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Yamuna

 
Checklist of the Birds of Yamuna River (Okhla to Jaitpur village)
compiled by Clive Harris - June 2001
 

Area covered: both sides of river from Okhla island to Jaitpur village. This includes the wetlands around Madanpur and the Badarpur jheel, and Okhla sewage works. Last update January 2002

1. Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus) Scarce (and most likely declining) resident.
2. Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Common breeding resident.
3. Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor, overlooked.
4. Rain Quail (Coturnix coromandelica) Scarce breeding (?) resident, overlooked.
5. Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) Scarce breeding resident.
6.. Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica) Common summer visitor (breeding?), rare in winter.
7. Greylag Goose (Anser anser) Common winter visitor. Recent max 620 Feb.
8. Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)Vagrant, 1 immature 1/86 (SV)
9. Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) Common winter visitor. Recent max 150 Jan-Feb
10. Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) Common winter visitor. Recent max 480 Mar.
11. Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) Scarce winter visitor. Recent max 35 Feb.
12. Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) Rare resident, possibly more common in summer. Recent max 12 Jan.
13. Cotton Teal (Nettapus coromandelicus) Scarce summer visitor (breeding?), rare in winter.
14. Gadwall (Anas strepera)Very common winter visitor. Recent max 5000 Nov.
15. Falcated Duck (Anas falcata)Vagrant, 1 in 9/79 (SV).
16. Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) Common winter visitor. Recent max 650 Feb.
17. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Scarce/rare winter visitor. Recent max 20 Feb.
18. Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) Common breeding resident. Recent max 790 Mar.
19. Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) Very common winter visitor. Recent max 9000 Mar.
20. Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) Very common winter visitor. Recent max 4000 Dec.
21. Garganey (Anas querquedula) Common passage migrant, rare winter visitor. Recent max 250 Apr.
22. Baikal Teal (Anas formosa). Former vagrant? 1 on 5/47 (RSS)
23. Common Teal (Anas crecca) Common winter visitor. Recent max 3000 Jan
24. Marbled Duck (Marmaronetta angusirostris) Vagrant (KK)
25. Red-crested Pochard (Rhodonessa rufina) Scarce winter visitor. Recent max 22 Jan.
26. Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) Very common winter visitor. Recent max 3500 Jan-Feb.
27. Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) Scarce winter visitor. Recent max 20 Jan.
28. Baer’s Pochard (Aythya baeri) Vagrant, pair 1/01 (WGH).
29. Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) Very common winter visitor. Recent max 1000 Feb.
30. Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) Vagrant, pair 2/98 (SV), 1 on 18/11/01 (DBC)
31. Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) Vagrant, 1 on 11/63 (UG).
32. Barred Buttonquail (Turnix susticator) Scarce resident (overlooked).
33. Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquila) Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
34. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) Scarce resident?
35. Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica) Common breeding resident.
36. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima hemacephala) Common breeding resident.
37. Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyeros birostris) Scarce resident.
38. Hoopoe (Upupa epops) Common breeding resident.
39. European Roller (Coracias garrulus) Rare passage migrant, 1 on 9/99 (CGH/JH/EW).
40. Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Scarce breeding? Resident.
41. Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Scarce resident/winter visitor.
42. White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrensis) Very common breeding resident.
43. Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) Common breeding resident.
44. Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) Very common breeding summer visitor.
45. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus) Common summer visitor and passage migrant (breeding?)
46. Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) Scarce passage migrant.
47. Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus) Scarce breeding summer visitor.
48. Large Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx sparveroides) Rare passage migrant 9/00 (WGH).
49. Common Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius) Common breeding summer visitor
50. Grey-bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerinus) Scarce breeding summer visitor.
51. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) Common breeding resident.
52. Asian Koel (Eudynaymus scolopacea) Common breeding summer visitor.
53. Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatri) Scarce resident.
54. Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) Very common breeding resident.
55. Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala) Scarce resident ? 5 on 5/01 (ND)
56. Asian Palm-Swift (Cypsiurus parvus)Vagrant. 1 on 3/79 (SV).
57. House Swift (Apus affinis) Common breeding resident.
58. Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Scarce resident (overlooked?), 1 on 29/7/01 (SO)
59. Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Status uncertain, scarce resident?
60. Brown Fish Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis) Former resident, no recent records.
61. Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) Common breeding resident.
62. Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Common passage migrant, scarce winter visitor.
63. Rock Dove (Columba livia) Very common breeding resident.
64. Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) Very common breeding resident.
65. Red Collared Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica) Scarce breeding resident.
66. Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) Very common breeding resident.
67. Yellow-legged Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)Common breeding resident.
68. Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) Rare visitor.
69. Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo) Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
70. Common Crane (Grus grus) Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
71. White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) Common breeding resident.
72. Brown Crake (Amaurornis akool) Scarce breeding resident.
73. Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla) Status uncertain. Scarce winter visitor? Overlooked.
74. Ruddy-breasted Crake (Porzana fusca) Status uncertain. Scarce resident? Overlooked.
75. Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea) Scarce (overlooked) breeding summer visitor.
76. Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) Common breeding resident. Recent max 170 Mar.
77. Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common breeding resident.
78. Common Coot (Fulica atra) Very common winter visitor, rare at other times. Recent max 1500 Jan.
79. Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) Vagrant, 1 on 5/68 (UG).
80. Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 40 Feb.
81. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) Scarce winter visitor, probably overlooked.
82. Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 3000 Nov-Feb.
83. Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) Scarce passage migrant and rare winter visitor. Recent max 30 Aug.
84. Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 5 Feb.
85. Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 40 Feb.
86. Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 5 Feb.
87. Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 30 Mar.
88. Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 20 Apr.
89. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 170 Apr.
90. Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 20 Feb.
91. Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) Rare passage migrant. Singles on 5/79 (SV) and 8/99 (CGH/JH/EW)
92. Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii) Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 130 Apr.
93. Little Stint (Calidris minuta) Very common passage migrant, common winter visitor. Recent max 550 Jan.
94. Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) Common passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 100 Feb.
95. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limnicola falcinellus) Rare passage migrant 4/99 (CGH).
96. Dunlin (Calidris alpina) Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
97. Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) Very common winter visitor and passage migrant. Recent max 1000 Mar.
98. Greater Painted-Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) Scarce breeding summer migrant (resident?).
99. Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus) Scarce breeding (?) resident
100. Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) Common summer visitor (breeding?), scarce/rare winter.
101. Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus) Scarce breeding resident.
102. Great Thick-knee (Escaus recurvirostris) Formerly scarce resident. No recent records.
103. Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) Very common winter visitor and breeding resident Recent max 1000 Nov and 50 nests Apr.
104. Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) Common winter visitor and passage migrant, scarce summer. Recent max 800 Sept.
105. Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
106. Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Rare passage migrant 9/00 (CGH).
107. Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor. Recent max 15 Sept.
108. Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) Common breeding resident. Recent max 30 Nov.
109. Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrius) Common winter visitor and passage migrant. Recent max 220 Nov.
110. Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolicus) Scarce passage migrant. Recent max 300 Sept.
111. Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Scarce winter visitor. Recent max 10 Feb.
112. Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) Rare (?breeding) resident. Breeds in Delhi.
113. River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelli) Scarce breeding resident. Recent max 30 Jan.
114. Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) Vagrant (KK)
115. Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) Very common breeding resident.
116. Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) Vagrant.
117. White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) Scarce winter visitor.
118. Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) Scarce summer visitor. Recent max 50 Sept.
119. Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea) Scarce breeding summer visitor, rare in winter. Recent max 30 Aug.
120. Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis) Rare visitor – recent records are 7 8/98 (PU/JH), 1/00 (MB/CGH/EW), 8/00 (DBC).
121. Mew Gull (Larus canus) Vagrant 1/92 (PA).
122. Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) Scarce winter visitor. Recent max 48 Feb.
123. Mongolian Gull (Larus mongolicus and (mongolicus) barabensis) Rare winter visitors. Recent max 2 Jan.
124. Pallas's Gull (Larus icthyaetus) Scarce winter visitor. Recent max 5 Sept.
125. Brown-headed Gull (Larus brunnicephalus) Common winter visitor. Attempted breeding 4/00 (photograph by ND) Recent max 50 Jan-Feb to roost.
126. Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) Very common winter visitor. Recent max at roost 10000 Jan.
127. Slender-billed Gull (Larus genei) Vagrant (KK)
128. Little Gull (Larus minutus) Vagrant (KK).
129. Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) Scarce resident. Recent max 50 Jan.
130. Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) Vagrant.
131. River Tern (Sterna aurantia) Common summer visitor, scarce in winter. Recent max 800 Sept.
132. Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus) Vagrant 6/99 (CGH).
133. Black-bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauada) Scarce summer visitor, rare in winter. Recent max 6 Sept.
134. Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) Scarce summer visitor.
135. Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hyrbida) Very common summer visitor, common in winter. Recent max 400 Sept.
136. White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucoptera)Rare passage migrant – 1 in 10/96 and 3 in 8/97 (SV), 4 in 8/98 (PU), 1 in 5/00 (CGH).
137. Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) Rare passage migrant, 2 in 9/98 (SV), 7/99 (JH).
138. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
139. Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) Scarce visitor. Common breeding resident in Delhi area.
140. Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus) Scarce breeding resident.
141. Black Kite (Milvus migrans) Govinda is common breeding resident; lineatus a common winter visitor. Recent max 350 Jan.
142. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) Rare visitor/vagrant 7/85 (SV).
143. Pallas’s Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) Status uncertain. Former breeding resident, most recent known record 1/86 (SV).
144. Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Icthyophaga icthyaetus) Formerly rare visitor, no recent records.
145. Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) Scarce resident.
146. White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) Formerly common resident, now rare.
147. Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) Status uncertain. Now rare/vagrant.
148. Cinereous Vulture (Gyps monachus) Vagrant. 1 on 6/98 (PJ/UG).
149. Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) Common winter visitor. Recent max 45 at roost Jan.
150. Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) Vagrant. 1 89 (KV) 1 5/01 (DBK).
151. Shikra (Accipiter badius) Common breeding resident.
152. White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teetsa) Rare passage migrant and winter visitor.
153. Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) Rare winter visitor.
154. Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) Scarce winter visitor.
155. Upland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius) Vagrant, 1 on 2/12/01 (DBC)
156. Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) Rare winter visitor.
157. Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) Status uncertain. Rare visitor 1/00 (JH)
158. Greater-spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) Scarce winter visitor.
159. Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
160. Bonelli’s Eagle (Hieraaetus fasicatus) Rare winter visitor.
161. Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) Rare winter visitor.
162. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Common winter visitor.
163. Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera) Scarce resident.
164. Merlin (Falco columbarius) Rare winter visitor 1/00 (CGH).
165. Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo) Rare winter visitor 11/00 (DBC), 14/10/01 (DBC)
166. Laggar Falcon (Falco cherrug) Status uncertain. Scarce/rare winter visitor?
167. Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) Scarce winter visitor.
168. Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) Common breeding resident. Recent max 90 Mar.
169. Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) agrant. 2 1/93(PH)
170. Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) Scarce resident, more common in summer. Recent max 5 Mar.
171. Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) Common resident. Recent max 150 Apr.
172. Indian Cormorant (P. fuscicollis) Scarce resident. Recent max 20 Dec.
173. Great Cormorant (P. carbo) Common winter visitor, scarce/rare in summer. Recent max on barrier pylon roost 212 Jan.
174. Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) Common winter visitor, rare in summer. Recent max 30 Mar.
175. Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) Common breeding resident. Recent max 18 Mar.
176. Great Egret (Casmerodius alba) Common resident. Recent max 45 Mar.
177. Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) Scarce resident. Recent max 10 Jan.
178. Western Reef Egret (Egretta gularis) Vagrant, singles 11/63 and 7/69 (UG)
179. Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) Common resident. Recent max 20 Mar.
180. Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)Very common resident. Recent max 300 Mar-Apr.
181. Indian Pond-heron (Ardeola grayii) Common resident. Recent max 20 Apr.
182. Little Heron (Butorides striatus)Status uncertain. Scarce/rare summer visitor?
183. Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) Scarce resident. Breed in Delhi Zoo.
184. Little Bittern (Ixorychus minutus) Status uncertain. Rare breeding resident? 6/99 (JH)
185. Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis )Common breeding summer visitor.
186. Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) Common breeding summer visitor.
187. Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis) Scarce breeding summer visitor.
188. Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) Vagrant. Probably overlooked. 1 2/94 (PH)
189. Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus rubber) Irregular. Presently common resident, more numerous in winter. Recent max 480 Mar.
190. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Rare visitor 6/00 (DBC) 6, 4/01 (WGH)
191. Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) Scarce resident.
192. Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa) Scarce breeding resident. Recent max 7 May
193. Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) Scarce winter visitor, rare in summer. Recent max 102 Jan.
194. Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) Rare winter visitor.
195. Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) Rare winter visitor.
196. Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)Common resident Breed in Delhi Zoo. Recent max 80 May.
197. Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans) Scarce resident? Numbers very variable Recent max 38 Nov.
198. Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) Scarce resident. Recent max 5 Mar.
199. White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)Rare visitor.
200. Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) Rare visitor. Maximum recent count of 3 on 9/00 (MB/CGH).
201. Lesser Adjutant (Leptopilos javanicus) Status uncertain - formerly scarce visitor. No known recent records.
202. Greater Adjutant (Leptopilos dubius) Former visitor. Most recent known record 1989 (KV).
203. Rufous-tailed Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) Scarce winter visitor.
204. Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) Rare passage migrant/winter visitor.
205. Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach) Common breeding resident.
206. Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) Common resident.
207. House Crow (Corvus splendens) Very common breeding resident.
208. Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchus) Scarce breeding resident.
209. Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) Common breeding resident.
210. White-bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythroipygius) Vagrant 1 12/64 (UG)
211. Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus) Rare winter visitor.
212. White-browed Fantail (Phipidura aureola) Rare visitor 1 on 14/10/01 (DBC). (former breeding resident)
213. Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) Very common breeding resident.
214. Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus) Vagrant 1 5/01 (WGH)
215. White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) Vagrant, 1 on 4/51 (UG).
216. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) Rare passage migrant.
217. Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) Scarce resident (KBS)
218. Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius) Scarce winter visitor.
219. Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina) Rare passage migrant, 1 on 11/64 (UG).
220. Red-throated Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) Scarce winter visitor.
221. Eastern Red-throated (Taiga) Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla) Common winter visitor.
222. Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina) Vagrant 1 3/69 (UG)
223. Grey-headed Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis) Scarce winter visitor
224. Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope) Rare passage migrant (overlooked?).
225. Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) Common winter visitor.
226. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) Common winter visitor.
227. Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosus) Vagrant 1 on 10/2/99 (SM)
228. White-tailed Stonechat (Saxicola leucura) Scarce breeding resident.
229. Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) Common winter visitor.
230. Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) Common breeding resident.
231. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) Common breeding resident.
232. Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata) Common breeding resident.
233. Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe picata) Rare winter visitor.
234. Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) Rare winter visitor.
235. Brown Rock-chat (Cercomela fusca) Common breeding resident.
236. Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnus malabaricus) Vagrant 1 on 3/79 (SV).
237. Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum) Common breeding resident.
238. Rose-coloured Starling (Sturnus roseus) Irregular passage migrant
239. Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Common winter visitor.
240. Pied Starling (Sturnus contra) Very common breeding resident.
241. Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis) Very common breeding resident.
242. Bank Mynah (Acridotheres ginginianus) Very common breeding resident.
243. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea) Vagrant, 1 on 3/79 (SV).
244. Spotted Creeper (Salpornis spilonotus) Status uncertain – formerly rare resident, 1 on 2/65 (UG).
245. White-crowned Penduline Tit (Remiz coronatus) Rare and irregular winter visitor (KK).
246. Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) Status uncertain. Scarce winter visitor.
247. Pale Martin (Riparia diluta) Status uncertain. Scarce/rare summer visitor, 8 on 3/7/01 (WGH).
248. Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) Common breeding resident.
249. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Common winter visitor and passage migrant.
250. Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica) Scarce winter visitor.
251. Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) Scarce breeding resident.
252. Streak-throated Swallow (Hirundo fluvicola) Scarce breeding resident.
253. Northern House Martin (Delichon urbica) Rare migrant/vagrant, 1 on 4/99 (CGH).
254. Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) Common breeding resident.
255. Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) Very common breeding resident.
256. Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis) Common breeding resident.
257. Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris) Common breeding resident.
258. Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) Common breeding resident.
259 Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata) Common breeding resident.
260. Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) Common breeding resident.
261. Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon) Scarce/rare passage migrant (and winter visitor?)
262. Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) Common passage migrant.
263. Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum) Very common passage migrant; rare in winter.
264. Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) Locally common breeding resident.
265. Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) Status uncertain. Probably scarce passage migrant.
266. Sykes Warbler (Hippolais rama) Status uncertain. Probably scarce passage migrant.
267. Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) Common winter visitor and passage migrant.
268. Mountain Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus sindianus) Status uncertain. Scarce winter visitor, probably overlooked.
269. Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) Rare passage migrant.
270. Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) Common passage migrant, scarce/rare in winter.
271. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus) Rare migrant.
272. Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) Common winter visitor.
273. Western Crowned Warbler ( Phylloscopus occipitalis) Rare passage migrant
274. Striated Grassbird (Megaluris palustris) Common breeding resident.
275. Bristled Grassbird (Chaetornis striatus) Status uncertain. Apparently rare and irregular breeding summer visitor –5 in 1996 at Okhla, 1 in 1997 at Madhanpur (SV).
276. Common Babbler (Turdoides caudatus) Scarce breeding resident.
277. Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcolmi) Common breeding resident.
278. Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striatus) Common breeding resident.
279. Striated Babbler (Turdoides earlei) Locally common breeding resident.
280. Yellow-eyed Babbler (Chrysomma sinense) Scarce breeding resident.
281. Siberian Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca blythi) Common winter visitor.
282. Hume’s Lesser Whitethroat ( Sylvia althaea) Scarce passage migrant.
283. Desert Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia minula) Status uncertain. Probably scarce passage migrant.
284. Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis) Scarce passage migrant.
285. Rufous-winged Bushlark (Mirafra assamica) Scarce breeding resident.
286. Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark (Eremopterix grisea) Status uncertain. Scarce summer visitor?
287. Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) Scarce breeding resident.
288. Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) Common breeding resident.
289. Bimaculated Lark (Melanocorypha bimaculata) Scarce winter visitor.
290. Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) Scarce winter visitor.
291. Hume’s Short-toed Lark (Calandrella acutirostris) Scarce winter visitor.
292. Sand Lark (Calandrella raytal) Common breeding resident.
293. Horned Lark (Eremophilia alpestris) Vagrant 1 on 30/9/01 (MK & DBC).
294. Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) Common breeding resident.
295. Forest Wagtail (Motacilla indica) Vagrant, 1 on 9/49 (HA).
296. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) Common winter visitor.
297. White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderasperensis) Scarce breeding resident.
298. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) Very common winter visitor.
299. Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) Very common winter visitor.
300. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) Scarce winter visitor/passage migrant.
301. Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi) Status uncertain. Scarce passage migrant/winter visitor. Overlooked.
302. Paddyfield Pipit (Athus rufulus) Common breeding resident.
303. Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) Scarce winter visitor.
304. Blyth’s Pipit (Anthus godlewskii) Status uncertain. Scarce passage migrant/winter visitor. Overlooked.
305. Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis) Scarce winter visitor.
306. Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) Status uncertain. Scarce passage migrant. Overlooked?
307. Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) Vagrant, 1 on 4/65 (PJ/UG).
308. Rosy Pipit (Anthus roseatus) Common winter visitor.
309. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Very common breeding resident.
310. Black-throated Weaver (Ploceus benghalensis) Scarce breeding resident.
311. Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar) Scarce breeding resident.
312. Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) Common breeding resident.
313. Finn’s Weaver (Ploceus megarhynchus) Status uncertain. Vagrant, bred in 1993 - possible escapees? (KK)
314. Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava) Scarce breeding resident.
315. Indian Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica) Scarce breeding resident.
316. Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) Scarce breeding resident.
317. Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca) Scarce summer visitor. Feral population?
318. Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erthyrinus)Common winter visitor and passage migrant .
319. Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami) Rare winter visitor.
320. Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala) Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
321. Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps) Scarce winter visitor and passage migrant.
322. White-capped Bunting (Emberiza stewarti) Rare passage migrant 4/99 (CGH)

HA= H. Alexander, MB= Martin Barry, BG= Bikram Grewal, DBC= Delhi Bird Club, ND=Nikhil Devasar, UG= Usha Ganguli, CGH= Clive Harris, JH= Joakim Hammer, WGH= Bill Harvey, PH = Paul Holt, PJ= Peter Jackson, KK= Krys Kazmierczak (Birdfinding Guide), KV= Kalpavriksh, MK = Martin Kelsey, SM = Steve Madge, SO = Sudhir Oswal, KBS = K.B. Singh, RSS = R.S. Symons, PU= Per Underland, SV= Sudhir Vyas, EW= Erika Wilson.

 
   
 
 
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