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Nallamala

 
A Checklist of the Birds of The Nallamala Hills (Eastern Ghats)
by C. Srinivasulu & V. Nagulu. May 2004
 

ORDER: GALLIFORMES

Family: Phasianidae

Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus
(Painted Partridge)  
Grey Francolin    Francolinus pondicerianus 
(Grey Partridge)   
Common Quail  Coturnix coturnix   
Rain Quail    Coturnix coromandelica  
(Black-breasted Quail)   
Blue-breasted Quail   Coturnix chinensis
Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica  
Rock Bush Quail   Perdicula argoondah   
Red Spurfowl    Galloperdix spadicea   
Painted Spurfowl Galloperdix lunulata
Grey Junglefowl   Gallus sonneratii 
Indian Peafowl   Pavo cristatus 
(Common Peafowl, Blue Peafowl)    


ORDER: ANSERIFORMES 

Family: Dendrocygndiae

Lesser Whistling-duck  Dendrocygna javanica 
(Lesser Whistling-teal)  

Family: Anatidae

Anserini

Bar-headed Goose   Anser indicus 
Ruddy Shelduck  Tadorna ferruginea       
Comb Duck  Sarkidiornis melanotos   
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
(Cotton Teal)   

Anatini

Gadwal Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope 
Spot-billed Duck  Anas poecilorhyncha 
(Spotbil Duck, Spotbill)   
Northern Shoveler  Anas clypeata
(Shoveller)    
Northern Pintail Anas acuta 
(Common Pintail, Pintail)    
Garganey Anas querquedula
Common Teal  Anas crecca
Red-crested Pochard   Rhodonessa rufina   
Common Pochard  Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck  Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila


ORDER: TURNICIFORMES

Family: Turnicidae 

Small Buttonquail  Turnix sylvatica 
(Little Bustardquail)   
Yellow-legged Buttonquail  Turnix tanki
(Button Quail)    
Barred Buttonquail    Turnix suscitator 
(Common Bustardquail)   


ORDER: PICIFORMES

Family: Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck    Jynx torquilla 
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker  Dendrocopos nanus 
(Brown-crowned Pigmy Woodpecker)     
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis 
(Yellow-fronted Pied Woodpecker)   
Lesser Yellownape   Picus chlorolophus   
(Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker)   
Streak-throated Woodpecker   Picus xanthopygaeus 
(Little Scaly-bellied Green Woodpecker)      
Black-rumped Flameback  Dinopium benghalense 
(Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker)   
White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus
Black-backed Woodpecker)   

Family: Megalaimidae

Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica
(Green Barbet)   
Coppersmith Barbet  Megalaima haemacephala
(Crimson-breasted Barbet)   


ORDER: BUCEROTIFORMES 

Family: Bucerotidae

Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris
(Common Grey Hornbill)  
Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris  
(Indian Pied Hornbill  

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

Stork-billed Kingfisher   Halcyon capensis
White-throated Kingfisher   Halcyon smyrnensis
(White-breasted Kingfisher)    

Family: Cerylidae

Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
(Lesser Pied Kingfisher)    

Family: Meropidae

Blue-bearded Bee-eater  Nyctyornis athertoni     
Green Bee-eater   Merops orientalis
(Little Green Bee-eater)    
Blue-tailed Bee-eater   Merops philippinus    
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater   Merops leschenaulti


ORDER: CUCULIFORMES

Family: Cuculidae

Pied Kingfisher Clamator jacobinus
(Pied Crested Cuckoo)    
Common Hawk Cuckoo   Hierococcyx varius
Indian Cuckoo   Cuculus micropterus   
Grey-bellied Cuckoo    Cacomantis passerinus
(Indian Plaintive Cuckoo)    
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea  
(Koel, Common Koel)  
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

Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
(Large Indian Parakeet)   
Rose-ringed Parakeet  Psittacula krameri  
Plum-headed Parakeet   Psittacula cyanocephala
(Blossom-headed Parakeet)  


ORDER: APODIFORMES

Family: Apodidae

Asian Palm Swift (Palm Swift) Cypsiurus balasiensis
Alpine Swift   Tachymarptis melba
House Swift Apus affinis  
(Little Swift)  

Family: Hemiprocnidae

Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata 


ORDER: STRIGIFORMES

Family: Tytonidae

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Family: Strigidae

Collared Scops Owl  Otus bakkamoena
Rock Eagle Owl Bubo bubo bengalensis
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Jungle Owlet    Glaucidium radiatum
(Barred Jungle Owlet)  
Spotted Owlet Athene brama
Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata
(Brown Boobook)  

Family: Caprimulgidae


Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
(Indian Jungle Nightjar)   
Jerdon’s Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis
Indian Nightjar  Caprimulgus asiaticus
(Common Indian Nightjar)      


ORDER:COLUMBIFORMES

Family:Columbidae

Rock pigeon Columba livia 
(Blue Rock Pigeon)   
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis  
(Rufous Turtle Dove)    
Laughing Dove   Streptopelia senegalensis     
(Little Brown)    
Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis 
Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica 
(Red Turtle)   
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaoct
(Indian Ring, Collared)    
Emerald Dove  Chalcophaps indica
(Bronze-winged Dove)  
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon  Treron phoenicoptera    
(Yellow-legged Green or Bengal)  
Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea


ORDER: GRUIFORMES

Family: Gruidae

Demoiselle Crane   Grus virgo
Common Crane Grus grus

Family: Rallidae

Water Rail  Rallus aquaticus   
Brown Crake  Amaurornis akool
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus 
Baillon’s Crake Porzana pusilla
Ruddy-breasted Crake  Porzana fusca 
(Ruddy)  
Watercock   Gallicrex cinerea 
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
(Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule)    
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
(Moorhen, Indian Gallinule)  
Common Coot  Fulica atra
(Coot, Eurasian Coot)   


ORDER: CICONIIFORMES

Family: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
(Indian Sandgrouse)   
Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus   
(Close-barred)  

Family: Scolopacidae

Scolopacinae

Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura 
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
(Fantail Snipe)  
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimu

Tringinae

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank  Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Little Stint  Calidris minuta
Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii  

Family: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgu
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus

Family: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus
(Stone-curlew, Stone-Plover)  
Great Thick-knee  Esacus recurvirostris
(Great Stone Plover)   

Family: Charadriidae

Recurvirostrini

Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus 
Pied Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta

Charadriinae

Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius 
(Little Plover, Little Ring Plover)   
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing  Vanellus malarbaricus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Family: Glareolidae

Glareolinae

Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus
Small Pratincole Glareola lactea
(Little Pratincole)  

Family: Laridae

Larini

Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus


Sternini

River Tern Sterna aurantia
(Indian River Tern)  
Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus

Family: Accipitridae

Pandioninae

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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  
Grey-headed Fish Eagle   Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus
(Grey-headed Fishing Eagle)   
Egyptian Vulture  Neophron percnopterus
(Small White, Scavenger)  
White-rumped Vulture  Gyps bengalensis 
(Indian White-backed Vulture)  
Indian Vulture  Gyps indicus
(Indian Long-billed, Indian Griffon)   
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus  
(King Vulture, Black Vulture)   
Short-toed Snake Eagle   Circaetus gallicus
(Short-toed Eagle)  
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus  
(Western Marsh Harrier)   
Pallid Harrier    Circus macrourus
(Pale Harrier)     
Pied Harrier  Circus melanoleucos 
Montagu’s Harrier  Circus pygargus
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus 
Shikra Accipiter badius
White-eyed Buzzard  Butastur teesa
(White-eyed Buzzard Eagle)   
Long-legged Buzzard  Buteo rufinus
(Long-legged Buteo)    
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
(Eurasian Tawny Eagle)   
Changeable Hawk Eagle  Spizaetus cirrhatus  
(Crested Hawk Eagle)    

Family: Falconidae 

Common Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus 
(Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel)   
Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
(Red-headed Merlin)   
Laggar Falcon Falco jugger  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
(Red-capped Falcon, Barbary Falcon)   

Family: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Family: Anhingidae

Darter Anhinga melanogaster
(Indian Darter, Snakebird)   

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis  
(Shag)  
Great Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo 
(Cormorant, Large Cormorant)  

Family: Ardeidae

Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret   Casmerodius albus
(Large Egret)  
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
(Smaller Egret, Plumed Egret)    
Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis 
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii 
(Pond Heron)  
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
(Night Heron)  
Yellow Bittern   Ixobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus 
(Chestnut Bittern)  

Family: Threskiornithidae 

Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus  
(White Ibis)    
Black Ibis   Pseudibis papillosa
(Red-naped Ibis)  
Eurasian Spoonbill  Platalea leucorodia 
(Spoonbill)  

Family: Ciconiidae

Painted Stork  Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill   Anastomus oscitans
(Asian Openbill Stork)   
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
(White-necked  
White Stork Ciconia ciconia


ORDER: PASSERIFORMES

Family: Pittidae

Indian Pitta  Pitta brachyura

Family: Irenidae

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

Family: Laniidae

Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatu
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach   
(Rufous-backed Shrike)    
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis  
(Grey Shrike)   

Family: Corvidae

Corvini

Rufous Treepie  Dendrocitta vagabunda 
(Indian Treepie)   
House Crow  Corvus splendens
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-naped Oriole  Oriolus chinensis  
Slender-billed Oriole  Oriolus tenuirostris
Black-hooded Oriole  Oriolus xanthornus 
(Black-headed Oriole)  
Large Cuckooshrike  Coracina macei
Black-headed Cuckooshrike  Coracina melanoptera
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus  
White-bellied Minivet  Pericrocotus erythropygius
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
(Orange Minivet)   

Dicrurinae

Rhipidurini

White-throated Fantail   Rhipidura albicollis 
(White-throated Fantail Flycatcher)   
White-browed Fantail  Rhipidura aureola  
(White-breasted Fantail Flycatcher)   

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)   
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus   
(Hair-crested Drongo)     
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo  Dicrurus paradiseus    
(Racket-tailed Drongo)    

Monarchini

Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea 
(Black-naped Flycatcher  
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 Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina 
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula

Muscicapinae

Muscicapini

Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica 
(Brown Flycatcher)  
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui
(Layard’s)   
Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
(Red-breasted Flycatcher)  
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
(Westermann’s)  
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris
(White-browed Blue Flycatcher)   
Verditer Flycatcher  Eumyias thalassina 
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher   Cyornis tickelliae
(Orange-breasted Blue Flycatcher)  
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher  Culicicapa ceylonensis
(Grey-headed Flycatcher)  

Saxicolini

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
(Magpie Robin Dayal)  
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
(Black Robin, Indian Chat)    
Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 
Common Stonechat  Saxicola torquata
Pied Bushchat  Saxicola caprata
(Pied Stone-chat)    

Family: Sturnidae

Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus 
(Grey-headed Myna)    
Brahminy Starling  Sturnus pagodarum
(Black-headed /Brahminy Myna)   
Rosy Starling  Sturnus roseus
(Rosy Pastor, Rose-coloured Starling)  
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris  
(Starling, Eurasian Starling)   
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
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)  
Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys  
(Yellow-cheeked Tit)  

Family: Hirundinidae

Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor 
Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
(Swallow, Common Swallow)  
Wire-tailed Swallow  Hirundo smithii  
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
(Striated)   
Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola
(Indian Cliff Swallow)  

Family: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Red-vented Bulbul  Pycnonotus cafer  
Yellow-throated Bulbul  Pycnonotus xantholaemus
White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus
Yellow-browed Bulbul  Iole indica

Family: Cisticolidae

Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis 
(Streaked Fantail Warbler)  
Grey-breasted Prinia  Prinia hodgsonii 
(Franklin’s Wren Warbler)   
Jungle Prinia    Prinia sylvatica
(Jungle Wren-Warbler, Large Prinia)    
Ashy Prinia  Prinia socialis 
(Ashy Wren Warbler)   
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
(Plain Wren-Warbler)  

Family: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
(White-eye)  

Family: Sylviidae

Acrocephalinae

Blyth’s Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus dumetorum
Clamorous Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus stentoreus
(Indian Great Reed Warbler)   
Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata
(Booted Tree Warbler)  
Common Tailorbird  Orthotomus sutorius
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis 
(Tickell’s Warbler)   
Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei
(Yellow-browed 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)   

Sylviinae

Timaliini

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps 
(Spotted Babbler)  
Indian Scimitar Babbler  Pomatorhinus horsfieldii   
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra 
(Rufous-bellied Babbler)   
Yellow-eyed Babbler  Chrysomma sinense
Common Babbler  Turdoides caudatus
Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi 
Rufous Babbler Turdoides subrufus 
Jungle Babbler  Turdoides striatus 
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta  Alcippe poioicephala 
(Quaker Babbler)   

Sylviini

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca blythi  
Hume’s Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia althaea
(Hume’s Whitethroat)   
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis

Family: Alaudidae

Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera 
(Red-winged Bushlark, Indian Lark)  
Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea 
(Ashy-crowned Finch Lark)  
Rufous-tailed Lark  Ammomanes phoenicurus 
(Rufous-tailed Finch Lark)   
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 
(Short-toed lark)  
Sykes’s Lark   Galerida deva
(Syke’s Crested Lark, Tawny Lark)   
Oriental Skylark   Alauda gulgula 
(Eastern Skylark, Oriental Lark)   

Family: Nectariniidae

Nectariniinae

Dicaeini

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

Nectariniini

Purple-rumped Sunbird  Nectarinia zeylonica
Purple Sunbird   Nectarinia asiatica  
Loten’s Sunbird   Nectarinia lotenia
(Long-billed Sunbird)  

Family:Passeridae

Passerinae

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia  Petronia xanthocollis
(Yellow-throated Sparrow)  

Motacillinae

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
White Wagtail  Motacilla alba personata 
(Pied Wagtail)  
White Wagtail  Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail  Motacilla maderaspatensis
(Large Pied Wagtail)   
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
(Yellow-headed/hooded Wagtail)   
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
(Indian Pipit)  
Tawny Pipit  Anthus campestris 
Blyth’s Pipit Anthus godlewskii  
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 
(Eurasian Tree Pipit)  
Olive-backed Pipit   Anthus hodgsoni 
(Indian Tree Pipit, Olive Tree Pipit)  

Ploceinae

Baya Weaver  Ploceus philippinus

Estrildinae

Indian Silverbill  Lonchura malabarica 
(White-throated Munia/Silverbill)   
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata 
(White-backed Munia, Striated Munia)   
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
(Spotted Munia, Nutmeg Mannikin)   
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca 
(Chestnut Munia)   
 
 
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