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# Species:338
# Excl Vagrants:338
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:1

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate 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. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Ducks: Anatidae

1/Ruddy Shelduck/Tadorna ferruginea

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

2Hill PartridgeArborophila torqueola
3Rufous-throated PartridgeArborophila rufogularis
4Blood PheasantIthaginis cruentus
5Satyr TragopanTragopan satyra
6Himalayan MonalLophophorus impejanus
7Kalij PheasantLophura leucomelanos
8Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

9Rock PigeonColumba livia
10<Snow Pigeon>Columba leuconota
11Speckled Wood-PigeonColumba hodgsonii
12Ashy Wood-PigeonColumba pulchricollis
13Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
14(Spotted Dove)Spilopelia chinensis
15Barred Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia unchall
16Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
17Pin-tailed Green-PigeonTreron apicauda
18Wedge-tailed Green-PigeonTreron sphenurus

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

19(Indian Cuckoo)Cuculus micropterus
20(Common Cuckoo)Cuculus canorus
21(Himalayan Cuckoo)Cuculus saturatus
22/Oriental Cuckoo/Cuculus optatus
23(Lesser Cuckoo)Cuculus poliocephalus
24Green-billed MalkohaPhaenicophaeus tristis
25(Chestnut-winged Cuckoo)Clamator coromandus
26(Asian Emerald Cuckoo)Chrysococcyx maculatus
27Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
28(Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo)Surniculus dicruroides
29(Large Hawk-Cuckoo)Hierococcyx sparverioides
30(Common Hawk-Cuckoo)Hierococcyx varius
31(Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo)Hierococcyx nisicolor
32(Gray-bellied Cuckoo)Cacomantis passerinus

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

33Gray NightjarCaprimulgus jotaka
34Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
Swifts: Apodidae

35(White-throated Needletail)Hirundapus caudacutus
36Himalayan SwiftletAerodramus brevirostris
37(Pacific Swift)Apus pacificus
38Blyth's SwiftApus leuconyx
39(Dark-rumped Swift)Apus acuticauda
40House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

41Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca

 
Cranes: Gruidae

42/Black-necked Crane/Grus nigricollis

 
Ibisbill: Ibidorhynchidae

43IbisbillIbidorhyncha struthersii

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

44River LapwingVanellus duvaucelii

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

45/Solitary Snipe/Gallinago solitaria
46/Pin-tailed Snipe/Gallinago stenura
47/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

48Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

49Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

50/Osprey/Pandion haliaetus

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

51|Oriental Honey-buzzard|Pernis ptilorhynchus
52Himalayan GriffonGyps himalayensis
53Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
54Mountain Hawk-EagleNisaetus nipalensis
55Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii
56Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensis
57|Booted Eagle|Hieraaetus pennatus
58Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
59/Hen Harrier/Circus cyaneus
60Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
61BesraAccipiter virgatus
62Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
63Eurasian GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
64Black KiteMilvus migrans
65Pallas's Fish-EagleHaliaeetus leucoryphus
66Common BuzzardButeo buteo
67/Himalayan Buzzard/Buteo reflectus
68|Long-legged Buzzard|Buteo rufinus

 
Owls: Strigidae

69Mountain Scops-OwlOtus spilocephalus
70Collared OwletGlaucidium brodiei
71Asian Barred OwletGlaucidium cuculoides

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

72Ward's TrogonHarpactes wardi

 
Hoopoes: Upupidae

73Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

74Great HornbillBuceros bicornis
75Rufous-necked HornbillAceros nipalensis

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

76White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
77Crested KingfisherMegaceryle lugubris

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

78Blue-bearded Bee-eaterNyctyornis athertoni
79Chestnut-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaulti

 
Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

80Great BarbetPsilopogon virens
81Golden-throated BarbetPsilopogon franklinii
82Blue-throated BarbetPsilopogon asiaticus

 
Honeyguides: Indicatoridae

83Yellow-rumped HoneyguideIndicator xanthonotus

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

84Speckled PiculetPicumnus innominatus
85White-browed PiculetSasia ochracea
86Rufous-bellied WoodpeckerDendrocopos hyperythrus
87Fulvous-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos macei
88Crimson-naped WoodpeckerDryobates cathpharius
89Bay WoodpeckerBlythipicus pyrrhotis
90Rufous WoodpeckerMicropternus brachyurus
91Lesser YellownapePicus chlorolophus
92Gray-headed WoodpeckerPicus canus
93Greater YellownapeChrysophlegma flavinucha

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

94Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
95Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
Asian and Grauer's Broadbills: Eurylaimidae

96Long-tailed BroadbillPsarisomus dalhousiae

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

97Gray-chinned MinivetPericrocotus solaris
98Short-billed MinivetPericrocotus brevirostris
99(Long-tailed Minivet)Pericrocotus ethologus
100Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
101(Black-winged Cuckooshrike)Lalage melaschistos

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

102Black-headed Shrike-BabblerPteruthius rufiventer
103White-browed Shrike-BabblerPteruthius aeralatus
104Green Shrike-BabblerPteruthius xanthochlorus
105Black-eared Shrike-BabblerPteruthius melanotis
106White-bellied ErpornisErpornis zantholeuca

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

107Maroon OrioleOriolus traillii

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

108Large WoodshrikeTephrodornis virgatus
109Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikeHemipus picatus

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

110White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollis

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

111Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
112Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
113Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectens
114Bronzed DrongoDicrurus aeneus
115Lesser Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus remifer
116Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

117Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

118/Brown Shrike/Lanius cristatus
119Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach
120Gray-backed ShrikeLanius tephronotus

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

121Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
122Yellow-billed Blue-MagpieUrocissa flavirostris
123Common Green-MagpieCissa chinensis
124Gray TreepieDendrocitta formosae
125Black-rumped MagpiePica bottanensis
126Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
127Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
128Yellow-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
129House CrowCorvus splendens
130Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

131Yellow-bellied Fairy-FantailChelidorhynx hypoxanthus
132Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

133(Fire-capped Tit)Cephalopyrus flammiceps
134Coal TitPeriparus ater
135Rufous-vented TitPeriparus rubidiventris
136Gray-crested TitLophophanes dichrous
137Green-backed TitParus monticolus
138Yellow-cheeked TitMachlolophus spilonotus
139Yellow-browed TitSylviparus modestus
140Sultan TitMelanochlora sultanea

 
Larks: Alaudidae

141(Oriental Skylark)Alauda gulgula

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

142Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius
143Himalayan PriniaPrinia crinigera
144Black-throated PriniaPrinia atrogularis
145Rufescent PriniaPrinia rufescens

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

146Brown Bush WarblerLocustella luteoventris
147Russet Bush WarblerLocustella mandelli

 
Cupwings: Pnoepygidae

148Scaly-breasted CupwingPnoepyga albiventer
149Pygmy CupwingPnoepyga pusilla

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

150(Barn Swallow)Hirundo rustica
151Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus
152Nepal House-MartinDelichon nipalense

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

153White-throated BulbulAlophoixus flaveolus
154Striated BulbulAlcurus striatus
155Ashy BulbulHemixos flavala
156Mountain BulbulIxos mcclellandii
157Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalus
158Black-crested BulbulRubigula flaviventris
159Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer
160Himalayan BulbulPycnonotus leucogenys

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

161Ashy-throated WarblerPhylloscopus maculipennis
162Buff-barred WarblerPhylloscopus pulcher
163/Yellow-browed Warbler/Phylloscopus inornatus
164Hume's WarblerPhylloscopus humei
165Lemon-rumped WarblerPhylloscopus chloronotus
166|Tickell's Leaf Warbler|Phylloscopus affinis
167/Dusky Warbler/Phylloscopus fuscatus
168White-spectacled WarblerPhylloscopus intermedius
169Gray-cheeked WarblerPhylloscopus poliogenys
170(Green-crowned Warbler)Phylloscopus burkii
171(Whistler's Warbler)Phylloscopus whistleri
172Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides
173(Large-billed Leaf Warbler)Phylloscopus magnirostris
174(Chestnut-crowned Warbler)Phylloscopus castaniceps
175Yellow-vented WarblerPhylloscopus cantator
176(Blyth's Leaf Warbler)Phylloscopus reguloides
177Gray-hooded WarblerPhylloscopus xanthoschistos

 
Bush Warblers and Allies: Scotocercidae

178Gray-bellied TesiaTesia cyaniventer
179Chestnut-crowned Bush WarblerCettia major
180Gray-sided Bush WarblerCettia brunnifrons
181Chestnut-headed TesiaCettia castaneocoronata
182Yellow-bellied WarblerAbroscopus superciliaris
183Black-faced WarblerAbroscopus schisticeps
184Brownish-flanked Bush WarblerHorornis fortipes
185Hume's Bush WarblerHorornis brunnescens
186Yellowish-bellied Bush WarblerHorornis acanthizoides
187Aberrant Bush WarblerHorornis flavolivaceus

 
Long-tailed Tits: Aegithalidae

188Black-throated TitAegithalos concinnus
189Black-browed TitAegithalos iouschistos

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

190Fire-tailed MyzornisMyzornis pyrrhoura
191Golden-breasted FulvettaLioparus chrysotis
192White-browed FulvettaFulvetta vinipectus
193Great ParrotbillConostoma aemodium
194Brown ParrotbillCholornis unicolor
195Gray-headed ParrotbillPsittiparus gularis
196Fulvous ParrotbillSuthora fulvifrons
197Black-throated ParrotbillSuthora nipalensis

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

198Striated YuhinaStaphida castaniceps
199White-naped YuhinaYuhina bakeri
200Whiskered YuhinaYuhina flavicollis
201Stripe-throated YuhinaYuhina gularis
202Rufous-vented YuhinaYuhina occipitalis
203Black-chinned YuhinaYuhina nigrimenta
204Indian White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
Tree-Babblers, Scimitar-Babblers, and Allies: Timaliidae

205Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularis
206Golden BabblerCyanoderma chrysaeum
207Rufous-capped BabblerCyanoderma ruficeps
208Rufous-throated Wren-BabblerSpelaeornis caudatus
209Black-crowned Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ferruginosus
210Slender-billed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus superciliaris
211Streak-breasted Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ruficollis
212White-browed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus schisticeps
213Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-BabblerErythrogenys erythrogenys
214Gray-throated BabblerStachyris nigriceps

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

215White-hooded BabblerGampsorhynchus rufulus
216Yellow-throated FulvettaSchoeniparus cinereus
217Rufous-winged FulvettaSchoeniparus castaneceps
218Rufous-throated FulvettaSchoeniparus rufogularis

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

219Nepal FulvettaAlcippe nipalensis
220Striated LaughingthrushGrammatoptila striata
221Himalayan CutiaCutia nipalensis
222Scaly LaughingthrushTrochalopteron subunicolor
223Bhutan LaughingthrushTrochalopteron imbricatum
224Black-faced LaughingthrushTrochalopteron affine
225Chestnut-crowned LaughingthrushTrochalopteron erythrocephalum
226Rufous SibiaHeterophasia capistrata
227Hoary-throated BarwingActinodura nipalensis
228Blue-winged MinlaActinodura cyanouroptera
229Chestnut-tailed MinlaActinodura strigula
230Rusty-fronted BarwingActinodura egertoni
231Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix lutea
232Silver-eared MesiaLeiothrix argentauris
233Red-tailed MinlaMinla ignotincta
234Red-faced LiocichlaLiocichla phoenicea
235Lesser Necklaced LaughingthrushGarrulax monileger
236White-crested LaughingthrushGarrulax leucolophus
237Rufous-chinned LaughingthrushIanthocincla rufogularis
238Spotted LaughingthrushIanthocincla ocellata
239Rufous-necked LaughingthrushPterorhinus ruficollis
240White-throated LaughingthrushPterorhinus albogularis

 
Kinglets: Regulidae

241GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
Wallcreeper: Tichodromidae

242/Wallcreeper/Tichodroma muraria

 
Nuthatches: Sittidae

243Beautiful NuthatchSitta formosa
244White-tailed NuthatchSitta himalayensis
245Chestnut-bellied NuthatchSitta cinnamoventris

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

246Hodgson's TreecreeperCerthia hodgsoni
247Rusty-flanked TreecreeperCerthia nipalensis
248Sikkim TreecreeperCerthia discolor

 
Spotted Elachura: Elachuridae

249Spotted ElachuraElachura formosa

 
Dippers: Cinclidae

250White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus
251Brown DipperCinclus pallasii

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

252Chestnut-tailed StarlingSturnia malabarica
253Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
254Great MynaAcridotheres grandis
255/Spot-winged Starling/Saroglossa spilopterus

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

256Alpine ThrushZoothera mollissima
257Long-billed ThrushZoothera monticola
258Gray-winged BlackbirdTurdus boulboul
259(Tickell's Thrush)Turdus unicolor
260White-collared BlackbirdTurdus albocinctus
261/Red-throated Thrush/Turdus ruficollis

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

262(Dark-sided Flycatcher)Muscicapa sibirica
263(Ferruginous Flycatcher)Muscicapa ferruginea
264Indian RobinCopsychus fulicatus
265Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
266Large NiltavaNiltava grandis
267Small NiltavaNiltava macgrigoriae
268Rufous-bellied NiltavaNiltava sundara
269(Verditer Flycatcher)Eumyias thalassinus
270(Pale Blue Flycatcher)Cyornis unicolor
271(Blue-throated Flycatcher)Cyornis rubeculoides
272Lesser ShortwingBrachypteryx leucophris
273(Indian Blue Robin)Larvivora brunnea
274Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleus
275Little ForktailEnicurus scouleri
276Spotted ForktailEnicurus maculatus
277Black-backed ForktailEnicurus immaculatus
278Slaty-backed ForktailEnicurus schistaceus
279White-tailed RobinMyiomela leucurum
280Blue-fronted RobinCinclidium frontale
281Himalayan BluetailTarsiger rufilatus
282Rufous-breasted Bush-RobinTarsiger hyperythrus
283White-browed Bush-RobinTarsiger indicus
284Golden Bush-RobinTarsiger chrysaeus
285Slaty-blue FlycatcherFicedula tricolor
286Pygmy FlycatcherFicedula hodgsoni
287Rufous-gorgeted FlycatcherFicedula strophiata
288Sapphire FlycatcherFicedula sapphira
289Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni
290(Ultramarine Flycatcher)Ficedula superciliaris
291/Taiga Flycatcher/Ficedula albicilla
292Blue-fronted RedstartPhoenicurus frontalis
293Plumbeous RedstartPhoenicurus fuliginosus
294White-capped RedstartPhoenicurus leucocephalus
295/Hodgson's Redstart/Phoenicurus hodgsoni
296White-throated RedstartPhoenicurus schisticeps
297Chestnut-bellied Rock-ThrushMonticola rufiventris
298(Blue-capped Rock-Thrush)Monticola cinclorhyncha
299/Blue Rock-Thrush/Monticola solitarius
300/Siberian Stonechat/Saxicola maurus
301Gray BushchatSaxicola ferreus

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

302Yellow-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum melanozanthum
303Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectus

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

304Fire-tailed SunbirdAethopyga ignicauda
305Black-throated SunbirdAethopyga saturata
306Mrs. Gould's SunbirdAethopyga gouldiae
307Green-tailed SunbirdAethopyga nipalensis
308Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja
309Streaked SpiderhunterArachnothera magna

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

310Orange-bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickii

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

311White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata

 
Accentors: Prunellidae

312Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
313Rufous-breasted AccentorPrunella strophiata

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

314House SparrowPasser domesticus
315Russet SparrowPasser cinnamomeus
316Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

317/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinerea
318|Citrine Wagtail|Motacilla citreola
319White WagtailMotacilla alba
320Rosy PipitAnthus roseatus
321Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

322Collared GrosbeakMycerobas affinis
323Spot-winged GrosbeakMycerobas melanozanthos
324White-winged GrosbeakMycerobas carnipes
325Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
326Scarlet FinchCarpodacus sipahi
327Himalayan Beautiful RosefinchCarpodacus pulcherrimus
328Dark-rumped RosefinchCarpodacus edwardsii
329Himalayan White-browed RosefinchCarpodacus thura
330Crimson-browed FinchCarpodacus subhimachala
331Red-headed BullfinchPyrrhula erythrocephala
332Gold-naped FinchPyrrhoplectes epauletta
333Dark-breasted RosefinchProcarduelis nipalensis
334Plain Mountain FinchLeucosticte nemoricola
335Yellow-breasted GreenfinchChloris spinoides
336Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
337/Tibetan Serin/Spinus thibetanus

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

338Crested BuntingEmberiza lathami

 

 *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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

CodeDescription##
//Boreal Visitor21
\\Austral Visitor0
||Transient5
##Non-breeding Dispersal0
<>Erratic/Irregular1
()Breeding Season Only34
{}Casual/Vagrant0
[]Accidental0

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened9
VVulnerable4
ENEndangered1
CRCritically Endangered0

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.