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Andaman

This checklist includes all bird species found in Andaman , 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 Clements 6th edition (updated 2014). 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: Andaman
Number of species: 209
Number of endemics: 15
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 4
See also: http://delhibird.net

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianusRare/Accidental
Indian Spot-billed DuckAnas poecilorhynchaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Andaman TealAnas albogularisEndemic Near-threatened

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianusIntroduced species
Blue-breasted QuailCoturnix chinensis
Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretMesophoyx intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayii
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black BazaAviceda leuphotes
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Andaman Serpent-EagleSpilornis elginiEndemic Near-threatened
Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus limnaeetus
Crested Hawk-EagleNisaetus cirrhatus
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Andaman CrakeRallina canningiEndemic Near-threatened
Slaty-breasted RailGallirallus striatus
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Oriental PloverCharadrius veredusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
Little StintCalidris minuta
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Yellow-legged ButtonquailTurnix tanki

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Andaman Wood-PigeonColumba palumboidesNear-threatened
Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Andaman Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia rufipennisNear-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Andaman Green-PigeonTreron chloropterusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioidesRare/Accidental
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Asian Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx maculatus
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Andaman CoucalCentropus andamanensisEndemic

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba
Andaman Masked-OwlTyto deroepstorffiEndemic

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Andaman Scops-OwlOtus balliEndemic Near-threatened
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Andaman BoobookNinox affinisEndemic
Hume's BoobookNinox obscura

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Jungle NightjarCaprimulgus indicusRare/Accidental
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Andaman NightjarCaprimulgus andamanicusEndemic

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
Himalayan SwiftletAerodramus brevirostris
White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus
Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental
Dark-rumped SwiftApus acuticaudaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Blue-eared KingfisherAlcedo meninting
Black-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx erithaca
Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chloris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaulti

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Wreathed HornbillAceros undulatus
Narcondam HornbillAceros narcondamiEndemic Endangered

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Fulvous-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos macei
Freckle-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos analis
Andaman WoodpeckerDryocopus hodgeiEndemic Near-threatened

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatriaNear-threatened
Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandriNear-threatened
Long-tailed ParakeetPsittacula longicaudaNear-threatened
Vernal Hanging-ParrotLoriculus vernalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus
Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatusRare/Accidental
Large CuckooshrikeCoracina macei
Andaman CuckooshrikeCoracina dobsoniEndemic
Pied TrillerLalage nigra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis
Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusRare/Accidental
Andaman DrongoDicrurus andamanensisNear-threatened
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Gray TreepieDendrocitta formosae
Andaman TreepieDendrocitta bayleiiEndemic Near-threatened
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Andaman BulbulPycnonotus fuscoflavescensEndemic
Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Pale-footed Bush-WarblerUrosphena pallidipes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisRare/Accidental
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides
Large-billed Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus magnirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Thick-billed WarblerIduna aedon
Oriental Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Pallas's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella certhiola
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puella

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostris
Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricus
Andaman ShamaCopsychus albiventrisEndemic
Tickell's Blue-FlycatcherCyornis tickelliaeRare/Accidental
Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyaneRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Blue-fronted RobinCinclidium frontaleRare/Accidental
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibiricaRare/Accidental
Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrina
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Common Hill MynaGracula religiosa
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Daurian StarlingSturnia sturninaRare/Accidental
White-headed StarlingSturnia erythropygia
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Plain FlowerpeckerDicaeum minullum
Andaman FlowerpeckerDicaeum virescensEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskiiRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata

 

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