Endemic birds of South Asia

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This article is one of a series providing information about endemism among birds in the World's various zoogeographic zones. For an overview of this subject see Endemism in birds.

See also Endemic Birds of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Patterns of endemism[edit]

To be completed later.

Endemic Bird Areas[edit]

Birdlife International has defined the following Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs) in the subcontinent:

Each area has its own set of endemic species, and there are further species shared between the two which are not found elsewhere.

In addition the following are classified as Secondary areas (areas with at least one restricted-range bird species, but not meeting the criteria to qualify as EBAs)

List of species[edit]

Species endemic to the Western Ghats and associated hills[edit]

Crimson sunbird

Species endemic to Sri Lanka[edit]

Species endemic to the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka combined[edit]

Other localised species endemic to peninsular India[edit]

Other localised species endemic to peninsular India and Sri Lanka combined[edit]

Species endemic to northern parts of the subcontinent[edit]

Other species endemic to the subcontinent[edit]

Near-endemics and seasonal endemics[edit]

In addition, the following species are near-endemics i.e. only a small proportion of the population is found outside the subcontinent

The following species is endemic as a breeding species, but winters elsewhere

See also[edit]