Thattekad

(Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary)
Checklist of Birds

~ presented by Birds of India

by  KV Eldhose & Praveen, J.

(Common names in brackets incorporated by Sumit Sen)


Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
Indian Shag (Cormorant) Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Large Egret Casmerodius albus
Median (Intermediate) Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii
Little Green (Striated) Heron Butorides striatus
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Chestnut Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis
Asian Openbill-Stork Anastomus oscitans
Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica
Garganey Anas querquedula
Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes
Oriental Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
Lesser Grey-headed Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis
Greater Grey-headed Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus
Indian White-backed (White-rumped) Vulture Gyps bengalensis
Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
Shikra Accipiter badius
Besra Sparrowhawk Accipiter virgatus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis
Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii
Changeable Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Shahin Falco peregrinus perigrinator
Red Spurfowl Bambusicola fytchii
Grey Junglefowl Gallus sonneratii
Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki
Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
Purple Moorhen Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Small Pratincole Glareola lactea
River Tern Sterna aurantia
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Blue Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon Columba elphinstonii
Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Orange-breasted Green-Pigeon Treron bicincta
Pompadour Green-Pigeon Treron pompadora
Green Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aenea
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon Ducula badia
Indian Hanging-Parrot (Vernal jHanging Parakeet) Loriculus vernalis
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
Blue-winged (Malabar) Parakeet Psittacula columboides
Pied Crested Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Red-winged Crested (Chestnut-winged) Cuckoo Clamator coromandus
Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides
Brainfever Bird (Common Hawk Cuckoo) Hierococcyx varius
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii
Indian Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
Small Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Oriental Bay-Owl Phodilus badius
Oriental Scops-Owl Otus sunia
Collared Scops-Owl Otus bakkamoena
Forest (Spot-bellied) Eagle-Owl Bubo nipalensis
Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Mottled Wood-Owl Strix ocellata
Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum
Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger
Great Eared-Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis
Indian Jungle (Grey) Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
Jerdon’s Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis
Common Indian (Indian) Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
Franklin’s (Savanna) Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis
Indian Edible-nest (Edible-nest) Swiftlet Collocalia unicolor
White-rumped Needletail-Swift (Needletail) Zoonavena sylvatica
Brown-backed Needletail-Swift (Needletail) Hirundapus giganteus
Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
House Swift Apus affinis
Crested Tree-Swift Hemiprocne coronata
Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus
Small Blue (Common) Kingfisher Alcedo hercules
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Alcedo meninting
Stork-billed Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca
White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Lesser Pied (Pied) Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris
Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
Small (Green) Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Oriental Broad-billed Roller (Dollarbird) Eurystomus orientalis
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops
Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus
Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus
White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima viridis
Crimson-throated Barbet Megalaima rubricapillus
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus
Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus
Great Black (White-bellied) Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
Small (Lesser) Yellow-naped Woodpecker Picus chlorolophus
Little Scaly-bellied Green (Streak-thraoted) Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus
Common Golden-backed Woodpecker (Common Flameback) Dinopium javanense
Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker (Black-rumped Flameback) Dinopium benghalense
Greater Golden-backed Woodpecker (Greater Flameback) Chrysocolaptes lucidus
Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura
Dusky Crag-Martin Hirundo concolor
Common (Barn) Swallow Hirundo rustica
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
Large Pied (White-browed) Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Brown Rock (Long-billed) Pipit Anthus similis
Large Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina macei
Black-headed Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina melanoptera
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
Pied (Bar-headed) Flycatcher-Shrike Hemipus picatus
Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus
Yellow-browed Bulbul Iole indica
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
Jerdon’s Chloropsis (Blue-winged Leafbird) Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Gold-fronted Chloropsis (Golden-fronted Leafbird) Chloropsis aurifrons
Asian Fairy-Bluebird Irena puella
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus cristatus
Philippine Shrike Lanius cristatus lucionensis
Blue-headed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola rufiventris
Malabar Whistling-Thrush Myiophonus horsfieldii
White-throated Ground (Orange-headed) Thrush Zoothera citrina cyanotus
Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
Wynaad Laughingthrush Garrulax delesserti
Spotted (Spot-throated) Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Indian Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii
Black-headed (Dark-fronted) Babbler Rhopocichla atriceps
Indian Rufous (Rufous) Babbler Turdoides subrufus
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus
White-headed (Yellow-billed) Babbler Turdoides affinis
Quaker Tit-Babbler (Brown-cheeked) ) Alcippe poioicephala
Streaked Fantail-Warbler (Zitting Cisticola) Cisticola juncidis
Franklin’s (Grey-breasted) Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Blyth’s Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Indian Great Reed-Warbler (Clamorous Reed Warbler) Acrocephalus stentoreus
Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Greenish Leaf-Warbler (Warbler) Phylloscopus trochiloides
Large-billed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis
(Eastern) Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudata
White-bellied Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis pallipes
Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
Tickell’s Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
Black-naped Monarch-Flycatcher Hypothymis azurea
Great Tit Parus major
Black-lored Yellow Tit Parus xanthogenys
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Tickell’s Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor
Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica
Small (Crimson-backed) Sunbird Nectarinia minima
Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica
Loten’s Sunbird Nectarinia lotenia
Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
Black-throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti
Spotted (Scaly-breasted) Munia Lonchura punctulata
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Yellow-throated Sparrow (Chestnut-shouldered Petronia) Petronia xanthocollis
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Grey-headed (Chestnut-tailed) Starling Sturnus malabaricus malabaricus
Blyth's Starling Sturnus malabaricus blythi
Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Southern Hill-Myna Gracula indica
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Black-headed (Black-hooded) Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
Indian (Rufous) Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
White-bellied Treepie Dendrocitta leucogastra
House Crow Corvus splendens
Jungle (Large-billed) Crow Corvus macrorhynchos


References & sources:
Citation : Sashikumar, C., Praveen, J., M. J. Palot and P.O. Nameer (2011). Birds of Kerala - Status and Distribution. DC Books, Kottayam. 835p.
8-08-2011

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