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BIRDS LIST

GREBE

1. Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

SHEARWATER-

2. Streaked Shearwater- Colenectris leucomelas

PELICAN

3. Spot-billed Pelican - Pelecanus philippensis

CORMORANTS

4. Indian Shag - Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

5. Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

6. Little Cormorant - Phalacrocorax niger

DARTER

7. Oriental Darter - Anhinga melanogaster

BOOBIES

8. Masked Booby - Sula dactylatra

FRIGATE BIRD

9. Lesser Frigate bird - Fregata ariel

EGRETS

10. Western Reef- heron - Egretta gularis

11. Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

12. Great Egret - Egretta alba

13. Intermediate Egret - Egretta intermedia

14. Eastern Cattle Egret - Bubulcus coromandus

HERONS

15. Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea

16. Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea

POND AND NIGHT HERONS

17. Indian Pond-heron - Ardeola grayii

18. Malayan Night-heron - Gorsachius melanolophus

19. Black-crowned Night-heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

20. Striated Heron - Butorides striata

BITTERNS

21. Black Bittern - Dupetor flavicollis

22. Chestnut Bittern - Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

23. Yellow Bittern - Ixobrychus Sinensis

24. Eurasian Bittern - Botaurus stellaris

STORKS

25. Asian openbill - Anastomus oscitans

26. White Stork - Ciconia ciconia

27. Wooly-necked Stork - Ciconia episcopus

28. Painted Stork - Mycteria leucocephala

29. Black stork - Ciconia nigra

30. Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

IBISES AND SPOONBILL

31. Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus

32. Black headed Ibis - Threskiomis melanoceohalus

33. Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia

34. Indian Black Ibis * - Pseudibis papillosa

ADJUTANT

35. Lesser Adjutant - Leptoptillos javanicus

FLAMINGO

36. Greater flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus

GEESE

37. Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus

WHISTLING-DUCK

38. Fulvos Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna bicolor

39. Lesser whistling-duck - Dendrocygna javanica

SHELDUCK

40. Ruddy Shelduck - Tadoma ferruginea

PERCHING DUCK

41. Comb Duck - Sarkidiomis melanotos

DABBLING DUCKS

42. Common Teal - Anas crecca

43. Garganey - Anas querquedula

44. Gadwall - Anas strepera

45. Eurasian Wigeon - Anas penelope

46. Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata

47. Northern Pintail - Anas acuta

48. Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha

BAY DUCK

49. Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula

50. Common pochard - Aythya ferina

51. Red-crested pochard - Netta rufina

COTTON TEAL

52. Cotton Teal - Nettapus coromandelianus

KI TES

53. Black- winged Kite - Elanus caerules

54. Brahmany Kite - Haliastur indus

55. Black Kite

Milvus migrans migrans/govinda

BAZAS

56. Jerdon's Baza - Aviceda jerdoni

57. Black Baza - Aviceda leuphotes

ACCIPITERS PERCHED

58. Besra sparrowhawk - Accipiter virgatus

59. Shikra - Accipiter badius

60. Eurasian sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus nisosimilis

61. Crested Goshawk - Accipiter trivirgatus

BUTEO BUZZARDS

62. Steppe Buzzard - Buteo buteo vulpinus

63. Long-legged Buzzard - Buteo rufinus

64. Oriental Honey-buzzard - Pemis ptilorhyncus

65. White-eyed Buzzard - Butastur teesa

EAGLES

66. Crested Serpent-eagle - Spilornis cheela

67. Short-toed Eagle - Circaetus gallicus

68. Rufous-bellied Eagle - Hieraaetus kienerii

69. Booted Eagle - Hieraaetus pennatus

70. Bonellis Eagle - Hieraaetus fasciatus

71. Mountain Hawk-eagle - Spizaetus nipalensis

72. Crested Hawk -eagle - Spizaetus cirrhatus *

73. Black Eagle - Ictinaetus malayensis

AQUILA EAGLES PERCHED

74. Indian Spotted Eagle * - Aquila hastata

75. Tawny Eagle - Aquila rapax

76. Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis

77. Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

78. Grey-Headed Fish Eagle - Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus

79. Lesser Fish Eagle - Ichthyophaga humilis

80. White-bellied Sea-eagle - Haliaeetus leucogaster

VULTURES

81. White-rumped Vulture - Gyps bengalensis

82. Indian Vulture * - Gyps indcus

83. Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus

84. Red-headed Vulture - Aegypius Calvus

HARRIERS

85. Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus

86. Pallid Harrier - Circus macrourus

87. Pied Harrier - Circus melanoleucos

88. Hen harrier - Circus cyaneus

89. Western Marsh Harrier - Circus aeruginosus

KESTRELS

90. Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni

91. Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

FALCONS

92. Oriental Hobby - Falco severus

93. Amur Falcon - Falco amurensis

94. Red-headed falcon - Falco chicquera

FALCONS

95. Peregrine (shaheen) falcon

Falco peregrinus peregrinator

96. Peregrine falcon - Falco peregrinus calidus

97. Laggar falcon * - Falco jugger

FRANCOLINS

98. Grey Francolin * - Francolinus pondicerianus

99. Painted Francolin * - Francolinus pictus

QUAILS

100. Common Quail - Coturnix coturnix

101. Rain Quail - Coturnix Coromandelica

102. Painted Bush-quail * - Perdicula erythrorhyncha

103. Blue-breasted Quail - Coturnix chinensis

104. Jungle Bush-quail * - Perdicula asiatica

105. Rock Bush-quail * - Perdicula argondah

BUTTONQUAILS

106. Barred Buttonquail - Turnix suscitator

107. Yellow-legged Buttonquail - Turnix tanki

108. Small Buttonquail - Turnix Sylvaticus

SPUR FOWL AND JUNGLE FOWL

109. Red Spurfowl - Galloperdix spadicea

110. Painted Spurfowl - Galloperdix lunulata

111. Grey Junglefowl - Gallus sonneratii

PEAFOWL

112. Indian Peafowl - Pavo cristatus

BUSTARDS

113. Lesser Florican - Sypheotides indicus

114. Great Indian Bustard - Ardeotis nigricepas

RAILS

115. Slaty - breasted Rail - Rallus striatus

116. `Eastern' Baillon's Crake - Porzana pusilla

117. Slaty - legged Crake - Rallina eurizonoides

118. Ruddy - breasted Crake - Porzana fusca

GALLINULE AND COOT

119. White - breated Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus

120. Watercock - Gallicrex cinerea

121. Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus

122. Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

123. Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra

PAINTED - SNIPE, CRAB - PLOVER OYSTERCATCHER AND JACANAS

124. Crab - Plover - Dromas ardeola

125. Pied Avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta

126. Black - winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

127. Eurasian Oystercatcher - Harmatopus osteralegus

128. Bronze - winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus

129. Pheasamt - tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus

COURSERS, PRATINCOLES AND THICK - KNEES

130. Collared Pratincole - Glareola pratincola

131. Oriental Pratincole - Glareola maldivarum

132. Small Pratincole - Glareola lactea

133. Jerdon's Courser - Rhinoptilus bitorquatus

134. Indian Courser - Cursorius coromandelicus

135. Great Thick - knee - Esacus recurvirostris

136. Indian Stone - curlew - Burhinus indicus

LAPWINGS

137. Red - wattled Lapwing - Vanellus indicus

138. Yellow - wattled Lapwing - Vanellus mlabaricus

139. Grey - headed Lapwing - Vanellus cinereus

PLOVERS

140. Grey Plover

Pluialis squatarola

141. Pacific Golden Plover - Pluvialis fulva

142. Greater Sand Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii

143. Lesser Sand Plover - Charadrius mongolus

144. Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius curonicus

145. Charadrius dubius jerdoni

146. Kentish Plover - Charadrius a. alexandrinus

CURLEWS AND GODWITS

147. Eurasian Curlew - Numenius arquata

148. Whimbrel - Nemenius phaeopus

149. Bar - tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica

TRINGINE SANDPIPERS

150. Terek Sandpiper

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Eldhose K V

Eldhose K.V is an ardent and experienced ornithologist residing in Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary in Central Kerala .He focuses on birding in whole of SouthIndia and he has been leading bird tours since 1999.His birding experience go back to his childhood when he was inspired by Dr.Salim Ali's book,"Birdsof Kerala".What started of a hobby grew to an intense passion.

In 1999,Eldhose had the opportunity to assist in the production of the BBC series,"Life of Birds".He identified the habitat and three nests of the elusive RufuosWoodpecker.In appreciation of his knowledge and effort ,Sir David Attenburough giftedEldhose with a pair of binoculars and that started off a profession in birding.

The previous sixteen years of birding were done without any visual aids.This enhanced his capability to identify birds by their calls.Eldhose is an expert in tracking birds by their calls.His dream project is to develop bird habitat by planting ficus trees in rich birding area.