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Binsar

 

A Checklist of the Birds of
The Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, Almora, Uttranchal
by Orus Ilyas - February 2004

 
 

ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

Chukar Alectoris chukar
Black Francolin (Black Partridge) Francolinus francolinus
Hill Partridge (Common Hill Partridge) Arborophila torqueola
Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha
(Koklas Pheasant)
Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos

ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Picidae

Brown-fronted Woodpecker Dendrocopos auriceps
(Brown-fronted Pied Woodpecker)
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus
(Rufous-bellied Sapsucker)
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis
(Himalayan Pied Woodpecker)
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
(Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker)
Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha
(Greater Yellow-naped Woodpecker)
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker Picus squamatus
(Scaly-bellied Green Woodpecker)
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
(Black-naped Green Woodpecker)
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
(Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker)

Family: Megalaimidae

Great Barbet Megalaima virens
(Great Hill Barbet, Great Himalayan Barbet)

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES

Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe (Hoopoe) Upupa epops

Family: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
(Small Blue Kingfisher, Eurasian Kingfisher)

Family: Halcyonidae

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

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Large Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
(The Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo)

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES

Family: Psittacidae

Slaty-headed Parakeet Psittacula himalayana
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
(Blossom-headed Parakeet)

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus
(White-throated Spinetail Swift)
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
(Large White-rumped Swift)

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Strigidae

Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica
Collared Owlet (Collared Pygmy) Glaucidium brodiei
Asian Barred Owlet (Barred Owlet) Glaucidium cuculoides

Family: Caprimulgidae

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
(Indian Jungle Nightjar)
Large-tailed Nightjar (Long-tailed) Caprimulgus macrurus

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
(Wood Pigeon)
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
(Rufous Turtle Dove)
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera
(Yellow-legged Green or Bengal)
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenura
(Wedge-tailed Pigeon)

Family: Accipitridae

Accipitrinae

Black Kite Milvus migrans
(Pariah Kite, Dark Kite, Black-eared Kite)
Lesser Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis
(Himalayan Grey-headed Fishing Eagle)
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
(Bearded Vulture)
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
(Small White, Scavenger)
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
(Himalayan Griffon Vulture)
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus
(King Vulture, Black Vulture)
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Shikra Accipiter badius
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
(Sparrow Hawk, Northern Sparrowhawk)
Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius
(Upland Buteo)
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
(Eurasian Tawny Eagle)
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
(Bonelli’s Hawk Eagle)

Family: Falconidae

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
(Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel)
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
(Red-capped Falcon, Barbary Falcon)

Family: Corvidae

Corvini

Eurasian Jay (Jay) Garrulus glandarius
Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus
(Black-throated Jay, Lanceolated Jay)
Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
(Red-billed Magpie)
Grey Treepie (Himalyan Treepie) Dendrocitta formosae
House Crow Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
(Jungle/Black Crow)

Oriolini

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
(Golden Oriole)
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
(Smaller Grey/Dark Cuckooshrike)
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
(Pied Flycatcher-shrike)

Dicrurinae

Rhipidurini

White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
(White-throated Fantail Flycatcher)

Dicrurini

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo (Grey) Dicrurus leucophaeus
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
(Little Bronzed Drongo)
Spangled Drongo (Hair-crested) Dicrurus hottentottus

Family: Muscicapidae

Turdinae

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
(Whistling Thrush)
Plain-backed Thrush Zoothera mollissima
(Plain-backed Mountain Thrush)
Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni
(Long-tailed Mountain Thrush)
Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma
(Speckled Mountain Thrush)
Long-billed Thrush Zoothera monticola
(Large Brown Thrush)
Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor
(Indian Grey Thrush)
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus
Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul
Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus
(Grey-headed Thrush)
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
(Red-throated/Black-throated Thrush)
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

Muscicapinae

Muscicapini

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
(Sooty Flycatcher, Asian Sooty Flycatcher)
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
(Rufous-tailed Flycatcher)
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
(Westermann’s)
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris
(White-browed Blue Flycatcher)
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
Rufous-bellied Niltava (Beautiful) Niltava sundara
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
(Grey-headed Flycatcher)

Saxicolini

Indian Blue Robin (Blue Chat) Luscinia brunnea
Orange-flanked Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus
(Red-flanked Bluetail)
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
(Magpie Robin Dayal)
Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus
(Blue-headed Redstart)
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis
White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
(White-capped Redstart)
Blue-fronted Robin Cinclidium frontale
(Blue-fronted Long-tailed Robin)
Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri
Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
(Pied Stone-chat)
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti

Family: Sturnidae

Common Myna (Mynah) Acridotheres tristis
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
(Grackle, Common Hill Myna, Talking Myna)

Family: Sittidae

Sittinae

White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis

Family: Certhiidae

Certhinii

Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
(Tree Creeper, Common Treecreeper)
Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana
(Himalayan Treecreeper)

Family: Paridae

Remizinae

Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps

Parinae

Rufous-naped Tit Parus rufonuchalis
(Simla Black Tit, Dark-grey Tit)
Spot-winged Tit Parus melanolophus
(Crested Black Tit, Black-crested Tit)
Great Tit (Grey Tit) Parus major
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys
(Yellow-cheeked Tit)

Family: Aegithalidae

Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
(Red-headed Tit)
White-throated Tit Aegithalos niveogularis

Family: Hirundinidae

Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalensis
(Nepal Martin)

Family: Regulidae

Goldcrest Regulus regulus

Family: Pycnonotidae

Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
(White-cheeked Bulbul)
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
Black Bulbul (Gray) Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Family: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
(White-eye, Small White-eye)

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

Aberrant Bush Warbler Cettia flavolivacea
Spotted Bush Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus
Plain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus neglectus
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
(Tickell’s Warbler)
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
(Orange-barred Leaf Warbler)
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
(Grey-faced Leaf Warbler)
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
(Inornate Leaf Warbler, Plain Leaf Warbler)
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
(Dull Green Leaf Warbler)
Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
(Large-billed Tree Warbler)
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator
(Black-browed Leaf Warbler)
Grey-hooded Warbler Seicercus xanthoschistos
(Grey-headed Flycatcher Warbler)
Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps
(Black-faced Flycatcher Warbler)

Garrulacinae

White-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax albogularis
Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus
Streaked Laughingthrush Garrulax lineatus
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax erythrocephalus
(Red-headed Laughingthrush)

Sylviinae

Timaliini

Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer
(Greater Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler)
White-browed Shrike Babbler Pteruthius flaviscapis
(Red-winged Shrike Babbler)
Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula
(Bar-throated Siva/Minla)
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata
(Black-capped Sibia)
Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis
(Yellow-naped Yuhina)

Family: Nectariniidae

Nectariniinae

Dicaeini

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus

Nectariniini

Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
(Nepal Yellow-backed Sunbird)
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata
(Black-breasted Sunbird)

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans
(Cinnamon Tree Sparrow)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Tree Sparrow) Passer montanus

Motacillinae

White Wagtail (Pied Wagtail) Motacilla alba
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
(Indian Pipit)

Prunellinae

Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Robin Accentor Prunella rubeculoides
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata

Estrildinae

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)
Plain Mountain Finch Leucosticte nemoricola
(Hodgson’s Mountain Finch)
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochrous
Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus
Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodochlamys
(Blyth’s Rosefinch)
Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis
Orange Bullfinch Pyrrhula aurantiaca
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala

Emberizinae

Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
(Eurasian Rock-Bunting)

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