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Birds Checklist

Here we have tried to provide Satpura national park birds checklist, based on the information gathered from jungle safaris, inputs from naturalists and other sources. We have tried to enlist list of birds seen in this national park. We do not claim that it is a complete checklist but it covers most of the birds. In given below birds checklist, we have provided birds name, their scientific name and their status.

COMMON NAME
SCIENTIFIC NAME
STATUS
Aquila Eagles
Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax Resident
Steppe Eagle Aauila nipalensis Winter visitor
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Uncommon /Localized
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina Resident but uncommon
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis Uncommon / Localized
Accipiters
Nothern Goshwak Accipiter gentilis Uncommon/Localized
Besra Accipter virgatus Resident, Seasonal movement, Uncommon sighting
Shikra Accipiter badius Resident
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Resident, uncommon sighting
Crested Goshwak Accipiter Trivirgatus Resident, uncommon sighting
Darters
Darter Anhinga melanogaster Resident
Cormorants
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Resident
Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger Resident
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Resident
Grebes
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Resident but uncommon sighting
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Winter visitor
Egrets
Great Egret Casmerodius albus Resident
Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia Resident
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Resident
Cattle Egret Bubulcus Ibis Resident
Herons
Grey Heron Andea cinerea Resident, visible in winters
Purple Heron Andea purpurea Resident
Little Heron Butorides striatus Resident
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii Resident
Bitterns
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Resident but seasonal movement
Black Bittern Dupetor Flavicollis Resident but seasonal movement
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Resident
Storks
Wolly nicked Stork Ciconia episcopus Resident
Black Stork Ciconia ciconia Winter visitor
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus Resident but seasonal movement
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitan Resident
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala Resident but seasonal movement
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Resident but seasonal movement
Cranes
Common Crane Grus grus Winter visitor
Sarus Crane Grus antigone Resident
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo Winter visitor
Ibis
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus Resident but seasonal movement
Black Ibis Pseudibis Papillosa Resident
Ducks
Lesser Whistling duch Dendrocygna javanica Resident
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Resident
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna Ferruginea Winter visitor
Northern Pin-tail Anas acuta Winter visitor
Common Teal Anas crecca Winter visitor
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Winter visitor
Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha Resident
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Winter visitor
Garganey Anas querquedula Winter visitor
Gadwall Anas strepera Winter visitor
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Winter visitor
Nothern Shoveler Anas clypeata Winter visitor
Cotton Pygmy goose Nettapus coromandelianus Resident with seasonal movement
Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina Winter visitor
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Winter visitor
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Winter visitor
Tufted Duck Aythya Fuligula Winter visitor
Geese
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus Winter visitor
Buzzards
Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis Ptilorhynchus Resident
Common Buzzard Buteo rufinus Winter visitor & seasonal movement
Long Legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus Winter visitor & seasonal movement
White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa Resident
Black Baza Avideca leuphotes Rare sighting
Jerdons Baza Aviceda jerdoni Uncertain status
Kites
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Resident
Brahminy Kite Haliastur Indus Resident but Uncommon sighting
Black Kite Milbus migrans Resident
Hawk Eagle
Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis Uncertain status, Uncommon sighting
Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus Resident
Bonnelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus Resident
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Winter visitor
Fish Eagles
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Winter visitor
Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus Resident, seasonal movement
Grey-headed Fish Eagle Lchthyophaga ichthyaetus Resident
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