Birds of India

Trip List

Nagaland Trip
Bird list: Sumit Sen
5January - 12January, 2010

(H) – heard only; (D) – Only specimen seen

Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola (H) - Heard at Khonoma
Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis - Heard at Khonoma on both days
Mountain Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola fytchii - Up to 10 seen on both days at Khonoma. 4 at Benreu
Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos - Single observation at Khonoma
Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum (H) - Bird heard calling and movement at Rangapahar
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus - Male attending to bee-hives at Khonoma. ssp. fulvus?
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis (H) - Heard on all days at Khonoma and Benreu
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus - One bird observed at Benreu. ssp. heinrichi
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus - One bird in overhead flight at Intanki. ssp. guttacristatus
Great Barbet Megalaima virens - Regularly heard at higher elevations. Observed at Benreu. ssp. clamator
Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii - Observed in Benreu
Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica (H;D) - Heard at Intanki. Dead bird at Ghaspani market
Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis (H) - Heard at Intanki.
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala - Single bird at Rangapahar and source of much joy
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis - Observed at Intanki and Rangapahar
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis - Seen in the Intanki area. ssp. perpulchra. Also Ghaspani.
Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni (D) - Ghaspani market
Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis - 4 birds at Rangapahar
Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata - 3 birds seen well at Intanki
Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia brevirostris - One near Benreu and a couple in Dimapur
Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus (H) - Heard at Chiedema north of Kohima
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides - One at Tourist Village, Benreu. ssp. rufescens. Heard at Llilen.
Speckled Wood Pigeon Columba hodgsonii - At least 3 at Khonoma
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis - 7 birds at Intanki. ssp. agricola
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis - One seen at Rangapahar. Heard near Llilen. ssp. tigrina
Pompadour Green Pigeon Treron pompadora (D) - Ghaspani market
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenura - Observed on the road from Benreu to Peren
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola - Flushed on the road leading to 'Parking Lot', Khonoma
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus - One seen on the flats between Jalukie and Dimapur
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus - One in overhead flight. Benreu area
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (H) - Heard at Llilen
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus - Regular. One or two seen on most days
Besra Accipiter virgatus ? - Bird seen between Khonoma and Benreu suspected to be this species
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis - Bird seen between Khonoma and Benreu
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo - One sighting at Khonoma
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis - Seen at Khonoma and Benreu
Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis - 2 birds seen at Khonoma. Rare record for Nagaland
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus - Seen at Khonoma village and also near Llilen
Little Egret Egretta garzetta - One bird in the Intanki area
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis - Over a 100 seen in flight on both days at Llilen
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus - Rare sighting between Llilen and Intanki
Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella - Up to 7 seen in the Intanki area. ssp. sikkimensis. Some at Ghaspani.
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons (D) - Hunter's bag. Intanki
Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii - Heard in Khonoma and seen on both days at Benreu
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus - One at Dimapur Airport and one near the Khonoma 'Parking Lot'
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach - Tricolor at Khonoma. 3 seen on the 2nd day
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus - Single sighting in Rangapahar
Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris ? (D) - Juvenile of possibly this species at Ghaspani
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus - One seen in the Intanki area
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii - 6 observed on Day-1 at Khonoma. Also at Benreu and Intanki
Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei - Rare observation of a pair at 1900m in winter. Benreu area
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus (D) - Female from Ghaspani market
Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha - Observed in Benreu and Intanki
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis - One between Benreu and Llilen. Heard at Intanki
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus - One bird on the drive to Dimapur from Llilen
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus - 20 birds of ssp. Hopwoodi at Khonoma. Some in Benreu & lower
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus - Up to 14 on the road between Llilen & Intanki. Also in the market
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus (H) - Heard in the Intanki area
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia - A pair at the camp in Llilen
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris - A few seen at Khonoma and Benreu
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius - Single observation in the Benreu area
Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus - Max 3 seen on a day. Khonoma and Benreu area
Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis - Single female in Khonoma. Up to 10 in the Intanki area
Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus - One on the road to Benreu suspected gouldii; 6-8 at Benreu
Grey-sided Thrush Turdus feae - Seen on both days in the Benreu area. High day count of 10
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus - A couple seen in Benreu. 17 counted in Intanki area
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis - A few on the road between Llilen and Intanki
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata - Singles at Khonoma and Benreu
Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva - One each at Benreu and Llilen
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni - One on the Benreu-Llilen road. Female at Rangapahar
Large Niltava Niltava grandis (H) - Heard only. Benreu area
Pygmy Blue Flycatcher Muscicapella hodgsoni - Single observation. Khonoma.
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis - 5 seen at Llilen/Intanki
Orange-flanked Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus - 11 on Day-1 at Khonoma. Smaller numbers at Benreu
Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus - One seen briefly at Benreu
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis (H) - Heard near Llilen
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus - Single male on the road between Llilen and Intanki
Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis - Common in the hills
White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus - One or two regular at Khonoma and Benreu
Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus - Two birds at Benreu. ssp. guttatus
Purple Cochoa Cochoa purpurea - A female photographed in the Benreu area
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura - A couple seen on two days. Benreu area
Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea - Commonly spotted in the Khonoma and Benreu area
Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera - 6 birds at Rangapahar
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus - Over a 100 at Rangapahar on the last day. ssp. nemoricola
Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra - 4 observed at Rangapahar
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis - A pair at Dimapur Airport and Llilen area
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus - Lone bird at Rangapahar
Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa - 25-30 at Intanki
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis - Pair of this regional specialty in the Khonoma area
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis - Pair at Benreu
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus - Rarely met. Singles in the Benreu area on two days
Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus - Flock of ten once in the Khonoma area. ssp. manipurensis
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica - 2 frantically flying birds in Kohima. Up to 10 in Dimapur outskirts
Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons - Common in higher elevations
Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus - Sighted at Khonoma. A maximum of 4 on Day-2
Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps (D) - Hunter's bag – Intanki National Park
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus - Common in the Intanki area and also at Ghaspani market
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus - Regular at Intanki. Some on the road to Llilen
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer - Singles in Khonoma. Abundant at Rangapahar and Intanki
Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens - 3 at Khonoma on Day-1. Singles at Benreu
Mountain Bulbul Hypsipetes mcclellandii - Pair at Benreu
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus - Regular in the higher elevations
Hill Prinia Prinia atrogularis - Sighted at Khonoma nad Benreu
Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens - Two of the nominate race at Intanki NP
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus - In large flocks at all higher elevations. Also at Llilen/Intanki
Chestnut-headed Tesia Tesia castaneocoronata (H) - Heard at Khonoma and Benreu
Mountain Tailorbird Orthotomus cuculatus - Khonoma
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius - One at Jalukie
Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis - Common at Llilen
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus - 3 met at Intanki
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis - Daily at Khonoma
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus - Single sighting on the road to 'Parking Lot', Khonoma
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher - Single at Khonoma
Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei ? - Possibly this species at Benreu
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides - Common in the Intanki area
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides - Single sighting at Khonoma
Grey-hooded Warbler Seicercus xanthoschistos - Khonoma only. ssp. tephrodiras
? Necklaced Laughingthrush (D) - Ghaspani market. Exact species cannot be determined
Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush Garrulax rufogularis - One bird sen well at Benreu. ssp. assamensis
Grey-sided Laughingthrush Garrulax caerulatus - Common in the Khonoma area. ssp. livingstoni
Striped Laughingthrush Garrulax virgatus - 20+ met on Day-1 at Khonoma. Only heard on Day-2
Brown-capped Laughingthrush Garrulax austeni - Up to 6 at Khonoma. 1st report from the area.
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax erythrocephalus - Assam Laughingthrush. Common at Khonoma
Red-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea - Many at Khonoma. Couple at Benreu. ssp. bakeri
Abbott’s Babbler Malacocincla abbotti (H) - Heard at Intanki
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps (H) - Heard at Llilen/Intanki
Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis (H) - Heard regularly at Khonoma
White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps - 2 at Intanki. ssp. cryptanthus
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis - Up to 10 at Khonoma. Heard at Benreu
Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer - Daily at Khonoma
Long-tailed Wren Babbler Spelaeornis chocolatinus - Also known as Naga Wren-babbler. 5 at Khonoma
Wedge-billed Wren Babbler Sphenocichla humei - 4 at Benreu and singles at Khonoma
Rufous-fronted Babbler Stachyris rufifrons - 6 birds seen well at Intanki
Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps - Singles at Khonoma. ssp. rufipectus
Striped Tit Babbler Macronous gularis (H) - Heard. Khonoma
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea - Small flock at Benreu. ssp. calipyga
Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni - Flock of over 50 birds at Khonoma. ssp. khasiana
Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera - Up to 10 in the Benreu area
Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula - 9 birds counted in a flock at Benreu
Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta - Flock numbering 70+ birds on the road between Benreu & Peren
White-browed Fulvetta Alcippe vinipectus? - Image of a bird similar to this species from Benreu
Rusty-capped Fulvetta Alcippe dubia (H) - Heard only. Benreu and Khonoma
Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis - 10+ at Benreu. Heard in Khonoma. ssp. commoda
Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis - Common in higher elevations
Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis - Common in higher elevations. ssp. rouxi
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis - Heard in Benreu
Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis - A pair on the road between Benreu and Peren
Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps - One heard calling at Benreu
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma - One bird seen high in the canopy at Khonoma.
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus - Commonly met in the hills
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum - Single sighting at Intanki
Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis - Up to 6 at Khonoma. Singles at Benreu. ssp. koelzi
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata - Infrequently met in the Benreu area. ssp. assamensis
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja - Single sighting at Intanki National Park
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda - A few at Khonoma. Abundant at Benreu
Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra - 3 birds seen well in the Llilen/Intanki area
House Sparrow Passer domesticus - 2 birds seen at Dimapur!
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus - A few at Khonoma and in the hotel at Kohima
White Wagtail Motacilla alba - Alboides ssp. at Llilen. 3 seen in Kohima
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea - Only met at Khonoma
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni - Common in the hills. 3 at Llilen/Intanki
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata - Common at Llilen/Intanki. ssp. acuticauda
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata - Small flock at Rangapahar. Possibly of the topela race
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla - Met in good numbers in the higher elevations

[Note: Dead birds from Ghaspani market possibly come from the Intanki area. But this could not be established]


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