Birds of India

Checklist of Birds
Delhi Region
Including adjoining areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh


Compiled by
Bikram Grewal
Last updated 2011

Black Francolin, Francolinus francolinus
Grey Francolin, Francolinus pondicerianus
Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix
Rain Quail, Coturnix coromandelica
Jungle Bush Quail, Perdicula asiatica
Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
Greylag Goose, Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose, Anser indicus
Lesser Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna javanica
Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
Comb Duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos
Cotton Pygmy-goose, Nettapus coromandelianus
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Falcated Duck, Anas falcata
Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Spot-billed Duck, Anas poecilorhyncha
Baikal Teal, Anas formosa
Common Teal, Anas crecca
Garganey, Anas querquedula
Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
Marbled Duck, Marmaronetta angustirostris
Red-crested Pochard, Rhodonessa rufina
Common Pochard, Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Pochard, Aythya nyroca
Baer's Pochard, Aythya baeri
Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
Smew, Mergellus albellus
Small Buttonquail, Turnix sylvatica
Barred Buttonquail, Turnix suscitator
Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Black-rumped Flameback, Dinopium benghalense
Brown-headed Barbet, Megalaima zeylanica
Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala
Indian Grey Hornbill, Ocyceros birostris
Common Hoopoe, Upupa epops
European Roller, Coracias garrulus
Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis
Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis
White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis
Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis
Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus
Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus
Pied Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus
Common Hawk Cuckoo, Hierococcyx varius
Indian Cuckoo, Cuculus micropterus
Eurasian Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus
Oriental Cuckoo, Cuculus saturatus,
Lesser Cuckoo, Cuculus poliocephalus
Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Cacomantis passerinus
Drongo Cuckoo, Surniculus lugubris
Asian Koel, Eudynamys scolopacea
Sirkeer Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii
Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis
Lesser Coucal, Centropus bengalensis
Alexandrine Parakeet, Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri
Plum-headed Parakeet, Psittacula cyanocephala
Asian Palm Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis
Alpine Swift, Tachymarptis melba
Fork-tailed Swift, Apus pacificus
House Swift, Apus affinis
Barn Owl, Tyto alba
Collared Scops Owl, Otus bakkamoena
Rock Eagle Owl, Bubo (bubo) bengalensis
Dusky Eagle Owl, Bubo coromandus
Brown Fish Owl, Ketupa zeylonensis
Spotted Owlet, Athene brama
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
Sykes's Nightjar, Caprimulgus mahrattensis
Indian Nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar, Caprimulgus affinis
Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
Oriental Turtle Dove, Streptopelia orientalis
Laughing Dove, Streptopelia senegalensis
Spotted Dove, Streptopelia chinensis
Red Collared Dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Treron phoenicoptera
MacQueen's Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii
Sarus Crane, Grus antigone
Demoiselle Crane, Grus virgo
Common Crane, Grus grus
Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus
Brown Crake, Amaurornis akool
White-breasted Waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's Crake, Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake, Porzana porzana
Ruddy-breasted Crake, Porzana fusca
Watercock, Gallicrex cinerea
Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
Common Coot, Fulica atra
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles exustus
Painted Sandgrouse, Pterocles indicus
Pintail Snipe, Gallinago stenura
Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago
Jack Snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus
Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa
Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata
Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus
Common Redshank, Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank, Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper, Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos
Asian Dowitcher, Limnodromus semipalmatus
Little Stint, Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint, Calidris temminckii
Dunlin, Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Limicola falcinellus
Ruff, Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus
Greater Painted-snipe, Rostratula benghalensis
Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus
Eurasian Thick-knee, Burhinus oedicnemus
Great Thick-knee, Esacus recurvirostris
Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta
Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva
Grey Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula
Long-billed Plover, Charadrius placidus
Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover, Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover, Charadrius leschenaultii
Caspian Plover, Charadrius asiaticus
Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus
River Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii
Grey-headed Lapwing, Vanellus cinereus
Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus
Sociable Lapwing, Vanellus gregarius
White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor
Indian Courser, Cursorius coromandelicus
Oriental Pratincole, Glareola maldivarum
Small Pratincole, Glareola lactea
Indian Skimmer, Rynchops albicollis
Mew Gull, Larus canus
Yellow-legged Gull, Larus cachinnans
Pallas's Gull, Larus ichthyaetus
Brown-headed Gull, Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Little Gull Larus minutus
Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica
River Tern, Sterna aurantia
Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
Little Tern, Sterna albifrons
Black-bellied Tern, Sterna acuticauda
Bridled Tern, Sterna anaethetus
Whiskered Tern, Chlidonias hybridus
White-winged Tern, Chlidonias leucopterus
Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
Oriental Honey-buzzard, Pernis ptilorhyncus
Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite, Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus
Pallas's Fish Eagle, Haliaeetus leucoryphus
White-tailed Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla
Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus
Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus
White-rumped Vulture, Gyps bengalensis
Indian Vulture, Gyps indicus
Eurasian Griffon, Gyps fulvus
Red-headed Vulture, Sarcogyps calvus
Short-toed Snake Eagle, Circaetus gallicus
Crested Serpent Eagle, Spilornis cheela
Western Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus
Hen Harrier, Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus
Montagu's Harrier, Circus pygargus
Shikra, Accipiter badius
Besra, Accipiter virgatus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus
White-eyed Buzzard, Butastur teesa
Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus
Upland Buzzard, Buteo hemilasius
Indian Spotted Eagle, Aquila hastate
Greater Spotted Eagle, Aquila clanga
Tawny Eagle, Aquila rapax
Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis
Imperial Eagle, Aquila heliaca
Bonelli's Eagle, Hieraaetus fasciatus
Booted Eagle, Hieraaetus pennatus
Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni
Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Red-necked Falcon, Falco chicquera
Merlin, Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo
Laggar Falcon, Falco jugger
Saker Falcon, Falco cherrug
Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus
Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
Darter, Anhinga melanogaster
Little Cormorant, Phalacrocorax niger
Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Little Egret, Egretta garzetta
Western Reef Egret, Egretta gularis
Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea
Great Egret, Casmerodius albus
Intermediate Egret, Mesophoyx intermedia
Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron, Ardeola grayii
Little Heron, Butorides striatus
Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern, Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern, Dupetor flavicollis
Great Bittern, Botaurus stellaris
Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber
Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
Black-headed Ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus
Black Ibis, Pseudibis papillosa
Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia
Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus
Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis
Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill, Anastomus oscitans
Black Stork, Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork, Ciconia episcopus
White Stork, Ciconia ciconia
Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Lesser Adjutant, Leptoptilos javanicus
Rufous-tailed Shrike, Lanius isabellinus
Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus
Bay-backed Shrike, Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike, Lanius schach
Grey-backed Shrike, Lanius tephronotus
Southern Grey Shrike, Lanius meridionalis
Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda
House Crow, Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow, Corvus macrorhynchos
Common Raven, Corvus corax
Eurasian Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus
Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus
Maroon Oriole, Oriolus traillii
Large Cuckooshrike, Coracina macei
Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Coracina melanoptera
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
Small Minivet, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
White-bellied Minivet, Pericrocotus erythropygius
Long-tailed Minivet, Pericrocotus ethologus
White-browed Fantail, Rhipidura aureola
Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo, Dicrurus leucophaeus
White-bellied Drongo, Dicrurus caerulescens
Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi
Marshall's Iora, Aegithina nigrolutea
Common Woodshrike, Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Blue Rock Thrush, Monticola solitarius
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrine
Tickell's Thrush, Turdus unicolor
Grey-winged Blackbird, Turdus boulboul
Dark-throated Thrush, Turdus (ruficollis) atrogularis
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, Muscicapa ruficauda
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva
Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula (parva) albicilla
Verditer Flycatcher, Eumyias thalassina
Blue-throated Flycatcher, Cyornis rubeculoides
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Culicicapa ceylonensis
Siberian Rubythroat, Luscinia calliope
Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas galactotes
Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis
Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicata
Blue-capped Redstart, Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus
Black Redstart, Phoenicurus ochruros
White-capped Water Redstart, Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
Plumbeous Water Redstart, Rhyacornis fuliginosus
Stoliczka's Bushchat, Saxicola macrorhyncha
Siberian Stonechat, Saxicola maura
White-tailed Stonechat, Saxicola leucura
Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata
Grey Bushchat, Saxicola ferrea
Variable Wheatear, Oenanthe picata
Rufous-tailed Wheatear, Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Desert Wheatear, Oenanthe deserti
Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina
Brown Rock-chat, Cercomela fusca
Chestnut-tailed Starling, Sturnus malabaricus
Brahminy Starling, Sturnus pagodarum
Rosy Starling, Sturnus roseus
Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
Asian Pied Starling, Sturnus contra
Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis
Bank Myna, Acridotheres ginginianus
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Sitta castanea
Wall Creeper Tichodroma muraria
Spotted Creeper, Salpornis spilonotus
White-crowned Penduline Tit, Remiz coronatus
Fire-capped Tit, Cephalopyrus flammiceps
Great Tit, Parus major
Sand Martin, Riparia riparia
Pale Martin, Riparia diluta
Plain Martin, Riparia paludicola
Dusky Crag Martin, Hirundo concolor
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii
Red-rumped Swallow, Hirundo daurica
Streak-throated Swallow, Hirundo fluvicola
Northern House Martin, Delichon urbica
Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus
White-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucotis
Red-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus cafer
Black Bulbul, Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis
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
Oriental White-eye, Zosterops palpebrosus
Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
Moustached Warbler, Acrocephalus melanopogon
Paddyfield Warbler, Acrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus dumetorum
Clamorous Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus stentoreus
Booted Warbler, Hippolais caligata
Sykes Warbler, Hippolais rama
Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius
Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella naevia
Common Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita
Mountain Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus sindianus
Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus,
Tickell's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus affinis
Sulphur-bellied Warbler, Phylloscopus griseolus
Buff-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus pulcher
Brook's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus subviridis
Hume's Warbler, Phylloscopus humei
Greenish Warbler, Phylloscopus trochiloides
Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus magnirostris
Western Crowned Warbler, Phylloscopus occipitalis
Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri
Striated Grassbird, Megalurus palustris
Bristled Grassbird, Chaetornis striatus
Yellow-eyed Babbler, Chrysomma sinense
Common Babbler, Turdoides caudatus
Striated Babbler, Turdoides earlei
Large Grey Babbler, Turdoides malcolmi
Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striatus
Greater Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca
Hume's Whitethroat, Sylvia althaea
Small Whitethroat, Sylvia minula
Eastern Orphean Warbler, Sylvia crassirostris
Indian Bushlark, Mirafra erythroptera
Bengal Bushlark, Mirafra assamica
Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix grisea
Rufous-tailed Lark, Ammomanes phoenicurus
Bimaculated Lark, Melanocorypha bimaculata
Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla
Hume's Short-toed Lark, Calandrella acutirostris
Sand Lark, Calandrella raytal
Crested Lark, Galerida cristata
Eurasian Skylark, Alauda arvensis
Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula
Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum agile
Purple Sunbird, Nectarinia asiatica
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow, Passer hispaniolensis
Sind Sparrow, Passer pyrrhonotus
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Petronia xanthocollis
White Wagtail, Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail, Motacilla maderaspatensis
Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola
Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea
Richard's Pipit, Anthus richardi
Paddyfield Pipit, Anthus rufulus
Tawny Pipit, Anthus campestris
Blyth's Pipit, Anthus godlewskii
Long-billed Pipit, Anthus similis
Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis
Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni
Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus
Rosy Pipit, Anthus roseatus
Water Pipit, Anthus spinoletta
Black-breasted Weaver, Ploceus benghalensis
Streaked Weaver, Ploceus manyar
Baya Weaver, Ploceus philippinus
Finn's Weaver, Ploceus megarhynchus
Red Avadavat, Amandava amandava
Indian Silverbill, Lonchura malabarica
Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata
Black-headed Munia, Lonchura malacca
Common Rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus
Trumpeter Finch, Bucanetes githagineus
Crested Bunting, Melophus lathami
Grey-necked Bunting, Emberiza buchanani
Ortolan Bunting, Emberiza hortulana
White-capped Bunting, Emberiza stewarti
House Bunting, Emberiza striolata
Chestnut-eared Bunting, Emberiza fucata
Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala
Red-headed Bunting, Emberiza bruniceps

Species seen only prior to 1970

White-headed Duck, Oxyura leucocephala
Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus
Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Turnix tanki
Oriental Pied Hornbill, Anthracoceros albirostris
Oriental Scops Owl, Otus sunia
Mottled Wood Owl, Strix ocellata
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Grey Nightjar, Caprimulgus indicus
Large-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus macrurus
Indian Bustard, Ardeotis nigriceps
Siberian Crane, Grus leucogeranus
Slaty-breasted Rail, Gallirallus striatus
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Pterocles alchata
Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles orientalis
Eurasian Woodcock, Scolopax rusticola
Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres
Greater Adjutant, Leptoptilos dubius
Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia
Cinereous Vulture, Aegypius monachus
Black Eagle, Ictinaetus malayensis
Changeable Hawk Eagle, Spizaetus cirrhatus
Little Bittern, Ixobrychus minutus
Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor
Indian Pitta, Pitta brachyura
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
Rosy Minivet, Pericrocotus roseus
Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Monticola cinclorhynchus
Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa daurica
Ultramarine Flycatcher, Ficedula superciliaris
Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Certhia himalayana
White-browed Bulbul, Pycnonotus luteolus
Rufous-vented Prinia, Prinia burnesii,
Lanceolated Warbler, Locustella lanceolata
Plain Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus neglectus
Tawny-bellied Babbler, Dumetia hyperythra
Eastern Desert Warbler, Sylvia nana
Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix nigriceps
Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum erythrorynchos
Green Avadavat, Amandava formosa, Green Munia
White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata
Rock Bunting, Emberiza cia
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus

© Bikram Grewal 2010


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