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Kanha Birds Checklist

This checklist includes all bird species found in Kanha National Park , based on the best information available at this time. Though there is no offical check list of the birds in kanha national park is being published.

BIRDS OF KANHA NATIONAL PARK
This checklist is based on the one compiled by Eric D’Cunha, which in turn was based on the one published in the Journal of the BNHS (Dec. 1986) by P Newton, S Breedon and G Norman. Additional sightings by Rahul Rao, Raja Purohit and Rashid Ali

Number of species: 278
Number of globally threatened species: 6
See also: http://birding-india.com


Phasianidae
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus
Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica
Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail Coturnix chinensis
Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica
Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea Endemic (country/region)
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus


Anatidae
Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Cotton Teal/Indian Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Common Teal Anas crecca


Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis


Ciconiidae
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala Near-threatened
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus Vulnerable


Threskiornithidae
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus Near-threatened
Indian Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia


Ardeidae
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta


Phalacrocoracidae
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo


Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster


Falconidae
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Laggar Falcon Falco jugger Near-threatened
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides


Accipitridae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Oriental Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus Near-threatened
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Endangered
Indian White-backed Vulture Gyps bengalensis Critically endangered
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus Critically endangered
Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus Critically endangered
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
Shikra Accipiter badius
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Changeable Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus


Otididae
Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus Critically endangered


Rallidae
Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus
Brown Crake Amaurornis akool
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus


Gruidae
Sarus Crane Grus antigone Vulnerable


Turnicidae
Common Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki
Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator


Burhinidae
Eurasian Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
Great Stone Curlew Esacus recurvirostris


Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus


Charadriidae
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius


Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis


Jacanidae
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus


Scolopacidae
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
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


Glareolidae
Little Pratincole Glareola lactea


Laridae
River Tern Sterna aurantia


Columbidae
Rock Dove Columba livia
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Red Turtle Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted-necked Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Yellow-legged Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus


Psittacidae
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata


Cuculidae
Jacobin Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
Common Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus varius
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii
Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
Common Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
Sirkeer Malkoha Taccocua leschenaultii
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis


Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba


Strigidae
Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena
Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl Bubo nipalensis
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Mottled Wood Owl Strix ocellata
Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum
Spotted Owlet Athene brama
Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus


Caprimulgidae
Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis


Apodidae
White-rumped Spinetailed Swift Zoonavena sylvatica
Little Swift Apus affinis


Hemiprocnidae
Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata


Coraciidae
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis


Alcedinidae
Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis


Meropidae
Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti


Upupidae
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops


Bucerotidae
Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris
Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus Near-threatened


Ramphastidae
Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala


Picidae
Brown-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos moluccensis
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus
Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker Picus chlorolophus
Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus
Black-rumped Woodpecker Dinopium benghalense
Greater Flame-backed Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes lucidus
White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus
Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente


Pittidae
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura


Genera Incertae sedis
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus


Artamidae
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus


Aegithinidae
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia


Campephagidae
Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei
Bar-bellied Cuckoo-shrike Coracina striata
Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike Coracina melaschistos
Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike Coracina melanoptera
Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus


Laniidae
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Great Grey Shrike/Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor


Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus


Dicruridae
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus


Rhipiduridae
Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola


Monarchidae
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi


Corvidae
Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
House Crow Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow/Jungle Crow Corvus macrorhynchos


Paridae
Great Tit Parus major
Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys
Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus


Hirundinidae
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Dusky Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne concolor
Northern House Martin Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola


Alaudidae
Rufous-winged Bushlark Mirafra assamica
Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicura Endemic (country/region)
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix griseus


Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata


Genera Incertae Sedis
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius


Pycnonotidae
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer


Sylviidae
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca


Timaliidae
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Indian Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra
Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense
Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala


Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus


Sittidae
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis


Sturnidae
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra
Purple-backed Starling/Daurian Starling Sturnus sturninus
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum


Turdidae
Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula


Muscicapidae
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicatus
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Stonechat Saxicola torquatus
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferreus
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus
Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus Vulnerable
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris
Asian Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis


Chloropseidae
Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons


Dicaeidae
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos


Nectariniidae
Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja


Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis


Ploceidae
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus


Estrildidae
Red Avadavat Amandava amandava
Green Avadavat Amandava formosa Endemic (country/region) Vulnerable
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca


Motacillidae
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni


Fringillidae
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus


Emberizidae
Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani

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