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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan-Dec, 1900-2014

India

1254 species (+253 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fulvous Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna bicolor)
Lesser Whistling-Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
whistling-duck sp. (Dendrocygna sp.)
Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)
Graylag Goose (Anser anser)
Graylag Goose (Domestic type) (Anser anser (Domestic type))
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus)
Taiga Bean-Goose (Anser fabalis)
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) (Anser sp. (Domestic type))
Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)
goose sp. (Anser/Branta sp.)
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)
Knob-billed Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) (Cairina moschata (Domestic type))
Cotton Pygmy-Goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata)
Baikal Teal (Sibirionetta formosa)
Garganey (Spatula querquedula)
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
Gadwall (Mareca strepera)
Falcated Duck (Mareca falcata)
Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope)
Indian Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha)
Eastern Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type))
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Andaman Teal (Anas albogularis)
teal sp. (Anatidae sp. (teal sp.))
dabbling duck sp. (Anatidae sp. (dabbling duck sp.))
Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris)
Pink-headed Duck (Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
White-winged Duck (Asarcornis scutulata)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
Baer's Pochard (Aythya baeri)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
Aythya sp. (Aythya sp.)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)
Smew (Mergellus albellus)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser)
duck sp. (Anatinae sp.)
waterfowl sp. (Anatidae sp.)
Nicobar Scrubfowl (Megapodius nicobariensis)
Hill Partridge (Arborophila torqueola)
Chestnut-breasted Partridge (Arborophila mandellii)
Rufous-throated Partridge (Arborophila rufogularis)
White-cheeked Partridge (Arborophila atrogularis)
Arborophila sp. (Arborophila sp.)
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus)
Indian Peafowl (Domestic type) (Pavo cristatus (Domestic type))
Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red Spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea)
Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix lunulata)
Red/Painted Spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea/lunulata)
Gray Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum)
Blue-breasted Quail (Synoicus chinensis)
Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica)
Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix)
Rain Quail (Coturnix coromandelica)
old world quail sp. (Synoicus/Coturnix sp.)
Chukar (Alectoris chukar)
Tibetan Snowcock (Tetraogallus tibetanus)
Himalayan Snowcock (Tetraogallus himalayensis)
Jungle Bush-Quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Rock Bush-Quail (Perdicula argoondah)
Jungle/Rock Bush-Quail (Perdicula asiatica/argoondah)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Painted Bush-Quail (Perdicula erythrorhyncha)
Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus)
Painted Francolin (Francolinus pictus)
Chinese Francolin (Francolinus pintadeanus)
Gray Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus)
Swamp Francolin (Francolinus gularis)
Mountain Bamboo-Partridge (Bambusicola fytchii)
Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus)
Gray Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii)
francolin sp. (Pternistis/Francolinus/Peliperdix/Scleroptila sp.)
Blood Pheasant (Ithaginis cruentus)
Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
Snow Partridge (Lerwa lerwa)
Western Tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus)
Satyr Tragopan (Tragopan satyra)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blyth's Tragopan (Tragopan blythii)
Temminck's Tragopan (Tragopan temminckii)
Cheer Pheasant (Catreus wallichii)
Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos)
pheasant sp. (Phasianinae sp.)
Tibetan Partridge (Perdix hodgsoniae)
Koklass Pheasant (Pucrasia macrolopha)
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)
flamingo sp. (Phoenicopteridae sp.)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
grebe sp. (Podicipedidae sp.)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Hill Pigeon (Columba rupestris)
Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota)
Pale-backed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni)
Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
Speckled Wood-Pigeon (Columba hodgsonii)
Ashy Wood-Pigeon (Columba pulchricollis)
Nilgiri Wood-Pigeon (Columba elphinstonii)
Pale-capped Pigeon (Columba punicea)
Andaman Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumboides)
Columba sp. (Columba sp.)
European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Red Collared-Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)
Streptopelia sp. (Streptopelia sp.)
Barred Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia unchall)
Andaman Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia rufipennis)
Asian Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica)
Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
Orange-breasted Pigeon (Treron bicinctus)
Gray-fronted Green-Pigeon (Treron affinis)
Andaman Green-Pigeon (Treron chloropterus)
Ashy-headed Green-Pigeon (Treron phayrei)
Thick-billed Pigeon (Treron curvirostra)
Yellow-footed Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus)
Pin-tailed Pigeon (Treron apicauda)
Wedge-tailed Pigeon (Treron sphenurus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Treron sp. (Treron sp.)
Green Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula aenea)
Nicobar Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula nicobarica)
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula badia)
Pied Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula bicolor)
imperial-pigeon sp. (Ducula sp.)
pigeon/dove sp. (Columbidae sp.)
Tibetan Sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes tibetanus)
Pallas's Sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes paradoxus)
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus)
Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus)
Black-bellied Sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis)
Painted Sandgrouse (Pterocles indicus)
sandgrouse sp. (Pterocles sp.)
Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Macqueen's Bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii)
Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis)
Lesser Florican (Sypheotides indicus)
Andaman Coucal (Centropus andamanensis)
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
Lesser Coucal (Centropus bengalensis)
coucal sp. (Centropus sp.)
Sirkeer Malkoha (Taccocua leschenaultii)
Blue-faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris)
Green-billed Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus tristis)
Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus)
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
Asian Emerald Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx maculatus)
Violet Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Banded Bay Cuckoo (Cacomantis sonneratii)
Plaintive Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus)
Gray-bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerinus)
Plaintive/Gray-bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis merulinus/passerinus)
Cacomantis sp. (Cacomantis sp.)
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo (Surniculus dicruroides)
Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris)
Fork-tailed/Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo (Surniculus dicruroides/lugubris)
Large Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx sparverioides)
Common Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius)
Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx nisicolor)
hawk-cuckoo sp. (Hierococcyx sp.)
Lesser Cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
Himalayan Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Common/Oriental Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus/optatus)
Cuculus sp. (Cuculus sp.)
cuckoo sp. (Cuculidae sp.) (Cuculidae sp.)
Sri Lanka Frogmouth (Batrachostomus moniliger)
Hodgson's Frogmouth (Batrachostomus hodgsoni)
Great Eared-Nightjar (Lyncornis macrotis)
Jungle Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus)
Gray Nightjar (Caprimulgus jotaka)
Jungle/Gray Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus/jotaka)
Sykes's Nightjar (Caprimulgus mahrattensis)
Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)
Andaman Nightjar (Caprimulgus andamanicus)
Jerdon's Nightjar (Caprimulgus atripennis)
Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis)
Caprimulgus sp. (Caprimulgus sp.)
nightjar sp. (Caprimulgidae sp.)
White-rumped Needletail (Zoonavena sylvatica)
White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus)
Silver-backed Needletail (Hirundapus cochinchinensis)
Brown-backed Needletail (Hirundapus giganteus)
Plume-toed Swiftlet (Collocalia affinis)
Indian Swiftlet (Aerodramus unicolor)
Himalayan Swiftlet (Aerodramus brevirostris)
White-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus)
dark swiftlet sp. (Aerodramus sp.)
swiftlet sp. (Collocalia/Aerodramus sp.)
Alpine Swift (Apus melba)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blyth's Swift (Apus leuconyx)
fork-tailed swift sp. (Apus pacificus/salimalii/leuconyx/cooki)
Dark-rumped Swift (Apus acuticauda)
Little Swift (Apus affinis)
House Swift (Apus nipalensis)
Apus sp. (Apus sp.)
Asian Palm-Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)
large swift sp. (Apodidae sp. (large swift sp.))
small swift sp. (Apodidae sp. (small swift sp.))
swift sp. (Apodidae sp.)
Crested Treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata)
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)
Slaty-breasted Rail (Lewinia striata)
Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)
Eurasian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eurasian Moorhen/Common Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus/galeata)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Gray-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus)
swamphen sp. (Porphyrio sp. (swamphen sp.))
moorhen/coot/gallinule sp. (Gallinula/Fulica/Porphyrio sp.)
Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Andaman Crake (Rallina canningi)
Slaty-legged Crake (Rallina eurizonoides)
Ruddy-breasted Crake (Zapornia fusca)
Brown Crake (Zapornia akool)
Little Crake (Zapornia parva)
Baillon's Crake (Zapornia pusilla)
Black-tailed Crake (Zapornia bicolor)
rail/crake sp. (Rallidae sp. (rail/crake sp.))
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Masked Finfoot (Heliopais personatus)
Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)
Siberian Crane (Leucogeranus leucogeranus)
Sarus Crane (Antigone antigone)
Common Crane (Grus grus)
Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis)
Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus indicus)
Great Thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris)
Beach Thick-knee (Esacus magnirostris)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Ibisbill (Ibidorhyncha struthersii)
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
European Golden-Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
golden-plover sp. (Pluvialis apricaria/dominica/fulva)
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp. (Pluvialis sp.)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii)
Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)
Gray-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus)
Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius)
White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus)
lapwing sp. (Vanellus sp.)
Lesser Sand-Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
Greater Sand-Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)
Lesser/Greater Sand-Plover (Charadrius mongolus/leschenaultii)
Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)
Long-billed Plover (Charadrius placidus)
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)