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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 .

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Country or region: Nicobar [map]

Number of species: 248
Number of endemics: 9
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2021-03-14
Last modified: 2024-02-13
See also: http://delhibird.net
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianus
GarganeySpatula querquedula

 
GALLIFORMES: Megapodiidae

Nicobar MegapodeMegapodius nicobariensisEndemic

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Blue-breasted QuailSynoicus chinensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Andaman CoucalCentropus andamanensis
Chestnut-winged CuckooClamator coromandus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Asian Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx maculatus
Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
Horsfield's Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx basalisRare/Accidental
Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris
Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioidesRare/Accidental
Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus
Himalayan CuckooCuculus saturatus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Gray NightjarCaprimulgus jotakaRare/Accidental
Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurus
Andaman NightjarCaprimulgus andamanicusEndemic (country/region)

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteus
Plume-toed SwiftletCollocalia affinis
Himalayan SwiftletAerodramus brevirostrisRare/Accidental
White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Slaty-breasted RailLewinia striata
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Gray-headed SwamphenPorphyrio poliocephalusRare/Accidental
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Red-legged CrakeRallina fasciataRare/Accidental
Slaty-legged CrakeRallina eurizonoidesRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostris

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus
Tibetan Sand-PloverAnarhynchus atrifrons
Greater Sand-PloverAnarhynchus leschenaultii
Kentish PloverAnarhynchus alexandrinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostris
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollis
SanderlingCalidris alba
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Yellow-legged ButtonquailTurnix tanki

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Brown NoddyAnous stolidus
Lesser NoddyAnous tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
Black NoddyAnous minutus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black-naped TernSterna sumatrana
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon rubricaudaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marinaRare/Accidental
Black-bellied Storm-PetrelFregetta tropicaRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelHydrobates monorhis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelas

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Asian OpenbillAnastomus oscitans

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Lesser FrigatebirdFregata ariel
Christmas Island FrigatebirdFregata andrewsiRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Masked BoobySula dactylatraRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Spot-billed PelicanPelecanus philippensisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisRare/Accidental
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Malayan Night HeronGorsachius melanolophus
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Chinese EgretEgretta eulophotesRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Striated HeronButorides striata
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayii
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosaRare/Accidental
Eastern Cattle EgretBubulcus coromandus
Great EgretArdea alba
Medium EgretArdea intermedia
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great-billed HeronArdea sumatranaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Jerdon's BazaAviceda jerdoni
Black BazaAviceda leuphotes
Nicobar Serpent-EagleSpilornis klossiEndemic
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus cirrhatus
Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicusRare/Accidental
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Eastern Marsh HarrierCircus spilonotusRare/Accidental
ShikraAccipiter badius
Nicobar SparrowhawkAccipiter butleriEndemic
Chinese SparrowhawkAccipiter soloensis
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-bellied Sea-EagleIcthyophaga leucogaster

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Nicobar Scops-OwlOtus aliusEndemic
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Andaman BoobookNinox affinisEndemic (country/region)
Brown BoobookNinox scutulata
Hume's BoobookNinox obscuraEndemic (country/region)

 
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-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaulti

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatria
Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandri
Nicobar ParakeetPsittacula canicepsEndemic
Long-tailed ParakeetPsittacula longicauda
Vernal Hanging-ParrotLoriculus vernalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Nicobar Hooded PittaPitta abbottiEndemic

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus
Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus
Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatusRare/Accidental
Large CuckooshrikeCoracina macei
Andaman CuckooshrikeCoracina dobsoni
Pied TrillerLalage nigra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pachycephalidae

Mangrove WhistlerPachycephala cinerea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundoo
Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusRare/Accidental
Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectens
Andaman DrongoDicrurus andamanensis
Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azurea
Amur Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone inceiRare/Accidental
Blyth's Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone affinis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

House CrowCorvus splendensIntroduced species
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Cinereous TitParus cinereus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Thick-billed WarblerArundinax aedon
Black-browed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps
Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Pallas's Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes certhiola
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Pacific SwallowHirundo tahitica
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Nicobar BulbulIxos nicobariensisEndemic
Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatus
Green WarblerPhylloscopus nitidus
Pale-legged Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus tenellipesRare/Accidental
Sakhalin Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus borealoidesRare/Accidental
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Indian White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensis
Common Hill MynaGracula religiosa
European StarlingSturnus vulgarisRare/Accidental
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Daurian StarlingAgropsar sturninus
White-headed StarlingSturnia erythropygiaEndemic (country/region)
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibirica
Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrina
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Zappey's FlycatcherCyanoptila cumatilisRare/Accidental
Nicobar Jungle FlycatcherCyornis nicobaricusEndemic
Yellow-rumped FlycatcherFicedula zanthopygiaRare/Accidental
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental
Amur StonechatSaxicola stejnegeri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Ornate SunbirdCinnyris ornatus
Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparaja

 
PASSERIFORMES: Irenidae

Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puellaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Forest WagtailDendronanthus indicus
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskii
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureolaRare/Accidental
Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla

 

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