Birds of India

Checklist of Birds
Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve


Compiled by
Sumit K Sen
Last updated 2011
Taxonomy, nomenclature and sequence follow An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Oriental Region by Tim Inskipp, Nigel Lindsey and William Duckworth ( 1996)

ORDER: GALLIFORMES
Family: Phasianidae
Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica
Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
ORDER: ANSERIFORMES
Family: Dendrocygndiae
Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica
Family: Anatidae
Oxyurinae
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
Anatinae
Anserini
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Anatini
Gadwall Anas strepera
Falcated Duck Anas falcata
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
Common Teal Anas crecca
Garganey Anas querquedula
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
ORDER: PICIFORMES
Family: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus
Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
Common Flameback Dinopium javanense
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus
White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus
Family: Megalaimidae
Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica
Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata
Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
ORDER: UPUPIFORMES
Family: Upupidae
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops
ORDER: CORACIIFORMES
Family: Coraciidae
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Dollarbird Eurstomus orientalis
Family: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting
Family: Halcyonidae
Brown-winged Kingfisher Halcyon amauroptera
Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis
Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Family: Cerylidae
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Family: Meropidae
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
ORDER: CUCULIFORMES
Family: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus
Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis
Family: Centropodidae
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES
Family: Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
ORDER: APODIFORMES
Family: Apodidae
Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
House Swift Apus affinis
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
ORDER: STRIGIFORMES
Family: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Family: Strigidae
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
Indian Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Buffy Fish Owl Ketupa ketupu
Spotted Owlet Athene brama
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Family: Caprimulgidae
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis
ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES
Family: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon Treron bicincta
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera
ORDER: GRUIFORMES
Family: Heliornithidae
Masked Finfoot Heliopais personata
Family: Rallidae
Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides
Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Common Coot Fulica atra
ORDER: CICONIIFORMES
Family: Scolopacidae
Scolopacinae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Tringinae
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
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
Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmeus
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria
Family: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis
Family: Jacanidae
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
Family: Burhinidae
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus
Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris
Family: Charadriidae
Recurvirostrinae
Haematopodini
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
Recurvirostrini
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Charadriinae
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
River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii
Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
Family: Glareolidae
Glareolinae
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
Small Pratincole Glareola lactea
Family: Laridae
Larinae
Larini
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini
Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Sternini
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
River Tern Sterna aurantia
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Black Noddy Anous minutus
Family: Accipitridae
Pandioninae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Accipitrinae
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
Grey-headed Fish Eagle Haliaeetus ichthyaetus
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris
Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
Shikra Accipiter badius
Oriental Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Indian Spotted Eagle Pomarina hastata
Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus ?
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus
Family: Falconidae
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Oriental Hobby Falco severus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Family: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Family: Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Family: Ardeidae
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Great Egret Casmerodius albus
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Little Heron Butorides striatus
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis
Family: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
Family: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis
Family: Ciconiidae
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius
Family: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
Family: Procellariidae
Hydrobatinae
Wilson's Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
Family: Pittidae
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura
Mangrove Pitta Pitta megarhyncha
Family: Irenidae
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons
Family: Laniidae
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach tricolor
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
Family: Corvidae
Pachycephalinae
Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala grisola
Corvinae
Corvini
Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
House Crow Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Artamini
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
Oriolini
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera
Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
Dicrurinae
Rhipidurini
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
Dicrurini
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucocephalus
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
Monarchini
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
Aegithininae
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
Family: Muscicapidae
Turdinae
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina
Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma
Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor
Muscicapinae
Muscicapini
Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
Pale-chinned Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor
Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
Saxicolini
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola torquata
White-tailed Stonechat Saxicola leucura
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
Family: Sturnidae
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Family: Sittidae
Sittinae
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
Family: Paridae
Parinae
Great Tit Parus major
Family: Hirundinidae
Hirundininae
Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola
Family: Pycnonotidae
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
Family: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Family: Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
Family: Sylviidae
Acrocephalinae
Rusty-rumped Warbler Locustella certhiola
Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Large-billed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orinus
Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii
Megalurinae
Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
Sylviinae
Timaliini
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Striped Tit-Babbler Macronous gularis
Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata
Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense
Striated Babbler Turdoides earlei
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus
Family: Alaudidae
Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix nigriceps
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
Family: Nectariniidae
Nectariniinae
Dicaeini
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorynchos
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum
Nectariniini
Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica
Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica
Loten's Sunbird Nectarinia lotenia
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
Family:Passeridae
Passerinae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Motacillinae
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Ploceinae
Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis
Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus
Estrildinae
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava
Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca
Family: Fringillidae
Fringillinae
Carduelini
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Emberizinae
Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata

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