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November 20, 2020

Indian Birds

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Indian Bird List 2017

This is my list of Indian birds from my trip to India from May to October, 2017. I got a total of about 237 birds. Not a great haul for six months of travel in India. I started off in Kerala – Varkala, Kerala Backwaters, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam, Kochi and up the hill to Periyar. From there I crossed into Tamil Nadu and bussed up the hill again to Kodaikanal, Rameshwaram, Vaduvoor, Muthupettai Lagoon, Point Calimere, Karaikal, and Kovalam.

Malabar Parakeet
Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columbides) – Periyar, Kerala.

Then headed north to Andhra Pradesh, stopping at Guntur, Uppalapadu. Across to Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal, Orchha. North again to Uttar Pradesh and Agra. And west to Rajastan – Bharatpur , Pushkar, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Khichan, Bikaner.

Egyptian Vulture portrait
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) – Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

A night bus to Punjab and Chandigarh. Up the mountains to Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, Mandi, Tirthan Valley, Manali, Keylong. Then over the big mountains to Ladakh – Leh, Kargil.

Red-billed Chough
Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax phyrrhocorax) – Keylong. Himachal Pradesh.

A long journey west to Kashmir – Srinigar. I then flew to Rajasthan – Udaipur, Mount Abu. Down to Gujarat – Lake Thol, Jamnagar, Dwarka, Porbander, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Dahboi, Daman.

Indian Thick-knee
Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus indicus) – Porbandar, gujarat.

Goa was my favourite place in India. I went to the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Carambolin Lake, Mayem Lake, Divar Island. In Karnataka I went to Hampi, Kamalpura Lake, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Madikeri, Mandalpatti, Shimoga. Then back to Kerala through Kannur, Calicut, Kochi.

Streaked Weaver
Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar)- Hampi, karnataka

India Bird List 2017

Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)
Ashy Woodswallow (Artemus fuscus)
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark (Eremopterix griseus)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
Asian Palm Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)
Asian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)
Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra)
Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)
Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus)
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)
Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis)
Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus)
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)
Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Black-and-orange Flycatcher (Ficedula nigrorufa)
Black-breasted Weaver (Ploceus benghalensis)
Black-crowned Night-heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus)
Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca)
Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)
Blue-capped Rock thrush ( Monticola cinclorhyncha)
Blue-faced Malkoha (Rhopodytes viridirostris)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum)
Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus)
Brown Rock Chat (Cercomela fusca)
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)
Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus)
Cattle Egret
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis)
Cinereous Tit (Parus cinereus)
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)
Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)
Common Babbler (Turdoides caudata)
Common Coot (Fulica atra)
Common Greenshank
Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Common Moorhen
Common Myna
Common Oriole
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus)
Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius
Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaina haemacephala )
Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami)
Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)
Dark-sided Flycatcher
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Eurasian Coot
Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquatus)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Eurasian Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Feral Pigeon
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)
Great Barbet (Megalaima virens)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Egret
Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
Greater Flamingo(Phoenicopterus ruber)
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)
Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaulti)
Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Grey Breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii)
Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferreus)
Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)
Grey Heron
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
Grey-breasted Laughingthrush (Garrulax jerdoni)
Grey-breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii)
Grey-fronted Green Pigeon (Treron affinis)
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Culicacapa ceylonensis)
Grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)
Grey-hooded Warbler (Phylloscopus xanthoschistos)
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica))
Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
House Crow
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Swift (Apus affinis) aka Little Swift
India Pea-fowl
Indian Bushlark (Mirafra erythroptera)
Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis)
Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo)
Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)
Indian Jungle Crow (Corvus culminatus)
Indian Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Indian Pond Heron
Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata)
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)
Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica)
Indian Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus indicus)
Indian Yellow Tit (Parus aplonotus)
Intermediate Egret
Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata)
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)
Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica)
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcomi)
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchus)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus)
Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)
Lesser Goldenback (Dinopium benghalense)
Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Lesser Yellownape (Picus chlorolophus)
Little Cormorant
Little Egret
Little Forktail (Enicurus scouleri) juvenile
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Little Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula westermanni)
Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
Little Tern (Sterna albifrons)
Long-billed vulture (Gyps Indicus)
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus)
Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columbides)
Malabar Whistling Thrush (Myophonus horsfieldii)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Nilgiri flowerpecker (Dicaeum concolor)
Nilgiri flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudatus)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina cyanotus)
Oriental Darter
Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
Oriental Magpie-robin
Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Painted Francolin (Francolinus pictus)
Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata)
Painted Stork(Mycteria leucocephala)
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) juvenile
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Pied Kingfisher
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)
Purple Heron
Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)
Purple Swamphen
Purple-rumped Sunbird (Leptocoma zeylonica)
Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava)
Red Collared Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)
Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax phyrrhocorax)
Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)
Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa)
Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera)
Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)
Red-vented Bulbul
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Richard’s Pipit (Anthus richardi)
River Tern (Sterna aurantia)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittaculla krameri)
Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus)
Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)
Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura)
Sand Lark (Calandrella raytal)
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Shikra (Accipiter badius)
Siberian stonechat (Saxicola maurus)
Slaty-headed Parakeet (Psitticula himalayana)
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)
Southern Hill Myna (Gracula indica)
Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis)
Spotted Dove
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)
Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis)
Streak-throated Swallow (Petrochelidon fluvicola)
Streaked Laughingthrush (Garrulax lineatus)
Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)
Tickel’s Blue Flycatcher
Variegated Laughingthrush (Garrulax variegatus similis)
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis)
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus)
Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis)
Western Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis)
Western Reef Egret (Egretta gularis)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida )
White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens)
White-bellied Treepie (Dendrocitta leucogastra)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus)
White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola)
White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)
White-cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis)
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis)
White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata)
White-rumped Needletail (Hirundapus sylvatica)
White-thoated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)
Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis)
Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava beema)
Yellow-billed Babbler (Turdoides affinis)
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa flavirostris cucullata)
Yellow-browed Bulbul (Acritillas indica)
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) female
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus)
Yellow-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthlaemus)
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)

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