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 also sometimes includes the local Tamil name in italics following the English common name.


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Emerald dove, the state bird of Tamil Nadu

See also        Notes        References

Little grebe
Cormorants and egrets
Bar-headed geese
Brahminiy kites
Eurasian curlew
Indian nightjar
Purple sunbird
Baya weaver

Grebes[edit]

Tropicbirds[edit]

Shearwaters[edit]

Cormorants[edit]

Darters[edit]

Pelicans[edit]

Bitterns, herons and egrets[edit]

Ibises and spoonbills[edit]

Storks[edit]

Flamingos[edit]

Ducks[edit]

Hawks, kites and eagles[edit]

Falcons[edit]

Pheasants and partridges[edit]

Rails, crakes and coots[edit]

Bustards[edit]

Buttonquails[edit]

Jacanas[edit]

Avocets and stilts[edit]

Pratincoles and coursers[edit]

Plovers and lapwings[edit]

Sandpipers and allies[edit]

Snipes and curlew[edit]

Gulls[edit]

Terns[edit]

Sandgrouses[edit]

Doves and pigeons[edit]

Parrots and parakeets[edit]

Cuckoos[edit]

Barn owls[edit]

Typical owls[edit]

Nightjars[edit]

Swifts[edit]

Trogons[edit]

Kingfishers[edit]

Bee-eaters[edit]

Rollers and hoopoe[edit]

Hornbills[edit]

Barbets[edit]

Woodpeckers[edit]

Pitta and larks[edit]

Swallows and martins[edit]

Wagtails and pipits[edit]

  • White wagtail, வெள்ளை வாலாட்டிக்குருவி [3]
  • Forest wagtail, கொடிக்கால் வாலாட்டிக்குருவி
  • Large pied wagtail, கருப்பு வெள்ளை வாலாட்டிக்குருவி
  • Grey wagtail, கரும் சாம்பல் வாலாட்டிக்குருவி
  • Yellow wagtail, மஞ்சள் வாலாட்டிக்குருவி
  • Citrine wagtail, மஞ்சள் தலை வாலாட்டிக்குருவி
  • Paddyfield pipit, வயல் நெட்டைக்காலி [3]
  • Richard's pipit, ரிச்சர்ட் நெட்டைக்காலி
  • Nilgiri pipit, நீலகிரி நெட்டைக்காலி

Cuckooshrikes[edit]

Bulbuls[edit]

Thrushes and allies[edit]

Cisticola and allies[edit]

Locustellid warblers[edit]

Acrocephalid warblers[edit]

Phylloscopid warblers[edit]

Old world warblers[edit]

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Laughingthrushes[edit]

Ground babblers[edit]

Babblers[edit]

Titmice[edit]

Nuthatches[edit]

Sunbirds and spiderhunters[edit]

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" (PDF). Zoos' Print Journal. 22 (12): 2944–2948. doi:10.11609/jott.zpj.1657.2944-8. 
  4. ^ a b G. Thirumalai & S. Krishnan (July 2005). Pictorial Handbook: Birds Of Chennai. Kolkata: Zoological Survey of India. 
  5. ^ "Woodpecker" (PDF). 
  6. ^ a b c V. Gokula & 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