Birding in Bhopal

DESTINATIONS AND CHECKLISTS
A brief introduction to bird watching spots in and around Bhopal With respect to their location and importance. Checklist of birds also included.

Developed by

Bhopal Birds

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Bhopal Forest Division
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Contributions Suchitra Banerjee Sangeeta Rajgir Parag Bakshi M. Khalique Documentation Parag Bakshi Resource Persons
Following experts have contributed in the identification of the avian species from time to time through Bird Watching Camps and also helped to create an informal and formal group of birders in the city o Chinmay Rathore (IIFM Bhopal) o Kaustubh Sharma (BNHS) o Faiyaz Khudsar (Delhi University) o Lalit Sastri (The Hindu) o P M Lad (Bhopal) o Pratap Singh (WII, Dehradun) o R Sreenivas Murthy (Academy of Administration, Bhopal) o Sanjay Thakur (Kanha National Park) o Yogesh Dubey (IIFM Bhopal)

Conceived and Moderated by A K Bhattacharya

Contact Forest Department - DFO Bhopal (09424790550) Bhopal Birds - Chairperson (09827390167)
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shopping. d. Birding equipments binoculars and spotting scopes. b. For seeing many different ones at an easy place and experience the nature. Birding is also a good tool for the conservation education and the knowledge of the bird biodiversity of the area can help for the better planning. f. c. endangered birds. In situ facilitations hides. b. tree huts. d. Get the feeling of being first and of being able to discover things no one. This document has been developed with the help the Bhopal Birds Group to make the birding programme more effective and useful. birding is a major and popular activity. What should a birder look for? a. c. e. Resource persons and guides. (A K Bhattacharya) 3 . and other specialty birds are waiting for your list. Ecotourism aims at the conservation of the natural resource of the destination and the bird biodiversity is the indicator of the conservation. nature and little visited places will appeal you. has emerged as an excellent association of birders. Transportation to the birding and ecotourism sites. or only a few have seen before.Ecotourism and Birding Birding is one of the most vibrant ecotourism activities. landscape. both amateur and professional. Bird handbooks and checklists. a Bhopal based NGO. For the adventure of birding unspoiled and little visited places. For endemic birds. At all the ecotourism destinations of the world. For the diversity of bird life. Bhopal Birds Group of Environment Conservation Society. The MP Ecotourism Development Board plans to develop birding activity as one of significant the ecotourism products at all the destinations. Authentic information of birding places. and the group endeavours to provide effective platform for the promotion of the bird watching as a hobby as well as conservation education activity. What does the Board plan to provide? a. Birding in unspoiled.

For this reason. This document is based on the experience of both amateurs.e. the area covered by a spot is also described. Black Bellied Tern . These include following eight threatened bird species 1.Anastomus Oscitans Painted Stork .Grus antigone 4 . 5. 6. In all 204 species of birds have been authentically identified at ten identified birding destinations at Bhopal.Pseudibis Papillosa Bristled Grass Bird .Chaetornis striatus Darter Or Snake Bird . along with the information on their location and description. one can find different species of birds. where for definite reasons. All possible expertise was sought through a series of consultation and discussions to prepare the checklist of the birds. based on the observations over the last two years. Shahpura does not cover entire Shahpura but just the lake and its surrounding area. Such an area has been referred to as 'Birding area'. 4.Sterna acuticauda Black Ibis . But there are some other places too that are equally interesting for bird watching.Mycteria leucocephala Sarus Crane . This document presents the list of identified popular birding spots of Bhopal. and also experts and resource persons. i. Efforts have been made to prepare a checklist that provides maximum probability to spot a bird in a particular area. There are some spots like Van Vihar and Shahpura. 2. Bird watching camps and various visits to birding locations in a formal or informal way were utilized to identify birds and prepare the list.Anhinga melanogaster Open Bill Stork . 7. and the checklist for each birding spot. 3.Birding in Bhopal Beautiful landscape and greenery all around makes the city of Bhopal a suitable place for birding activities.

8. Dhanwantari Park (56 species) 7.Sultania Infantry (36 species) 5 . Bhadbhada (37 species) 10. Van Vihar (192 species) 2. White Ibis . Prempura Ghat (59 species) 6. Kerwa (105 species) 3. Shahpura (48 species) 9. Ekant Park (49 species) 8. Kaliasot (88 species) 4.Threskiornis melanocephalus Birding spots in Bhopal 1. Kolar (68 species) 5.

Cormorants and Water Hens. Many migratory birds arrive here during winters. Birding area of Van Vihar includes almost the entire area alongside the main road but prominently the bird sanctuary. Right from the gate you can start seeing Wagtails.SITE DESCRIPTIONS 1. This 495 hectares Park has tigers. Hoopoes. A good binocular enables you to see birds on the other side of the lake or flying above. As we move further. Prinias and as you enter the Park Warblers. that are always cherished by the birders. Van Vihar This park is located on a hill adjacent to the Upper Lake. Terns can be seen covering a large area over the lake. It is named as AVIARY. Van Vihar's richness in avifauna lies in the fact that in a single day about 40-50 bird species can be spotted. Wildlife watchers can view a variety of herbivorous and carnivorous species in the natural surroundings. bear. Coucals and bulbuls welcome you. water birds start appearing as you see Herons. A separate area has been allocated in the Park as bird's habitat that includes ponds. Pied Kingfishers hover above the water and Indian Rollers with their fantastic courtship displays provide moments. leopards and a wide variety of birds. crocodiles. bushes and grasslands that attract birds. 6 .

Black dotted area is the birding area of Van Vihar 7 .

Area from stop dam till Bull mother farm connecting Kerwa road. Moreover. Kaliasot . 3. 8 . Kaliasot Kaliasot. Situated at a distance of about 10 kms. peacocks call frequently around this place. 4. Kerwa: area includes the dam.2. provides a good opportunity to see wide variety of birds. Kerwa Kerwa Dam is one of the most popular picnic spots of Bhopal. about 40 kms from Bhopal is a treat to visit in monsoons with lush green carpet spread all over and water streams flowing at different places. Area around nursery has woodpeckers and fantail flycatchers and a large eucalyptus tree provides resting place to Indian roller. nursery and nearby areas around water. Black shouldered kite can be seen over WALMI with its hovering flight. During winters. Birding area includes road from dam to the nursery and area around the flowing water. Birding area starts from the stop dam where you can see lots of swifts and martins till the bull mother farm. the reservoir has a catchments area of about 69 sq km Kaliasot and Kerwa reservoirs have been constructed to meet the water demands of Bhopal city during dry seasons. Kolar Dam Kolar Dam. Nightjars can be heard. Kerwa is home to mottled wood owl. again with catchments area of 17 sq km and a large forest area. Bird watching in Kerwa demands patience and time. the first sighting of Stork billed kingfisher is from this very place. During monsoon. we hadn't seen but their frequent calls are helpful to identify them. Your checklist on a given day does not add to more birds but you get to see crested serpent eagle sitting on a strong branch or Egyptian vulture flying above. Forest is dense and provides home to woodpeckers and owlets.

Prempura Ghat If you don't want to spend 50 bucks to enter Van Vihar. Further moving to Kathotiya is a bumpy ride through a kachha road. Birding area of Prempura Ghat: Area next to Van Vihar used for idol immersion. Not many birds as far as count is concerned have been seen here but many species found in Van Vihar can be easily spotted. A bund in between provides a good site to watch birds especially jacanas. long 9 . Terns are common and pied kingfisher pair can be seen almost on any given day near the Ghat. on the way provides a parking place. This place is famous for adventure sports. Leela resort.many terrestrial migratory birds like flycatchers and wagtails arrive here. Birding area of Prempura Ghat starts right from the turn to Ghat from Bhadbhada main road towards Van Vihar. 5. bulbul etc can be seen here including magpie robin. Local bird sellers catch plum headed parakeets from this forest. Pipits and larks can be seen here on the rocky areas. Basically used for idol immersion. a large number of cormorants can be seen in groups crossing this area. Dhanwantri Park Located in BHEL area. Now days. Almost all the common birds like Mynah. Dhanwantri Park is famous for hundreds of varieties of roses and different seasonal flowers. 6. this place attracts a lot of water birds. Birding area comprises of complete park area including grassland towards the medical ground. They generally cross over Prempura Ghat to reach Van Vihar. You can also find open bill storks sometimes in the evening again moving towards Van Vihar. Prempura Ghat provides an alternative.

tailed shrike and babblers. Ekant Park Ekant Park. 7. kingfishers and herons can be easily spotted. it's a breeding place of many resident birds. Bar headed geese was also seen here. Again. Shahpura Shahpura Lake provides a great habitat to different water and migratory birds next only to Van Vihar. Nest of bulbul. 8. A small water body attracts herons. morning hrs is best to watch birds in this area. terns. spread in area of about 26 ha is a small forest in itself. Cormorants. purple sunbird and silver bill munia are fairly common. There are many trails for birders that criss cross the park area. 10 . With all major garden trees and a large area of bamboo plantations. Birding area is area near the lake. egrets and other waders and the wooded area attracts flycatchers. Local fishermen are proving to be a threat to these birds as there have been reports that they use poison to kill these birds. This park is a permanent home of rose ringed parakeets and Koel.

Best time is morning as there is less traffic during this time. 10. Sultania Infantry Beautiful lush green grass and small ponds along with a large variety of trees make this area an ideal birding spot. 11 . The trail leads to lawns and ponds beautifully landscaped with different species of plants all around.9. This place attracts many water birds and has colonies of swifts and martins. Peafowls can be seen in the lawns with much ease than any other place. Summer migrants like Pied crested cuckoo is also common. Bhadbhada Once a great spot to visit during monsoon. this place has totally changed after the construction of new roads and connecting bridges. Myna's clutter can be heard anytime of the day as you walk by. Birding area is the complete wetland along the bridge.

204 Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Alexandrine Parakeet (Psittacula eupatria) Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba) Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark (Eremopterix risea) Ashy Prinia ( Prinia socialis) Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea) Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) Asian Pied Myna (Sturnus contra linnaeus) Bar Headed Goose (Anser indicus ) Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Bay Backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) Black Bellied Tern (Sterna acuticauda) Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis) Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus vieillot) Black Headed Cuckoo Shrike (Coracena melanopetra) Resident (1-12) Local Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (3-9) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-14) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Local Migratory (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 12 .DESTINATION WISE SIGHTING OF BIRDS LEGEND FOR BIRDING DESTINATIONS Van Vihar Kerwa Kaliasot Kolar Prempura Ghat Dhanwantari Ekant Park Shahpura Bhadbhada Sultania Infantry A B C D E F G H I J LEGEND FOR SIGHTING MONTHS (SM) (++ shows the presence of the bird) JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total Count of Bird Species .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Resident (10-6) Resident (1-12) Local Migratory (10-5) Black Redstart Migratory (Phoenicurus ochruros) (10-5) Black Shouldered Kite Resident (Elanus caeruleus) (1-12) Black Shouldered Woodpecker Resident (Chrysocolaptes festivus) (1-12) Black Tailed Godwit Migratory (Limosa limosa) (10-5) Black Winged Stilt Resident (Himantopus himantopus) (1-12) Blue Cheeked Bee Eater Migratory (Merops persicus pallas) (10-4) Blue Rock Pigeon Resident (Columba livia Gmelin) (1-12) Blue Rock Thrush Migratory (Monticola solitarius) (10-4) Blue Tailed Bee eater Local (Merops philippinus) Migratory (10-5) Blue Throat Migratory (Luscinia svecica) (11-4) Blyths Reed Warbler Migratory (Acrocephalus dumetorum blyth)` (10-4) Booted Eagle Migratory (Hieraaetus pennatus) (10-4) Booted Warbler Migratory (Hipplais pennatus) (10-4) Brahminy Shelduck Migratory (Tadorna ferruginea) (10-15) Brahminy Starling Resident (Sturnus pagodarum) (1-12) Brain Fever Resident (Hierococcyx varius vahl ) (1-12) Bristled Grass Bird Local (Chaetornis striatus) Migratory (----) Bronze Winged Jacana Resident (Metopidious indicus) (1-12) Brown Capped Pigmy Woodpecker Resident (Dendrocopos nanus) (1-12) Brown Headed Gull Migratory (Larus brunnicephalus) (10-4) Black Ibis (Pseudibis Papillosa) Black Lored Yellow Tit (Parus xanthogenys) Black Naped Monarch Flycatcher (Hypothymis azurea) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 13 .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Brown Rock Chat (Cercomela fusca) Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) Chestnut Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus) Chestnut Headed Bee Eater (Merops leschenaulti) Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola pallas) Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos) Common Babbler (Turdoides caudatus) Common Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator) Common Coot (Fulica atra linnaeus) Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) Common Grey Quail (Coturnix coturnix) Common Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus) Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) Common Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) Common Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Local Migratory (9-6) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-5) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-6) Migratory ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ Migratory ++ (10-4) Resident ++ (1-12) ++ ++ ++ 14 .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) Common Teal (Anus creeca linnaeus) Common Wood shrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) Cotton Teal (Nettapus coromandelianus) Crested Bunting (Melophus lathami) Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) Crested Tree Swift (Hemiprocne coronata) Darter Or Snake Bird (Anhinga melanogaster ) Dusky Crag Martin (Hirundo concolor) Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla ) Franklins Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis) Franklins Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii) Gadwall (Anas strepera) Garganey (Anas querquedula) Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) Golden Backed Woodpecker (Dinopium benghalense) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-5) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-15) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-15) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Resident (1-12) Resident (3-7) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-6) Resident (1-12) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 15 .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Great Tit (Parus major linnaeus) Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis) Greater Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) Greenish Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides ) Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Grey Headed Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis) Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea linnaeus) Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris) Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea tunstall ) Hoopoe (Upupa epops) House Crow (Corvus splendens) House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) House Swift (Apus affinis) Humes Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) Indian Bush Lark (Mirafra erythropetra blyth) Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fusicollis stephens) Indian Courser (Corsorius coromandelicus) Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus) Indian Jungle Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus) Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata) Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Indian Tree Pie (Dendrocitta Vagabunda) Iora (Aegithina tiphia) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (1-12) Migratory (10-6) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (1-12) Resident (9-6) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-6) Resident (1-12) Migratory (9-6) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 16 .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Isabeline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striatus) Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhyncos wagler) Jungle Prinia (Prinia sylvatica jerdon) Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) Large Cormorant (Phalacorax carbo) Large Cuckoo Shrike (Coracina macei ) Large Egret (Cosmerodius albus) Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcolmi) Laughing Dove (Streptopelia Senegalensis) Lesser Whistling Teal (Dendrocygna javanica) Lesser White Throat (Sylvia curruca) Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Niger) Little Egret (Egretta garzeta) Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) Little Green Heron (Butorides Striatus) Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)` Long Tailed Shrike (Lanius schach linnaeus) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Marsh Harrier (Circus Aeruginosus) Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) Median Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia) Mottled Wood Owl (Strix ocellata) Night Heron (Nyticorax nyticorax ) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-5) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-6) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-6) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-5) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 17 .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Northern Pintail (Anas acuta linnaeus) Open Bill Stork (Anastomus Oscitans) Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) Oriental Tree Pipit (Anthus hodgosoni richmond) Oriental White Eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Paddy Field Pipit (Anthus rufulus vieillot ) Paddy Field Warbler (Acrecephalus agricola) Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) Pariah Kite (Milvus migrans) Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Pheasant Tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus) Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) Pied Crested Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)` Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata) Plum Headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala) Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii) Purple Heron (Aredea purpurea linnaeus) Purple Moorhen (Porphyrio porphyrio) Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica) Red Breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula para) Red Collared Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica) Red Crested Pochard (Rhodonesa rufina) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-6) Resident (1-12) Migratory (----) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-6) Migratory (6-10) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-3) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 18 .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Red Munia (Amandave amandava) Red Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) Red Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) River Tern (Sterna aurantia) Rose Ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri ) Roufous TailedFinch Lark (Ammomanes phoenicurus) Sarus Crane (Grus antigone) Shikra (Accipiter badius) Shoveller (Anas clypeata) Silver Billed Munia (Lonchura malabarica) Small Blue Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Small Green Bee-Eater (Merops orientalis) Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus) Spot Billed Duck (Anus poecilorhyncha) Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) Spotted Munia (Lonchura puctulata) Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) Stork Billed Kingfisher (Halcyon capensis) Streak Throated Swallow (Hirundo fluvicola blyth) Sulpher Bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus) Sykes Crested Lark (Galerida deva) Temmincks Stint (Claridris temminckii) Thick Billed Flower Pecker (Dicaeum agile) Migratory (10-5) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (9-5) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 19 .

Common Name (Scientific Name) Status (SM) A B C D E F G H I J Tickells Blue Flycatcher (Cyorns tickelliae) Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina) Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus) White Bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens) White Bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropygius) White Breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smrnensisy) White Breasted Water Hen (Amourornis phoenicurus) White Browed Fantail Fly Catcher (Rhipidura aureola lesson)` White Browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis gmelin) White Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) White Necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus) White Rumped Munia (Lochura striata) White Stork (Ciconia Ciconia) White Wagtail (Motacilla alba linnaeus) Wigeon (Anas penelope) Wire Tailed Swallow (Hirundo simthii leach) Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) Yellow Eyed Babbler (Chrysomma sinense) Yellow Fronted Pied Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis) Yellow Throated Sparrow (Petronia xanthocollis) Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava linnaeus) Yellow Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Resident (1-12) Migratory (10-5) Migratory (10-4) Resident (1-12) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ 20 .

Kazmierczak Krys and Ber van Parlo (2003). The Book of Indian Birds. Vol XII. Pica Press. Oxford University Press.References Ali Salim (1979). Ali Salim (2000). A Field Guide to the Birds of India. BNHS. UK.(Thirteenth Edition revised) Grimmett R and Inskipp Tim (2003). 21 . Mumbai. Ali Salim (2002). BNHS & OUP . Oxford University Press. The Book of Indian Birds. Vol XI. The Book of Indian Birds. BNHS. Birds of Northern India. Oxford University Press. Mumbai.

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