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South India

Description

The Region

The term South India demarcates a geographical region comprising of the Southern Part of the Great Indian peninsula. It comprises the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. In this region our primary focus is on the southern part of The Western Ghats, which runs astride Karnataka and Kerala with a portion of Tamil Nadu in between. This range of hills rise from the West coast to an altitude of up to 2500 m . Birdlife International has recognized it as one of the most important Endemic Bird Areas in Asia. It holds 20 endemic species from India, as well as another 15 species common with Sri Lanka. Most of this region is seldom visited by birders. The habitat comprises Sea beaches, inland waterways, lakes, evergreen forests, dry deciduous forests, scrub land, and grasslands. Around 550 species can be seen .The focus of our birding tours to this area as on now is the Western Ghats birding circuit starting at the town of Bangalore in Karnataka and extending to Govindperi ( Kalakkad) spilling into Tamil Nadu on Kerala’s southern border. Through several hot spots, looking for endemic species, and South Indian specialties. We have also included several lesser known sites..
The following Birding sites are included:-

Kerala Circuit.

Kerala, a little sliver of land at the tip of the Indian peninsula, the land of the green magic, is a region of tropical forests, grasslands, rivers, lakes & lagoons which manifests in the huge bio-diversity of its flora & fauna. The abundant rainfall and the excessive humidity are responsible for the effects of climate and greenery which is the most distinctive part of Kerala compared to neighbouring states. Kerala is home to nearly 500 species of birds, of which 16 are endemic. Spread across the state’s forests & backwaters are some of the best birding places found anywhere in South Asia
Most birding hot spots in Kerala are in the periphery of wildlife sanctuaries and national Parks. There are exciting resorts and forest lodges near these birding areas. We have taken care to formulate the itineraries taking into consideration density of bird life and comfortable accommodation and excellent tour leaders who are renowned the world over for their local birding knowledge. We have also identified less well known places which make for excellent birding destinations, notably in the Kalakkad-Mundanthurai region and Arippa near Trivandrum.

Parambikulam, on the borders with Tamil Nadu.

Munnar, Eravikulam National Park, & Chinar WLS

Periyar

Kumarakom

Thattekad ( Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary)

Govindperi ( Kalakakd-Mundanthrai National Park)

Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekad

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, also known as the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in honour of the pre-eminent birder of all times in India, is located two hour’s drive from the port city of Kochi, near Kothamanagalam in Ernakulam district, on the northern bank of the Periyar river. The sanctuary was notified in 1983 based on a recommendation made by Dr. Salim Ali many years previously. He described Thattekad in the 1930′s as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India, comparable only with the Eastern Himalayas. Much

Itineraries

Birding Tour to South India

Highlights: This is a tour specifically designed to sight all the endemics of the Western Ghats as well as most of the South Indian endemics. The tour covers the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary at Thattekkad, the rain forests at Periyar, the high altitude cloud forests at Munnar, the highlands of Ooty, the magnificent forests at Masinagudi .

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Birding Tour to South India and the Andaman Islands

Day 1 : Chennai- Port Blair
Arrive Chennai morning – Fly to Port Blair (last flight out 10:05 am). Check into Bay Island. Meet & assist at the airport. We will bird around Mount Harriet National Park, a tropical moist evergreen forest. Should sight Andaman Woodpecker, Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Cuckoo Dove , Andaman Crake, Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Dollarbird, Collared Kingfisher, Brown Coucal, Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Pintail Snipe, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Andaman Treepie , Black-naped Oriole Andaman Drongo, Orange-headed Thrush, Olive backed Sunbird, White-headed Starling.

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Bird List

 

CHECK LIST – SOUTH INDIA BIRDING

Grebes
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus Ruficollis)
Spot-Billed Pelican (Pelecanus phillippensis)
Cormorants & Snake-birds
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis)
Indian Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscicollis)
Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger)
Darter (Anhinga rufa melanogaster)
Herons, Egrets & Bitterns
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea rectirostris)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea manilensis)
Great Egret (Casmerodius albs)
Little Heron (Butorides striatus)
Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii grayii)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis coromandus)
Intermediate Egret (Mesophoyx intermedia)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
Western Reef Egret (Egretta gularis schistacea)
Black crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax)
Malayan Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus melanolophus)
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)
Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnamomeus)
Yellow Bittern (lxobrychus sinensis sinensis)
Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis flavicollis)
Storks
Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala)
Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)
Wooly-Necked Stork (Ciconia episcopus episcopus)
Ibises & Spoonbills
Black-Headed Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopica melanocephalus)
Black Ibis (Pseudibis papillosa paillosa)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus falcinellus)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia major)

Flamingos
Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
Ducks & Geese
Bar-Headed Goose (Anser indicus)
Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Common Teal (Anas crecca crecca)
Spot-Billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha poecilorhyncha)
Garganey (Anas querquedula)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Cotton Pygmy Goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)
Comb Duck (Sarkidiornis melanotos melanotos)
Hawks & Vultures
Black-Shouldered Kite (Elanus caeruleus vociferus)
Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes leuphotes)
Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus ruficollis)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans govinda)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus Indus)
Shikra (Accipiter badius badius)
Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus peninsulae)
Eurasian Sparrow-Hawk (Accipiter nisus nisosimilis)
Besra (Accipiter virgatus besra)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo japonicus)
Mountain Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus nipalensis kelaarti)
Changeable Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus cirrhatus cirrhatus)
Bonelli’s Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus fasciatus)
Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
Rufous-Bellied Eagle (Hieraaetus kienerii kienerii)
Black Eagle (lctinaetus malayensis perniger)
Grey-Headed Fish Eagle (Icthyophaga ichthyaetus ichthyaetus)
Red-Headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)
Long-Billed Vulture (Gyps indicus indicus)
White-Rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis)
Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus ginginianus)
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos)
Eurasian Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus aeruginosus)
Short-Toed snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus gallicus)
Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela melanotis)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus haliaetus)
Falcons
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus japonensis)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus peregrinator)
Oriental Hobby (Falco severus rufipedoides)
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus )
Pheasants, Partridges, Quails
Grey Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus pondicerianus)
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica vidali)
Rock Bush Quail (Perdicula argoondah salimalii)
Painted Bush Quail (Perdicula erythrorhyncha erythrorhyncha)
Travencore Red Spurfowl (Galloperdix spadicea stewarti)
Grey Jungle fowl (Gallus Sonneratii)
Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus Linnaeus)
Bustard – Quails
Yellow-Legged Buttonquail (Turnix tanki tanki)
Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator taigoor)
Rails & Coots
Slaty-Legged Crake (Rallina eurizonoides amauroptera)
Ruddy-Breasted Crake (Porzana fusca zeylonica)
White-Breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Watercock (Gallicrex cinerea)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus indica)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
Common Coot (Fulica atra atra)
Jacanas
Pheasant Tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)
Bronze Winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus)
Stilts, Avocets
Black Winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus himantopus)
Stone Curlews, Thick-Knees
Eurasian Thick Knee (Burhinus oedicnemus indicus)
Coursers, Pratincoles
Indian Courser (Cursorius coromandelicus)
Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum)
Small Praticole (Glareola lactea)
Plovers
Red Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus indicus)
Yellow-Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malarbaricus)
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii leschenaultii)
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius curonicus)
Indian Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius jerdoni)
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus alexandrinus)
Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus atrifons)
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus phaeopus)
Eurasian Culew (Numenius arquata orientalis)
Black-Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa orientalis)
Bar-Tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica lapponica)
Common Redshank (Tringa totanus totanus)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Nordmann’s Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Terek Sandpiper (Tringa cinereus)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos hypoleucos)
Wood Snipe (Gallinago nemoricola)
Pintail Snipe (Gallinago stenura)
Common (Gallinago Gallinago gallinago)
Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii)
Gulls , Terns
Brown-Headed Gull (Larus brunnicephalus)
Black-Headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus indica)
Gull-Billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)
River Tern (Sterna aurantia)
White-Winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)
Sandgrouse
Pompadour Green Pigeon (Treron pompadora affinis)
Orange-Breasted Green Pigeon (Trenon bicincta bicincta)
Yellow-Footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera chlorigaster)
Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducula aenea sylvatica)
Mountain Imperial Pigeon (Ducula badia cuprea)
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia intermedia)
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon (Columba elphinstonii)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis suratensis)
Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis cambayensis)
Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica salimalii)
Parrots
Rose-Ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri manillensis)
Plum-Headed Parakeet (Psittacula cyanocephala)
Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides)
Vernal Hanging Parrot (Loriculus vernalis vernalis)
Cuckoos
Chestnut-Winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus)
Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus)
Common Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius)
Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
Large Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx sparverioides)
Lesser Cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
Banded Bay Cuckoo (Cacomantis sonneratii)
Grey-Bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerinus)
Drongo-Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris dicruroides )
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)
Blue-Faced Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris)
Sirkeer Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii)
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis parroti)
Owls
Barn Owl, (Tyto alba stertens)
Oriental bay Owl (Phodilus badius ripleyi)
Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia)
Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena)
Spot-Bellied Eagle Owl (Bubo nipalensis)
Brown Fish Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis)
Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum malabaricum)
Brown Hawk Owl (Ninox scutulata hirsuta)
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)
Mottled Wood Owl (Strix ocellata)
Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica indranee)
Frogmouths
Sri Lanka Frogmouth (Batrachostomus moniliger)
Nightjars
Great-Eared Nightjar (Eurostopodus macrotis bourdilloni)
Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus)
Jerdon’s Nightjar (Caprimulgus atripennis)
Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus)
Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis monticola)
Swifts
Indian Swiftlet (Collocalia unicolor)
Brown-Backed Needletail (Hirundapus giganteus)
White-Rumped Spinetail (Zoonavena sylvatica)
Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba)
Fork-Tailed Swift (Apus pacificus)
House Swift (Apus affinis)
Asian Palm Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis)
Crested Swifts
Crested Tree Swift (Hemiprocne coronata)
Trogons
Malabar Trogon (Harpactes fasciatus malabaricus)
Kingfishers
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis travancoreensis)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis taprobana)
Blue-Eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting coltarti)
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithacus)
Stork-Billed Kingfisher (Halcyon capensis)
White-Throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis fusca)
Black-Capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata)
Bee-eaters
Chestnut Headed Bee eater (Merops leschenaulti)
Blue Tailed Bee eater (Merops philippinus)
Green Bee eater (Merops orientalis)
Blue Bearded Bee eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)
Rollers
Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis indica)
Dollar Bird (Eurystomus orientalis laetior)
Hoopoes
Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops ceylonensis)
Hornbills
Indian Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros birostris)
Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus)
Malabar Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)
Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis homrai)
Barbets
Brown-Headed Barbet (Megalaima zeylanica inornata)
White-Cheeked Barbet (Megalaima viridis)
Crimson-Fronted Barbet (Megalaima rubricapilla malabarica)
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala indica)
Woodpeckers
Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla torquilla)
Speckled Piculet (Picumnus innominatus malayorum)
Rufous Woodpecker (Celeus brachyurus jerdonii)
Streak-Throated Woodpecker (Picus xanthopygaeus)
Lesser yellownape (Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster)
Black-Rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense tehminae)
Common Flameback (Dinopium javanense malabaricum)
White-Bellied Woodpecker (Dryocopus javensis hodgsonii)
Yellow-Crowned Woodpecker (Dendrocopos mahrattensis mahrattensis)
Brown-Capped Pigmy Woodpecker (Dendrocopos nanus cinereigula)
Heart-Spotted Woodpecker (Hemicircus canente)
White-Naped Woodpecker (Chrysocolaptes festivus)
Greater Flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus chersonesus)
Pittas
Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura brachura)
Larks
Rufous-Winged Bush-Lark (Mirafra assamica affinis)
Ashy-Crowned Sparrow Lark (Eremopterix grisea)
Rufous-Tailed Lark (Ammomanes phoenicurus testaceus)
Malabar Lark (Galerida malabarica )
Syke’s Lark (Galerida deva)
Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula australis)
Swallows
Eurasian Crag Martin (Hirundo rupestris)
Dusky Crag Martin (Hirundo concolor concolor)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica gutturalis)
Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica domicola)
Wire-Tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii filifera)
Streak-Throated Swallow (Hirundo fluvicola)
Red-Rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica erythropygia)
Shrikes
Bay-Backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus vittatus)
Long-Tailed Shrike (Lanius schach caniceps)
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus cristatus)
Orioles
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus kundoo)
Black-Naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis diffusus)
Black-Hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus xanthornus)
Drongos
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)
Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus longicaudatus)
White-Bellied Drongo (Dicrurus caerulescens)
Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus aeneus)
Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus)
Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo (Dicrurus paradiseus)
Swallow-Shrikes
Ashy Wood Swallow (Artamus fuscus)
Starlings & Mynas
Chestnut-Tailed Starling (Sturnus malabaricus)
Blyth’s Myna (Sturnus malabaricus blythii )
Brahminy Starling (Sturnus pagodarum)
Rosy Starling (Sturnus roseus)
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Southern Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa indica)
Crows, Tree Pies
Rufous Tree Pie (Dendrocitta vagabunda parvula)
White-Bellied Tree Pie (Dendrocitta leucogastra)
House Grow (Corvus splendens protegatus)
Large-Billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos culminatus)
Cuckoo-Shrikes & Minivets
Bar-Winged Flycatcher Shrike (Hemipus picatus)
Large Wood Shrike (Tephrodornis virgatus sylvicola)
Common Wood Shrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus)
Large Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina macei)
Black-Headed Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina melanoptera sykesi)
Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus flammeus)
Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus divaricatus)
Small Minivet (Pericrocotus cinnamomeus malabaricus)
White-Bellied Minivet (Pericrocotus erythropyguius erythropyguius)
Fairy Bluebird, lora, Leaf-Birds
Common lora (Aegithina tiphia multicolor)
Golden-Fronted Leaf Bird (Chloropsis aurifrons frontalis)
Blue-Winged Leaf-Bird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis jerdoni)
Asian Fairy Bluebird (Irena puella puella)
Bulbuls
Grey-Headed Bulbul (Pycnonotus priocephalus)
Black-Crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus gularis)
Red-Whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus fuscicaudatus)
Red-Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer cafer)
Yellow-Throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus xantholaemus)
White-Browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus luteolus)
Yellow-Browed Bulbul (Iole indica indica)
Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus)
Babblers, Thrushes
Puff-Throated Babbler (Pellorneum ruficeps ruficeps)
Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus horsfieldii)
Tawny-Bellied Babbler (Dumetia hyperythra albogularis)
Dark-Fronted Babbler (Rhopocichla atriceps bourdilloni)
Yellow-Eyed Babbler (Crysomma sinense sinense)
Common Babbler (Turdoides caudatus caudatus)
Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides malcolmi)
Rufous Babbler (Turdoides subrufus subrufus)
Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striatus malabaricus)
Yellow-Billed Babbler (Turdoides affinis affinis)
Wynaad Laughing Thrush (Garrulax delesserti delesserti)
Nilgiri Laughing Thrush (Garrulax cachinnans)
Grey-Breasted Laughing Thrush (Garrulax jerdoni fairbanki)
Travencore White-Breasted Laughing Thrush (Garrulax jerdoni meridionale)
Brown-Cheeked Fulvetta (Alcippe poioicephala poioicephala)
Flycatchers
Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)
Brown-Breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa muttui muttui)
Rusty-Tailed Flycatcher (Muscicapa ruficauda)
Red-Throated Flycatcher (Ficedula parva albicilla)
Black-and-Orange Flycatcher (Ficedula nigrorufa)
White-Bellied Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis pallipes)
Blue-Throated Flycatcher (Cyornis rubeculoides)
TickelI’s Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae tickelliae )
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassina thalassina)
Nilgiri Flycatcher (Eumyias albicaudata)
Grey-Headed Canary Flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis)
Fantail Flycatchers
White Browed Fantail (Rhipidura aureola compressirostris)
White Throated Fantail (Rhipidura albicollis albicollis)
Monarch Flycatchers
Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi paradisi)
Black-Naped Monarch (Hypothymis azurea styani)
Warblers
Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis salimalii)
Grey-Breasted Prinia (Prinia hodgsonii albogularis)
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata franklinii)
Ashy Prinia ( Prinia socialis socialis)
Jungle Prinia ( Prinia sylvatica sylvatica)
Common Tailor Bird (Orthotomus sutorius guzuratus)
Grasshopper-Warbler (Locustella naevia straminea)
Broad-Tailed Grassbird (Schoenicola platyura)
Thick-Billed Warbler (Acrocephalus aedon aedon)
Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus brunnescens)
Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum )
Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola agricola)
Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata rama)
Orphean Warbler (Sylvia hortensis jerdoni)
Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)
Tytler’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri)
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus affinis )
Large-Billed Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus magnirostris)
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides viridanus)
Greenish Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides nitidus)
Western Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus occipitalis)
Thrushes & Chats
Rufous Shortwing (Brachypteryx major major)
White-Bellied Shortwing (Brachypteryx major albiventris)
Indian Blue Robin (Luscinia brunnea)
Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis ceylonensis)
White-Rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus)
Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata nilgiriensis)
Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti deserti)
Indian Robin (Saxicoloides fulicata)
Blue-Capped Rock Thrush (Monticola cinclorhynchus)
Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius pandoo)
Malabar Whistling Thrush (Myophonus horsfieldii)
Pied Thrush (Zoothera wardii)
White-Throated Ground Thrush (Zoothera citrina cyanotus)
Scaly Thrush (Zoothera dauma nilgherriensis)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula nigropileus)
Tits, Titmice
Great Tit (Parus major mahrattarum)
Black-Lored Tit (Parus xanthogenys travancoreensis)
Nuthatches
Chestnut Bellied Nuthatch (Sitta castanea)
Velvet Fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis frontalis)
Pipits & Wagtails
Olive-Backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni yunnanensis)
Richard’s Pipit (Anthus richardi)
Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus)
Blyth’s Pipit (Anthus godlewskii )
Long-billed Pipit (Anthus similis travancoriensis)
Nilgiri Pipit (Anthus nilghiriensis)
Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus)
Grey-Headed Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava thunbergi)
Short-Tailed Grey-Headed Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava simillima)
Blue-Headed Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava beema)
Yellow-Backed Wagtail (Motacilla flava lutea)
Turkestan Black-Headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava melanogrisa)
Western Yellow-Headed Wagtail (Motacilla citreola werae)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea cinerea)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba dukhunensis)
White-Browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)
Flowerpeckers
Thick-Billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum agile agile)
Pale-Billed Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos)
Plain Flowerpecker (Dicaeum concolor concolor)
Sunbirds
Purple-Rumped Sunbird (Nectarinia zeylonica fluviventris)
Crimson-Backed Sunbird (Nectarinia minima)
Loten’s Sunbird (Nectarinia lotenia hindustanica )
Purple Sunbird (Nectarinia asiatica asiatica)
Little Spider-hunter (Arachnothera longirostra longirostra)
White-eyes
Oriental White Eye (Zosterops palpebrosa nilgiriensis)
House & Rock Sparrows
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus indicus)
Chestnut-Shouldered Petronia (Petronia xanthocollis xanthocollis)
Weaver Birds, Bayas
Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus travancoreensis)
Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar flaviceps)
Munias, Avadavats
Red Avadavat (Amandava amandava)
Indian Silverbill (Lonchura malabarica malabarica)
White-Rumped Munia (Lonchura striata striata)
Black-Throated Munia (Lonchura kelaarti jerdoni)
Scaly-Breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata punctulata)
Black-Headed Munia (Lonchura malacca malacca)

 

SOUTH INDIAN ENDEMIC BIRD LIST

Crested Hawk –eagle( Spizaetus cirrhatus)
Painted Francolin ( Francolinus pictus)
Painted Bush-quail ( Perdicula erythrorhyncha )
Jungle Bush-quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Red Spurfowl ( Galloperdix spadicea)
Painted Spurfowl ( Galloperdix lunulata)
Grey Junglefowl (Gallus sonneratii)
Jerdon’s Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus)
Nilgiri Wood Pigeon (Columba elphinstonii)
Grey-fronted Green (Pigeon Treron affinis)
Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides)
Blue – faced Malkhoha (Phaenicophaeus viridirostris)
Sirkeer Malkoha (Taccocua leschenaultia)
Ceylon Bay Owl (Phodilus assimillis)
Jerdon’s Nightjar (Caprimulgus atripennis)
Indian Swiftlet (Aerodramus unicolor)
Malabar Trogan (Harpactes fasciatus)
Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus)
Malabar Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros coronatus)
Malabar Barbet (Megalaima malabarica)
White-checked Barbet (Megalaima viridis)
Jerdon’s Bashlark (Mirafra affinis)
MalabarLark (Galerida Malabarica)
Hill Swallow (Hirundo domicola )
Nilgiri Pipit (Anthus nilghiriensis)
Malabar Woodshrike (Tephrodornis sylvicola)
Black – headed Cuckooshrike (Coracina melanoptera)
Orange Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)
Square – tailed Back Bulbul (Hypsipetes ganeesa)
Flame – throated Bulbul (Pycnonutus gularis)
Yellow – throated Bulbul (Pycnonutus xantholaemus)
Grey – headed Bulbul (Pycnonutus priocephalus)
White – browed Bulbul (Pycnonutus luteolus)
Yellow – Browed Bulbul (Lole indica)
Jerdon’s Leafbird (Chlorpsis jerdoni)
White-spotted Fantail (Rhipidura albogularis)
Malabar Whistling-thrush (Myophonus horsfieldii)