Birds of India

Checklist of Birds
West Bengal

Compiled by
Sumit K Sen
Last updated 2014

Preface: West Bengal in the eastern part of India has unique geography. This state stretches from the great height of the Himalayas in the north to the largest mangrove forest in the south where the Sunderbans meets the Bay of Bengal. This riverine part of the country presents diverse habitats suitable for a vast multitude of avian residents. As you travel across West Bengal you can meet some of the most sought after birds in the world. And West Bengal has diversity with around 70% of India's birds to be found here, and some only here. This list is bound to be incomplete and may contain a few errors. It is my hope that this start point will inspire others to opine and contribute, thereby making the list the last word on West Bengal birds at a later date ~ Sumit K. Sen.

Systematic Index of Families and Species
R - widespread resident I r - very local resident I W - widespread winter visitor I w - sparse winter visitor I P - widespread passage migrant
p - sparse passage migrant I v - vagrant or irregular visitor I T - threatened I ? - questionable record I u - status unknown

Family: Phasianidae
Black Francolin R Francolinus francolinus
Grey Francolin R Francolinus pondicerianus
Swamp Francolin Tu Francolinus gularis
Common Quail W Coturnix coturnix
Rain Quail r Coturnix coromandelica
Blue-breasted Quail r Coturnix chinensis
Manipur Bush-Quail Tr Perdicula manipurensis
Jungle Bush Quail r Perdicula asiatica
Hill Partridge r Arborophila torqueola
Rufous-throated Partridge r Arborophila rufogularis
Chestnut-breasted Partridge Tr Arborophila mandellii
Painted Spurfowl r Galloperdix lunulata
Blood Pheasant r Ithaginis cruentus
Himalayan Monal u Lophophorus impejanus?
Satyr Tragopan Tr Tragopan satyra
Red Junglefowl R Gallus gallus
Kalij Pheasant R Lophura leucomelanos
Grey Peacock Pheasant r Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Indian Peafowl R Pavo cristatus
Green Peafowl Tu Pavo muticus
Family: Dendrocygndiae
Fulvous Whistling-duck r Dendrocygna bicolor
Lesser Whistling-duck R Dendrocygna javanica
Family: Anatidae
White-headed Duck Tw Oxyura leucocephala
Greater White-fronted Goose v Anser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose Tv Anser erythropus
Greylag Goose W Anser anser
Bean Goose Anser fabalis
Bar-headed Goose W Anser indicus
Ruddy Shelduck W Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck W Tadorna tadorna
Comb Duck w Sarkidiornis melanotos
Cotton Pygmy-goose R Nettapus coromandelianus
Marbled Duck Tv Marmaronetta angustirostris
Gadwall W Anas strepera
Falcated Duck Tw Anas falcata
Eurasian Wigeon W Anas penelope
Mallard w Anas platyrhynchos
Spot-billed Duck r Anas poecilorhyncha
Baikal Teal Tv Anas formosa
Common Teal W Anas crecca
Pink-headed Duck Tu Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (extirpated)
Garganey W Anas querquedula
Northern Shoveler W Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail W Anas acuta
Red-crested Pochard W Rhodonessa rufina
Common Pochard W Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Pochard TW Aythya nyroca
Baer’s Pochard Tw Aythya baeri
Tufted Duck W Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup v Aythya marila
Long-tailed Duck v Clangula hyemalis
Common Goldeneye w Bucephala clangula
Smew v Mergellus albellus
Common Merganser W Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser u Mergus serrator
Family: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail r Turnix sylvatica
Yellow-legged Buttonquail R Turnix tanki
Barred Buttonquail R Turnix suscitator
Family: Indicatoridae
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Tr Indicator xanthonotus
Eurasian Wryneck W Jynx torquilla
Speckled Piculet r Picumnus innominatus
White-browed Piculet r Sasia ochracea
Rufous Woodpecker R Celeus brachyurus
Pale-headed Woodpecker r Gecinulus grantia
Bay Woodpecker r Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Heart-spotted Woodpecker r Hemicircus canente
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker r Dendrocopos nanus
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker R Dendrocopos canicapillus
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker R Dendrocopos macei
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker r Dendrocopos atratus
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker r Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker r Dendrocopos hyperythrus
Crimson-breasted Woodpecker r Dendrocopos cathpharius
Darjeeling Woodpecker R Dendrocopos darjellensis
Great Spotted Woodpecker u Dendrocopos major
Himalayan Woodpecker u Dendrocopos himalayensis
Lesser Yellownape R Picus chlorolophus
Greater Yellownape R Picus flavinucha
Streak-throated Woodpecker R Picus xanthopygaeus
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker r Picus squamatus
Grey-headed Woodpecker r Picus canus
Himalayan Flameback r Dinopium shorii
Common Flameback r Dinopium javanense
Black-rumped Flameback R Dinopium benghalense
Greater Flameback R Chrysocolaptes lucidus
White-naped Woodpecker r Chrysocolaptes festivus
Family: Megalaimidae
Great Barbet R Megalaima virens
Brown-headed Barbet r Megalaima zeylanica
Lineated Barbet R Megalaima lineata
Golden-throated Barbet R Megalaima franklinii
Blue-throated Barbet R Megalaima asiatica
Blue-eared Barbet R Megalaima australis
Coppersmith Barbet R Megalaima haemacephala
Family: Bucerotidae
Indian Grey Hornbill R Ocyceros birostris
Oriental Pied Hornbill R Anthracoceros albirostris
Great Hornbill TR Buceros bicornis
Rufous-necked Hornbill Tr Aceros nipalensis
Wreathed Hornbill r Aceros undulatus
Family: Upupidae
Common Hoopoe W Upupa epops
Family: Trogonidae
Malabar Trogon r Harpactes fasciatus
Red-headed Trogon r Harpactes erythrocephalus
Ward's Trogon Tu Harpactes wardi
Family: Coraciidae
Indian Roller R Coracias benghalensis
Dollarbird r Eurystomus orientalis
Family: Alcedinidae
Blyth’s Kingfisher Tr Alcedo hercules
Common Kingfisher R Alcedo atthis
Blue-eared Kingfisher r Alcedo meninting
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher r Ceyx erithacus
Family: Halcyonidae
Brown-winged Kingfisher TR Halcyon amauroptera
Stork-billed Kingfisher R Halcyon capensis
Ruddy Kingfisher r Halcyon coromanda
White-throated Kingfisher R Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher W Halcyon pileata
Collared Kingfisher R Todiramphus chloris
Family: Cerylidae
Crested Kingfisher R Megaceryle lugubris
Pied Kingfisher R Ceryle rudis
Family: Meropidae
Blue-bearded Bee-eater r Nyctyornis athertoni
Green Bee-eater R Merops orientalis
Blue-tailed Bee-eater R Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater R Merops leschenaulti
Family: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo P Clamator jacobinus
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo P Clamator coromandus
Large Hawk Cuckoo R Hierococcyx sparverioides
Common Hawk Cuckoo R Hierococcyx varius
Hodgson’s Hawk Cuckoo p Hierococcyx fugax
Indian Cuckoo R Cuculus micropterus
Eurasian Cuckoo R Cuculus canorus
Oriental Cuckoo r Cuculus saturatus
Lesser Cuckoo r Cuculus poliocephalus
Banded Bay Cuckoo r Cacomantis sonneratii
Grey-bellied Cuckoo r Cacomantis passerinus
Plaintive Cuckoo R Cacomantis merulinus
Asian Emerald Cuckoo r Chrysococcyx maculatus
Violet Cuckoo r Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Drongo Cuckoo r Surniculus lugubris
Asian Koel R Eudynamys scolopacea
Green-billed Malkoha R Phaenicophaeus tristis
Sirkeer Malkoha r Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii
Family: Centropodidae
Greater Coucal R Centropus sinensis
Lesser Coucal R Centropus bengalensis
Family: Psittacidae
Vernal Hanging Parrot R Loriculus vernalis
Alexandrine Parakeet R Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet R Psittacula krameri
Slaty-headed Parakeet R Psittacula himalayana
Plum-headed Parakeet R Psittacula cyanocephala
Blossom-headed Parakeet r Psittacula roseata
Red-breasted Parakeet R Psittacula alexandri
Family: Apodidae
Himalayan Swiftlet R Collocalia brevirostris
White-rumped Needletail r Zoonavena sylvatica
White-throated Needletail r Hirundapus caudacutus
Asian Palm Swift R Cypsiurus balasiensis
Fork-tailed Swift r Apus pacificus
Alpine Swift r Tachymarptis melba
House Swift R Apus affinis
Family: Hemiprocnidae
Crested Treeswift r Hemiprocne coronata
Family: Tytonidae
Barn Owl R Tyto alba
Grass Owl r Tyto capensis
Oriental Bay Owl r Phodilus badius
Family: Strigidae
Mountain Scops Owl R Otus spilocephalus
Eurasian Scops Owl wu Otus scops
Oriental Scops Owl R Otus sunia
Collared Scops Owl R Otus bakkamoena
Eurasian Eagle Owl R Bubo bubo
Rock Eagle Owl R Bubo bengalensis
Spot-bellied Eagle Owl r Bubo nipalensis
Dusky Eagle-owl r Bubo coromandus
Brown Fish Owl R Ketupa zeylonensis
Tawny Fish Owl r Ketupa flavipes
Buffy Fish Owl r Ketupa ketupu
Mottled Wood Owl r Strix ocellata
Brown Wood Owl r Strix leptogrammica
Tawny Owl r Strix aluco
Collared Owlet R Glaucidium brodiei
Asian Barred Owlet R Glaucidium cuculoides
Jungle Owlet R Glaucidium radiatum
Spotted Owlet R Athene brama
Brown Hawk Owl R Ninox scutulata
Short-eared Owl w Asio flammeus
Family: Batrachostomidae
Family: Eurostopodidae
Family: Caprimulgidae
Grey Nightjar R Caprimulgus indicus
Large-tailed Nightjar R Caprimulgus macrurus
Jerdon's Nightjar R Caprimulgus atripennis?
Indian Nightjar R Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar r Caprimulgus affinis
Family: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon R Columba livia
Common Wood Pigeon r Columba palumbus
Speckled Wood Pigeon r Columba hodgsonii
Ashy Wood Pigeon r Columba pulchricollis
Pale-capped Pigeon Tu Columba punicea
Green Imperial Pigeon R Ducula aenea
Mountain Imperial Pigeon r Ducula badia
Oriental Turtle Dove R Streptopelia orientalis
Laughing Dove R Streptopelia senegalensis
Spotted Dove R Streptopelia chinensis
Red Collared Dove R Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eurasian Collared Dove R Streptopelia decaocto
Barred Cuckoo Dove R Macropygia unchall
Emerald Dove R Chalcophaps indica
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon R Treron bicincta
Pompadour Green Pigeon r Treron pompadora
Thick-billed Green Pigeon R Treron curvirostra
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon R Treron phoenicoptera
Pin-tailed Green Pigeon r Treron apicauda
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon R Treron sphenura
Family: Otididae
Bengal Florican Tr Houbaropsis bengalensis
Lesser Florican Tw Houbaropsis indica
Family: Gruidae
Sarus Crane Tr Grus antigone (extirpated)
Common Crane w Grus grus
Black-necked Crane Tw Grus nigricollis
Family: Heliornithidae
Masked Finfoot Tr Heliopais personata
Family: Rallidae
Slaty-legged Crake Rr Rallina eurizonoides
Slaty-breasted Rail R Gallirallus striatus
Water (Brown-cheeked) Rail rw Rallus aquaticus indicus
Brown Crake r Amaurornis akool
White-breasted Waterhen R Amaurornis phoenicurus
Black-tailed Crake r Porzana bicolor
Baillon’s Crake W Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake w Porzana porzana
Ruddy-breasted Crake R Porzana fusca
Watercock R Gallicrex cinerea
Purple Swamphen R Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen R Gallinula chloropus
Common Coot W Fulica atra
Family: Pteroclidae
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse r Pterocles exustus
Painted Sandgrouse r Pterocles indicus
Family: Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock r Scolopax rusticola
Solitary Snipe r Gallinago solitaria
Wood Snipe Tr Gallinago nemoricola
Pintail Snipe w Gallinago stenura
Swinhoe’s Snipe w Gallinago megala
Great Snipe Tu Gallinago media ?
Common Snipe W Gallinago gallinago
Jack Snipe w Lymnocryptes minimus
Black-tailed Godwit TW Limosa limosa
Bar-tailed Godwit W Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel W Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew TW Numenius arquata
Spotted Redshank W Tringa erythropus
Common Redshank W Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper W Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank W Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper W Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper W Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper W Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper W Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone W Arenaria interpres
Asian Dowitcher Tw Limnodromus semipalmatus
Great Knot Tw Calidris tenuirostris
Red Knot w Calidris canutus
Sanderling w Calidris alba
Little Stint W Calidris minuta
Red-necked Stint W Calidris ruficollis
Temminck’s Stint W Calidris temminckii
Long-toed Stint w Calidris subminuta
Dunlin w Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper W Calidris ferruginea
Broad-billed Sandpiper w Limicola falcinellus
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Tu Calidris pygmea
Ruff W Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope v Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope v Phalaropus fulicaria
Family: Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe R Rostratula benghalensis
Family: Jacanidae
Pheasant-tailed Jacana R Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana R Metopidius indicus
Family: Burhinidae
Eurasian Thick-knee r Burhinus oedicnemus
Great Thick-knee r Esacus recurvirostris
Family: Charadriidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher w Haematopus ostralegus
Ibisbill r Ibidorhyncha struthersii
Black-winged Stilt R Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet W Recurvirostra avosetta
European Golden Plover v Pluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden Plover W Pluvialis fulva
Grey Plover W Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover w Charadrius hiaticula
Long-billed Plover w Charadrius placidus
Little Ringed Plover R Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover R Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover W Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover w Charadrius leschenaultii
Northern Lapwing w Vanellus vanellus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing R Vanellus malabaricus
River Lapwing TR Vanellus duvaucelii
Grey-headed Lapwing W Vanellus cinereus
Red-wattled Lapwing R Vanellus indicus
Sociable Lapwing Tu Vanellus gregarius (extirpated)?
White-tailed Lapwing w Vanellus leucurus
Family: Glareolidae
Indian Courser r Cursorius coromandelicus
Oriental Pratincole R Glareola maldivarum
Small Pratincole R Glareola lactea
Family: Laridae
Indian Skimmer Tr Rynchops albicollis
Pallas’s Gull W Larus ichthyaetus
Heuglin's Gull W Larus heuglini
Sooty Gull v Larus hemprichii
Brown-headed Gull W Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull W Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull w Larus genei
Gull-billed Tern W Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern w Sterna caspia
River Tern r Sterna aurantia
Lesser Crested Tern r Sterna bengalensis
Great Crested Tern R Sterna bergii
Common Tern W Sterna hirundo
Little Tern r Sterna albifrons
Black-bellied Tern Tr Sterna acuticauda
Sooty Tern v Sterna fuscata
Whiskered Tern R Chlidonias hybridus
White-winged Tern w Chlidonias leucopterus
Black Noddy v Anous minutus
Family: Accipitridae
Osprey W Pandion haliaetus
Jerdon’s Baza r Aviceda jerdoni
Black Baza r Aviceda leuphotes
Oriental Honey-buzzard R Pernis ptilorhyncus
Black-shouldered Kite R Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite R Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite R Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea Eagle R Haliaeetus leucogaster
Pallas’s Fish Eagle Tr Haliaeetus leucoryphus
White-tailed Eagle w Haliaeetus albicilla
Grey-headed Fish Eagle Tr Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus
Lesser Fish Eagle Tr Ichthyophaga humilis
Egyptian Vulture Tr Neophron percnopterus
White-rumped Vulture TR Gyps bengalensis
Slender-billed Vulture Tr Gyps tenuirostris
Himalayan Griffon R Gyps himalayensis
Cinereous Vulture Tw Aegypius monachus
Red-headed Vulture Tr Sarcogyps calvus
Short-toed Snake Eagle R Circaetus gallicus
Crested Serpent Eagle R Spilornis cheela
Eurasian Marsh Harrier W Circus aeruginosus
Hen Harrier w Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier Tw Circus macrourus
Pied Harrier W Circus melanoleucos
Montagu’s Harrier w Circus pygargus
Crested Goshawk r Accipiter trivirgatus
Shikra R Accipiter badius
Besra r Accipiter virgatus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk r Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk r Accipiter gentilis
White-eyed Buzzard R Butastur teesa
Common Buzzard w Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard W Buteo rufinus
Upland Buzzard w Buteo hemilasius
Black Eagle r Ictinaetus malayensis
Indian Spotted Eagle TR Aquila hastata
Greater Spotted Eagle Tw Aquila clanga
Golden Eagle w Aquila chrysaetos
Tawny Eagle r Aquila rapax
Steppe Eagle W Aquila nipalensis
Imperial Eagle Tw Aquila heliaca
Bonelli’s Eagle r Hieraaetus fasciatus
Booted Eagle W Hieraaetus pennatus
Rufous-bellied Eagle r Hieraaetus kienerii
Changeable Hawk Eagle R Spizaetus cirrhatus
Mountain Hawk Eagle r Spizaetus nipalensis
Family: Falconidae
Collared Falconet r Microhierax caerulescens
Lesser Kestrel Tp Falco naumanni
Common Kestrel W Falco tinnunculus
Red-necked Falcon r Falco chicquera
Amur Falcon p Falco amurensis
Merlin w Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby p Falco subbuteo
Oriental Hobby r Falco severus
Laggar Falcon Tr Falco jugger
Peregrine Falcon W Falco peregrinus
Family: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe R Tachybaptus ruficollis
Black-necked Grebe w Tachybaptus nigricollis
Great Crested Grebe W Podiceps cristatus
Family: Phaethontidae
Family: Sulidae
Family: Anhingidae
Darter Tr Anhinga melanogaster
Family: Phalacrocoracidae
Little Cormorant R Phalacrocorax niger
Indian Cormorant R Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great Cormorant W Phalacrocorax carbo
Family: Ardeidae
Little Egret R Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron R Ardea cinerea
Goliath Heron w Ardea goliath
White-bellied Heron Tr Ardea insignis
Purple Heron R Ardea purpurea
Western Reef Egret v Egretta gularis
Great Egret R Casmerodius albus
Intermediate Egret R Mesophoyx intermedia
Cattle Egret R Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron R Ardeola grayii
Little Heron R Butorides striatus
Black-crowned Night Heron R Nycticorax nycticorax
Malayan Night Heron r Gorsachius melanolophus
Yellow Bittern R Ixobrychus sinensis
Chestnut Bittern R Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern R Dupetor flavicollis
Great Bittern w Botaurus stellaris
Family: Phoenicopteridae
Family: Threskiornithidae
Black-headed Ibis TR Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black Ibis R Pseudibis papillosa
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Eurasian Spoonbill w Platalea leucorodia
Family: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican v Pelecanus onocrotalus
Spot-billed Pelican Tr Pelecanus philippensis
Family: Ciconiidae
Painted Stork Tr Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill R Anastomus oscitans
Black Stork w Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork R Ciconia episcopus
White Stork w Ciconia ciconia
Black-necked Stork Tw Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Lesser Adjutant TR Leptoptilos javanicus
Greater Adjutant Tr Leptoptilos dubius
Family: Fregatidae
Christmas Island Frigatebird Tv Fregata andrewsi
Family: Gaviidae
Family: Procellariidae
Jouanin’s Petrel v Bulweria fallax
Short-tailed Shearwater u Puffinus tenuirostris
Wilson's Storm-petrel u Oceanites oceanicus
Family: Pittidae
Indian Pitta P Pitta brachyura
Hooded Pitta r Pitta sordida
Blue-naped Pitta r Pitta nipalensis
Mangrove Pitta r Pitta megarhyncha
Family: Eurylaimidae
Silver-breasted Broadbill r Serilophus lunatus
Long-tailed Broadbill R Psarisomus dalhousiae
Family: Irenidae
Asian Fairy Bluebird R Irena puella
Blue-winged Leafbird R Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Golden-fronted Leafbird R Chloropsis aurifrons
Orange-bellied Leafbird R Chloropsis hardwickii
Family: Laniidae
Rufous-tailed Shrike w Lanius isabellinus
Brown Shrike W Lanius cristatus
Bay-backed Shrike R Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike R Lanius schach
Grey-backed Shrike R Lanius tephronotus
Southern Grey Shrike r Lanius meridionalis
Family: Corvidae
Mangrove Whistler r Pachycephala grisola
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie R Urocissa flavirostris
Red-billed Blue Magpie R Urocissa erythrorhyncha
Common Green Magpie r Cissa chinensis
Rufous Treepie R Dendrocitta vagabunda
Grey Treepie R Dendrocitta formosae
Collared Treepie r Dendrocitta frontalis
Spotted Nutcracker r Nucifraga caryocatactes
Red-billed Chough r Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
House Crow R Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow R Corvus macrorhynchos
Common Raven r Corvus corax
Ashy Woodswallow R Artamus fuscus
Eurasian Golden Oriole W Oriolus oriolus
Black-naped Oriole W Oriolus chinensis
Slender-billed Oriole r Oriolus tenuirostris
Black-hooded Oriole R Oriolus xanthornus
Maroon Oriole R Oriolus traillii
Large Cuckooshrike R Coracina macei
Black-winged Cuckooshrike R Coracina melaschistos
Black-headed Cuckooshrike R Coracina melanoptera
Rosy Minivet r Pericrocotus roseus
Small Minivet R Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
White-bellied Minivet r Pericrocotus erythropygius
Grey-chinned Minivet r Pericrocotus solaris
Long-tailed Minivet R Pericrocotus ethologus
Short-billed Minivet R Pericrocotus brevirostris
Scarlet Minivet R Pericrocotus flammeus
Swinhoe's Minivet u Pericrocotus cantonensis
Ashy Minivet w Pericrocotus divaricatus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike r Hemipus picatus
Yellow-bellied Fantail R Rhipidura hypoxantha
White-throated Fantail R Rhipidura albicollis
White-browed Fantail Flycatcher r Rhipidura aureola
Black Drongo R Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo W Dicrurus leucophaeus
White-bellied Drongo r Dicrurus caerulescens
Crow-billed Drongo r Dicrurus annectans
Bronzed Drongo R Dicrurus aeneus
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo R Dicrurus remifer
Spangled Drongo R Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo R Dicrurus paradiseus
Black-naped Monarch R Hypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise-flycatcher R Terpsiphone paradisi
Common Iora R Aegithina tiphia
Large Woodshrike r Tephrodornis gularis
Common Woodshrike R Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Family: Bombycillidae
Family: Cinclidae
Brown Dipper R Cinclus pallasii
Family: Muscicapidae
Blue-capped Rock Thrush R Monticola cinclorhynchus
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush R Monticola rufiventris
Blue Rock Thrush W Monticola solitarius
Blue Whistling Thrush R Myophonus caeruleus
Pied Thrush p Zoothera wardii
Orange-headed Thrush R Zoothera citrina
Siberian Thrush w Zoothera sibirica
Plain-backed Thrush r Zoothera mollissima
Long-tailed Thrush r Zoothera dixoni
Scaly Thrush R Zoothera dauma
Long-billed Thrush r Zoothera monticola
Dark-sided Thrush r Zoothera marginata
Tickell’s Thrush R Turdus unicolor
Black-breasted Thrush R Turdus dissimilis
White-collared Blackbird r Turdus albocinctus
Grey-winged Blackbird R Turdus boulboul
Eurasian Blackbird r Turdus merula
Chestnut Thrush r Turdus rubrocanus
Eyebrowed Thrush w Turdus obscurus
Dark-throated Thrush W Turdus ruficollis
Dusky Thrush w Turdus naumanni
Fieldfare v Turdus pilaris
Gould’s Shortwing r Brachypteryx stellata
Rusty-bellied Shortwing Tr Brachypteryx hyperythra
Lesser Shortwing r Brachypteryx leucophrys
White-browed Shortwing r Brachypteryx montana
Dark-sided Flycatcher R Muscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown Flycatcher w Muscicapa dauurica
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher p Muscicapa ruficauda
Brown-breasted Flycatcher p Muscicapa muttui
Ferruginous Flycatcher r Muscicapa ferruginea
Slaty-backed Flycatcher R Ficedula hodgsonii
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher r Ficedula strophiata
Red-breasted Flycatcher w Ficedula parva
Red-throated Flycatcher W Ficedula albicilla
White-gorgeted Flycatcher r Ficedula monileger
Snowy-browed Flycatcher r Ficedula hyperythra
Little Pied Flycatcher R Ficedula westermanni
Ultramarine Flycatcher r Ficedula superciliaris
Slaty-blue Flycatcher r Ficedula tricolor
Sapphire Flycatcher r Ficedula sapphira
Verditer Flycatcher R Eumyias thalassina
Large Niltava r Niltava grandis
Small Niltava r Niltava macgrigoriae
Rufous-bellied Niltava R Niltava sundara
Vivid Niltava r Niltava vivida
Pale-chinned Flycatcher r Cyornis poliogenys
White-bellied Blue Flycatcher r Cyornis pallipes
Pale Blue Flycatcher r Cyornis unicolor
Blue-throated Flycatcher R Cyornis rubeculoides
Hill Blue Flycatcher r Cyornis banyumas
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher r Cyornis tickelliae
Pygmy Blue Flycatcher r Muscicapella hodgsoni
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher R Culicicapa ceylonensis
Siberian Rubythroat W Luscinia calliope
White-tailed Rubythroat w Luscinia pectoralis
Bluethroat W Luscinia svecica
Firethroat Tv Luscinia pectardens
Indian Blue Robin r Luscinia brunnea
Siberian Blue Robin v Luscinia cyane
Orange-flanked Bush Robin r Tarsiger cyanurus
Golden Bush Robin R Tarsiger chrysaeus
White-browed Bush Robin r Tarsiger indicus
Rufous-breasted Bush Robin r Tarsiger hyperythrus
Oriental Magpie Robin R Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama R Copsychus malabaricus
Indian Robin R Saxicoloides fulicata
Blue-capped Redstart R Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus
Black Redstart W Phoenicurus ochruros
Hodgson’s Redstart w Phoenicurus hodgsoni
White-throated Redstart r Phoenicurus schisticeps
Daurian Redstart w Phoenicurus auroreus
Blue-fronted Redstart R Phoenicurus frontalis
White-capped Water Redstart R Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
Plumbeous Water Redstart R Rhyacornis fuliginosus
White-bellied Redstart w Hodgsonius phaenicuroides
White-tailed Robin r Myiomela leucura
Blue-fronted Robin r Cinclidium frontale
Little Forktail R Enicurus scouleri
Black-backed Forktail r Enicurus immaculatus
Slaty-backed Forktail R Enicurus schistaceus
White-crowned Forktail r Enicurus leschenaulti
Spotted Forktail r Enicurus maculatus
Purple Cochoa r Cochoa purpurea
Green Cochoa r Cochoa viridis
Hodgson's Bushchat Tw Saxicola insignis
Common Stonechat W Saxicola torquata
White-tailed Stonechat r Saxicola leucura
Pied Bushchat R Saxicola caprata
Jerdon's Bushchat r Saxicola jerdoni
Grey Bushchat R Saxicola ferrea
Desert Wheatear v Oenanthe deserti
Family: Sturnidae
Spot-winged Starling p Saroglossa spiloptera
Chestnut-tailed Starling R Sturnus malabaricus
Brahminy Starling R Sturnus pagodarum
Rosy Starling p Sturnus roseus
Common Starling p Sturnus vulgaris
Asian Pied Starling R Sturnus contra
Common Myna R Acridotheres tristis
Bank Myna R Acridotheres ginginianus
Jungle Myna R Acridotheres fuscus
White-vented Myna R Acridotheres grandis
Common Hill Myna R Gracula religiosa
Family: Sittidae
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch R Sitta castanea
White-tailed Nuthatch R Sitta himalayensis
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch R Sitta frontalis
Beautiful Nuthatch Tr Sitta formosa
Wallcreeper w Tichodroma muraria
Family: Certhiidae
Eurasian Treecreeper R Certhia familiaris
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper r Certhia nipalensis
Brown-throated Treecreeper r Certhia discolor
Winter Wren r Troglodytes troglodytes
Family: Paridae
Fire-capped Tit r Cephalopyrus flammiceps
Rufous-vented Tit r Parus rubidiventris
Coal Tit r Parus ater
Grey-crested Tit r Parus dichrous
Great Tit R Parus major
Green-backed Tit R Parus monticolus
Yellow-cheeked Tit r Parus spilonotus
Yellow-browed Tit R Sylviparus modestus
Sultan Tit R Melanochlora sultanea
Family: Aegithalidae
Black-throated Tit R Aegithalos concinnus
Rufous-fronted Tit r Aegithalos iouschistos
Family: Hirundinidae
Pale Martin p Riparia diluta
Sand Martin w Riparia riparia
Plain Martin r Riparia paludicola
Eurasian Crag Martin w Hirundo rupestris
Dusky Crag Martin r Hirundo concolor
Barn Swallow R Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow r Hirundo smithii
Red-rumped Swallow W Hirundo daurica
Streak-throated Swallow R Hirundo fluvicola
Asian House Martin r Delichon dasypus
Nepal House Martin r Delichon nipalensis
Family: Regulidae
Goldcrest r Regulus regulus
Family: Pycnonotidae
Striated Bulbul r Pycnonotus striatus
Black-crested Bulbul R Pycnonotus melanicterus
Red-whiskered Bulbul R Pycnonotus jocosus
Himalayan Bulbul R Pycnonotus leucogenys
Red-vented Bulbul R Pycnonotus cafer
White-browed Bulbul r Pycnonotus luteolus
White-throated Bulbul r Alophoixus flaveolus
Ashy Bulbul r Hemixos flavala
Mountain Bulbul r Hypsipetes mcclellandii
Black Bulbul R Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Family Hypocoliidae
Family: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola R Cisticola juncidis
Bright-headed Cisticola r Cisticola exilis
Rufous-vented Prinia Tr Prinia burnesii
Striated Prinia R Prinia criniger
Hill Prinia r Prinia atrogularis
Grey-crowned Prinia Tu Prinia cinereocapilla
Rufescent Prinia r Prinia rufescens
Grey-breasted Prinia R Prinia hodgsonii
Graceful Prinia r Prinia gracilis
Jungle Prinia r Prinia sylvatica
Yellow-bellied Prinia R Prinia flaviventris
Ashy Prinia r Prinia socialis
Plain Prinia R Prinia inornata
Family: Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye R Zosterops palpebrosus
Family: Sylviidae
Chestnut-headed Tesia R Tesia castaneocoronata
Slaty-bellied Tesia r Tesia olivea
Grey-bellied Tesia r Tesia cyaniventer
Asian Stubtail v Urosphena squameiceps
Pale-footed Bush Warbler u Cettia pallidipes
Japanese Bush Warbler u Cettia diphone
Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler r Cettia fortipes
Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler r Cettia major
Aberrant Bush Warbler R Cettia flavolivacea
Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler r Cettia acanthizoides
Grey-sided Bush Warbler R Cettia brunnifrons
Chinese Bush Warbler Bradypterus tacsanowskius
Spotted Bush Warbler r Bradypterus thoracicus
Long-billed Bush Warbler Tr Bradypterus major
Brown Bush Warbler r Bradypterus luteoventris
Russet Bush Warbler v Bradypterus seebohmi
Lanceolated Warbler w Locustella lanceolata
Grasshopper Warbler w Locustella naevia
Rusty-rumped Warbler w Locustella certhiola
Black-browed Reed Warbler w Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Paddyfield Warbler w Acrocephalus agricola
Large-billed Reed Warbler p Acrocephalus orinus
Blunt-winged Warbler w Acrocephalus concinens
Blyth’s Reed Warbler W Acrocephalus dumetorum
Great Reed Warbler w Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Oriental Reed Warbler w Acrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed Warbler W Acrocephalus stentoreus
Thick-billed Warbler w Acrocephalus aedon
Booted Warbler u Hippolais caligata
Sykes’s Warbler w Hippolais rama
Mountain Tailorbird r Orthotomus cuculatus
Common Tailorbird R Orthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked Tailorbird r Orthotomus atrogularis
Common Chiffchaff W Phylloscopus collybita
Dusky Warbler W Phylloscopus fuscatus
Smoky Warbler w Phylloscopus fuligiventer
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler r Phylloscopus affinis
Sulphur-bellied Warbler w Phylloscopus griseolus
Buff-barred Warbler R Phylloscopus pulcher
Ashy-throated Warbler r Phylloscopus maculipennis
Lemon-rumped Warbler rW Phylloscopus chloronotus
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei
Yellow-browed Warbler W Phylloscopus inornatus
Greenish Warbler R Phylloscopus trochiloides
Large-billed Leaf Warbler p Phylloscopus magnirostris
Western Crowned Warbler p Phylloscopus occipitalis
Eastern Crowned Warbler u Phylloscopus coronatus
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler r Phylloscopus reguloides
Yellow-vented Warbler r Phylloscopus cantator
Golden-spectacled Warbler R Seicercus burkii
Whistler's Warbler R Seicercus whistleri
Grey-hooded Warbler R Seicercus xanthoschistos
White-spectacled Warbler r Seicercus affinis
Grey-cheeked Warbler r Seicercus poliogenys
Chestnut-crowned Warbler r Seicercus castaniceps
Broad-billed Warbler r Tickellia hodgsoni
Rufous-faced Warbler r Abroscopus albogularis
Black-faced Warbler r Abroscopus schisticeps
Yellow-bellied Warbler r Abroscopus superciliaris
Striated Grassbird R Megalurus palustris
Bristled Grassbird Tr Chaetornis striatus
Rufous-rumped Grassbird Tr Graminicola bengalensis
White-throated Laughingthrush R Garrulax albogularis
White-crested Laughingthrush R Garrulax leucolophus
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush r Garrulax monileger
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush r Garrulax pectoralis
Striated Laughingthrush R Garrulax striatus
Rufous-necked Laughingthrush r Garrulax ruficollis
Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush r Garrulax rufogularis
Spotted Laughingthrush r Garrulax ocellatus
Grey-sided Laughingthrush r Garrulax caerulatus
Streaked Laughingthrush R Garrulax lineatus
Blue-winged Laughingthrush r Garrulax squamatus
Scaly Laughingthrush r Garrulax subunicolor
Black-faced Laughingthrush r Garrulax affinis
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush r Garrulax erythrocephalus
Red-faced Liocichla r Liocichla phoenicea
Abbott’s Babbler R Malacocincla abbotti
Puff-throated Babbler r Pellorneum ruficeps
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler R Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
White-browed Scimitar Babbler R Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler R Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler r Pomatorhinus ferruginosus
Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler r Xiphirhynchus superciliaris
Long-billed Wren Babbler r Rimator malacoptilus
Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler R Pnoepyga albiventer
Pygmy Wren Babbler R Pnoepyga pusilla
Rufous-throated Wren Babbler Tr Spelaeornis caudatus
Spotted Wren Babbler r Spelaeornis formosus
Wedge-billed Wren Babbler Tr Sphenocichla humei
Rufous-fronted Babbler r Stachyris rufifrons
Rufous-capped Babbler R Stachyris ruficeps
Golden Babbler r Stachyris chrysaea
Grey-throated Babbler r Stachyris nigriceps
Tawny-bellied Babbler r Dumetia hyperythra
Striped Tit Babbler R Macronous gularis
Chestnut-capped Babbler R Timalia pileata
Yellow-eyed Babbler R Chrysomma sinense
Jerdon's Babbler Tr Turdoides striatus
Common Babbler R Turdoides caudatus
Striated Babbler R Turdoides earlei
Slender-billed Babbler Tr Turdoides longirostris
Jungle Babbler R Turdoides striatus
Silver-eared Mesia r Leiothrix argentauris
Red-billed Leiothrix R Leiothrix lutea
Cutia r Cutia nipalensis
Black-headed Shrike Babbler r Pteruthius rufiventer
White-browed Shrike Babbler r Pteruthius flaviscapis
Green Shrike Babbler r Pteruthius xanthochlorus
Black-eared Shrike Babbler r Pteruthius melanotis
White-hooded Babbler r Gampsorhynchus rufulus
Rusty-fronted Barwing R Actinodura egertoni
Hoary-throated Barwing R Actinodura nipalensis
Blue-winged Minla R Minla cyanouroptera
Chestnut-tailed Minla R Minla strigula
Red-tailed Minla R Minla ignotincta
Golden-breasted Fulvetta r Alcippe chrysotis
Yellow-throated Fulvetta r Alcippe cinerea
Rufous-winged Fulvetta R Alcippe castaneceps
White-browed Fulvetta R Alcippe vinipectus
Rufous-throated Fulvetta r Alcippe rufogularis
Nepal Fulvetta r Alcippe nipalensis
Rufous-backed Sibia r Heterophasia annectans
Rufous Sibia R Heterophasia capistrata
Long-tailed Sibia r Heterophasia picaoides
Striated Yuhina r Yuhina castaniceps
White-naped Yuhina r Yuhina bakeri
Whiskered Yuhina R Yuhina flavicollis
Stripe-throated Yuhina R Yuhina gularis
Rufous-vented Yuhina r Yuhina occipitalis
Black-chinned Yuhina r Yuhina nigrimenta
White-bellied Yuhina r Yuhina zantholeuca
Fire-tailed Myzornis r Myzornis pyrrhoura
Great Parrotbill r Conostoma oemodium
Brown Parrotbill r Paradoxornis unicolor
Grey-headed Parrotbill r Paradoxornis gularis
Black-breasted Parrotbill Tr Paradoxornis flavirostris
Fulvous Parrotbill r Paradoxornis fulvifrons
Black-throated Parrotbill R Paradoxornis nipalensis
Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill r Paradoxornis ruficeps
Lesser Whitethroat w Sylvia curruca blythi
Eastern Orphean Warbler rw Sylvia crassirostris
Family: Alaudidae
Singing Bushlark r Mirafra cantillans ?
Indian Bushlark r Mirafra erythroptera
Bengal Bushlark R Mirafra assamica
Bimaculated Lark v Melanocorypha bimaculata
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark R Eremopterix grisea
Rufous-tailed Lark r Ammomanes phoenicurus
Greater Short-toed Lark w Calandrella brachydactyla
Hume’s Short-toed Lark w Calandrella acutirostris
Sand Lark R Calandrella raytal
Crested Lark r Galerida cristata
Oriental Skylark R Alauda gulgula
Family: Nectariniidae
Thick-billed Flowerpecker R Dicaeum agile
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker r Dicaeum melanoxanthum
Pale-billed Flowerpecker R Dicaeum erythrorynchos
Plain Flowerpecker r Dicaeum concolor
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker r Dicaeum ignipectus
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker R Dicaeum cruentatum
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird r Anthreptes singalensis
Purple-rumped Sunbird R Nectarinia zeylonica
Purple Sunbird R Nectarinia asiatica
Loten’s Sunbird r Nectarinia lotenia
Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird r Aethopyga gouldiae
Green-tailed Sunbird R Aethopyga nipalensis
Black-throated Sunbird R Aethopyga saturata
Crimson Sunbird R Aethopyga siparaja
Fire-tailed Sunbird r Aethopyga ignicauda
Little Spiderhunter R Arachnothera longirostra
Streaked Spiderhunter r Arachnothera magna
House Sparrow R Passer domesticus
Russet Sparrow R Passer rutilans
Eurasian Tree Sparrow R Passer montanus
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia r Petronia xanthocollis
Forest Wagtail P Dendronanthus indicus
White Wagtail R Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail R Motacilla maderaspatensis
Citrine Wagtail W Motacilla citreola citreola
Yellow Wagtail W Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail R Motacilla cinerea
Richard’s Pipit W Anthus richardi
Paddyfield Pipit R Anthus rufulus
Tawny Pipit w Anthus campestris
Blyth’s Pipit w Anthus godlewskii
Upland Pipit r Anthus sylvanus
Long-billed Pipit w Anthus similis
Tree Pipit r Anthus trivialis
Olive-backed Pipit R Anthus hodgsoni
Red-throated Pipit p Anthus cervinus
Rosy Pipit r Anthus roseatus
Buff-bellied Pipit w Anthus rubescens
Altai Accentor w Prunella himalayana
Alpine Accentor r Prunella collaris
Robin Accentor r Prunella rubeculoides
Rufous-breasted Accentor r Prunella strophiata
Maroon-backed Accentor w Prunella immaculata
Black-breasted Weaver R Ploceus benghalensis
Streaked Weaver R Ploceus manyar
Baya Weaver R Ploceus philippinus
Finn’s Weaver Tr Ploceus megarhynchus
Red Avadavat R Amandava amandava
Indian Silverbill R Lonchura malabarica
White-rumped Munia R Lonchura striata
Scaly-breasted Munia R Lonchura punctulata
Black-headed Munia R Lonchura malacca
Family: Fringillidae
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch R Carduelis spinoides
Tibetan Siskin r Carduelis thibetana
Plain Mountain Finch r Leucosticte nemoricola
Dark-breasted Rosefinch R Carpodacus nipalensis
Blanford's Rosefinch r Carpodacus rubescens
Beautiful Rosefinch r Carpodacus pulcherrimus
Common Rosefinch R Carpodacus erythrinus
Pink-browed Rosefinch r Carpodacus rodochrous
Dark-rumped Rosefinch R Carpodacus edwardsii
Spot-winged Rosefinch r Carpodacus rodopeplus
White-browed Rosefinch r Carpodacus thura
Spectacled Finch r Callacanthis burtoni
Crimson-browed Finch r Propyrrhula subhimachala
Scarlet Finch r Haematospiza sipahi
Red Crossbill r Loxia curvirostra
Brown Bullfinch R Pyrrhula nipalensis
Red-headed Bullfinch r Pyrrhula erythrocephala
Grey-headed Bullfinch r Pyrrhula erythaca
Collared Grosbeak r Mycerobas affinis
Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos
White-winged Grosbeak r Mycerobas carnipes
Gold-naped Finch R Pyrrhoplectes epauletta
Crested Bunting R Melophus lathami
Ortolan Bunting v Emberiza hortulana
Chestnut-eared Bunting w Emberiza fucata
Little Bunting W Emberiza pusilla
Yellow-breasted Bunting Tw Emberiza aureola
Chestnut Bunting w Emberiza rutila
Black-headed Bunting w Emberiza melanocephala
Black-faced Bunting w Emberiza spodocephala
Grey-headed Bullfinch r Pyrrhula erythaca
Collared Grosbeak r Mycerobas affinis
Spot-winged Grosbeak r Mycerobas melanozanthos
White-winged Grosbeak r Mycerobas carnipes
Gold-naped Finch R Pyrrhoplectes epaulet

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