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Purbasthali Lake
Bird
Count
2002 - 2006
 


© Sumit Sen
Eurasian Wigeons

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Species

Count

 (Numbers are estimates) Feb 2002 Feb 2003 Feb 2004 Feb 2005 Jan 2006
Lesser Whistling-duck 2500 20 20 550 -
Northern Shoveler 45 50 30 20 50
Northern Pintail 120 150 100 40 150
Garganey 80 70 80 70 700
Cotton Pygmy-Goose 250 150 150 50 100
Gadwall 180 200 1000 150 300
Eurasian Wigeon 25 5 150 5 50
Red-Crested Pochard 2 - - - 110
Ferruginous Pochard 2 - 70 - 20
Black-rumped Flameback - - - - 1
Blue-throated Barbet - 1 - - -
Coppersmith Barbet 1 - - 1 -
Common Kingfisher 1 - 2 - -
Stork-billed Kingfisher 1 - - 1 -
White-throated Kingfisher 8 5 6 4 6
Pied Kingfisher 3 3 3 2 1
Green Bee-eater 3 5 - 10 2
Common Hawk Cuckoo - - - 1 1
Greater Coucal 1 - 1 2 -
Asian Palm Swift - - - Many -
Spotted Dove 7 4 6 4 3
Eurasian Collared Dove 3 - - - 2
Red Collared Dove - - 1 1 -
Ruddy-breasted Crake - - ? - -
Baillon's Crake - - - - 1
Common Moorhen - - - 20 4
Common Coot 150 200 700 240 600
Spotted Redshank - - 2 1 -
Common Redshank 5 - - - -
Common Greenshank - 3 4 2 6
Green Sandpiper - - - 1 -
Wood Sandpiper - 10 25 20 4
Common Sandpiper 2 15 2 5 3
Bronze-winged Jacana - 4 3 15 25
Pheasant-tailed Jacana - 25 60 40 100
Small Pratincole - 45 - - -
Grey-headed Lapwing - - - 4 -
Red-wattled Lapwing - 1 5 2 5
Osprey - 1 - 1 -
Black Kite 2 - 1 - 1
Western Marsh Harrier - - - 2 -
Shikra - - 2 - -
Little Grebe 70 150 100 70 40
Little Cormorant 57 50 100 30 20
Little Egret 9 6 5 2 4
Great Egret 7 10 8 7 5
Intermediate Egret - 4 2 3 4
Cattle Egret 16 25 10 18 6
Indian Pond Heron Many 15 30 43 25
Grey Heron - 1 1 - -
Purple Heron  - 1 2 3 -
Black-headed Ibis 6 - - 5 -
Eurasian Spoonbill - - - 1 -
Asian Openbill  83 60 10 18 150
Rufous Treepie  - - - - 1
Black-hooded Oriole  - - - - 1
Black Drongo Many Many 13 10 22
Common Iora - 2 1 4 -
Red-throated Flycatcher - - 1 - -
Asian Pied Starling Many Many Many 12 24
Bank Myna 4 10 25 - -
Common Myna          
Barn Swallow 10 20 20 - 30
Red-vented Bulbul 6 2 5 - 4
Red-whiskered Bulbul - - 1 - -
Plain Prinia - - 1 2 -
Zitting Cisticola - - 1 - -
Clamorous Reed Warbler - - - - 2
Jungle Babbler - - - 5 3
Bengal Bushlark - - - ? -
Purple-rumped Sunbird - - 2 2 -
White Wagtail 1 2 2 - 5
Yellow Wagtail - - - - 3
Paddyfield Pipit - - 2 - -

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