Remote Species


# Species:763
# Excl Vagrants:632
# Endemics:1
# Near Endemics:5



§ Includes Sarawak, Sabah, & Kalimantan
§§ Excludes Taiwan
§§§ Includes Wallacea but excludes Kalimantan (Borneo) and West Papua New Guinea & nearby islands
§§§§ Excludes Sarawak and Sabah on Borneo


NTNear Threatened5
CRCritically Endangered1

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.


List of species in the country occurring in remote locales not typically visited by birding tours. Table indicates whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.*

color codes

Ducks: Anatidae

1/White-winged Duck/Asarcornis scutulata
2/Common Goldeneye/Bucephala clangula

Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

3White-cheeked PartridgeArborophila atrogularis
4Blyth's TragopanTragopan blythii
5Sclater's MonalLophophorus sclateri
6Tibetan PartridgePerdix hodgsoniae
7Tibetan SnowcockTetraogallus tibetanus
8Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

Grebes: Podicipedidae

9/Little Grebe/Tachybaptus ruficollis

Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

10Hill PigeonColumba rupestris
11Orange-breasted Green-PigeonTreron bicinctus

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

12(Pied Cuckoo)Clamator jacobinus

Swifts: Apodidae

13Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba

Thick-knees: Burhinidae

14Indian Thick-kneeBurhinus indicus

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

15Black-headed IbisThreskiornis melanocephalus

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

16(Black Baza)Aviceda leuphotes
17White-rumped VultureGyps bengalensis
18[Eurasian Griffon]Gyps fulvus
19Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
20/White-tailed Eagle/Haliaeetus albicilla
21Lesser Fish-EagleIcthyophaga humilis

Owls: Strigidae

22Brown Fish-OwlKetupa zeylonensis
23/Long-eared Owl/Asio otus

Rollers: Coraciidae

24European RollerCoracias garrulus

Woodpeckers: Picidae

25Great Slaty WoodpeckerMulleripicus pulverulentus

Parrots: Psittaculidae

26Blossom-headed ParakeetPsittacula roseata
27Vernal Hanging-ParrotLoriculus vernalis

Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

28Black-headed CuckooshrikeLalage melanoptera

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

29Ground TitPseudopodoces humilis

Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

30Delicate PriniaPrinia lepida

Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

31Spotted Bush WarblerLocustella thoracica

Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

32Flavescent BulbulPycnonotus flavescens

Bush Warblers and Allies: Scotocercidae

33Pale-footed Bush WarblerHemitesia pallidipes

Long-tailed Tits: Aegithalidae

34Crested Tit-WarblerLeptopoecile elegans

Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

35Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
36Black-breasted ParrotbillParadoxornis flavirostris
37Rufous-headed ParrotbillPsittiparus bakeri

Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

38Spot-throated BabblerPellorneum albiventre

Starlings: Sturnidae

39European StarlingSturnus vulgaris

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

40/White-backed Thrush/Turdus kessleri

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

41Rusty-bellied ShortwingBrachypteryx hyperythra
42Gould's ShortwingBrachypteryx stellata
43/White-throated Bushchat/Saxicola insignis

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

44Streaked WeaverPloceus manyar

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

45Red-fronted RosefinchCarpodacus puniceus
46Black-headed Mountain FinchLeucosticte brandti

Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

47White-capped BuntingEmberiza stewarti


 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.