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Teluk Air Tawar, Penang

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Teluk Air Tawar, Penang , 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 2019. 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Teluk Air Tawar, Penang [map]

Number of species: 196
Number of globally threatened species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2013-02-03
Last modified: 2020-08-21
See also: http://www.malaysiabirding.org/section.php?sid=4
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

GarganeySpatula querquedula

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata
Pink-necked Green-PigeonTreron vernans
Yellow-vented Green-PigeonTreron seimundi
Mountain Imperial-PigeonDucula badia

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis
Chestnut-breasted MalkohaPhaenicophaeus curvirostris
Green-billed MalkohaPhaenicophaeus tristis
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Asian Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx maculatus
Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillus
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Great Eared-NightjarLyncornis macrotis
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus
Plume-toed SwiftletCollocalia affinis
Black-nest SwiftletAerodramus maximus
White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis
Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Slaty-breasted RailLewinia striata
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinerea
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensis
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Asian DowitcherLimnodromus semipalmatus
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipes
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Nordmann's GreenshankTringa guttifer
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Common TernSterna hirundo
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Lesser AdjutantLeptoptilos javanicus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayiiRare/Accidental
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosaRare/Accidental
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Malayan Night-HeronGorsachius melanolophus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Black BazaAviceda leuphotes
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogaster

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Buffy Fish-OwlKetupa ketupu
Spotted Wood-OwlStrix seloputo

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus
Lineated BarbetPsilopogon lineatus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Common FlamebackDinopium javanense
Crimson-winged WoodpeckerPicus puniceus
Laced WoodpeckerPicus vittatus
Banded WoodpeckerChrysophlegma miniaceum

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Black-thighed FalconetMicrohierax fringillarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Blue-crowned Hanging-ParrotLoriculus galgulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Blue-winged PittaPitta moluccensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acanthizidae

Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphurea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus
Pied TrillerLalage nigra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

Common IoraAegithina tiphia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Malaysian Pied-FantailRhipidura javanica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Blyth's Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone affinis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendens
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked TailorbirdOrthotomus atrogularis
Ashy TailorbirdOrthotomus ruficeps
Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris
Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Black-browed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps
Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Pallas's Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella certhiola

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosus
Stripe-throated BulbulPycnonotus finlaysoni
Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavier
Olive-winged BulbulPycnonotus plumosus
Streak-eared BulbulPycnonotus conradi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

White-chested BabblerPellorneum rostratum
Abbott's BabblerTurdinus abbotti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Daurian StarlingAgropsar sturninus
White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensis
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
Indochinese Blue FlycatcherCyornis sumatrensis
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Scarlet-backed FlowerpeckerDicaeum cruentatum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Brown-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensis
Copper-throated SunbirdLeptocoma calcostetha
Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Baya WeaverPloceus philippinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapilla
White-headed MuniaLonchura maja

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Plain-backed SparrowPasser flaveolus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus

 

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