Birds of India

Systematic List

A complete Checklist of the Birds of India

Contains 1302 species I Compiled by Sumit K Sen
Last updated September 2017
1. Taxonomy and nomenclature follows BirdLife International's taxonomic Checklist of the world's bird species Version 9.1 whose main source is del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World.
2. Species included heavily relies on Checklist of the birds of India (v1.0) Indian BIRDS, 11:113-170. It is supplemented with recent data and a few editorial inclusions.
3. Wherever possible, older and more familiar common names have been included in square brackets [ ]. Round brackets ( ) contain alternate scientific names and curly brackets { } have been used to indicate lumps and splits.
4. Brief details of all species mentioned here can be found at
HBW Alive.

Family: Phasianidae - Pheasants, partridges, turkeys, grouse
Nicobar Scrubfowl
Megapodius nicobariensis
Hill Partridge
Arborophila torqueola
Rufous-throated Partridge
Arborophila rufogularis
White-cheeked Partridge
Arborophila atrogularis
Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Arborophila mandellii
Red Spurfowl
Galloperdix spadicea
Painted Spurfowl
Galloperdix lunulata
Indian Peafowl
Pavo cristatus
Green Peafowl
Pavo muticus
Grey Peacock-pheasant
Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Common Quail
Coturnix coturnix
Japanese Quail
Coturnix japonica
Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica
Asian Blue [Blue-breasted] Quail
Synoicus chinensis
Himalayan Snowcock
Tetraogallus himalayensis
Tibetan Snowcock
Tetraogallus tibetanus
Alectoris chukar
Snow Partridge
Lerwa lerwa
Jungle Bush-quail
Perdicula asiatica
Rock Bush-quail
Perdicula argoondah
Painted Bush-quail
Perdicula erythrorhyncha
Manipur Bush-quail
Perdicula manipurensis
Himalayan Quail
Ophrysia superciliosa
Black Francolin
Francolinus francolinus
Painted Francolin
Francolinus pictus
Chinese Francolin
Francolinus pintadeanus
Grey Francolin
Francolinus pondicerianus
Swamp Francolin
Francolinus gularis
Mountain Bamboo-partridge
Bambusicola fytchii
Red Junglefowl
Gallus gallus
Grey Junglefowl
Gallus sonneratii
Himalayan Monal
Lophophorus impejanus
Sclater's Monal
Lophophorus sclateri
Western Tragopan
Tragopan melanocephalus
Satyr Tragopan
Tragopan satyra
Blyth's Tragopan
Tragopan blythii
Temminck's Tragopan
Tragopan temminckii
Blood Pheasant
Ithaginis cruentus
Koklass Pheasant
Pucrasia macrolopha
Mrs Hume's Pheasant
Syrmaticus humiae
Cheer Pheasant
Catreus wallichii
Kalij Pheasant
Lophura leucomelanos
Tibetan Partridge
Perdix hodgsoniae
Family: Anatidae - Ducks, geese, swans
Fulvous Whistling-duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
Lesser Whistling-duck
Dendrocygna javanica
White-headed Duck
Oxyura leucocephala
Mute Swan
Cygnus olor
Whooper Swan
Cygnus cygnus
Tundra Swan
Cygnus columbianus
Red-breasted Goose
Branta ruficollis
Bar-headed Goose
Anser indicus
Greylag Goose
Anser anser
Bean Goose
Anser fabalis
Greater White-fronted Goose
Anser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose
Anser erythropus
Long-tailed Duck
Clangula hyemalis
Common Goldeneye
Bucephala clangula
Mergellus albellus
Goosander [Common Merganser]
Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator
Common Shelduck
Tadorna tadorna
Ruddy Shelduck
Tadorna ferruginea
African Comb [Comb] Duck
Sarkidiornis melanotos
Cotton Pygmy-goose
Nettapus coromandelianus
Mandarin Duck
Aix galericulata
Marbled Teal [Duck]
Marmaronetta angustirostris
White-winged Duck
Asarcornis scutulata (Cairina scutulata)
Red-crested Pochard
Netta rufina (Rhodonessa rufina)
Common Pochard
Aythya ferina
Baer's Pochard
Aythya baeri
Ferruginous Duck
Aythya nyroca
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup
Aythya marila
Pink-headed Duck
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
Spatula querquedula (Anas querquedula)
Northern Shoveler
Spatula clypeata (Anas clypeata)
Baikal Teal
Sibirionetta formosa (Anas formosa)
Falcated Duck
Mareca falcata (Anas falcata)
Mareca strepera (Anas strepera)
Eurasian Wigeon
Mareca penelope (Anas penelope)
Chinese Spot-billed Duck
Anas zonorhyncha
Indian Spot-billed Duck
Anas poecilorhyncha
Anas platyrhynchos
Andaman Teal
Anas albogularis
Northern Pintail
Anas acuta
Common Teal
Anas crecca
Family: Podicipedidae - Grebes
Little Grebe
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked Grebe
Podiceps grisegena
Great Crested Grebe
Podiceps cristatus
Horned Grebe
Podiceps auritus
Black-necked Grebe
Podiceps nigricollis
Family: Phoenicopteridae - Flamingos
Greater Flamingo
Phoenicopterus roseus
Lesser Flamingo
Phoeniconaias minor
Family: Phaethontidae - Tropicbirds
Red-billed Tropicbird
Phaethon aethereus
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Phaethon rubricauda
White-tailed Tropicbird
Phaethon lepturus
Family: Columbidae - Pigeons, doves
Rock Dove [Rock Pigeon]
Columba livia
Hill Pigeon
Columba rupestris
Snow Pigeon
Columba leuconota
Yellow-eyed Pigeon
Columba eversmanni
Common Woodpigeon
Columba palumbus
Speckled Woodpigeon
Columba hodgsonii
Ashy Woodpigeon
Columba pulchricollis
Nilgiri Woodpigeon
Columba elphinstonii
Pale-capped Pigeon
Columba punicea
Andaman Woodpigeon
Columba palumboides
European Turtle-dove
Streptopelia turtur
Oriental Turtle-dove
Streptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared-dove
Streptopelia decaocto
Red [Red Collared Dove] Turtle-dove
Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eastern Spotted Dove
Spilopelia chinensis
Western Spotted Dove
Spilopelia suratensis
Laughing Dove
Spilopelia senegalensis (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Barred Cuckoo-dove
Macropygia unchall
Andaman Cuckoo-dove
Macropygia rufipennis
Nicobar Pigeon
Caloenas nicobarica
Grey-capped Emerald [Emerald] Dove
Chalcophaps indica
Orange-breasted Green-pigeon
Treron bicinctus
Ashy-headed Green-pigeon
Treron phayrei (Treron pompadora)
Grey-fronted Green-pigeon
Treron affinis
Andaman Green-pigeon
Treron chloropterus
Thick-billed Green-pigeon
Treron curvirostra
Yellow-footed Green-pigeon
Treron phoenicopterus (phoenicoptera)
Pin-tailed Green-pigeon
Treron apicauda
Wedge-tailed Green-pigeon
Treron sphenurus (sphenura)
Green Imperial-pigeon
Ducula aenea
Mountain Imperial-pigeon
Ducula badia
Pied Imperial-pigeon
Ducula bicolor
Family: Pteroclidae - Sandgrouse
Pallas's Sandgrouse
Syrrhaptes paradoxus
Tibetan Sandgrouse
Syrrhaptes tibetanus
Black-bellied Sandgrouse
Pterocles orientalis
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse
Pterocles exustus
Spotted Sandgrouse
Pterocles senegallus
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Pterocles alchata
Painted Sandgrouse
Pterocles indicus
Family: Podargidae - Frogmouths
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Batrachostomus moniliger
Hodgson's Frogmouth
Batrachostomus hodgsoni
Family: Caprimulgidae - Nightjars
Great Eared-nightjar
Lyncornis macrotis (Eurostopodus macrotis)
Jungle [Grey] Nightjar
Caprimulgus indicus
Grey Nightjar
Caprimulgus jotaka
European [Eurasian] Nightjar
Caprimulgus europaeus
Sykes's Nightjar
Caprimulgus mahrattensis
Jerdon's Nightjar
Caprimulgus atripennis
Large-tailed Nightjar
Caprimulgus macrurus
Andaman Nightjar
Caprimulgus andamanicus
Indian Nightjar
Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar
Caprimulgus affinis
Family: Hemiprocnidae - Treeswifts
Crested Treeswift
Hemiprocne coronata
Family: Apodidae - Swifts
White-rumped Spinetail [Needletail]
Zoonavena sylvatica
White-throated Needletail
Hirundapus caudacutus
Silver-backed Needletail
Hirundapus cochinchinensis
Brown-backed Needletail
Hirundapus giganteus
Glossy Swiftlet
Collocalia esculenta
Himalayan Swiftlet
Aerodramus brevirostris
Indian Swiftlet
Aerodramus unicolor (Collocalia unicolor)
Edible-nest Swiftlet
Aerodramus fuciphagus (Collocalia fuciphaga)
Asian Palm-swift
Cypsiurus balasiensis
Alpine Swift
Tachymarptis melba
Dark-rumped Swift
Apus acuticauda
Pacific [Fork-tailed] Swift
Apus pacificus
House Swift
Apus nipalensis
Little [House] Swift
Apus affinis
Common Swift
Apus apus
Family: Cuculidae - Cuckoos
Greater Coucal
Centropus sinensis
Andaman [Brown] Coucal
Centropus andamanensis
Lesser Coucal
Centropus bengalensis
Sirkeer Malkoha
Taccocua leschenaultii (Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii)
Blue-faced Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
Green-billed Malkoha
Phaenicophaeus tristis
Jacobin [Pied] Cuckoo
Clamator jacobinus
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
Clamator coromandus
Western [Asian] Koel
Eudynamys scolopaceus (scolopacea)
Asian Emerald Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx maculatus
Violet Cuckoo
Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Banded Bay Cuckoo
Cacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive Cuckoo
Cacomantis merulinus
Grey-bellied Cuckoo
Cacomantis passerinus
Fork-tailed Drongo-cuckoo
Surniculus dicruroides
Square-tailed Drongo-cuckoo [Drongo Cuckoo]
Surniculus lugubris
Large Hawk-cuckoo
Hierococcyx sparverioides
Common Hawk-cuckoo
Hierococcyx varius
Whistling [Hodgson’s] Hawk-cuckoo
Hierococcyx nisicolor (Hierococcyx fugax)
Indian Cuckoo
Cuculus micropterus
Common [Eurasian] Cuckoo
Cuculus canorus
Oriental Cuckoo
Cuculus saturatus
Lesser Cuckoo
Cuculus poliocephalus
Family: Heliornithidae - Finfoots
Masked Finfoot
Heliopais personatus (personata)
Family: Rallidae - Rails, gallinules, coots
Andaman Crake
Rallina canningi
Great Nicobar Crake
Rallina sp. <Undescribed>
Slaty-legged Crake
Rallina eurizonoides
Western Water [Water] Rail
Rallus aquaticus
Eastern Water Rail
Rallus indicus
Slaty-breasted Rail
Lewinia striata (Gallirallus striatus)
Corncrake [Corn Crake]
Crex crex
Spotted Crake
Porzana porzana
Ruddy-breasted Crake
Zapornia fusca (Porzana fusca)
Brown Crake
Zapornia akool (Amaurornis akool)
Little Crake
Zapornia parva (Porzana parva)
Baillon's Crake
Zapornia pusilla (Porzana pusilla)
Black-tailed Crake
Zapornia bicolor (Porzana bicolor)
White-breasted Waterhen
Amaurornis phoenicurus
White-browed Crake
Amaurornis cinerea
Gallicrex cinerea
Purple Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen
Gallinula chloropus
Common Coot
Fulica atra
Family: Gruidae - Cranes
Siberian Crane
Leucogeranus leucogeranus (Grus leucogeranus)
Sarus Crane
Antigone antigone (Grus antigone)
Demoiselle Crane
Anthropoides virgo (Grus virgo)
Common Crane
Grus grus
Black-necked Crane
Grus nigricollis
Family: Otididae - Bustards
Little Bustard
Tetrax tetrax
Asian Houbara [MacQueen’s Bustard]
Chlamydotis macqueenii
Great Indian Bustard
Ardeotis nigriceps
Bengal Florican
Houbaropsis bengalensis
Lesser Florican
Sypheotides indicus (indica)
Family: Gaviidae - Loons/divers
Red-throated Loon
Gavia stellata
Arctic Loon [Black-throated]
Gavia arctica
Family: Oceanitidae - Southern storm-petrels
Wilson's Storm-petrel
Oceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-petrel
Pelagodroma marina
Black-bellied Storm-petrel
Fregetta tropica
Family: Hydrobatidae - Northern storm-petrels
Swinhoe's Storm-petrel
Hydrobates monorhis (Oceanodroma monorhis)
Family: Procellariidae - Petrels, shearwaters
Cape Petrel
Daption capense
Barau's Petrel
Pterodroma baraui
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Ardenna pacifica (Puffinus pacificus)
Short-tailed Shearwater
Ardenna tenuirostris (Puffinus tenuirostris)
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Ardenna carneipes (Puffinus carneipes)
Streaked Shearwater
Calonectris leucomelas
Cory's Shearwater
Calonectris borealis
Tropical Shearwater
Puffinus bailloni
Persian Shearwater
Puffinus persicus
Jouanin's Petrel
Bulweria fallax
Family: Ciconiidae - Storks
Greater Adjutant
Leptoptilos dubius
Lesser Adjutant
Leptoptilos javanicus
Painted Stork
Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill
Anastomus oscitans
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Asian Woollyneck
Ciconia episcopus
White Stork
Ciconia ciconia
Black-necked Stork
Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Family: Threskiornithidae - Ibises, spoonbills
Eurasian Spoonbill
Platalea leucorodia
Black-headed Ibis
Threskiornis melanocephalus
Red-naped [Black] Ibis
Pseudibis papillosa
Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus
Family: Ardeidae - Herons
Eurasian [Great] Bittern
Botaurus stellaris
Common Little [Little] Bittern
Ixobrychus minutus
Yellow Bittern
Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern
Ixobrychus flavicollis (Dupetor flavicollis)
Malay Night-heron
Gorsachius melanolophus
Black-crowned Night-heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Green-backed [Little] Heron
Butorides striata
Indian Pond-heron
Ardeola grayii
Chinese Pond-heron
Ardeola bacchus
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus ibis
Grey Heron
Ardea cinerea
White-bellied Heron
Ardea insignis
Goliath Heron
Ardea goliath
Purple Heron
Ardea purpurea
Great White [Great] Egret
Ardea alba (Casmerodius albus)
Intermediate Egret
Ardea intermedia (Mesophoyx intermedia)
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-egret
Egretta gularis
Pacific Reef-egret
Egretta sacra
Family: Pelecanidae - Pelicans
Dalmatian Pelican
Pelecanus crispus
Spot-billed Pelican
Pelecanus philippensis
Great White Pelican
Pelecanus onocrotalus
Family: Fregatidae - Frigatebirds
Lesser Frigatebird
Fregata ariel
Great Frigatebird
Fregata minor
Christmas Frigatebird
Fregata andrewsi
Family: Sulidae - Gannets, boobies
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster
Masked Booby
Sula dactylatra
Family: Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants
Little Cormorant
Microcarbo niger (Phalacrocorax niger)
Great Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo
Indian Cormorant
Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Family: Anhingidae - Darters
Oriental Darter [Darter] Anhinga melanogaster
Family: Burhinidae - Thick-knees
Indian [Eurasian] Thick-knee
Burhinus indicus
Great Thick-knee
Esacus recurvirostris
Beach Thick-knee
Esacus magnirostris (Esacus neglectus)
Family: Haematopodidae - Oystercatchers
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Haematopus ostralegus
Family: Ibidorhynchidae - Ibisbill
Ibidorhyncha struthersii
Family: Recurvirostridae - Avocets, stilts
Pied Avocet
Recurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged Stilt
Himantopus himantopus
Family: Charadriidae - Plovers
Grey Plover
Pluvialis squatarola
Eurasian [European] Golden Plover
Pluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden Plover
Pluvialis fulva
Common Ringed Plover
Charadrius hiaticula
Long-billed Plover
Charadrius placidus
Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover
Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sandplover [Sand Plover]
Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sandplover [Sand Plover]
Charadrius leschenaultii
Caspian Plover
Charadrius asiaticus
Oriental Plover
Charadrius veredus
Northern Lapwing
Vanellus vanellus
River Lapwing
Vanellus duvaucelii
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
Vanellus malabaricus
Grey-headed Lapwing
Vanellus cinereus
Red-wattled Lapwing
Vanellus indicus
Sociable Lapwing
Vanellus gregarius
White-tailed Lapwing
Vanellus leucurus
Family: Rostratulidae - Painted-snipes
Greater Painted-snipe
Rostratula benghalensis
Family: Jacanidae - Jacanas
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
Family: Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, snipes, phalaropes
Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew
Numenius arquata
Bar-tailed Godwit
Limosa lapponica
Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa
Ruddy Turnstone
Arenaria interpres
Great Knot
Calidris tenuirostris
Red Knot
Calidris canutus
Calidris pugnax (Philomachus pugnax)
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Calidris falcinellus (Limicola falcinellus)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Calidris acuminata
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea
Temminck's Stint
Calidris temminckii
Long-toed Stint
Calidris subminuta
Spoon-billed Sandpiper
Calidris pygmaea
Red-necked Stint
Calidris ruficollis
Calidris alba
Calidris alpina
Little Stint
Calidris minuta
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris subruficollis (Tryngites subruficollis)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Asian Dowitcher
Limnodromus semipalmatus
Long-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus
Eurasian Woodcock
Scolopax rusticola
Solitary Snipe
Gallinago solitaria
Wood Snipe
Gallinago nemoricola
Pintail Snipe
Gallinago stenura
Swinhoe's Snipe
Gallinago megala
Great Snipe
Gallinago media
Common Snipe
Gallinago gallinago
Jack Snipe
Lymnocryptes minimus
Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope
Phalaropus fulicarius (fulicaria)
Terek Sandpiper
Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper
Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus
Grey-tailed Tattler
Tringa brevipes (Heteroscelus brevipes)
Spotted Redshank
Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank
Tringa nebularia
Common Redshank
Tringa totanus
Wood Sandpiper
Tringa glareola
Marsh Sandpiper
Tringa stagnatilis
Family: Turnicidae - Turnicidae
Common [Small] Buttonquail
Turnix sylvaticus (sylvatica)
Yellow-legged Buttonquail
Turnix tanki
Barred Buttonquail
Turnix suscitator
Family: Dromadidae - Crab-plover
Dromas ardeola
Family: Glareolidae - Coursers, pratincoles
Jerdon's Courser
Rhinoptilus bitorquatus
Cream-coloured Courser
Cursorius cursor
Indian Courser
Cursorius coromandelicus
Collared Pratincole
Glareola pratincola
Oriental Pratincole
Glareola maldivarum
Little [Small] Pratincole
Glareola lactea
Family: Laridae - Gulls, terns, skimmers
Brown Noddy
Anous stolidus
Lesser Noddy
Anous tenuirostris
Black Noddy
Anous minutus
Common White [White] Tern
Gygis alba
Indian Skimmer
Rynchops albicollis
Little Gull
Hydrocoloeus minutus (Larus minutus)
Sabine's Gull
Xema sabini
Black-legged Kittiwake
Rissa tridactyla
Slender-billed Gull
Larus genei
Brown-headed Gull
Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull
Larus ridibundus
Franklin's Gull
Larus pipixcan
Pallas's Gull
Larus ichthyaetus
Sooty Gull
Larus hemprichii
Mew Gull
Larus canus
Lesser Black-backed [Heuglin’s] Gull
Larus fuscus (Larus heuglini)
Caspian [Yellow-legged] Gull
Larus cachinnans
Arctic Herring Gull
Larus smithsonianus
Sooty Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus (Sterna fuscata)
Bridled Tern
Onychoprion anaethetus (Sterna anaethetus)
Little Tern
Sternula albifrons
Saunders's Tern
Sternula saundersi
Common Gull-billed [Gull-billed] Tern
Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern
Hydroprogne caspia (Sterna caspia)
Whiskered Tern
Chlidonias hybrida (hybridus)
White-winged Tern
Chlidonias leucopterus
Black Tern
Chlidonias niger
River Tern
Sterna aurantia
Roseate Tern
Sterna dougallii
Black-naped Tern
Sterna sumatrana
Common Tern
Sterna hirundo
White-cheeked Tern
Sterna repressa
Arctic Tern
Sterna paradisaea
Black-bellied Tern
Sterna acuticauda
Lesser Crested Tern
Thalasseus bengalensis (Sterna bengalensis)
Sandwich Tern
Thalasseus sandvicensis (Sterna sandvicensis)
Greater Crested Tern
Thalasseus bergii (Sterna bergii)
Family: Stercorariidae - Skuas
Long-tailed Jaeger
Stercorarius longicaudus
Arctic [Parasitic] Jaeger
Stercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine Jaeger
Stercorarius pomarinus
South Polar Skua
Catharacta maccormicki
Brown Skua
Catharacta antarctica
Family: Tytonidae - Barn-owls
Oriental Bay-owl
Phodilus badius
Eastern [Grass] Grass-owl
Tyto longimembris (Tyto capensis)
Common Barn-owl [Barn Owl]
Tyto alba {T. deroepstorffi}
Family: Strigidae - Typical owls
Brown Boobook [Brown Hawk Owl]
Ninox scutulata
Andaman Boobook [Andaman Hawk Owl]
Ninox affinis
Collared Owlet
Glaucidium brodiei
Asian Barred Owlet
Glaucidium cuculoides
Jungle Owlet
Glaucidium radiatum
Spotted Owlet
Athene brama
Little Owl
Athene noctua
Forest Owlet
Heteroglaux blewitti
Boreal Owl
Aegolius funereus
Collared Scops-owl
Otus lettia
Indian Scops-owl
Otus bakkamoena
Nicobar Scops-owl
Otus alius
Andaman Scops-owl
Otus balli
Mountain Scops-owl
Otus spilocephalus
Eurasian Scops-owl
Otus scops
Pallid Scops-owl
Otus brucei
Oriental Scops-owl
Otus sunia
Northern Long-eared [Long-eared] Owl
Asio otus
Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus
Mottled Wood-owl
Strix ocellata
Brown Wood-owl
Strix leptogrammica
Tawny Owl
Strix aluco
Himalayan Owl
Strix nivicolum
Eurasian Eagle-owl
Bubo bubo
Rock Eagle-owl
Bubo bengalensis
Spot-bellied Eagle-owl
Bubo nipalensis
Dusky Eagle-owl
Bubo coromandus
Brown Fish-owl
Ketupa zeylonensis
Tawny Fish-owl
Ketupa flavipes
Buffy Fish-owl
Ketupa ketupu
Family: Pandionidae - Osprey
Pandion haliaetus
Family: Accipitridae - Hawks, eagles
Black-winged [Black-shouldered] Kite
Elanus caeruleus
Oriental Honey-buzzard
Pernis ptilorhynchus
Jerdon's Baza
Aviceda jerdoni
Black Baza
Aviceda leuphotes
Bearded Vulture [Lammergeier]
Gypaetus barbatus
Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus
Crested Serpent-eagle
Spilornis cheela
Great [South] Nicobar Serpent-eagle
Spilornis klossi
Andaman Serpent-eagle
Spilornis elgini
Short-toed Snake-eagle
Circaetus gallicus
Red-headed Vulture
Sarcogyps calvus
Himalayan Griffon
Gyps himalayensis
White-rumped Vulture
Gyps bengalensis
Indian Vulture
Gyps indicus
Slender-billed Vulture
Gyps tenuirostris
Griffon Vulture [Eurasian Griffon]
Gyps fulvus
Cinereous Vulture
Aegypius monachus
Mountain Hawk-eagle
Nisaetus nipalensis (Spizaetus nipalensis)
Changeable Hawk-eagle
Nisaetus cirrhatus (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Rufous-bellied Eagle
Lophotriorchis kienerii (Hieraaetus kienerii)
Black Eagle
Ictinaetus malaiensis (malayensis)
Indian Spotted Eagle
Clanga hastata (Aquila hastata)
Greater Spotted Eagle
Clanga clanga (Aquila clanga)
Tawny Eagle
Aquila rapax
Steppe Eagle
Aquila nipalensis
Eastern Imperial [Imperial] Eagle
Aquila heliaca
Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's Eagle
Aquila fasciata (Hieraaetus fasciatus)
Booted Eagle
Hieraaetus pennatus
Western [Eurasian] Marsh-harrier
Circus aeruginosus
Eastern Marsh-harrier
Circus spilonotus
Hen Harrier
Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier
Circus macrourus
Pied Harrier
Circus melanoleucos
Montagu's Harrier
Circus pygargus
Crested Goshawk
Accipiter trivirgatus
Accipiter badius
Nicobar Sparrowhawk
Accipiter butleri
Chinese Sparrowhawk
Accipiter soloensis
Japanese Sparrowhawk
Accipiter gularis
Accipiter virgatus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk
Accipiter gentilis
White-bellied Sea-eagle
Haliaeetus leucogaster
Pallas's Fish-eagle
Haliaeetus leucoryphus
White-tailed Sea-eagle
Haliaeetus albicilla
Lesser Fish-eagle
Icthyophaga humilis
Grey-headed Fish-eagle
Icthyophaga ichthyaetus
Brahminy Kite
Haliastur indus
Red Kite
Milvus milvus
Black Kite
Milvus migrans
White-eyed Buzzard
Butastur teesa
Grey-faced Buzzard
Butastur indicus
Eurasian [Common] Buzzard
Buteo buteo
Himalayan Buzzard
Buteo refectus
Long-legged Buzzard
Buteo rufinus
Upland Buzzard
Buteo hemilasius
Family: Trogonidae - Trogons
Malabar Trogon
Harpactes fasciatus
Red-headed Trogon
Harpactes erythrocephalus
Ward's Trogon
Harpactes wardi
Family: Bucerotidae - Hornbills
Great Hornbill
Buceros bicornis
Austen's Brown [Brown] Hornbill
Anorrhinus austeni {Anorrhinus tickelli}
Indian Grey Hornbill
Ocyceros birostris
Malabar Grey Hornbill
Ocyceros griseus
Malabar Pied Hornbill
Anthracoceros coronatus
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Anthracoceros albirostris
Rufous-necked Hornbill
Aceros nipalensis
Wreathed Hornbill
Rhyticeros undulatus (Aceros undulatus)
Narcondam Hornbill
Rhyticeros narcondami (Aceros narcondami)
Family: Upupidae - Hoopoes
Common Hoopoe
Upupa epops
Family: Meropidae - Bee-eaters
Blue-bearded Bee-eater
Nyctyornis athertoni
Asian Green [Green] Bee-eater
Merops orientalis
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Merops leschenaulti
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Merops philippinus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Merops persicus
European Bee-eater
Merops apiaster
Family: Coraciidae - Rollers
Indian Roller
Coracias benghalensis
Indochinese Roller
Coracias affinis
European Roller
Coracias garrulus
Oriental Dollarbird [Dollarbird]
Eurystomus orientalis
Family: Alcedinidae - Kingfishers
Oriental Dwarf-kingfisher
Ceyx erithaca (erithacus)
Blue-eared Kingfisher
Alcedo meninting
Blyth's Kingfisher
Alcedo hercules
Common Kingfisher
Alcedo atthis
Crested Kingfisher
Megaceryle lugubris
Pied Kingfisher
Ceryle rudis
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Pelargopsis capensis (Halcyon capensis)
Brown-winged Kingfisher
Pelargopsis amauroptera (Halcyon amauroptera)
Ruddy Kingfisher
Halcyon coromanda
White-breasted [White-throated] Kingfisher
Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher
Halcyon pileata
Collared Kingfisher
Todiramphus chloris
Family: Megalaimidae - Asian barbets
Coppersmith Barbet
Psilopogon haemacephalus (Megalaima haemacephala)
Malabar [Crimson-fronted] Barbet
Psilopogon malabaricus (Megalaima rubricapilla)
Blue-eared Barbet
Psilopogon cyanotis {Megalaima australis}
Great Barbet
Psilopogon virens (Megalaima virens)
Lineated Barbet
Psilopogon lineatus (Megalaima lineata)
Brown-headed Barbet
Psilopogon zeylanicus (Megalaima zeylanica)
White-cheeked Barbet
Psilopogon viridis (Megalaima viridis)
Golden-throated Barbet
Psilopogon franklinii (Megalaima franklinii)
Blue-throated Barbet
Psilopogon asiaticus (Megalaima asiatica)
Family: Indicatoridae - Honeyguides
Yellow-rumped Honeyguide
Indicator xanthonotus
Family: Picidae - Woodpeckers
Eurasian Wryneck
Jynx torquilla
White-browed Piculet
Sasia ochracea
Speckled Piculet
Picumnus innominatus
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
Hemicircus canente
Bay Woodpecker
Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Greater Flameback
Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus (Chrysocolaptes lucidus)
White-naped Woodpecker
Chrysocolaptes festivus
Himalayan Flameback
Dinopium shorii
Common Flameback
Dinopium javanense
Black-rumped Flameback
Dinopium benghalense
Pale-headed Woodpecker
Gecinulus grantia
Rufous Woodpecker
Micropternus brachyurus (Celeus brachyurus)
Greater Yellownape
Chrysophlegma flavinucha (Picus flavinucha)
Lesser Yellownape
Picus chlorolophus
Streak-throated Woodpecker
Picus xanthopygaeus
Grey-faced [Grey-headed] Woodpecker
Picus canus
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker
Picus squamatus
Great Slaty Woodpecker
Mulleripicus pulverulentus
White-bellied Woodpecker
Dryocopus javensis
Andaman Woodpecker
Dryocopus hodgei
Grey-capped [Grey-capped Pygmy] Woodpecker
Picoides canicapillus (Dendrocopos canicapillus)
Indian Pygmy [Brown-capped Pygmy] Woodpecker
Picoides nanus (Dendrocopos nanus)
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker
Leiopicus mahrattensis (Dendrocopos mahrattensis)
Brown-fronted Woodpecker
Leiopicus auriceps (Dendrocopos auriceps)
Scarlet-breasted [Crimson-breasted] Woodpecker
Dryobates cathpharius (Dendrocopos cathpharius)
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker
Dendrocopos hyperythrus
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos atratus
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos macei
Sind Woodpecker
Dendrocopos assimilis
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos major
Himalayan Woodpecker
Dendrocopos himalayensis
Family: Falconidae - Falcons, caracaras
Collared Falconet
Microhierax caerulescens
Pied Falconet
Microhierax melanoleucos
Lesser Kestrel
Falco naumanni
Common Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus
Red-headed Falcon
Falco chicquera
Amur Falcon
Falco amurensis
Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby
Falco subbuteo
Oriental Hobby
Falco severus
Laggar Falcon
Falco jugger
Saker Falcon
Falco cherrug
Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
Family: Psittacidae - Parrots
Vernal Hanging-parrot
Loriculus vernalis
Grey-headed Parakeet
Psittacula finschii
Slaty-headed Parakeet
Psittacula himalayana
Blossom-headed Parakeet
Psittacula roseata
Plum-headed Parakeet
Psittacula cyanocephala
Red-breasted Parakeet
Psittacula alexandri
Lord Derby's [Derbyan] Parakeet
Psittacula derbiana
Long-tailed Parakeet
Psittacula longicauda
Nicobar Parakeet
Psittacula caniceps
Malabar Parakeet
Psittacula columboides
Alexandrine Parakeet
Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Psittacula krameri

Family: Pittidae - Pittas
Blue-naped Pitta
Hydrornis nipalensis (Pitta nipalensis)
Blue Pitta
Hydrornis cyaneus (Pitta cyanea)
Indian Pitta
Pitta brachyura
Blue-winged Pitta
Pitta moluccensis
Mangrove Pitta
Pitta megarhyncha
Western Hooded [Hooded] Pitta
Pitta sordida
Family: Eurylaimidae - Typical broadbills
Long-tailed Broadbill
Psarisomus dalhousiae
Silver-breasted Broadbill
Serilophus lunatus
Family: Oriolidae - Old World orioles
Maroon Oriole
Oriolus traillii
Black-hooded Oriole
Oriolus xanthornus
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Oriolus oriolus
Indian Golden Oriole
Oriolus kundoo
Black-naped Oriole
Oriolus chinensis
Slender-billed Oriole
Oriolus tenuirostris
Family: Vireonidae - Vireos
Black-headed Shrike-babbler
Pteruthius rufiventer
White-browed Shrike-babbler
Pteruthius aeralatus (Pteruthius flaviscapis)
Green Shrike-babbler
Pteruthius xanthochlorus
Black-eared Shrike-babbler
Pteruthius melanotis
Chestnut-fronted Shrike-babbler
Pteruthius aenobarbus
White-bellied Erpornis [Yuhina]
Erpornis zantholeuca (Yuhina zantholeuca)
Family: Pachycephalidae - Whistlers
Mangrove Whistler
Pachycephala cinerea (Pachycephala grisola)
Family: Campephagidae - Cuckoo-shrikes
White-bellied Minivet
Pericrocotus erythropygius
Small Minivet
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Grey-chinned Minivet
Pericrocotus solaris
Short-billed Minivet
Pericrocotus brevirostris
Long-tailed Minivet
Pericrocotus ethologus
Scarlet Minivet
Pericrocotus flammeus
Ashy Minivet
Pericrocotus divaricatus
Swinhoe's Minivet
Pericrocotus cantonensis
Rosy Minivet
Pericrocotus roseus
Large Cuckoo-shrike
Coracina javensis
Indian [Large] Cuckoo-shrike
Coracina macei
Andaman Cuckoo-shrike
Coracina dobsoni
Pied Triller
Lalage nigra
Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike
Lalage melaschistos (Coracina melaschistos)
Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike
Lalage melanoptera (Coracina melanoptera)
Family: Artamidae - Woodswallows and butcherbirds
White-breasted Woodswallow
Artamus leucoryn (Artamus leucorynchus)
Ashy Woodswallow
Artamus fuscus
Family: Vangidae - Vangas and allies
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Hemipus picatus
Malabar Wood-shrike
Tephrodornis sylvicola
Large Wood-shrike
Tephrodornis virgatus (Tephrodornis gularis)
Common Wood-shrike
Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Family: Aegithinidae - Ioras
Common Iora
Aegithina tiphia
Marshall's Iora
Aegithina nigrolutea
Family: Rhipiduridae - Fantails
White-browed Fantail
Rhipidura aureola
White-spotted Fantail
Rhipidura albogularis
White-throated Fantail
Rhipidura albicollis
Family: Dicruridae - Drongos
Black Drongo
Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo
Dicrurus leucophaeus
White-bellied Drongo
Dicrurus caerulescens
Crow-billed Drongo
Dicrurus annectens
Bronzed Drongo
Dicrurus aeneus
Lesser Racquet-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus remifer
Hair-crested [Spangled] Drongo
Dicrurus hottentottus
Andaman Drongo
Dicrurus andamanensis
Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo
Dicrurus paradiseus
Family: Monarchidae - Monarch-flycatchers
Black-naped Monarch
Hypothymis azurea
Japanese Paradise-flycatcher
Terpsiphone atrocaudata
Indian [Asian] Paradise-flycatcher
Terpsiphone paradisi
Oriental Paradise-flycatcher
Terpsiphone affinis
Family: Laniidae - Shrikes
Brown Shrike
Lanius cristatus
Red-backed Shrike
Lanius collurio
Red-tailed Shrike
Lanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline [Rufous-tailed] Shrike
Lanius isabellinus
Burmese Shrike
Lanius collurioides
Bay-backed Shrike
Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike
Lanius schach
Grey-backed Shrike
Lanius tephronotus
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lanius minor
Great Grey [Southern Grey] Shrike
Lanius excubitor lahtora {Lanius meridionalis}
Woodchat Shrike
Lanius senator
Family: Corvidae - Crows and jays
Rufous Treepie
Dendrocitta vagabunda
Grey Treepie
Dendrocitta formosae
White-bellied Treepie
Dendrocitta leucogastra
Collared Treepie
Dendrocitta frontalis
Andaman Treepie
Dendrocitta bayleii
Red-billed Chough
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Yellow-billed Chough
Pyrrhocorax graculus
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie
Urocissa flavirostris
Red-billed Blue Magpie
Urocissa erythroryncha
Common Green Magpie
Cissa chinensis
Plain-crowned [Eurasian] Jay
Garrulus bispecularis {Garrulus glandarius}
Black-headed Jay
Garrulus lanceolatus
Eurasian [Black-billed] Magpie
Pica pica
Northern [Spotted] Nutcracker
Nucifraga caryocatactes
Southern Nutcracker
Nucifraga hemispila
Large-spotted Nutcracker
Nucifraga multipunctata
Eurasian Jackdaw
Corvus monedula
Corvus frugilegus
Common Raven
Corvus corax
Pied Crow
Corvus albus
Carrion Crow
Corvus corone
House Crow
Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow
Corvus macrorhynchos
Family: Stenostiridae - Fairy Flycatcher and allies
Yellow-bellied Fairy-fantail [Fantail]
Chelidorhynx hypoxanthus (Rhipidura hypoxantha)
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher
Culicicapa ceylonensis
Family: Paridae - Tits and chickadees
Fire-capped Tit
Cephalopyrus flammiceps
Yellow-browed Tit
Sylviparus modestus
Sultan Tit
Melanochlora sultanea
Coal Tit
Periparus ater (Parus ater) {P. melanolophus}
Rufous-naped Tit
Periparus rufonuchalis (Parus rufonuchalis)
Rufous-vented Tit
Periparus rubidiventris (Parus rubidiventris)
Grey-crested Tit
Lophophanes dichrous (Parus dichrous)
Azure Tit
Cyanistes cyanus
Ground Tit [Hume’s Groundpecker]
Pseudopodoces humilis
Green-backed Tit
Parus monticolus
Great Tit
Parus major
White-naped Tit
Machlolophus nuchalis (Parus nuchalis)
Black-lored Tit
Machlolophus xanthogenys (Parus xanthogenys)
Yellow-cheeked Tit
Machlolophus spilonotus (Parus spilonotus)
Family: Remizidae - Penduline-tits
White-crowned Penduline-tit
Remiz coronatus
Family: Alaudidae - Larks
Greater Hoopoe-lark
Alaemon alaudipes
Rufous-tailed Lark
Ammomanes phoenicura (phoenicurus)
Desert Lark
Ammomanes deserti
Black-crowned Sparrow-lark
Eremopterix nigriceps
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark
Eremopterix griseus (grisea)
Horsfield’s [Singing] Bushlark
Mirafra javanica {Mirafra cantillans}
Bengal Bushlark
Mirafra assamica
Indian Bushlark
Mirafra erythroptera
Jerdon's [Rufous-winged] Bushlark
Mirafra affinis
Lesser Short-toed Lark
Alaudala rufescens (Calandrella rufescens) {c.r.cheleensis}
Sand Lark
Alaudala raytal (Calandrella raytal)
Bimaculated Lark
Melanocorypha bimaculata
Tibetan Lark
Melanocorypha maxima
Hume's [Hume’s Short-toed] Lark
Calandrella acutirostris
Greater Short-toed Lark
Calandrella brachydactyla
Eastern Short-toed Lark
Calandrella dukhunensis
Horned Lark
Eremophila alpestris
Eurasian Skylark
Alauda arvensis
Oriental Skylark
Alauda gulgula
Crested Lark
Galerida cristata
Malabar Lark
Galerida malabarica
Sykes's Lark
Galerida deva
Family: Cisticolidae - Cisticolas and allies
Zitting Cisticola
Cisticola juncidis
Golden-headed [Bright-headed] Cisticola
Cisticola exilis
Striated Prinia
Prinia crinigera (criniger)
Black-throated [Hill] Prinia
Prinia atrogularis
Rufous-crowned Prinia
Prinia khasiana
Hill Prinia
Prinia superciliaris
Grey-crowned Prinia
Prinia cinereocapilla
Rufous-fronted Prinia
Prinia buchanani
Rufescent Prinia
Prinia rufescens
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
Common Tailorbird
Orthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked Tailorbird
Orthotomus atrogularis
Family: Acrocephalidae - Reed-warblers
Thick-billed Warbler
Arundinax aedon (Acrocephalus aedon)
Booted Warbler
Iduna caligata (Hippolais caligata)
Sykes's Warbler
Iduna rama (Hippolais rama)
Black-browed Reed-warbler
Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Moustached Warbler
Acrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge Warbler
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Large-billed Reed-warbler
Acrocephalus orinus
Blyth's Reed-warbler
Acrocephalus dumetorum
Paddyfield Warbler
Acrocephalus agricola
Blunt-winged Warbler
Acrocephalus concinens
Great Reed-warbler
Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Oriental Reed-warbler
Acrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed-warbler
Acrocephalus stentoreus
Family: Pnoepygidae - Cupwings
Nepal Cupwing [Wren Babbler]
Pnoepyga immaculata
Pygmy Cupwing [Wren Babbler]
Pnoepyga pusilla
Scaly-breasted Cupwing [Wren Babbler]
Pnoepyga albiventer
Family: Locustellidae - Grasshopper-warblers and grassbirds
Pallas's Grasshopper-warbler [Rusty-rumped]
Locustella certhiola
Lanceolated Warbler
Locustella lanceolata
Brown Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella luteoventris (Bradypterus luteoventris)
Chinese Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella tacsanowskia (Bradypterus tacsanowskius)
Long-billed Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella major (Bradypterus major)
Common Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella naevia
Baikal Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella davidi
Himalayan Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella kashmirensis {Bradypterus thoracicus}
Spotted Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella thoracica (Bradypterus thoracicus)
Russet Grasshopper-warbler [Bush Warbler]
Locustella mandelli (Bradypterus seebohmi)
Striated Grassbird
Megalurus palustris
Broad-tailed Grassbird
Schoenicola platyurus (platyura)
Bristled Grassbird
Chaetornis striata
Family: Hirundinidae - Swallows and martins
Northern House Martin
Delichon urbicum (urbica)
Asian House Martin
Delichon dasypus
Nepal House Martin
Delichon nipalense (nipalensis)
Streak-throated Swallow
Petrochelidon fluvicola (Hirundo fluvicola)
Red-rumped Swallow
Cecropis daurica (Hirundo daurica) {H. striolata}
House Swallow
Hirundo javanica
Wire-tailed Swallow
Hirundo smithii
Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag Martin
Ptyonoprogne rupestris (Hirundo rupestris)
Dusky Crag Martin
Ptyonoprogne concolor (Hirundo concolor)
Asian Plain Martin
Riparia chinensis
Collared Sand [Sand] Martin
Riparia riparia
Pale Sand [Pale] Martin
Riparia diluta
Family: Pycnonotidae - Bulbuls
White-throated Bulbul
Alophoixus flaveolus
Olive Bulbul
Iole viridescens
Ashy Bulbul
Hemixos flavala
Nicobar Bulbul
Ixos nicobariensis (Hypsipetes nicobariensis)
Mountain Bulbul
Ixos mcclellandii (Hypsipetes mcclellandii)
Square-tailed Bulbul
Hypsipetes ganeesa
Black Bulbul
Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Crested Finchbill
Spizixos canifrons
Striated Bulbul
Pycnonotus striatus
Flame-throated Bulbul
Pycnonotus gularis
Black-crested Bulbul
Pycnonotus flaviventris
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Pycnonotus jocosus
Himalayan Bulbul
Pycnonotus leucogenys
White-eared Bulbul
Pycnonotus leucotis
Red-vented Bulbul
Pycnonotus cafer
Yellow-throated Bulbul
Pycnonotus xantholaemus
Flavescent Bulbul
Pycnonotus flavescens
White-browed Bulbul
Pycnonotus luteolus
Black-headed Bulbul
Brachypodius atriceps (Pycnonotus atriceps)
Andaman Bulbul
Brachypodius fuscoflavescens
Grey-headed Bulbul
Brachypodius priocephalus (Pycnonotus priocephalus)
Yellow-browed Bulbul
Acritillas indica (Iole indica)
Family: Phylloscopidae - Leaf-warblers
Chinese Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus yunnanensis (Phylloscopus sichuanensis)
Brooks's Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus subviridis
Yellow-browed Warbler
Phylloscopus inornatus
Hume's Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus humei
Lemon-rumped Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus chloronotus
Buff-barred Warbler
Phylloscopus pulcher
Ashy-throated Warbler
Phylloscopus maculipennis
Dusky Warbler
Phylloscopus fuscatus
Smoky Warbler
Phylloscopus fuligiventer
Buff-throated Warbler
Phylloscopus subaffinis
Siberian Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus tristis {Phylloscopus collybita}
Mountain Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus sindianus
Plain Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus neglectus
Tytler's Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus tytleri
Sulphur-bellied Warbler
Phylloscopus griseolus
Tickell's Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus affinis
White-spectacled Warbler
Phylloscopus intermedius (Seicercus affinis)
Grey-cheeked Warbler
Phylloscopus poliogenys (Seicercus poliogenys)
Green-crowned [Golden-spectacled] Warbler
Phylloscopus burkii (Seicercus burkii)
Grey-crowned Warbler
Phylloscopus tephrocephalus (Seicercus tephrocephalus)
Whistler's Warbler
Phylloscopus whistleri (Seicercus whistleri)
Chestnut-crowned Warbler
Phylloscopus castaniceps (Seicercus castaniceps)
Green Warbler
Phylloscopus nitidus
Greenish Warbler
Phylloscopus trochiloides
Two-barred Warbler
Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
Arctic Warbler
Phylloscopus borealis
Pale-legged Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus tenellipes
Large-billed Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus magnirostris
Yellow-vented Warbler
Phylloscopus cantator
Claudia's Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus claudiae
Blyth's Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus reguloides
Western Crowned Leaf-warbler
Phylloscopus occipitalis
Grey-hooded Warbler
Phylloscopus xanthoschistos (Seicercus xanthoschistos)
Family: Scotocercidae - Bush-warblers
Slaty-bellied Tesia
Tesia olivea
Grey-bellied Tesia
Tesia cyaniventer
Chestnut-crowned Bush-warbler
Cettia major
Grey-sided Bush-warbler
Cettia brunnifrons
Chestnut-headed Tesia
Cettia castaneocoronata (Tesia castaneocoronata)
Cetti's [Cetti’s Bush] Warbler
Cettia cetti
Pale-footed Bush-warbler
Hemitesia pallidipes (Cettia pallidipes)
Asian Stubtail
Urosphena squameiceps
Yellow-bellied Warbler
Abroscopus superciliaris
Rufous-faced Warbler
Abroscopus albogularis
Black-faced Warbler
Abroscopus schisticeps
Mountain Tailorbird
Phyllergates cucullatus (Orthotomus cuculatus)
Broad-billed Warbler
Tickellia hodgsoni
Brownish-flanked Bush-warbler
Horornis fortipes (Cettia fortipes)
Hume's Bush-warbler
Horornis brunnescens {Cettia acanthizoides}
Aberrant Bush-warbler
Horornis flavolivaceus (Cettia flavolivacea)
Korean [Manchurian] Bush-warbler
Horornis canturians
Family: Aegithalidae - Long-tailed tits
White-browed Tit-warbler
Leptopoecile sophiae
Crested Tit-warbler
Leptopoecile elegans
Red-headed Tit
Aegithalos iredalei
Black-throated Tit
Aegithalos concinnus
White-cheeked Tit
Aegithalos leucogenys
White-throated Tit
Aegithalos niveogularis
Rufous-fronted Tit
Aegithalos iouschistos
Family: Sylviidae - Old World warblers and parrotbills
Garden Warbler
Sylvia borin
Asian [Eastern] Desert Warbler
Sylvia nana
Barred Warbler
Sylvia nisoria
Eastern Orphean Warbler
Sylvia crassirostris
Lesser Whitethroat
Sylvia curruca {s. minula; s. althaea}
Common [Greater] Whitethroat
Sylvia communis
Fire-tailed Myzornis
Myzornis pyrrhoura
Golden-breasted Fulvetta
Lioparus chrysotis (Alcippe chrysotis)
Yellow-eyed Babbler
Chrysomma sinense
Jerdon's Babbler
Chrysomma altirostre
White-browed Fulvetta
Fulvetta vinipectus (Alcippe vinipectus)
Brown-throated Fulvetta
Fulvetta ludlowi (Alcippe ludlowi)
Manipur [Streak-throated] Fulvetta
Fulvetta manipurensis {Alcippe cinereiceps}
Black-breasted Parrotbill
Paradoxornis flavirostris
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Paradoxornis guttaticollis
White-breasted [Greater Rufous-headed] Parrotbill
Psittiparus ruficeps (Paradoxornis ruficeps)
Grey-headed Parrotbill
Psittiparus gularis (Paradoxornis gularis)
Great Parrotbill
Conostoma aemodium
Brown Parrotbill
Cholornis unicolor (Paradoxornis unicolor)
Fulvous Parrotbill
Suthora fulvifrons (Paradoxornis fulvifrons)
Black-throated Parrotbill
Suthora nipalensis (Paradoxornis nipalensis)
Pale-billed [Lesser Rufous-headed] Parrotbill
Chleuasicus atrosuperciliaris (Paradoxornis atrosuperciliaris)
Family: Zosteropidae - White-eyes and yuhinas
Striated Yuhina
Yuhina castaniceps
Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta
Stripe-throated Yuhina
Yuhina gularis
Whiskered Yuhina
Yuhina flavicollis
Rufous-vented Yuhina
Yuhina occipitalis
White-naped Yuhina
Yuhina bakeri
Oriental White-eye
Zosterops palpebrosus
Family: Timaliidae - Scimitar-babblers and allies
Rufous-throated Wren-babbler
Spelaeornis caudatus
Rusty-throated Wren-babbler
Spelaeornis badeigularis
Bar-winged Wren-babbler
Spelaeornis troglodytoides
Naga [Long-tailed] Wren-babbler
Spelaeornis chocolatinus
Chin Hills Wren-babbler
Spelaeornis oatesi
Grey-bellied Wren-babbler
Spelaeornis reptatus
Tawny-breasted Wren-babbler
Spelaeornis longicaudatus
Red-billed Scimitar-babbler
Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps
Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler
Pomatorhinus ferruginosus
Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler
Pomatorhinus superciliaris (Xiphirhynchus superciliaris)
Indian Scimitar-babbler
Pomatorhinus horsfieldii
White-browed Scimitar-babbler
Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Streak-breasted Scimitar-babbler
Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Large Scimitar-babbler
Erythrogenys hypoleucos (Pomatorhinus hypoleucos)
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler
Erythrogenys erythrogenys (Pomatorhinus erythrogenys)
Spot-breasted Scimitar-babbler
Erythrogenys mcclellandi (Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis)
Grey-throated Babbler
Stachyris nigriceps
Blackish-breasted [Wedge-billed Wren] Babbler
Stachyris humei (Sphenocichla humei)
Chevron-breasted Babbler
Stachyris roberti
Snowy-throated Babbler
Stachyris oglei
Tawny-bellied Babbler
Dumetia hyperythra
Dark-fronted Babbler
Rhopocichla atriceps
Chestnut-capped Babbler
Timalia pileata
Pin-striped Tit-babbler
Mixornis gularis (Macronous gularis)
Golden Babbler
Cyanoderma chrysaeum (Stachyris chrysaea)
Black-chinned Babbler
Cyanoderma pyrrhops (Stachyris pyrrhops)
Rufous-capped Babbler
Cyanoderma ruficeps (Stachyris ruficeps)
Rufous-fronted Babbler
Cyanoderma rufifrons (Stachyris rufifrons)
Family: Pellorneidae - Ground babblers
White-hooded Babbler
Gampsorhynchus rufulus
Rusty-capped Fulvetta
Schoeniparus dubius (Alcippe dubia)
Rufous-throated Fulvetta
Schoeniparus rufogularis (Alcippe rufogularis)
Yellow-throated Fulvetta
Schoeniparus cinereus (Alcippe cinerea)
Rufous-winged Fulvetta
Schoeniparus castaneceps (Alcippe castaneceps)
Rufous-vented Grass-babbler [Prinia]
Laticilla burnesii (Prinia burnesii)
Swamp Grass-babbler
Laticilla cinerascens
Puff-throated Babbler
Pellorneum ruficeps
Marsh Babbler
Pellorneum palustre
Spot-throated Babbler
Pellorneum albiventre
Buff-breasted Babbler
Trichastoma tickelli (Pellorneum tickelli)
Abbott's Babbler
Malacocincla abbotti
Streaked Wren-babbler
Turdinus brevicaudatus (Napothera brevicaudata)
Eyebrowed Wren-babbler
Napothera epilepidota
Long-billed Wren-babbler
Rimator malacoptilus
Indian Grass-babbler [Rufous-rumped Grassbird]
Graminicola bengalensis
Family: Leiotrichidae - Laughingthrushes and allies
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
Alcippe poioicephala
Nepal Fulvetta
Alcippe nipalensis
Striated Laughingthrush
Grammatoptila striata (Garrulax striatus)
Himalayan Cutia [Cutia]
Cutia nipalensis
Large Grey Babbler
Argya malcolmi (Turdoides malcolmi)
Rufous Babbler
Argya subrufa (Turdoides subrufus)
Striated Babbler
Argya earlei (Turdoides earlei)
Common Babbler
Argya caudata (Turdoides caudatus)
Slender-billed Babbler
Chatarrhaea longirostris (Turdoides longirostris)
Jungle Babbler
Turdoides striata (striatus)
Yellow-billed Babbler
Turdoides affinis
Spot-breasted Laughingthrush
Garrulax merulinus
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush
Garrulax monileger
White-crested Laughingthrush
Garrulax leucolophus
Spotted Laughingthrush
Garrulax ocellatus
Western Moustached [Moustached] Laughingthrush
Garrulax cineraceus
Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush
Garrulax rufogularis
White-browed Laughingthrush
Garrulax sannio
Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush
Garrulax nuchalis
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis
Chinese Babax
Garrulax lanceolatus (Babax lanceolatus)
White-throated Laughingthrush
Garrulax albogularis
Grey-sided Laughingthrush
Garrulax caerulatus
Rufous-necked Laughingthrush
Garrulax ruficollis
Yellow-throated Laughingthrush
Garrulax galbanus
Wynaad Laughingthrush Garrulax delesserti
Rufous-vented Laughingthrush
Garrulax gularis
Scaly Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron subunicolor (Garrulax subunicolor)
Brown-capped Laughingthrush Trochalopteron austeni (
Garrulax austeni)
Blue-winged Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron squamatum (Garrulax squamatus)
Streaked Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron lineatum (Garrulax lineatus)
Bhutan Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron imbricatum
Palani Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron fairbanki
Travancore Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron meridionale
Banasura [Grey-breasted] Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron jerdoni (Garrulax jerdoni)
Nilgiri Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron cachinnans (Garrulax cachinnans)
Striped Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron virgatum (Garrulax virgatus)
Variegated Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron variegatum (Garrulax variegatus)
Black-faced Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron affine (Garrulax affinis)
Elliot's Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron elliotii (Garrulax elliotii)
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron erythrocephalum (Garrulax erythrocephalus)
Assam Laughingthrush
Trochalopteron chrysopterum
Long-tailed Sibia
Heterophasia picaoides
Beautiful Sibia
Heterophasia pulchella
Rufous Sibia
Heterophasia capistrata
Grey Sibia
Heterophasia gracilis
Silver-eared Mesia
Leiothrix argentauris
Red-billed Leiothrix
Leiothrix lutea
Rufous-backed Sibia
Leioptila annectens (Heterophasia annectans)
Red-tailed Minla
Minla ignotincta
Red-faced Liocichla
Liocichla phoenicea
Bugun Liocichla
Liocichla bugunorum
Hoary-throated Barwing
Sibia nipalensis (Actinodura nipalensis)
Streak-throated Barwing
Sibia waldeni (Actinodura waldeni)
Blue-winged Minla
Siva cyanouroptera (Minla cyanouroptera)
Bar-throated [Chestnut-tailed] Minla
Chrysominla strigula (Minla strigula)
Rusty-fronted Barwing
Actinodura egertoni
Family: Certhiidae - Treecreepers
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper
Certhia nipalensis
Sikkim [Brown-throated] Treecreeper
Certhia discolor
Manipur Treecreeper
Certhia manipurensis
Bar-tailed Treecreeper
Certhia himalayana
Hodgson's Treecreeper
Certhia hodgsoni
Family: Sittidae - Nuthatches
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
Sitta nagaensis
Kashmir Nuthatch
Sitta cashmirensis
Indian Nuthatch [Chestnut-bellied]
Sitta castanea
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch
Sitta cinnamoventris
White-tailed Nuthatch
Sitta himalayensis
Yunnan Nuthatch
Sitta yunnanensis
White-cheeked Nuthatch
Sitta leucopsis
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Sitta frontalis
Beautiful Nuthatch
Sitta formosa
Tichodroma muraria
Indian Spotted [Spotted] Creeper
Salpornis spilonota (spilonotus)
Family: Troglodytidae - Wrens
Northern [Winter] Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes
Family: Cinclidae - Dippers
White-throated Dipper
Cinclus cinclus
Brown Dipper
Cinclus pallasii
Family: Sturnidae - Starlings
Common Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
Rosy Starling
Pastor roseus (Sturnus roseus)
Purple-backed Starling
Agropsar sturninus (Sturnus sturninus)
Chestnut-cheeked Starling
Agropsar philippensis (Sturnus philippensis)
Asian Pied Starling
Gracupica contra (Sturnus contra)
Brahminy Starling
Sturnia pagodarum (Sturnus pagodarum)
Chestnut-tailed Starling
Sturnia malabarica (Sturnus malabaricus)
White-headed Starling
Sturnia erythropygia (Sturnus erythropygius)
Common Myna
Acridotheres tristis
Bank Myna
Acridotheres ginginianus
Jungle Myna
Acridotheres fuscus
Collared Myna
Acridotheres albocinctus
Great Myna
Acridotheres grandis {Acridotheres cinereus}
Spot-winged Starling
Saroglossa spilopterus (spiloptera)
Southern Hill Myna
Gracula indica
Common Hill Myna
Gracula religiosa
Golden-crested Myna
Ampeliceps coronatus
Asian Glossy Starling
Aplonis panayensis
Family: Turdidae - Thrushes
Grandala coelicolor
Long-tailed Thrush
Zoothera dixoni
Alpine [Plain-backed] Thrush
Zoothera mollissima
Himalayan Forest Thrush
Zoothera salimalii
Dark-sided Thrush
Zoothera marginata
Long-billed Thrush
Zoothera monticola
Scaly Thrush
Zoothera dauma
Purple Cochoa
Cochoa purpurea
Green Cochoa
Cochoa viridis
Siberian Thrush
Geokichla sibirica (Zoothera sibirica)
Pied Thrush
Geokichla wardii (Zoothera wardii)
Orange-headed Thrush
Geokichla citrina (Zoothera citrina)
Chinese Thrush
Otocichla mupinensis
Mistle Thrush
Turdus viscivorus
Song Thrush
Turdus philomelos
Grey-winged Blackbird
Turdus boulboul
Indian [Eurasian] Blackbird
Turdus simillimus {Turdus merula}
Black-breasted Thrush
Turdus dissimilis
Tickell's Thrush
Turdus unicolor
Eyebrowed Thrush
Turdus obscurus
Grey-sided Thrush
Turdus feae
White-backed [Kessler’s] Thrush
Turdus kessleri
Tibetan Blackbird
Turdus maximus
Turdus pilaris
White-collared Blackbird
Turdus albocinctus
Chestnut Thrush
Turdus rubrocanus
Dusky Thrush
Turdus eunomus {Turdus naumanni}
Black-throated Thrush
Turdus atrogularis {Turdus ruficollis}
Rufous-throated [Dark-throated] Thrush
Turdus ruficollis
Family: Muscicapidae - Old World flycatchers and chats
Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin
Cercotrichas galactotes
Oriental Magpie-robin
Copsychus saularis
Indian Robin
Saxicoloides fulicatus (fulicata)
White-rumped Shama
Kittacincla malabarica (Copsychus malabaricus)
Andaman Shama
Kittacincla albiventris {Copsychus malabaricus}
Dark-sided Flycatcher
Muscicapa sibirica
Ferruginous Flycatcher
Muscicapa ferruginea
Brown-breasted Flycatcher
Muscicapa muttui
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Muscicapa dauurica
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata
Rufous-bellied Niltava
Niltava sundara
Small Niltava
Niltava macgrigoriae
Large Vivid [Vivid] Niltava
Niltava oatesi {Niltava vivida}
Large Niltava
Niltava grandis
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Cyanoptila cyanomelana
Nilgiri Flycatcher
Eumyias albicaudatus (albicaudata)
Verditer Flycatcher
Eumyias thalassinus (thalassina)
White-gorgeted Flycatcher
Anthipes monileger (Ficedula monileger)
Nicobar Jungle-flycatcher
Cyornis nicobaricus {Cyornis brunneatus}
Pale Blue-flycatcher
Cyornis unicolor
White-bellied Blue-flycatcher
Cyornis pallidipes (pallipes)
Pale-chinned Flycatcher
Cyornis poliogenys
Large Blue-flycatcher
Cyornis magnirostris
Hill Blue-flycatcher
Cyornis banyumas
Tickell's Blue-flycatcher
Cyornis tickelliae
Blue-throated [Blue-throated] Blue-flycatcher
Cyornis rubeculoides
White-tailed Flycatcher
Cyornis concretus
Gould's Shortwing
Heteroxenicus stellatus (Brachypteryx stellata)
Rusty-bellied Shortwing
Brachypteryx hyperythra
Lesser Shortwing
Brachypteryx leucophris (Brachypteryx leucophrys)
Himalayan Shortwing
Brachypteryx cruralis {Brachypteryx montana}
Indian Blue Robin
Larvivora brunnea (Luscinia brunnea)
Siberian Blue Robin
Larvivora cyane (Luscinia cyane)
White-bellied Redstart
Hodgsonius phaenicuroides
Cyanecula svecica (Luscinia svecica)
Calliope pectardens (Luscinia pectardens)
Siberian Rubythroat
Calliope calliope (Luscinia calliope)
Himalayan [White-tailed] Rubythroat
Calliope pectoralis (Luscinia pectoralis)
White-tailed Blue [White-tailed] Robin
Myiomela leucura
Nilgiri Blue [White-bellied] Robin
Myiomela major (Brachypteryx major)
White-bellied Blue Robin
Myiomela albiventris
Rufous-breasted Bush-robin
Tarsiger hyperythrus
Orange-flanked Bush-robin
Tarsiger cyanurus
Himalayan Bush-robin
Tarsiger rufilatus
White-browed Bush-robin
Tarsiger indicus
Golden Bush-robin
Tarsiger chrysaeus
Little Forktail
Enicurus scouleri
Slaty-backed Forktail
Enicurus schistaceus
Black-backed Forktail
Enicurus immaculatus
White-crowned Forktail
Enicurus leschenaulti
Spotted Forktail
Enicurus maculatus
Blue-fronted Robin
Cinclidium frontale
Malabar Whistling-thrush
Myophonus horsfieldii
Blue Whistling-thrush
Myophonus caeruleus
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
Ficedula zanthopygia
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Ficedula mugimaki
Slaty-backed Flycatcher
Ficedula erithacus (Ficedula hodgsonii)
Slaty-blue Flycatcher
Ficedula tricolor
Snowy-browed Flycatcher
Ficedula hyperythra
Pygmy Blue-flycatcher
Ficedula hodgsoni (Muscicapella hodgsoni)
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
Ficedula strophiata
Sapphire Flycatcher
Ficedula sapphira
Ultramarine Flycatcher
Ficedula superciliaris
Little Pied Flycatcher
Ficedula westermanni
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher
Ficedula ruficauda (Muscicapa ruficauda)
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Ficedula parva
Red-throated Flycatcher
Ficedula albicilla
Kashmir Flycatcher
Ficedula subrubra
Black-and-orange Flycatcher
Ficedula nigrorufa
Eversmann's [Rufous-backed] Redstart
Phoenicurus erythronotus (erythronota)
Blue-fronted Redstart
Phoenicurus frontalis
Blue-capped Redstart
Phoenicurus coeruleocephala (coeruleocephalus)
White-throated Redstart
Phoenicurus schisticeps
White-capped Water-redstart
Phoenicurus leucocephalus (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus)
Plumbeous Water-redstart
Phoenicurus fuliginosus (Rhyacornis fuliginosus)
Black Redstart
Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart
Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Daurian Redstart
Phoenicurus auroreus
White-winged Redstart
Phoenicurus erythrogastrus (erythrogaster)
Hodgson's Redstart
Phoenicurus hodgsoni
Blue-capped Rock-thrush
Monticola cinclorhyncha (cinclorhynchus)
Chestnut-bellied Rock-thrush
Monticola rufiventris
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush
Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-thrush
Monticola solitarius
Jerdon's Bushchat
Saxicola jerdoni
Grey Bushchat
Saxicola ferreus (ferrea)
White-browed [Stoliczka’s] Bushchat
Saxicola macrorhynchus (macrorhyncha)
White-throated [Hodgson’s] Bushchat
Saxicola insignis
Pied Bushchat
Saxicola caprata
White-tailed Stonechat
Saxicola leucurus (leucura)
Common [Siberian] Stonechat
Saxicola torquatus (torquata)
Northern Wheatear
Oenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline Wheatear
Oenanthe isabellina
Desert Wheatear
Oenanthe deserti
Pied Wheatear
Oenanthe pleschanka
Brown Rockchat
Oenanthe fusca (Cercomela fusca)
Variable Wheatear
Oenanthe picata
Hume's Wheatear
Oenanthe albonigra (alboniger)
Red-tailed Wheatear
Oenanthe chrysopygia {Oenanthe xanthoprymna}
Family: Regulidae - Kinglets and firecrests
Regulus regulus
Family: Hypocoliidae - Hypocolius
Hypocolius [Grey Hypocolius]
Hypocolius ampelinus
Family: Bombycillidae - Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing
Bombycilla garrulus
Family: Elachuridae - Elachura
Spotted Elachura [Wren Babbler]
Elachura formosa (Spelaeornis formosus)
Family: Irenidae - Fairy-bluebirds
Asian Fairy-bluebird
Irena puella
Family: Chloropseidae - Leafbirds
Golden-fronted Leafbird
Chloropsis aurifrons
Jerdon's Leafbird
Chloropsis jerdoni
Orange-bellied Leafbird
Chloropsis hardwickii
Blue-winged Leafbird
Chloropsis moluccensis (C. cochinchinensis)
Family: Dicaeidae - Flowerpeckers
Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker
Dicaeum melanozanthum (melanoxanthum)
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Thick-billed Flowerpecker
Dicaeum agile
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker?
Dicaeum trigonostigma
Pale-billed Flowerpecker
Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
Nilgiri Flowerpecker
Dicaeum concolor
Plain Flowerpecker
Dicaeum minullum
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Dicaeum cruentatum
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Dicaeum ignipectus
Family: Nectariniidae - Sunbirds
Little Spiderhunter
Arachnothera longirostra
Streaked Spiderhunter
Arachnothera magna
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
Chalcoparia singalensis (Anthreptes singalensis)
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Leptocoma zeylonica (Nectarinia zeylonica)
Crimson-backed Sunbird
Leptocoma minima (Nectarinia minima)
Purple-throated Sunbird
Leptocoma sperata (Nectarinia sperata)
Purple Sunbird
Cinnyris asiaticus (Nectarinia asiatica)
Olive-backed Sunbird
Cinnyris jugularis (Nectarinia jugularis)
Loten's Sunbird
Cinnyris lotenius (Nectarinia lotenia)
Fire-tailed Sunbird
Aethopyga ignicauda
Black-throated Sunbird
Aethopyga saturata
Green-tailed Sunbird
Aethopyga nipalensis
Gould's [Mrs Gould’s] Sunbird
Aethopyga gouldiae
Sahyadri Sunbird
Aethopyga vigorsii {Aethopyga siparaja}
Crimson Sunbird
Aethopyga siparaja
Family: Prunellidae - Accentors
Altai Accentor
Prunella himalayana
Alpine Accentor
Prunella collaris
Maroon-backed Accentor
Prunella immaculata
Robin Accentor
Prunella rubeculoides
Rufous-breasted Accentor
Prunella strophiata
Brown Accentor
Prunella fulvescens
Black-throated Accentor
Prunella atrogularis
Family: Ploceidae - Weavers
Black-breasted Weaver
Ploceus benghalensis
Streaked Weaver
Ploceus manyar
Baya Weaver
Ploceus philippinus
Finn's Weaver
Ploceus megarhynchus
Family: Estrildidae - Waxbills
Red Avadavat
Amandava amandava
Green Avadavat
Amandava formosa
Indian Silverbill
Euodice malabarica (Lonchura malabarica)
White-rumped Munia
Lonchura striata
Scaly-breasted Munia
Lonchura punctulata
Black-throated Munia
Lonchura kelaarti
Tricoloured [Black-headed] Munia
Lonchura malacca
Chestnut Munia
Lonchura atricapilla {Lonchura malacca}
Family: Passeridae - Old World sparrows
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Sind Sparrow Passer pyrrhonotus
Russet Sparrow Passer cinnamomeus (Passer rutilans)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Pale [Pale Rock] Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla
Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
Chestnut-shouldered Bush-sparrow [Petronia] Gymnoris xanthocollis (Petronia xanthocollis)
Black-winged [Tibetan] Snowfinch Montifringilla adamsi
White-rumped Snowfinch Onychostruthus taczanowskii (Pyrgilauda taczanowskii)
Rufous-necked Snowfinch Pyrgilauda ruficollis
Plain-backed Snowfinch Pyrgilauda blanfordi
Family: Motacillidae - Pipits and wagtails
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
Upland Pipit Anthus sylvanus
Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis
Western Yellow [Yellow]Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Family: Fringillidae - Finches
Common Chaffinch
Fringilla coelebs
Fringilla montifringilla
Black-and-yellow Grosbeak
Mycerobas icterioides
Collared Grosbeak
Mycerobas affinis
Spot-winged Grosbeak
Mycerobas melanozanthos
White-winged Grosbeak
Mycerobas carnipes
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Common Rosefinch
Carpodacus erythrinus
Scarlet Finch
Carpodacus sipahi (Haematospiza sipahi)
Red-mantled Rosefinch
Carpodacus rhodochlamys
Beautiful Rosefinch
Carpodacus pulcherrimus
Dark-rumped Rosefinch
Carpodacus edwardsii
Pink-browed Rosefinch
Carpodacus rodochroa (rodochrous)
Spot-winged Rosefinch
Carpodacus rodopeplus
Vinaceous Rosefinch
Carpodacus vinaceus
Sillem's Rosefinch
Carpodacus sillemi
Streaked Rosefinch
Carpodacus rubicilloides
Great Rosefinch
Carpodacus rubicilla
Red-fronted Rosefinch
Carpodacus puniceus
Crimson-browed Finch
Carpodacus subhimachalus (Propyrrhula subhimachala)
Three-banded Rosefinch
Carpodacus trifasciatus
Himalayan White-browed [White-browed] Rosefinch
Carpodacus thura
Brown Bullfinch
Pyrrhula nipalensis
Orange Bullfinch
Pyrrhula aurantiaca
Red-headed Bullfinch
Pyrrhula erythrocephala
Grey-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythaca
Trumpeter Finch
Bucanetes githagineus
Mongolian Finch
Bucanetes mongolicus
Blanford's Rosefinch
Agraphospiza rubescens (Carpodacus rubescens)
Spectacled Finch
Callacanthis burtoni
Gold-naped Finch
Pyrrhoplectes epauletta
Dark-breasted Rosefinch
Procarduelis nipalensis (Carpodacus nipalensis)
Plain Mountain-finch
Leucosticte nemoricola
Brandt's Mountain-finch
Leucosticte brandti
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch
Chloris spinoides (Carduelis spinoides)
Black-headed Greenfinch
Chloris ambigua (Carduelis ambigua)
Linaria flavirostris (Carduelis flavirostris)
Common [Eurasian] Linnet
Linaria cannabina (Carduelis cannabina)
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
European Goldfinch
Carduelis carduelis
Eastern Goldfinch
Carduelis caniceps
Red-fronted [Fire-fronted] Serin
Serinus pusillus
Tibetan Siskin
Spinus thibetanus (Carduelis thibetana)
Eurasian Siskin
Spinus spinus (Carduelis spinus)
Family: Emberizidae - Old World buntings
Crested Bunting
Emberiza lathami (Melophus lathami)
Black-headed Bunting
Emberiza melanocephala
Red-headed Bunting
Emberiza bruniceps
Chestnut-eared Bunting
Emberiza fucata
Rock Bunting
Emberiza cia
Godlewski's Bunting
Emberiza godlewskii
Grey-necked Bunting
Emberiza buchanani
Ortolan Bunting
Emberiza hortulana
White-capped Bunting
Emberiza stewarti
Emberiza citrinella
Pine Bunting
Emberiza leucocephalos
Striolated [House] Bunting
Emberiza striolata
Reed Bunting
Emberiza schoeniclus
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Emberiza aureola
Little Bunting
Emberiza pusilla
Black-faced Bunting
Emberiza spodocephala
Chestnut Bunting
Emberiza rutila
Tristram's Bunting
Emberiza tristrami

1. BirdLife International (2017) Handbook of the Birds of the World and BirdLife International digital checklist of the birds of the world. Version 9.1. Available at:
2. Praveen J., Jayapal, R., & Pittie, A., 2016. Checklist of the birds of India (v1.0). Website: [Date of publication: 14 July, 2016]


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