Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

Compiled by Sumit K Sen


Phasianidae: Francolins, Quails, Partridges & Pheasants

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus

Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus

Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis

Common Quail Coturnix coturnix

Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica

Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis

Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator

Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus

Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

Dendrocygndiae: Whistling-ducks

Fulvous Whistling-duck Dendrocygna bicolor

Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

Anatidae: Geese and Ducks

Bean Goose Anser fabalis

Greylag Goose Anser anser

Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna

White-winged Duck Cairina scutulata

Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos

Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus

Gadwall Anas strepera

Falcated Duck Anas falcata

Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope

Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha

Chinese Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha zonorhyncha

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

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

Greater Scaup Aythya marila

Picidae: Woodpeckers

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus

White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea

Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei

Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus

Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha

Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus

Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus

Megalaimidae: Barbets

Great Barbet Megalaima virens

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata

Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala

Bucerotidae: Hornbills

Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris

Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis

Upupidae: Hoopoe

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

Trogonidae: Trogons

Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus

Coraciidae: Rollers

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis

Alcedinidae: Small Kingfishers

Blyth's Kingfisher Alcedo hercules

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting

Halcyonidae: Large Kingfishers

Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis

Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis

Cerylidae: Pied Kingfishers

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

Meropidae: Bee-eaters

Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus

Cuculidae: Cuckoos

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus

Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus

Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii

Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris

Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

Centropodidae: Coucals

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis

Psittacidae: Parakeets

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri

Apodidae: Swifts

Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia brevirostris

Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus

House Swift Apus affinis

Tytonidae: Grass Owls

Grass Owl Tyto capensis

Strigidae: Owls

Oriental Bay Owl Phodilus badius

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia

Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena

Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo

Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis

Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides

Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata

Caprimulgidae: Nightjars

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus

Columbidae: Pigeons and Doves

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

Barred Cuckoo Dove Macropygia unchall

Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica

Pompadour Green Pigeon Treron pompadora

Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera

Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda

Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea

Otididae: Bustards

Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis

Gruidae: Cranes

Sarus Crane Grus antigone

Common Crane Grus grus

Heliornithidae: Finfoots

Masked Finfoot Heliopais personata

Rallidae: Rails

Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides

Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

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 Fulica atra

Scolopacidae: Snipe and Sandpipers

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola

Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer

Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola

Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii

Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta

Rostratulidae: Painted-snipe

Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis

Jacanidae: Jacanas

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Burhinidae: Thick-knees

Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris

Charadriidae: Plovers and stilts

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

Laridae: Gulls and Terns

Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus

Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus

Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

River Tern Sterna aurantia

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Accipitridae: Hawks and Eagles

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

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla

Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus

Lesser Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis

Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus

White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis

Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris

Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis

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

Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus

Shikra Accipiter badius

Besra Accipiter virgatus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

Common Buzzard Buteo buteo

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus

Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis

Falconidae: Falcons

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

Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Podicipedidae: Grebes

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

Anhingidae: Anhinga

Darter Anhinga melanogaster

Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo

Ardeidae: Herons and Bitterns

Little Egret Egretta garzetta

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea

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

Threskiornithidae: Ibises

Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus

Pelecanidae: Pelicans

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus

Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis

Ciconiidae: Storks

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

Eurylaimidae: Broadbills

Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae

Irenidae: Bluebirds

Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella

Irenidae: Leafbirds

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis

Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons

Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii

Laniidae: Shrikes

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach

Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

Corvidae: Crows and allies

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

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

Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus

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

Muscicapidae: Thrushes and Flycatchers

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus

Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina

Dark-sided Thrush Zoothera marginata

Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor

Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis

Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus gouldi

Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus

Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis

Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni

Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea

Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni

Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor

Sapphire Flycatcher Ficedula sapphira

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

Large Niltava Niltava grandis

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara

Pale-chinned Flycatcher Cyornis poliogenys

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

Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni

Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus

Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis

White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura

Hodgson's Bushchat Saxicola insignis

Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura

White-tailed Stonechat Saxicola leucura

Jerdon's Bushchat Saxicola jerdoni

Sturnidae: Starlings

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

Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa

Sittidae: Nuthatches

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

Paridae: Tits

Great Tit Parus major

Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea

Hirundinidae: Swallows

Pale Martin Riparia diluta

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica

Striated Swallow Hirundo striolata

Pycnonotidae: Bulbuls

Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala

Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Cisticolidae: Cisticolas and Prinias

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

Bright-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis

Rufous-vented (Swamp) Prinia Prinia burnesii cinerascens

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii

Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris

Plain Prinia Prinia inornata

Zosteropidae: White-eyes

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

Sylviidae: Warblers and Babblers

Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea

Pale-footed Bush Warbler Cettia pallidipes

Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler Cettia fortipes

Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major

Aberrant Bush Warbler Cettia flavolivacea

Grey-sided Bush Warbler Cettia brunnifrons

Spotted Bush Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus

Chinese Bush Warbler Bradypterus tacsanowskius

Russet Bush Warbler Bradypterus seebohmi

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

Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer

Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris

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

Grey-cheeked Warbler Seicercus poliogenys

Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps

Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis

Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris

Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striatus?

Rufous-rumped Grassbird Graminicola bengalensis

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis

Rufous-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax ruficollis

Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti

Buff-breasted Babbler Pellorneum tickelli

Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps

Rufous-fronted Babbler Stachyris rufifrons

Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps

Striped Tit Babbler Macronous gularis

Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata

Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre

Striated Babbler Turdoides earlei

Slender-billed Babbler Turdoides longirostris

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis

White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca

Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris

Alaudidae: Larks

Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica

Sand Lark Calandrella raytal

Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula

Nectariniidae: Flowerpeckers and Sunbirds

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum

Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Anthreptes singalensis

Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja

Passeridae: Sparrows, Pipits, Wagtails and allies

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

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus

Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens

Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis

Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar

Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

Black-headed Munia Lonchura Malacca

Fringillidae: Finches and Buntings

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla

Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola

Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala

 

References:

  • P. C. Rasmussen and J. Anderton: Birds of South Asia- The Ripley Guide ; Vol-1&2, Lynx Edicions 2005

  • S Ali & S.D. Ripley: Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan, Vol - 1 to 10, O.U.P.

  • R. Grimmett, C. Inskipp and T. Inskipp: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent, Helm 1998

  • K. Kazmierczak: A Field Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent, O.U.P. 2000

  • K. Kazmierczak and R. Singh: A Birdwatchers' Guide to India, Prion 1998

  • Reports available on www by Craig Robson, Desmond Allen, Jan Vermeulen, James Eaton, Julian and Sandra Hughes, Nicolaas and Robert van Zalinge, Nick Bray and Peter Lobo, Pierre van der Wielen, Prasad Anand, and Stuart Keenan and Bill Martin.

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