List of birds of Bangalore

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The following is a list of birds found in and around Bangalore in Karnataka, India. The Nandi Hills, Bannerghatta forest ranges and the Kaveri valley/Sangam area are included in addition to the Bangalore city limits roughly extending 40 kilometres around the city centre (General Post Office). The area has been studied from early times due to its climate and accessibility during the Colonial period.[1] This list also includes annotations. This list is largely based on an annotated checklist published in 1994.[2][3] The family placement and sequence of families is based on the IOC world bird list (version 2.9).

Schematic map of birding areas in and around Bangalore
Outline of routes to locations around Bangalore

Galliformes[edit]

Family: Phasianidae[edit]

Grey francolin or grey partridge

Anseriformes[edit]

Family: Anatidae[edit]

Podicipediformes[edit]

Family: Podicipedidae[edit]

Family: Phoenicopteridae[edit]

Ciconiiformes[edit]

Family: Ciconiidae[edit]

Pelecaniformes[edit]

Family: Threskiornithidae[edit]

Family: Ardeidae[edit]

Family: Pelecanidae[edit]

Suliformes[edit]

Family: Phalacrocoracidae[edit]

Family: Anhingidae[edit]

Accipitriformes[edit]

Family Pandionidae[edit]

  • Osprey, Pandion haliaetus (historic)

Family: Accipitridae[edit]

Black kite, a scavenger

Falconiformes[edit]

Family: Falconidae[edit]

Otidiformes[edit]

Family: Otididae[edit]

Gruiformes[edit]

Family: Rallidae[edit]

Family: Gruidae[edit]

Charadriiformes[edit]

Family: Turnicidae[edit]

Family: Burhinidae[edit]

Family Recurvirostridae[edit]

Family Charadriidae[edit]

Family: Rostratulidae[edit]

Family: Jacanidae[edit]

Family: Scolopacidae[edit]

Green sandpiper, a winter migrant

Family: Glareolidae[edit]

Family: Laridae[edit]

Family Sternidae[edit]

Pterocliformes[edit]

Family: Pteroclidae[edit]

Columbiformes[edit]

Family: Columbidae[edit]

Psittaciformes[edit]

Family: Psittacidae[edit]

Cuculiformes[edit]

Family: Cuculidae[edit]

Sirkeer malkoha

Strigiformes[edit]

Family: Tytonidae[edit]

Family: Strigidae[edit]

Spotted owlet

Caprimulgiformes[edit]

Family: Caprimulgidae[edit]

Apodiformes[edit]

Family: Hemiprocnidae[edit]

Family: Apodidae[edit]

Coraciiformes[edit]

Family: Coraciidae[edit]

Indian roller, the state bird of Karnataka

Family: Alcedinidae[edit]

Family: Meropidae[edit]

Bucerotiformes[edit]

Family: Upupidae[edit]

Family: Bucerotidae[edit]

Piciformes[edit]

Family: Picidae[edit]

Family: Megalaimidae[edit]

White-cheeked barbet

Passeriformes[edit]

Family: Pittidae[edit]

Indian pitta, a colourful but secretive migrant

Family: Tephrodornithidae[edit]

Family: Artamidae[edit]

Family: Aegithinidae[edit]

Family: Campephagidae[edit]

Family: Laniidae[edit]

Family: Oriolidae[edit]

Black-naped oriole with Indian golden oriole

Family: Dicruridae[edit]

Family: Rhipiduridae[edit]

Family: Monarchidae[edit]

Family: Corvidae[edit]

Family: Stenostiridae[edit]

Family: Paridae[edit]

Family: Alaudidae[edit]

Family: Pycnonotidae[edit]

Family: Hirundinidae[edit]

Family: Phylloscopidae[edit]

Family: Acrocephalidae[edit]

Family: Cisticolidae[edit]

Ashy prinia or ashy wren-warbler

Family: Pellorneidae[edit]

Family: Timaliidae[edit]

Family: Leiothrichidae[edit]

Yellow-billed babbler or white-headed babbler, the commonest babbler in urban areas

Family: Sylviidae[edit]

Family: Zosteropidae[edit]


Family: Sturnidae[edit]

Acridotheres fuscus south.jpg

Family: Turdidae[edit]

Oriental magpie robin found in gardens

Family: Muscicapidae[edit]

Family: Chloropseidae[edit]

Family: Dicaeidae[edit]

Family: Nectariniidae[edit]

Family: Passeridae[edit]

Family: Ploceidae[edit]

Baya weavers at partly built nest

Family: Estrildidae[edit]

Family: Motacillidae[edit]

Family: Fringillidae[edit]

Family: Emberizidae[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ George, Joseph, ed. (1994). Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Bangalore. Birdwatchers' Field Club of Bangalore.
  3. ^ Karthikeyan, S. (1999). The fauna of Bangalore. World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Bangalore.
  4. ^ Subramanya, S. (1991). "Painted Bush Quail near Bangalore". Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 31 (7&8): 11–12.
  5. ^ Prasad, J. N., S. Karthikeyan, T.S. Srinivasa, S. Subramanya & L. Shyamal (1992). "Distribution of Painted Spurfowl in Karnataka". Newsletter for Birdwatchers. 32 (7&8): 11–12.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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  7. ^ Photo record (7 April 2007) by Pradyumna Mohan
  8. ^ Shenoy, Srinivasa. "eBird Checklist - 31 Jul 2016 - Cauvery WLS--Hegeneru State Forest - 60 species (+2 other taxa)". ebird.org. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  9. ^ Praveen, J., Nameer, P.O., Karuthedathu, D., Ramaiah, C., Balakrishnan, B., Rao, K. M., Shurpali, S., Puttaswamaiah, R., & Tavcar, I. (2014). "On the vagrancy of the Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis to southern India". Indian Birds. 9 (1): 19–22.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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  11. ^ Photo record (17 Feb 2007) by Nitin S
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  13. ^ AO Hume and CHT Marshall (1881) The Game Birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon. (Major McInroy "I think I am within the mark when I say that near Mallur, a station on the Bangalore Madras line of rail and 25 miles from Bangalore, thirty birds were shot in one day by two officers of the Forest department."; "Mr Davidson says:- Florican are found sparingly in Mysore, but I only saw one on two occasions in the Tumkur district, during last year.")
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  18. ^ http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=115418 Photo record
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  20. ^ Worth, Brooke C. (1953). "Additional Mysore state Birds". Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 51: 510.
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  25. ^ Prabhakar, Nitin. "eBird Checklist - 15 Nov 2015 - Jakkur Kere - 26 species (+3 other taxa)". ebird.org. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
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  32. ^ Photo record
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  55. ^ Photo record
  56. ^ Photo record