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Andaman & Nicobar

 
A Checklist of the Birds of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Compiled by Dennis Leparge - September 2003
 
 
CRACIFORMES: Megapodiidae
Nicobar Scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis

ANSERIFORMES: Dendrocygnidae
Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica

ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Sunda Teal Anas gibberifrons

TURNICIFORMES: Turnicidae
Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki

PICIFORMES: Picidae
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei
Andaman Woodpecker Dryocopus hodgei

BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae
Narcondam Hornbill Aceros narcondami

CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis

CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting
Black-backed Kingfisher Ceyx erithacus

CORACIIFORMES: Halcyonidae
Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis
Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris

CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti

CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus
Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus
Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea

CUCULIFORMES: Centropodidae
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Brown Coucal Centropus andamanensis

PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Vernal Hanging-Parrot Loriculus vernalis
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
Nicobar Parakeet Psittacula caniceps
Long-tailed Parakeet Psittacula longicauda

APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Glossy Swiftlet Collocalia esculenta
Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris
Edible-nest Swiftlet Aerodramus fuciphagus
Brown-backed Needletail Hirundapus giganteus
Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda

STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba

STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Andaman Scops-Owl Otus balli
Common Scops-Owl Otus sunia
Andaman Hawk-Owl Ninox affinis

STRIGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus

COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Andaman Wood-Pigeon Columba palumboides
Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Andaman Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia rufipennis
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica
Pompadour Green-Pigeon Treron pompadora
Green Imperial-Pigeon Ducula aenea
Pied Imperial-Pigeon Ducula bicolor

GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Andaman Crake Rallina canningi
Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

CICONIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Great Snipe Gallinago media
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Terek Sandpiper Tringa cinerea
Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus

CICONIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Great Thick-knee Burhinus recurvirostris
Beach Thick-knee Esacus neglectus

CICONIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Mongolian Plover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus
Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus

CICONIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum

CICONIIFORMES: Laridae
Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
Great Crested-Tern Sterna bergii
Lesser Crested-Tern Sterna bengalensis
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana
Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus
Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus

CICONIIFORMES: Accipitridae
Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
White-bellied Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela
Small Serpent-Eagle Spilornis minimus
Andaman Serpent-Eagle Spilornis elgini
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
Shikra Accipiter badius
Nicobar Sparrowhawk Accipiter butleri
Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis
Besra Accipiter virgatus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Changeable Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus

CICONIIFORMES: Falconidae
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

CICONIIFORMES: Phaethontidae
White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus

CICONIIFORMES: Sulidae
Red-footed Booby Sula sula

CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus
Pacific Reef-Egret Egretta sacra
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Indian Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii
Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus
Striated Heron Butorides striatus

CICONIIFORMES: Fregatidae
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel

PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae
Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida

PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae
Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella

PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae
Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala grisola
Andaman Treepie Dendrocitta bayleyi
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
Bar-bellied Cuckooshrike Coracina striata
Pied Triller Lalage nigra
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Andaman Drongo Dicrurus andamanensis
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi

PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina
Siberian Thrush Zoothera sibirica
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneata
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura

PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae
Asian Glossy Starling Aplonis panayensis
White-headed Starling Sturnus erythropygius
Hill Myna Gracula religiosa

PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica

PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae
Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Nicobar Bulbul Hypsipetes nicobariensis

PASSERIFORMES: Priniidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae
Pale-footed Bush-Warbler Cettia pallidipes
Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Oriental Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
Large-billed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris

PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor
Olive-backed Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja

PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola

 
 
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