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Pangot

 

hecklist of birds of Pangot
Compiled by Mohit Aggarwal - March 2002.
Please send your additions to
mohit@indianwildlife.com

 
 

As Pangot is only 15 kilometers from Nainital, the drive takes only 25 minutes to get there. The entire drive is through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, the main habitats for excellent birding. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and surrounding areas.The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including the leopard, yellow-throated Himalayan martins, Himalayan palm civet, ghoral, barking deer, sambhar etc. As you reach village Pangot, you are guided to Jungle Lore Birding Lodge by the local people. A 5-minute walk down to the lodge rewards you with common stonechat, dark-throated thrush, slaty-headed parakeet, streaked-laughing thrush, red-billed blue magpie, yellow-breasted green finch, russet sparrow etc.

PARTRIDGES, FRANCOLINS & SPURFOWL

Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus)
Hill Partridge (Arborophila torqueola)

HIMALAYAN QUAIL & PHEASANTS

Himalayan Quail EXTINCT? (Ophrysia superciliosa)
Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)
Cheer Pheasant (Catreus wallichii)

WOODPECKERS

Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus)
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopus canicapillus)
Brown-fronted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus auriceps)
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos atratus)
Rufous-bellied Woodpecker (Dendrocopos hyperythrus)
Himalayan Woodpecker (Dendrocopos himalayensis)
Streak-throated Woodpecker (Picus xanthopygaeus)
Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha)
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker (Picus skuamatus)
Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus)

BARBETS

Great Barbet (Megalaima virens)

HOOPOE

Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

KINGFISHERS

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensi)

BEE-EATERS

Green Bee-eater (Merops orientails)

CUCKOOS

Large Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx sparverioides)
Common Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius)
Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
Eurasian Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus)

PARAKEETS

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

SWIFTS

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

OWLS

Mountain Scops Owl (Otus spilocephalus)
Asian Barred Owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides)

NIGHTJARS

Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)

PIGEONS

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

DOVES

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)

GREEN PIGEONS

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon (Treron sphenura)

KITES, BAZAS AND OSPREY

Black Kite (Milvus migrans)

VULTURES

Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus)
Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis)
Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)

EAGLES AND HAWK EAGLES

Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela)
Black Eagle (Ictinaetus malayensis)
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus nipalensis)

ACCIPITERS

Shikra (Accipiter badius)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

FALCONETS AND FALCONS

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

SHRIKES

Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus)

JAYS, MAGPIES AND TREEPIES

Eurasian Jay (Garulus glandarius)
Black-headed Jay (Garrulus lanceolatus)
Red-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha)
Grey Treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)

CROWS

Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrohynchos)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)

ORIOLES AND CUCKOOSHRIKES

Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)
Maroon Oriole (Oriolus traillii)
Large Cuckooshrike (Coracina macei)

MINIVETS

Longtailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus)

DRONGOS

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)
Lesser Racke-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus remifer)

MONARCH, PARADISE FLYCATCHER, IORAS, WOODSHRIKES AND DIPPERS

Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis gularis)

ROCK THRUSHES AND WHISTLING THRUSHES

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush (Monticola rufiventris)
Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

ZOOTHERA THRUSHES

Plain-backed Thrush (Zoothera mollissima)
Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma)
Dark-sided Thrush (Zoothera marginata)

TURDUS THRUSHES

White-collard Blackbird (Turdus albocinctus)
Grey-winged Blackbird (Turdus boulboul)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Dark-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis)
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)

FLYCATCHERS

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Musicapa dauurica)
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher (Muscicapa ruficauda)
Ultramarine Flycatcher (Ficedula superciliaris)
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina)
Rofous-bellied Niltava (Niltava sundara)
Tickells' Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis)

CHATS

Orange-flanked Bush Robin (Tarsiger cyanurus)

REDSTARTS

Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

FORKTAILS

Slaty-backed Forktail (Enicurus schistaceus)
Spotted Forktail (Enicurus maculatus)

COCHOAS AND BUSHCHATS

Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)
Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferrea)

STARLINGS

Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnus malabaricus)

MYNAS

Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)

NUTHATCHES AND TREECREEPERS

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea)
White-tailed Nuthatch (Sitta himalayensis)
Eurasian Treecreeper ? (Certhia familiaris)
Bar-tailed Treecreeper (Crethia himalayna)

TITS & WINTER WREN

Rufous-naped Tit (Parus rufonuchalis)
Rufous-vented Tit (Parus rubidiventris)
Spot-winged Tit (Parus melanolophus)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Green-backed Tit (Parus monticolus)
Black-lored Tit (Parus xanthogenys)
Black-throated Tit (Aegithalos concinnus)

MARTINS AND SWALLOWS

Eurasian Crag Martin (Hirundo rupestris)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundl smithii)
Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica)
Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus)
Nepal House Martin (Delichon nipalensis)

BULBULS

Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
Himalayan Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucogenys)
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)
Mountain Bulbul (Hypsipetes mcclellandi)
Black Blubul (Hyosispetes leucocephalus)

PRINIAS, CISTICOLAS, WHITE-EYES AND TESIAS

Striated Prinia (Prinia criniger)
Oriental White-eye (Zosterops Palpebrosus)

BUSH WARBLERS, ACROCEPHALUS WARBLERS AND GRASSBIRDS

Aberrant Bush Warbler (Cettia flavolivacea)

HIPPOLAIS AND SYLVIA WARBLERS

Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)

TAILORBIRD, PHYLLOSCOPUS, SEICERCUS AND ABROSCOPUS WARBLERS

Tickell's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus affinis)
Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei)
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Golden-spectacled Warbler (Seicercus burkii)
Grey-hooded Warbler (Seicercus xanthoschistos)

LAUGHINGTHRUSHES

White-throated Laughingthrush (Garrulax albogularis)
White-crested Laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus)
Striated Laughingthrush (Garrulax striatus)
Streaked Laughingthrush (Garrulax lineatus)
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush (Garrulax erythrocephalus)

BABBLERS, INCLUDING SCIMITAR BABBLERS

Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus erythrogenys0

MESIAS, CUTIA, SHRIKE BABBLERS, BARWINGS AND MINLAS

Blue-winged Minla (Minla cyanoptera)

FULVETTAS, YUHINAS AND FIRE-TAILED MYZORNIS

Whiskered Yuhina (Yuhina flavicollis)

SIBIAS AND PARROTBILLS

Rufous Sibia (Heterophasia capistrata)

FLOWERPECKERS AND SUNBIRDS

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum ignipectus)
Green-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis)

SPARROWS AND SNOWFINCHES

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Russet Sparrow (Passer rutilans)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia ? (Petronia xanthocollis)

WAGTAILS

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)

PIPITS

Upland Pipit (Anthus sylvanus)
Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)

MUNIAS AND FINCHES

Scaly-breated Munia (Lonchur punctulata)
Fire-fronted Serin (Serinus pusillus)
Yellow-breasted Greenfinch (Caraduelis spinoides)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis caraduelis)
Dark-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus nipalensis)
Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus eryhrinus)
Pink-browed Rosefinch (Carpodacus rhodochrous)
Dark-rumped Rosefinch ? (Carpodacus edwardsii)
Spot-winged Rosefinch ? (Carpodacus rhodopeplus)

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