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Bijnor

 

A Checklist of the Birds of
Bijnor City and Environs

By M.K.S. Pasha - February 2004

 
 

ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

Black Francolin (Black Partridge) Francolinus francolinus
Grey Francolin (Grey Partridge) Francolinus pondicerianus
Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
(Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl)

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES

Family: Anatidae

Anserini

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

Anatini

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
(Shoveller)
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
(Common Pintail, Pintail)
Common Teal Anas crecca
Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
(Goosander, Merganser)

ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Picidae

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, Gray Hornbill)

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES

Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe (Hoopoe) Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES

Family: Coraciidae

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Family: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
(Small Blue Kingfisher, Eurasian 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)

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
(Pied Crested Cuckoo, Jacobin Cuckoo)
Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Family: Centropodidae

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
(Crow-pheasant)

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES

Family: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

House Swift (Little Swift) Apus affinis

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Strigidae

Spotted Owlet Athene brama

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Rock pigeon (Blue Rock Pigeon) Columba livia
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
(Rufous Turtle Dove)
Laughing Dove (Little Brown) Streptopelia senegalensis
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
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

Family: Rallidae

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
(Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule)
Common Coot Fulica atra
(Coot, Eurasian Coot, Black Coot)

ORDER: CICONIIFORMES

Tringinae

Common Redshank (Redshank) Tringa totanus
Common Greenshank (Greenshank) Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Little Stint Calidris minuta

Family: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus

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 (Avocet) Recurvirostra avosetta

Charadriinae

Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
(Little Plover, Little Ring Plover)
River Lapwing (Spur-winged) Vanellus duvaucelii
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Family: Laridae

Larini

Yellow-legged Gull (Herring) Larus cachinnans
Pallas’s Gull Larus ichthyaetus
(Great Black-headed)
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
(Common Black-headed Gull)

Sternini

River Tern Sterna aurantia
(Indian River Tern)
Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda

Family: Accipitridae

Accipitrinae

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
(Honey Buzzard)
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
(Black-winged Kite)
Black Kite Milvus migrans
(Pariah Kite, Dark Kite, Black-eared Kite)
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
(Small White, Scavenger)
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
(Indian White-backed Vulture)
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
(Western Marsh Harrier)
Shikra Accipiter badius
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
(Sparrow Hawk, Northern Sparrowhawk)
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
(White-eyed Buzzard Eagle)
Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastrata
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
(Red-capped Falcon, Barbary Falcon)

Family: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Family: Anhingidae

Darter Anhinga melanogaster
(Indian Darter, Oriental Darter, Snakebird)

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger

Family: Ardeidae

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret (Large Egret) Casmerodius albus
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
(Smaller Egret, Plumed Egret)
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
(Pond Heron)

Family: Threskiornithidae

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
(White Ibis, Oriental White Ibis)

Family: Ciconiidae

Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
(Asian Openbill Stork)

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Laniidae

Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
(Rufous-backed Shrike)
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
(Grey Shrike)

Family: Corvidae

Corvini

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

Oriolini

Black-hooded Oriole (Black-headed) Oriolus xanthornus
Small Minivet (Little Minivet) Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
(Orange Minivet)

Dicrurinae

Rhipidurini

White-browed Fantail (Flycatcher) Rhipidura aureola
(White-breasted Fantail Flycatcher)

Dicrurini

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Family: Muscicapidae

Muscicapinae

Muscicapini

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
(Grey-headed Flycatcher)

Saxicolini

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
(Magpie Robin Dayal)
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
(Pied Stone-chat)
Brown Rock-chat Cercomela fusca
(Indian Chat)

Family: Sturnidae

Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
(Black-headed /Brahminy Myna)
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus
(Rosy Pastor, Rose-coloured Starling)
Common Myna (Mynah) Acridotheres tristis
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Family: Hirundinidae

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
(Swallow, Common Swallow)
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Northern House Martin Delichon urbica
(House Martin, Common House Martin)

Family: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Family: Cisticolidae

Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
(Ashy Wren Warbler)

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
(Reed Warbler, European Reed Warbler)
Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
(Indian Great Reed Warbler)
Common Tailorbird (Tailorbird) Orthotomus sutorius
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
(Brown Leaf Warbler, Chiffchaff)
Plain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus neglectus

Sylviinae

Timaliini

Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Sylviini

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca

Family: Alaudidae

Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea
(Ashy-crowned Finch Lark)
Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Nectariniini

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Motacillinae

White Wagtail (Pied Wagtail) Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
(Large Pied Wagtail)
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
(Yellow-headed/hooded Wagtail)
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
(Indian Pipit)
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

Ploceinae

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

Estrildinae

Red Avadavat (Red Munia) Amandava amandava
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
(White-backed Munia, Striated Munia)
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata

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