India Bird Watching

Bird Checklist of Pench National Park

BIRDS OF PENCH TIGER RESERVE, MADHYA PRADESH.

COMMON NAME SPECIES HABITAT FREQUENCY STATUS
Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus ms, os C R
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus os, cs C R
Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica ms, bm, gr C R
Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea tk, ms, bm C R
Painted Spurfowl Galloperdix lunulata bm, ms X R
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus tk, ms, bm, os, cs C R
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus ms, cc, gr, os, cs C R
Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica wl C LM
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea wl C W
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus wl U W
Gadwall Anas strepera wl O W
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope wl O W
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos wl U W
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha wl U W
Northern Pintail Anas acuta wl C W
Garganey Anas querquedula wl O W
Common Teal Anas crecca wl O W
Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina wl O W
Common Pochard Aythya ferina wl O W
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca wl O W
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula wl U W
Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki gr, os, cs U R
Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator ms, gr, os U R
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla os X W
Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus tk, ms, bm C R
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis tk, ms, bm C R
Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus tk, ms, bm, cc U R
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus tk, bm U R
Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus tk, ms, bm O R
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense tk, ms, cc C R
White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus tk, ms, bm C R
Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala tk, ms C R
Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris tk, ms, bm C R
Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus tk, ms O R
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops cs C R
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis tk, ms, cs C R
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis wl O R
Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis wl O R
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis ms, cc, cs, wl C R
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis wl C R
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis ms, cc, os, cs C R
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus ms U S
Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus tk, ms, bm, os, cs C S
Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus tk, ms, bm U W
COMMON NAME SPECIES HABITAT FREQUENCY STATUS
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus tk, bm, os O R
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii ms, bm, os O R
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis ms, bm, gr, os, cs C R
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri tk, ms, bm, cc, gr, cs C R
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala tk, ms, bm, cc C R
White-rumped Needletail Zoonavena sylvatica ms, bm O R
Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis cs O R
House Swift Apus affinis cs, wl C R
Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata tk, ms, bm C R
Barn Owl Tyto alba cs U R
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia tk, ms U R
Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena tk, ms, bm O R
Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo tk, ms O R
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis tk U R
Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica tk, ms U R
Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
Spotted Owlet Athene brama os, cs U R
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus ms X W
Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus tk, ms, gr, os, cs C R
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus tk, ms, os, cs C R
Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis gr, os C R
Rock Pigeon Columba livia cs X R
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis tk, ms, bm O R
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis os, cs C R
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis tk, ms, cc, cs C R
Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica ms, bm O R
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto tk, os, cs C R
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica tk X R
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera tk, ms, bm C R
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus wl C R
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio wl O R
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus wl C R
Common Coot Fulica atra wl O W
Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus os O R
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago wl O W
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus wl C W
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola wl U W
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos wl O W
Little Stint Calidris minuta wl O W
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis wl C R
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus wl O R
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus tk, os, cs C R
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus wl C R
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius wl O W
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus cs O R
River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii wl C R
COMMON NAME SPECIES HABITAT FREQUENCY STATUS
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus cs, wl C R
Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus cs U R
River Tern Sterna aurantia wl O R
Osprey Pandion haliaetus wl O W
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus tk, ms, gr, os, cs C R
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus gr, os, cs C R
Black Kite Milvus migrans cs X R
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus wl U R
Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus wl O R
Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus wl O R
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus cs C R
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis ms, cs C R
Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus cs C R
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus cs X V
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus tk, ms, cs O R
Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus gr, os, cs U R
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela tk, ms C R
Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus wl O W
Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos gr X W
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus tk X V
Shikra Accipiter badius tk, ms, cc, cs C R
Besra Accipiter virgatus ms X V
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa tk, ms, cc, gr, os, cs C R
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo ms U W
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax tk, ms U R
Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus tk O R
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus tk O W
Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus tk, ms, bm C R
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus gr, cs C R
Laggar Falcon Falco jugger ms, os, cs O R
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus tk, wl U W
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis wl C R
Darter Anhinga melanogaster wl U LM
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger wl C R
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis wl O LM
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo wl O LM
Little Egret Egretta garzetta wl C R
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea wl O W
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea wl C LM
Great Egret Casmerodius albus wl C R
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia wl C R
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis gr, os, cs, wl C R
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii wl C R
Little Heron Butorides striatus wl O R
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax wl C R
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus wl C R
Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa wl U R
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia wl O LM
COMMON NAME SPECIES HABITAT FREQUENCY STATUS
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala wl O R
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans wl O R
Black Stork Ciconia nigra wl O W
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus wl O R
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus wl U R
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura tk, ms, bm, os C S
Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons tk, ms O R
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus os O W
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus os, cs O W
Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus gr, os O R
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach ms, bm, gr, os, cs C R
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis os, cs U LM
Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda tk, ms, bm, cc C R
House Crow Corvus splendens cs X R
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos tk, ms, bm, gr, os, cs C R
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus cs X LM
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus tk, ms, cc O R
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei tk, ms, bm C R
Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera ms, cc U W
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus tk, ms C R
White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius os U LM
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus tk, ms, bm, cc C W
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus tk, ms O LM
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis tk, ms, bm C R
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola tk, cc, os C R
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus tk, gr, os, cs C R
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus tk, ms O W
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens tk, ms C R
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus tk, ms, bm C R
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea tk, ms, bm C R
Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi tk, ms, bm, cc, os O S
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius cs C W
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina ms, bm O R
Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma bm U W
Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor tk, bm U W
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula ms, bm O LM
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis tk, bm U W
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica ms, cc U W
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui ms X W
Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva tk, ms, bm, os C W
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris ms, bm O W
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina tk, ms, bm, cc O W
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae tk, ms, bm, os C R
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis tk, ms, bm O W
COMMON NAME SPECIES HABITAT FREQUENCY STATUS
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis tk, cc, os C R
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus ms, bm U LM
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata os, cs C R
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros tk, os, cs C W
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata gr, os, cs O W
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata gr, os O W
Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea os U W
Rufous-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna os X V
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus tk, ms, bm O R
Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus tk O W
Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris os, cs U W
Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra tk U R
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis tk, ms, cc, os, cs C R
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus ms X LM
Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps ms, bm X W
Great Tit Parus major tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys tk, ms, bm O R
Plain Martin Riparia paludicola wl O R
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica gr, cs, wl C W
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii wl C S
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica gr, os, cs C W
Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola wl U W
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis os X V
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus os O R
Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani os O R
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii tk, ms, gr, os C R
Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica os O R
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis gr, os U R
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus tk, ms, bm, cc C R
Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum ms, os C W
Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata os O W
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita ms, gr, os, wl O W
Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus tk, ms O W
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei tk, ms O W
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides tk, ms, bm, cc C W
Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris tk U W
Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis tk, ms U W
Indian Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii ms, bm U R
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra bm, os C R
Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense ms, bm, os C R
Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus os X R
Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi os, cs U R
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala ms, bm U R
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca os C W
Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans gr, cs O R
COMMON NAME SPECIES HABITAT FREQUENCY STATUS
Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera os, cs C R
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea os, cs C R
Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus cs O R
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula gr, cs O R
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile tk, ms, bm C R
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos ms O R
Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica tk, ms, bm, cc C R
House Sparrow Passer domesticus tk, gr, os, cs C R
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis tk, ms, bm, cc, gr C LM
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus ms X W
White Wagtail Motacilla alba wl O W
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis wl C R
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola wl O W
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava gr, wl O W
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea ms, wl C W
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus cs C R
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris os, cs O W
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis os, wl O W
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis ms, bm O W
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni tk, ms, bm, cc C W
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus gr, os, cs O LM
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava gr, os C R
Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica os, cs C R
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata cs O LM
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata os, cs O R
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca cs O LM
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus tk, ms O W
Crested Bunting Melophus lathami os X W
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala cs U W

HABITAT CODES:
tk : Teak forest
ms : Miscellaneous forest (teak mixed, Anogeissus-Boswellia stand, hill forest, and
zizyphus stand)
bm : Bamboo dominant forest
cc : Cleistanthus collinus woodland
gr : Grassland - Savanna
os : Open scrub jungle (dominated by Lantana)
cs : Countryside / Cultivation
wl : Wetlands (river, streams, ponds, and reservoir)

FREQUENCY CODES:
C : Common
O : Occassional
U : Uncommon
X : Rare

STATUS CODES:
R : Resident
W : Winter visitor
S : Summer visitor
LM : Local Migrant
V : Vagrant / Straggler

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