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Yercaud

 

A Checklist of the Birds of Yercaud, Shevaroys
From reports by S. Kartikeyan, L. Shyamal & Krys Kazmierczak. May 2004

 
 

ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

Painted Bush Quail Perdicula erythrorhyncha

Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea

Painted Spurfowl Galloperdix lunulata

Grey Junglefowl Gallus sonneratii

ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Picidae

Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus
(Brown-crowned Pigmy Woodpecker)

Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus

Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
(Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker)

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

Family: Megalaimidae

Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica
(Green Barbet)

White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima viridis
(Small Green)

Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
(Crimson-breasted Barbet)

ORDER: UPUPIFORMES

Family: Upupidae

Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES

Family: Coraciidae

Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis

Family: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
(Small Blue Kingfisher)

Family: Halcyonidae

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

Family: Meropidae

Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni

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

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius

Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
(The Cuckoo, Common Cuckoo)

Blue-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus viridirostris
(Small Green-billed Malkoha)

Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii
(Sirkeer Cuckoo, Sirkeer)

Family: Centropodidae

Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
(Crow-pheasant)

ORDER: PSITTACIFORMES

Family: Psittacidae

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

ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

Asian Palm Swift (Palm Swift) Cypsiurus balasiensis

Family: Hemiprocnidae

Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata[

ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Strigidae

Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena

Mottled Wood Owl Strix ocellata

Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum

(Barred Jungle Owlet)

Family: Caprimulgidae

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
(Indian Jungle Nightjar)

ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
(Bronze-winged Dove)

ORDER: CICONIIFORMES

Family: Accipitridae

Accipitrinae

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
(Honey Buzzard)

Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
(Black-winged Kite)

Black Kite Milvus migrans
(Pariah Kite, Black-eared Kite)

Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus

Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
(Short-toed Eagle)

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela

Shikra Accipiter badius

White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
(White-eyed Buzzard Eagle)

Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis

Bonelli’s Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
(Bonelli’s Hawk Eagle)

Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus

(Booed Hawk Eagle)

Family: Falconidae

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
(Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel)

Family: Ardeidae

Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
(Pond Heron)

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Pittidae

Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura

Family: Irenidae

Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella
(Fairy Bluebird)

Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
(Gold-mantled /Jerdon’s Chloropsis)

Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons

Family: Laniidae

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

Family: Corvidae

Corvini

Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
(Indian Treepie)

Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
(Jungle/Black Crow)

Artamini

Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
(Ashy Swallow-shrike)

Oriolini

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
(Golden Oriole)

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
(Black-headed Oriole)

Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei

Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera

Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
(Orange Minivet)

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
(Pied Flycatcher-shrike)

Dicrurini

Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
(Grey Drongo)

White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
(White-vented Drongo)

Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
(Little Bronzed Drongo)

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
(Racket-tailed Drongo)

Monarchini

Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
(Paradise-flycatcher)

Aegithininae

Common Iora Aegithina tiphia

Malaconotinae

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

Family: Muscicapidae

Turdinae

Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus
(Blue-headed Rock Thrush)

Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius

Pied Thrush Zoothera wardii
(Pied Ground Thrush)

White-throated Thrush Zoothera citrina cyanotus
(Orange-headed Ground Thrush)

Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Muscicapini

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
(Brown Flycatcher)

Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
(Rufous-tailed Flycatcher)

Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
(Red-breasted Flycatcher)

Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
(Orange-breasted Blue Flycatcher)

Saxicolini

Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis

(Magpie Robin Dayal)

White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus

Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
(Black Robin, Indian Chat)

Family: Sturnidae

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
(Grey-headed Myna)

Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
(Black-headed /Brahminy Myna)

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus

Family: Sittidae

Sittinae

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
(Velvet-fronted Blue Nuthatch)

Family: Paridae

Parinae

Great Tit Parus major
(Grey Tit)

Family: Hirundinidae

Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
(Swallow, Common Swallow)

Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
(Striated)

Family: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus

Yellow-browed Bulbul Iole indica

Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Family: Cisticolidae

Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
(Franklin’s Wren Warbler)

Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica
(Jungle Wren-Warbler, Large Prinia)

Family: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
(White-eye)

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum

Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
(Dull Green Leaf Warbler)

Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
(Large-billed Tree Warbler)

Timaliini

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
(Spotted Babbler)

Indian Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii

Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra
(Rufous-bellied Babbler)

Rufous Babbler Turdoides subrufus

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala
(Quaker Babbler)

Family: Nectariniidae

Nectariniinae

Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile

Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorynchos
(Tickell’s / Small Flowerpecker)

Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor
(Plain-colored Flowerpecker)

Nectariniini

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

Loten’s Sunbird Nectarinia lotenia
(Long-billed Sunbird)

Family:Passeridae

Motacillinae

White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
(Large Pied Wagtail)

Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea

Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
(Indian Tree Pipit, Olive Tree Pipit)

Estrildinae

Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
(White-throated Munia/Silverbill)

Black-throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti
(Rufous-bellied Munia)

Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
(Spotted Munia, Nutmeg Mannikin)

Family: Fringillidae

Carduelini

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

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