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Lakshadweep

 
A Checklist of the Birds of
Lakshadweep Islands

by D N Kurup and V J Zacharias
(Courtesy Forktail 10)
 
 

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES

Anserini

Ruddy Shelduck (Ruddy Sheldrake) Tadorna ferruginea

Anatini

Garganey Anas querquedula
Common Teal Anas crecca
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca
(Ferruginous Duck, White-eyed Pochard)

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES

Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe (Hoopoe) Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES

Family: Coraciidae

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Family: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis

Family: Halcyonidae

White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
(White-breasted Kingfisher)
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
(Black-capped Purple Kingfisher)

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
(Pied Crested Cuckoo, Jacobin Cuckoo)
Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
(The Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo)
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
(Indian Plaintive Cuckoo)
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
(Koel, Common Koel)

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

Asian Palm Swift Palm Swift) Cypsiurus balasiensis
House Swift (Little Swift) Apus affinis

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Strigidae

Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Rock pigeon (Blue Rock Pigeon) Columba livia
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
(Rufous Turtle Dove)

ORDER: GRUIFORMES

Family: Rallidae

White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

ORDER: CICONIIFORMES

Family: Scolopacidae

Tringinae

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew (Curlew) Numenius arquata
Common Redshank (Redshank) Tringa totanus
Common Greenshank (Greenshank) Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone(Turnstone) Arenaria interpres
Great Knot (Eastern Knot) Calidris tenuirostris
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta

Family: Burhinidae

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

Family: Charadriidae

Recurvirostrini

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet(Avocet) Recurvirostra avosetta

Charadriinae

Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
(Eastern /Asiatic Golden Plover)
Grey Plover(Black-bellied Plover) Pluvialis squatarola
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand Plover(Mongolian) Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
(Large Sand Plover)

Family: Glareolidae

Dromadinae

Crab-plover Dromas ardeola

Family: Laridae

Larinae

Stercorariini

South-Polar Skua Catharacta maccormicki
(MacCormick’s Skua, Catharacta Skua)
Pomarine Jaeger (Pomatorhine) Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaegar Stercorarius parasiticus
(Parasitic Skua, Arctic Skua)

Larini

Heuglin’s Gull Larus heuglini
(Herring,Lesser Black-backed))

Sternini

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
(Indian Lesser Crested Tern)
Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii
(Large Crested Tern, Swift Tern)
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus
(Brown-winged)
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
(Noddy Tern, Common Noddy)
Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris

Family: Accipitridae

Pandioninae

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Accipitrinae

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
(Black-winged Kite)
Black Kite Milvus migrans
(Pariah Kite, Dark Kite, Black-eared Kite)
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
(White-bellied Fish-Eagle)
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
(Western Marsh Harrier)
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
(Pale Harrier)
Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus
Shikra Accipiter badius

Family: Falconidae

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

Family: Phaethontidae

Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
(Short-tailed Tropicbird)

Family: Sulidae

Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
Red-footed Booby Sula sula
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
(Cormorant, Large Cormorant)

Family: Ardeidae

Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis
(Indian Reef Heron)
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
(Pond Heron)
Little Heron Butorides striatus
(Little Green Heron, Striated Heron)
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis

Family: Fregatidae

Great Frigatebird (Lesser) Fregata minor

Family: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed Shearwater Puffinus pacificus
(Green-billed Shearwater)
Audubon’s Shearwater Puffinus Iherminieri

Hydrobatinae

Wilson’s Storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Swinhoe’s Storm-petrel Oceanodroma monorhis
(Asy Storm Petrel, Fork-tailed Storm Petrel)

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Laniidae

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Family: Corvidae

Corvini

House Crow Corvus splendens

Family: Sturnidae

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis


Family: Hirundinidae

Sand Martin (Collared Sand Martin) Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
(Swallow, Common Swallow)
Red-rumped Swallow(Striated) Hirundo daurica
Northern House Martin Delichon urbica
(House Martin, Common House Martin)

Family: Zosteropidae

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

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
(Brown Leaf Warbler, Chiffchaff)

Motacillinae

White Wagtail (Pied Wagtail) Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi

 
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