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Assan barrage

 

A Checklist of the Birds of The Asan Barrage (Dehradun Valley)
From reports by
Arun P Singh, Dhananjai Mohan, D.K. Chet Singh, Suresh C Sharma, Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey, Nikhil Devasar and Satpal Singh Gandhi. May 2004

 
 

ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus

(Black Partridge)

Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus

(Grey Partridge)

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES

Family: Dendrocygndiae

Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

(Lesser Whistling-teal)

Family: Anatidae

Anserini

Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea

Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus

(Cotton Teal)

Anatini

Gadwall Anas strepera

Falcated Duck Anas falcata

(Falcated Teal)

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

Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris

Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina

Common Pochard Aythya ferina

Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca

(White-eyed Pochard)

Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Picidae

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus

(Brown-crowned Pigmy Woodpecker)

Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis

(Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker)

Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus

(Black-naped Green Woodpecker)

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

(Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker)

Family: Megalaimidae

Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica

(Green Barbet)

Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata

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

Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris

(Greater Pied Kingfisher)

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis

(Lesser Pied Kingfisher)

Family: Meropidae

Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis

(Little Green Bee-eater)

Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

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)

Family: Centropodidae

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

(Crow-pheasant)

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES

Family: Psittacidae

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria

(Large Indian Parakeet)

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala

(Blossom-headed Parakeet)

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba

House Swift Apus affinis

(Little Swift)

Common Swift Apus apus

Family: Strigidae

Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum

(Barred Jungle Owlet)

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Rock pigeon Columba livia

(Blue Rock Pigeon)

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Little Brown Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

Family: Rallidae

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

(Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule)

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

(Moorhen, Indian Gallinule)

Common Coot Fulica atra

(Coot, Eurasian Coot)

Family: Scolopacidae

Scolopacinae

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: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Family: Burhinidae

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

River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii

(Spur-winged)

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Family: Glareolidae

Glareolinae

Small Pratincole Glareola lactea

(Little Pratincole)

Family: Laridae

Larini

Pallas’s Gull Larus ichthyaetus

(Great Black-headed)

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)

Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda

Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Family: Accipitridae

Pandioninae

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Accipitrinae

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)

Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis

(Himalayan Griffon Vulture)

Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus

(Griffon Vulture)

Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus

(Black Vulture)

Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus

(King Vulture, Black Vulture)

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

(Western Marsh Harrier)

Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus

Shikra Accipiter badius

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus

(Sparrow Hawk)

Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga

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)

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

(Hobby, Northern Hobby)


Family: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena

Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis

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)

Little Heron Butorides striatus

(Little Green Heron, Striated Heron)

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

(Night Heron)

Family: Threskiornithidae

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus

(White Ibis)

Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa

(Red-naped Ibis)

Family: Ciconiidae

Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala

Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans

(Asian Openbill Stork)

Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus

(White-necked)

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Laniidae

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)

Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus

(Orange Minivet)

Dicrurinae

Rhipidurini

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

(White-throated Fantail Flycatcher)

White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola

(White-breasted Fantail Flycatcher)

Dicrurini

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus

(Grey Drongo)

Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus

(Hair-crested Drongo)

Monarchini

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

(Paradise-flycatcher)

Malaconotinae

Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus

(Woodshrike, Lesser Wood-shrike)

Family: Muscicapidae

Turdinae

Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus

(Blue-headed Rock Thrush)

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis

(Red-throated/Black-throated Thrush)

Muscicapinae

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

White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

(White-capped Redstart)

Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus

(Plumbeous Redstart)

Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata

(Collared Bushchat)

Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata

(Pied Stone-chat)

Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea

(Dark-grey Bushchat)

Family: Sturnidae

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus

(Grey-headed Myna)

Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum

(Black-headed /Brahminy Myna)

Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra

(Pied Myna)

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus


Family: Sittidae

Sittinae

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis

(Velvet-fronted Blue Nuthatch)

Tichodrominae

Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria

Parinae

Great Tit Parus major

(Grey Tit)

Family: Hirundinidae

Sand Martin Riparia riparia

(Collared Sand Martin)

Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

(Plain Sand 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)

Northern House Martin Delichon urbica

(House Martin, Common House Martin)

Family: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys

(White-cheeked Bulbul)

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Family: Cisticolidae

Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

(Streaked Fantail Warbler)

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii

(Franklin’s Wren 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)

Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis

(Tickell’s Warbler)

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)

Timaliini

Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense

Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus

Striated Babbler Turdoides earlei

Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Sylviini

Hume’s Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

(Hume’s Whitethroat)

Family: Alaudidae

Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera

(Red-winged Bushlark, Indian Lark)

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea

(Ashy-crowned Finch Lark)

Sand Lark Calandrella raytal

(Indian Short-toed Lark)

Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Nectariniini

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja

(Yellow-backed Sunbird)

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis

(Yellow-throated Sparrow)

Motacillinae

White Wagtail Motacilla alba personata

(Pied Wagtail)

White Wagtail Motacilla alba alboides

White Wagtail Motacilla alba dukhunensis

White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis

(Large Pied Wagtail)

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola citreola

(Yellow-headed/hooded Wagtail)

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola calcarata

Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus

(Indian Pipit)

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis

(Eurasian Tree Pipit)

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

(Indian Tree Pipit, Olive Tree Pipit)

Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus

(Vinaceous-breasted Pipit)

Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta

Prunellinae

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

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides

(Himalayan Greenfinch)

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

Emberizinae

Crested Bunting Melophus lathami

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