bengalensis  Rufous-rumped Grassbird R

Orthotomus sutorius   Common Tailorbird C

Phylloscopus collybita    Common Chiffchaff  SW

Phylloscopus fuscatus    Dusky Warbler RW

Phylloscopus inornatus    Yellow-browed Warbler  RW

Phylloscopus trochiloides   Greenish Warbler SW

Phylloscopus magnirostris   Large-billed Leaf Warbler RP

Phylloscopus cantator Yellow-vented Warbler LRW

Phylloscopus occipitalis Western Crowned Warbler RP

Seicercus burkii Golden-spectacled Warbler LW

Malacocincla abbotti Abbott’s Babbler  L

Turdoides striatus    Jungle Babbler C

Mirafra assamica   Bengal Bushlark   LS

Eremopterix grisea   Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark LR

Calandrella brachydactyla   Greater Short-toed Lark  RP

Alauda gulgula   Oriental Skylark S

Dicaeum erythrorynchos   Pale-billed Flowerpecker S

Dicaeum agile  Thick-billed Flowerpecker R

Dicaeum cruentatum   Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker R

Nectarinia zeylonica   Purple-rumped Sunbird C

Nectarinia lotenia    Loten's Sunbird R

Nectarinia asiatica    Purple Sunbird C

Arachnothera longirostra    Little Spiderhunter  LR

Passer domesticus   House Sparrow  A

Dendronanthus indicus   Forest Wagtail  RW

Motacilla maderaspatensis   White-browed Wagtail  RW

Motacilla alba   White Wagtail  CW

Motacilla citreola    Citrine Wagtail SW

Motacilla flava    Yellow Wagtail  LSW

Motacilla cinerea   Grey Wagtail  RW

Anthus richardi    Richard's Pipit  LSW

Anthus rufulus    Paddyfield Pipit LS

Anthus hodgsoni   Olive-backed Pipit  LSW

Anthus roseatus  Rosy Pipit RW

Ploceus philippinus   Baya Weaver LS

Ploceus megarhynchus   Finn's Weaver R

Ploceus benghalensis   Black-breasted Weaver LR

Ploceus manyar   Streaked Weaver LR

Amandava amandava   Red Avadavat  LR

Lonchura malabarica  Indian Silverbill  LR

Lonchura striata  White-rumped Munia LR

Lonchura punctulata   Scaly-breasted Munia LS

Lonchura malacca    Black-headed Munia LR

Carpodacus erythrinus Common Rosefinch RW
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