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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 4th edition. 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: 391
Number of globally threatened species: 19
Number of introduced species: 3

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

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

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

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

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

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

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacificaRare/Accidental
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipes
Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Greater AdjutantLeptoptilos dubiusRare/Accidental Endangered
Painted StorkMycteria leucocephalaNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little CormorantMicrocarbo niger
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Indian CormorantPhalacrocorax fuscicollis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus
Great Thick-kneeEsacus recurvirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged JacanaMetopidius indicus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-ploverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

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

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Indian RollerCoracias benghalensis
European RollerCoracias garrulusNear-threatened

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: 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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatriaNear-threatened
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus
Long-tailed MinivetPericrocotus ethologus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

White-browed FantailRhipidura aureola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Indian Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
Rufous-breasted AccentorPrunella strophiata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Black-breasted WeaverPloceus benghalensis
Streaked WeaverPloceus manyar
Baya WeaverPloceus philippinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandava
Indian SilverbillEuodice malabarica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Sind SparrowPasser pyrrhonotusIntroduced species
Afghan SparrowPasser yatii
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Pale Rock SparrowCarpospiza brachydactyla
Chestnut-shouldered Bush SparrowGymnoris xanthocollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Upland PipitAnthus sylvanus
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Striated BuntingFringillaria striolata
Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephala
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Grey-necked BuntingEmberiza buchanani
White-capped BuntingEmberiza stewarti
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalos
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Grey-headed Canary-flycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Rufous-naped TitPeriparus rufonuchalis
Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Black-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Ashy-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix griseus
Indian Bush LarkMirafra erythroptera
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens
Sand LarkAlaudala raytal
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata
Hume's Short-toed LarkCalandrella acutirostris
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Oriental Sky LarkAlauda gulgula
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Striated PriniaPrinia crinigera
Rufous-fronted PriniaPrinia buchanani
Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis
Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris
Plain PriniaPrinia inornata
Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Sykes's WarblerIduna rama
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

White-eared BulbulPycnonotus leucotis
Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusIntroduced species
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus lorenzii
Kashmir ChiffchaffPhylloscopus sindianus
Plain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus neglectus
Sulphur-bellied WarblerPhylloscopus griseolus
Greenish Leaf WarblerSeicercus trochiloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Streaked Scrub WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

White-cheeked TitAegithalos leucogenysIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Asian Desert WarblerCurruca nana
Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostris
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Ménétries's WarblerCurruca mystacea
Yellow-eyed BabblerChrysomma sinense

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Long-tailed Grass BabblerLaticilla burnesiiNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Striated BabblerArgya earlei
Scrub BabblerArgya caudata
Jungle BabblerTurdoides striata
Streaked Laughing-thrushTrochalopteron lineatum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hypocoliidae

Grey HypocoliusHypocolius ampelinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Bar-tailed TreecreeperCerthia himalayana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Kashmir NuthatchSitta cashmirensis
Eastern Rock NuthatchSitta tephronota
WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Brahminy StarlingSturnia pagodarum
Chestnut-tailed StarlingSturnia malabarica
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Bank MynaAcridotheres ginginianus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Indian RobinSaxicoloides fulicatus
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Blue Whistling ThrushMyophonus caeruleus
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Ultramarine FlycatcherFicedula superciliaris
Eversmann's RedstartAdelura erythronota
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
Stoliczka's Bush ChatSaxicola macrorhynchusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus
White-tailed StonechatSaxicola leucurus
Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprata
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Hooded WheatearOenanthe monacha
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Variable WheatearOenanthe picata
Hume's WheatearOenanthe albonigra
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe chrysopygia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Tickell's ThrushTurdus unicolor

 

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