Birds of Bhagwan Mahavir & Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

 M – MIGRATORY, R – RESIDENT, U – UNCLEAR, Bold:  Key species

  1. Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger R
  2. Little Egret Egretta garzetta R
  3. Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia M        (Uncommon in Western Ghats)
  4. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis R
  5. Indian Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii R
  6. Striated Heron Butorides striatus R
  7. Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius melanocephalus M  (Uncommon sightings, breeds in monsoons)
  8. Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus M
  9. Lesser Whistling Teal Dendrocygna javanica M/R
  10. Steppe Eagle  Aquila nipalensis R                                           (Seen flying rarely high above)
  11. Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus  R
  12. Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus  M
  13. Black Kite Milvus migrans  R
  14. Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus R
  15. Short-toed Snake-Eagle Circaetus gallicus  R                      (Uncommon in this area)
  16. Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela R
  17. Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus  M/R
  18. Shikra Accipiter badius R
  19. Besra Sparrowhawk Accipiter virgatus R                              (Uncommon in the area)
  20. Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  M                             (Uncommon in the area)
  21. White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa M
  22. Common Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus M
  23. Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis  R
  24. Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus M
  25. Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii VG
  26. Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus R
  27. Mountain Hawk Eagle
  28. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus M
  29. Amur Falcon Falco amurensis M                                             (Rarely seen in Western Ghats area)
  30. Peregrine  Falcon Falco peregrines peregrinatorR
  31. Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica R                                  (Uncommon sightings)
  32. Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea R
  33. Grey Junglefowl Gallus sonneratii R 
  34. Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus R
  35. Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus R               (More of coastal plains species)
  36. Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus R
  37. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus M                                     (More of coastal plains species)
  38. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola M
  39. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos M                             (More of coastal plains species)
  40. Blue Rock Pigeon Columba livia R
  41. Nilgiri Wood Pigeon Columba elphinstonii R/V
  42. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis M
  43. Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis R
  44. Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranqubarica U                (Uncommon in the region)
  45. Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica R                    
  46. Grey-fronted Green-Pigeon Treron pompadora R  
  47. Mountain Imperial-Pigeon Ducula badia R              
  48. Vernal Hanging-Parrot Loriculus vernalis R         
  49. Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala R
  50. Malabar Parakeet Psittacula columboides R/E    
  51. Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus M                                       (Appears in Monsoon)
  52. Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius R
  53. Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus U                                   (Uncommon)
  54. Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii R/M
  55. Indian Plaintve Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus R               (Away from Western Ghats, Monsoon species)
  56. Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris R
  57. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea R
  58. Blue faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus viridirostris R
  59. Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis R
  60. Oriental Scops-Owl Otus sunia R                            
  61. Collared Scops-Owl Otus bakkamoena R
  62. Forest Eagle-Owl Bubo nipalensis U                                       (Uncommon sightings now)
  63. Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis R
  64. Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica R
  65. Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum R                   
  66. Spotted Owlet Athene brama R
  67. Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata R
  68. Sri Lanka Bay Owl Phodilus assimilis R                                  (Rarely seen in this area)
  69. Ceylon Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger R
  70. Jungle Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus R/M    
  71. Jerdon’s Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis U          
  72. Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis R
  73. Indian Edible-nest Swiftlet Collocalia unicolor R/M            (Rarely seen in this area)
  74. White-rumped Needletail- Swift Zoonavena sylvatica M
  75. Brown-backed Needletail-Swift Hirundapus giganteus  M
  76. Little Swift Apus affinis R
  77. Crested Tree-swift Hemiprocne coronata R      
  78. Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus R        
  79. Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis R
  80. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithacus R      
  81. Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis R      
  82. White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis R
  83. Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata R
  84. Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meningting R     
  85. Lesser Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis R
  86. Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni R
  87. Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis R
  88. Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus M
  89. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti R
  90. Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis M
  91. Common Hoopoe Upupa epops M
  92. Malabar Grey Hornbill Ocyceros griseus R         
  93. Indian Grey Hornbill    Ocyceros griseus
  94. Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis R/NT
  95. Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus R/NT  
  96. Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica R       
  97. White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima viridis R      
  98. Malabar Barbet Megalaima rubricapilla R          
  99. Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala R
  100. Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus M/R
  101. Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus R
  102. Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus R
  103. Great Black Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis R
  104. Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus R                                                                (Uncommon sightings in this area)
  105. Common Flameback Dinopium javanense R
  106. Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker Dinopium benghalense R (Black-rumped Flameback)
  107. Greater Golden-backed Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes lucidus R
  108. White-naped Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes festivus R
  109. Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente              
  110. Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura R/M          
  111. Malabar Crested Lark Galerida malabarica R
  112. Dusky Crag-Martin Hirundo concolor R
  113. Eurasian Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris M
  114. Common Swallow Hirundo rustica M
  115. Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii R
  116. Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica R
  117. Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola R
  118. Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus M             
  119. White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis R
  120. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea M
  121. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus R
  122. Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei R
  123. Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike Coracina melanoptera R/M
  124. Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
  125. Orange Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus R
  126. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus R
  127. Malabar Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis R
  128. Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus R
  129. Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus R/E
  130. Flame Throated Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus gularis R/E
  131. Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus R
  132. Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer R
  133. Yellow-browed Bulbul Iole indica R       
  134. Square-tailed Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus M
  135. White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus R
  136. Common Iora Aegithina tiphia R
  137. Asian Fairy-Bluebird Irena puella R
  138. Jerdon’s Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis R
  139. Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons R
  140. Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus M
  141. Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach M
  142. Blue-capped Rock-Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus M
  143. Malabar Whistling Thrush Myophonus horsfieldii R
  144. Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrine cyanotus R
  145. Indian Blackbird Turdus merula U
  146. Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea M
  147. Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis R
  148. White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus R
  149. Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata R
  150. Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata M
  151. Wynaad Laughingthrush Garrulax delessarti U/E               (Rarely seen in this area)
  152. Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps R
  153. Indian Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii R
  154. Dark-fronted Babbler Rhopocichla atriceps R
  155. Rufous Babbler Turdoides subrufus R/E
  156. Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus R
  157. Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala R
  158. Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii R
  159. Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis R
  160. Blyth’s Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum M
  161. Greenish Warbler  Phylloscopus trochiloides M
  162. Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus       
  163. Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius R
  164. Large-billed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris M
  165. Western Crowned Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis M
  166. Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica M
  167. Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda M
  168. Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui M
  169. Red-thraoted Flycatcher Ficedula parva M
  170. Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina M
  171. Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudata VG
  172. White-bellied Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis pallipes R/E
  173. Tickell’s Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae R
  174. Grey-headed Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis M                             (Uncommon in the region)
  175. Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea M
  176. Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi R/M
  177. White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis R
  178. Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys R
  179. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis R            
  180. Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile R
  181. Pale billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorynchos R
  182. Nilgiri Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor R             
  183. Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica R
  184. Crimson-backed Sunbird Nectarinia minima R/E
  185. Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica R
  186. Loten’s Sunbird Nectarinia lotenia R    
  187. Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra R
  188. Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus U
  189. Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps M
  190. Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus M
  191. White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata R
  192. Black-throated Munia Lonchura kelaarti M         
  193. Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata U
  194. Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca M/R
  195. House Sparrow Passer domesticus R
  196. Chestnut shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis R
  197. Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus R
  198. Blyth’s Starling Sturnus blythii M                           
  199. Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica
  200. Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus R
  201. Lesser Hill Myna Grecula indica(religiosa)                           (Uncommon in the area, seen in higher reaches)
  202. Indian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus M
  203. Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis M
  204. Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus R
  205. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus R
  206. Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus M
  207. White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens R
  208. Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus R      
  209. Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus M
  210. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus R
  211. Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus R/M
  212. Indian Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda R
  213. White-bellied Tree Pie Dendrocitta leucogaster U
  214. House Crow Corvus splendens R
  215. Jungle Crow Corvus macrorhynchos R

 

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