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Morni Hills

 
Un-annotated Checklist of Birds of Morni Hills
(including those of Bir Shikargah)
- Suresh C. Sharma - September 2002
 

This is a list of birds I have seen during my half a dozen visits to Morni Hills and nearby Bir Shikargah Wildlife Sanctuary which are located in Panchkula district of Haryana, near Chandigarh. A.E. Jones had birded this area during early twenties in the last century.

I request other birders who have visited or may visit this area to send me their old/new sightings so that this list can be updated.

(Acknowledgements : I am grateful to several birders for their input including Lt Gen Baljit Singh, Dr Rajiv Kalsi, R.D. Jakati, Dr Vibhu Prakash, Sachin Anand, Sanjay Sondhi, Sunita Chaudhry, Savita Malhotra, Anshuman Varma, Sada Ram and Ajit Singh. Birds marked with * are yet to be observed by me)

1. Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus).

2. Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus).

3. Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus).

4. Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)*

5. Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

6. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos canicapillus)

7. Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos macei)*

8. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis)

9. Streak-throated Woodpecker (Picus xanthopygaeus)

10. Scaly-bellied Woodpecker (Picus squamatus)

11. Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)

12. Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus)

13. Great Barbet (Megalaima virens)

14. Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica)

15. Lineated Barbegt (Megalaima lineate)*

16. Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica)

17. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

18. Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)

19. Common Hoopoe (Upopa epops)

20. Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)

21. White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

22. Crested Kingfisher (Megaceryle lugubris)

23. Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

24. Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)

25. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)

26. Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)

27. Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)

28. Common Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius)

29. Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)*

30. Grey-bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)

31. Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea

32. Greater Coucal (Centropus andamanensis)

33. Alexandrine Parakeet ( Psittacula eupatria

34. Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

35. Slaty-headed Parakeet (Psittacula himalayana)

36. Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala)

37. Himalayan Swiftlet

38. House Swift (Apus affinis)

39. Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba))

40. Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

41. Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo)

42. Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei)

43. Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)

44. Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus)*

45. Rock Pigeon (Columbia livia)

46. Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

47. Spotted Dove (Streptopelia cheninsis)

48. Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decacto)

49. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)

50. White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

51. Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)

52. Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus)

53. Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus

54. Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caerulus

55. Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

56. Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)

57. Lammergeir (Gypaetus barbatus)

58. White-rumped Vulture(Gyps benghalensis)

59. Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) ? or (Gyps tenuirostris). Yet to be ascertained.

60. Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis)

61. Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus)

62. Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)

63. Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)

64. Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis)

65. Shikra (Accipiter badius)

66. Besra (Accipiter virgtus)*

67. Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

68. Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentiles)

69. Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina)

70. Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)

71. Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

72. Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

73. Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)

74. Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus)

75. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

76. Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)

77. Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

78. Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger)

79. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

80. Cattle Egret (Bubulus ibis)

81. Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii)

82. Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyuran)

83. Golden-fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)

84. Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus)

85. Yellow-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa flavirostris)

86. Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)

87. Grey Treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)

88. House Crow (Corvus splendens)

89. Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)

90. Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)

91. Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

92. Large Cuckooshrike (Coracina macei)

93. Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)

94. Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)

95. Yellow-bellied Fantail (Rhipidura hypoxantha)

96. White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis canescens ssp)

97. Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

98. Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)

99. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer)*

100. Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus)

101. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)*

102. Asian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradise)

103. Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)

104. Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)

105. Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

106. Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

107. Dark-sided Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

108. Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher (Ficedula strophiata)

109. Red-throated Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)

110. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)

111. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis)

112. Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)

113. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis)

114. White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)

115. Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata)

116. Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus)

117. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

118. White-capped Water Redstart (Chaimarrornis leucocephalus)

119. Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosus)

120. Spotted Forktail (Enicurus maculaltus)

121. Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)

122. Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferrea)

123. Brown Rock-chat (Cercomela fusca)

124. Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnus malabaricus)

125. Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagadarum)

126. Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra)

127. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

128. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea)

129. White-tailed Nuthatch (Sitta himalayensis)

130. Eurasian Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)*

131. Bar-tailed Treecreeper (Certhia himalayana)

132. Great Tit (Parus major)

133. Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola)

134. Dusky Crag Martin (Hirundo concolor)

135. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

136. Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)

137. Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys)

138. Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

139. Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus)

140. Striated Prinia (Prinia criniger)

141. Grey-breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii)

142. Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica)

143. Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)

144. Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)

145. Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)

146. Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)

147. Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

148. Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)

149. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus)

150. Lemon-rumped Warbler (Phylloscopus chloronotus)

151. Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)

152. Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)

153. Western Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis)

154. Golden-spectacled Warbler (Seicercus burkii)

155. Grey-hooded Warbler (Seicercus xanthoschistos)

156. White-crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus)*

157. Streak Laughingthrush (Garrulax lineatus)

158. Puff-throated Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps)

159. White-browed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus schisticeps)

160. Black-chinned Babbler (Stachyris pyrrhops)

161. Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcolmi)

162. Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striatus)

163. Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum agile)

164. Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica)

165. Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja)

166. Fire-tailed Sunbird (Aethypyga ignicauda)

167. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

168. Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans)

169. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

170. White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)

171. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)

172. Yellow Wagtail (bema ssp) (Motacilla flava)

173. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

174. Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similes)

175. Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)

176. Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)

177. Rufous-breasted Accentor (Prunella strophiata)

178. Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctualata)

179. Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)

180. Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami)

181. Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia)

182. White-capped Bunting (Emberiza stewarti)

 
   
 
 
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