Birds of India

Checklist of Birds
Little Rann of Kutch
Wild Ass Sanctuary


Compiled by
Arpit Deomurari
Last updated 2011
(Common names in brackets incorporated by Sumit Sen)

Grey Francolin, Francolinus pondicerianus
Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix
Rain Quail, Coturnix coromandelica
Jungle Bush Quail, Perdicula asiatica
Rock Bush Quail, Perdicula argoondah
Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus
Lesser Whistling Duck, Dendrocygna javanica
Greylag Goose, Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose, Anser indicus
Knob-billed (Comb) Duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos
Common Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea
Cotton Pygmy Goose, Nettapus coromandelianus
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Indian Spot-billed (Spot-billed) Duck, Anas poecilorhyncha
Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
Garganey, Anas querquedula
Eurasian (Common) Teal, Anas crecca
Marbled Duck, Marmaronetta angustirostris
Red-crested Pochard, Netta rufina
Common Pochard, Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Duck (Pochard), Aythya nyroca
Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula
Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus
Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus roseus
Lesser Flamingo, Phoeniconaias minor
Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill, Anastomus oscitans
Black Stork, Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork, Ciconia episcopus
White Stork, Ciconia ciconia
Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Black-headed Ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Red-naped (Black) Ibis, Pseudibis papillosa
Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia
Eurasian Bittern, Botaurus stellaris
Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern, Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Striated (Little) Heron, Butorides striata
Indian Pond Heron, Ardeola grayii
Eastern Cattle (Cattle) Egret, Bubulcus coromandus
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea
Intermediate Egret, Egretta intermedia
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
Western Reef Heron (Egret), Egretta gularis
Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus
Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis
Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus
Little Cormorant, Microcarbo niger
Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Oriental Darter (Darter), Anhinga melanogaster
Western Osprey (Osprey), Pandion haliaetus
Black-winged (Black-shouldered) Kite, Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite, Milvus migrans
Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus
White-rumped Vulture, Gyps bengalensis
Indian Vulture, Gyps indicus
Griffon Vulture (Eurasian Griffon), Gyps fulvus
Red-headed Vulture, Sarcogyps calvus
Cinereous Vulture, Aegypius monachus
Short-toed Snake Eagle, Circaetus gallicus
Western Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus
Northern (Hen) Harrier, Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus
Montagu's Harrier, Circus pygargus
Shikra, Accipiter badius
Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus
White-eyed Buzzard, Butastur teesa
Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus
Indian Spotted Eagle,Aquila hastata
Greater Spotted Eagle, Aquila clanga
Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis
Eastern Imperial Eagle, Aquila heliaca
Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's Eagle, Aquila fasciata
Booted Eagle, Hieraaetus pennatus
Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Red-necked Falcon, Falco chicquera
Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo
Laggar Falcon, Falco jugger
Saker Falcon, Falco cherrug
Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
Barbary Falcon, Falco pelegrinoides
Macqueen's Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii
Lesser Florican, Sypheotides indicus
Brown Crake, Amaurornis akool
White-breasted Waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's Crake, Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake, Porzana porzana
Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian (Common) Coot, Fulica atra
Sarus Crane, Grus antigone
Demoiselle Crane, Grus virgo
Common Crane, Grus grus
Common (Small) Buttonquail, Turnix sylvaticus
Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Turnix tanki
Barred Buttonquail, Turnix suscitator
Indian Stone-curlew (Eurasian Thick-knee), Burhinus indicus
Great Stone-curlew (Great Thick-knee), Esacus recurvirostris
Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta
River Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii
Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus
Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus
Sociable Lapwing, Vanellus gregarius
White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus
Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva
Grey Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover, Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover, Charadrius leschenaultii
Caspian Plover, Charadrius asiaticus
Greater Painted Snipe, Rostratula benghalensis
Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Jack Snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus
Pin-tailed (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
Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos
Sanderling, Calidris alba
Little Stint, Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint, Calidris temminckii
Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin, Calidris alpina
Ruff, Philomachus pugnax
Cream-colored Courser, Cursorius cursor
Indian Courser, Cursorius coromandelicus
Collared Pratincole, Glareola pratincola
Small Pratincole, Glareola lactea
Indian Skimmer, Rynchops albicollis
Slender-billed Gull, Chroicocephalus genei
Brown-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Pallas's Gull, Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
Caspian Gull, Larus cachinnans
Heuglin's Gull, Larus heuglini
Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia
River Tern, Sterna aurantia
Black-bellied Tern, Sterna acuticauda
Whiskered Tern, Chlidonias hybrida
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles exustus
Spotted Sandgrouse, Pterocles senegallus
Painted Sandgrouse, Pterocles indicus
Common (Rock) Pigeon, Columba livia
Pale-backed (Yellow-eyed) Pigeon, Columba eversmanni
Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
Red Turtle (Collared) Dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica
Laughing Dove, Spilopelia senegalensis
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Treron phoenicopterus
Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri
Plum-headed Parakeet, Psittacula cyanocephala
Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis
Sirkeer Malkoha, Taccocua leschenaultii
Jacobin (Pied) Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus
Asian Koel, Eudynamys scolopaceus
Common Hawk-Cuckoo, Hierococcyx varius
Western Barn (Barn) Owl, Tyto alba
Rock Eagle-Owl, Bubo beghalensis
Spotted Owlet, Athene brama
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
Jungle (Grey) Nightjar, Caprimulgus indicus
European (Eurasian) Nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus
Sykes's Nightjar, Caprimulgus mahrattensis
Indian Nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar, Caprimulgus affinis
Little (House) Swift, Apus affinis
Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis
European Roller,Coracias garrulus
White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher, Halcyon pileata
Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis
Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus
Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus
Eurasian (Common) Hoopoe, Upupa epops
Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala
Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Lesser Goldenback (Black-rumped Flameback), Dinopium benghalense
Common Woodshrike, Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus
Red-backed Shrike, Lanius collurio
Isabelline Shrike, Lanius isabellinus
Bay-backed Shrike, Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike,Lanius schach
Great Grey Shrike, Lanius excubitor
Indian (Eurasian) Golden Oriole, Oriolus kundoo
Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus
White-browed Fantail, Rhipidura aureola
Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi
House Crow, Corvus splendens
Northern (Common) Raven, Corvus corax
Singing Bush Lark, Mirafra cantillans
Indian Bush Lark, Mirafra erythroptera
Greater Hoopoe-Lark, Alaemon alaudipes
Bimaculated Lark, Melanocorypha bimaculata
Rufous-tailed Lark, Ammomanes phoenicura
Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla
Crested Lark, Galerida cristata
Sykes's Lark, Galerida deva
Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix nigriceps
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix griseus
White-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucotis
Red-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus cafer
Grey-throated Martin, Riparia chinensis
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
Pacific Swallow, Hirundo tahitica
Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii
Eurasian Crag Martin, Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Dusky Crag Martin, Ptyonoprogne concolor
Common (Northern) House Martin, Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped Swallow, Cecropis daurica
Common Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita
Plain Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus neglectus
Sulphur-bellied Warbler, Phylloscopus griseolus
Paddyfield Warbler, Acrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus dumetorum
Moustached Warbler, Acrocephalus melanopogon
Clamorous Reed-warbler,Acrocephalus stentoreus
Sykes' Warbler, Iduna rama
Booted Warbler, Iduna caligata
Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis
Rufous-fronted Prinia, Prinia buchanani
Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii
Graceful Prinia, Prinia gracilis
Jungle Prinia, Prinia sylvatica
Ashy Prinia, Prinia socialis
Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata
Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius
Common Babbler, Turdoides caudata
Large Grey Babbler, Turdoides malcolmi
Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striata
Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca
Eastern Orphean Warbler, Sylvia crassirostris
Asian (Eastern) Desert Warbler, Sylvia nana
Common (Greater) Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
Bank Myna, Acridotheres ginginianus
Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis
Brahminy Starling, Sturnia pagodarum
Rosy Starling, Pastor roseus
Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Erythropygia galactotes
Oriental Magpie-Robin, Copsychus saularis
Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicatus
Black Redstart, Phoenicurus ochruros
White-browed Bush Chat (Stoliczka's Bushchat), Saxicola macrorhynchus
Pied Bush Chat, Saxicola caprata
Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina
Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Desert Wheatear, Oenanthe deserti
Variable Wheatear, Oenanthe picata
Brown Rock Chat, Cercomela fusca
Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Monticola cinclorhynchus
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva
Purple Sunbird, Cinnyris asiaticus
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
Yellow-throated Sparrow (Chestnut-shouldered Petronia), Gymnoris xanthocollis
Streaked Weaver, Ploceus manyar
Baya Weaver, Ploceus philippinus
Black-breasted Weaver, Ploceus benghalensis
Indian Silverbill, Euodice malabarica
Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola
Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
White Wagtail, Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail, Motacilla maderaspatensis
Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava
Paddyfield Pipit, Anthus rufulus
Tawny Pipit, Anthus campestris
Long-billed Pipit, Anthus similis
Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis
Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni
Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus
Chestnut-breasted (White-capped) Bunting, Emberiza stewarti
Striolated (House) Bunting, Emberiza striolata
Red-headed Bunting, Emberiza bruniceps
Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala
Grey-hooded (Grey-necked) Bunting, Emberiza buchanani

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