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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan-Dec, 1900-2019

Tamil Nadu

514 species (+188 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Lesser Whistling-Duck
whistling-duck sp.
Bar-headed Goose
Graylag Goose
goose sp.
Knob-billed Duck
Ruddy Shelduck
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
Garganey
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Falcated Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
Indian Spot-billed Duck
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mallard (Domestic type)
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Garganey/Green-winged Teal
teal sp.
dabbling duck sp.
Red-crested Pochard
Common Pochard
Ferruginous Duck
Tufted Duck
Aythya sp.
duck sp.
waterfowl sp.
Indian Peafowl
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red Spurfowl
Painted Spurfowl
Red/Painted Spurfowl
Rain Quail
old world quail sp.
Jungle Bush-Quail
Rock Bush-Quail
Jungle/Rock Bush-Quail
Painted Bush-Quail
Gray Francolin
Gray Junglefowl
francolin sp.
Greater Flamingo
Lesser Flamingo
flamingo sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Eared Grebe
grebe sp.
Rock Pigeon
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon
Oriental Turtle-Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Red Collared-Dove
Spotted Dove
Laughing Dove
Streptopelia sp.
Asian Emerald Dove
Orange-breasted Green-Pigeon
Gray-fronted Green-Pigeon
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon
green-pigeon sp.
Green Imperial-Pigeon
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon
imperial-pigeon sp.
pigeon/dove sp.
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse
Painted Sandgrouse
sandgrouse sp.
Great Indian Bustard
Greater Coucal
coucal sp.
Sirkeer Malkoha
Blue-faced Malkoha
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pied Cuckoo
Asian Koel
Banded Bay Cuckoo
Gray-bellied Cuckoo
Cacomantis sp.
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Fork-tailed/Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Large Hawk-Cuckoo
Common Hawk-Cuckoo
hawk-cuckoo sp.
Lesser Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo
Lesser/Indian Cuckoo
Common Cuckoo
Cuculus sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
cuckoo sp. (Cuculidae sp.)
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Great Eared-Nightjar
Jungle Nightjar
Jerdon's Nightjar
Indian Nightjar
Savanna Nightjar
Caprimulgus sp.
nightjar sp.
White-rumped Needletail
Brown-backed Needletail
Indian Swiftlet
dark swiftlet sp.
swiftlet sp.
Alpine Swift
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Swift
Blyth's Swift
Little Swift
Apus sp.
Asian Palm-Swift
large swift sp.
small swift sp.
swift sp.
Crested Treeswift
treeswift sp.
Slaty-breasted Rail
Eurasian Moorhen
Eurasian Moorhen/Common Gallinule
Eurasian Coot
Gray-headed Swamphen
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
moorhen/coot/gallinule sp.
Watercock
White-breasted Waterhen
Slaty-legged Crake
Ruddy-breasted Crake
Baillon's Crake
Zapornia sp.
rail/crake sp.
Indian Thick-knee
Great Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt
Pied Avocet
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
golden-plover sp.
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
Gray-headed Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing
lapwing sp.
Lesser Sand-Plover
Greater Sand-Plover
Lesser/Greater Sand-Plover
Caspian Plover
Kentish Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
small plover sp.
plover sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Greater Painted-Snipe
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Bronze-winged Jacana
Whimbrel
Eurasian Curlew
curlew sp.
Bar-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit
godwit sp.
Ruddy Turnstone
Great Knot
Red Knot
Ruff
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temminck's Stint
Long-toed Stint
Red-necked Stint
Sanderling
Dunlin
Little Stint
Red-necked/Little Stint
peep sp.
Asian Dowitcher
Jack Snipe
Eurasian Woodcock
Great Snipe
Common Snipe
Pin-tailed Snipe
Common/Pin-tailed Snipe
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pin-tailed/Swinhoe's Snipe
snipe sp.
Terek Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Gray-tailed Tattler
Spotted Redshank
Common Greenshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Common Redshank
Tringa sp.
Scolopacidae sp.
Small Buttonquail
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yellow-legged Buttonquail
Barred Buttonquail
buttonquail sp.
Crab-Plover
Indian Courser
Oriental Pratincole
Small Pratincole
pratincole sp.
shorebird sp.
South Polar Skua
Brown Skua
skua sp.
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Slender-billed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Brown-headed Gull
Sooty Gull
Pallas's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus sp.
gull sp.
Brown Noddy
Lesser Noddy
Sooty Tern
Bridled Tern
Little Tern
Little/Saunders's Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Caspian Tern
White-winged Tern
Whiskered Tern
Chlidonias sp.
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Black-bellied Tern
River Tern
Sterna sp.
Great Crested Tern
Sandwich Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
large tern sp.
tern sp.
Indian Skimmer
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
gull/tern sp.
White-tailed Tropicbird
tropicbird sp.
Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Swinhoe's Storm-Petrel
storm-petrel sp.
Streaked Shearwater
Flesh-footed Shearwater
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
shearwater sp.
Asian Openbill
Black Stork
Woolly-necked Stork
White Stork
Lesser Adjutant
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Painted Stork
stork sp.
Lesser Frigatebird
Christmas Island Frigatebird
Great Frigatebird
frigatebird sp.
Oriental Darter
Little Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Indian Cormorant
Little/Indian Cormorant
cormorant sp.
Great White Pelican
Spot-billed Pelican
pelican sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yellow Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern
Black Bittern
small bittern sp.
Gray Heron
Purple Heron
Gray/Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Great/Intermediate Egret
Little Egret