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Cumulative Bird List

with Bryan Bland

  • Column A: Number of tours (out of 9) on which this species has been recorded
  • Column B: Number of days this species was seen in 2015.
  • Column C: Maximum daily count for this species in 2015.
  • Column D: (H) = heard more than seen
A B C D
9 Grey Francolin 12 14 Francolinus pondicerianus
5 Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
3 Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica
9 Indian Peafowl 15 30 Pavo cristatus
9 Lesser Whistling-duck 3 500 Dendrocygna javanica
1 Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
9 Greylag Goose 2 20 Anser anser
7 Bar-headed Goose 2 11 Anser indicus
9 Ruddy Shelduck 3 8 Tadorna ferruginea
1 Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
9 Comb Duck 4 50 Sarkidiornis melanotos
5 Cotton Pygmy-goose 1 5 Nettapus coromandelianus
9 Gadwall 4 30 Anas strepera
8 Eurasian Wigeon 5 100 Anas penelope
2 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
9 Spot-billed Duck 5 10 Anas poecilorhyncha
9 Northern Shoveler 6 50 Anas clypeata
9 Northern Pintail 3 20 Anas acuta
6 Garganey 1 2 Anas querquedula
9 Common Teal 3 4 Anas crecca
7 Red-crested Pochard 3 6 Rhodonessa rufina
9 Common Pochard 3 20 Aythya ferina
6 Ferruginous Duck 2 14 Aythya nyroca
7 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
4 Barred Buttonquail 1 2 Turnix suscitator
7 Eurasian Wryneck 1 1 Jynx torquilla
5 Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus
8 Yellow-crowned Woodpecker 2 1 Dendrocopos mahrattensis
9 Black-rumped Flameback 4 1 Dinopium benghalense
9 Brown-headed Barbet 9 2 (H) Megalaima zeylanica
8 Coppersmith Barbet 2 4 Megalaima haemacephala
8 Indian Grey Hornbill 5 5 Ocyceros birostris
9 Common Hoopoe 10 9 Upupa epops
9 Indian Roller 3 2 Coracias benghalensis
9 Common Kingfisher 6 1 Alcedo atthis
9 White-throated Kingfisher 11 20 Halycon smyrnensis
9 Pied Kingfisher 3 5 Ceryle rudis
1 European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
9 Green Bee-eater 6 7 Merops orientalis
2 Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
6 Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius
9 Asian Koel 4 3 Eudynamys scolopacea
9 Greater Coucal 8 3 Centropus sinensis
3 Alexandrine Parakeet 1 8 Psittacula eupatria
9 Rose-ringed Parakeet 13 '00s Psittacula krameri
8 Plum-headed Parakeet 1 12 Psittacula cyanocephala
1 Common Swift Apus apus
9 House Swift 6 '00s Apus affinis
1 Oriental Scops Owl 1 2 Otus sunia
9 Collared Indian Scops Owl 2 1 Otus bakkamoena
9 Dusky Eagle-Owl 1 2 Bubo coromandus
9 Spotted Owlet 8 3 Athene brama
3 Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata
1 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
3 Grey Nightjar 1 1 Caprimulgus indicus
2 Syke's Nightjar Caprimulgus mahrattensis
7 Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
2 Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
9 Rock/feral Pigeon 15 '000s Columba livia
9 Laughing Dove 14 100 Streptopelia senegalensis
9 Red Collared Dove 3 2 Streptopelia tranquebarica
9 Eurasian Collared Dove 15 100 Streptopelia decaocto
9 Yellow-footed Green Pigeon 5 10 Treron phoenicoptera
7 Indian Bustard 1 6 Ardeotis nigriceps
4 MacQueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueeni
4 Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus
9 Sarus Crane 3 5 Grus antigone
9 Demoiselle Crane 2 10,000 Grus virgo
7 Common Crane Grus grus
8 Brown Crake 1 2 Amaurornis akool
9 White-breasted Waterhen 7 20 Amaurornis phoenicurus
1 Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
9 Purple Swamphen 4 40 Porphyrio porphyrio
9 Common Moorhen 8 10 Gallinula chloropus
9 Common Coot 7 00's Fulica atra
9 Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse 3 23 Pterocles exustus
3 Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
1 Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
8 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
1 Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
7 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
6 Eurasian Curlew 1 1 Numenius arquata
9 Spotted Redshank 1 1 Tringa erythropus
9 Common Redshank 1 1 Tringa totanus
8 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
9 Common Greenshank 4 2 Tringa nebularia
9 Green Sandpiper 6 3 Tringa ochropus
9 Wood Sandpiper 2 2 Tringa glareola
1 Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
9 Common Sandpiper 5 1 Actitis hypoleucos
7 Little Stint Calidris minuta
8 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
4 Dunlin Calidris alpina
9 Ruff 2 20 Philomachus pugnax
6 Greater Painted-snipe 1 3 Rostratula benghalensis
9 Pheasant-tailed Jacana 4 2 Hydrophasianus chirurgus
9 Bronze-winged Jacana 4 12 Metopidius indicus
8 Eurasian Thick-knee 1 4 Burhinus oedicnemus
2 Great Thick-knee Burhinus recurvirostris
9 Black-winged Stilt 14 50 Himantopus himantopus
5 Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
1 Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
9 Little Ringed Plover 2 4 Charadrius dubius
6 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
3 Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
5 Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus
8 River Lapwing 1 2 Vanellus duvaucelii
1 Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
9 Red-wattled Lapwing 13 20 Vanellus indicus
9 White-tailed Lapwing 2 2 Vanellus leucurus
9 Cream-coloured Courser 1 5 Cursorius cursor
4 Indian Courser 1 4 Cursorius coromandelicus
2 Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans
4 Pallas's Gull 1 2 Larus ichthyaetus
4 Brown-headed Gull 1 6 Larus brunnicephalus
6 Black-headed Gull 1 30 Larus ridibundus
9 River Tern 3 6 Sterna aurantia
1 Little Tern Sterna albifrons
1 Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda
5 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
1 White-winged Tern Childonias leucopterus
1 Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis
6 Osprey 1 1 Pandion haliaetus
8 Oriental Honey-buzzard 2 1 Pernis ptilorhynchus
9 Black-shouldered Kite 9 3 Elanus caeruleus
9 Black Kite 8 100 Milvus migrans
7 Black-eared Kite 1 1 Milvus lineatus
2 Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
1 Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
9 Egyptian Vulture 7 7 Neophron percnopterus
8 White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
9 Indian Vulture 2 20 Gyps indicus
3 Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris
1 Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis
9 Eurasian Griffon 2 8 Gyps fulvus
8 Cinereous Vulture 1 1 Aegypius monachus
8 Red-headed Vulture 1 1 Sarcogyps calvus
7 Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
9 Crested Serpent Eagle 1 4 Spilornis cheela
9 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 5 4 Circus aeruginosus
3 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
7 Pallid Harrier 1 1 Circus macrourus
4 Montagu's Harrier 1 1 Circus pygargus
9 Shikra 8 1 Accipiter badius
1 Besra Accipiter virgatus
7 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
1 Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
3 White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa
6 Common Buzzard Buteo buteo
9 Long-legged Buzzard 4 2 Buteo rufinus
6 Lesser (Indian) Spotted Eagle 2 1 Aquila pomarina
9 Greater Spotted Eagle 5 1 Aquila clanga
9 Tawny Eagle 3 1 Aquila rapax
9 Steppe Eagle 3 2 Aquila nipalensis
9 Imperial Eagle 2 1 Aquila heliaca
1 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
8 Bonelli's Eagle 1 1 Hieraaetus fasciatus
5 Booted Eagle 4 2 Hieraaetus pennatus
1 Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus
1 Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus
1 Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera
9 Common Kestrel 5 3 Falco tinnunculus
1 Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
2 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
9 Lagger Falcon 1 2 Falco jugger
9 Peregrine Falcon 1 1 Falco peregrinus
9 Little Grebe 9 30 Tachybaptus ruficollis
5 Great Crested Grebe 1 1 Podiceps cristatus
1 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
9 Oriental Darter 5 40 Anhinga rufa
8 Little Cormorant 9 60 Phalacrocorax niger
9 Indian Cormorant 3 120 Phalacrocorax fuscicollis
9 Great Cormorant 10 50 Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis
9 Little Egret 8 8 Egretta garzetta
9 Grey Heron 8 20 Ardea cinerea
9 Purple Heron 4 10 Ardea purpurea
9 Great Egret 10 18 Casmerodius albus
9 Intermediate Egret 8 40 Mesophoyx intermedia
9 Cattle Egret 11 100 Bubulcus ibis
9 Indian Pond Heron 10 20 Ardeola grayii
7 Little Heron 1 2 Butorides striatus
9 Black-crowned Night Heron 4 4 Nycticorax nycticorax
5 Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
6 Black Bittern 1 1 Dupetor flavicollis
2 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
5 Glossy Ibis 4 10 Plegadis falcinellus
9 Black-headed Ibis 4 50 Threskiornis melanocephalus
5 Black Ibis 1 5 Pseudibis papillosa
9 Eurasian Spoonbill 3 8 Platalea leucorodia
2 Great White Pelican Pelicanus onocrotalus
2 Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
9 Painted Stork 6 2000 Mycteria leucocephala
9 Asian Openbill 4 5 Anastomus oscitans
9 Woolly-necked Stork 2 2 Ciconia episcopus
2 White Stork Ciconia ciconia
8 Black-necked Stork 2 2 Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
3 Lesser Adjutant Leptopilos javanicus
8 Rufous-tailed Shrike 1 2 Lanius isabellinus
1 Isabelline Shrike 1 2 Lanius isabellinus
8 Bay-backed Shrike 1 1 Lanius vittatus
9 Long-tailed Shrike 5 3 Lanius schach
9 Southern Grey Shrike 2 20 Lanius meridionalis
9 Rufous Treepie 6 10 Dendrocitta vagabunda
9 House Crow 15 '00s Corvus splendens
9 Jungle Crow 6 10 Corvus levaillantii
8 Common Raven Corvus corax
6 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
8 Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
6 Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
3 White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola
9 Black Drongo 12 20 Dicrurus macrocercus
7 Ashy Drongo 2 2 Dicrurus leucophaeus
3 White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
1 Asian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
3 Marshall's Iora Aegithina nigrolutea
8 Common Woodshrike 1 2 Tephrodornis pondicerianus
4 Blue Rock Thrush 1 1 Monticola solitarius
5 Orange-headed Thrush 1 1 Zoothera citrina
2 Tickell's Thrush 1 1 Turdus unicolor
5 Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva albicilla
4 Red-breasted Flycatcher 2 1 Ficedula parva
1 Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor
4 Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina
8 Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher 2 1 Culicicapa ceylonensis
7 Siberian Rubythroat 3 1 Luscinia calliope
9 Bluethroat 4 7 Luscinia svecica
9 Oriental Magpie Robin 7 15 Copsychus saularis
9 Indian Robin 8 12 Saxicoloides fulicata
9 Black Redstart 3 2 Phoenicurus ochruros
6 Common Stonechat 2 1 Saxicola torquata
3 Stoliczka's Bushchat Saxicola macrorhyncha
9 Pied Bushchat 3 1 Saxicola caprata
9 Variable Wheatear 3 30 Oenanthe picata
9 Desert Wheatear 3 20 Oenanthe deserti
9 Isabelline Wheatear 2 10 Oenanthe isabellina
8 Rufous-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna
9 Brown Rock Chat 4 7 Cercomela fusca
9 Brahminy Starling 4 80 Sturnus pagodarum
9 Rosy Starling 4 100 Sturnus roseus
8 Common Starling 1 12 Sturnus vulgaris
9 Asian Pied Starling 5 15 Sturnus contra
9 Common Myna 15 100 Acridotheres tristis
9 Bank Myna 8 00's Acridotheres ginginianus
2 Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea
1 Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus
1 Great Tit Parus major
5 Sand Martin Riparia riparia
8 Plain Martin 4 10 Riparia paludicola
9 Dusky Crag Martin 3 10 Hirundo concolor
8 Barn Swallow 3 1 Hirundo rustica
8 Wire-tailed Swallow 2 1 Hirundo smithii
8 Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
6 Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola
4 Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani
9 White-eared Bulbul 9 12 Pycnonotus leucotis
9 Red-vented Bulbul 13 20 Pycnonotus cafer
2 Grey-breasted Prinia 2 10 Prinia hodgsonii
8 Graceful Prinia 1 4 Prinia gracilis
9 Ashy Prinia 3 4 Prinia socialis
9 Plain Prinia 5 9 Prinia inornata
9 Oriental White-eye 1 1 Zosterops palpebrosa
2 Cettia cetti
1 Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
7 Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
7 Clamorous Reed Warbler 1 1 Acrocephalus stentoreus
7 Sykes's Warbler 2 1 Hippolais rama
9 Common Tailorbird 5 2 Orthotomus sutorius
3 Orphean Warbler 1 2 Sylvia hortensis
9 Common Chiffchaff 6 14 Phylloscopus collybita tristis
5 Plain Leaf Warbler 1 2 Phylloscopus neglectus
2 Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer
1 Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus
3 Brooks's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus subviridis
9 Hume's Warbler 2 7 Phylloscopus humei
6 Greenish Warbler 1 1 Phylloscopus trochiloides
1 Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
6 Yellow-eyed Babbler 3 20 Chrysomma sinense
9 Common Babbler 4 40 Turdoides caudatus
9 Large Grey Babbler 6 10 Turdoides malcolmi
9 Jungle Babbler 10 70 Turdoides striatus
9 Lesser Whitethroat 4 3 Sylvia curruca
1 Desert Whitethroat 2 1 Sylvia minula
8 Desert Warbler 1 2 Sylvia nana
2 Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera
1 Singing Bushlark Mirafra javanica
6 Ashy-crowned Finch-Lark 1 2 Eremopterix grisea
9 Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark 2 6 Eremopterix nigriceps
1 Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cincturus
6 Desert Lark 1 8 Ammomanes deserti
3 Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus
9 Bimaculated Lark 3 200 Melanocorypha bimaculata
9 Greater Short-toed Lark 3 300 Calandrella brachydactyla
4 Hume's Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris
8 Crested Lark 1 2 Galerida cristata
2 Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
2 Buff-bellied Flowerpecker (D. (ignipectum) cambodianum)
9 Purple Sunbird 10 3 Nectarinia asiatica
9 House Sparrow 9 100 Passer domesticus
6 Spanish Sparrow 3 50 Passer hispaniolensis
9 Chestnut-shouldered Petronia 3 1 Petronia xanthocollis
9 White Wagtail 5 5 Motacilla alba
9 White-browed Wagtail 1 1 Motacilla maderaspatensis
9 Citrine Wagtail 3 2 Motacilla citreola
9 Yellow Wagtail 1 3 Motacilla flava
9 Grey Wagtail 1 1 Motacilla cinerea
6 Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
9 Tawny Pipit 1 20 Anthus campestris
3 Long-billed Pipit 1 20 Anthus similis
2 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
7 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
3 Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis
1 Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar
4 Baya Weaver 1 5 Ploceus philippinus
9 Red Avadavat 3 2 Estrilda amandava
2 Green Avadavat Amandava formosa
9 Indian Silverbill 9 8 Lonchura malabarica
1 Scaly-breated Munia 1 6 Lonchura punctulata
2 Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
1 Common Rosefinch 1 2 Carpodacus erythrinus
5 White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti
2 Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani
7 Red-headed Bunting 1 2 Emberiza bruniceps
4 Striolated Bunting 1 5 Emberiza striolata