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Western Himalayas

Includes: Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand

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Birding      Conservation Matters        India

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

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Bird checklist, Bird lists, Photos, video, sound recordings & data
Number of species: 874
Number of globally threatened species: 31
See also: http://delhibird.net
 
Phasianidae
Snow Partridge Lerwa lerwa
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus
Chukar Alectoris chukar
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus kauthari
Tibetan Partridge Perdix hodgsoniae

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)
Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa End Critically  (possibly extinct)
Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola
Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis
Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea Endemic (country/region)
Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus Vulnerable
Satyr Tragopan Tragopan satyra Near-threatened
Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos
Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii Vulnerable
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Mayil
 
Anatidae
Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica
Greylag Goose Anser anser

Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus Vulnerable
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Whooper Swan

Cygnus cygnus
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
Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable

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

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis Rare/Accidental

Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Smew

Mergellus albellus

Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

White-headed Duck

Oxyura leucocephala Endangered
 
Podicipedidae

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis Mukkulippan

Red-necked Grebe

Podiceps grisegena

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Eared Grebe 

Podiceps nigricollis
 
Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Pun narai
 
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
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

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
Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable

Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Red-necked Falcon

Falco chicquera

Amur Falcon

Falco amurensis

Merlin

Falco columbarius

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

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

Lammergeier

Gypaetus barbatus

Egyptian Vulture

Neophron percnopterus Endangered

White-rumped Vulture

Gyps bengalensis Critically endangered

Slender-billed Vulture

Gyps tenuirostris Critically endangered

Indian Vulture

Gyps indicus Critically endangered

Himalayan Griffon

Gyps himalayensis

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

Upland Buzzard

Buteo hemilasius

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
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii

Lesser Florican

Sypheotides indicus Endangered

Little Bustard

Tetrax tetrax Near-threatened
 
Rallidae
Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

Corn Crake

Crex crex Rare/Accidental Near-threatened

Brown Crake

Amaurornis akool

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus Kanan kozhi

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
Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis Vulnerable
 
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
 
Dromadidae
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
 
Ibidorhynchidae
Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii
 
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
Eurasian Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis squatarola

Common Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

Long-billed Plover

Charadrius placidus

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius Chinna Kottan

Snowy 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

Solitary Snipe

Gallinago solitaria

Wood Snipe

Gallinago nemoricola Vulnerable

Pintail Snipe

Gallinago stenura
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Kuthirai malai kottan Near-threatened
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Kottan
Common Greenshank 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 ???????
Sanderling Calidris alba

Red-necked stint

Calidris ruficollis

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

Temminck's Stint

Calidris temminckii

Long-toed Stint

Calidris subminuta

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

Calidris acuminata Rare/Accidental

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Dunlin

Calidris alpina
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
 
Glareolidae
Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus

Collared Pratincole

Glareola pratincola

Oriental Pratincole

Glareola maldivarum

Small Pratincole

Glareola lactea
 
Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus

Great Black-backed Gull

Larus ichthyaetus
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull Leucophaeus minutus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Little Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Rare/Accidental

Gull-billed Tern

Sterna nilotica Kadal kuruvi

Caspian Tern

Hydroprogne caspia
River Tern Sterna aurantia
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda Near-threatened
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
White-Tern Gygis alba
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rynchopidae
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis Vulnerable
 
Stercorariidae
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
 
Pteroclididae
Tibetan Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes tibetanus

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Pterocles exustus

Spotted Sandgrouse

Pterocles senegallus
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus
 
Columbidae

Rock Pigeon

Columba livia Mada pura

Hill Pigeon

Columba rupestris

Snow Pigeon

Columba leuconota

Pale-backed Pigeon

Columba eversmanni Vulnerable

Common Wood-Pigeon

Columba palumbus

Speckled Wood-Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii

Ashy Wood-Pigeon

Columba pulchricollis

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

Barred Cuckoo-Dove

Macropygia unchall
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Orange-breasted Pigeon Treron bicinctus

Thick-billed Pigeon

Treron curvirostra

Yellow-footed Pigeon

Treron phoenicopterus

Pin-tailed Pigeon

Treron apicauda

Wedge-tailed Pigeon

Treron sphenurus
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon Ducula badia
 
Psittacidae

Alexandrine Parakeet

Psittacula eupatria

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Psittacula krameri Kili

Slaty-headed Parakeet

Psittacula himalayana

Plum-headed Parakeet

Psittacula cyanocephala

Blossom-headed Parakeet

Psittacula roseata
Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
 
Cuculidae

Pied Cuckoo

Clamator jacobinus Kala papiya

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Clamator coromandus

Large Hawk-Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioides

Common Hawk-Cuckoo

Cuculus varius Upak

Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo

Cuculus fugax

Indian Cuckoo

Cuculus micropterus

Common Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Himalayan Cuckoo

Cuculus saturatus

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

Green-billed Malkoha

Rhopodytes 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
Mountain Scops-Owl Otus spilocephalus
Indian Scops-Owl Otus bakkamoena

Pallid Scops-Owl

Otus brucei

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

Tawny Fish-Owl

Ketupa flavipes

Mottled Wood-Owl

Strix ocellata

Brown Wood-Owl

Strix leptogrammica

Tawny Owl

Strix aluco

Collared Owlet

Glaucidium brodiei

Asian Barred Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides

Jungle Owlet

Glaucidium radiatum
Little Owl Athene noctua
Spotted Owlet Athene brama
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus

Brown Hawk-Owl

Ninox scutulata

Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus
 
Caprimulgidae
Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Jerdon's Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis
 
Apodidae
Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris

Edible-nest Swiftlet

Aerodramus fuciphagus

White-rumped Needletail

Zoonavena sylvatica

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

Silver-backed Needletail

Hirundapus cochinchinensis

Asian Palm-Swift

Cypsiurus balasiensis

Alpine Swift

Tachymarptis melba

Common Swift

Apus apus
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
Little Swift Apus affinis Babeela
 
Hemiprocnidae
Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata
 
Trogonidae
Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus
 
Coraciidae
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis Pal kuruvi
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
 
Alcedinidae
Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Meenkotti
Black-backed Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris
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

Great Hornbill

Buceros bicornis Near-threatened
 
Ramphastidae

Great Barbet

Megalaima virens

Brown-headed Barbet

Megalaima zeylanica

Lineated Barbet

Megalaima lineata
Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala Chinna kukuravan
 
Indicatoridae
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus Near-threatened
 
Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquilla ?????????

Speckled Piculet

Picumnus innominatus

White-browed Piculet

Sasia ochracea
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Hypopicus hyperythrus

Brown-capped Woodpecker

Dendrocopos moluccensis

Grey-capped Woodpecker

Dendrocopos canicapillus
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus
Brown-fronted Woodpecker Dendrocopos auriceps
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis
Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus

Lesser Yellownape

Picus chlorolophus

Greater Yellownape

Picus flavinucha

Streak-throated Woodpecker

Picus xanthopygaeus '/.     

Scaly-bellied Woodpecker

Picus squamatus

Grey-faced Woodpecker

Picus canus

Himalayan Flameback

Dinopium shorii

Black-rumped Flameback

Dinopium benghalense Maram tolachi

Greater Flameback

Chrysocolaptes lucidus

White-naped Woodpecker

Chrysocolaptes festivus
Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus
 
Eurylaimidae
Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae
 
Pittidae

Hooded Pitta

Pitta sordida

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
 
Campephagidae
Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei

Bar-bellied Cuckoo-shrike

Coracina striata

Black-winged Cuckooshrike

Coracina melaschistos

Black-headed Cuckooshrike

Coracina melanoptera

Pied Triller

Lalage nigra

Rosy Minivet

Pericrocotus roseus

Ashy Minivet

Pericrocotus divaricatus

Small Minivet

Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

White-bellied Minivet

Pericrocotus erythropygius
Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris

Long-tailed Minivet

Pericrocotus ethologus

Short-billed Minivet

Pericrocotus brevirostris
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Hemipus picatus
 
Laniidae
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus

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

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

Crow-billed Drongo

Dicrurus annectans

Bronzed Drongo

Dicrurus aeneus

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus remifer

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

Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Black-headed Jay

Garrulus lanceolatus
Gold-billed Magpie Urocissa flavirostris

Blue Magpie

Urocissa erythrorhyncha

Green Magpie

Cissa chinensis

Rufous Treepie

Dendrocitta vagabunda Vaal kakai

Grey Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae
Collared Treepie Dendrocitta frontalis
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes ????

Red-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Yellow-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax graculus

Eurasian Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

House Crow

Corvus splendens maniyan kakai

Rook

Corvus frugilegus

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

Large-billed Crow

Corvus macrorhynchos Karung kakai

Brown-necked Raven

Corvus ruficollis

Common Raven

Corvus corax
 
Bombycillidae
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
 
Paridae

Great Tit

Parus major

Green-backed Tit

Parus monticolus

Black-lored Tit

Parus xanthogenys

Yellow-cheeked Tit

Parus spilonotus

Yellow-breasted Tit

Parus flavipectus
Rufous-vented Tit Parus rubidiventris
Black-breasted Tit Parus rufonuchalis
Black-crested Tit Parus melanolophus
Coal Tit Parus ater
Grey-crested Tit Parus dichrous
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
Ground Tit Pseudopodoces humilis
 
Remizidae

White-crowned Penduline-Tit

Remiz coronatus

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 ??????

Nepal Martin

Delichon nipalense

Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica

Steak-throated Swarllow

Petrochelidon fluvicola
 
Aegithalidae

White-cheeked Tit

Aegithalos leucogenys

Black-throated Tit

Aegithalos concinnus
White-throated Tit Aegithalos niveogularis
 
Alaudidae
Singing lark Mirafra cantillans
Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica
Jerdon's Bushlark Mirafra affinis
Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera

Bimaculated Lark

Melanocorypha bimaculata

Tibetan Lark

Melanocorypha maxima
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti

Greater Short-toed Lark

Calandrella brachydactyla

Hume's Lark

Calandrella acutirostris

Lesser Short-toed Lark

Calandrella rufescens

Sand Lark

Calandrella raytal

Asian Short-toed Lark Calandrella cheleensis

Crested Lark

Galerida cristata

Eurasian Skylark

Alauda arvensis

Oriental Skylark

Alauda gulgula
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix griseus Vanampaadi kuruvi
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
 
Cisticolidae

Zitting Cisticola

Cisticola juncidis

Golden-headed Cisticola

Cisticola exilis
Rufous-vented Prinia Prinia burnesii Near-threatened

Striated Prinia

Prinia crinigera

Hill Prinia

Prinia atrogularis

Grey-crowned Prinia

Prinia cinereocapilla Vulnerable

Rufous-fronted Prinia

Prinia buchanani

Grey-breasted Prinia

Prinia hodgsonii

Graceful Prinia

Prinia gracilis

Jungle Prinia

Prinia sylvatica

Yellow-bellied Prinia

Prinia flaviventris

Ashy Prinia

Prinia socialis

Plain Prinia

Prinia inornata

 
Genera Incertae Sedis
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius Thaiyal chittu
 
Pycnonotidae

Black-crested Bulbul

Pycnonotus melanicterus

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus

White-cheeked Bulbul

Pycnonotus leucogenys

Red-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus cafer Kondai kuruvi

White-throated Bulbul

Criniger flaveolus

Mountain Bulbul

Ixos mcclellandii

Ashy Bulbul

Hemixos flavala

Black Bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus
 
Sylviidae
Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
Chestnut-headed Tesia Oligura castaneocoronata
Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer

Pale-footed Bush-Warbler

Cettia pallidipes

Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler

Cettia fortipes

Chestnut-crowned Bush-Warbler

Cettia major

Aberrant Bush-Warbler

Cettia flavolivacea

Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler

Cettia acanthizoides

Grey-sided Bush-Warbler

Cettia brunnifrons

Cetti's Warbler

Cettia cetti

Spotted Bush-Warbler

Bradypterus thoracicus

Long-billed Bush-Warbler

Bradypterus major Near-threatened
Brown Bush-Warbler Bradypterus luteoventris
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia
Thick-billed Warbler Phragamaticola aedon

Great Reed-Warbler

Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Oriental Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus orientalis Rare/Accidental

Clamorous Reed-Warbler

Acrocephalus stentoreus Nunni chirai
Black-browed Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

Moustached Warbler

Acrocephalus melanopogon

Sedge Warbler

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Blunt-winged Warbler Acrocephalus concinens
Large-billed Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orinus Endemic (country/region) Data deficient
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola

Blyth's Reed-Warbler 

Acrocephalus dumetorum
Booted Warbler Iduna caligata

White-browed Tit-Warbler

Leptopoecile sophiae

   

Common Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita

Mountain Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus sindianus

Plain Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus neglectus

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

Smoky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuligiventer

Tickell's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus affinis
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher

Ashy-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus maculipennis

Lemom-rumped Warbler

Phylloscopus chloronotus

Brooks's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus subviridis

Yellow-browed  Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

Hume's Warbler

Phylloscopus humei

Arctic Warbler

Phylloscopus borealis

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

Blyth's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus reguloides

Yellow-vented Warbler

Phylloscopus cantator

White-spectacled Warbler

Seicercus affinis
Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii
Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri
Grey-hooded Warbler Seicercus xanthoschistos
Grey-cheeked Warbler Seicercus poliogenys
Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps
Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps
Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris

Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

Barred Warbler

Sylvia nisoria

Lesser Whitethroat 

Sylvia curruca
Hume's Whitethroat Sylvia althaea
Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
 
Timaliidae
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys

White-browed Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus schisticeps

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer
Immaculate Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga immaculata

Black-chinned Babbler

Stachyris pyrrhops

Golden Babbler

Stachyris chrysaea
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

Rufous Babbler

Turdoides subrufa Endemic (country/region)

Jungle Babbler

Turdoides striata

White-throated Laughingthrush

Garrulax albogularis

White-crested Laughingthrush

Garrulax leucolophus
Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus
Variegated Laughingthrush Garrulax variegatus

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush

Garrulax rufogularis

Spotted Laughingthrush

Garrulax ocellatus
Streaked Laughingthrush Garrulax lineatus
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax erythrocephalus

Silver-eared Mesia

Leiothrix argentauris

Red-billed Leiothrix

Leiothrix lutea

Cutia

Cutia nipalensis

White-browed Shrike-Babbler

Pteruthius flaviscapis

Green Shrike-Babbler

Pteruthius xanthochlorus
Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni

Blue-winged Minla

Minla cyanouroptera

Chestnut-tailed Minla

Minla strigula
White-browed Fulvetta Alcippe vinipectus
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata

White-naped Yuhina

Yuhina bakeri

Whiskered Yuhina

Yuhina flavicollis

Stripe-throated Yuhina

Yuhina gularis

Rufous-vented Yuhina

Yuhina occipitalis

Black-chinned Yuhina

Yuhina nigrimenta

White-bellied Erpornis

Erpornis zantholeuca
Passeriformes.: Paradoxornithidae
Great Parrotbill Conostoma aemodium

Black-throated Parrotbill

Paradoxornis nipalensis
 
Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
 
Irenidae
Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella
 
Regulidae
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
 
Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
 
Sittidae
Kashmir Nuthatch Sitta cashmirensis
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea

White-tailed Nuthatch

Sitta himalayensis

White-cheeked Nuthatch

Sitta leucopsis

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Sitta frontalis
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
 
Certhiidae

Eurasian Tree-Creeper

Certhia familiaris

Bar-tailed Tree-creeper

Certhia himalayana

Rusty-flanked Tree-Creeper

Certhia nipalensis

Brown-throated Treecreeper

Certhia discolor
 
Sturnidae
Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera
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

Blue Whistling-Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus

Pied Thrush

Zoothera wardii

Orange-headed Thrush

Zoothera citrina

Plain-backed Thrush

Zoothera mollissima

Long-tailed Thrush

Zoothera dixoni

Scaly Thrush

Zoothera dauma

Long-billed Thrush

Zoothera monticola

Dark-sided Thrush

Zoothera marginata

Tickell's Thrush

Turdus unicolor

Black-breasted Thrush

Turdus dissimilis

White-collared Blackbird

Turdus albocinctus

Grey-winged Blackbird

Turdus boulboul

Eurasian Blackbird

Turdus merula

Chestnut Thrush

Turdus rubrocanus
Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
Naumann's Thrush Turdus naumanni
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus eunomus
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus
Gould's Shortwing Brachypteryx stellata

Lesser Shortwing

Brachypteryx leucophris

White-browed Shortwing

Brachypteryx montana
 
Muscicapidae
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica ??????
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope

White-tailed Rubythroat

Calliope pectoralis
Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea
White-browed Bush-Robin Luscinia indica
Red-flanked Bluetail Luscinia cyanura
Golden Bush-Robin Luscinia chrysaea

Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin

Cercotrichas galactotes

Oriental Magpie-Robin

Copsychus saularis

White-rumped Shama

Copsychus malabaricus

Indian Robin

Saxicoloides fulicatus

Rufous-backed Redstart

Phoenicurus erythronotus

Blue-capped Redstart

Phoenicurus caeruleocephala

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

Hodgson's Redstart

Phoenicurus hodgsoni

White-throated Redstart

Phoenicurus schisticeps

Daurian Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

White-winged Redstart

Phoenicurus erythrogastrus

Blue-fronted Redstart

Phoenicurus frontalis
White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phoenicuroides
Plumbeous Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosa
White-capped Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

White-tailed Robin

Myiomela leucura

Blue-fronted Robin

Cinclidium frontale

Grandala

Grandala coelicolor

Little Forktail

Enicurus scouleri

Black-backed Forktail

Enicurus immaculatus

Slaty-backed Forktail

Enicurus schistaceus
Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus

Purple Cochoa

Cochoa purpurea

Green Cochoa

Cochoa viridis
White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis Vulnerable
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura

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
Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra
Indian Chat Cercomela fusca
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush Monticola rufiventris
Blue-capped Rock-Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa sibirica

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Muscicapa dauurica
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea

Slaty-backed Flycatcher

Ficedula hodgsonii

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula strophiata

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Ficedula parva

Kashmir Flycatcher 

Ficedula subrubra Endemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra

Little Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula westermanni

Ultramarine Flycatcher

Ficedula superciliaris

Slaty-blue Flycatcher

Ficedula tricolor
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
Pale Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor
White-bellied Blue Flycatcher Cyornis pallipes Endemic (country/region)
Pale-chinned Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis poliogenys

Hill Blue-Flycatcher

Cyornis banyumas

Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher

Cyornis tickelliae
Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara
Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae
Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
 
Cinclidae

White-throated Dipper

Cinclus cinclus ???? ???

Brown Dipper

Cinclus pallasii
 
Chloropseidae

Golden-fronted Leafbird

Chloropsis aurifrons

Orange-bellied Leafbird

Chloropsis hardwickii
 
Dicaeidae
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxanthum
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus
 
Nectariniidae
Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus Then-kudi

Gould's Sunbird

Aethopyga gouldiae

Green-tailed Sunbird

Aethopyga nipalensis

Black-throated Sunbird

Aethopyga saturata
Eastern Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna
 
Passeridae

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus Adaikalang kuruvi

Spanish Sparrow

Passer hispaniolensis

Russet Sparrow

Passer rutilans

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus
Rock Petronia Petronia petronia
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Gymnoris xanthocollis

Black-winged Snowfinch

Montifringilla adamsi

White-rumped Snowfinch

Onychostruthus taczanowskii

Pere David's Snowfinch

Pyrgilauda davidiana

Rufous-necked Snowfinch

Pyrgilauda ruficollis

Blanford's Snowfinch

Pyrgilauda blanfordi
 
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
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura malacca
 
Prunellidae

Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris

Himalayan Accentor

Prunella himalayana

Robin Accentor

Prunella rubeculoides

Rufous-breasted Accentor

Prunella strophiata

Siberian Accentor

Prunella montanella

Brown Accentor

Prunella fulvescens

Black-throated Accentor

Prunella atrogularis

Maroon-backed Accentor

Prunella immaculata
 
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
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
Upland Pipit Anthus sylvanus
 
Fringillidae

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla
Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus

European Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

Twite

Carduelis flavirostris

Eurasian Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

Plain Mountain-Finch

Leucosticte nemoricola

Black-headed Mountain-Finch

Leucosticte brandti

Spectacled Finch

Callacanthis burtoni

Crimson-winged Finch

Rhodopechys sanguineus
Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus

Dark-breasted Rosefinch

Carpodacus nipalensis

Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

Beautiful Rosefinch

Carpodacus pulcherrimus

Pink-browed Rosefinch

Carpodacus rodochroa

Vinaceous Rosefinch

Carpodacus vinaceus

Dark-rumped Rosefinch

Carpodacus edwardsii

Spot-winged Grosbeak

Carpodacus rodopeplus

White-browed Rosefinch

Carpodacus thura

Red-mantled Rosefinch

Carpodacus rhodochlamys

Streaked Rosefinch

Carpodacus rubicilloides

Great Rosefinch

Carpodacus rubicilla

Red-fronted Rosefinch

Carpodacus puniceus
Scarlet Finch Haematospiza sipahi
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra

Brown Bullfinch

Pyrrhula nipalensis

Orange Bullfinch

Pyrrhula aurantiaca
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala

Hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Black-and-yellow Grosbeak

Mycerobas icterioides

Collared Grosbeak

Mycerobas affinis

Spot-winged Grosbeak

Mycerobas melanozanthos

White-winged Grosbeak

Mycerobas carnipes

Gold-naped Finch

Pyrrhoplectes epauletta
 
Emberizidae
Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra Rare/Accidental
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
Chestnut-breasted Bunting Emberiza stewarti
Grey-hooded Bunting Emberiza buchanani
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana

House Bunting

Emberiza striolata

Chestnut-eared Bunting

Emberiza fucata

Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

Chestnut Bunting

Emberiza rutila

Black-headed Bunting

Emberiza melanocephala

Red-headed Bunting

Emberiza bruniceps

Black-faced Bunting

Emberiza spodocephala

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

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