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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan-Dec, 1900-2019

The Nilgiris

358 species (+93 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lesser Whistling-Duck
whistling-duck sp.
Knob-billed Duck
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
Northern Shoveler
Eurasian Wigeon
Indian Spot-billed Duck
Northern Pintail
waterfowl sp.
Indian Peafowl
Red Spurfowl
Painted Spurfowl
old world quail sp.
Jungle Bush-Quail
Painted Bush-Quail
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gray Francolin
Gray Junglefowl
francolin sp.
Little Grebe
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.
Painted Sandgrouse
Greater Coucal
Sirkeer Malkoha
Blue-faced Malkoha
Pied Cuckoo
Asian Koel
Banded Bay Cuckoo
Gray-bellied Cuckoo
Cacomantis sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Fork-tailed/Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Large Hawk-Cuckoo
Common Hawk-Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo
Common Cuckoo
Cuculus sp.
cuckoo sp. (Cuculidae sp.)
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Jungle Nightjar
Jerdon's Nightjar
Indian Nightjar
Savanna Nightjar
nightjar sp.
White-rumped Needletail
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Brown-backed Needletail
Indian Swiftlet
dark swiftlet sp.
swiftlet sp.
Alpine Swift
Blyth's Swift
Little Swift
Apus sp.
Asian Palm-Swift
large swift sp.
small swift sp.
swift sp.
Crested Treeswift
Eurasian Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Gray-headed Swamphen
moorhen/coot/gallinule sp.
Watercock
White-breasted Waterhen
Indian Thick-knee
Black-winged Stilt
Yellow-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing
Greater Painted-Snipe
Eurasian Woodcock
Great Snipe
Common Snipe
snipe sp.
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Greenshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Tringa sp.
Yellow-legged Buttonquail
Barred Buttonquail
buttonquail sp.
Whiskered Tern
River Tern
Asian Openbill
Black Stork
Woolly-necked Stork
White Stork
Lesser Adjutant
Painted Stork
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Oriental Darter
Little Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Indian Cormorant
cormorant sp.
Spot-billed Pelican
Yellow Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern
Black Bittern
Gray Heron
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Western Reef-Heron
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cattle Egret
white egret sp.
Indian Pond-Heron
pond-heron sp.
Striated Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Malayan Night-Heron
heron sp.
Glossy Ibis
Black-headed Ibis
Red-naped Ibis
ibis sp.
Eurasian Spoonbill
Osprey
Black-winged Kite
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Egyptian Vulture
Oriental Honey-buzzard
Jerdon's Baza
Black Baza
Red-headed Vulture
Cinereous Vulture
White-rumped Vulture
Indian Vulture
Gyps sp.
old world vulture sp.
Crested Serpent-Eagle
Short-toed Snake-Eagle
Changeable Hawk-Eagle
Legge's Hawk-Eagle
Rufous-bellied Eagle
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black Eagle
Indian Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Booted Eagle
Tawny Eagle
Steppe Eagle
Bonelli's Eagle
Aquila sp.
White-eyed Buzzard
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Montagu's Harrier
harrier sp.
Crested Goshawk
Shikra
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Accipiter sp.
Black Kite
Brahminy Kite
Lesser Fish-Eagle
Lesser/Gray-headed Fish-Eagle
Common Buzzard
Buteo/eagle sp.
hawk sp.
eagle sp.
Barn Owl
Indian Scops-Owl
Oriental Scops-Owl
Rock Eagle-Owl
Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Brown Fish-Owl
Jungle Owlet
Spotted Owlet
Mottled Wood-Owl
Brown Wood-Owl
Brown Boobook
owl sp.
Malabar Trogon
Eurasian Hoopoe
Great Hornbill
Indian Gray Hornbill
Malabar Gray Hornbill
Malabar Pied-Hornbill
Common Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
White-throated Kingfisher
Black-capped Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
kingfisher sp.
Blue-bearded Bee-eater
Green Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
European Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
bee-eater sp.
Indian Roller
roller sp.
Dollarbird
Malabar Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Malabar/Coppersmith Barbet
Brown-headed Barbet
White-cheeked Barbet
Psilopogon sp.
Eurasian Wryneck
Speckled Piculet
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
Brown-capped Woodpecker
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker
Greater Flameback
White-naped Woodpecker
Rufous Woodpecker
Common Flameback
Greater/Common Flameback
Black-rumped Flameback
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lesser Yellownape
Streak-throated Woodpecker
White-bellied Woodpecker
woodpecker sp.
Lesser Kestrel
Eurasian Kestrel
Red-necked Falcon
Amur Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
falcon sp.
diurnal raptor sp.
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Plum-headed Parakeet
Malabar Parakeet
Vernal Hanging-Parrot
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
parakeet sp.
Indian Pitta
White-bellied Minivet
Small Minivet
Orange Minivet
minivet sp.
Large Cuckooshrike
Black-headed Cuckooshrike
Indian Golden Oriole
Black-naped Oriole
Black-hooded Oriole
old world oriole sp.
Ashy Woodswallow
Malabar Woodshrike
Common Woodshrike
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Large/Common Woodshrike
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike
Common Iora
Spot-breasted Fantail
White-throated/Spot-breasted Fantail
White-browed Fantail
Spot-breasted/White-browed Fantail
Black Drongo
Ashy Drongo
Black/Ashy Drongo
White-bellied Drongo
Bronzed Drongo
Hair-crested Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
drongo sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-naped Monarch
Indian Paradise-Flycatcher
Brown Shrike
Bay-backed Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
Great Gray Shrike
shrike sp.
Rufous Treepie
White-bellied Treepie
House Crow