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Mt Abu

 

A Checklist of the Birds of
Mount Abu & Environs, Rajasthan

Compiled from reports by
Satish Kumar Sharma & Chandresh Lodhiya - February 2004

 
 
ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

1. Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea
2. Grey Junglefowl Gallus sonneratii
3. Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
(Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl)

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES

Family: Anatidae

4. Eurasian Wigeon (Wigeon) Anas penelope
5. Gadwall Anas strepera
6. Garganey Anas querquedula
7. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
(Shoveller)
8. Northern Pintail Anas acuta
(Common Pintail, Pintail)
9. Common Teal Anas crecca
10. Common Pochard Aythya ferina
11. Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca
(Ferruginous Duck, White-eyed Pochard)
12. Tufted Duck (Tufted Pochard) Aythya fuligula

ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Picidae

13. Eurasian Wryneck (Wryneck) Jynx torquilla
14. Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus
(Brown-crowned Pigmy Woodpecker)

15. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
(Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker)

16. Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
(Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker)

Family: Megalaimidae

17. Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica
(Green Barbet)
18. Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
(Crimson-breasted Barbet)

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES

Family: Upupidae

19. Common Hoopoe (Hoopoe) Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES

Family: Coraciidae

20. European Roller Coracias garrulus
21. Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Family: Alcedinidae

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

Family: Halcyonidae

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

Family: Meropidae

24. Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
(Little Green Bee-eater)

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

25. Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
(Pied Crested Cuckoo, Jacobin Cuckoo)
26. Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius
27. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
(Koel, Common Koel)

Family: Centropodidae

28. Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
(Crow-pheasant)

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES

Family: Psittacidae

29. Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
(Large Indian Parakeet, Large Parakeet)
30. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
31. Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
(Blossom-headed Parakeet)

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

32. Asian Palm Swift (Palm Swift) Cypsiurus balasiensis
33. Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
34. House Swift (Little Swift) Apus affinis

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Tytonidae

35. Barn Owl Tyto alba

Family: Strigidae

36. Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena
37. Spotted Owlet Athene brama

Family: Caprimulgidae

38. Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
(Common Indian Nightjar)

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

39. Rock pigeon (Blue Rock Pigeon) Columba livia
40. Laughing Dove (Little Brown) Streptopelia senegalensis
41. Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
42. Red Collared Dove (Red Turtle) Streptopelia tranquebarica
43. Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
(Indian Ring, Collared)
44. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
45. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera
(Yellow-legged Green or Bengal)

Family: Rallidae

46. White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
47. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
(Moorhen, Waterhen, Indian Gallinule)
48. Common Coot Fulica atra
(Coot, Eurasian Coot, Black Coot)

Tringinae

49. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
50. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
51. Common Redshank (Redshank) Tringa totanus
52. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
53. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos

Family: Jacanidae

54. Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
55. Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Family: Charadriidae

Recurvirostrini

56. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus

Charadriinae

57. Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
(Little Plover, Little Ring Plover)
58. Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
59. Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Family: Glareolidae

Larini

60. Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus

Sternini

61. River Tern Sterna aurantia
(Indian River Tern)
62. Little Tern Sterna albifrons
63. Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Family: Accipitridae

Accipitrinae

64. Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
(Honey Buzzard)
65. Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
(Black-winged Kite)
66. Black Kite Milvus migrans
(Pariah Kite, Dark Kite, Black-eared Kite)
67. Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
68. Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
(Small White, Scavenger)
69. White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
(Indian White-backed Vulture)
70. Indian Vulture Gyps indicus
71. (Indian Long-billed, Indian Griffon)
72. Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
(Short-toed Eagle)
73. Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
74. Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus (Pale Harrier)
75. Shikra Accipiter badius
76. White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
(White-eyed Buzzard Eagle)
77. Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
(Long-legged Buteo)
78. Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
(Eurasian Tawny Eagle)
79. Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
80. Booted (Hawk) Eagle Hieraetus pinnatus
81. Bonelli’s (Hawk) Eagle Hieraetus fasciatus

Family: Falconidae

82. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
(Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel)
83. Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
(Red-headed Merlin, Red-headed Falcon)

Family: Podicipedidae

84. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
85. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

Family: Anhingidae

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

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

87. Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
88. Indian Cormorant (Shag) Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
89. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
(Cormorant, Large Cormorant)

Family: Ardeidae

90. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
91. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
92. Great Egret (Large Egret) Casmerodius albus
93. Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
(Smaller Egret, Plumed Egret)
94. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
95. Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
(Pond Heron)
96. Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
(Night Heron)

Family: Threskiornithidae

97. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
98. Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
(Spoonbill, White Spoonbill)

Family: Ciconiidae

99. Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
100. Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
101. Black Stork Ciconia nigra

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES
Family: Laniidae

102. Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
103. Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
(Rufous-backed Shrike)
104. Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor

Family: Corvidae

Corvini

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

Artamini

108. Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
(Ashy Swallow-shrike)

Oriolini

109. Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
(Golden Oriole)
110. Black-hooded Oriole (Black-headed) Oriolus xanthornus
111. Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
112. Small Minivet (Little Minivet) Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

Dicrurinae

Rhipidurini

113. White-throated Fantail (Flycatcher) Rhipidura albicollis albogularis

Dicrurini

114. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
115. White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
(White-vented Drongo)

Monarchini

116. Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
(Paradise-flycatcher)

Aegithininae

117. Common Iora (Iora) Aegithina tiphia

Malaconotinae

118. Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
(Woodshrike, Lesser Wood-shrike)

Family: Muscicapidae

Turdinae

119. Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
120.Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Muscicapinae

Muscicapini

121. Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
(Red-breasted Flycatcher)
122. Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
(Orange-breasted Blue Flycatcher)
123. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
(Grey-headed Flycatcher)

Saxicolini

124. Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
125. Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
(Magpie Robin Dayal)
126. Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
(Black Robin, Indian Chat)
127. Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
128. Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
(Collared Bushchat)
129.Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
(Pied Stone-chat)
130. Finsch’s Wheatear (Barnes’s) Oenanthe finschii
131. Brown Rock-chat Cercomela fusca
(Indian Chat)

Family: Sturnidae

132. Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
(Black-headed /Brahminy Myna)
133. Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus
(Rosy Pastor, Rose-coloured Starling)
134. Common Myna (Mynah) Acridotheres tristis

Family: Paridae

Parinae

135. Great Tit (Grey Tit) Parus major
136. White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis
(White-winged Black Tit)
137. Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys
(Yellow-cheeked Tit)

Family: Hirundinidae

138. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
(Swallow, Common Swallow)

139.Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii

140. Red-rumped Swallow (Striated) Hirundo daurica

Family: Pycnonotidae

141. Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
142. Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus abuensis

Family: Cisticolidae

143. Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
(Streaked Fantail Warbler)
144. Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
(Franklin’s Wren Warbler)
145. Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis
(Streaked Wren Warbler)
146. Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica
(Jungle Wren-Warbler, Large Prinia)
147. Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
(Ashy Wren Warbler)
148. Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
(Plain Wren-Warbler, White-browed Prinia)

Family: Zosteropidae

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

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

150. Common Tailorbird (Tailorbird) Orthotomus sutorius
151. Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
(Brown Leaf Warbler, Chiffchaff)
152. Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei

Timaliini

153. Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
(Spotted Babbler)
154. White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
(Slaty-headed Scimitar Babbler)
155. Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra
(Rufous-bellied Babbler)
156. Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense
157. Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi
158. Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Sylviini

159. Lesser White-throat Sylvia curruca

Family: Nectariniidae

Nectariniini

160. Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

161. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
162, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis
(Yellow-throated Sparrow)

Motacillinae

163. White Wagtail (Pied Wagtail) Motacilla alba
164. White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
(Large Pied Wagtail)
165. Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
(Yellow-headed/hooded Wagtail)
166. Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
167. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
188. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
(Indian Pipit)
169. Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
170. Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
(Indian Tree Pipit, Olive Tree Pipit)

Ploceinae

171. Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis

172. Black-throated Weaver/Weaver Bird)
Baya Weaver (Baya) Ploceus philippinus

Estrildinae

173. Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
174. Green Avadavat (Green Munia) Amandava formosa
175. Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
(White-throated Munia/Silverbill)
176. Common Rose Finch
177. Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
(Spotted Munia, Nutmeg Mannikin)

Family: Fringillidae

Emberizinae

178. Crested Bunting Melophus lathami

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