India is home to as many sa 1200 (roughly 14%), out of which 141 are endemic to this region. What's even more astonishing is that of the 27 Orders and 155 Families that bird life has been classified into, india 20 Orders and 77Families. the reason for this richness of species is the climate, the diversity of vegetation as its wide altitudinal rande, which extends from sea level to the Himalaysa.

Bird Checklist of Bharatpur National Park

Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur

It is very difficult to produce an authentic and exhaustive checklist of birds of Keoladeo. Many bird-watchers, tour operators and ornithologists visit this area frequently and every publication has one or two 'new records'. However a visitor may not find all the species here as some species have been seen just once or in a particular year. For still others no authentic information is available but they have found place in almost every publication for the park. In the first attempt a basic checklist is presented which will be improved/updated from time to time.

S. No. Common name (Scientific name) Status/source
1. Black francolin (Francolinus francolinus) Resident, Breeds
2. Grey francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Resident, Breeds, very common
3. Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) M, C
4. Rain qual (Coturnix coromandelica) Local Migrant Occasional
5. Jungle Bush-Quail (Perdicula asiatica) Resident Uncommon
6. Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) Resident Common
7. Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica) Resident Common
8. White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) No recent sighting
9. Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris) Migratory, uncommon
10. Greater white-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) Migratory, Occasional ?
11. Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) Migratory, One record of a single straggler
12. Greylag Goose (Anser anser) Migratory, very common
13. Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) Migratory, very common
14. Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) Local migrant, small numbers
15. Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) Migratory, uncommon
16. Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) Resident, common
17. Cotton Pygmy-goose (Nettapus coromandelianus) Resident, common
18. Gadwall (Anas strepera) Migratory, common
19. Falcated Teal (Anas falcata) Migratory, uncommon
20. Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) Migratory, common
21. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Migratory, uncommon
22. Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) Resident, common
23. Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) Migratory, very common
24. Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) Migratory, very common
25. Garganey (Anas querquedula) Passage migrant
26. Baikal Teal (Anas formosa) Migratory, uncommon
27. Common Teal (Anas crecca) Migratory, common
28. Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) Migratory, common
29. Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) Migratory, common
30. Ferruginous Pochard (Aythya nyroca) Local migrant
31. Baer's Pochard (Aythya baeri) Uncommon migrant
32. Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) migrant, common to uncommon
33. Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) uncommon migrant
34. Smew (Mergellus albellus) single record?
35. Common Marganser (Mergus merganser) single record?
36. Yellow-legged Buttonquail (Turnix tanki) Local migrant, occasional
37. Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator) Resident
38. Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) Migrant, common
39. Brown-capped Woodpecker (Dendrocopos nanus) Resident
40. Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) Resident
41. Back-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense) resident, breeds
42. Brown-headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica) now established, Resident
43. White-cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis) Evans, by mistake
44. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) Resident, breeds
45. Indian Grey-Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris) resident, breeds
46. Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) Resident and migrant
47. European Roller (Coracias garrulus) Local migrant, uncommon
48. Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Resident, common
49. Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) common resident
50. Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) occasional, resident
51. White-thoated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) resident, very common
52. Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata) LM, U
53. Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) Resdient common
54. Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) Resident common
55. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus) passage migrant
56. Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus) passage migrant
57. Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus) Migrant, breeds, common
58. Common Hawk-Cuckoo (Cuculus varius) R,C
59. Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) M,O
60. Grey-bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerinus) LM,O
61. Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) R,O
62. Sirkeer Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii) R,O
63. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) R,C
64. Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) R,C
65. Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala) LM,O
66. Asian Palm-Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis) R,U
67. Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba) Evans
68. Little Swift (Apus affinis) Resident, common
69. Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Migrant occasional
70. Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia) R,C
71. Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena) R,O
72. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo) LM,U
73. Dusky Eagle-Owl (Bubo coromandus) R,C
74. Brown Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis) LM,U
75. Mottled Wood-Owl (Strix ocellata) R
76. Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) R,C
77. Brown Hawk-Owl (Ninox scutulata) LM,U
78. Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) M,U
79. Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus) R,O
80. Syke's Nightjar (Caprimulgus mahrattensis) SM,U
81. Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus) R,O
82. Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) R,O
83. Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) R,C
84. Pale-backed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni) winter migrant, perhaps a few records
85. Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) LM,U
86. Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) R,C
87. Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) LM,U
88. Red-collared Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica) R,C
89. Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) R,C
90. Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera) R,C
91. Lesser Florican (Eupodotis indica) One sight record
92. Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus) Winter migrant, high site fidelity
93. Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) Resident, breeds, common
94. Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) Migrant, uncommon
95. Common Crane (Grus grus) Migrant, occasional
96. Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) LM,O
97. Brown Crake (Amaurornis akool) Local migrant, occasional
98. White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) Resident, very common
99. Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla) uncommon migrant
100. Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) uncommon migrant
101. Ruddy-breasted Crake (Porzana fusca) LM,O
102. Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea) breeds
103. Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) R,C
104. Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) RM,C
105. Common Coot (Fulica atra) very common migrant
106. Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus) LM,U
107. Pintail Snipe (Gallinago stenura) M,U
108. Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) M,O
109. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) M,U
110. Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) M,U
111. Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) M,U
112. Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) M,O
113. Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) M,O
114. Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) M,O
115. Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) M,O
116. Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) M,C
117. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) M,C
118. Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) M,U
119. Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) M,O
120. Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) M,O
121. Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus) first reported in 1996
122. Red Knot (Calidris canutus) M,U
123. Little Stint (Calidris minuta) M,O
124. Temmink's Stint (Calidris temminckii) M,O
125. Dunlin (Calidris alpina) M,U
126. Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) M,C
127. Broadb-illed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) M,U
128. Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) M,O
129. Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) M,U
130. Greater Painted-snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) R,O
131. Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) R,C
132. Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus) R,C
133. Eurasian Thick-knee (Burhinus oedicnemus) R,C
134. Great Thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris) occasional
135. Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) LM,C
136. Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) LM,U
137. Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) M,U
138. Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) HA
139. Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) M,O
140. (Charadrius dubius) M,O
141. Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) ?
142. Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) ?
143. Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) M,O
144. Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) R,O
145. River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii) R,U
146. Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) M,U
147. Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) R,C
148. Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) Migrant uncommon
149. White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) M,C
150. Indian Courser (Cursorius coromandelicus) R,C
151. Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) M,U
152. Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) Evans
153. Small Pratincole (Glareola lactea) LM,O
154. Indian Skimmer (Rynchops albicollis) uncommon
155. Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) uncommon
156. Great Black-headed or Pallas's Gull (Larus ichthyaetus) M, O
157. Brown-headed Gull (Larus brunnicephalus) M,U
158. Common Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) M,U
159. Gull-billed Tern (Sterna nilotica) LM,C
160. River Tern (Sterna aurantia) LM,O
161. Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) R,U
162. Black-bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda) HA
163. Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) LM,C
164. Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) HA?
165. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) M,O
166. Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) R,C
167. Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) R,C
168. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) M,U
169. Black Kite (Milvus migrans) R,U
170. Black-eared Kite (Milvus lineatus) LM,U
171. Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) LM,?U
172. Pallas's Fishing-eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) BM,O
173. White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) Evans
174. Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) R,C
175. White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis) R,uncommon
176. Long-billed Vulture (Gyps indicus) R,O
177. Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus) migrant, uncommon
178. Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) migrant, uncommon
179. Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) resident, occasional
180. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) R,C
181. Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela) LM,C
182. Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) M,C
183. Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) M,U
184. Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) M,U
185. Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos) M,O
186. Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) M,O
187. Shikra (Accipiter badius) R,C
188. Besra (Accipiter virgatus) LM,O
189. Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) M,O
190. Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) M,U
191. White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa) R,O
192. Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) RM,O
193. Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) RM,C
194. Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax) LM,C
195. Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) M,C
196. Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) M,C
197. Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) Bill Harvey
198. Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) LM,O
199. Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus) LM,O
200. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) LM,O
201. Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera) LM,U
202. Oriental Hobby (Falco severus) M,U
203. Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) Evans
204. Lagger Falcon (Falco jugger) R,U
205. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) M,O
206. Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) R,C
207. Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) M,O
208. Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) M,O
209. Oriental darter (Anhinga melanogaster) R,C
210. Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) R,C
211. Indian cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis) R,C
212. Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) R,C
213. Little egret (Egretta garzetta) R,C
214. Western Reef-Egret (Egretta gularis) VSV
215. Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) R,C
216. Purple heron (Ardea purpurea) R,C
217. Great egret (Casmerodius albus) R,C
218. Intermediate egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) R,C
219. Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) R,C
220. Indian pond heron (Ardeola grayii) R,C
221. Striated heron (Butorides striatus) R,U
222. Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) R,C
223. Little bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) LM,U
224. Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis) LM,U
225. Cinnamon bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) LM,U
226. Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis) LM,O
227. Great bittern (Botaurus stellaris) M,U
228. Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) LM,O
229. Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) LM,C
230. Black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) R,C
231. Red-naped Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa) LM,O
232. Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia Linnaeus) RC,O
233. Great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) LM,O
234. Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus) M,O
235. Spot-billed Pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) LM,O
236. Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) R,C breeds in large numbers
237. Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans) R,C, breeds
238. Wooly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) R,C, breeds
239. White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) M,U
240. Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) R,C
241. Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) SM,O
242. Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) SM,O
243. Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura) SM,U
244. Rufous-tailed Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) M,O
245. Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) M,U
246. Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) R,C
247. Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach) LM,C
248. Grey-backed Shrike (Lanius tephronotus) LM,U
249. Southern Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis) R,C
250. Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda) R,C
251. House Crow (Corvus splendens) R,C
252. Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos) R,C
253. Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) BM,O
254. Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus) WM,O
255. Large Cuckooshrike (Coracina macei) LM,U
256. Black-headed Cuckooshrike (Coracina melanoptera) uncommon
257. Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus) R,C
258. White-bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius) uncommon
259. Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris) LM,O
260. Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus) LM,O
261. White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis) ?HA
262. White-browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola) R,C
263. Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) R,C
264. Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus) LM,O
265. (Dicrurus caerulescens) LM,O
266. Hair-crested or Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus) LM,U
267. Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea) Migrant, uncommon
268. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) R,M,C
269. Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia) R,C
270. Marshall's or White-tailed Iora (Aegithina nigrolutea) R,O
271. Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) R,C
272. Blue-capped Rock-Thrush (Monticola cinclorhynchus) M,U
273. Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius) M,U
274. Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina) M,O
275. Tickell's Thrush (Turdus unicolor) M,O
276. Grey-winged Blackbird (Turdus boulboul) WM,U
277. Dark-throated Thrush (Turdus ruficollis) WM,U
278. Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) ?
279. Rusty-tailed Flycatcher (Muscicapa ruficauda) M,U
280. Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) M,C
281. Ultramarine Flycatcher (Ficedula superciliaris) M,U
282. Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina) M,O
283. Blue-throated Flycatcher (Cyornis rubeculoides) Evans
284. Tickell's Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae) R,C
285. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis) M,U
286. Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope) M,U
287. Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) M,C
288. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) R,C
289. Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata) R,C
290. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) M,C
291. Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) R,O
292. Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata) R,C
293. Grey Bushchat (Saxicola ferrea) LM,U
294. Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe picata) LM,U
295. Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura) Evans?(does not occur in India)
296. Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) LM,O
297. Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) Evans
298. Indian or Brown Rock Chat (Cercomela fusca) R,C
299. Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum) R,C
300. Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus) M,O
301. Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) M,O
302. Asian Pied Starling (Sturnus contra) R,C
303. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) R,C
304. Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus) R,O
305. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea) R,O
306. Spotted Tree-Creeper (Salpornis spilonotus) R,O
307. Fire-capped Tit (Cephalopyrus flammiceps) Handbook
308. Great Tit (Parus major) M,?U
309. Pale Martin (Riparia diluta) WM,U
310. Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola) LM,O
311. Dusky Crag-Martin (Hirundo concolor) 
312. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) M,C
313. Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii) R,C
314. Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica) R,O
315. Streak-throated Swallow (Hirundo fluvicola) R,C
316. Red-whiskere Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) by mistake
317. White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) R,C
318. Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) R,C
319. White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus) ?, HA
320. Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) R,C
321. Bright-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) ?
322. Rufous-fronted Prinia (Prinia buchanani) LM,U
323. Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis) R,O
324. Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata) R,C
325. Oriental White-Eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) R,O
326. Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti) M,O
327. Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata) M,U
328. Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon) ?
329. Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) LM,U
330. Blunt-winged Warbler (Acrocephalus concinens) LM,U
331. Blyth's Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum) LM,O
332. Clamarous Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) LM,C
333. Thick-billed Warbler (Acrocephalus aedon) M,U
334. Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) M,O
335. Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) R,C
336. Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) M,C
337. Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) M,C
338. Tickell's Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus affinis) M,C
339. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus) M,O
340. Radde's Warbler (Phylloscopus schwarzi) unknown source
341. Pale or Lemon-rumped Warbler (Phylloscopus chloronotus) WM,U
342. Brook's Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus subviridis) WM,U
343. Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) M,C
344. Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) M,O
345. Tytler's Laef-Warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri) ?
346. Western Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis) M,O
347. Golden-spectacled Warbler (Seicercus burkii) VSS?
348. Marsh Babbler (Pellorneum palustre) BNHS from near by Ajan Dam?
349. Yellow-eyed Babbler (Chrysomma sinense) R,O
350. Common Babbler (Turdoides caudatus) R,C
351. Large grey Babbler (Turdoides malcolmi) R,C
352. Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striatus) R,C
353. Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) 
354. Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) M,C
355. Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana) no recent sight record
356. Orpean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis) M,C
357. Singing Lark (Mirafra cantillans) LM,U
358. Indian Lark (Mirafra erythroptera) LM,U
359. Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix grisea) LM,O
360. Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicurus) R?,O
361. Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti) LM,U
362. Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla) M,O
363. Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) R,C
364. Syke's Crested Lark (Galerida deva) R,U
365. Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) R,O
366. Thick-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum agile) R?,U
367. Pale-billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos) R,U
368. Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) R,C
369. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) M,O
370. Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) M,O
371. Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis) R,C
372. Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus) M,U
373. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) M,C
374. White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla madaraspatensis) R,C
375. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) M,C
376. Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) M,C
377. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) M,O
378. Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi) ?
379. Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) R,C
380. Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) Common
381. Blyth's Pipit (Anthus godlewskii) M,U
382. Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) M,C
383. Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) M,O
384. Rosy Pipit (Anthus roseatus) M,U
385. Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) ?
386. Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens) ?
387. Black-breasted Weaver (Ploceus benghalensis) LM,C
388. Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar) R,C
389. Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) R,C
390. Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava) R,C
391. Indian Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica) R,C
392. White-rumped Munia (Lonchura striata) uncommon
393. Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) R,O
394. Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca) R,U
395. Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) LM,O
396. Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami) uncommon
397. White-capped Bunting (Emberiza stewarti) M,O
398. Chestnut-eared Bunting (Emberiza fucata) WM,O
399. Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala) uncommon
400. Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps) M,O 

Symbols used(in alphabetic order).
? = status or source or occurrence unknown or doubtful
C = Common
Evans = Bharatpur Bird Paradise by Martin Evans
HA = Checklist by Humayun Abdulali and Pandey
Handbook = Salim Ali & S.D. Ripley's Compact Handbook
LM = Local Migrant
O = Occasional
PM = Passage Migrant
R = Resident
SM = Summer Migrant
U = Uncommon
VSS = Flora and Fauna by V.S. Saxena
VSV =VSVijayan(BNHS publications or Ramsar site booklet)
WM = Winter Migrant(Migratory in the list usually refers to this category)

Bird Checklist of Sultanpur


This list contains 322 species recorded in the National Park and the adjoining flats and village (max area 500 hectares). Interesting additions include wintering Large Cuckooshrike and the appearance of pairs of Collared Scops and Dusky Eagle Owls (will they stay as breeding residents?)

1.                              Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus; common breeding resident

2.                              Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus; very common breeding resident

3.                              Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica; probably rare resident. Overlooked

4.                              Barred Buttonquail Turnix tanki; probably rare resident. Overlooked

5.                              Common Quail Coturnix coturnix; scarce passage migrant. Overlooked

6.                              Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica; scarce breeding summer visitor. Overlooked

7.                              Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus; very common breeding resident

8.                              Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons; winter vagrant. Two records; of three 3/82 and one in '85

9.                              Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus; winter vagrant. One record of one 3/82

10.                          Greylag Goose Anser anser; common winter visitor. RM 300

11.                          Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus; irregular winter visitor. RM 120

12.                          Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocyna javanica; irregular summer visitor. RM 20

13.                          Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea; scarce winter visitor. RM 2

14.                          Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna; rare winter visitor. NRR

15.                          Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos; scarce visitor in variable numbers. Autumn peak. Has bred. RM 250

16.                          Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus; rare summer visitor. Has bred. RM 2

17.                          Gadwall Anas strepera; common winter visitor. RM 200

18.                          Falcated Duck Anas falcate; winter vagrant. One old 1880s record. NRR

19.                          Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope; common winter visitor. RM 200

20.                          Mallard Anas platyrhynchos; fairly common winter visitor RM 50

21.                          Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha; common breeding resident. RM 200

22.                          Common Teal Anas crecca; very common winter visitor RM 2000

23.                          Garganey Anas querquedula; scarce passage migrant RM 50

24.                          Northern Pintail Anas acuta; common winter visitor RM 400

25.                          Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata; very common winter visitor RM 3000

26.                          Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina; now rare winter visitor.

27.                          Common Pochard Aythya farina; now rare winter visitor. RM 2

28.                          Ferruginous Pochard  Aythya nyroca; scarce winter visitor. RM 4

29.                          Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula; now rare winter visitor NRR

30.                          Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla; scarce winter visitor

31.                          Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopus mahrattensis; common breeding resident

32.                          Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense; common breeding resident

33.                          Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica; scarce breeding resident

34.                          Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephal; common breeding resident

35.                          Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris;  scarce breeding resident

36.                          Common Hoopoe Upupa epops; scarce breeding resident. Common winter visitor.

37.                          European Roller Coracias garrulus; rare autumn passage migrant

38.                          Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis; scarce breeding resident, more common in winter

39.                          Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis; rare visitor. NRR

40.                          White-throated Kingfisher Halycon smyrnensis; common breeding resident

41.                          Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis; scarce visitor

42.                          Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis; common breeding summer visitor

43.                          Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus; common summer visitor. Breeds nearby

44.                          Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus; common summer visitor. Breeds nearby.

45.                          Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus; scarce summer visitor.

46.                          Common Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius; common summer visitor

47.                          Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus; rare passage migrant

48.                          Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus; scarce summer visitor.

49.                          Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea; common breeding summer visitor

50.                          Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii; previously scarce resident. NRR

51.                          Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis; common breeding resident

52.                          Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria; common breeding resident

53.                          Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri; common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

54.                          Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala; common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

55.                          House Swift Apus affinus; common feeding visitor. Breeds locally

56.                          Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus; rare winter vagrant. One record 2/01

57.                          Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba; scarce passage visitor.

58.                          Barn Owl Tyto alba; formerly rare breeding resident. NRR

59.                          Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena; status uncertain. Pair turned up 3/03

60.                          Dusky Eagle Owl  Bubo coromandus; status uncertain. Pair from 9/02 to at least 2/03. May breed.

61.                          Spotted Owlet Athene brama; common breeding resident. (uses nest boxes).

62.                          Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus; scarce passage migrant and winter visitor

63.                          Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus; rare summer visitor. One old record. NRR

64.                          Rock Pigeon Columba livia; common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

65.                          Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis; scarce passage migrant

66.                          Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis; common breeding resident

67.                          Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis; rare visitor. NRR

68.                          Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica; common breeding resident

69.                          Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto; very common breeding resident

70.                          Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera; common breeding resident

71.                          Common Crane Grus grus; common roosting winter visitor RM 100+

72.                          Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo; scarce roosting passage migrant

73.                          Sarus Crane Grus antigone; breeding resident. Currently at least 1 pair in Park.

74.                          White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus; common breeding resident.

75.                          Spotted Crake Porzana porzana; rare passage migrant. One record 3/79. NRR

76.                          Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla; scarce winter visitor. Overlooked

77.                          Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio; formerly common breeding resident. Now rare.

78.                          Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus; common breeding resident

79.                          Common Coot Fulica atra;  common winter visitor. RM 200

80.                          Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus; mainly scarce possibly breeding spring visitor RM 22

81.                          Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus; Two old records. NRR

82.                          Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus;  Three old records. NRR

83.                          Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago; scarce winter visitor RM 4

84.                          Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus; rare winter visitor. RM 3

85.                          Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa; common winter visitor. RM 30

86.                          Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata; scarce passage migrant. NRR

87.                          Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus; common winter visitor. RM 30

88.                          Common Redshank Tringa tetanus; common winter visitor. RM 20

89.                          Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis; common winter visitor. RM 20

90.                          Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia; common winter visitor. RM 20

91.                          Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus; common winter visitor. RM 6

92.                          Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola; very common winter visitor. RM 50

93.                          Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus; rare vagrant. NRR

94.                          Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos; scarce winter visitor. RM 2

95.                          Little Stint Calidris minuta; common passage migrant. RM 40

96.                          Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii; common winter visitor RM 30

97.                          Dunlin Calidris alpina; rare passage migrant. NRR

98.                          Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea; scarce passage migrant. NRR

99.                          Ruff Philomachus pugnax; common winter visitor. RM 1000

100.                      Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus; rare vagrant. One record 1980. NRR

101.                      Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis; scarce breeding summer visitor

102.                      Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor; Rare spring vagrant. One recorded ½

103.                      Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus; scarce breeding visitor Dec-June. RM 6 prs

104.                      Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus; common breeding resident

105.                      Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris; rare vagrant. NRR

106.                      Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus; very common winter visitor and common summer breeder. RM 200

107.                      Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta; scarce winter visitor RM 10

108.                      Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus; rare visitor. Two old records. NRR

109.                      Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum; now scarce and irregular summer visitor. RM 1

110.                      Small Pratincole Glareola lactea; now scarce and irregular passage visitor. RM 2

111.                      Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva; rare passage migrant. Old record 5/70. NRR

112.                      Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula; rare vagrant. Old record 1879. NRR

113.                      Little Ringed Plover Charadrius alexandinus; scarce mainly passage migrant. RM 50

114.                      Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus; scarce passage migrant. NRR

115.                      Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus; rare passage migrant. One recent record 4/01

116.                      Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus; passage vagrant. Only record 3/86. NRR

117.                      Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus; scarce winter visitor. RM 14

118.                      Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus; scarce breeding summer visitor.    RM 5 prs

119.                      Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus; rare vagrant. Old record 12/69. NRR

120.                      Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus; very common breeding resident. RM 100

121.                      Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarious; rare vagrant. Recorded 1969. NRR

122.                      White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus; common winter visitor. RM 10

123.                      Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans; formerly scarce passage migrant NRR

124.                      Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus; formerly scarce winter visitor. NRR

125.                      Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica; formerly scarce winter visitor NRR

126.                      River Tern Sterna aurantia; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

127.                      Common Tern Sterna hirundo; rare passage migrant. Three old records. NRR

128.                      Little Tern Sterna albifrons; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

129.                      Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

130.                      Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

131.                      Osprey Pandion haliaetus; scarce passage migrant. NRR

132.                      Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus; common breeding resident

133.                      Black Kite Milvus migrans; common resident. Breeds locally

134.                      Grey-headed Fishing Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus; rare vagrant. One record 12/69 NRR

135.                      Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus; formerly resident now scarce winter visitor

136.                      White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis; formerly resident now rare winter visitor

137.                      Indian (Long-billed Vulture) Gyps indicus; formerly common visitor. NRR

138.                      Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus; rare visitor. One recent record 11/00

139.                      Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus; now scarce winter visitor. Formerly resident.

140.                      Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela; scarce winter visitor.

141.                      Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus; common winter visitor

142.                      Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus; rare winter visitor

143.                      Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus; scarce winter visitor

144.                      Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus; rare passage migrant.

145.                      Shikra Accipiter badius; common breeding resident. At least 3 pairs.

146.                      Besra Accipter virgatus; rare passage migrant. One recent record 11/00

147.                      Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus; scarce winter visitor

148.                      Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus; common breeding resident. At least 1 pair

149.                      White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa; common late summer visitor. Rare otherwise. May breed locally.

150.                      Common Buzzard Buteo buteo; scarce passage migrant

151.                      Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus; scarce winter visitor. RM 3

152.                      Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata; rare winter visitor.

153.                      Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga; common winter visitor

154.                      Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax; now rare visitor. Formerly resident. NRR

155.                      Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis; scarce winter visitor

156.                      Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca; scarce winter visitor.

157.                      Bonellis Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus; common winter visitor. RM 2

158.                      Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus; scarce winter visitor

159.                      Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni; rare passage migrant. Records 3/82 and (4) 4/03.

160.                      Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus; common winter visitor. RM 5

161.                      Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera; scarce resident. Breeds locally.

162.                      Laggar Falcon Falco jugger; rare visitor. One old record. NRR

163.                      Saker Falcon Falco cherrug; winter vagrant. One record 1987. NRR

164.                      Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus; scarce winter visitor

165.                      Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis; common breeding resident

166.                      Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus; rare winter visitor. NRR

167.                      Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis; rare vagrant. One old record 11/69. NRR

168.                      Darter Anhinga melanogaster; scarce breeding resident. RM 8 prs

169.                      Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger; common breeding resident. RM 50 prs

170.                      Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis; common breeding summer visitor. RM 15 prs

171.                      Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo; scarce winter visitor

172.                      Little Egret Egretta garzetta; common breeding resident. RM 30 prs

173.                      Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

174.                      Great Egret Casmerodius albus; common resident. RM 100

175.                      Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia; common resident. RM 20

176.                      Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis; very common breeding resident. RM 200 prs

177.                      Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii; common breeding resident. RM 10

178.                      Grey Heron Ardea cinerea; common resident. RM 10

179.                      White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis; rare vagrant. Extraordinary records of 3 during 5/68 and 8+ 6/68. NRR

180.                      Purple Heron Ardea purpurea; scarce resident. RM 6

181.                      Little Heron Butorides striatus; rare visitor. Two old records. NRR

182.                      Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax; common breeding summer visitor RM 20 prs

183.                      Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis; rare summer visitor. Only recent record two 7/01

184.                      Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris; rare winter visitor. NRR

185.                      Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber; common but irregular, mainly winter visitor. RM 150

186.                      Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor; rare vagrant. NRR

187.                      Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus; scarce spring visitor. RM 15

188.                      Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus; common breeding resident. RM 50 prs

189.                      Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa; scarce breeding resident. RM 9

190.                      Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia; common mainly winter visitor. RM 40

191.                      Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus; scarce and irregular winter visitor. RM 14

192.                      Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus; rare winter vagrant. NRR

193.                      Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis; rare vagrant. Three old records. NRR

194.                      Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala; common breeding resident. RM 50 prs

195.                      Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans; common breeding summer visitor. RM 15 prs

196.                      Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus; scarce visitor. RM 5

197.                      White Stork Ciconia ciconia; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

198.                      Black Stork Ciconia nigra; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

199.                      Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus; scarce visitor. Breeds locally. RM 2

200.                      Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus; rare visitor. One old record. NRR

201.                      Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus; common winter visitor

202.                      Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus; common breeding resident

203.                      Long-tailed Shrike Lanius scach; scarce breeding resident

204.                      Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis; common winter visitor

205.                      Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda; common breeding resident

206.                      House Crow Corvus splendens; common breeding resident

207.                      Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos; scarce breeding resident

208.                      Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus; common breeding summer visitor

209.                      Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei; rare winter visitor. One 11/02-2/03

210.                      Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera; rare visitor. One record 2/01

211.                      Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus; common breeding resident

212.                      White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius; rare winter visitor. One record of a pair 2/01

213.                      Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus; common winter visitor


214.                      Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus; very common breeding resident

215.                      Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus; scarce passage migrant

216.                      Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi; scarce passage migrant

217.                      Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus; very common breeding resident

218.                      Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul; rare winter vagrant. NRR

219.                      Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis; Scarce winter visitor.

220.                      Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus; Rare winter vagrant. I record 2/02.

221.                      Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata; rare passage migrant. NRR

222.                      Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

223.                      Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula (parva) albicilla; very common winter visitor

224.                      Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva; common winter visitor

225.                      Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina; rare passage migrant. One old record. NRR

226.                      Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis; scarce passage migrant.

227.                      Bluethroat Luscinia svecica; scarce winter visitor

228.                      Oriental Magpie-robin Copsychus saularis; scarce breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

229.                      Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata; common breeding resident

230.                      Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros; very common winter visitor

231.                      Stoliczka's Bushchat Saxicola macrorhyncha; probably scarce passage migrant. Only record has been of two birds (first a male, then a female) consecutively during 2-4/01

232.                      Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura; common winter visitor

233.                      Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata; very common breeding resident

234.                      Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea; rare passage migrant Recent records 11/00 and 11/01

235.                      Brown Rockchat Cercomela fusca; scarce breeding resident

236.                      Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata; scarce winter visitor. Both picata and opisotoleuca races recorded

237.                      Rufous-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna; rare vagrant. One record 12/77. NRR

238.                      Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti; scarce winter visitor

239.                      Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina; scarce winter visitor

240.                      Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum; scarce resident

241.                      Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus; common passage migrant

242.                      Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris; common winter visitor

243.                      Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra; very common breeding resident

244.                      Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis; very common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

245.                      Bank Mynah Acridotheres ginginianus; very common resident. Breeds locally

246.                      Jungle Mynah Acridotheres fuscus; rare visitor. One recent record 8/00

247.                      Sand Martin Riparia riparia; rare passage migrant

248.                      Plain Martin Riparia paludicola; common resident. Breeds locally

249.                      Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor; scarce visitor. Breeds locally

250.                      Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica; common winter visitor

251.                      Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii; scarce breeding mainly summer visitor

252.                      Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica; scarce winter visitor

253.                      Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola; scarce visitor

254.                      Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus; scarce resident

255.                      White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis; scarce visitor

256.                      Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer; very common breeding resident

257.                      Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani; formerly resident. NRR

258.                      Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsoni; rare visitor. One old record. NRR

259.                      Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis; common breeding resident

260.                      Plain Prinia Prinia inornata; common breeding resident

261.                      Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis; common breeding resident

262.                      Zitting Cisticola Zisticola juncidis; common breeding resident

263.                      Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus; scarce resident

264.                      Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata; rare winter visitor. Overlooked. NRR

265.                      Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola; scarce passage migrant

266.                      Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumeetorum; common passage migrant

267.                      Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus; formerly resident. NRR

268.                      Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata; scarce passage migrant

269.                      Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius; common breeding resident

270.                      Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita; very common winter visitor

271.                      Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus; scarce but regular passage migrant.

272.                      Brook's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus subviridis; scarce but regular winter visitor

273.                      Hume's Warbler Phlloscopus humei; very common winter visitor

274.                      Greenish Warbler Phlloscopus trochiloiudes; common passage migrant. Rare in winter.

275.                      Western Crowned Warbler Phlloscopus occipitalis; scarce but regular passage migrant.

276.                      Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense; scarce resident.

277.                      Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus; scarce resident

278.                      Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcomi; very common breeding resident

279.                      Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus; common resident

280.                      Greater Whitethroat Svlvia communis; scarce passage migrant. Recently 2/02

281.                      Siberian Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca blythi; very  common winter visitor

282.                      Hume's Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia altheae;  common winter visitor

283.                      Small Whitethroat Sylvia minula; rare and irregular passage migrant

284.                      Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris; scarce winter visitor.

285.                      Indian Bushlark Mrafra erythroptera; common breeding resident

286.                      Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica; scarce breeding resident

287.                      Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix grisea; common breeding summer visitor. Scarce in winter.

288.                      Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus; rare visitor. NRR

289.                      Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata; common winter visitor

290.                      Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla; very common winter visitor

291.                      Hume's Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris; common winter visitor

292.                      Crested Lark Galerida cristata; very common breeding resident

293.                      Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis; formerly winter visitor. NRR

294.                      Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula; common breeding resident

295.                      Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile; rare winter visitor

296.                      Purple Sunbird Nectarina asiatica; very common breeding resident

297.                      House Sparrow Passer domesticus; common breeding resident

298.                      Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis; scarce winter visitor

299.                      Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis; common breeding resident

300.                      White Wagtail Motacilla alba; common winter visitor

301.                      White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis; now rare visitor

302.                      Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola; scarce winter visitor

303.                      Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava; common winter visitor

304.                      Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi; rare passage migrant. One recent record 2/01

305.                      Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus; very common breeding resident

306.                      Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris; common winter visitor

307.                      Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii; scarce winter visitor

308.                      Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis; common winter visitor

309.                      Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis; common winter visitor

310.                      Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni; common winter visitor

311.                      Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus; scarce winter visitor

312.                      Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis; formerly scarce breeding visitor. Now rare visitor

313.                      Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar; scarce breeding summer visitor

314.                      Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus; scarce breeding summer visitor

315.                      Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus; 2 males in 1987 were presumably released

316.                      Red Avadavat Amandava amandava; common breeding resident

317.                      Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica; common breeding resident

318.                      Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata; now scarce resident. Formerly common

319.                      Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus; scarce passage migrant

320.                      White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti; scarce passage migrant.

321.                      House Bunting Emberiza striolata; rare winter visitor. NRR

322.                      Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps; rare passage migrant. One old record. NRR

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