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BIRDS LIST

Xenus cinerius

151. Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia

152. Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola

153. Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus

154. Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleuscos

155. Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis

156. Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

157. Spotted Redshank - Tringa enythropus

TURNSTONE AND CALIDRINES

158. Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres

159. Broad - billed Sandpiper - Limicola falcinellus

160. Ruff - Phillomachus pugnax

161. Great Knot - Calidris tenuirostris

162. Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea

STINTS

163. Long - toed Stint - Calidris subminuta

164. Little Stint - Calidris minuta

165. Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Eurynothynchus pygmaeus

166. Sanderling - Calidris alba

PAINTED - SNIPE, SNIPES AND WOOD COCK

167. Greater Painted - Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

168. Jack Snipe - Lymnocryptes minimus

169. Swinhoe's Snipe - Gallinago megala

170. Pintail Snipe - Gallinago stenura

171. Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago

172. Great Snipe - Gallinago media

173. Wood Snipe - Gallinago nemoricola

174. Eurasian Wood Cock - Scolopax rusticola

SKUAS

175. Pomarine Jaeger - Stercorarius pomarinus

176. Brown Skua - Catharacta antarctica

LARGE GULLS

177. Heuglin's Gull - Larus heuglini taimyrensis

178. `Steppe' Gull - Larus h. barabensis

179. Great Black - headed Gull - Larus ichthyaetus

SMALL GULLS

180. Slender - billed Gull - Larus genei

181. Brown - headed Gull - Larus brunnicephalus

182. Common Black -headed Gull - Larus ridibundus

TERNS

183. Little Tern - Sterna allbifrons pusilla

184. Common Tern - Sterna hirundo

185. White - Cheeked Tern - Sterna repressa

186. Black - bellied Tern

Sterna acuticauda

187. Gull - billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica

188. River Tern - Sterna aurantia

189. Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis

190. Lesser Crested Tern - Thalasseus bengalensis

191. Great Crested Tern - Thalasseus bergii

192. Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia

DARK TERNS

193. Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

194. White - Winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus

SANDGROUSE

195. Chestnut - bellied Sandgrouse - Pterocles exustus

196. Painted Sandgrouse - Pterocles indicus

ROCK PIGEONS AND IMPERAL - PIGEONS

197. Rock Pigeon - Columba livia

198. Green Imperial - Pigeon - Ducula aenea

199. Mountain Imperial - Pigeon - Ducula badla

200. Nilgiri Wood Pigeon - Columba elphinstonii

TURTLE - DOVES

201. Oriental Turtle - dove - Streptopelia orientalis

202. Laughing Dove - Streptopelia senegalensis

203. Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinesis

204. Eurasian Collared - dove - Streptopelia decaoto

EMERALD DOVE AND GREEN PIGEONS

205. Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica

206. Grey-fronted Green-Pigeon - Treron affinis

207. Orange-breasted Green-Pigeon - Treron bicinctus

208. Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon

Treron phoenicopterus cholorigaster

HANGING - PARROTS AND SMALLER PARAKEETS

209. Vernal Hanging - Parrot - Loriculus vernalis

210. Malabar Parakeet - Psittacula columboides

211. Plum - headed Parakeet - Psittacula cyanocephala

212. Rose - ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

213. Alexandrine Parakeet - Psittacula eupatria

SMALL CUCKOOS, CRESTED CUCKOO AND KOEL

214. Grey - bellied Cuckoo - Cacomantis passerinus

215. Bandeded Bay Cuckoo - Cacomantis sonneratii

216. Plaintine Cuckoo - Cacomantis merulinus

217. `Fork - tailed' Drongo - cuckoo - Surniculus dicruroides

218. Jacobin Cuckoo - Clamator jacobinus

219. Chestnut - winged Cuckoo - Clamator coromandus

220. Asian Koel - Eudynamys scolopaceus

221. Indian Cuckoo - Cuculus micropterus

222. Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus

223. Small Cuckoo - Cuculus poliocephalus

224. Large Hawk - cuckoo - Hierococcyx sparverioide s

225. Common Hawk - cuckoo - Hierococcyx varius

MALKOHAS AND COUCALS

226. Blue - faced Malkhoha - Phaenicophaeus viridirostris

227. Sirkeer Malkoha - Taccocua leschenaultii

228. Lesser Coucal - Centropus bengalensis

229. `Southern' Coucal - Centropus parroti

HAWK - OWLS

230. Brown Hawk - owl - Ninox scutulata

231. Ceylon Bay Owl - Phodilus assimillis

232. Common Barn - owl - Tyto alba

233. Eastern Grass - owl - Tyto longimembris

FISH - OWLS AND EAGLE - OWLS

234. Brown Fish - owl - Ketupa zeylonensis

235. Forest Eagle - owl - Bubo nipalensis

236. Indian Eagle - owl - Babo bengalensis

ASIO AND WOOD - OWLS

237. Short - eared Owl - Asio flammeus

238. Mottled Wood - owl - Strix ocellata

239. Brown wood - owl - Strix leptogrammica

SCOPS - OWLS

240. Indian Scops - owl - Otus bakkamoena

241. Oriental Scops - owl - Otus sunia S races

OWLETS

242. Spotted Owlet - Athene brama

243. Jungle Owlet - Glaucidium radiatum

244. Glaucidium radiatum- malabaricum

FROGMOUTH AND NIGHT JARS

245. Ceylon Frogmouth - Batrachostomus moniliger

246. Indian Jungle Nightjar - Caprimulgus indicus

247. Indian Little Nightjar - Caprimulgus asiaticus

248. Jerdon's Nightjar - Caprimulgus atripennis

249. Savanna Nightjar - Caprimulgus affinis

250. Great Eared - nightjar Earostopodus macrotis

TREESWIFT AND SWIFTS

251. Crested Treeswift - Hemiprocne corohata

252. Asian Palm - swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis

253. Indian Swiftlet - Aerodramus unicolor

254. Indian White-rumped Spinetail - Zoonavena sylvatica

255. Little Swift

Apus affinis

256. Pacific Swift - Apus Pacificus

257. Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba

258. Brown - throated Needletail - Hirundapus giganteus

HOOPOE, ROLLERS AND TROGOS

259 European Roller - Coracias garrulus

260 Indian Roller - Coracias b. benghalensis group

261 Dollarbird - Eurystomus orentalis

262 Common Hoopoe - Upupa epops ceylonensis

263. Malabar Trogan - Harpactes fasciatus

KING FISHERS

264. Stork-billed Kingfisher - Pelargopsis capehsis

265. Black-capped Kingfisher - Halcyon pileato

266. White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smymensis

267. Lesser pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis

268. Blue-eared kingfisher - Alcedo meninting

269. Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis

270. Black-backed Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx eithaca

271 Black-Backed Dwarf Kingfisher - Ceyx erithaca

BEE - EATERS

272. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater - Merops Leschenaulti

273. European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster

274. Blue-tailed Bee-eater - Merops philippinus

275. Little Green Bee-eater - Merops orientalis

276. Blue-beared Bee-eater - Nyctyornis athertoni

HORNBILLS

277. Malabar Grey Hornbill - Ocyceros griseus

278. Indian Grey Hornbill - Ocyceros birostris

279. Great Pied Hornbill - Buceros biconis

280. malabar Pied Hornbill - Anthracoceros coronatus

BARBETS

281. Coppersmith Barbet - Megalaima haemacephala

282. Malabar Barbet - Megalaima malabarica

283. White-checked Barbet - Megalaima viridis

284. Brown-headed Barbet - Megalaima zeylonica

WRYNECK, PICULETS AND SMALL PIED WOODPECKERS

285. Eurasian Wryneck - Jynx torquilla

286. Heart-spotted Woodpecker - Hemicircus canente

287. Speckled Piculet - Picumnus innominatus

288. Indian Pygmy Woodpecker - Dendrocopos nanus

289. Yellow-frontedPiedWoodpecker - Dendracopos mahrattensis

290. Streak-throated Woodpecker - Picus xanthopygaeus

291. Lesser Yellownape * Picus chlorolophus chloringaster wellsi

292. Rufous Woodpecker - Micropternaus brachyaurus

FLAMEBACKS AND LARGE WOODPECKERS

293. Common Flameback - Dinopium javanense

294. Black-rumped Flameback - Dinopium benghalense

295. White-bellied Woodpecker - Dryocopus javensis

296. White-naped Flameback * Chrysocolaptes Festivus

297. Greater Flameback - Chrysocolaptes lucidus

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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.