Birds of Bandhavgarh - by Jagat Narain Chaturvedi


S.NO. Common name Scientific name Body size Eggs Food
1 Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus 33 cm 4 to 8 Grains,Seeds,termites,beetle larvae.
2 Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus 31 cm 4 to 8 Grass seeds, grain, green shoots,white ant.
3 Jungle bush Quail perdicula asiatica 17 cm 4 to 8 Grass seeds, grain, termites, tender shoots.
4 Rain Quail coturnix coromendalica 18 cm 6 to 8 Grass seeds, grain,termites, tender shoots.
5 Small button Quail turnix sylvatica 13 cm 4 weed and grass seeds, small insects.
6 Yellow legged button Quail turnix tanki 15 cm 4 weed and grass seeds, small insects.
7 Barred button Quail turnix suscitator 15 cm 3 to 4 weed and grass seeds, small insects.
8 Painted Spurfowl Galloperdix lunulata 32 cm 3 to 4 Seeds, berries, drupes, insects eggs.
9 Red jungle fowl Gallus Gallus F-42, m- 75 cm 5 to 6 Grain,vegetable shoots,insects,lizards etc.
10 Indian pea fowl pavo cristatus F-90,m-180 cm 3 to 5 Grain,vegetable shoots,insects,lizards, snakes etc.
11 Lesser whistling teal duck Dendrocygna javanica 42 cm 7 to 12 Shoots and grain also small fish snails etc.
12 Comb duck sarkidiornis melanotos 56 -76 cm 8 to 12 Chiefly grain and shoots and frog, insects.
13 cotton pygmy goose ( teal) nettapus coromandelianus 30-37 cm 6 to 12 Chiefly vegetable matter alsoonsects,crustaceans etc.
14 Spot-bellied or grey duck Anas poecilorhyncha 63 cm 6 to 12 chiefly vegetable matter. A suface feeder.
15 Common teal Anas crecca 34 -38 cm  ( W) 7 to 10 Largely vegetarian in its diet.
16 Garganey or Blue - winged Anas Querquedula 37 -41 cm ( W ) 6 to 12 Largely vegetarian.
17 Northern pintail Anas acuta 56 cm ( W ) 7 to 12 Largely vegetarian on its food preferences. Life span 11 yrs.
18 Little grebe dabchick tachybaptus fuficollis 29 cm  ( W ) 3 to 5 aquatic insects and larvae,tadpoles ,frogs,crusta ceans etc.
19 Norther shoveler Anas clypeata 52 cm ( w) 7 to 10 Largely animals matter.
20 Red crested pochard netta rufina 51 cm  (W)   shoots and roots of water plants , molluscs,crustaceans etc.
21 Common pochard Aythya ferina 49 cm ( W)   omnivorous but Largely vegetarian
22 Ferruginous pochard Aythya nyroca 42 cm (w) 6 to 10 vegetable matter, insects , molluscs small fish etc.
23 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 47 cm (w)   molluscs,crustaceans,water insects etc.
24 Eurasian Wryneck jynse torquilla 17 cm (w) 6 to 8 Ants and other insects which comprise its diet.
25 Rufous Woodpecker celeus brachyurus 25 cm  Lm 2 to3 Largely the eggs ,pupae and adults of ants,wild fig.
26 Brown-capped pygmy wp dendrocopus nanus 13 cm  R 2 to 3 insects,nectar and soft pulp.
27 yellow-crowned woodpecker dendrocopus mahrattenis 20 cm R 3 Boring,insects ants.
28 streak-throated woodpecker picus xanthopygaeus 30 cm R 3 to 5 largely,ants, termites,beetle larvae.
29 Black-rumped flamback dinopium benghalensis 29 cm  R 3 insects hiding in the cranies, beetle, black ants, friut &nectar.
30 white-naped woodpecker chrysocolaptes festivus 29 cm  R single Chiefly ants and grubs of wood boring beetle.
31 Brown-headed barbet Megalaima Zeylanica 27 cm  R normally 3 ficus figs and other drupes and berries,also flower petal &nectar
32 Coppersmith barbet megalaima Haemacephala 17 cm  R 3 fruits and berries.
33 Indian grey hornbill Ocyceras birostris 50 cm  R 2 or 3 mainly fruitsbut also large insects,lizards,youg mice.
34 Malabar pied hornbill Anthrococeras coronatus 65 cm  R 2 to 4 Mainly frugivorous also lizards,mice and baby birds.
35 Common hoopoe upupa epops 31 cm  R 5 or 6 insects,grubs, and pupae.
36 Indian roller Coracias benghalensis 33 cm  R 4 or 5 Large insects,frog or lizards on the ground.
37 Common kingfisher Alcedo atthis 16 cm  R 5 to 7 Small fish,tadpoles and equatic insects.
38 Stork-billed kingfisher halcyon capensis 35 cm  R 4 or 5 fish,crabs,reptiles, frogs,Young birds also eggs from nests.
39 white-throated kingfisher halcyon smyrnensis 28 cm  R 5 or6 fish, tadpoles,frogs,and aquatic insects.
40 Pied kingfisher ceryle rudis 25 cm  R 4 to 7 eggs,fish,tadpoles,lizards,grasshoppers and other insects.
41 Black-capped kingfisher halcyon pileata (Rare ) 30 cm  PM 4 to 5 Fish,crab etc.
42 Blue bearded bee-eater nyctyornis athertoni 34 cm  R 4 to 6 insects,occasionally honey from flowers.
43 Green bee-eater merops orientalis 18 cm  R 4 to 7 insects,chiefly diptera and hymenoptera.
44 chestnut-headed bee-eater merops leschenaulti 20 cm  SV 5 to6 Food and general habits Similar to small green bee eater.
45 Pied cuckoo Clamator jacobianus 33 cm  SV parasite on babblers Grasshoppers,hairy caterpillars and sometimes berries.
46 Common hawk cuckoo hierococcyx varius 34 cm  R usually single hairy caterpillars and other insects, berries, wild figs.
47 Indian cuckoo cuculus micropterus 33 cm SV parasite on drongo,orioles mainly caterpillars,hairy and otherwise.
48 Banded bay cuckoo cacomantis sonnetratii 24 cm SV brood parasite of iora,bulbul caterpillars and bugs.
49 Grey-bellied (plantive) cuckoo cacomantis passerinus 23 cm  SV parasite chiefly on tailor birds plant bugs, caterpillars and other insects.
50 Asian koel Eudynamys scolopacea 43 cm  R parasite on jungle &house crow Largely fruits,berries also caterpillars.
51 Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii 42 cm  R 2 or 3 Insects,lizards, fallen fruits and berries  etc.
52 Greater coucal cetropus sinensis 48 cm  R 3 or 4 caterpillars ,large insects,snails, lizards, young mice.
53 Alexadrine parakeet psittacula eupatria 53 cm  R 2 to 4 Ripening fruit and standing crops of maizeand jowar.
54 Rose ringed parakeet psittacula krameri 42 cm  R 4 to 6 destructive at all time to crop and orchard fruits.
55 Plum headed parakeet psittacula Cyanocephala 36 cm  R 4 to 6 wild fig,wild fruit and cultivated and flower petal ,nectar
56 asian palm swift cypsiurus balasiensis 13 cm  2 or 3 the birds spend the day hawking tiny winged insects
57 House swift Apus affinis 15 cm   2 to 4 Chiefly dipterous insects.
58 Crested tree swift hermiprocne coranata 23 cm  R singleton hermiptera bugs and othertiny winged insects.
59 collared scops owl Otus bakkamoena 25 cm R 3 to 5 beetles and other insects occasionally mice and lizards.
60 Eurasian eagle owl Bubo-Bubo 66 cm rare 3 or 4 small mammals, birds, reptiles,occasionally large insects.
61 Dusky eagle owl bubo coromandus 58 cm rare narmally two small mammals, birds, reptiles,occasionally large insects.
62 Brown Fish owl ketupa zeylonesis 56 cm  R 1 or 2 Fish, frogs,crabs,small mammals,birds,reptiles.
63 mottled wood owl strix ocellata 48 cm  R 2 Rats, mice,and squirrel ,lizards,crabs,beetles etc.
64 jungle owlet Glaucidium radiatum 20 cm R 2 to 4 mainly beetles and other insects.
65 Spotted owlet athene brama 21 cm  R 3 or 4 chiefly beetle and other insects also young birds ,mice &lizard.
66 Short eared owl asio flammeus 39 cm rare ( w) extralimital small mammals,birds, and insects .
67 Grey or jungle nightjar Caprimulgus indicus 32 cm 2 Insectivorous, largely  winged insects caught in flight.
68 Indian nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus 24 cm 2 beetles,moths and other insects.
69 Savana nightjar caprimulgus affinis 23 cm 2 flying insects,drinks from forests pools while on wing.
70 Rock pigeon columbia livia 33 cm 2 cereals, pulses,groundnuts etc
71 Oriental turtle dove streptopelia orientalis 33 cm normally 2 paddy,cereals , bambooand grass seeds.
72 laughing dove streptopelia senegalensis 27 cm  2 seeds and grain gleaned on the ground.
73 Spotted dove streptopelia chinensis 30 cm 2 affects open well-wooded and cultivated country.
74 Red collared dove streptopelia tranquebarica 23 cm 2 gleans grain and seeds on the ground .
75 Eurasian collared dove streptopelia decaocta 32 cm 2 gleans grain and seeds on the ground .
76 Emerald dove chalcophaps indica 27 cm 2 seeds and berries gleaned on the ground.
77 Yellow-footed green pigeon treron phoenicoptera 33 cm 2 fruits and berries.
78 Sarus crane grus antigone 156 cm 2 grain,shoots and other vegetable matter, insects, reptiles etc.
79 Brown crake amourornis akool 28 cm  5 or 6 insects,molluscs,shoots and seeds of marsh plants.
80 White breasted waterhen amourornis phoenicurus 32 cm 6 or 7 insects, worms,molluscs,grains and shoots of paddy.
81 Chestnut bellied sandgrous pterocles exusts 33 cm 3 gleaning weed and grass seeds by grit supplimental.
82 Painted sandgrous pterocles indicus 28 cm 3 grain, seeds and shoots.
83 Pintail snipe gallinago stenura 27 cm (w) extralimital chiefly worms, larvae and molluscs.
84 Common spine gallinago gallinago 27 cm 4 worms, insects, larvae etc.
85 Jack snipe lymnocryptes minimus 19 cm (w) extralimital insects and other invertibrates and seeds etc.
86 Common green shank tringa nebularia 34 cm (w) extralimital insects and other invertibrates, tadpoles and frogs.
87 Green sandpiper tringa ochropus 24 cm  (w) 4 As of other sandpiper insects , worms , molluscs.
88 Wood sandpiper tringa glareola 21 cm (w) extralimital insects,larvae, worms and molluscs.
89 Common sandpiper actitis hypoleucos 21 cm (w) 4 As of other sandpiper insects , worms , molluscs.
90 Little stint Calidris minuta 15 cm (w) 4 tiny  insects, crustacean and molluscs.
91 temminck's stint calidris temminckii 15 cm (w) extralimital marine , invertebrates and insects.
92 Greater painted snipe Rostratula benghalensis 25 cm ® 3 or 4 paddy grains, vegetable matter, insects worms and molluscs.
93 Indian courser Cursorius coromandelicus 23 cm ® 2 or 3 beetles and their larvae, crickets,grasshoppers and other insects.
94 Small pranticole Glareola lactea 19 cm ®   hawks insects later in the evenning.
95 Eurasian thick knee Burhinus oedicnemus 44 cm 2 Insects ,worms small reptiles etc.
96 Black winged stilt himantopus himantopus 40 cm 3 or 4 worms , molluscs , aquatic etc.
97 pheasant tailed jacana hydrophasianus chirargus 31 cm 4 seeds, roots,etc of aquatic plants: insects and molluscs.
98 Bronze winged jacana metaopidius indicus 31 cm 4 same as of pheasant tail jacana.
99 Little ringed plover charadrisus dubius 17 cm 4 insects, sandhoppers, tiny  crabs etc.
100 kentish plover charadrisus alexandrinus 17 cm (w) 4 insects and crustcea
101 Yellow watled lapwing vanellus malarbaricus 28 cm 4 insectivorous mainly open dry country .
102 Red  watled lapwing vanellus indicus 35 cm  (R) 2 to 4 insects, grubs , molluscs etc.
103 River tern sterna aurantia 46 cm 3 the victim is jerked up in the dive and swallowed.
104 Black bellied  tern sterna acuticauda 33 cm 3 Mainly fish.
105 Whiskered tern chlidonias hybridus 25 cm  (w) 2 or 3 tiny fishes,tadpoles,crabs grasshoppers and other insects.
106 Osprey pandion haliaetus 58 cm   (w) june extralimital a fish eating hawk.
107 Black- shouldered kite elanus caeruleus 35 cm   ® 3 or 4 locusts, crickets, mice lizards etc.
108 Black kite milvus migrans 66 cm ® 2 or 4 offal and garbage ,earthworms,winged termites lizards,mice.
109 Brahminy kite haliastur indus 48 cm  (R) 2 offal, fish , frogs, smallsnakes , bats,etc.
110 Grey headed fish eagle ichthyophaga ichthyaetus 69 cm 2 or 3 fish, birds and small mammals.
111 Egyption vulture neophron percnopterus 70 cm

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a useful scavenger, affects open country.
112 White-rumped vulture gyps bengalensis 85 cm singleton a carion feeder and useful scavenger on the country side .
113 Long - billed vulture gyps indicus 95 cm singleton similar to white backed vulture.
114 Eurasian griffon gyps fulvus 105 cm singleton carrion
115 Cinereous vulture aegypius monachus 110 cm   carrion ,said also to feed on tortoises.
116 Red - headed vulture sarcogyps calvus 85 cm singleton carrion  feeder , usually present single or in twos and three
117 Crested serpent eagle spilornis cheela 56-74 cm singleton principally frogs, lizards,rats, snakes etc.
118 Short-toed snake eagle circaetus gallicus 62-67 cm singleton snakes and lizards .
119 Eurasian marsh harrier circus aeruginosus 48-58 cm  (w) Extralital frogs,fish, small birds, mammals and carrion.
120 Pallid harrier circus macrourus 40-48 cm  (w) 4 or 5 lizards, frogs,grasshoppers,nestting or disabled birds etc.
121 Shikra Accipiter badius 30-36 cm 3 or 4 lizards,mice,squirrels,birds etc.
122 Oriental honey-buzzard pernis ptilorhyncus 57-60 cm narmally 2 largely honey and bee larvae taken off live comb.
123 White -eyed buzzard bulastur teesa 43 cm  R 3 locustus, grasshopper,crickets and other large insects.
124 Lesser spotted eagle aquila  pomarina 60-65 cm 1 to 2 frogs, reptiles,birds and food pirated from kites etc.
125 Tawny eagle aquila rapax 71 cm 2 or 3 nov.to apr. largely scavenger and pirate, feeding at carcasses.
126 Steppe eagle aquila nipalensis 80 cm (w) extralital feeds on carrion and refuse,also on small mammals .
127 Bonelli's eagle hieraaectus fasciatus 72 cm 2 largely birds and small mammals likes hare,takes birds upto the size of stork.
128 Booted eagle hieraaetus pennatus 53 cm (w) not known small mammals ,birds and reptiles.
129 Crested hawk eagle spizaetus cirrhatus 72 cm singleton jungle fowl,pheasants,hare and other small animals.
130 Common kestrel falco tinnuculus 35cm 3 to 6 field mice,lizards,locusts and other large insects.
131 Red-necked falcon falco chicquera 36 cm    3 or 4 small birds, rats,mice, lizards and insects,also bats.
132 Eurasian hobby Falco  subbuteo 36 cm 3 or 4 Small birds,bats,flying insects.
133 Lagger falcon falco jugger 46 cm 3 to5 small birds,lizards, field rats, locusts and dragon flies.
134 peregrine or shahin falcon falco peregrinus 51 cm  (W) 2 or 3 lives largely on birds like duck partridges, pigeons and parakeets.
135 Darter or snake bird ahinga melanogaster 85-97 cm 3 or 4 jun -aug its staple food is fish.
136 Little cormorant phalacrocorax niger 51 cm    4 or 5 jul-sept. live exclusively on fish which it chases &captures under water
137 Indian cormorant phalacrocorax fuscicolus 63 cm 3 to 5 jul-feb. almost exclusively fish.
138 Great cormorant phalacrocorax carbo 80-100 cm 3 TO 5 sept-feb almost exclusively fish.
139 Little  egret Egretta Garzetta 55-65 cm 4 jul-aug. Insects, frogs, fish, small reptiles.
140 Great egret casmerodius albus 65-72 cm 3 or 4 jul-aug Fish , frogs etc.
141 Intermediate egret mesophoyx intermedia 65-72 cm 3 to 4 jul-feb frogs, fish etc.
142 Cattle egret Ardeola grayii 48-53 cm 3 to 5 jun-aug. chiefly grasshoppers,blue bottle flies, cicadas &  insects.
143 Indian pond heron bulbulcus ibis 42-45 cm 3 to 5 may-sept. frogs, fish, crabs and insects.
144 Grey heron ardea cinerea 90-98 cm (w) 3 to 6 jul-sept. chiefly frog, fish etc.
145 Purple heron ardea purpurea 78-90 cm 3 to 5 jun-mar. Fish, frogs,snakes etc.
146 Little heron butorides striatus 40-48 cm     3 to 5  mar.-aug. Crabs, shrimps , mud-fish etc.
147 Black-crowned night heron nicticorax nicticorax 58-65 cm 4 to5 apr.-sept. crabs, fish,frogs aquatic insects etc.
148 Cinnamon bittern ixobrychus cinnamomeus 38 cm 4 or 5 jul.-sept. crabs,shrimps,mud-fish etc.
149 Glossy ibis plegadis falcinellus 55-65 cm 2 or3 may-jul. molluscs,crustaceans,water insects etc.
150 Black ibis pseudibis papillosa 68 cm 2 to4 mar.-oct. insects,grain and  small reptiles.
151 Black-headed ibis threskiornis melanocephalus 75 cm 2 to 4 jun-aug. Often feeds in shallow water with the head momentarily submerged like storks.
152 Painted stork mycteria leucocephala 93-100 cm 3 to 5 aug-jan fish,frogs and snakes also wades in shallow water.
153 Eurasian spoonbill platalea leucorodia 80-90 cm 4 jul.-nov. tadpoles,frogs,molluscs, insects and vegetables matter.
154 Asian openbill anastomus oscitans 68 cm 2 to 4 jul.-sept. snails,frogs,crabs,large,insects and other small living thing
155 Woolly-necked stork ciconia episcopus 75-92 cm 3 or 4 fish, frogs, reptiles, crabs insects etc.
156 Black stork ciconia nigra 90-100 cm 3 to 5 in europe Carnivorous - fish,frogs, molluscs,insects.
157 Lesser Adjutant  stork leptoptilos javanicus 120 cm 3 or 4 nov.-aug. fish, frogs ,reptiles and invertebrates.
158 Indian pitta pitta brachyura 19 cm 3 to 6 may. Aug. Ground insects and other small animals.
159 Blue-winged leafbird Chloropsis cochinochinensis 20 cm 2 or 3 chiefly on nectar of flowers .
160 Glolden fronted leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons 19 cm 2 or 3 feedsgreedily on the nectar of silk otton,palas & other trees.
161 Brown shrike lanius cristatus 19 cm extralimital large insects,small birds,mammals,lizards.
162 Long tailed shrike lanius  schach 25 cm 3 to 6 Grasshoppers and large insects,lizards,young mice etc.
163 Bay-backed shrike lanius vittatius 17 cm ® 3 to 6 locusts and other insects,lizards etc.
164 Rufous tree pie dendrocitta vagabunda 50 cm  R 4 or 5 Omnivorous: fruits, insectslizards,frogs,birds,rodents.
165 House crow carvus splendens 40 cm 4 or 5 dead sewer rat,offal, carrion,kitchen scraps and refuse.
166 Large-billed crow carvus machrorhynchos 46 to 59 cm 4 or 5 omnivorous: highly destructives to eggs and chicks of other birds.
167 Eurasian golden oriole oriolus oriolus 25 cm 2 or 3 insects,banyan, peepal figs,other fruits and berries.
168 Black-hooded oriole oriolus xanthornus 25 cm 2 or 3 Insects,fruits ,berries and flower nectar .
169 Large cuckooshrike coracina macei 30 cm 3 large  insects captured in the foliage as well as berries.
170 Black-headed cuckooshrike coracina melanoptera 18 cm 2 or 3 chiefly insects,but also berries such as lantana.
171 Small minivet pericrocotus cinnamomeus 16 cm  R sept. Insects and their larvae some times captured in air like flycatchers.
172 White-bellied minivet pericrocotus erythropygius 15 cm 3 insects and spiders.
173 Long-tailed minivet pericrocotus ethologus 20 cm 3 or 4 Insects and buds of acasia and fruits.
174 White-browed fantail Rhipidura aureola 18 cm ® 3 or 4 Insects, chiefly diptera and hemiptera.
175 White-throated fantail Rhipidura albicolus 19 cm 3 or 4 launches graceful aerial looping the top sallies after flies,gnats
176 Black drongo dicrurus macrocerus 28 cm 3 to 5 Insects, flower nectar also occassionally small birds .
177 Ashy drongo dicrurus leucophaeus 29 cm 3 or 4 mainly insects,occasionally reptiles and small birds.
178 White-bellied drongo dicrurus caerulescens 24 cm 3 to 5 chiefly insects: also nectar of butea,salmalia and erythrina flowers.
179 Spangled drongo dicrurus hottentottus 32 cm 3 or 4 flower nectar and large insects.
180 Greater racket-tailed drongo dicrurus paradiseus 32 cm 3 or 4 moths and large insects : also flower nectar.
181 Black-naped monarch hypothymis azurea 16 cm  R 3 or 4 flies and midges ,also larger insects cicadas.
182 Asian paradise flycatcher terpsiphone paradisi 20 cm 3 to 5 flies , gnats and other dipterous  insects .
183 Common Iora Aegithina tiphia 14 cm 2 to 4 insects,their eggs and larvae.
184 Marshall's Iora Aegithina nigrolutea 14 cm ? 2 insects and their larvae .
185 Common wood shrike tephrodornis pondicerianus 18 cm 3 moth, beetles, caterpillar etc. captured in trees.
186 Blue rock thrush monticola solitanus 20 cm  (w) 3 to 5 Mainly insects also berries.
187 Blue-capped  rock thrush monticola cinclorhynchus 17 cm 4 mainly insects also berries.
188 Malabar whistling thrush myophonus horsfieldii 25 cm 3 or 4 chiefly aquatic insects.snails and crab.
189 Orange-headed groud thrush Zoothera citrina 21 cm 3 or 4 insects,worms , especially  earth worms , berries and fruits.
190 Scally thrush Zoothera Dauma 26-27 cm 3 or 4 insects, worms,earth worms, berries and fruits.
191 Tickell's thrush Turdus unicolor 21 cm 3 to 5 insects, worms, berries and fruits.
192 Asian brown flycatcher muscicapa dauurica 13 cm (W) 4apr. To june largely flies.
193 Red-throated flycatcher ficedula parva 12.5 cm (W) Extralimital chiefly winged insects.
194 Little pied flycatcher ficedula  westermanni 11 cm 4  
195 Ultramarine flycatcher ficedula superciliaris 12 cm 3 to 5 insects.
196 Verditer flycatcher eumyias thalassina 16 cm     4 dipterous insects.
197 Tickell's flycatcher cyornis tickelliae 14 cm 3 to 5 flies , gnats, and other dipterous insects.
198 Grey headed canary flycatcher culicicapa ceylonensis 13 cm 3 or 4 makes lively aeriel swoops after flies.
199 Blue throat luscinia svecica 15 cm  (W) 4 Mostly caterpillars, tiny beetles and other insects.
200 Siberian rubythroat luscinia calliope 14 cm  (W) 4 Chiefly insects, spiders, molluscs and small reptiles.
201 oriental magpie robin copsychus saularis 23 cm  ® 3 to 5 insects, chiefly picked off the ground and flower nectar.
202 White-rumped shama copsychus malabaricus 22 cm ® 3 or 4 chiefly insects, picked off the ground or among bushes.
203 Indian Robin saxicoloides fulicata 19 cm ® 2 or 3 Insects and their eggs, spiders etc.
204 Black redstart phoenicorus ochrurus 15 cm  (W) 4 to 6 insects and spiders etc.
205 Common stonechat Saxicola torquatus 17 cm 4 to 6 Food and feeding habits similar to other chats.
206 Grey bushchat saxicola ferrea 15 cm 3 to 5 insects.
207 Brown rockchat cercomela fusca 17 cm feb.to aug. 3 or 4 insects.
208 Chestnut -tailed starling sturnus malabaricus 20 cm  (W) 3 to 5 Ber, lantana and other berries.
209 Brahminy starling Sturnus pagodarum 21 cm   ® 3 or 4 chiefly berries,wild fig and insects.but largely omnivorous.
210 Asian pied starling sturnus contra 23  cm    ® 4 or 5 commonly seen in attendance on grazing cattle.
211 Common myna Acridotheres tristis 25 CM 4 or 5 omnivorous: fruits, insects,kitchen scraps.
212 Bank myna Acridotheres  ginginianus 23 cm 3 to 5 haunts municipal resume dumps for scraps and tit bits .
213 jungle myna acridotheres fuscus 23 cm 3 or 4 attends grazing cattle, hunting the grasshoppers and other insects .
214 Chestnut-bellied nuthatch sitta castanea 12 cm 2 to 6 Spiders, grubs, and insects lurking in holes and crevices in the bark.
215 Velvet fronted nuthatch Sitta frontalis 10 cm 3 to 6 Spiders, grubs, and insects lurking in holes and crevices in the bark.
216 Spotted Creeper salpornis spilonotus 13 cm 2 or 3 insects and spiders.
217 Great  tit parus major 14 cm 4 to 6 insects their eggs and larvae , flower buds, fruit,kernels of small nuts.
218 Fire -caped tit cephalopyrus flammiceps 10 cm 4 to 6 insects their eggs and larvae , flower buds, fruit,kernels of small nuts.
219 plain martin riparia paly dicola 12 cm 2 or 3 hawks  midges and other tiny winged insects in the air.
220 Dusky crag martin hirundo concolor 13 cm 2 to 4 midges and other insects hawked in flight.
221 Barn swallow hirundo rustica 18 cm 4 or 5 chiefly flies and midges.
222 Wire-tailed swallow hirundo smithii 14 cm 3 to 5 hawking midges over jheel or ploughed field.
223 Red - rumped swallow hirundo daurica 17 cm 3 or 4 hawking midges over jheel or ploughed field.
224 Streaked throated swallow hirundo fluvicola 11 cm 3 or 4 hawks midges and other tiny winged insects often close over water.
225 Eurasian crag martin hirundo rupestris 15 cm 2 or 3 midges and other insects hawked in flight.
226 Red-vented bulbul pycnonotus cafer 20 cm 2 or 3 Insects, fruits,berries, peas and such like vegetables and flower nectar.
227 Black bulbul hypsipetes mcclellaandii 24 cm 2 to 4 mainly fruits and berries also insects and flower nectar.
228 Grey-breasted prinia prinia hodgsonii 11 cm 3 or 4 chiefly insects also nectar from butea and other flower.
229 Rufous fronted prinia prinia buchanani 12 cm 4 or 5 Insects and larvae.
230 Plain prinia Prinia inornata 13 cm 3 to 5 insects,caterpillars, ants, small beetles etc.
231 Jungle prinia prinia sylvatica 13 cm usually 4 insects, spiders.
232 Ashy prinia prinia sociallis 13 cm 3 or 4 insects.
233 Zitting cisticola Cisticola juncidis 10 cm 3 to 5 Small insects and caterpillars.
234 Oriental white-eye Zosterops palpebrosus 10 cm 2 or 3 insects,they also subsist largely on flower nectar and on fleshy pulp of fruits.
235 Blyth's reed warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum 14 cm Extralimital Grasshoppers and other insects.
236 Clamorous reed warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus 19 cm   Grasshoppers and other insects.
237 Bristled grassbird Chaetornis striatus 20 cm 4 or 5 Insects.
238 Booted warbler hippolais  caligata 12 cm 3 or 4 insects.
239 Lesser whitethroat Sylvia curruca 12 cm   caterpillars and insects also nectar of flowers.
240 Orphean warbler sylvia hortensis 15 cm 3 to 5 Insectivorous and also feeds on nectar from blossom of wild caper.
241 Common tailor bird orthotomus sutorius 13 cm 3 or 4 Tiny insects, their eggs and grubs, nectar of flowers.
242 Common chiffchaff philoscopus collybita 11 cm  (W) 3 to 5 insectivorous.
243 Dusky warbler philoscopus fuscatus 11 cm    (W) 3 or 4 Insectivorous.
244 Tickell's leaf warbler Philoscopus affinis 11 cm   insectivorous
245 Sulphur-bellied warbler philoscopus griseolus 11 cm  (W)   insectivorous.
246 Yellow-browed warbler phyloscopus inornatus 11 cm     
247 Hume's warbler phyloscopus humei 10-11 cm   insectivorous.
248 Greenish warbler philoscopus trochiloides 10-11 cm (w)    
249 Puff-throated babbler Pellorneum  ruficeps 15 cm 2 or 3 insects.
250 Indian scimitar babbler pomatorhinus horsfieldii 22 cm 3 to 5 chiefly insects and berries.
251 Tawny bellied babbler Dumectia hyperythra 13 cm 3 or 4 Insects and larvae also flower nectar.
252 Yellow-eyed babbler chrysomma sinensis 18 cm 4 or 5 Chiefly spiders and insects. Also berries and flower nectar .
253 Common babbler turdoides caudatus 23 cm 3 or 4 Insects, berries,grain and flower nectar.
254 Large grey babbler turdoides malcolmi 28 cm 3 or 4 Insects, berries,grain and flower nectar.
255 Jungle babbler turdoides striatus 25 cm 3 or 4 spiders,cockroaches and other insects and larvae.
256 Brown cheeked fulvetta alcippe poioicephala 15 cm 3 or 4 undergrowth in moist forest and secondary growth.
257 Singing bushlark mirafra cantillans 14 cm 2 to 4 Grass and weed seeds and insects.
258 Indian bushlark mirafra erythroptera 14 cm 2 to 4 Grass and weed seeds and insects.
259 Rufous-winged bushlark mirafra assamica 15 cm 3 or 4 seeds of grass & weeds.
260 Ashy-crowned bushlark Eremopterix  griseus 12 cm 2 or 3      flies by series of rapid winged beats as in hovering.
261 Rufous tailed lark Ammomanes phoeniccurus 16 cm 3 or 4 Grass and weed seeds,paddy and other grains as well as insects.
262 Greater short-toed lark calandrella brachyductyla 14 cm 2 or 3 Grass and weed seeds and insects.
263 Crested lark galerida cristala 18 cm 3 or 4 Grass seeds, small beetles and insects.
264 Sykes's lark galerida deva 14 cm 2 or 3 weed seeds and insects.
265 Oriental sky lark alauda   gulgula 16 cm 2 to 4 feeds on ground on seeds and insects.
266 Thick-billed flowerpecker dicacaeum agile 10 cm 2 or 3 eats peepal figs,lantana,berries and other fruit.
267 pale-billed flowerpecker dicaeum erythrorynchos 8 cm 2 its staple food is berries of the noxious plant.
268 Purple sunbird Nectarinia asiatica 10 cm 2 or 3 insects and spiders,and very largely flower nectar.
269 House sparrow passer domesticus 15 cm 3 to 5 omnivorous-eats grain, insects,fruit buds,flower nectar and kitchen scrap
270 Chestnut shouldered petronia petronia xanthocolis 13.5 cm 3 or 4 Grains and grass seeds in stubble fields also insects.
271 White wagtail motacilla alba 19 cm  (W) 4 to 6 insectivorous.
272 White-browed wagtail motacilla maderaspatensis 21 cm  ® 3 or 4 insects,spiders, and other invertebrates.
273 Citrine wagtail motacilla citreola 19 cm  (W) 3 to 5 insects,spiders, and other invertebrates.
274 Yellow wagtail motacilla flava 18 cm  (W) extralimital  
275 Grey wagtail motacilla  cinerea 19 cm   (w) 4 to 6 insectivorous.
276 Paddy field pipit anthus rufulus 15 cm   ® 3 or 4 Weevils and other small insects.
277 long billed pipit anthus similis 20 cm 3 or 4 Insects and berries.
278 Tree pipit anthus trivialis 15 cm   (W) 4 insects, grass and weed seeds.
279 Olive backed pipit anthus hodgsoni 15 cm 3 or 4 insects,grass and weed seeds.
280 Baya weaver ploceus  philippinus 15 cm 2 to 4 cereal cultivation which provide both nesting material  and food.
281 Red avadavat amandava -2 10 cm 4 to 7 chiefly grass seeds.
282 Green avadat amandava formosa 10 cm 5 chiefly grass seeds.
283 Indian silverbill lonchura  malabarica 11.5 cm 4 to 6 grass,weed,rice seeds.
284 white-rumped munia lonchura striata 11 cm 5 or 6 feeds on grass seeds etc.
285 Black -headed munia lonchura malacca 11.5 cm 5 to 7 feeds on grass seeds,occassionally winged termites.
286 Scaly-breasted munia lonchura punctulata 12 cm 4 to 8 hop about gleaning grass seeds etc.
287 Common rose finch carpodacus erythrinus 15 cm  (W)    
288 Crested  bunting melophus lathami 17 cm  ® 3 or 4 gleans grass seeds and grain on the ground .
289 White-capped bunting emberiza stewarti 15 cm  (w)    
290 Grey-necked bunting emberiza buchanani 15 cm  (W)    


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