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Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve
Trip list
by Sumit Sen
January 21-23, 2006

 


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  • Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
    - A couple seen

  • Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica
    - 2 flocks aggregating 300 plus birds

  • Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
    - 2 birds with the Whistling-ducks

  • Gadwall Anas strepera
    - At least 6,000 on the River Bidya

  • Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
    - 2,000 - 3,000 on the Bidya

  • Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei

  • Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
    - heard

  • Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus

  • Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

  • Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
    - common

  • Brown-winged Kingfisher Halcyon amauroptera
    - 2 birds on the trip

  • White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
    - uncommon

  • Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
    - at least 40 all over the area

  • Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
    - three on the Duragduani channel

  • Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
    - One on the road and three on the Durgaduani

  • Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
    - common at Bali island

  • Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius
    - heard, Bali island

  • Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

  • Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

  • Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

  • Spotted Owlet Athene brama
    - Bali

  • Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

  • Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto

  • Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera

  • White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

  • Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

  • Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata

  • Common Redshank Tringa totanus

  • Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
    - new addition to the checklist. Seen on Bali island on the Gumdi Khal.

  • Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
    - two on the shores of the Bidya

  • Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
    - common

  • Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii

  • Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
    - about 30 on the road to Sonakhali

  • Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
    - many

  • Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
    - flock of 30 at high tide

  • Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
    - Good numbers

  • Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
    - two on the road and about 30 off the Bidya river

  • Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
    - road

  • Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus

  • Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
    - about a 100 on the road to Sonakhali. 4 in the National Park

  • Osprey Pandion haliaetus

  • Oriental Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
    - Single sighting over Bali island

  • Black Kite Milvus migrans
    - road

  • Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
    - a couple. Becoming rare!

  • White-bellied Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
    - single sighting on the Matla

  • Changeable Hawk  Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus
    - Dark morph bird at Netidhopani watchtower. 1st record of this morph in India.

  • Shikra Accipiter badius

  • Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

  • 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
    - in small numbers

  • Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
    - on the road only

  • Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda

  • House Crow Corvus splendens

  • Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

  • Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
    - common on Bali island

  • Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
    - pair

  • Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

  • Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
    - single bird on Bali island

  • Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

  • Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
    - common on Bali

  • Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra

  • Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

  • Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

  • Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

  • Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

  • Plain Prinia Prinia inornata

  • Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

  • Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

  • Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus

  • Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

  • Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

  • Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

  • Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

  • Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

  • Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica

  • Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

  • House Sparrow Passer domesticus

  • White Wagtail Motacilla alba

  • Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
    - a few on Bali island. New addition to the Sunderbans list.


(Birds in bold are new additions to the Sunderbans checklist)

Sumit K Sen
Kolkata, india

   
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