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Melghat Tiger Reserve

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Melghat Tiger Reserve , 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 2017. 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: Melghat Tiger Reserve [map]
Number of species: 251
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Last modified: 2017-08-31
See also: http://delhibird.net

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Indian Spot-billed DuckAnas poecilorhyncha
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatus
Red SpurfowlGalloperdix spadiceaEndemic (country/region)
Painted SpurfowlGalloperdix lunulataEndemic (country/region)
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Rain QuailCoturnix coromandelica
Jungle Bush-QuailPerdicula asiatica
Rock Bush-QuailPerdicula argoondahEndemic (country/region)
Painted FrancolinFrancolinus pictus
Gray FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus
Gray JunglefowlGallus sonneratiiEndemic (country/region)

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Red-headed VultureSarcogyps calvusCritically endangered
White-rumped VultureGyps bengalensisCritically endangered
Indian VultureGyps indicusCritically endangered
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
Crested Hawk-EagleNisaetus cirrhatus
Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensis
Tawny EagleAquila rapax
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
White-eyed BuzzardButastur teesa
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Indian Thick-kneeBurhinus indicus
Great Thick-kneeEsacus recurvirostrisNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

River LapwingVanellus duvauceliiNear-threatened
Yellow-wattled LapwingVanellus malabaricus
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Yellow-legged ButtonquailTurnix tanki
Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Small PratincoleGlareola lactea

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Painted SandgrousePterocles indicus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Yellow-footed PigeonTreron phoenicopterus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Sirkeer MalkohaTaccocua leschenaultii
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
Gray-bellied CuckooCacomantis passerinus
Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Common Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx varius
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Indian Scops-OwlOtus bakkamoena
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
Rock Eagle-OwlBubo bengalensis
Dusky Eagle-OwlBubo coromandus
Brown Fish-OwlKetupa zeylonensis
Jungle OwletGlaucidium radiatum
Spotted OwletAthene brama
Forest OwletAthene blewittiEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Mottled Wood-OwlStrix ocellata
Brown Wood-OwlStrix leptogrammica
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Jungle NightjarCaprimulgus indicus
Indian NightjarCaprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped NeedletailZoonavena sylvatica
Alpine SwiftApus melba
Little SwiftApus affinis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Crested TreeswiftHemiprocne coronata

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Indian Gray HornbillOcyceros birostris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Indian RollerCoracias benghalensis

 
PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus
Brown-headed BarbetPsilopogon zeylanicus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Brown-capped WoodpeckerDendrocopos nanus
Yellow-crowned WoodpeckerDendrocopos mahrattensis
White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis
Streak-throated WoodpeckerPicus xanthopygaeus
Black-rumped FlamebackDinopium benghalense
Heart-spotted WoodpeckerHemicircus canente

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Laggar FalconFalco juggerNear-threatened
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatriaNear-threatened
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri
Plum-headed ParakeetPsittacula cyanocephala
Blossom-headed ParakeetPsittacula roseataNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Indian PittaPitta brachyura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikeHemipus picatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

Common IoraAegithina tiphia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-bellied MinivetPericrocotus erythropygius
Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus
Orange MinivetPericrocotus flammeus
Large CuckooshrikeCoracina macei
Black-headed CuckooshrikeLalage melanoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Bay-backed ShrikeLanius vittatus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach
Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundoo
Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
White-bellied DrongoDicrurus caerulescens
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollis
White-browed FantailRhipidura aureola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Indian Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Rufous TreepieDendrocitta vagabunda
House CrowCorvus splendens
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Rufous-tailed LarkAmmomanes phoenicuraEndemic (country/region)
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix griseus
Indian BushlarkMirafra erythroptera
Sand LarkAlaudala raytal
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula
Tawny LarkGalerida devaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Dusky Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne concolor
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Streak-throated SwallowPetrochelidon fluvicola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Stenostiridae

Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Cinereous TitParus cinereus
Yellow-cheeked TitMachlolophus spilonotus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Indian NuthatchSitta castanea
Velvet-fronted NuthatchSitta frontalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Indian Spotted-CreeperSalpornis spilonotus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer
Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosus
White-browed BulbulPycnonotus luteolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Tickell's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus affinis
Golden-spectacled WarblerSeicercus burkii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius
Rufous-fronted PriniaPrinia buchanani
Gray-breasted PriniaPrinia hodgsonii
Jungle PriniaPrinia sylvatica
Ashy PriniaPrinia socialis
Plain PriniaPrinia inornata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradoxornithidae

Yellow-eyed BabblerChrysomma sinense

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

Tawny-bellied BabblerDumetia hyperythra
White-browed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus schisticeps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Puff-throated BabblerPellorneum ruficeps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Common BabblerTurdoides caudata
Large Gray BabblerTurdoides malcolmi
Jungle BabblerTurdoides striata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Indian RobinCopsychus fulicatus
Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
Tickell's Blue FlycatcherCyornis tickelliae
Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinus
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Malabar Whistling-ThrushMyophonus horsfieldiiEndemic (country/region)
Ultramarine FlycatcherFicedula superciliaris
Rusty-tailed FlycatcherFicedula ruficauda
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrina
Indian BlackbirdTurdus simillimus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Daurian StarlingAgropsar sturninus
Asian Pied StarlingGracupica contra
Brahminy StarlingSturnia pagodarum
Chestnut-tailed StarlingSturnia malabarica
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Bank MynaAcridotheres ginginianus
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Chloropseidae

Jerdon's LeafbirdChloropsis jerdoni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
Pale-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum erythrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Purple-rumped SunbirdLeptocoma zeylonica
Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticus
Long-billed SunbirdCinnyris lotenius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
White-browed WagtailMotacilla maderaspatensis
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Gray-necked BuntingEmberiza buchanani
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Red-headed BuntingEmberiza bruniceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Chestnut-shouldered PetroniaPetronia xanthocollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Streaked WeaverPloceus manyar
Baya WeaverPloceus philippinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Green AvadavatSporaeginthus formosusEndemic (country/region) Vulnerable
Red AvadavatAmandava amandava
White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata

 

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