Birds of Himachal

WHISTLER’S LIST OF BIRDS OF SHIMLA AND AROUND

Content and photos by: Somesh Goyal, IPS

Sr. No. Bird Name Scientific Name
1. Jungle Crow Cioides Crow
2. Himalayan Nut-cracker Nufifraga caryocatactes hemispila, Vig.
3. Himalayan Great Tit Parus major subsp
4. Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus monticolus, Vig
5. Crested Black Tit Parus melanolophus, Vig.
6. Yallow-browed Tit Parus modestus, Burton
7. Red-headed Tit Egithalos erythrocephalus erythrocephalus, Vig.
8. Himalayan Goldcrest Regulus regulus himalayaensis, Jerdon
9. White-throated Laughing-Thrush Garrulax albogularis, Gould
10. Variegated Laughing-Thrush Trochalopteron variegatum variegatum, Vig.
11. Streaked Laughing-Thrush Trochalopteron lineatum griscentior, Hartert
12. Black-headed Sibia Lioptila capistrata pallid, Hartert
13. Strip throated Siva Siva strigula strigula, Hodgs
14. Indian White-eye Zosterops palpebrosa, Temm.
15. Black Bulbul Hypsipetes psaroides, Vigors
16. White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayansis, Jard and Selby
17. White-cheeked Nuthatch Sitta leucopsis leucopsis, Gould
18. Ashy-bellied Drougo Dicrurus leucophous longicaudatus, Hay
19. Wall creeper Tichodroma muraria (L)
20. Himalayan Tree-Creeper Certlia himalayana himalayana, Vig.
21. Cashmere Wren Troglodytes troglodytes neglectus, Brooks
22. Hodgsons Grey-headed Flycatcher-Warbler Cryptolopha xanthosclastos xanthoschistos, Grav
23. Pale Bush-Warbler Horeites pallidus, Brooks
24. Siberian Chiff Chaff Phylloscopus collybita tristie, Blyth
25. Hume’s Willow-Warbler Phylloscopus humei, Brooks
26. Brook’s Willow-Warbler Phylloscopus subviridis, Brooks
27. Pallas Willow-Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus newtoni, Gatke
28. Short-billed Minivet Pericrocutus brevirostris, Vig.
29. Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis (L)
30. White-browed Blue Flycatcher Muscicapa superciliaris, Jerd
31. Slaty-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa leucomelanurus, Hodgs
32. Orange-gorgetted Flycatcher Muscicapa strophiata
33. Yellow-belled Flycatcher Chelidorhynx hyporantha, Blyth
34. Indian Bush-Chat Pratincola torquata indica, Blyth
35. Dark-grey Bush-Chat Oreicola ferrea ferrea, Gray
36. Little Fork-tail Microcichla scouleri, Vig.
37. Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis, Vig.
38. Blue-headed Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephala, Vig.
39. Golden Bush-Robin Tarsiger chrysceus, Hodg.
40. Red-flanked Bush-Robin Tarsiger rufilatus, Hodge
41. Himalayan Ruby-throat Calliope pectoralis, Gould
42. Red-spotted Blue-throat Luscinia suecica, L
43. Himalayan Whistling-Thrush Mycophoneus temminckii temmincki, Vig.
44. Black-throated Ouzel Turdus ruficollis atrogularis, Temm.
45. Himalayan Missel-Thrush Turdus viscivorus bonapartei, Cab
46. Eastern Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris rufilatus, Sw
47. Jerdon’s Accentor Prunella strophiatus jerdoni, Brooks
48. Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrigolaris, Brandt.
49. Altai Accentor Prunella himalayanus, Blyth
50. Black and Yellow Grosbeak Psycnorhampus icteroides (Vig.)
51. Red-mantled Rosefinch Carpodacus rhoochlamys grandis, Blyth
52. Pink-browed Rose-Finch Carpodacus rhodochroa, Vig.
53. Himalayan Greenfinch Acanthis Spinoides, Vig.
54. House Sparrow Passer domesticus indicus, Jard & Selby
55. Cinnamon Sparrow Passer rutilans debilis, Hartert
56. Stoliczka’s Mountain Montifringilla nemoricola altaica, Eversm.
57. Pine-bunting Emberiza leucocephala, S.G. Gmel
58. White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti, Blyth
59. Eastern Meadow-Bunting Emberiza cia stracheyi, Moore
60. Crag-Martin Rip via rupestrue
61. Martin Chelidon urlica, subsp
62. Striated swallow Hirundo rufula, subsp
63. Upland Pipit Oreocorys sylcanus, Hodgs
64. Tree-Pipit Authaus tririalis tririalis
65. Indian Tree-Pipit Anthhus tricialis maculates, Hodgs
66. Brown rock-Pipit Anthus leucophrys jerdoni, Finsch
67. Water-Pipit Anthus spinoletta blakistoni, Swinh
68. White Wagtail Motacilla alba, subsp
69. Greay Wagtail Motacilla cinerea, Tunst
70. West-Himalayan Skylarks Alauda gulgula gultata, Brooks
71. Eastern Skylark Alauda arvensis cinerascens, Ehmeke
72. Long-billed Horned-Lark Eremophila alpestris longirostris,Moore
73. West-Himalayan Scaly –bellied Green Wood-pecker Picus squamatus squamatus, Vig.
74. Brown-fronted Pied Wood-pecker Dryobates auriceps, Vig.
75. Himalayan Pied Wood-pecker Dryobates himalayensis, Jard & Selby
76. King Vulture Otogyps calvus, Scop
77. Himalayan Griffon Vulture Gyps fulrus himalayensis, Hume
78. Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus percnopterus, L
79. Lammergeyer Gypaetus barbatus grandis, Storr
80. Hodgson’s Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus nepalensis, Hodge
81. Pariah Kite Milvus govinda, Sykes
82. Shahin Falcon Fulco peregrines peregrinator, Sundev
83. Buzzard sps Buteo sp
84. Common Kestril Falco tinnunculus, subsp
85. Indian Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur farrago, Eversm
86. Eastern Wood-Pigeon Palumbus palumbus casiotis, Bp
87. Chukor Partridge Alectoris graeca chukor, Gray
88. Black Partridge Francolinus francolinus asia
89. Koklas Pheasant Pucrasia pucrasia macrolopha, Less
90. Woodcock Scolopax rusticola, L

 

 

LIST OF SPECIES RECORDED IN SHIMLA AND SURROUNDING AREAS ON

BY HIMACHAL BIRDS & WILDLIFE WING, HP

Sr. No. NAME OF BIRD SCIENTIFIC NAME
1. Red Jungle Fowl Gallus gallus
2. KoklasS Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha
3. Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos
4. Oriental White Eye Zosterops palpebrosus
5. Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
6. White Cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
7. Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
8. Red Vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
9. Great Barbet Megalaima virens
10. Blue Throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
11. Chestnut Tailed Minla Chrysominla strigula
12. Bar Tailed Tree Creeper Certhia himalayana
13. Eurasian Tree Creeper Certhia familiaris
14. Jungle Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
15. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
16. Red-Rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
17. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
18. Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata
19. Black Headed Sibia Heterophasia desgodinsi
20. Grey-Winged Black Bird Turdus boulboul
21. Russett Sparrow Passer rutilans
22. House Sparrow Passer domesticus
23. Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
24. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
25. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
26. Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis
27. White Throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
28. Wedge Tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenurus
29. Blue Rock Pigeon Columba livia
30. Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
31. Jungle Mynah Acridotheres fuscus
32. Common Mynah Acridotheres tristis
33. Chest Nut Shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis
34. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
35. Yellow wagtail Motacilla flava
36. Long Tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
37. Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
38. Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica
39. Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera
40. Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
41. Crimson Sun Bird Aethopyga siparaja
42 Hoopoe Upupa epops
43 Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
44 Black Headed Jay Garrulus lanceolatus
45 Red Billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
46 Grey Tree pie Dendrocitta formosae
47 Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
48 Common Chifchaf Phylloscopus collybita
49 Grey Winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul
50 Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
51 Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
52 Rufous Winged fulvetta Pseudominla castaneceps
53 Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum
54 Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
55 Black and Yellow Grosbeak Mycerobas icterioides
56 Large Billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
57 Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
58 Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
59 Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
60 House Swift Apus affinis
61 Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus
62 Spot Winged Tit Parus melanolophus
63 Great Tit Parus major
64 Black Throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
65 Green Backed Tit Parus monticolus
66 Black Lored Tit Parus xanthogenys
67 Himalayan Great Tit Parus major subsp
68 Yellow Browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
69 Red-headed Tit Egithalos erythrocephalus erythrocephalus, Vig.
70 Crested Black Tit Parus niger
71 Scaly Bellied Woodpecker Picus squamatus
72 Fulvous Breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei
73 Brown Fronted Woodpecker Dendrocopos auriceps
74 Grey Headed Woodpecker Picus canus
75 Himalayan Wood Pecker Dendrocopos himalayensis
76 Yellow nape
77 Rufous Bellied Wood Pecker Dendrocopos hyperythrus
78 Yellow Crowned Wood Pecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
79 Flame Back Wood Pecker (Heard) Dinopium shorii
80 Speckled Pipulet Picumnus innominatus
81 Indian Bush Chat Pratincola torquata indica, Blyth
82 Pied Bush Chat Saxicola caprata
83 Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus
84 Large Billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni
85 Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei
86 Large Crowned Leaf Warbler
87 Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis
88 Grey Hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos
89 Lemon Rumped Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
90 Grey cheeked Leaf Warbler Seicercus poliogenys
91 Brownish flanked bush warbler Cettia fortipes
92 Tickell’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
93 Blyth’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
94 White Browed Blue Fly Catcher Ficedula superciliaris
95 Rufous Gorgeted Fly Catcher Ficedula strophiata
96 Verditer Fly catcher Eumyias thalassina
97 Grey Headed Canary Fly Catcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
98 Dark sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
99 Ultra-Marine Fly Catcher Ficedula superciliaris
100 Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
101 Slaty headed Parakeet Psittacula himalayana
102 Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
103 Plum-Headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
104 Rose ringed parakeet Psittacula krameri
105 White Capped Water redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
106 Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosa
107 White-Throated Laughing Thrush Garrulax albogularis
108 Variegated Laughing Thrush Garrulax variegatus
109 Streaked Laughing Thrsuh Garrulax lineatus
110 Dark Throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
111 Blue Capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus
112 Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
113 Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata
114 Rusty Cheeked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
115 White Browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
116 Black/Pariah Kite Milvus migrans
117 Shikra Accipiter badius
118 Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
119 Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
120 Common kestrel Falco tinnunculus
121 Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
122 Besra Accipiter vargatus
123 Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
124 Lesser White Throat Sylvia curruca
125 Rufous Bellied Niltava Niltava sundara
126 Wall Creeper Tichodroma muraria

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