Birds of India

Checklist of Birds
Ladakh


Compiled by
Otto Pfister
Last updated 2003
Compiler's note: "This updated checklist - extracted from the 'Birds and Mammals of Ladakh' - is the result of extensive literature research and my own observation and data collection during various trips into the remote areas of the Ladakh region. By no means the list claims to be complete. Any comments, feed-back and amendments are welcome, they will all help to improve and up-date the list" ~ Otto Pfister, January 2003

GALLIFORMES
Phasianidae
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa *
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus
Chukar Alectoris chukar
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica *
ANSERIFORMES
Anatidae
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
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
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
PICIFORMES
Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker Picus squamatus
UPUPIFORMES
Upupidae
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops
CORACIIFORMES
Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis *
Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Meropidae
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
CUCULIFORMES
Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
APODIFORMES
Apodidae
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift Apus apus
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
House Swift Apus affinis
STRIGIFORMES
Strigidae
Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei
Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
Little Owl Athene noctua
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
COLUMBIFORMES
Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota
Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni *
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis *
Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
GRUIFORMES
Gruidae
Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus *
Demoiselle Crane Antrapoides virgo
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis
Rallidae
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Corn Crake Crex crex
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Common Coot Fulica atra
CICONIIFORMES
Pteroclidae
Tibetan Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes tibetanus
Scolopacidae
Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Jacanidae
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Charadriidae
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii *
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Glareolidae
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Laridae
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini *
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Little Gull Larus minutus
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
River Tern Sterna aurantia
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea *
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Accipitridae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Oriental Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
Red Kite Milvus milvus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Falconidae
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Merlin Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybatus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
Ardeidae
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Great Egret Casmerodius albus
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Ciconiidae
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
PASSERIFORMES
Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
Corvidae
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius *
Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus *
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris *
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica
Hume's Groundpecker Pseudopodoces humilis
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula
House Crow Corvus splendens
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Common Raven Corvus corax
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus
Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii
Muscicapidae
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock Trush Monticola solitarius
Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica *
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
White-tailed Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Orange-flanked Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Rufous-backed Redstart Phoenicurus erythronota
Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni *
White-winged Redstart Phoenicurus erythrogaster
Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis
White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
Grandala Grandala coelicolor ?
Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe alboniger *
Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
Sturnidae
Brahminy Starling
Sturnus pagodarum
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Sittidae
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Paridae
White-crowned Penduline Tit Remiz coronatus
Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps
Rufous-naped Tit Parus rufonuchalis
Great Tit Parus major
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
Hirundinidae
Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola
Eurasian Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Northern House Martin Delichon urbica
Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus ?
Regulidae
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Sylviidae
Long-billed Bush Warbler Bradypterus major
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Black-browed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
White-browed Tit-Warbler Leptopoecile sophiae
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus
Plain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus neglectus *
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher ?
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
Tytler's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tytleri *
Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis ?
Streaked Laughingthrush Garrulax lineatus *
Variegated Laughingthrush Garrulax variegatus *
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Alaudidae
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Tibetan Lark Melanocorypha maxima
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Hume's Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris
Asian Short-toed Lark Calandrella cheleensis *
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Passerinae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Tibetan Snowfinch Montifringilla adamsi
White-rumped Snowfinch Pyrgilauda taczanowskii
Plain-backed Snowfinch Pyrgilauda blanfordi
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni *
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Altai Accentor Prunella himalayana
Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata
Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens
Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis
Fringillidae
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Twite Carduelis flavirostris
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina
Plain Mountain Finch Leucosticte nemoricola
Brandt's Mountain Finch Leucosticte brandti
Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguinea *
Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys
White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus thura
Streaked Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilloides
Great Rosefinch Carpodacus rubicilla
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani *
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila *
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

(*) = no records / observation after 1960 in Ladakh
(?) = recent appearance / species ID needs confirmation


© Otto Pfister; January 2003

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