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Eastern Himalayas,   Gangetic plain,   Uttar Pradesh,   Northeast,   Arid northwest,   Southeast.   Southwest.   Western Himalayas.

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Description: Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa
Number of species: 620
Number of globally threatened species: 31
See also: http://delhibird.net
 
Phasianidae

Black Francolin

Francolinus francolinus

Painted Francolin

Francolinus pictus
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus kauthari

Common Quail

Coturnix coturnix

Rain Quail

Coturnix coromandelica

Blue-breasted Quail

Coturnix chinensis

Jungle Bush-Quail

Perdicula asiatica

Rock Bush-Quail

Perdicula argoondah Endemic (country/region)

Painted Bush-Quail

Perdicula erythrorhyncha Endemic (country/region)

Red Spurfowl

Galloperdix spadicea Endemic (country/region)

Painted Spurfowl

Galloperdix lunulata Endemic (country/region)

Red Junglefowl

Gallus gallus

Grey Junglefowl

Gallus sonneratii Endemic (country/region)
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Mayil
 
Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna bicolor

Lesser Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna javanica
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Endangered
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Gadwall Anas strepera
Falcated Duck Anas falcata Near-threatened
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Spot-billed Duck

Anas poecilorhyncha
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Northern Pintail

Anas acuta

Garganey

Anas querquedula
Baikal Teal Anas formosa Vulnerable
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable

Pink-headed Duck

Rhodonessa caryophyllacea Endemic (country/region) Critically endangered (possibly extinct)

Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufina

Common Pochard

Aythya ferina
Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri Endangered
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Near-threatened

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Greater Scaup

Aythya marila

Smew

Mergellus albellus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Rare/Accidental
 
Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Mukkulippan
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
Phoenicopteridae

Greater Flamingo

Phoenicopterus ruber Pun narai

Lesser Flamingo

Phoeniconaias minor Near-threatened
 
Ciconiidae

Painted Stork

Mycteria leucocephala Near-threatened

Asian Openbill

Anastomus oscitans Naththai kuththi narai

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

Woolly-necked Stork

Ciconia episcopus

White Stork

Ciconia ciconia

Black-necked Stork

Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Near-threatened

Lesser Adjutant

Leptoptilos javanicus Vulnerable

Greater Adjutant

Leptoptilos dubius Endangered
 
Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus

Black-headed Ibis

Threskiornis melanocephalus Near-threatened

Red-naped Ibis

Pseudibis papillosa

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia
 
Ardeidae
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis Manal narai

Cinnamon Bittern

Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Manal narai

Black Bittern

Dupetor flavicollis Karuppu narai
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Vakka
Striated Heron Butorides striata Doshi kokku
Indian Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii Kulattu kokku
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Unni kokku

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea Sambal narai
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath Rare/Accidental

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea Peria vellai kokku

Great Egret

Ardea alba Chennarai

Intermediate Egret

Egretta intermedia Vellai kokku
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Chinna vellai kokku

Western Reef-Egret

Egretta gularis
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra
 
Pelecanidae

Great White Pelican

Pelecanus onocrotalus

Spot-billed Pelican

Pelecanus philippensis Near-threatened

Dalmatian Pelican

Pelecanus crispus Vulnerable
 
Phalacrocoracidae

Little Cormorant

Phalacrocorax niger Neer Kaakka

Indian Cormorant

Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
 
Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
 
Falconidae

Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni Vulnerable

Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Red-necked Falcon

Falco chicquera

Eurasian Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Oriental Hobby

Falco severus

Laggar Falcon

Falco jugger Near-threatened

Saker Falcon

Falco cherrug

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Barbary Falcon

Falco pelegrinoides
Pandionidae          
Osprey Pandion haliaetus    
 
Accipitridae

Black Baza

Aviceda leuphotes

Oriental Honey-buzzard

Pernis ptilorhynchus Ten parundu

Black-winged Kite

Elanus caeruleus

Red Kite

Milvus milvus Near-threatened

Black Kite

Milvus migrans Paria parundu

Brahminy Kite

Haliastur indus

White-bellied Fish-Eagle

Haliaeetus leucogaster

Pallas's Sea-Eagle

Haliaeetus leucoryphus Vulnerable

White-tailed Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

Lesser Fish-Eagle

Ichthyophaga humilis Near-threatened

Grey-headed Fish-Eagle

Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus Near-threatened

Egyptian Vulture

Neophron percnopterus Endangered

White-rumped Vulture

Gyps bengalensis Critically endangered
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus Critically endangered

Eurasian Griffon

Gyps fulvus

Red-headed Vulture

Sarcogyps calvus Critically endangered

Cinereous Vulture

Aegypius monachus Near-threatened

Short-toed Eagle

Circaetus gallicus
Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Northern Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Pallid Harrier

Circus macrourus Near-threatened

Pied Harrier

Circus melanoleucos

Montagu's Harrier

Circus pygargus

Crested Goshawk

Accipiter trivirgatus

Shikra

Accipiter badius

Besra

Accipiter virgatus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

White-eyed Buzzard

Butastur teesa

Eurasian Buzzard

Buteo buteo

Long-legged Buzzard

Buteo rufinus

Black Eagle

Ictinaetus malayensis

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Aquila pomarina

Greater Spotted Eagle

Aquila clanga Vulnerable

Tawny Eagle

Aquila rapax

Steppe Eagle

Aquila nipalensis

Imperial Eagle

Aquila heliaca Vulnerable

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Bonelli's Eagle

Hieraaetus fasciatus

Booted Eagle

Hieraaetus pennatus

Rufous-bellied Eagle

Hieraaetus kienerii

Changeable Hawk-Eagle

Spizaetus cirrhatus
Mountain Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis
 
Otididae
Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps Endemic (country/region) Endangered
Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus Endangered
 
Rallidae

Red-legged Crake

Rallina fasciata

Slaty-legged Crake

Rallina eurizonoides

Slaty-breasted Rail

Gallirallus striatus

Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

Brown Crake

Amaurornis akool

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus Kanan kozhi

Little Crake

Porzana parva

Baillon's Crake

Porzana pusilla

Spotted Crake

Porzana porzana

Ruddy-breasted Crake

Porzana fusca

Watercock

Gallicrex cinerea

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio Tanneer kozhi

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus Tanneer kozhi

Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra
 
Gruidae

Demoiselle Crane

Anthropoides virgo

Siberian Crane

Grus leucogeranus ???? Critically endangered

Sarus Crane

Grus antigone Vulnerable

Common Crane

Grus grus
 
Turnicidae

Small Buttonquail

Turnix sylvaticus

Yellow-legged Buttonquail

Turnix tanki

Barred Buttonquail

Turnix suscitator
 
Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-knee

Burhinus oedicnemus Kannadi al katti

Great Thick-knee

Esacus recurvirostris
 
Haematopodidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
 
Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus Pavazha kaal ullan

Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta
 
Charadriidae

Northern Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

River Lapwing

Vanellus duvaucelii

Yellow-wattled Lapwing

Vanellus malabaricus Allkatti

Grey-headed Lapwing

Vanellus cinereus

Red-wattled Lapwing

Vanellus indicus Allkatti

Sociable Lapwing

Vanellus gregarius Critically endangered

White-tailed Lapwing

Vanellus leucurus

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pluvialis fulva

American Golden-Plover 

Pluvialis dominica
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Common Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

Long-billed Plover

Charadrius placidus

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius Chinna Kottan

Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus

Lesser Sandplover

Charadrius mongolus

Greater SandPlover

Charadrius leschenaultii
 
Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
 
Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Hydrophasianus chirurgus Manal pura

Bronze-winged Jacana

Metopidius indicus
 
Scolopacidae

Eurasian Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

Jack Snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus

Wood Snipe

Gallinago nemoricola Vulnerable

Pintail Snipe

Gallinago stenura

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Asian Dowitcher

Limnodromus semipalmatus Near-threatened

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa Near-threatened

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata Kuthirai malai kottan Near-threatened
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Kottan
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Kottan
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer Endangered
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Kottan

Terek Sandpiper

Xenus cinereus

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos Kottan
Grey-tailed Tattler Heteroscelus brevipes Rare/Accidental

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres ???????

Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris

Red Knot

Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

Temminck's Stint

Calidris temminckii

Long-toed Stint

Calidris subminuta

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Eurynorhynchus pygmeus Rare/Accidental Critically endangered

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Limicola falcinellus

Buff-breasted Sandpipe

Tryngites subruficollis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax
 
Glareolidae
Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus
Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus Endemic (country/region) Critically endangered

Collared Pratincole

Glareola pratincola

Oriental Pratincole

Glareola maldivarum

Small Pratincole

Glareola lactea
 
Laridae
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Great Black-backed Gull Larus ichthyaetus

Brown-headed Gull

Larus brunnicephalus

Black-headed Gull

Larus ridibundus
Sternidae      

Gull-billed Tern

Sterna nilotica Kadal kuruvi

Caspian Tern

Hydroprogne caspia
Lesser Crested-Tern Sterna bengalensis
Great Crested-Tern Thalasseus bergii

River Tern

Sterna aurantia
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Little Tern

Sterna albifrons

Saunders's Tern

Sterna saundersi
Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda Near-threatened
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Rynchopidae      
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis Vulnerable
 
Stercorariidae

South Polar Skua

Stercorarius maccormicki

Rare/Accidental
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
 
Pteroclididae
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus
 
Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Mada pura
Pale-backed Pigeon Columba eversmanni Vulnerable
Speckled Wood-Pigeon Columba punicea Vulnerable

Oriental Turtle-Dove

Streptopelia orientalis

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Red Collared-Dove

Streptopelia tranquebarica

Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis Pulli pura

Laughing Dove

Streptopelia senegalensis Tavuttu pura
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Orange-breasted Pigeon Treron bicinctus
Yellow-footed Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus

Wedge-tailed Pigeon

Treron sphenurus

Green Imperial-Pigeon

Ducula aenea
 
Psittacidae
Vernal Hanging-Parrot Loriculus vernalis

Alexandrine Parakeet

Psittacula eupatria

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Psittacula krameri Kili

Plum-headed Parakeet

Psittacula cyanocephala

Blossom-headed Parakeet

Psittacula roseata
 
Cuculidae

Pied Cuckoo

Clamator jacobinus Kala papiya

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Clamator coromandus

Large Hawk-Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioides

Common Hawk-Cuckoo

Cuculus varius Upak

Indian Cuckoo

Cuculus micropterus

Common Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Lesser Cuckoo

Cuculus poliocephalus

Banded Bay Cuckoo

Cacomantis sonneratii

Grey-bellied Cuckoo

Cacomantis passerinus

Plaintive Cuckoo

Cacomantis merulinus

Asian Drongo-Cuckoo

Surniculus lugubris

Asian Koel

Eudynamys scolopaceus Kuyil

Blue-faced Malkoha

Phaenicophaeus viridirostris

Green-billed Malkoha

Phaenicophaeus tristis

Sirkeer Malkoha

Taccocua leschenaultii

Greater Coucal

Centropus sinensis Chempakam

Lesser Coucal 

Centropus bengalensis
 
Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Chavu kuruvi
Eastern Grass-Owl Tyto capensis

Oriental Bay-Owl

Phodilus badius
 
Strigidae
Indian Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena
Oriental Scops-Owl Otus sunia
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Komban kottaan

Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl

Bubo nipalensis

Dusky Eagle-Owl

Bubo coromandus

Brown Fish-Owl

Ketupa zeylonensis

Mottled Wood-Owl

Strix ocellata

Brown Wood-Owl

Strix leptogrammica

Asian Barred Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides

Jungle Owlet

Glaucidium radiatum
Spotted Owlet Athene brama
Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti Endemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Tengmalm's Owl/Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
Caprimulgidae

Grey Nightjar

Caprimulgus indicus

Eurasian Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus
Sykes's Nightjar Caprimulgus mahrattensis
Jerdon's Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

Indian Nightjar

Caprimulgus asiaticus

Savanna Nightjar

Caprimulgus affinis
 
Apodidae
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
White-rumped Needletail Zoonavena sylvatica
Asian Palm-Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis

Alpine Swift

Tachymarptis melba

Common Swift

Apus apus
Little Swift Apus affinis Babeela
 
Hemiprocnidae
Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata
 
Trogonidae
Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus
 
Coraciidae
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis Pal kuruvi
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened

Dollarbird

Eurystomus orientalis
 
Alcedinidae
Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis
Brown-winged Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera Near-threatened

Ruddy Kingfisher

Halcyon coromanda

White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis Meenkotti

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

Collared Kingfisher

Todiramphus chloris
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Meenkotti
 
Meropidae

Blue-bearded Bee-eater

Nyctyornis athertoni

Green Bee-eater

Merops orientalis

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Merops persicus

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
 
Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Chaval kuruvi
 
Bucerotidae

Indian Grey Hornbill

Ocyceros birostris

Malabar Pied-Hornbill

Anthracoceros coronatus Near-threatened

Oriental Pied-Hornbill

Anthracoceros albirostris
 
Ramphastidae

Brown-headed Barbet

Megalaima zeylanica

Lineated Barbet

Megalaima lineata

White-cheeked Barbet

Megalaima viridis Endemic (country/region)
Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala Chinna kukuravan
 
Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquilla ?????????

Speckled Piculet

Picumnus innominatus
Brown-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos moluccensis
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis

Rufous Woodpecker

Celeus brachyurus

White-bellied Woodpecker

Dryocopus javensis

Lesser Yellownape

Picus chlorolophus

Greater Yellownape

Picus flavinucha

Streak-throated Woodpecker

Picus xanthopygaeus

Scaly-bellied Woodpecker

Picus squamatus

Grey-faced Woodpecker

Picus canus

Black-rumped Flameback

Dinopium benghalense Maram tolachi

Greater Flameback

Chrysocolaptes lucidus

White-naped Woodpecker

Chrysocolaptes festivus
Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente
 
Pittidae
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura
 
Genera Incertae sedis

Large Woodshrike

Tephrodornis virgatus

Common Woodshrike

Tephrodornis pondicerianus
 
Artamidae
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
 
Aegithinidae

Common Iora

Aegithina tiphia Chinna mampazha kuruvi

White-tailed Iora

Aegithina nigrolutea
 
Campephagidae
Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei

Bar-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina striata
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera

Rosy Minivet

Pericrocotus roseus

Ashy Minivet

Pericrocotus divaricatus

Small Minivet

Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

White-bellied Minivet

Pericrocotus erythropygius
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

Scarlet Minivet

Pericrocotus flammeus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
 
Pachycephalidae
Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea
 
Laniidae
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus

Burmese Shrike

Lanius collurioides

Bay-backed Shrike

Lanius vittatus

Long-tailed Shrike

Lanius schach

Gray-backed Shrike

Lanius tephronotus

Northern Shrike

Lanius excubitor

Southern Grey Shrike

Lanius meridionalis
 
Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus Manja kili
Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
 
Dicruridae

Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo

Dicrurus leucophaeus

White-bellied Drongo

Dicrurus caerulescens
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus

Hair-crested Drongo

Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
 
Rhipiduridae

Yellow-bellied Fantail

Rhipidura hypoxantha

White-throated Fantail

Rhipidura albicollis
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola
 
Monarchidae

Black-naped Monarch

Hypothymis azurea

Asian Paradise-Flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi Val kuruvi
 
Corvidae
Gold-billed Magpie Urocissa flavirostris

Rufous Treepie

Dendrocitta vagabunda Vaal kakai

Grey Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae

Eurasian Jackdaw

Corvus monedula
House Crow Corvus splendens maniyan kakai
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos Karung kakai
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Paridae
White-winged Tit Parus nuchalis Endemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Great Tit Parus major

Black-lored Tit

Parus xanthogenys

Yellow-cheeked Tit

Parus spilonotus
 
Remizidae
Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps
 
Hirundinidae

Plain Martin

Riparia paludicola

Bank Swallow

Riparia riparia

Pale Sand Martin

Riparia diluta

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Wire-tailed Swallow

Hirundo smithii

Eurasian Crag-Martin

Ptyonoprogne rupestris

Dusky Crag-Martin

Ptyonoprogne concolor

House-Martin

Delichon urbicum

Asian Martin

Delichon dasypus ??????
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Steak-throated Swarllow Petrochelidon fluvicola
 
Alaudidae
Singing lark Mirafra cantillans
Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica
Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicura Endemic (country/region)

Greater Short-toed Lark

Calandrella brachydactyla

Hume's Lark

Calandrella acutirostris
Sand Lark Calandrella raytal
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
Asian Short-toed Lark Calandrella cheleensis
Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Tawny Lark

Galerida deva Endemic (country/region)

Eurasian Skylark

Alauda arvensis

Oriental Skylark

Alauda gulgula
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix griseus Vanampaadi kuruvi
 
Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis

Rufous-fronted Prinia

Prinia buchanani

Rufescent Prinia

Prinia rufescens

Grey-breasted Prinia

Prinia hodgsonii

Graceful Prinia

Prinia gracilis

Jungle Prinia

Prinia sylvatica

Ashy Prinia

Prinia socialis
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
 
Genera Incertae Sedis
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius Thaiyal chittu
 
Pycnonotidae
Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps

Black-crested Bulbul

Pycnonotus melanicterus

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus

White-cheeked Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucogenys

Red-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus cafer Kondai kuruvi

White-browed Bulbul

Pycnonotus luteolus Manjal kondai kuruvi
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
 
Sylviidae

Striated Grassbird

Megalurus palustris

Bristled Grassbird

Chaetornis striata Vulnerable
Pale-footed Bush-Warbler Cettia pallidipes
Spotted Bush-Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia
Pallas's Warbler Locustella certhiola
Thick-billed Warbler Phragamaticola aedon

Clamorous Reed-Warbler

Acrocephalus stentoreus Nunni chirai
Black-browed Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Booted Warbler Iduna caligata
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

Plain Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus neglectus

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus
Tickell's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus affinis

Sulphur-bellied Warbler 

Phylloscopus griseolus

Brooks's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus subviridis

Yellow-browed  Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

Hume's Warbler

Phylloscopus humei
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides

Large-billed Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus magnirostris

Tytler's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus tytleri Endemic (country/region) Near-threatened

Western Crowned Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus occipitalis

Eastern Crowned Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus coronatus

Blyth's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus reguloides
Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii
Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Eastern Orphean Warbler

Sylvia hortensis
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
 
Timaliidae
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti

Indian Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus horsfieldii

White-browed Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Buff-chested Babbler Stachyris ambigua
Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra

Striped Tit-Babbler

Macronous gularis

Chestnut-capped Babbler

Timalia pileata

Yellow-eyed Babbler

Chrysomma sinense

Common Babbler

Turdoides caudata Huni

Striated Babbler

Turdoides earlei

Large Grey Babbler

Turdoides malcolmi
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata
Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis
Streak-throated Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps
Dusky Fulvetta Alcippe brunnea
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata
 
Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
 
Irenidae
Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella
 
Regulidae
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
 
Sittidae
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
 
Certhiidae
Spotted Tree-Creeper Salpornis spilonotus
 
Sturnidae

Common Hill Myna

Gracula religiosa
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Common Myna

Acridotheres tristis Nahanavai

Asian Pied Starling

Sturnus contra

Daurian Starling

Sturnus sturninus
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
White-headed Starling Sturnus erythropygius

Brahminy Starling

Sturnus pagodarum Papata pariki

Rosy Starling

Sturnus roseus

European Starling

Sturnus vulgaris
 
Turdidae

Malabar Whistling-Thrush

Myophonus horsfieldii Endemic (country/region)
Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus

Pied Thrush

Zoothera wardii

Orange-headed Thrush

Zoothera citrina

Plain-backed Thrush

Zoothera mollissima
Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma

Tickell's Thrush

Turdus unicolor

White-collared Blackbird

Turdus albocinctus
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Eyebrowed Thrush

Turdus obscurus

Dark-throated Thrush

Turdus ruficollis
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
 
Muscicapidae
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica ??????
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea

Oriental Magpie-Robin

Copsychus saularis

White-rumped Shama

Copsychus malabaricus

Indian Robin

Saxicoloides fulicatus
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

White-tailed Robin

Myiomela leucura

Blue-fronted Robin

Cinclidium frontale
European Stonechat Saxicola torquatus

White-tailed Stonechat

Saxicola leucurus

Pied Bushchat

Saxicola caprata

Grey Bushchat

Saxicola ferreus
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
Indian Chat Cercomela fusca
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Blue-capped Rock-Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus Vulnerable
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

Little Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula westermanni

Ultramarine Flycatcher

Ficedula superciliaris
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus

Pale-chinned Blue-Flycatcher

Cyornis poliogenys

Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher

Cyornis tickelliae
Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
 
Chloropseidae

Jerdon's leafbird

Chloropsis jerdoni

Golden-fronted Leafbird

Chloropsis aurifrons
 
Dicaeidae
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
 
Nectariniidae

Purple-rumped Sunbird

Leptocoma zeylonica Pukudichan
Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus Then-kudi
Long-billed Sunbird Cinnyris lotenius Ten chittu
Western Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
 
Passeridae

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus Adaikalang kuruvi

Spanish Sparrow

Passer hispaniolensis

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Gymnoris xanthocollis
 
Ploceidae
Bengal Weaver Ploceus benghalensis
Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Yellow Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus Vulnerable
 
Estrildidae
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava
Green Avadavat Amandava formosa Endemic (country/region) Vulnerable

White-throated Munia

Lonchura malabarica

White-rumped Munia

Lonchura striata

Nutmeg Mannikin

Lonchura punctulata
Black-throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca
 
Motacillidae
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

Citrine Wagtail

Motacilla citreola

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea
White wagtail Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis kulatthhu kuruvi
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi

Blyth's Pipit

Anthus godlewskii

Tawny Pipit

Anthus campestris
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

Rosy Pipit

Anthus roseatus
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
 
Fringillidae
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
 
Emberizidae
Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
Chestnut-breasted Bunting Emberiza stewarti
Grey-hooded Bunting Emberiza buchanani

House Bunting

Emberiza striolata

Chestnut-eared Bunting

Emberiza fucata

Black-headed Bunting

Emberiza melanocephala

Red-headed Bunting

Emberiza bruniceps

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