NORTHERN INDIA PART THREE:

BACK

SPECIES ACCOUNTS

PART FOUR

 

Abbreviations of Birding Sites

 

ob = okhla barrage

CF = CORBETT FALLS

BA = BHARATPUR

COR = CORBETT N.P.

PA = PANGOT

BB = BUND BARETHA

KR = KOSI RIVER

ST = SAT TAL

RA = RANTHAMBORE N.P.

KU = KUMERIA

CH = CHAMBAL

 

 

List follows the plate numbers of The Fieldguide of The Birds of Northern India

 

 

NAME
LOCATIONS & NUMBERS

1

Grey Francolin

10 KU – 4 RA

2

Black Francolin

8 COR

3

Barred Buttonquail

Heard only RA

4

Painted Spurfowl

6 RA

5

Red Junglefowl

4 COR

6

Kalij Pheasant

Heard only ST

7

Common Peafowl

Common throughout

8

Lesser Whistling-Duck

30+ BB

9

Comb Duck

20+ CH – 20+ BB

10

Greylag Goose

100+ OB – 6 BB

11

Bar-headed Goose

Common at OB – CH – BA – RA (total 300+)

12

Ruddy Shelduck

Common at OB – CH – BA – RA (total 300+)

13

Gadwall

10 OB – 25+ BB

14

Eurasian Wigeon

Common at OB and BB (250+)

15

Spot-billed Duck

50+ OB – 10 BA – 10 BB

16

Cotton Pygmy-goose

30+ BB

17

Green-winged Teal

20+ OB – 15 COR – 10 CH – 10 RA

18

Garganey

10 BA – 10+ BB

19

Northern Pintail

Common at OB and BB (250+)

20

Northern Shoveler

6 BA and very common at OB and BB (400+)

21

Red-crested Pochard

3 CH

22

Common Pochard

30+ OB and 30+ BB

23

Ferruginous Pochard

6 BB

24

Tufted Duck

10+ OB

25

Common Merganser

1 female at Kosi River

26

Eurasian Wryneck

2 RA near hotel

27

Speckled Piculet

1 COR

28

Great Slaty Woodpecker

Heard only at COR

29

Brown-capped Woodpecker

1 COR

30

Grey-capped Woodpecker

2 COR

31

Brown-fronted Woodpecker

1 ST

32

Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker

3 COR – 1 PA

33

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker

1 PA – 1 BB

34

Lesser Yellownape

3 COR

35

Greater Yellownape

1 COR – 1 PA

36

Streak-throated Woodpecker

3 COR

37

Grey-headed Woodpecker

10+ COR

38

Black-rumped Flameback

2 COR – 1 CH – 2 BA

39

Greater Flameback

2 CF

40

White-naped Woodpecker

2 RA

41

Great Barbet

6 ST

42

Brown-headed Barbet

4 CH – 2 BA

43

Lineated Barbet

3 COR

44

Blue-throated Barbet

2 COR

45

Coppersmith Barbet

2 CH – 2 BA

46

Indian Grey Hornbill

5 OB – 1 COR – 4 CH – 10+ BA

47

Oriental Pied-Hornbill

2 COR – 1 CF

48

Great Hornbill

1 COR

49

Eurasian Hoopoe

1 OB – 5 CH

50

Indian Roller

1 KU – 2 BA – 4 BB

51

Common Kingfisher

3 COR – 4 KU – 2 CH

52

White-throated Kingfisher

Common: 10 OB – 3 COR – 3 KU – 3 BA – 3 BB – 1 RA

53

Crested Kingfisher

2 COR – 3 KU – 3 ST

54

Pied Kingfisher

1 OB – 2 COR – 10+ CH

55

Green Bee-eater

Common at most sites (200+)

56

Common Hawk-Cuckoo

1 BB

57

Asian Koel

1 CH

58

Sirkeer Malkoha

1 BA – 1 RA

59

Greater Coucal

3 OB – 6 BA – 3 BB – 1 RA

60

Alexandrine Parakeet

3 OB – 2 COR

61

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Very common throughout

62

Slaty-headed Parakeet

Fairly common at higher altitude (25+)

63

Plum-headed Parakeet

Common: 100+ COR – 25+ KU – 6 ST – 6 BB – 10+ RA

64

Red-breasted Parakeet

15+ COR – 5 KU

65

Himalayan Swiftlet

3 ST

66

House Swift

Common at CH – BA – BB – RA (250+)

67

Crested Treeswift

Common at COR (50+)

68

Oriental Scops-Owl

Heard only at COR

69

Collared Scops-Owl

1 CH – 1 BA

70

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

1 CH

71

Dusky Eagle-Owl

2 BA

72

Brown Fish-Owl

1 COR

73

Asian Barred-Owlet

2 COR – 1 ST

74

Jungle Owlet

3 COR

75

Spotted Owlet

3 OB – 4 CH – 2 BA

76

Short-eared Owl

4 COR

77

Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon)

Common throughout

78

Oriental Turtle-Dove

1 COR – 3 CH – 4 BA – 6 BB – 4 RA

79

Laughing Dove

6 OB – 10 BA – 25 BB – 15 RA

80

Spotted Dove

1 KU – 2 CH – 2 RA

81

Red Collared-Dove

10+ CH – 1 RA

82

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Common throughout (100+)

83

Emerald Dove

1 ST

84

Yellow-footed Pigeon

2 CH – 4 BA – 3 RA

85

Sarus Crane

7 BA

86

Common Crane

15 BA

87

Brown Crake

2 BB

88

White-breasted Waterhen

1 OB – 1 CH – 20+ BA – 10+ BB

89

Purple Swamphen

10 OB – 2 BA – 2 BB

90

Common Moorhen

8 OB – 4 ST – 50+ BA – 100+ BB

91

Eurasian Coot

Very common at OB and BB (500+)

92

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

4 RA

93

Painted Sandgrouse

2 RA

94

Common Snipe

5 BA – 5 BB

95

Greater Painted-Snipe

1 BA

96

Black-tailed Godwit

Common at BA and BB (100+)

97

Common Redshank

Common at CH, BA and BB (150+)

98

Marsh Sandpiper

2 CH – 10 BA – 2 BB

99

Common Greenshank

8 CH – 2 BA – 1 BB

100

Green Sandpiper

1 KU – 4 BA

101

Wood Sandpiper

1 OB – 2 BB

102

Common Sandpiper

1 OB – 1 KU – 1 BA – 1 BB

103

Little Stint

10+ COR

104

Temminck’s Stint

4 CH

105

Curlew Sandpiper

1 CH

106

Ruff

10+ BA

107

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

3 BB

108

Bronze-winged Jacana

2 BA – 10+ BB

109

Eurasian Thick-knee

1 COR – 2 BA

110

Great Thick-knee

4 CH

111

Black-winged Stilt

Common: 1 OB – 50+ BA – 100+ BB

112

Common Ringed Plover

2 CH

113

Little Ringed Plover

6 COR – 4 BA

114

Kentish Plover

5 COR

115

Yellow-wattled Lapwing

10 CH

116

River Lapwing

30+ KR – 20+ CH

117

Red-wattled Lapwing

Common throughout (total 100+)

118

White-tailed Lapwing

4 BA

119

Indian Courser

4 BA – 6 RA

120

Small Prantincole

10 OB – 25+ COR – 100+ CH – 20+ BB

121

Indian Skimmer

40 CH

122

Brown-headed Gull

10 OB

123

Black-headed Gull

100+ OB – 8 BB

124

River Tern

10 KR – 4 KU – 10 CH – 2 BB

125

Black-bellied Tern

6 CH

126

Whiskered Tern

2 BB

127

Osprey

1 COR – 1 CH

128

Black-shouldered Kite

1 OB – 5 COR – 2 BB

129

Black Kite

200+ OB – 5 ST – 4 CH

130

Pallas’ Fish-Eagle

5 COR

131

Lesser Fish-Eagle

1 COR

132

Lammergeier

1 ST

133

Egyptian Vulture

10+ CH – 10+ BA

134

Indian (long-billed) Vulture

1 RA

135

Red-headed Vulture

2 COR

136

Short-toed Eagle

1 CH

137

Crested Serpent-Eagle

10+ COR – 4 KU

138

Western Marsh-Harrier

1 OB – 2 BB

139

Northern Harrier

2 COR – 1 BB

140

Shikra

1 OB – 1 COR – 1 ST – 1 BA – 2 BB – 2 RA

141

Besra

1 OB – 1 PA

142

Northern Goshawk

1 ST

143

Oriental Honey-Buzzard

1 CH – 1 BB – 1 RA

144

Common Buzzard

1 ST

145

Long-legged Buzzard

1 CH

146

Greater Spotted Eagle

2 BA

147

Steppe Eagle

1 KU – 3 ST

148

Imperial Eagle

1 BB

149

Bonelli’s Eagle

1 PA – 1 CH

150

Booted Eagle

1 ST

151

Changeable Hawk-Eagle

3 COR – 1 KU

152

Collared Falconet

2 COR

153

Eurasian Kestrel

1 OB – 1 CH

154

Little Grebe

25+ OB – 15+ BB

155

Great Crested Grebe

2 BB

156

Oriental Darter

15 BB

157

Little Cormorant

10+ OB – 3 KR – 50+ CH – 20+ BB

158

Indian Cormorant

4 OB – 10 BB

159

Great Cormorant

Common at COR – KU – BB (total 400+)

160

Little Egret

Common in suitable habitat (50+)

161

Grey Heron

Common in suitable habitat (50+)

162

Purple Heron

2 OB – 1 BA – 1 BB

163

Great Egret

8 COR – 2 BB – 6 RA

164

Intermediate Egret

Common in suitable habitat (50+)

165

Cattle Egret

Common throughout (150+)

166

Indian Pond-Heron

8 OB – 4 COR – 1 BA – 4 BB – 4 RA

167

Striated Heron

1 RA

168

Glossy Ibis

1 BA – 6 BB

169

Black-headed Ibis

8 BA

170

Black (rufous-naped) Ibis

2 CH

171

Eurasian Spoonbill

15 COR – 10 CH – 6 BA – 15 BB

172

Great White Pelican

4 OB

173

Painted Stork

1 OB – 10 RA

174

Asian Openbill

2 BB

175

Woolly-necked Stork

3 COR – 1 RA

176

Black Stork

15 COR (flock)

177

Black-necked Stork

1 OB – 1 BA

178

Rufous-tailed Shrike

1 CH

179

Bay-backed Shrike

4 CH

180

Long-tailed Shrike

Common throughout (25+)

181

Southern Grey Shrike

1 KU – 2 BB – 2 RA

182

Eurasian Jay

1 PA

183

Black-headed Jay

15+ PA – 2 ST

184

Red-billed Blue Magpie

5 PA – 6 ST

185

Green Magpie

3 COR

186

Rufous Treepie

3 COR – 2 BA – 3 BB – 30+ RA

187

Grey Treepie

2 PA – 7 ST

188

House Crow

Common throughout (total 300+)

189

Large-billed Crow

Common throughout (100+)

190

Black-hooded Oriole

1 COR

191

Maroon Oriole

20+ COR

192

Large Cuckoo-Shrike

4 COR – 1 RA

193

Small Minivet

2 CH – 2 RA

194

Long-tailed Minivet

4 COR – 1 CF

195

Scarlet Minivet

2 COR

196

Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike

20+ COR – 4 ST

197

Yellow-bellied Fantail

2 COR – 1 ST

198

White-throated Fantail

1 COR – 1 KU – 2 ST

199

White-browed Fantail

1 RA

200

Black Drongo

Fairly common throughout (total 25+)

201

Ashy Drongo

1 BA

202

White-bellied Drongo

1 COR – 4 RA

203

Bronzed Drongo

6 COR

204

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo

1 COR

205

Spangled Drongo

2 COR

206

Large Woodshrike

20+ COR (flock)

207

Common Woodshrike

2 COR – 1 RA

208

Brown Dipper

1 ST

209

Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush

1 BA

210

Blue Whistling-Thrush

4 COR – 4 KU – 3 PA – 10 ST

211

Tickell’s Thrush

1 ST

212

Grey-winged Blackbird

10 COR – 2 KU – 2 ST

213

Dark-throated Thrush

10+ COR – 2 PA – 4 ST

214

Mistle Thrush

1 ST

215

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

1 CF

216

Red-throated Flycatcher

1 OB – 1 CH

217

Slaty-blue Flycatcher

2 COR – 1 PA – 1 ST

218

Verditer Flycatcher

1 ST

219

Small Niltava

1 ST

220

Tickell’s Blue-Flycatcher

1 RA

221

Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher

7 COR – 5 ST

222

White-tailed Rubythroat

2 KU – 2 ST

223

Bluethroat

3 OB – 1 COR – 2 CH – 1 BA – 2 BB

224

Red-flanked Bluetail

2 ST

225

Oriental Magpie-Robin

1 OB – 1 ST – 6 BA

226

White-rumped Shama

1 COR

227

Indian Robin

2 OB – 2 CH – 4 BA – 10+ BB – 25+ RA

228

Blue-capped Redstart

1 CF – 5 ST

229

Black Redstart

1 KU – 1 CH – 2 BA – 1 BB

230

Blue-fronted Redstart

2 ST

231

White-capped Redstart

6 COR – 10+ KU – 1 PA – 2 ST

232

Plumbeous Redstart

4 COR – 10+ KU – 3 ST

233

Little Forktail

1 KU

234

Spotted Forktail

2 KU – 1 PA – 1 ST

235

White-throated Bushchat

2 COR

236

Common (Siberian) Stonechat

15+ COR – 1 CF – 4 CH – 1 BB

237

Pied Bushchat

Common throughout (30+)

238

Grey Bushchat

Common at COR – PA – ST (total 25+)

239

Brown Rock-chat

2 BB – 6 RA

240

Variable Wheatear

1 RA

241

Isabelline Wheatear

1 RA

242

Brahminy Starling

6 CH – 6 BA – 20 RA

243

Asian Pied Starling

10+ OB – 20+ CH – 10+ BA – 20+ BB

244

Common Myna

Common throughout (300+)

245

Bank Myna

50+ OB – 10+ CH – 6 RA

246

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch

5 COR – 1 PA

247

White-tailed Nuthatch

2 ST

248

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

30+ COR – 2 PA

249

Wallcreeper

1 KR

250

Bar-tailed Treecreeper

1 PA – 2 ST

251

Black-crested Tit

3 ST

252

Great Tit

15+ COR – 3 KU – 5 RA

253

Green-backed Tit

30+ PA – 30+ ST

254

Black-lored Tit

1 COR – 2 PA

255

Yellow-browed Tit

2 ST

256

Black-throated Tit

Common at PA and ST (total 75+)

257

Plain Martin

10+ OB – 50+ COR – 10+ BB

258

Wire-tailed Swallow

6 CH – 1 BA – 6 BB

259

Red-rumped Swallow

20+ ST – 25+ BB

260

Red-whiskered Bulbul

3 COR – 10+ KU

261

White-eared Bulbul

4 BA

262

Himalayan Bulbul

Common at higher altitudes (total 100+)

263

Red-vented Bulbul

Common throughout (150+)

264

Ashy Bulbul

10+ COR – 2 KU

265

Mountain Bulbul

2 ST

266

Black Bulbul

10+ COR – 10+ PA – 2 ST

267

Striated Prinia

Heard only at PA

268

Rufous-fronted Prinia

8 RA

269

Grey-breasted Prinia

10+ COR – 3 RA

270

Yellow-bellied Prinia

2 OB

271

Ashy Prinia

10+ OB – 2 CH

272

Plain Prinia

1 OB – 3 COR – 4 CH – 2 BA – 1 BB

273

Graceful Prinia

1 OB

274

Zitting Cisticola

3 COR

275

Golden-headed Cisticola

1 COR

276

Oriental White-eye

30+ COR – 6 KU – 6 ST – 2 CH

277

Chestnut-headed Tesia

2 PA

278

Common Tailorbird

1 OB – 1 KU – 1 ST – 1 BA – 2 RA

279

Aberrant Bush-Warbler

1 ST

280

Greater Whitethroat

1 KU

281

Lesser Whitethroat

2 OB – 1 KU – 1 ST – 3 CH – 6 BA – 1 BB – 1 RA

282

Orphean Warbler

1 BA – 1 BB

283

Paddyfield Warbler

1 CH

284

Striated Grassbird

2 OB – 1 BB

285

Common Chiffchaff

2 CH – 1 RA

286

Mountain Chiffchaff

2 OB – 1 KU

287

Sulphur-bellied Warbler

1 RA

288

Buff-barred Warbler

7 ST

289

Lemon-rumped Warbler

3 PA – 2 ST

290

Buff-browed (Hume’s) Warbler

1 COR – 1 PA – 3 ST – 1 CH

291

Greenish Warbler

2 OB – 3 BA

292

Golden-spectacled Warbler

1 COR

293

Whistler’s Warbler

1 COR

294

Grey-hooded Warbler

1 KU – 3 PA – 7 ST

295

Black-faced Warbler

2 ST

296

White-throated Laughingthrush

5 ST

297

White-crested Laughingthrush

8 COR

298

Striated Laughingthrush

3 PA

299

Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush

Heard only at ST

300

Streaked Laughingthrush

Common at PA and ST (30+)

301

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush

3 PA – 1 ST

302

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler

3 COR – 2 PA – 2 ST

303

Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler

Heard only at ST

304

Black-chinned Babbler

1 COR – 1 ST

305

Yellow-eyed Babbler

2 RA

306

Common Babbler

Common at CH-BA-BB-RA (total 150+)

307

Large Grey Babbler

10 CH

308

Jungle Babbler

4 OB – 40+ COR – 10 ST – 10 BA – 6 BB – 6 RA

309

Red-billed Leiothrix

4 ST

310

Blue-winged Minla

4 ST

311

Rufous Sibia

15+ PA and ST

312

Whiskered Yuhina

2 ST

313

Indian Bushlark

6 CH – 2 BA – 2 BB – 2 RA

314

Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark

2 KR – 2 BA – 2 RA

315

Greater Short-toed Lark

4 BB

316

Sand Lark

6 CH

317

Crested Lark

4 CH – 6 BA

318

Sky Lark

2 KU

319

Oriental Skylark

30+ COR – 6 CH – 10 BB

320

Thick-billed Flowerpecker

1 BA

321

Purple Sunbird

6 OB – 1 PA – 4 CH – 1 BA – 8 BB

322

Green-tailed Sunbird

1 KU – 1 PA – 4 ST

323

Crimson Sunbird

2 KU

324

House Sparrow

Common throughout

325

Spanish Sparrow

1 OB

326

Russet Sparrow

Common at PA and ST (75+)

327

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia

15+ CH – 4 BA – 10+ BB – 4 RA

328

White Wagtail

2 KU – 10+ CH

329

White-browed Wagtail

2 COR – 6 KU – 6 CH – 2 BA

330

Citrine Wagtail

3 OB – 5 COR – 2 CH – 1 BA

331

Yellow Wagtail

1 OB – 5 COR

332

Grey Wagtail

2 COR – 4 KU – 1 ST

333

Richard’s Pipit

2 KU

334

Oriental Pipit

6 KU – 2 BA

335

Tawny Pipit

10+ COR – 1 BA – 2 RA

336

Long-billed Pipit

2 COR – 1 RA

337

Tree Pipit

2 CH

338

Olive-backed Pipit

8 ST – 4 CH

339

Rosy Pipit

2 KU – 4 BB

340

Buff-bellied Pipit

1 COR

341

Rufous-breasted Accentor

3 ST

342

Black-throated Accentor

10+ ST

343

Baya Weaver

2 BB

344

Red Avadavat

10+ OB – 20+ COR – 10+ BB

345

Indian Silverbill

20+ CH – 4 BB – 50+ RA

346

Nutmeg Mannikin

1 CH

347

Fire-fronted Serin

6 ST

348

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch

2 ST

349

European Goldfinch

3 ST

350

Common Rosefinch

2 ST

351

Pink-browed Rosefinch

3 PA – 3 ST

352

Crested Bunting

5 CH

353

Rock Bunting

2 RA

354

Chestnut-breasted Bunting

4 BB

355

Chestnut-eared Bunting

2 COR

356

Red-headed Bunting

10 en route to BB

 

 

 


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