List of birds of South India

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This article lists the birds found in South India, that is the peninsula of India south approximately of the Narmada river.

Rollapadu in Andhra Pradesh, Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi National Park) and Bandipur in Karnataka; Rajamalai (Eravikulam National Park) and Periyar National Park in Kerala; Mudumalai National Park, Udhagamandalam, Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in Anamalai, Vedanthangal and Kodikkarai in Tamil Nadu are notable bird watching locations in South India.

Francolins and Spurfowls[edit]

Quails and Buttonquails[edit]

Galliformes[edit]

Geese and Ducks[edit]

Woodpeckers[edit]

Barbets[edit]

Hornbills[edit]

Great Hornbill perched on a Mesua tree at Valparai, Tamil Nadu

Common Hoopoe, Trogon and Rollers[edit]

Kingfishers[edit]

Bee-eaters[edit]

Cuckoos and Malkohas[edit]

Blue-faced Malkoha pictured in Singanallur Lake, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Coucals, Parrots and Parakeets[edit]

Malabar Parakeet pictured in Thattekad, Kerala

Swifts[edit]

Owls[edit]

Jungle Owlet pictured in Kerala

Frogmouth and Nightjars[edit]

Pigeons and Doves[edit]

Bustards and Cranes[edit]

Crakes and Rails[edit]

Baillon's Crake, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

Sandgrouse[edit]

Woodcock, Snipes and Painted-snipe[edit]

Godwits, Curlews, and Tringa Sandpipers[edit]

Sanderling and Stints[edit]

Jacanas and Large Waders[edit]

Great Thick-knee near Mysore, Karnataka

Plovers[edit]

Lapwings, Coursers and Pranticoles[edit]

Jaegers and Gulls[edit]

Terns and Noddies[edit]

Osprey, Bazas and Kites[edit]

Sea and Fish Eagles[edit]

Vultures[edit]

Eagles[edit]

Crested Serpent Eagle subspecies melanotis pictured in Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu

Harrier[edit]

Accipiters[edit]

Shikra pictured in Pune, Maharashtra

Buzzards[edit]

Falcons[edit]

Grebe, Cormorants and Darter[edit]

Oriental Darters' nesting colony at Kalletumkara Kerala

Tropicbirds and Boobies[edit]

Egrets[edit]

Herons[edit]

Bitterns[edit]

Flamingos, Ibises and Spoonbill[edit]

Storks[edit]

Pelicans and Frigatebirds[edit]

Shearwaters and storm petrels[edit]

Pitta, Leafbirds, and Shrikes[edit]

Bay-backed Shrike in Ananthagiri hills in Andhra Pradesh

Treepies, Crows and orioles[edit]

Cuckooshrikes and Minivets[edit]

Drongos[edit]

Fantails and Woodshrikes[edit]

Thrushes[edit]

Blue-capped Rock Thrush pictured in Nandi hills in Karnataka

Flycatchers[edit]

Shortwing and Chats[edit]

Indian Blue Robin in Nandi hills in Karnataka

Starlings and Mynas[edit]

Nuthatches[edit]

Tits[edit]

Martins[edit]

Swallows[edit]

Bulbuls[edit]

Cisticolas, Prinias and White-eye[edit]

Warblers[edit]

Blyth's Reed Warbler in Hebbal lake in Karnataka

Grassbirds[edit]

Laughingthrushes[edit]

Babblers and Fulvetta[edit]

Larks[edit]

Flowerpeckers[edit]

Sunbirds and Spiderhunter[edit]

Wagtails[edit]

Pipits[edit]

Sparrows[edit]

Weavers[edit]

Avadavats[edit]

Munias[edit]

Rosefinch and Buntings[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • H.R. Baker and Chas. M. Inglis (1930). The birds of southern India, including Madras, Malabar, Travancore, Cochin, Coorg and Mysore. Madras: Superintendent, Government Press. 
  • Richard Grimmett and Tim Inskipp (November 30, 2005). Birds Of Southern India. A&C Black.