List of birds of Tamil Nadu

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This article lists the birds found in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Over 508 species of birds have been spotted in Tamil Nadu. The list accompanies the local Tamil name.


Table of contents

Non-passerines: Grebes . Tropicbirds . Shearwaters . Pelicans . Cormorants . Darters . Bitterns, herons and egrets . Storks . Ibises and spoonbills . Flamingos . Ducks . Hawks, kites and eagles . Falcons . Pheasants and partridges . Buttonquails . Rails, crakes, and coots . Bustards . Jacanas . Avocets and stilts . Pratincoles and coursers . Plovers and lapwings . Sandpipers and allies . Gulls . Terns . Sandgrouses . Doves and pigeons . Parrots and parakeets . Cuckoos . Barn owls . Typical owls . Nightjars . Swifts . Trogons . Kingfishers . Bee-eaters . Rollers and hoopoe . Hornbills . Barbets . Woodpeckers .

Emerald Dove, the state bird of Tamil Nadu

Passerines: Pitta and larks . Swallows and martins . Wagtails and pipits . Cuckoo-shrikes . Bulbuls . Thrushes and allies . Cisticolas and allies . Old World warblers . Old World flycatchers . Babblers . Titmice . Nuthatches . Sunbirds and spiderhunters . Flowerpeckers . White-eyes . Old World orioles . Shrikes . Woodshrikes . Drongos . Woodswallows . Crows and Treepies . Starlings . Weavers . Buntings . Finches . Waxbills and allies . Sparrows .

See also       References

Grebes[edit]

Little Grebe in Kodaikanal Lake

Tropicbirds[edit]

Shearwaters[edit]

Pelicans[edit]

Cormorants[edit]

Cormorants and Egrets in Singanallur Lake

Darters[edit]

Bitterns, herons and egrets[edit]

Storks[edit]

Ibises and spoonbills[edit]

Flamingos[edit]

Ducks[edit]

A flock of Bar-headed Geese (Anser indicus) at Koonthakulam Bird Sanctuary, Tirunelveli District

Hawks, kites and eagles[edit]

Crested Serpent Eagle subspecies melanotis pictured in Anamalai Tiger Reserve

Falcons[edit]

Pheasants and partridges[edit]

Buttonquails[edit]

Rails, Crakes and Coots[edit]

Bustards[edit]

Jacanas[edit]

Avocets and stilts[edit]

Pratincoles and coursers[edit]

Plovers and lapwings[edit]

Sandpipers and allies[edit]

Snipes and Curlew[edit]

Eurasian curlew pictured in Kelambakkam

Gulls[edit]

Terns[edit]

Sandgrouses[edit]

Doves and Pigeons[edit]

Parrots and Parakeets[edit]

Cuckoos[edit]

Barn Owls[edit]

Typical owls[edit]

Nightjars[edit]

Indian Nightjar in Nanmangalam

Swifts[edit]

Trogons[edit]

Kingfishers[edit]

Bee-eaters[edit]

Rollers and Hoopoe[edit]

Hornbills[edit]

Great Hornbill perched on a Mesua tree at Valparai

Barbets[edit]

Woodpeckers[edit]

Pitta and Larks[edit]

Swallows and martins[edit]

Wagtails and pipits[edit]

Cuckoo-shrikes[edit]

Bulbuls[edit]

Thrushes and allies[edit]

Cisticola and allies[edit]

Old World Warblers[edit]

Old World Flycatchers[edit]

Asian Paradise Flycatcher at the foothills of Palani Hills

Babblers[edit]

Titmice[edit]

Nuthatches[edit]

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters[edit]

Purple Sunbird spotted in Tirunelveli

Flowerpeckers[edit]

White-eyes[edit]

Old World orioles[edit]

Shrikes[edit]

Woodshrikes[edit]

Drongos[edit]

Woodswallows[edit]

Crows and Treepies[edit]

Starlings[edit]

Weavers[edit]

Buntings[edit]

Finches[edit]

Waxbills and allies[edit]

Sparrows[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sridhar, TR (1987). "Tropic Bird in Madras.". Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 27(1-2): 10–12. 
  2. ^ Stig Toft Madsen (2006). "Mind the Shearwaters.". Newsletter for Birdwatchers 36. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j L. Joseph Reginald, C. Mahendran, S. Suresh Kumar and P. Pramod (December 2007). "Birds of Singanallur lake, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu". Zoos' Print Journal 22 (12): 2944–2948. 
  4. ^ a b G. Thirumalai and S. Krishnan (July 2005). Pictorial Handbook: Birds Of Chennai. Kolkata: Zoological Survey of India. 
  5. ^ http://www.flickr.com/photos/anoopaa/422288946/
  6. ^ http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/feb102001/378.pdf
  7. ^ a b c V. Gokula and Lalitha Vijayan (2000). "Foraging pattern of birds during the breeding season in thorn forest of Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, Southern India". Tropical Ecology 41 (2): 195–208. 

References[edit]

  • K. Ratnam (November 2004). Birds Of Tamil Nadu. Chennai: Manivaasagar Pathippagam. 
  • K. Ratnam (May 1998). Tamilil Paravai Peyargal. Sulur, Coimbatore District: Ulagam Veliyeedu. 
  • Grimmett, Richard; Inskipp, Tim (2005). Birds Of southern India. London: Christopher Helm. 
  • M. A. Badshah. Checklist of birds of Tamil Nadu with English, Scientific and Tamil names. Chennai: Forest Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. 
  • Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Annual report, 2006-2007