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This checklist includes all bird species found in Nicobar , 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, version 2015. 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: Nicobar [map]
Number of species: 157
Number of endemics: 10
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 3
See also: http://delhibird.net

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
Green-winged TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Nicobar ScrubfowlMegapodius nicobariensisEndemic Vulnerable

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisNear-threatened

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Asian OpenbillAnastomus oscitans

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Spot-billed PelicanPelecanus philippensisRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatrana
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
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Nicobar Serpent-EagleSpilornis klossiEndemic Near-threatened
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus limnaeetus
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Nicobar SparrowhawkAccipiter butleriEndemic Vulnerable
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Slaty-breasted RailGallirallus striatus
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Gray-headed SwamphenPorphyrio poliocephalus
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisVulnerable
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Yellow-legged ButtonquailTurnix tanki

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Andaman Wood-PigeonColumba palumboidesEndemic Near-threatened
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Andaman Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia rufipennisEndemic Near-threatened
Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaNear-threatened
Andaman Green-PigeonTreron chloropterusEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aenea
Nicobar Imperial-PigeonDucula nicobaricaEndemic
Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolor

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandus
Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioidesRare/Accidental
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Asian Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx maculatus
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Andaman CoucalCentropus andamanensis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Sulawesi Scops-OwlOtus manadensis
Nicobar Scops-OwlOtus aliusEndemic Data deficient
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata
Hume's BoobookNinox obscura

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus
Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculenta
White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus

 
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
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Nicobar ParakeetPsittacula canicepsEndemic Near-threatened
Long-tailed ParakeetPsittacula longicaudaNear-threatened
Vernal Hanging-ParrotLoriculus vernalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Hooded PittaPitta sordida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
Large CuckooshrikeCoracina macei
Andaman CuckooshrikeCoracina dobsoni
Pied TrillerLalage nigra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusRare/Accidental
Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectans
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Blyth's Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone affinis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species
Nicobar BulbulHypsipetes virescensEndemic Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Pale-legged Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus tenellipesRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Thick-billed WarblerIduna aedon

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Pallas's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella certhiola
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puella

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa latirostris
Brown-chested Jungle-FlycatcherCyornis brunneatus
Nicobar Jungle-FlycatcherCyornis nicobaricusEndemic
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrina
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Common Hill MynaGracula religiosa
Daurian StarlingAgropsar sturninus
White-headed StarlingSturnia erythropygia
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis
Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata

 

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