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Valley of Flowers

 

A Checklist of Birds of THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS, UTTRANCHAL
Compiled from reports by Dhananjai Mohan, Rahul Rao & Suresh C Sharma

 
 

Old names in brackets ()

ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis
Black Francolin (Black Partridge) Francolinus francolinus
Hill Partridge (Common Hill Partridge) Arborophila torqueola
Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus
(Impeyan Pheasant)

ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Indicatoridae

Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus
(Orange-rumped Honeyguide)

Family: Picidae

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus
(Rufous-bellied Sapsucker)
Himalayan Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis
(Himalayan Pied Woodpecker)
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker Picus squamatus
(Scaly-bellied Green Woodpecker)
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
(Black-naped Green Woodpecker)

Family: Megalaimidae

Great Barbet Megalaima virens
(Great Hill Barbet, Great Himalayan Barbet)
Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Large Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides
Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES

Family: Psittacidae

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

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia brevirostris
(Edible-nest Swiftlet)
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift (Swift Black Swift) Apus apus
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
(Large White-rumped Swift)

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Rock pigeon (Blue Rock Pigeon) Columba livia
Hill Pigeon Columba rupestris
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota
Speckled Wood Pigeon Columba hodgsonii
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
(Rufous Turtle Dove)
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
(Bronze-winged Dove)
Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda
(Pin-tailed Pigeon)
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenura
(Wedge-tailed Pigeon)

Family: Accipitridae

Accipitrinae

Pallas’s Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
(Pallas’s Fishing Eagle)
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
(Bearded Vulture)
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
(Small White, Scavenger)
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
(Himalayan Griffon Vulture)
Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
(Griffon Vulture, Eurasian Griffon Vulture)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
(Sparrow Hawk, Northern Sparrowhawk)
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

Family: Falconidae

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

Family: Laniidae

Grey-backed Shrike (Tibetan) Lanius tephronotus

Family: Corvidae

Eurasian Jay (Jay) Garrulus glandarius
Black-headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus
(Black-throated Jay, Lanceolated Jay)
Yellow-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa flavirostris
(Gold-billed Magpie)
Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
(Red-billed Magpie)
Grey Treepie (Himalayan Treepie) Dendrocitta formosae
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
(Alpine Chough)
House Crow Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow (Jungle/Black Crow) Corvus macrorhynchos

Oriolini

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
(Smaller Grey/Dark Cuckooshrike)
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
(Pied Flycatcher-shrike)

Rhipidurini

Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha
(Yellow-bellied Fantail Flycatcher)

Dicrurini

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo (Grey) Dicrurus leucophaeus
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
(Little Bronzed Drongo)
Spangled Drongo (Hair-crested) Dicrurus hottentottus

Monarchini

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
(Paradise-flycatcher)

Family: Cinclidae

White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus
(White-breasted Dipper, Dipper)
Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii

Family: Muscicapidae

Turdinae

Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus
(Blue-headed Rock Thrush)
Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
(Whistling Thrush)
White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus
Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul

Muscicapinae

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
(Sooty Flycatcher, Asian Sooty Flycatcher)
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
(Orange-gorgeted Flycatcher)
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris
(White-browed Blue Flycatcher)
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
Rufous-bellied Niltava (Beautiful) Niltava sundara
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
(Grey-headed Flycatcher)

Saxicolini

Orange-flanked Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus
(Red-flanked Bluetail)
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
(Magpie Robin Dayal)
Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus
(Blue-headed Redstart)
Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis
White-capped Water Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
(White-capped Redstart)
Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus
(Plumbeous Redstart)
Grandala (Hodgson’s) Grandala coelicolor
Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri
Black-backed Forktail Enicurus immaculatus
Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
(Collared Bushchat)
Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea
(Dark-grey Bushchat)

Family: Sturnidae

Common Myna (Mynah) Acridotheres tristis
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

Family: Sittidae

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis
White-cheeked Nuthatch Sitta leucopsis
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
(Velvet-fronted Blue Nuthatch)

Family: Certhiidae

Certhinii

Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana
(Himalayan Treecreeper)
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis
(Nepal Treecreeper)

Troglodytinae

Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
(Wren, Northern Wren)

Family: Paridae

Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps

Parinae

Rufous-naped Tit Parus rufonuchalis
(Simla Black Tit, Dark-grey Tit)
Spot-winged Tit Parus melanolophus
(Crested Black Tit)
Grey-crested Tit Parus dichrous
(Brown Crested Tit, Crested Brown Tit)
Great Tit (Grey Tit) Parus major
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys
(Yellow-cheeked Tit)
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus

Family: Aegithalidae

Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
(Red-headed Tit)

Family: Hirundinidae

Northern House Martin Delichon urbica
(House Martin)
Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
(Asian Martin)

Family: Regulidae

Family: Pycnonotidae

Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
(White-cheeked Bulbul)
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
(Brown-eared Bulbul)
Mountain Bulbul Hypsipetes mcclellandii
(Rufous-bellied Bulbul)
Black Bulbul (Gray) Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Family: Cisticolidae

Striated Prinia Prinia criniger
(Brown Hill Warbler/Prinia)
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
(Franklin’s Wren Warbler, Hodgson’s Prinia)

Family: Zosteropidae

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

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

Spotted Bush Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
(Tickell’s Warbler)
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
(Orange-barred Leaf Warbler)
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
(Grey-faced Leaf Warbler)
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus
(Pallas’s Leaf Warbler)
Brooks’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus subviridis
Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei
(Plain Leaf Warbler)
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
(Dull Green Leaf Warbler)
Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
(Large-billed Tree Warbler)
Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis
(Large Crowned Leaf Warbler)
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler (Crowned) Phylloscopus reguloides
Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii
(Black-browed Flycatcher Warbler)
Grey-hooded Warbler Seicercus xanthoschistos
(Grey-headed Flycatcher Warbler)

Garrulacinae

Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus
Streaked Laughingthrush Garrulax lineatus
Variegated Laughingthrush Garrulax variegatus
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Garrulax erythrocephalus
(Red-headed Laughingthrush)

Sylviinae

Timaliini

Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer
(Greater Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler)
Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris
Chestnut-tailed Minla Minla strigula
(Bar-throated Siva/Minla)
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata
(Black-capped Sibia)
Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis
(Yellow-naped Yuhina)
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis
Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta

Family: Nectariniidae

Dicaeini

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus
(Buff –bellied Flowerpecker

Nectariniini

Mrs Gould’s Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae
(Gould’s Sunbird)
Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
(Nepal Yellow-backed Sunbird)
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans
(Cinnamon Tree Sparrow)

Motacillinae

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Upland Pipit Anthus sylvanus

Prunellinae

Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata

Family: Fringillidae

Carduelini

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides
(Himalayan Greenfinch)
Plain Mountain Finch Leucosticte nemoricola
(Hodgson’s Mountain Finch)
Dark-breasted Rosefinch Carpodacus nipalensis
(Nepal Rosefinch)
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus
Pink-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus rodochrous
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus
(Red-breasted Rosefinch)
Red-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythrocephala
Collared Grosbeak Mycerobas affinis
(Allied Grosbeak)
Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos
(Spotted-winged Grosbeak)
Gold-naped Finch Pyrrhoplectes epauletta
(Gold-headed/Gold-crowned Black Finch)

Emberizinae

Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
(Eurasian Rock-Bunting)

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