Birds of Bandhavgarh National Park – Checklist

Birds of Bandhavgarh National Park

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Ardeidae: Herons, Egrets and Bitterns

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea )
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea )
Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii )
Cattle Egret (Bulbulcus ibis )
Large Egret (Ardea alba )
Median Egret (Egretta intermedia )
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta )
Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis )
Chestnut Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus )

Ciconiidae: Stroks

Openbill Stork (Anastomus oscitans )
Whitenecked Strok (Ciconia episcopus )
Black Strok (Ciconia nigra )
Lesser Adjustant Strok (Leptoptilos javanicus )
Painted Strok (Mycteria leucocephala )

Podicipedidae: Grebes

Little Grebe (Podiceps ruficollis )

Threskiornithidae: Ibises and Spoonbill

White Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopica )
Black Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa )
Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia )

Phalacrocoracidae: Cormorants and Darters

Large Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo )
Darter (Anhingra rufa )

Anatidae: Ducks, Geese and Swans

Barheaded Goose (Anser indicus )
Lesser Whistling Teal (Dendrocygna juvanica )
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea )
Pintail (Anas acuta )
Common Teal (Anas crecca )
Redcrested Pochard (Netta rufina )
Common Pochard (Aytya ferina )
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos )
Cotton Teal (Nettapus coromandelians )

Turnicidae: Bustard-Quails

Common Bustard Quail (Turnix suscitator )

Accipitridae: Hawks and Vultures

White Eyed Hawk (Butastur teesa )
Honey Bazzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus )
Black Kite (Milvus migrans )
Shikra (Accipiter badius )
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus )
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caerulus )
Horsefield’s Goshawk (Accipiter soloensis )
Created Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus )
Bonnelli’s Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus )
Steppe Eagle (Aquila rapax )
Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina )
Grey-headed Fishing Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus )
Black or King Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus )
Indian Longbilled Vulture (Gyps indicus )
Whitebacked Vulture (Gyps bengalensis )
Egyptain Scavenger Vulture (Neophron percnopterus )
Hen Harrier (Circus cynaeus )
Pied Harrier (Cricus melanoleucos )
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus )
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus )
Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela )
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus )

Flaconidae: Falcons

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinuns )
Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo )
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus )

Phasianidae: Pheasants, Partridges and Quails

Painted Partridge (Francolinus pictus )
Grey Partridge (Francolinus pondicerianus )
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica )
Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata )
Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus )
Common Peafowl (Pava cristatus )

Gruidae: Cranes

Saurus Crane (Grus antigone)

Rallidae: Rails and Coots

Whitebreasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus )
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Coot (Fulica atra )

Jacanidae: Jacanas

Pheasant tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus )
Bronzewinged Jacana (Metopidius indicus )

Rostratulidae: Painted Snipe

Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)

Recurvirostridae: Stilts and Avocets

Blackwinged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus )

Burhinidae: Stone-Curlews

Stone Curlew (Burhinus oedicnimus )
Great Stone Plover (Esacus magnirostris )

Charadriidae: Plovers, Sandpipers and Snipe

Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus )
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus )
Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus )
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius )
Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus )
Greenshank (Tringa nebularia )
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus )
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus )
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola )
Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos )
Fantail Snipe (Gallinago gallinago )
Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii )
Little Stint (Calidris minuta )

Caprimulgidae: Nightjars

Jungle Nightjar (Cahrimulgus indicus )
Common Indian Nightjar (Cahrimulgus asiaticus )
Franklin’s Nightjar (Cahrimulgus affinis )

Apodidae: Swifts

Whiterumped Spinetail (Chaetura sylvatica )
House Swifts (Apus affinis )
Crested Tree Swifts (Hemiprocne Longipennis )

Alcedinidae: Kingfishers

Lesser Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis )
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis )
Strokbilled Kingfisher (Pelargopis capensis )
White-brested Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis )

Meropidae: Bee-eater

Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis )
Bluebearded Bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni )

Coracidae: Rollers

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis )

Laridae: Gulls and Terns

Indian River Tern (Sterna aurantia )
Blackbellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda )

Pteroclidae: Sandgrouse

Painted Sandgrouse (Pterocles indicus )

Columbidae: Pigeons and Doves

Yellowlegged Green Pigeon (Treron Phoenicoptera )
Blue Rock Pigeon (Columba livia )
Rufous Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis )
Indian Ring Dove (Streptopelia decaocta )
Red Turtle Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica )
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis )
Little Brown Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis )
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica )

Psittacidae: Parrots

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

Cuculidae: Cuckoos>/h2>
Pied Crested Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus )
Common Hawk Cuckoo (Cuculus varius )
Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus )
The Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus )
Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerinus )
Drango Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris )
Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea )
Sirkeer Cuckoo (Taccocua leschenaultii )
Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis )

Upupidae: Hoopoes

Hoopoe (Upupa epops )

Bucerotidae: Hornbills

Common Grey Hornbills (Tockus birostris )
Malabar Pied Hornbills (Anthracoceros coronatus )

Strigidae: Owls

Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena )
Brown Fish Owl (Bubo zeylonensis )
Jungle Owlet (Glucidium radiatum )
Brown Hawk Owl (Ninox scultulata )
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama )
Mottled Wood Owl (Strix ocellata )

Capitonidae: Barbet

Large Green Barbet (Megalaima Zeylanica )
Crimson Breasted Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala )

Picidae: Woodpackers

Wryneck (Jynx torquilla )
Rufous Woodpacker (Micropternus brachyurus )
Little Scalybellied Green Woodpacker (Picus myrmecophoneus )
Lesser Golden Backed Woodpacker (Dinopium benghalense )
Yellowfronted Pied Woodpacker (Picoides mahrattensis )
Brown Crowned Pigmy Woodpacker (Picoides nanus )
Black-backed Woodpacker (Chrysocolaptes festivus )

Pittidae: Pittas

Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura )

Aludidae: Larks

Bush Lark (Mirafra assamica )
Ashycrowned Finch-lark (Eremopterix grisea )
Rufoustailed Finch-lark (Ammonanes phoenicurus )

Hirundinidae: Swallows

Plain Sand Martin (Riparia paludicola )
Crag Martin (Hirundo rupestris )
Dusky Crag Martin (Hirundo concolor )
Swallow (Hirundo rustica )
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii )
Red-rumped or Straited Swallow (Hirundo daurica)

Lanidae: Shrikes

Baybaked Shrike (Lanius vittatus )
Rufoubacked Shrike (Lanius schach )
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus )

Oriolidae: Orioles

Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus )
Backheaded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus )
Campephagidae: Cuckooshrikes and Minivets
Common Wood-shrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus )
Large Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina novaehoolandiae )
Smaller Grey Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina melaschistos )
Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina melanoptera )
Longtailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus )
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus )
Whitebellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius )

Dicruridae: Drongos

Black Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis )
Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus )
Whitebellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens )
Haircrested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus )
Greater Racket Tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus )

Sturnidae: Starlings and Mynas

Grey-headed Myna (Sturnus malabaricus )
Brahminy Myna (Sturnus Pogodarum )
Rosy Pastor (Sturnus roseus )
Pied Myna (Sturnus contra )
Common Myna (Acridtheres tristis )
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus )
Corvidae: Crows, Magpies and Jays
Indian Tree Pie (Dendrocitta vagabunda )
House Crow (Corvus splendens )
Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos )

Irenidae: Ioras and Leaf Birds

Common Iora (Aegithinia tiphia )
Golden-fronted Chloropsis (Chloropsis aurifrons )
Goldmantled Chloropsis (Chloropsis cochinchinensis )

Pycnonotidae: Bulbuls

Redvented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer )

Muscicapidae: Babblers, Flycatchers, Thrushes and Chats

Spotted Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps )
Slatyheaded Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus schisticeps )
Rufousbellied Babbler (Dumetia hyperythra )
Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcolmi )
Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striatus )
Quaker Babbler (Alcippe poioicephala )
Yelloweyed Babbler (Crysomma sinense )
Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa latirostris )
Redbreasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa parva )
Whitebrowed Blue Flycatcher (Muscicapa superciliaris )
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (Muscicapa tickelliae )
Verditer Flycatcher (Muscicapa thalassina )
Greyheaded Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis )
Whitebrowed Fantail Flycatcher (Rhipidura aureola )
Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi )
Blacknaped Flycatcher (Monachus azurea )
Slaty Blue Flycatcher (Muscicapa leucomelanura )
Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticolo juncidis )
Franklin’s Wren-warbler (Prinia hodgsonii )
Jungle Wren-warbler (Prinia sylvatica )
Tailor Bird (Orthotomus sutorius )
Indian Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus )
Blyth’s Reed Warble (Acrocephalus dumetorum )
Lesser White throat (Sylvia curruca )
Brown Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus collybita )
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus affinis )
Olivaceous Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus )
Dusky Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus )
Yellowbrowed Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus )
Dull Green Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides )
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus reguloides )
Rubythroat (Erithacus calliope )
Bluethroat (Erithacus svecicus )
Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis )
Shama (Copsychus saularis )
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros )
Stone Chat (Saxicola torquata )
Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata )
Dark-grey-Bush Chat (Saxicola ferrea )
Blueheaded Rock Thrush (Monticola cinchlorhynchus )
Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius )
White Throated Ground Thrush (Zoothera citrina )
Smallbilled Mountain Thrush (Zoothera dauma )
Tickell’s Thrush (Turdus unicolor )

Paridae: Tits

Grey Tit (Parus major )

Slittidae: Nuthatches

Chestnut Bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea )
Spotted Grey Creeper (Salpornis spilonotos )

Motacillidae: Pipits & Wagtails

Indian Tree Pipit (Anthus hodgsonii )
Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae)
Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris )
Brown Rock Pipit (Anthus similis )
Forest Wagtail (Motacilla indica )
Yellowheaded Wagtail (Motacilla citreola )
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea )
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba )
Large Pied Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis )
Yellow Wagtail (Motacikka flava )

Dicaeidae: Flowerpeckers

Thickbilled Flowerpecker (Dicaeum agile )
Tickell’s Flowerpeckers (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos )

Nectariniidae: Sunbirds

Purple Sunbirds (Nectarina asiatica )

Zosteropidae: White-eyes

White-eyes (Zosterops palpebrosa )

Ploceidae : Munias

House sparrow (Passer domesticus )
Yellow-throated Sparrow (Petronia xanthocollis )
White-throated Munia (Lonchura malabarica )
White-backed Munia (Lonchura striata )
Spotted Munia (Lonchura punctulata )
Baya (Ploceus philippinus)

Fringillidae: Finches

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus )

Emberizidae: Buntings

Whitecapped Bunting (Emberiza stewarti )
Crested bunting (Melophus lathami )

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