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Aligarh

 

A Checklist of the Birds of Aligarh & Environs (Including Narora)
by A.H. Musavi & A.J. Urfi - April 2004

 
 

ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
(Black Partridge)
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus
(Grey Partridge)
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica
(Black-breasted Quail)
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
(Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl)

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES

Family: Anatidae

Anserini

Greylag Goose Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
(Cotton Teal)

Anatini

Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
(Spotbil Duck, Spotbill)
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
(Shoveller)
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
(Common Pintail, Pintail)
Garganey Anas querquedula
Common Teal Anas crecca
Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca
(White-eyed Pochard)
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila

ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Picidae

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus
(Brown-crowned Pigmy Woodpecker)
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
(Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker)
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
(Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker)

Family: Megalaimidae

Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica
(Green Barbet)
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
(Crimson-breasted Barbet)

ORDER: BUCEROTIFORMES

Family: Bucerotidae

Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris
(Common Grey Hornbill)

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES

Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES

Family: Coraciidae

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Family: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
(Small Blue Kingfisher)

Family: Halcyonidae

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
(White-breasted Kingfisher)

Family: Cerylidae

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
(Lesser Pied Kingfisher)

Family: Meropidae

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
(Little Green Bee-eater)
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
(Pied Crested Cuckoo)
Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius
Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
(The Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo)
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
(Indian Plaintive Cuckoo)
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
(Koel, Common Koel)
Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii
(Sirkeer Cuckoo, Sirkeer)

Family: Centropodidae

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
(Crow-pheasant)

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES

Family: Psittacidae

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
(Large Indian Parakeet)
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

Indian Swiftlet Collocalia unicolor
(Indian Edible-nest Swiftlet)
Common Swift Apus apus
(Swift, Black Swift)
House Swift Apus affinis
(Little Swift)

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Tytonidae

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Family: Strigidae

Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena
Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
(Great Horned Owl, Eagle Owl)
Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Family: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
(Long-tailed)
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
(Common Indian Nightjar)

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Rock pigeon Columba livia
(Blue Rock Pigeon)
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
(Rufous Turtle Dove)
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
(Little Brown)
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
(Red Turtle)
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
(Indian Ring, Collared)
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera
(Yellow-legged Green or Bengal)

ORDER: GRUIFORMES

Family: Gruidae

Sarus Crane Grus antigone
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

Family: Rallidae

Brown Crake Amaurornis akool
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
(Ruddy)
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
(Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule)
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
(Moorhen, Indian Gallinule)
Common Coot Fulica atra
(Coot, Eurasian Coot)

ORDER: CICONIIFORMES

Family: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
(Indian Sandgrouse)

Family: Scolopacidae

Scolopacinae

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
(Fantail Snipe)

Tringinae

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
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii
Ruff Philomachus pugnax

Family: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis
(Painted Snipe)

Family: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Family: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus
(Stone-curlew, Stone-Plover)
Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris
(Great Stone Plover)

Family: Charadriidae

Recurvirostrini

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Charadriinae

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
(Little Plover, Little Ring Plover)
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
(Eurasian Lapwing, Lapwing)
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus
River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii
(Spur-winged)
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

Glareolinae

Small Pratincole Glareola lactea
(Little Pratincole)

Family: Laridae

Rynchopini

Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis

Larini

Yellow-legged Gull (Herring) Larus cachinnans
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
(Common Black-headed Gull)

Sternini

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
River Tern Sterna aurantia
(Indian River Tern)
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Family: Accipitridae

Pandioninae

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Accipitrinae

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
(Honey Buzzard)
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
(Black-winged Kite)
Black Kite Milvus migrans
(Pariah Kite, Black-eared Kite)
Pallas’s Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
(Pallas’s Fishing Eagle)
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
(Small White, Scavenger)
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
(Indian White-backed Vulture)
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus
(Indian Long-billed, Indian Griffon)
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus
(King Vulture, Black Vulture)
Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
(Short-toed Eagle)
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
(Western Marsh Harrier)
Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
(Northern Harrier)
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
(Pale Harrier)
Shikra Accipiter badius
Besra Accipiter virgatus
(Besra Sparrow-hawk)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
(Sparrow Hawk)
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
(White-eyed Buzzard Eagle)
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
(Long-legged Buteo)
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
(Eurasian Tawny Eagle)
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
(Bonelli’s Hawk Eagle)
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
(Booed Hawk Eagle)

Family: Falconidae

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
(Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel)
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
(Red-headed Merlin)
Laggar Falcon Falco jugger
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
(Red-capped Falcon, Barbary Falcon)

Family: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Family: Anhingidae

Darter Anhinga melanogaster
(Indian Darter, Snakebird)

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
(Shag)
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
(Cormorant, Large Cormorant)

Family: Ardeidae

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Casmerodius albus
(Large Egret)
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
(Smaller Egret, Plumed Egret)
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
(Pond Heron)
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
(Night Heron)
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
(Chestnut Bittern)

Family: Threskiornithidae

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
(White Ibis)
Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa
(Red-naped Ibis)
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
(Spoonbill)

Family: Ciconiidae

Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
(Asian Openbill Stork)
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
(White-necked)
White Stork Ciconia ciconia

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Pittidae

Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura

Family: Irenidae

Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons

Family: Laniidae

Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus
(Isabelline)
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
(Rufous-backed Shrike)
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
(Grey Shrike)

Family: Corvidae

Corvini

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
(Indian Treepie)
House Crow Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
(Jungle/Black Crow)

Oriolini

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
(Golden Oriole)
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
(Black-headed Oriole)
Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
(Pied Flycatcher-shrike)

Dicrurinae

Rhipidurini

Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha
(Yellow-bellied Fantail Flycatcher)
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola
(White-breasted Fantail Flycatcher)

Dicrurini

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
(White-vented Drongo)
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
(Racket-tailed Drongo)

Monarchini

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
(Paradise-flycatcher)

Aegithininae

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Malaconotinae

Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
(Woodshrike, Lesser Wood-shrike)

Family: Muscicapidae

Turdinae

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
(Red-throated/Black-throated Thrush)

Muscicapini

Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
(Red-breasted Flycatcher)
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
(Orange-breasted Blue Flycatcher)
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
(Grey-headed Flycatcher)

Saxicolini

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
(Magpie Robin Dayal)
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
(Black Robin, Indian Chat)
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
(Collared Bushchat)
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
(Pied Stone-chat)
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Brown Rock-chat Cercomela fusca
(Indian Chat)

Family: Sturnidae

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
(Grey-headed Myna)
Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
(Black-headed /Brahminy Myna)
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus
(Rosy Pastor, Rose-coloured Starling)
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
(Starling, Eurasian Starling)
Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra
(Pied Myna)
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

Family: Sittidae

Sittinae

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
(Velvet-fronted Blue Nuthatch)

Family: Paridae

Parinae

Great Tit Parus major
(Grey Tit)

Family: Hirundinidae

Eurasian Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris
(Crag Martin, Northern Crag Martin)
Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
(Swallow, Common Swallow)
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
(Striated)
Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola
(Indian Cliff Swallow)

Family: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis
(White-cheeked Bulbul)
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Family: Cisticolidae

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
(Streaked Fantail Warbler)
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
(Ashy Wren Warbler)
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
(Plain Wren-Warbler)

Family: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
(White-eye)

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
(Indian Great Reed Warbler)
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
(Brown Leaf Warbler, Chiffchaff)
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus
(Pallas’s Leaf Warbler)
Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei
(Yellow-browed Warbler)
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
(Dull Green Leaf Warbler)
Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis
(Large Crowned Leaf Warbler)

Megalurinae

Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
(Striated Marsh Warbler)

Sylviinae

Timaliini

Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense
Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus
Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Sylviini

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca blythi

Family: Alaudidae

Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera
(Red-winged Bushlark, Indian Lark)
Rufous-winged Bushlark Mirafra affinis
(Rufous-winged Lark, Bush Lark)
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea
(Ashy-crowned Finch Lark)
Sand Lark Calandrella raytal
(Indian Short-toed Lark)
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
(Eastern Skylark, Oriental Lark)

Family: Nectariniidae

Nectariniinae

Dicaeini

Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorynchos
(Tickell’s / Small Flowerpecker)

Nectariniini

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis
(Yellow-throated Sparrow)

Motacillinae

White Wagtail Motacilla alba personata
(Pied Wagtail)
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
(Large Pied Wagtail)
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola citreola
(Yellow-headed/hooded Wagtail)
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
(Indian Pipit)
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
(Eurasian Tree Pipit)
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
(Indian Tree Pipit, Olive Tree Pipit)

Ploceinae

Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar
(Streaked Weaver/Striated Weaver)
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

Estrildinae

Red Avadavat Amandava amandava
(Red Munia)
Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
(White-throated Munia/Silverbill)
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
(Spotted Munia, Nutmeg Mannikin)

Family: Fringillidae

Carduelini

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Emberizinae

Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps

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