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Balochistan

This checklist includes all bird species found in Balochistan , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Howard & Moore 3rd edition (corrigenda 8). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Balochistan
Number of species: 387
Number of globally threatened species: 19
Number of introduced species: 3

 
Phasianidae

Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar
See-see PartridgeAmmoperdix griseogularis
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinus
Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Rain QuailCoturnix coromandelica

 
Anatidae

Lesser Whistling DuckDendrocygna javanica
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Cotton Teal/Indian Pygmy-gooseNettapus coromandelianus
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Spot-billed DuckAnas poecilorhyncha
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Common TealAnas crecca
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisVulnerable
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
SmewMergellus albellus
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaEndangered

 
Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterPuffinus pacificusRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterPuffinus carneipes
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Black-necked or Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus ruber

 
Ciconiidae

Painted StorkMycteria leucocephalaNear-threatened
Greater AdjutantLeptoptilos dubiusRare/Accidental Endangered

 
Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
Ardeidae

Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Black BitternDupetor flavicollis
Striated HeronButorides striata
Indian Pond HeronArdeola grayii
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretEgretta intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusVulnerable

 
Phalacrocoracidae

Little CormorantPhalacrocorax niger
Indian CormorantPhalacrocorax fuscicollis
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
Anhingidae

DarterAnhinga melanogaster

 
Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental Near-threatened
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Laggar FalconFalco juggerNear-threatened
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Barbary FalconFalco pelegrinoides

 
Accipitridae

OspreyPandion haliaetus
Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
Pallas's Fish EagleHaliaeetus leucoryphusVulnerable
Bearded Vulture/LammergeierGypaetus barbatusNear-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Indian White-backed VultureGyps bengalensisCritically endangered
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus
Red-headed VultureSarcogyps calvusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusNear-threatened
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Northern Harrier/Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
White-eyed BuzzardButastur teesa
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Greater Spotted EagleAquila clangaVulnerable
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleHieraaetus fasciatus
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus

 
Otididae

Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiVulnerable
Lesser FloricanSypheotides indicusEndangered
Little BustardTetrax tetraxNear-threatened

 
Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Little CrakePorzana parva
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
Burhinidae

Eurasian Stone CurlewBurhinus oedicnemus
Great Stone CurlewEsacus recurvirostrisNear-threatened

 
Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
Charadriidae

Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Yellow-wattled LapwingVanellus malabaricus
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
Sociable PloverVanellus gregariusCritically endangered
White-tailed PloverVanellus leucurus
Grey Plover/Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged JacanaMetopidius indicus

 
Scolopacidae

Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Solitary SnipeGallinago solitaria
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minuta
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
DunlinCalidris alpina
Broad-billed SandpiperLimicola falcinellus

 
Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor
Indian CourserCursorius coromandelicus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Little PratincoleGlareola lactea

 
Laridae

Sooty GullLarus hemprichii
Yellow-legged GullLarus cachinnans
Great Black-headed GullLarus ichthyaetus
Brown-headed GullLarus brunnicephalus
Common Black-headed GullLarus ridibundus
Slender-billed GullLarus genei
Gull-billed TernSterna nilotica
Caspian TernSterna caspia
Lesser Crested TernSterna bengalensis
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis
Greater Crested TernSterna bergii
River TernSterna aurantiaNear-threatened
Common TernSterna hirundo
White-cheeked TernSterna repressa
Little TernSterna albifronsExtirpated
Saunders's TernSterna saundersi
Black-bellied TernSterna acuticaudaEndangered
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Indian SkimmerRynchops albicollisVulnerable

 
Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
Pteroclididae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis
Crowned SandgrousePterocles coronatus
Lichtenstein's SandgrousePterocles lichtensteinii

 
Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Pale-backed PigeonColumba eversmanniVulnerable
WoodpigeonColumba palumbus
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Red Turtle DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Yellow-legged Green PigeonTreron phoenicopterus

 
Psittacidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatriaNear-threatened
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
Cuculidae

Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Common KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Sirkeer MalkohaTaccocua leschenaultii
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis

 
Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
Strigidae

Collared Scops OwlOtus bakkamoena
Pallid Scops OwlOtus brucei
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
Dusky Eagle-OwlBubo coromandus
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Little OwlAthene noctua
Spotted OwletAthene brama
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius
Sykes's NightjarCaprimulgus mahrattensis
Indian NightjarCaprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinis

 
Coraciidae

Indian RollerCoracias benghalensis
European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened

 
Alcedinidae

White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
Meropidae

Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
Picidae

Brown-fronted WoodpeckerDendrocopos auriceps
Sind WoodpeckerDendrocopos assimilis
Scaly-bellied WoodpeckerPicus squamatus
Black-rumped WoodpeckerDinopium benghalense

 
Genera Incertae sedis

Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianus

 
Campephagidae

Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus
Long-tailed MinivetPericrocotus ethologus

 
Laniidae

Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Bay-backed ShrikeLanius vittatus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach

 
Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus

 
Rhipiduridae

White-browed FantailRhipidura aureola

 
Monarchidae

Asian Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi

 
Corvidae

Black-headed JayGarrulus lanceolatus
Rufous TreepieDendrocitta vagabunda
Common MagpiePica pica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Alpine Chough/Yellow-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
House CrowCorvus splendens
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
Bombycillidae

Grey HypocoliusHypocolius ampelinusRare/Accidental

 
Paridae

Great TitParus major
Rufous-naped TitParus rufonuchalis

 
Remizidae

Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus

 
Hirundinidae

Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Pale Crag MartinPtyonoprogne obsoleta
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Streak-throated SwallowPetrochelidon fluvicola

 
Aegithalidae

White-cheeked TitAegithalos leucogenysIntroduced species

 
Alaudidae

Indian BushlarkMirafra erythroptera
Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Hume's Short-toed LarkCalandrella acutirostris
Sand LarkCalandrella raytal
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula
Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix griseus
Horned Lark/ShorelarkEremophila alpestris

 
Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Streaked Scrub WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Rufous-vented PriniaPrinia burnesiiNear-threatened
Striated PriniaPrinia crinigera
Rufous-fronted PriniaPrinia buchanani
Graceful WarblerPrinia gracilis
Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris
Plain PriniaPrinia inornata

 
Genera Incertae Sedis

Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius

 
Pycnonotidae

White-cheeked BulbulPycnonotus leucogenys
Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer

 
Sylviidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Sykes's WarblerIduna rama
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus sindianus
Plain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus neglectus
Sulphur-bellied WarblerPhylloscopus griseolus
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusIntroduced species
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Hume's Lesser WhitethroatSylvia althaea
Orphean WarblerSylvia hortensis
Desert WarblerSylvia nana
Ménétriés's WarblerSylvia mystacea

 
Timaliidae

Yellow-eyed BabblerChrysomma sinense
Common BabblerTurdoides caudata
Striated BabblerTurdoides earlei
Jungle BabblerTurdoides striata
Streaked Laughing-thrushGarrulax lineatus

 
Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
Troglodytidae

Winter WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
Sittidae

Kashmir NuthatchSitta cashmirensis
Eastern Rock NuthatchSitta tephronota
WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
Certhiidae

Bar-tailed TreecreeperCerthia himalayana

 
Sturnidae

Bank MynaAcridotheres ginginianus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Chestnut-tailed StarlingSturnus malabaricus
Brahminy StarlingSturnus pagodarum
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
Turdidae

Blue Whistling ThrushMyophonus caeruleus
Tickell's ThrushTurdus unicolor
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus

 
Muscicapidae

BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosRare/Accidental
Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Indian RobinSaxicoloides fulicatus
Rufous-backed RedstartPhoenicurus erythronotus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Stoliczka's BushchatSaxicola macrorhynchusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common StonechatSaxicola torquatus
White-tailed StonechatSaxicola leucurus
Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe chrysopygia
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Variable WheatearOenanthe picata
Hume's WheatearOenanthe albonigra
Hooded WheatearOenanthe monacha
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Ultramarine FlycatcherFicedula superciliaris
Grey-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis

 
Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
Nectariniidae

Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticus

 
Passeridae

Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Sind SparrowPasser pyrrhonotusIntroduced species
Dead Sea SparrowPasser moabiticus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Pale Rock SparrowCarpospiza brachydactyla
Yellow-throated SparrowGymnoris xanthocollis

 
Ploceidae

Black-breasted WeaverPloceus benghalensis
Streaked WeaverPloceus manyar
Baya WeaverPloceus philippinus

 
Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandava
Indian SilverbillLonchura malabarica

 
Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
Rufous-breasted AccentorPrunella strophiata

 
Motacillidae

Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Upland PipitAnthus sylvanus

 
Fringillidae

ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Red-fronted SerinSerinus pusillus
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisRare/Accidental
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
Mongolian FinchBucanetes mongolicus
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Blyth's RosefinchCarpodacus grandis
Black-and-yellow GrosbeakMycerobas icterioides
White-winged GrosbeakMycerobas carnipes

 
Emberizidae

Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalos
Western Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
White-capped BuntingEmberiza stewarti
Grey-necked BuntingEmberiza buchanani
House BuntingEmberiza striolata
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus

 

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