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/Lesser Sand-Plover/Charadrius mongolus
7/Greater Sand-Plover/Charadrius leschenaultii
8/Kentish Plover/Charadrius alexandrinus

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

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

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
27Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
28/Common Tern/Sterna hirundo
29Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
30#Lesser Crested Tern#Thalasseus bengalensis

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

31Little CormorantMicrocarbo niger

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

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

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

37Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
38White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus 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

49/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rustica
50Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

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.