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Official Checklist of the Birds of the Delhi Region
including adjoining areas of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh


Area covered: Delhi (including both the Okhla and Noida banks of the Yamuna) and adjoining areas of Haryana, including Sonipat, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Gurgaon & Faridabad districts plus Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh. Roughly everywhere is within 100kms of central Delhi; an area in which day trips from Delhi are eminently feasible.
An asterisk * indicates a species which have not been recorded within Delhi State limits.
The species included come from the 2002 Checklist of the Birds of Delhi and Adjoining Areas (January 2002) and on the references indicated below. V (for vide = see) and the reference numbers are given against all rarer species and pre 1970 records.

A number of recently “separated” species, which are not shown in the OBC list, are included and given the code RS after the scientific name. In a few cases doubts (e.g. the possibility of the bird being an escape or release from captivity) are expressed.

This list is provided as an aid to birders for their personal use only. Please contact for any other use.

This list will be published as a pocket-sized booklet in summer 2003

English and Scientific Names follow the Oriental Bird Club "An Annotated Checklist of the Birds the Oriental Region". Alternative Names follow Ali and Ripley's "Handbook of the Birds of India"

There are 462 species on this list of which 449 have been recorded within the limits of Delhi itself. 47 species have not been conclusively reported from the region covered since 1970.

Main List

1. Black Francolin, Francolinus francolinus, Black Partridge

2. Grey Francolin, Francolinus pondicerianus, Grey Partridge

3. Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix, Grey Quail

4. Rain Quail, Coturnix coromandelica, Black-breasted Quail

5. Jungle Bush Quail, Perdicula asiatica

6. Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus, Common Peafowl

7. Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons, V2, 4

8. *Lesser White-fronted Goose, Anser erythropus, V4, 5

9. Greylag Goose, Anser anser

10. Bar-headed Goose, Anser indicus

11. Lesser Whistling-duck, Dendrocygna javanica, Lesser Whistling Teal

12. Ruddy Shelduck, Tadorna ferruginea, Brahminy Duck

13. Common Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna

14. Comb Duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos

15. Cotton Pygmy-goose, Nettapus coromandelianus, Cotton Teal

16. Gadwall, Anas strepera

17. Falcated Duck, Anas falcata, Falcated Teal, V2, 4

18. Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope, Widgeon

19. Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos

20. Spot-billed Duck, Anas poecilorhyncha

21. Common Teal, Anas crecca

22. Garganey, Anas querquedula

23. Northern Pintail, Anas acuta, Pintail

24. Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata, Shoveller

25. Marbled Duck, Marmaronetta angustirostris, Marbled Teal, V2,6

26. Red-crested Pochard, Rhodonessa rufina

27. Common Pochard, Aythya ferina

28. Ferruginous Pochard, Aythya nyroca, White-eyed Pochard

29. Baer's Pochard, Aythya baeri, V 5, 6

30. Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula

31. Greater Scaup, Aythya marila, Scaup Duck , V 6

32. Smew, Mergellus albellus, V2, 7

33. Small Buttonquail, Turnix sylvatica, Little Bustard-Quail, V 2, 6

34. Barred Buttonquail, Turnix suscitator, Common Bustard-Quail

35. Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla, Wryneck

36. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Dendrocopos mahrattensis, Mahratta Woodpecker

37. Black-rumped Flameback, Dinopium benghalense, Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker

38. Brown-headed Barbet, Megalaima zeylanica, Large Green Barbet

39. Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala, Crimson-breasted Barbet

40. Indian Grey Hornbill, Ocyceros birostris, Common Grey Hornbill

41. Common Hoopoe, Upupa epops, Hoopoe

42. European Roller, Coracias garrulus

43. Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis

44. Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, Common Kingfisher

45. White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis, White-breasted Kingfisher

46. Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, Lesser Pied Kingfisher

47. Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis

48. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Merops persicus

49. Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus

50. Pied Cuckoo, Clamator jacobinus, Pied Crested Cuckoo

51. Common Hawk Cuckoo, Hierococcyx varius

52. Indian Cuckoo, Cuculus micropterus, V2, 5

53. Eurasian Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, The Cuckoo, V2, 4

54. Oriental Cuckoo, Cuculus saturatus, V6

55. Lesser Cuckoo, Cuculus poliocephalus, V7

56. Grey-bellied Cuckoo, Cacomantis passerinus, Indian Plaintive Cuckoo

57. Drongo Cuckoo, Surniculus lugubris , V4

58. Asian Koel, Eudynamys scolopacea, Koel

59. Sirkeer Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii, Sirkeer Cuckoo,

60. Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis, Crow-Pheasant

61. Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis V6

62. Alexandrine Parakeet, Psittacula eupatria

63. Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri

64. Plum-headed Parakeet, Psittacula cyanocephala, Blossom-headed Parakeet

65. Asian Palm Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis, Palm Swift, V2, 4

66. Alpine Swift, Tachymarptis melba

67. *Fork-tailed Swift, Apus pacificus, Large White-rumped Swift, V5

68. House Swift, Apus affinis

69. Barn Owl, Tyto alba

70. Collared Scops Owl, Otus bakkamoena

71. Rock Eagle Owl, Bubo (bubo) bengalensis, Great Horned Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl

72. Dusky Eagle Owl, Bubo coromandus, V2

73. Brown Fish Owl, Ketupa zeylonensis, V2

74. Spotted Owlet, Athene brama

75. Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus

76. Sykes's Nightjar, Caprimulgus mahrattensis, V2, 7

77. Indian Nightjar, Caprimulgus asiaticus, Common Indian Nightjar, V2, 4

78. Savanna Nightjar, Caprimulgus affinis, Franklin's Nightjar, V2, 4

79. Rock Pigeon, Columba livia, Blue Rock Pigeon

80. Oriental Turtle Dove, Streptopelia orientalis, Rufous Turtle Dove

81. Laughing Dove, Streptopelia senegalensis, Little Brown Dove

82. Spotted Dove, Streptopelia chinensis

83. Red Collared Dove, Streptopelia tranquebarica, Red Turtle Dove

84. Eurasian Collared Dove, Streptopelia decaocto, Indian Ring Dove

85. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, Treron phoenicoptera, Yellow-legged Green Pigeon

86. *MacQueen's Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii, Houbara, V2, 6

87. Sarus Crane, Grus antigone

88. Demoiselle Crane, Grus virgo

89. Common Crane, Grus grus

90. *Water Rail, Rallus aquaticus V6

91. Brown Crake, Amaurornis akool

92. White-breasted Waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus

93. Baillon's Crake, Porzana pusilla

94. *Spotted Crake, Porzana porzana, V4

95. Ruddy-breasted Crake, Porzana fusca, Ruddy Crake

96. Watercock, Gallicrex cinerea

97. Purple Swamphen, Porphyrio porphyrio, Purple Moorhen

98. Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus, Moorhen

99. Common Coot, Fulica atra

100. Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles exustus, Indian Sandgrouse

101. Painted Sandgrouse, Pterocles indicus

102. Pintail Snipe, Gallinago stenura, V2, 6

103. Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago, Fantail Snipe

104. Jack Snipe, Lymnocryptes minimus

105. Black-tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa

106. Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata, Curlew

107. Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus

108. Common Redshank, Tringa totanus, Redshank

109. Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis

110. Common Greenshank, Tringa nebularia

111. Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus

112. Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola

113. Terek Sandpiper, Xenus cinereus, V2, 6

114. Common Sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos

115. *Asian Dowitcher, Limnodromus semipalmatus, V5, 6

116. Little Stint, Calidris minuta

117. Temminck's Stint, Calidris temminckii

118. Dunlin, Calidris alpina

119. Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea

120. Broad-billed Sandpiper, Limicola falcinellus, V2, 6

121. Ruff, Philomachus pugnax

122. Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus, V2

123. Greater Painted-snipe, Rostratula benghalensis

124. Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus

125. Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus

126. Eurasian Thick-knee, Burhinus oedicnemus, Stone Curlew

127. Great Thick-knee, Esacus recurvirostris, Great Stone Plover

128. Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus

129. Pied Avocet, Recurvirostra avosetta

130. Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva, Eastern Golden Plover

131. Grey Plover, Pluvialis squatarola, V2, 6

132. Common Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula

133. Long-billed Plover, Charadrius placidus, V7

134. Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius

135. Kentish Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus

136. Lesser Sand Plover, Charadrius mongolus

137. Greater Sand Plover, Charadrius leschenaultii, Large Sand Plover, V2, 6

138. *Caspian Plover, Charadrius asiaticus, Caspian Sand Plover , V4

139. Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, Lapwing

140. Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus

141. River Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii, Spur-winged Lapwing

142. Grey-headed Lapwing, Vanellus cinereus , V5

143. Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus

144. Sociable Lapwing, Vanellus gregarius, V2

145. White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus

146. * Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor V6

147. Indian Courser, Cursorius coromandelicus

148. Oriental Pratincole, Glareola maldivarum, Large Indian Pratincole

149. Small Pratincole, Glareola lactea, Small Indian Pratincole

150. Indian Skimmer, Rynchops albicollis, V2, 4, 6

151. Mew Gull, Larus canus, V7

152. Yellow-legged Gull, Larus cachinnans, Caspian Gull, Herring Gull

153. Armenian Gull Larus armenicus, Herring Gull, V6 ; Requires confirmation as would be new for Oriental Region.

154. Pallas's Gull, Larus ichthyaetus, Great Black-headed Gull

155. Brown-headed Gull, Larus brunnicephalus

156. Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus

157. Slender-billed Gull Larus genei, V7

158. Little Gull Larus minutus, V7

159. Gull-billed Tern, Gelochelidon nilotica

160. River Tern, Sterna aurantia, Indian River Tern

161. Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, V2, 7

162. Little Tern, Sterna albifrons

163. Black-bellied Tern, Sterna acuticauda

164. Bridled Tern, Sterna anaethetus, Brownwinged Tern, V7

165. Whiskered Tern, Chlidonias hybridus V7

166. White-winged Tern, Chlidonias leucopterus, White-winged Black Tern, V2, 4, 7

167. Black Tern, Chlidonias niger, V2, 4

168. Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

169. Oriental Honey-buzzard, Pernis ptilorhynchus, Honey Buzzard

170. Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus, Black-winged Kite

171. Black Kite, Milvus migrans, Pariah Kite, Black-eared Kite

172. Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus

173. Pallas's Fish Eagle, Haliaeetus leucoryphus, V2

174. Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus, V2, 5

175. Egyptian Vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Scavenger Vulture

176. White-rumped Vulture, Gyps bengalensis, Indian White-backed Vulture

177. Indian Vulture, Gyps indicus RS, Long-billed Vulture V2, 4

178. Eurasian Griffon, Gyps fulvus, Griffon Vulture, V2, 4

179. Red-headed Vulture, Sarcogyps calvus, King Vulture,

180. Short-toed Snake Eagle, Circaetus gallicus, Short-toed Eagle,

181. Crested Serpent Eagle, Spilornis cheela

182. Western Marsh Harrier, Circus aeruginosus RS, Marsh Harrier

183. Hen Harrier, Circus cyaneus, Hen-Harrier

184. Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus, Pale Harrier

185. Montagu's Harrier, Circus pygargus, V2, 6

186. Shikra, Accipiter badius, Shikra

187. Besra, Accipiter virgatus, Besra Sparrow-Hawk

188. Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus, Sparrow-Hawk

189. White-eyed Buzzard, Butastur teesa, White-eyed Buzzard-Eagle

190. Common Buzzard, Buteo buteo, Japanese Buzzard

191. Long-legged Buzzard, Buteo rufinus

192. Upland Buzzard, Buteo hemilasius, V6

193. Indian Spotted Eagle, Aquila hastate RS, Lesser Spotted Eagle V 2, 4, 6

194. Greater Spotted Eagle, Aquila clanga

195. Tawny Eagle, Aquila rapax

196. Steppe Eagle, Aquila nipalensis

197. Imperial Eagle, Aquila heliaca

198. Bonelli's Eagle, Hieraaetus fasciatus

199. Booted Eagle, Hieraaetus pennatus, Booted Hawk-Eagle

200. *Lesser Kestrel, Falco naumanni, V 5, 6

201. Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, Kestrel

202. Red-necked Falcon, Falco chicquera, Red-headed Merlin

203. Merlin, Falco columbarius, V 6

204. Eurasian Hobby, Falco subbuteo, Hobby

205. Laggar Falcon, Falco jugger

206. Saker Falcon, Falco cherrug, V2

207. Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus, Peregrine Falcon

208. Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis

209. Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus

210. Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis

211. Darter, Anhinga melanogaster

212. Little Cormorant, Phalacrocorax niger

213. Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis, Indian Shag

214. Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo, Cormorant

215. Little Egret, Egretta garzetta

216. Western Reef Egret, Egretta gularis, Indian Reef Heron, V2, 6

217. Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea

218. Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea

219. Great Egret, Casmerodius albus, Large Egret

220. Intermediate Egret, Mesophoyx intermedia, Smaller Egret

221. Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis

222. Indian Pond Heron, Ardeola grayii, Pond Heron

223. Little Heron, Butorides striatus, Little Green Heron

224. Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax, Night Heron

225. Yellow Bittern, Ixobrychus sinensis

226. Cinnamon Bittern, Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

227. Black Bittern, Dupetor flavicollis

228. Great Bittern, Botaurus stellaris, Bittern, V4, 6

229. Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber, Flamingo

230. Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus

231. Black-headed Ibis, Threskiornis melanocephalus, White Ibis

232. Black Ibis, Pseudibis papillosa

233. Eurasian Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia, Spoonbill

234. Great White Pelican, Pelecanus onocrotalus, Rosy Pelican

235. Dalmatian Pelican, Pelecanus crispus, Grey Pelican,

236. *Spot-billed Pelican, Pelecanus philippensis, V2

237. Painted Stork, Mycteria leucocephala

238. Asian Openbill, Anastomus oscitans, Openbill Stork

239. Black Stork, Ciconia nigra, V2

240. Woolly-necked Stork, Ciconia episcopus, White-necked Stork

241. White Stork, Ciconia ciconia, V2

242. Black-necked Stork, Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

243. Lesser Adjutant, Leptoptilos javanicus, V2

244. Greater Adjutant, Leptoptilos dubius, Adjutant, V 2, 4, 5

245. Rufous-tailed Shrike, Lanius isabellinus, Red-backed Shrike

246. Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus, V 2, 6

247. Bay-backed Shrike, Lanius vittatus

248. Long-tailed Shrike, Lanius schach, Rufous-backed Shrike

249. Grey-backed Shrike, Lanius tephronotus, V2, 5

250. Southern Grey Shrike, Lanius meridionalis, Grey Shrike

251. Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda, Indian Tree Pie

252. House Crow, Corvus splendens

253. Large-billed Crow, Corvus macrorhynchos, Jungle Crow

254. Common Raven, Corvus corax, Raven, V 2, 4

255. Eurasian Golden Oriole, Oriolus oriolus, Golden Oriole

256. Maroon Oriole, Oriolus traillii V 7

257. Large Cuckooshrike, Coracina macei, V 2, 4, 6

258. *Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Coracina melanoptera, V 5

259. Small Minivet, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

260. White-bellied Minivet, Pericrocotus erythropygius, V 2,6

261. Long-tailed Minivet, Pericrocotus ethologus

262. White-browed Fantail, Rhipidura aureola, White-browed Fantail Flycatcher

263. Black Drongo, Dicrurus macrocercus

264. Ashy Drongo, Dicrurus leucophaeus, Grey Drongo,

265. White-bellied Drongo, Dicrurus caerulescens, V 2,4,6

266. Asian Paradise-flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi

267. Marshall's Iora, Aegithina nigrolutea, V 1, 2, 4

268. Common Woodshrike, Tephrodornis pondicerianus

269. Blue Rock Thrush, Monticola solitarius

270. Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrine, Orange-headed Ground Thrush V 2,6

271. Tickell's Thrush, Turdus unicolor, V2, 5, 6

272. * Grey-winged Blackbird, Turdus boulboul, V 5

273. Dark-throated Thrush, Turdus (ruficollis) atrogularis, Black-throated Thrush

274. *Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus V6

275. Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, V 5, 7

276. Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, Muscicapa ruficauda, Rufous-tailed Flycatcher,V2,6

277. Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva, Red-throated Flycatcher

278. Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula (parva) albicilla RS, Red-breasted Flycatcher

279. Verditer Flycatcher, Eumyias thalassina

280. Blue-throated Flycatcher, Cyornis rubeculoides, V3, 7

281. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher, Culicicapa ceylonensis, Grey-headed Flycatcher

282. Siberian Rubythroat, Luscinia calliope, Rubythroat, , V2, 4, 5

283. Bluethroat, Luscinia svecica

284. Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Cercotrichas galactotes, Rufous Chat, V3, 7

285. Oriental Magpie Robin, Copsychus saularis

286. Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicata

287. *Blue-capped Redstart, Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus, Blue-headed Redstart V5

288. Black Redstart, Phoenicurus ochruros

289. *White-capped Water Redstart, Chaimarrornis leucocephalus, White-capped Redstart, V 6

290. Plumbeous Water Redstart, Rhyacornis fuliginosus, Plumbeous Redstart, V 3, 5

291. *Stoliczka's Bushchat, Saxicola macrorhyncha, V 6

292. Siberian Stonechat, Saxicola maura, Stone Chat, Common Stonechat

293. White-tailed Stonechat, Saxicola leucura

294. Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata

295. Grey Bushchat, Saxicola ferrea, Dark-Grey Bush Chat, V 5

296. Variable Wheatear, Oenanthe picata, Pied Chat

297. Rufous-tailed Wheatear, Oenanthe xanthoprymna, Red-tailed Chat

298. Desert Wheatear, Oenanthe deserti

299. Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina, Isabelline Chat

300. Brown Rock-chat, Cercomela fusca

301. Chestnut-tailed Starling, Sturnus malabaricus, Grey-headed Myna, V2, 4

302. Brahminy Starling, Sturnus pagodarum, Brahminy Myna

303. Rosy Starling, Sturnus roseus, Rosy Pastor

304. Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, Starling

305. Asian Pied Starling, Sturnus contra, Pied Myna

306. Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis

307. Bank Myna, Acridotheres ginginianus

308. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Sitta castanea, V 2, 4

309. Wall Creeper Tichodroma muraria, V 2, 7

310. Spotted Creeper, Salpornis spilonotus, Spotted Grey Creeper, V 2, 5

311. White-crowned Penduline Tit, Remiz coronatus, Penduline Tit, V 7

312. Fire-capped Tit, Cephalopyrus flammiceps, V2, 4

313. Great Tit, Parus major, Grey Tit, V2

314. Sand Martin, Riparia riparia, Collared Sand Martin, V 2, 4, 5, 6

315. Pale Martin, Riparia diluta, V 6

316. Plain Martin, Riparia paludicola, Plain Sand Martin

317. Dusky Crag Martin, Hirundo concolor

318. Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica, Swallow

319. Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii

320. Red-rumped Swallow, Hirundo daurica

321. Streak-throated Swallow, Hirundo fluvicola, Indian Cliff Swallow

322. Northern House Martin, Delichon urbica, V 7

323. Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus

324. White-eared Bulbul, Pycnonotus leucotis, White-cheeked Bulbul

325. Red-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus cafer

326. Black Bulbul, Hypsipetes leucocephalus, V3, 7

327. Zitting Cisticola, Cisticola juncidis, Streaked Fantail Warbler

328. Rufous-fronted Prinia, Prinia buchanani, Rufous-fronted Wren-Warbler

329. Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii, Franklin's Wren-Warbler

330. Graceful Prinia, Prinia gracilis, Streaked Wren-Warbler

331. Jungle Prinia, Prinia sylvatica, Jungle Wren-Warbler, V2

332. Yellow-bellied Prinia, Prinia flaviventris, Yellow-bellied Wren-Warbler

333. Ashy Prinia, Prinia socialis, Ashy Wren-Warbler

334. Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, Plain Wren-Warbler

335. Oriental White-eye, Zosterops palpebrosus, White-eye

336. Moustached Warbler, Acrocephalus melanopogon, Moustached Sedge Warbler

337. Paddyfield Warbler, Acrocephalus agricola

338. Blyth's Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus dumetorum

339. Clamorous Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus stentoreus, Indian Great Reed Warbler

340. Booted Warbler, Hippolais caligata

341. Sykes Warbler, Hippolais rama RS, Booted Warbler V6

342. Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius

343. Common Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus collybita, Siberian Chiffchaff

344. Mountain Chiffchaff, Phylloscopus sindianus, V6

345. Dusky Warbler, Phylloscopus fuscatus, V6

346. Sulphur-bellied Warbler, Phylloscopus griseolus, Olivaceous Leaf Warbler

347. Buff-barred Warbler, Phylloscopus pulcher, Orange-barred Leaf Warbler, V3, 7

348. Brook's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus subviridis

349. Hume's Warbler, Phylloscopus humei, (Hume's) Yellow-browed Warbler

350. Greenish Warbler, Phylloscopus trochiloides, Dull Green Leaf Warbler

351. Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus magnirostris, V5, 6

352. Western Crowned Warbler, Phylloscopus occipitalis, Large Crowned Leaf Warbler,

353. Striated Grassbird, Megalurus palustris, Striated Marsh Warbler

354. Bristled Grassbird, Chaetornis striatus, Bristled Grass Warbler, V 2, 4, 5

355. Yellow-eyed Babbler, Chrysomma sinense

356. Common Babbler, Turdoides caudatus

357. Striated Babbler, Turdoides earlei

358. Large Grey Babbler, Turdoides malcolmi

359. Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striatus

360. Greater Whitethroat, Sylvia communis, Whitethroat, V 5, 6

361. Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca, Siberian Lesser Whitethroat

362. Hume's Whitethroat, Sylvia althaea RS, Hume's Lesser Whitethroat

363. *Small Whitethroat, Sylvia minula RS, Desert Lesser Whitethroat, , V 6

364. Eastern Orphean Warbler, Sylvia crassirostris RS, Orphean Warbler

365. Indian Bushlark, Mirafra erythroptera, Red-winged Bush Lark

366. Rufous-winged Bushlark, Mirafra assamica RS, Bengal Bush Lark

367. Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix grisea, Ashy-crowned Finch-Lark

368. Rufous-tailed Lark, Ammomanes phoenicurus, Rufous-tailed Finch-Lark

369. Bimaculated Lark, Melanocorypha bimaculata, Eastern Calandra Lark

370. Greater Short-toed Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla, Short-toed Lark

371. Hume's Short-toed Lark, Calandrella acutirostris

372. Sand Lark, Calandrella raytal

373. Crested Lark, Galerida cristata

374. Eurasian Skylark, Alauda arvensis, Skylark, V 2,6

375. Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula, Eastern Skylark

376. Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris, V 6, Shore Lark

377. Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum agile, V2, 5

378. Purple Sunbird, Nectarinia asiatica

379. House Sparrow, Passer domesticus

380. Spanish Sparrow, Passer hispaniolensis

381. Sind Sparrow, Passer pyrrhonotus, Sind Jungle Sparrow,

382. Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Petronia xanthocollis,Yellow-throated Sparrow

383. White Wagtail, Motacilla alba

384. White-browed Wagtail, Motacilla maderaspatensis, Large Pied Wagtail

385. Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola, Yellow-headed Wagtail

386. Yellow Wagtail , Motacilla flava

387. Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea

388. Richard's Pipit, Anthus richardi, V 6

389. Paddyfield Pipit, Anthus rufulus

390. Tawny Pipit, Anthus campestris

391. Blyth's Pipit, Anthus godlewskii

392. Long-billed Pipit, Anthus similis, Brown Rock Pipit

393. Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis

394. Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni, Indian Tree Pipit

395. Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus , V 2, 7

396. Rosy Pipit, Anthus roseatus, Vinaceous-breasted Pipit

397. Water Pipit, Anthus spinoletta, V 2, 6

398. Black-breasted Weaver, Ploceus benghalensis, Black-throated Weaver Bird

399. Streaked Weaver, Ploceus manyar, Streaked Weaver Bird

400. Baya Weaver, Ploceus philippinus, Baya

401. Finn's Weaver, Ploceus megarhynchus, Finn's Baya, V5 Presumed escapes

402. Red Avadavat, Amandava amandava, Red Munia

403. Indian Silverbill, Lonchura malabarica, White-throated Munia

404. Scaly-breasted Munia, Lonchura punctulata, Spotted Munia

405. Black-headed Munia, Lonchura malacca

406. Common Rosefinch, Carpodacus erythrinus

407. Trumpeter Finch, Bucanetes githagineus, Trumpeter Bullfinch, V2,7

408. Crested Bunting, Melophus lathami

409. Grey-necked Bunting, Emberiza buchanani, V 2, 4

410. Ortolan Bunting, Emberiza hortulana, V2, 7

411. White-capped Bunting, Emberiza stewarti

412. House Bunting, Emberiza striolata, Striolated Bunting, V2

413. Chestnut-eared Bunting, Emberiza fucata, Grey-headed Bunting, V 5, 6

414. Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala

415. Red-headed Bunting, Emberiza bruniceps

Species seen only prior to 1970

1. *White-headed Duck, Oxyura leucocephala, V2

2. *Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus, Whistling Swan, Bewick’s Swan V1, 2

3. Baikal Teal, Anas formosa, V2

4. Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula, Goldeneye Duck , V2

5. Yellow-legged Buttonquail, Turnix tanki, V2

6. Oriental Pied Hornbill, Anthracoceros albirostris, Indian Pied Hornbill, V2

7. Oriental Scops Owl, Otus sunia, Scops Owl , V2

8. Mottled Wood Owl, Strix ocellata, V2

9. Long-eared Owl Asio otus V1

10. Grey Nightjar, Caprimulgus indicus, Indian Jungle Nightjar, V2

11. Large-tailed Nightjar, Caprimulgus macrurus, Long-tailed Nightjar, V2

12. Indian Bustard, Ardeotis nigriceps, Great Indian Bustard, V2

13. *Siberian Crane, Grus leucogeranus, V2

14. Slaty-breasted Rail, Gallirallus striatus, Blue-breasted Banded Rail, V2

15. *Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Pterocles alchata, V2

16. Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Pterocles orientalis, Imperial Sandgrouse , V2

17. Eurasian Woodcock, Scolopax rusticola, Woodcock , V2

18. Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres, Turnstone , V2

19. Caspian Tern, Sterna caspia, V2

20. Cinereous Vulture, Aegypius monachus, V2

21. Black Eagle, Ictinaetus malayensis , V2

22. Changeable Hawk Eagle, Spizaetus cirrhatus, Crested Hawk Eagle, V2

23. White-bellied Heron, Ardea insignis, V2 these records should be treated as doubtful

24. Little Bittern, Ixobrychus minutus, V2

25. Lesser Flamingo, Phoenicopterus minor, V2

26. Indian Pitta, Pitta brachyura, V2

27. Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus, V2

28. Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus, V2

29. Rosy Minivet, Pericrocotus roseus, V2

30. Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Monticola cinclorhynchus, Blue-headed Rock Thrush, V2

31. Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa daurica, Brown Flycatcher, V2

32. Ultramarine Flycatcher, Ficedula superciliaris, White-browed Blue Flycatcher, V 2, 3

33. Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Certhia himalayana, Himalayan Tree Creeper, V2

34. White-browed Bulbul, Pycnonotus luteolus, V2 Probable escape

35. Rufous-vented Prinia, Prinia burnesii, Long-tailed Grass Warbler, V2 Unsubstantiated record

36. Lanceolated Warbler, Locustella lanceolata, Streaked Grasshopper Warbler, V2

37. Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella naevia, V2

38. Plain Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus neglectus, V2

39. Tickell's Leaf Warbler, Phylloscopus affinis, V2

40. Tawny-bellied Babbler, Dumetia hyperythra, Rufous-bellied Babbler, V3

41. *Eastern Desert Warbler, Sylvia nana, V1, 3

42. * Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, Eremopterix nigriceps, Black-crowned Finch-Lark, V2

43. Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum erythrorhynchos, Tickell's Flowerpecker , V2

44. Green Avadavat, Amandava formosa, Green Munia , V 23 Probable escape

45. White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata, White-backed Munia , V3

46. Rock Bunting, Emberiza cia, V 1, 2, 3

47. Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, V1, 2

Sources codes:

V1. The Handbook

V2. Usha Ganguli 1975 A Guide to the Birds of the Delhi Area (for historical records up to 1970)

V3. Kalpavriksh, What's That Bird, 1991

V4. Sudhir Vyas , Delhi Checklists '78-79, '84-86, '95-99

V5. Suresh C. Sharma and Bill Harvey, Checklist of the Birds of Haryana (on ), last updated 2002

V6. Verified reports to delhibird recorded on (2001-2003)

V7. Records published by JBNHS, Forktail or accepted by Tim Inskipp from birders’ trip reports

Compiled by: Delhibird & the Northern India Bird Network in 2003

Contacts: Nikhil Devasar, Bill Harvey & Vivek Tiwari

Last updated: 13 May 2003

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