Altitude (m):0-3
# Species*:53
# Excl Vagrants*:53
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:0
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Beach


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.*

color codes

Cuckoos: Cuculidae

1Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

2White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus

Thick-knees: Burhinidae

3Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostris

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

4/Black-bellied Plover/Pluvialis squatarola
5/Pacific Golden-Plover/Pluvialis fulva
6/Tibetan Sand-Plover/Anarhynchus atrifrons
7/Greater Sand-Plover/Anarhynchus leschenaultii
8/Kentish Plover/Anarhynchus alexandrinus

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

9/Whimbrel/Numenius phaeopus
10/Eurasian Curlew/Numenius arquata
11/Terek Sandpiper/Xenus cinereus
12/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
13|Gray-tailed Tattler|Tringa brevipes
14/Common Redshank/Tringa totanus
15/Nordmann's Greenshank/Tringa guttifer
16/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
17/Ruddy Turnstone/Arenaria interpres
18/Great Knot/Calidris tenuirostris
19/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferruginea
20/Red-necked Stint/Calidris ruficollis
21/Sanderling/Calidris alba

Crab Plover: Dromadidae

22/Crab-Plover/Dromas ardeola

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

23Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
24Little TernSternula albifrons
25/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
26#Roseate Tern#Sterna dougallii
27/Common Tern/Sterna hirundo
28Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
29#Lesser Crested Tern#Thalasseus bengalensis
30Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

31Little CormorantMicrocarbo niger

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

32Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
33/Chinese Egret/Egretta eulophotes
34Little EgretEgretta garzetta
35/Indian Pond-Heron/Ardeola grayii
36Great EgretArdea alba

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

37Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
38White-bellied Sea-EagleIcthyophaga leucogaster

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

39Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
40White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
41/Black-capped Kingfisher/Halcyon pileata
42Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

Bee-eaters: Meropidae

43Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus
44Chestnut-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaulti

Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

45Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus

Woodpeckers: Picidae

46Common FlamebackDinopium javanense

Parrots: Psittaculidae

47Vernal Hanging-ParrotLoriculus vernalis

Shrikes: Laniidae

48/Brown Shrike/Lanius cristatus

Swallows: Hirundinidae

49Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
50/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica

Starlings: Sturnidae

51Common MynaAcridotheres tristis

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

52Brown-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

53Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus


 *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.



//Boreal Visitor25
\\Austral Visitor0
##Non-breeding Dispersal2
()Breeding Season Only0


NTNear Threatened5
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.