Birds of India

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


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 - 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.

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