Birds of Gir National Park – Checklist

Birds of Gir National Park

Checklist

Anatidae
Lesser Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Indian Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

Phasianidae
Gray Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)
Painted Francolin (Francolinus pictus)
Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)
Rain Quail (Coturnix coromandelica)
Jungle Bush-Quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Rock Bush-Quail (Perdicula argoondah)
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)

Podicipedidae
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor)

Ciconiidae
Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)
Woolly-necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus)
Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)
Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)

Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger)

Anhingidae
Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster)

Pelecanidae
Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)

Ardeidae
Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Indian Pond-Heron (Ardeola grayii)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

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

Pandionidae
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

Accipitridae
Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus)
Red-headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)
White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
Indian Vulture (Gyps indicus)
Eurasian Griffon (Gyps fulvus)
Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela)
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus)
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus cirrhatus)
Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Nisaetus nipalensis)
Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax)
Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)
Bonelli’s Eagle (Aquila fasciata)
White-eyed Buzzard (Butastur teesa)
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus)
Shikra (Accipiter badius)
Besra (Accipiter virgatus)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Pallas’s Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)
Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

Otididae
Lesser Florican (Sypheotides indicus)

Rallidae
Brown Crake (Amaurornis akool)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla)
Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Eurasian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

Gruidae
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)
Sarus Crane (Grus antigone)
Common Crane (Grus grus)

Burhinidae
Great Thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris)

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

Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

Jacanidae
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)

Scolopacidae
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii)
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail (Turnix sylvaticus)
Yellow-legged Buttonquail (Turnix tanki)

Glareolidae
Indian Courser (Cursorius coromandelicus)

Rostratulidae
Greater Painted-Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)

Laridae
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
River Tern (Sterna aurantia)

Pteroclidae
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)
Painted Sandgrouse (Pterocles indicus)

Columbidae
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Red Collared-Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Yellow-footed Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus)

Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Common Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius)
Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx nisicolor)
Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
Sirkeer Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii)
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)

Tytonidae
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Strigidae
Indian Scops-Owl (Otus bakkamoena)
Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo)
Rock Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis)
Brown Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis)
Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum)
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)
Mottled Wood-Owl (Strix ocellata)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Caprimulgidae
Gray Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus)
Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus)
Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis)

Apodidae
Alpine Swift (Apus melba)
Little Swift (Apus affinis)
Asian Palm-Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)

Hemiprocnidae
Crested Treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata)

Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Meropidae
Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)

Coraciidae
European Roller (Coracias garrulus)
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis)

Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Bucerotidae
Indian Gray Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)

Megalaimidae
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
Brown-capped Woodpecker (Dendrocopos moluccensis)
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis)
Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense)

Falconidae
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Red-necked Falcon (Falco chicquera)
Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Barbary Falcon (Falco pelegrinoides)

Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Plum-headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala)
Blossom-headed Parakeet (Psittacula roseata)

Pittidae
Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura)

Prionopidae
Large Woodshrike (Tephrodornis gularis)
Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)

Aegithinidae
Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia)
White-tailed Iora (Aegithina nigrolutea)

Campephagidae
White-bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius)
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)
Large Cuckooshrike (Coracina macei)
Black-headed Cuckooshrike (Lalage melanoptera)

Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
Rufous-tailed Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)
Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus)
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor)
Southern Gray Shrike (Lanius meridionalis)

Oriolidae
Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo)
Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus)

Dicruridae
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)
Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)
White-bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens)

Rhipiduridae
White-throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis)

Monarchidae
Black-naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea)
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi)

Corvidae
Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda)
House Crow (Corvus splendens)
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)

Alaudidae
Indian Bushlark (Mirafra erythroptera)
Singing Bushlark (Mirafra cantillans)
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark (Eremopterix griseus)
Rufous-tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicura)
Sand Lark (Calandrella raytal)
Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)
Tawny Lark (Galerida deva)
Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula)

Hirundinidae
Plain Martin (Riparia paludicola)
Gray-throated Martin (Riparia chinensis)
Eurasian Crag-Martin (Ptyonoprogne rupestris)
Dusky Crag-Martin (Ptyonoprogne concolor)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)
Striated Swallow (Cecropis striolata)
Streak-throated Swallow (Petrochelidon fluvicola)

Stenostiridae
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis)

Paridae
Great Tit (Parus major)
White-winged Tit (Parus nuchalis)

Sittidae
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis)

Pycnonotidae
Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

Phylloscopidae
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Mountain Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus sindianus)
Tickell’s Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus affinis)
Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus)
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides)
Western Crowned Leaf-Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis)

Acrocephalidae
Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata)
Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon)
Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)
Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)

Locustellidae
Common Grasshopper-Warbler (Locustella naevia)

Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)
Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
Rufous-fronted Prinia (Prinia buchanani)
Gray-breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii)
Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis)
Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica)
Ashy Prinia (Prinia socialis)
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)

Sylviidae
Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia crassirostris)
Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Yellow-eyed Babbler (Chrysomma sinense)

Zosteropidae
Oriental White-eye (Zosterops palpebrosus)

Leiothrichidae
Common Babbler (Turdoides caudata)
Large Gray Babbler (Turdoides malcolmi)
Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata)

Timaliidae
Tawny-bellied Babbler (Dumetia hyperythra)
White-browed Scimitar-Babbler (Pomatorhinus schisticeps)

Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa latirostris)
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher (Muscicapa ruficauda)
Indian Robin (Copsychus fulicatus)
Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis)
Tickell’s Blue-Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus)
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva)
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius)
Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maurus)
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata)
Variable Wheatear (Oenanthe picata)
Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)
Red-tailed Wheatear (Oenanthe xanthoprymna)
Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)

Turdidae
Orange-headed Thrush (Geokichla citrina)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Indian Blackbird (Turdus simillimus)

Sturnidae
Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus)
Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Daurian Starling (Sturnia sturnina)
Brahminy Starling (Temenuchus pagodarum)
Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus)

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

Nectariniidae
Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus)

Motacillidae
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola)
Gray Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla madaraspatensis)
Oriental Pipit (Anthus rufulus)
Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis)
Blyth’s Pipit (Anthus godlewskii)
Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)
Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus)

Emberizidae
Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami)
Gray-hooded Bunting (Emberiza buchanani)
Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)

Fringillidae
Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus)

Passeridae
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis)

Ploceidae
Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar)
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus)

Estrildidae
Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica)
Nutmeg Mannikin (Lonchura punctulata)

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