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This checklist includes all bird species found in Badakhshan , 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 and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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: Badakhshan [map]

Other names: Badakhshān, Badakhshan, بدخشان

Number of species: 288
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2022-07-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephala
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostris
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Himalayan SnowcockTetraogallus himalayensis
Tibetan SnowcockTetraogallus tibetanus
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar
See-see PartridgeAmmoperdix griseogularis
Himalayan MonalLophophorus impejanus
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Hill PigeonColumba rupestris
Snow PigeonColumba leuconota
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Pale-backed PigeonColumba eversmanni
Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Little SwiftApus affinis
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Western Water RailRallus aquaticus
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Little BustardTetrax tetrax
Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueenii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

IbisbillIbidorhyncha struthersiiRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Solitary SnipeGallinago solitaria
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Common TernSterna hirundo

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Himalayan VultureGyps himalayensis
Griffon VultureGyps fulvus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachus
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliaca
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Pallas's Fish EagleHaliaeetus leucoryphus
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctua
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Pallid Scops OwlOtus bruceiRare/Accidental
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Scaly-bellied WoodpeckerPicus squamatus
White-winged WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucopterus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Crested KingfisherMegaceryle lugubris
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Saker FalconFalco cherrug
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Long-tailed MinivetPericrocotus ethologus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundoo

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Turkestan ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Bay-backed ShrikeLanius vittatus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

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
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Indian Paradise-flycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Altai AccentorPrunella himalayana
Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
Brown AccentorPrunella fulvescens
Black-throated AccentorPrunella atrogularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Eurasian Rock SparrowPetronia petronia
Chestnut-shouldered Bush SparrowGymnoris xanthocollis
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Rosy PipitAnthus roseatusRare/Accidental
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Black-and-yellow GrosbeakMycerobas icterioidesRare/Accidental
White-winged GrosbeakMycerobas carnipes
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchErythrina erythrina
Great RosefinchCarpodacus rubicilla
Blyth's RosefinchCarpodacus grandis
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Crimson-winged FinchRhodopechys sanguineus
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
Mongolian FinchEremopsaltria mongolica
Plain Mountain FinchLeucosticte nemoricola
Brandt's Mountain FinchLeucosticte brandti
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoleta
TwiteLinaria flavirostris
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Red-fronted SerinSerinus pusillus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Red-headed BuntingGranativora bruniceps
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Grey-necked BuntingEmberiza buchanani
White-capped BuntingEmberiza stewarti
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalos
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Rufous-naped TitPeriparus rufonuchalis
Azure TitCyanistes cyanus
GroundpeckerPseudopodoces humilis
Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
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: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Large-billed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orinus
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Hume's Leaf WarblerAbrornis humei
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus lorenzii
Plain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus neglectus
Tytler's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus tytleri
Sulphur-bellied WarblerPhylloscopus griseolus
Green Leaf WarblerSeicercus nitidus
Greenish Leaf WarblerSeicercus trochiloides
Western Crowned Leaf WarblerSeicercus occipitalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Streaked Scrub WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoriaRare/Accidental
Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostris
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Ménétries's WarblerCurruca mystacea
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Streaked Laughing-thrushTrochalopteron lineatum
Variegated Laughing-thrushTrochalopteron variegatum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Bar-tailed TreecreeperCerthia himalayana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Kashmir NuthatchSitta cashmirensis
White-cheeked NuthatchSitta leucopsis
Eastern Rock NuthatchSitta tephronota
WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Brahminy StarlingSturnia pagodarum
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus
Brown DipperCinclus pallasii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica
Rusty-tailed FlycatcherMuscicapa ruficauda
Indian Blue RobinLarvivora brunnea
White-throated IraniaIrania gutturalis
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Little ForktailEnicurus scouleri
Blue Whistling ThrushMyophonus caeruleus
White-tailed RubythroatCalliope pectoralis
Himalayan BluetailTarsiger rufilatus
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Blue-fronted RedstartAdelura frontalis
Blue-capped RedstartAdelura coeruleocephala
Eversmann's RedstartAdelura erythronota
Plumbeous Water RedstartRhyacornis fuliginosa
White-capped Water RedstartChaimarrornis leucocephalus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Güldenstädt's RedstartPhoenicurus erythrogastrus
Blue-capped Rock ThrushMonticola cinclorhyncha
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus
Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprata
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Variable WheatearOenanthe picata
Hume's WheatearOenanthe albonigra
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschii
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe chrysopygia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularis

 

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