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This checklist includes all bird species found in Loktak Lake , 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: Loktak Lake [map]

Number of species: 324
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Date last reviewed: 2019-07-28
Last modified: 2022-07-23
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Lesser Whistling DuckDendrocygna javanica
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
Indian Spot-billed DuckAnas poecilorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataRare/Accidental
Asian Pygmy GooseNettapus coromandelianus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Grey Peacock PheasantPolyplectron bicalcaratum
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Japanese QuailCoturnix japonicaNear-threatened
Manipur Bush QuailPerdicula manipurensisEndemic (country/region) Endangered
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinus
Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanus
Mountain Bamboo PartridgeBambusicola fytchii

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Freckled PigeonColumba hodgsonii
Ashy PigeonColumba pulchricollis
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Red Collared DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted-necked DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Barred Cuckoo DoveMacropygia unchall
Orange-breasted Green PigeonTreron bicinctus
Pompadour Green PigeonTreron pompadora
Thick-billed Green PigeonTreron curvirostra
Pin-tailed Green PigeonTreron apicauda
Green Imperial PigeonDucula aenea
Mountain Imperial PigeonDucula badia

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Podargidae

Hodgson's FrogmouthBatrachostomus hodgsoni

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Grey NightjarCaprimulgus indicus
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-rumped Spinetailed SwiftZoonavena sylvatica
Himalayan SwiftletAerodramus brevirostris
Asian Palm SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis
Dark-rumped SwiftApus acuticauda
Fork-tailed SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis
Green-billed MalkohaPhaenicophaeus tristis
Common KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus
Large Hawk CuckooHierococcyx sparverioides
Common Hawk CuckooHierococcyx varius
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Eastern Water RailRallus indicus
Slaty-breasted RailLewinia striata
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Black-tailed CrakeZapornia bicolor
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sarus CraneAntigone antigoneVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Lesser AdjutantLeptoptilos javanicusVulnerable
Asian OpenbillAnastomus oscitans
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
Black-necked StorkEphippiorhynchus asiaticusNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Malaysian Night HeronGorsachius melanolophus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striata
Indian Pond HeronArdeola grayii
Chinese Pond HeronArdeola bacchus
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Black-headed IbisThreskiornis melanocephalusNear-threatened
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little CormorantMicrocarbo niger
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
River LapwingVanellus duvauceliiNear-threatened
Grey-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged JacanaMetopidius indicus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Solitary SnipeGallinago solitaria
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenura
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Yellow-legged ButtonquailTurnix tanki
Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Little PratincoleGlareola lactea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Crested Serpent EagleSpilornis cheela
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisEndangered
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatus
ShikraAccipiter badius
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Himalayan BuzzardButeo refectus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Eastern Grass OwlTyto longimembris
Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Brown BoobookNinox scutulata
Oriental Scops OwlOtus sunia
Spot-bellied Eagle OwlBubo nipalensis
Tawny Fish OwlKetupa flavipes

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
White-browed PiculetSasia ochracea
Speckled PiculetPicumnus innominatus
Black-rumped WoodpeckerDinopium benghalense
Grey-headed WoodpeckerPicus canus
Fulvous-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos macei
Crimson-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos cathpharius
Rufous-bellied WoodpeckerDendrocopos hyperythrus

 
PICIFORMES: Ramphastidae

Lineated BarbetPsilopogon lineatus
Blue-throated BarbetPsilopogon asiaticus
Blue-eared BarbetPsilopogon australis
Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Indian RollerCoracias benghalensis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Laggar FalconFalco juggerNear-threatened
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Grey-headed ParakeetPsittacula finschiiNear-threatened
Slaty-headed ParakeetPsittacula himalayana
Blossom-headed ParakeetPsittacula roseataNear-threatened
Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandriNear-threatened
Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatriaNear-threatened
Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Hooded PittaPitta sordida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Eurylaimidae

Long-tailed BroadbillPsarisomus dalhousiae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Long-tailed MinivetPericrocotus ethologus
Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus flammeus
Large CuckooshrikeCoracina javensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Black-headed Shrike-babblerPteruthius rufiventer
Green Shrike-babblerPteruthius xanthochlorus
Black-eared Shrike-babblerPteruthius melanotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornus
Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundoo
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis
Slender-billed OrioleOriolus tenuirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Large WoodshrikeTephrodornis virgatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

Common IoraAegithina tiphia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectens
Bronzed DrongoDicrurus aeneus
Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Burmese ShrikeLanius collurioides
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach
Grey-backed ShrikeLanius tephronotus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Rufous TreepieDendrocitta vagabunda
House CrowCorvus splendens
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Indian SilverbillEuodice malabarica
White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
Black-headed MuniaLonchura malacca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Chestnut-shouldered Bush SparrowGymnoris xanthocollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
Rosy PipitAnthus roseatus
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
White-browed WagtailMotacilla maderaspatensis
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common RosefinchErythrina erythrina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucata
Black-faced BuntingSchoeniclus spodocephala
Yellow-breasted BuntingSchoeniclus aureolusCritically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Oriental Sky LarkAlauda gulgula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilis
Striated PriniaPrinia crinigera
Rufescent PriniaPrinia rufescens
Grey-breasted PriniaPrinia hodgsonii
Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris
Ashy PriniaPrinia socialis
Plain PriniaPrinia inornata
Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Rusty-rumped WarblerLocustella certhiola
Brown Bush WarblerLocustella luteoventris
Baikal Bush WarblerLocustella davidi
Spotted Bush WarblerLocustella thoracica
Russet Bush WarblerLocustella mandelli
Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustris
Bristled Grass WarblerChaetornis striataVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Thick-billed WarblerArundinax aedon
Black-browed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Blunt-winged WarblerAcrocephalus concinens
Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Asian House MartinDelichon dasypus
Nepal House MartinDelichon nipalense
Striated SwallowCecropis striolata
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosus
Himalayan BulbulPycnonotus leucogenis
White-eared BulbulPycnonotus leucotis
Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatus
Hume's Leaf WarblerAbrornis humei
Buff-barred WarblerAbrornis pulcher
Ashy-throated WarblerAbrornis maculipennis
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus
Tickell's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus affinis
Greenish Leaf WarblerSeicercus trochiloides
Blyth's Leaf WarblerSeicercus reguloides
Grey-hooded Leaf WarblerSeicercus xanthoschistos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Yellow-bellied WarblerAbroscopus superciliaris
Black-faced WarblerAbroscopus schisticeps
LeafworkerPhyllergates cucullatus
Brown-flanked Bush WarblerHorornis fortipes
Aberrant Bush WarblerHorornis flavolivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Jerdon's BabblerChrysomma altirostreVulnerable
Black-breasted ParrotbillParadoxornis flavirostrisVulnerable
Brown ParrotbillCholornis unicolor
Black-throated ParrotbillSuthora nipalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

Chestnut-capped BabblerTimalia pileata
Buff-chested BabblerCyanoderma ambiguum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pellorneidae

Yellow-throated FulvettaSchoeniparus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Striated BabblerArgya earlei
Slender-billed BabblerChatarrhaea longirostrisVulnerable
Spot-breasted Laughing-thrushGarrulax merulinus
White-browed Laughing-thrushGarrulax sannio
Rufous-necked Laughing-thrushGarrulax ruficollis
Chestnut-crowned Laughing-thrushTrochalopteron erythrocephalum
Rufous-backed SibiaLeioptila annectens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Purple-backed StarlingAgropsar sturninus
Asian Pied StarlingGracupica contra
Brahminy StarlingSturnia pagodarum
Chestnut-tailed StarlingSturnia malabarica
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis
Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscus
Great MynaAcridotheres grandis
Spot-winged StarlingSaroglossa spilopterus
Hill MynaGracula religiosa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Oriental Magpie RobinCopsychus saularis
White-rumped ShamaKittacincla malabarica
Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica
Blue-throated Blue FlycatcherCyornis rubeculoides
Asian Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinus
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Slaty-backed ForktailEnicurus schistaceus
White-crowned ForktailEnicurus leschenaulti
White-tailed RubythroatCalliope pectoralis
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicilla
Rufous-gorgetted FlycatcherFicedula strophiata
Slaty-blue FlycatcherFicedula tricolor
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus
White-tailed StonechatSaxicola leucurus
Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprata
Jerdon's Bush ChatSaxicola jerdoni
Grey Bush ChatSaxicola ferreus
Brown Rock ChatOenanthe fusca

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Black-breasted ThrushTurdus dissimilis
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Red-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollis

 

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