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Bhavnagar

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Bhavnagar , 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 2018. 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: Bhavnagar [map]

Description: Included part of Botad district until 2013

Number of species: 398
Number of globally threatened species: 23
Date last reviewed: 2018-03-25
Last modified: 2018-12-29
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Lesser Whistling-DuckDendrocygna javanica
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus
Graylag GooseAnser anser
Knob-billed DuckSarkidiornis melanotos
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianus
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosa
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
Indian Spot-billed DuckAnas poecilorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisVulnerable
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

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

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Pale-backed PigeonColumba eversmanniVulnerable
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica
Yellow-footed PigeonTreron phoenicopterus

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Chestnut-bellied SandgrousePterocles exustus
Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus
Painted SandgrousePterocles indicus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Indian BustardArdeotis nigricepsEndemic (country/region) Critically endangered
Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiVulnerable
Lesser FloricanSypheotides indicusEndangered

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis
Sirkeer MalkohaTaccocua leschenaultii
Pied CuckooClamator jacobinus
Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus
Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratii
Common Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx varius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Jungle NightjarCaprimulgus indicus
Sykes's NightjarCaprimulgus mahrattensis
Indian NightjarCaprimulgus asiaticus
Savanna NightjarCaprimulgus affinis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melba
Blyth's SwiftApus leuconyx
Little SwiftApus affinis
Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Hemiprocnidae

Crested TreeswiftHemiprocne coronata

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Gray-headed SwamphenPorphyrio poliocephalus
WatercockGallicrex cinerea
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurus
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Brown CrakeZapornia akool
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo
Sarus CraneAntigone antigoneVulnerable
Common CraneGrus grus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Yellow-wattled LapwingVanellus malabaricus
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged JacanaMetopidius indicus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenura
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus
Yellow-legged ButtonquailTurnix tanki
Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab-PloverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor
Indian CourserCursorius coromandelicus
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarum
Small PratincoleGlareola lactea

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Common TernSterna hirundo
Black-bellied TernSterna acuticaudaEndangered
River TernSterna aurantiaNear-threatened
Great Crested TernThalasseus bergii
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Indian SkimmerRynchops albicollisVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma monorhisNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Asian OpenbillAnastomus oscitans
Black StorkCiconia nigra
Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus
White StorkCiconia ciconia
Black-necked StorkEphippiorhynchus asiaticusNear-threatened
Painted StorkMycteria leucocephalaNear-threatened

 
SULIFORMES: Anhingidae

Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterNear-threatened

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Little CormorantMicrocarbo niger
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Indian CormorantPhalacrocorax fuscicollis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Spot-billed PelicanPelecanus philippensisNear-threatened
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeus
Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollis
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Indian Pond-HeronArdeola grayii
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Black-headed IbisThreskiornis melanocephalusNear-threatened
Red-naped IbisPseudibis papillosa
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Red-headed VultureSarcogyps calvusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusNear-threatened
White-rumped VultureGyps bengalensisCritically endangered
Indian VultureGyps indicusCritically endangered
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus
Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheela
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
Crested Hawk-EagleNisaetus cirrhatus
Black EagleIctinaetus malaiensis
Indian Spotted EagleClanga hastataVulnerable
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Tawny EagleAquila rapaxVulnerable
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisEndangered
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
White-eyed BuzzardButastur teesa
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Pied HarrierCircus melanoleucos
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Brahminy KiteHaliastur indus
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Pallas's Fish-EagleHaliaeetus leucoryphusEndangered
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops
Pallid Scops-OwlOtus brucei
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Rock Eagle-OwlBubo bengalensis
Dusky Eagle-OwlBubo coromandus
Brown Fish-OwlKetupa zeylonensis
Spotted OwletAthene brama
Mottled Wood-OwlStrix ocellata
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Bucerotidae

Indian Gray HornbillOcyceros birostris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileata
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus
Indian RollerCoracias benghalensis

 
PICIFORMES: Megalaimidae

Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Brown-capped WoodpeckerYungipicus nanus
Yellow-crowned WoodpeckerLeiopicus mahrattensis
White-naped WoodpeckerChrysocolaptes festivus
Black-rumped FlamebackDinopium benghalense

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-necked FalconFalco chicquera
Amur FalconFalco amurensis
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Laggar FalconFalco juggerNear-threatened
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pittidae

Indian PittaPitta brachyura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vangidae

Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Artamidae

Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithinidae

Common IoraAegithina tiphia
White-tailed IoraAegithina nigrolutea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

White-bellied MinivetPericrocotus erythropygius
Small MinivetPericrocotus cinnamomeus
Long-tailed MinivetPericrocotus ethologus
Large CuckooshrikeCoracina macei
Black-headed CuckooshrikeLalage melanoptera

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Bay-backed ShrikeLanius vittatus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundoo
Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicruridae

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus
Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus
White-bellied DrongoDicrurus caerulescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Rhipiduridae

Spot-breasted FantailRhipidura albogularisEndemic (country/region)
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)
Black-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Ashy-crowned Sparrow-LarkEremopterix griseus
Singing BushlarkMirafra cantillans
Bengal BushlarkMirafra assamica
Indian BushlarkMirafra erythroptera
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Sykes's Short-toed LarkCalandrella dukhunensis
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens
Sand LarkAlaudala raytal
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Tawny LarkGalerida devaEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Gray-throated MartinRiparia chinensis
Pale Sand MartinRiparia diluta
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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Hume's WarblerPhylloscopus humei
Sulphur-bellied WarblerPhylloscopus griseolus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Green WarblerPhylloscopus nitidus
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Sykes's WarblerIduna rama
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Bristled GrassbirdChaetornis striataVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Asian Desert WarblerSylvia nana
Desert WhitethroatSylvia minula
Hume's WhitethroatSylvia althaea
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradoxornithidae

Yellow-eyed BabblerChrysomma sinense

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Oriental White-eyeZosterops palpebrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Timaliidae

Tawny-bellied BabblerDumetia hyperythra
Indian Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus horsfieldii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Common BabblerTurdoides caudata
Large Gray BabblerTurdoides malcolmi
Jungle BabblerTurdoides striata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Brown-breasted FlycatcherMuscicapa muttui
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Indian RobinCopsychus fulicatus
Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis
Tickell's Blue FlycatcherCyornis tickelliae
Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinus
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Taiga FlycatcherFicedula albicillaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
White-browed BushchatSaxicola macrorhynchusVulnerable
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata
Variable WheatearOenanthe picata
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymna
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Indian BlackbirdTurdus simillimus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Dicaeidae

Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agile
Pale-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum erythrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Purple-rumped SunbirdLeptocoma zeylonica
Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
White-browed WagtailMotacilla maderaspatensis
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskii
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Crested BuntingEmberiza lathami
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Red-headed BuntingEmberiza bruniceps
Gray-necked BuntingEmberiza buchanani
Striolated BuntingEmberiza striolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Chestnut-shouldered PetroniaGymnornis xanthocollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Baya WeaverPloceus philippinus
Bengal WeaverPloceus benghalensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandava
Indian SilverbillEuodice malabarica
Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata
Tricolored MuniaLonchura malacca

 

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