India Bird Watching

Bird Checklist of Sultanpur


This list contains 322 species recorded in the National Park and the adjoining flats and village (max area 500 hectares). Interesting additions include wintering Large Cuckooshrike and the appearance of pairs of Collared Scops and Dusky Eagle Owls (will they stay as breeding residents?)

1.                              Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus; common breeding resident

2.                              Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus; very common breeding resident

3.                              Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica; probably rare resident. Overlooked

4.                              Barred Buttonquail Turnix tanki; probably rare resident. Overlooked

5.                              Common Quail Coturnix coturnix; scarce passage migrant. Overlooked

6.                              Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica; scarce breeding summer visitor. Overlooked

7.                              Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus; very common breeding resident

8.                              Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons; winter vagrant. Two records; of three 3/82 and one in '85

9.                              Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus; winter vagrant. One record of one 3/82

10.                          Greylag Goose Anser anser; common winter visitor. RM 300

11.                          Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus; irregular winter visitor. RM 120

12.                          Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocyna javanica; irregular summer visitor. RM 20

13.                          Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea; scarce winter visitor. RM 2

14.                          Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna; rare winter visitor. NRR

15.                          Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos; scarce visitor in variable numbers. Autumn peak. Has bred. RM 250

16.                          Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus; rare summer visitor. Has bred. RM 2

17.                          Gadwall Anas strepera; common winter visitor. RM 200

18.                          Falcated Duck Anas falcate; winter vagrant. One old 1880s record. NRR

19.                          Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope; common winter visitor. RM 200

20.                          Mallard Anas platyrhynchos; fairly common winter visitor RM 50

21.                          Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha; common breeding resident. RM 200

22.                          Common Teal Anas crecca; very common winter visitor RM 2000

23.                          Garganey Anas querquedula; scarce passage migrant RM 50

24.                          Northern Pintail Anas acuta; common winter visitor RM 400

25.                          Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata; very common winter visitor RM 3000

26.                          Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina; now rare winter visitor.

27.                          Common Pochard Aythya farina; now rare winter visitor. RM 2

28.                          Ferruginous Pochard  Aythya nyroca; scarce winter visitor. RM 4

29.                          Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula; now rare winter visitor NRR

30.                          Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla; scarce winter visitor

31.                          Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopus mahrattensis; common breeding resident

32.                          Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense; common breeding resident

33.                          Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica; scarce breeding resident

34.                          Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephal; common breeding resident

35.                          Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris;  scarce breeding resident

36.                          Common Hoopoe Upupa epops; scarce breeding resident. Common winter visitor.

37.                          European Roller Coracias garrulus; rare autumn passage migrant

38.                          Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis; scarce breeding resident, more common in winter

39.                          Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis; rare visitor. NRR

40.                          White-throated Kingfisher Halycon smyrnensis; common breeding resident

41.                          Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis; scarce visitor

42.                          Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis; common breeding summer visitor

43.                          Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus; common summer visitor. Breeds nearby

44.                          Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus; common summer visitor. Breeds nearby.

45.                          Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus; scarce summer visitor.

46.                          Common Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius; common summer visitor

47.                          Eurasian Cuckoo Cuculus canorus; rare passage migrant

48.                          Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus; scarce summer visitor.

49.                          Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea; common breeding summer visitor

50.                          Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii; previously scarce resident. NRR

51.                          Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis; common breeding resident

52.                          Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria; common breeding resident

53.                          Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri; common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

54.                          Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala; common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

55.                          House Swift Apus affinus; common feeding visitor. Breeds locally

56.                          Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus; rare winter vagrant. One record 2/01

57.                          Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba; scarce passage visitor.

58.                          Barn Owl Tyto alba; formerly rare breeding resident. NRR

59.                          Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena; status uncertain. Pair turned up 3/03

60.                          Dusky Eagle Owl  Bubo coromandus; status uncertain. Pair from 9/02 to at least 2/03. May breed.

61.                          Spotted Owlet Athene brama; common breeding resident. (uses nest boxes).

62.                          Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus; scarce passage migrant and winter visitor

63.                          Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus; rare summer visitor. One old record. NRR

64.                          Rock Pigeon Columba livia; common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

65.                          Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis; scarce passage migrant

66.                          Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis; common breeding resident

67.                          Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis; rare visitor. NRR

68.                          Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica; common breeding resident

69.                          Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto; very common breeding resident

70.                          Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera; common breeding resident

71.                          Common Crane Grus grus; common roosting winter visitor RM 100+

72.                          Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo; scarce roosting passage migrant

73.                          Sarus Crane Grus antigone; breeding resident. Currently at least 1 pair in Park.

74.                          White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus; common breeding resident.

75.                          Spotted Crake Porzana porzana; rare passage migrant. One record 3/79. NRR

76.                          Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla; scarce winter visitor. Overlooked

77.                          Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio; formerly common breeding resident. Now rare.

78.                          Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus; common breeding resident

79.                          Common Coot Fulica atra;  common winter visitor. RM 200

80.                          Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus; mainly scarce possibly breeding spring visitor RM 22

81.                          Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus; Two old records. NRR

82.                          Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus;  Three old records. NRR

83.                          Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago; scarce winter visitor RM 4

84.                          Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus; rare winter visitor. RM 3

85.                          Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa; common winter visitor. RM 30

86.                          Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata; scarce passage migrant. NRR

87.                          Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus; common winter visitor. RM 30

88.                          Common Redshank Tringa tetanus; common winter visitor. RM 20

89.                          Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis; common winter visitor. RM 20

90.                          Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia; common winter visitor. RM 20

91.                          Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus; common winter visitor. RM 6

92.                          Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola; very common winter visitor. RM 50

93.                          Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus; rare vagrant. NRR

94.                          Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos; scarce winter visitor. RM 2

95.                          Little Stint Calidris minuta; common passage migrant. RM 40

96.                          Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii; common winter visitor RM 30

97.                          Dunlin Calidris alpina; rare passage migrant. NRR

98.                          Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea; scarce passage migrant. NRR

99.                          Ruff Philomachus pugnax; common winter visitor. RM 1000

100.                      Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus; rare vagrant. One record 1980. NRR

101.                      Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis; scarce breeding summer visitor

102.                      Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor; Rare spring vagrant. One recorded ½

103.                      Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus; scarce breeding visitor Dec-June. RM 6 prs

104.                      Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus; common breeding resident

105.                      Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris; rare vagrant. NRR

106.                      Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus; very common winter visitor and common summer breeder. RM 200

107.                      Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta; scarce winter visitor RM 10

108.                      Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus; rare visitor. Two old records. NRR

109.                      Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum; now scarce and irregular summer visitor. RM 1

110.                      Small Pratincole Glareola lactea; now scarce and irregular passage visitor. RM 2

111.                      Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva; rare passage migrant. Old record 5/70. NRR

112.                      Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula; rare vagrant. Old record 1879. NRR

113.                      Little Ringed Plover Charadrius alexandinus; scarce mainly passage migrant. RM 50

114.                      Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus; scarce passage migrant. NRR

115.                      Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus; rare passage migrant. One recent record 4/01

116.                      Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus; passage vagrant. Only record 3/86. NRR

117.                      Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus; scarce winter visitor. RM 14

118.                      Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus; scarce breeding summer visitor.    RM 5 prs

119.                      Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus; rare vagrant. Old record 12/69. NRR

120.                      Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus; very common breeding resident. RM 100

121.                      Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarious; rare vagrant. Recorded 1969. NRR

122.                      White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus; common winter visitor. RM 10

123.                      Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans; formerly scarce passage migrant NRR

124.                      Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus; formerly scarce winter visitor. NRR

125.                      Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica; formerly scarce winter visitor NRR

126.                      River Tern Sterna aurantia; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

127.                      Common Tern Sterna hirundo; rare passage migrant. Three old records. NRR

128.                      Little Tern Sterna albifrons; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

129.                      Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

130.                      Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus; formerly scarce visitor. NRR

131.                      Osprey Pandion haliaetus; scarce passage migrant. NRR

132.                      Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus; common breeding resident

133.                      Black Kite Milvus migrans; common resident. Breeds locally

134.                      Grey-headed Fishing Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus; rare vagrant. One record 12/69 NRR

135.                      Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus; formerly resident now scarce winter visitor

136.                      White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis; formerly resident now rare winter visitor

137.                      Indian (Long-billed Vulture) Gyps indicus; formerly common visitor. NRR

138.                      Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus; rare visitor. One recent record 11/00

139.                      Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus; now scarce winter visitor. Formerly resident.

140.                      Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela; scarce winter visitor.

141.                      Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus; common winter visitor

142.                      Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus; rare winter visitor

143.                      Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus; scarce winter visitor

144.                      Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus; rare passage migrant.

145.                      Shikra Accipiter badius; common breeding resident. At least 3 pairs.

146.                      Besra Accipter virgatus; rare passage migrant. One recent record 11/00

147.                      Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus; scarce winter visitor

148.                      Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus; common breeding resident. At least 1 pair

149.                      White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa; common late summer visitor. Rare otherwise. May breed locally.

150.                      Common Buzzard Buteo buteo; scarce passage migrant

151.                      Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus; scarce winter visitor. RM 3

152.                      Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata; rare winter visitor.

153.                      Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga; common winter visitor

154.                      Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax; now rare visitor. Formerly resident. NRR

155.                      Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis; scarce winter visitor

156.                      Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca; scarce winter visitor.

157.                      Bonellis Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus; common winter visitor. RM 2

158.                      Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus; scarce winter visitor

159.                      Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni; rare passage migrant. Records 3/82 and (4) 4/03.

160.                      Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus; common winter visitor. RM 5

161.                      Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera; scarce resident. Breeds locally.

162.                      Laggar Falcon Falco jugger; rare visitor. One old record. NRR

163.                      Saker Falcon Falco cherrug; winter vagrant. One record 1987. NRR

164.                      Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus; scarce winter visitor

165.                      Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis; common breeding resident

166.                      Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus; rare winter visitor. NRR

167.                      Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis; rare vagrant. One old record 11/69. NRR

168.                      Darter Anhinga melanogaster; scarce breeding resident. RM 8 prs

169.                      Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger; common breeding resident. RM 50 prs

170.                      Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis; common breeding summer visitor. RM 15 prs

171.                      Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo; scarce winter visitor

172.                      Little Egret Egretta garzetta; common breeding resident. RM 30 prs

173.                      Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

174.                      Great Egret Casmerodius albus; common resident. RM 100

175.                      Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia; common resident. RM 20

176.                      Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis; very common breeding resident. RM 200 prs

177.                      Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii; common breeding resident. RM 10

178.                      Grey Heron Ardea cinerea; common resident. RM 10

179.                      White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis; rare vagrant. Extraordinary records of 3 during 5/68 and 8+ 6/68. NRR

180.                      Purple Heron Ardea purpurea; scarce resident. RM 6

181.                      Little Heron Butorides striatus; rare visitor. Two old records. NRR

182.                      Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax; common breeding summer visitor RM 20 prs

183.                      Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis; rare summer visitor. Only recent record two 7/01

184.                      Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris; rare winter visitor. NRR

185.                      Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber; common but irregular, mainly winter visitor. RM 150

186.                      Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor; rare vagrant. NRR

187.                      Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus; scarce spring visitor. RM 15

188.                      Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus; common breeding resident. RM 50 prs

189.                      Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa; scarce breeding resident. RM 9

190.                      Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia; common mainly winter visitor. RM 40

191.                      Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus; scarce and irregular winter visitor. RM 14

192.                      Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus; rare winter vagrant. NRR

193.                      Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis; rare vagrant. Three old records. NRR

194.                      Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala; common breeding resident. RM 50 prs

195.                      Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans; common breeding summer visitor. RM 15 prs

196.                      Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus; scarce visitor. RM 5

197.                      White Stork Ciconia ciconia; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

198.                      Black Stork Ciconia nigra; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

199.                      Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus; scarce visitor. Breeds locally. RM 2

200.                      Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus; rare visitor. One old record. NRR

201.                      Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus; common winter visitor

202.                      Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus; common breeding resident

203.                      Long-tailed Shrike Lanius scach; scarce breeding resident

204.                      Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis; common winter visitor

205.                      Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda; common breeding resident

206.                      House Crow Corvus splendens; common breeding resident

207.                      Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos; scarce breeding resident

208.                      Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus; common breeding summer visitor

209.                      Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei; rare winter visitor. One 11/02-2/03

210.                      Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera; rare visitor. One record 2/01

211.                      Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus; common breeding resident

212.                      White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius; rare winter visitor. One record of a pair 2/01

213.                      Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus; common winter visitor


214.                      Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus; very common breeding resident

215.                      Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus; scarce passage migrant

216.                      Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi; scarce passage migrant

217.                      Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus; very common breeding resident

218.                      Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul; rare winter vagrant. NRR

219.                      Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis; Scarce winter visitor.

220.                      Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus; Rare winter vagrant. I record 2/02.

221.                      Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata; rare passage migrant. NRR

222.                      Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda; rare vagrant. One old record. NRR

223.                      Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula (parva) albicilla; very common winter visitor

224.                      Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva; common winter visitor

225.                      Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina; rare passage migrant. One old record. NRR

226.                      Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis; scarce passage migrant.

227.                      Bluethroat Luscinia svecica; scarce winter visitor

228.                      Oriental Magpie-robin Copsychus saularis; scarce breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

229.                      Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata; common breeding resident

230.                      Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros; very common winter visitor

231.                      Stoliczka's Bushchat Saxicola macrorhyncha; probably scarce passage migrant. Only record has been of two birds (first a male, then a female) consecutively during 2-4/01

232.                      Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura; common winter visitor

233.                      Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata; very common breeding resident

234.                      Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea; rare passage migrant Recent records 11/00 and 11/01

235.                      Brown Rockchat Cercomela fusca; scarce breeding resident

236.                      Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata; scarce winter visitor. Both picata and opisotoleuca races recorded

237.                      Rufous-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna; rare vagrant. One record 12/77. NRR

238.                      Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti; scarce winter visitor

239.                      Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina; scarce winter visitor

240.                      Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum; scarce resident

241.                      Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus; common passage migrant

242.                      Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris; common winter visitor

243.                      Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra; very common breeding resident

244.                      Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis; very common breeding resident (uses nestboxes)

245.                      Bank Mynah Acridotheres ginginianus; very common resident. Breeds locally

246.                      Jungle Mynah Acridotheres fuscus; rare visitor. One recent record 8/00

247.                      Sand Martin Riparia riparia; rare passage migrant

248.                      Plain Martin Riparia paludicola; common resident. Breeds locally

249.                      Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor; scarce visitor. Breeds locally

250.                      Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica; common winter visitor

251.                      Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii; scarce breeding mainly summer visitor

252.                      Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica; scarce winter visitor

253.                      Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola; scarce visitor

254.                      Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus; scarce resident

255.                      White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis; scarce visitor

256.                      Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer; very common breeding resident

257.                      Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani; formerly resident. NRR

258.                      Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsoni; rare visitor. One old record. NRR

259.                      Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis; common breeding resident

260.                      Plain Prinia Prinia inornata; common breeding resident

261.                      Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis; common breeding resident

262.                      Zitting Cisticola Zisticola juncidis; common breeding resident

263.                      Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus; scarce resident

264.                      Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata; rare winter visitor. Overlooked. NRR

265.                      Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola; scarce passage migrant

266.                      Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumeetorum; common passage migrant

267.                      Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus; formerly resident. NRR

268.                      Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata; scarce passage migrant

269.                      Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius; common breeding resident

270.                      Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita; very common winter visitor

271.                      Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus; scarce but regular passage migrant.

272.                      Brook's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus subviridis; scarce but regular winter visitor

273.                      Hume's Warbler Phlloscopus humei; very common winter visitor

274.                      Greenish Warbler Phlloscopus trochiloiudes; common passage migrant. Rare in winter.

275.                      Western Crowned Warbler Phlloscopus occipitalis; scarce but regular passage migrant.

276.                      Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense; scarce resident.

277.                      Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus; scarce resident

278.                      Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcomi; very common breeding resident

279.                      Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus; common resident

280.                      Greater Whitethroat Svlvia communis; scarce passage migrant. Recently 2/02

281.                      Siberian Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca blythi; very  common winter visitor

282.                      Hume's Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia altheae;  common winter visitor

283.                      Small Whitethroat Sylvia minula; rare and irregular passage migrant

284.                      Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris; scarce winter visitor.

285.                      Indian Bushlark Mrafra erythroptera; common breeding resident

286.                      Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica; scarce breeding resident

287.                      Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix grisea; common breeding summer visitor. Scarce in winter.

288.                      Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus; rare visitor. NRR

289.                      Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata; common winter visitor

290.                      Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla; very common winter visitor

291.                      Hume's Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris; common winter visitor

292.                      Crested Lark Galerida cristata; very common breeding resident

293.                      Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis; formerly winter visitor. NRR

294.                      Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula; common breeding resident

295.                      Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile; rare winter visitor

296.                      Purple Sunbird Nectarina asiatica; very common breeding resident

297.                      House Sparrow Passer domesticus; common breeding resident

298.                      Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis; scarce winter visitor

299.                      Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis; common breeding resident

300.                      White Wagtail Motacilla alba; common winter visitor

301.                      White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis; now rare visitor

302.                      Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola; scarce winter visitor

303.                      Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava; common winter visitor

304.                      Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi; rare passage migrant. One recent record 2/01

305.                      Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus; very common breeding resident

306.                      Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris; common winter visitor

307.                      Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii; scarce winter visitor

308.                      Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis; common winter visitor

309.                      Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis; common winter visitor

310.                      Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni; common winter visitor

311.                      Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus; scarce winter visitor

312.                      Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis; formerly scarce breeding visitor. Now rare visitor

313.                      Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar; scarce breeding summer visitor

314.                      Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus; scarce breeding summer visitor

315.                      Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus; 2 males in 1987 were presumably released

316.                      Red Avadavat Amandava amandava; common breeding resident

317.                      Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica; common breeding resident

318.                      Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata; now scarce resident. Formerly common

319.                      Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus; scarce passage migrant

320.                      White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti; scarce passage migrant.

321.                      House Bunting Emberiza striolata; rare winter visitor. NRR

322.                      Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps; rare passage migrant. One old record. NRR

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