LIST OF BIRDS IN ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS 
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S-Z

Common Name

 

Scientific Name

B

Baza, Andaman Blackcrested

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Aviceda leuphotes andamanica

Bea-eater, Andaman Chestnutheaded

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Merops leschenaulti andamanensis

Bee-eater, Bluetailed

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Merops philippinus

Bittern, Chestnut

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Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Bittern, Nicobar Tiger

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Gorsachius melanolophus minor

Bittern, Yellow

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Ixobrychus sinensis

Bluebird, Fairy

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Irena puella puella

Bluethroat, Northern

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Erithacus svecicus svecicus

Bulbul, Andaman Blackheaded

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Pycnonotus atriceps fuscoflavescens

Bulbul, Andaman Redwhiskered

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Pycnonotus jocosus whistleri

Bulbul, Nicobar

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Hypsipetes nicobariensis

Bunting, Little

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Emberiza pusilla

Bunting, Yellow breasted

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Emberiza aureola aureola

C

Chat, Siberian Blue

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Erithacus cyane cyane

Chat, East Siberian Collared Bush

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Saxicola torquata stejnegeri

Cock, Water

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Gallicrex cinerea

Crake, Andaman Banded

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Rallina canningi

Crake, Eastern Baillonís

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Porzana pusilla pusilla

Crow, Eastern Jungle

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Corvus macrorhynchus levaillanti

Crow-Pheasant, Andaman

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Centropus andamanensis

Cuckoo

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Cuculus Canorus canorus

Cuckoo, Emerald

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Chalcites maculatus

Cuckoo, Himalayan

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Cuculus saturatus saturatus

Cuckoo, Indian

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Cuculus micropterus micropterus

Cuckoo, Violet

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Chalcites xanthorhynchus xanthorhynchus

Cuckoo-Dove, Andaman

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Macropygia rufipennis andamanica

Cuckoo-Dove, Nicobar

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Macropygia rufipennis rufipennis

Cuckoo-Shrike, Andaman Large

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Coracina novaehollandiae andamana

Cuckoo-Shrike, Barred

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Coracina striataa dobsoni

Cuckoo-Shrike, Nicobar Pied

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Coracina nigra davisoni

Curlew, Eastern

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Numenius arquata orientalis

Curlew-Sandpiper

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Calidris testacea

D

Dove, Andaman Emerald

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Chalcophaps indica maxima

Dove, Burmese Red Turtle

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Streptopelia tranquebarica humilis

Dove, Nicobar Emerald

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Chalcophaps indica augusta

Drongo, Andaman Racket-tailed

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Dicrurus paradiseus otiosus

Drongo, Ashy

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Dicrurus leucophaeus leucogenis

Drongo, Large Andaman

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Dicrurus andamanensis dicruriformis

Drongo, Nicobar Racket-tailed

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Dicrurus paradiseus nicobariensis

Drongo, Small Andaman

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Dicrurus andamanensis andamanensis

Drongo, Whitecheeked Grey

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Dicrurus leucophaeus salangenis

Duck, Spotbill

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Anas poecilorhyncha poecilorhyncha

E

Eagle, Andaman Dark Serpent

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Spilornis elgini

Eagle, Andaman Pale Serpent

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Spilornis cheela davisoni

Eagle, Great Nicobar Crested Serpent

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Spilornis klossi

Eagle, Malayan Crested Serpent

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Spilornis cheela malayensis

Eagle, Nicobar Crested Serpent

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Spilornis cheela minimus

Eagle, Whitebellied Sea

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Haliaeetus leucogaster

Egret Cattle

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 Bubulcus ibis cormandus

Egret, Eastern Large

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Ardea alba modesta

Egret, Little

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Egretta garzetta garzetta

Egret, Smaller

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Egretta intermedia intermedia

F

Falcon, Eastern Peregrine

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Falco   peregrinus japonensis

Falcon, Shaheen

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Falco peregrinus peregrinator

Flowerpecker, Andaman

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Dicaeum concolor virescens

Flycatcher, Andaman Blacknaped Monarch

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Hypothymis azurea tytleri

Flycatcher, Brown

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Muscicapa latirostris

Flycatcher, Car Nicobar Blacknaped Monarch

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Hypothymis azurea idiochroa

Flycatcher, Eastern Redbreasted

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Muscicapa parva albicilla

Flycatcher, Nicobar Blacknaped Monarch

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Hypothymis azurea nicobarica

Flycatcher, Nicobar Paradise

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Terpsiphone paradisi nicobarica

Flycatcher, Olive

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Rhinomyias brunneata nicobarica

G

Godwit, Bartailed

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Limosa lapponica baueri

Goshawk, Horsfieldís

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Accipiter soloensis

Greenshank

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Tringa nebularia

H

Harrier, Marsh

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Circus aeruginosus aeruginosus

Harrier, Montaguís

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Circus pygargus

Harrier, Pale

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Circus macrourus

Hawk-Eagle, Andaman Crested

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Spizaetus cirrhatus andamanensis

Hawk-Owl, Andaman Brown

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Ninox affinis affinis

Hawk-Owl, Humeís Brown

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Ninox scutulata obscura

Hawk-Owl, Nicobar Brown

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Ninox affinis isolata

Heron, Andaman Little Green

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Ardeola striatus spodiogaster

Heron, Chinese Pond

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Ardeola bacchus

Heron, Eastern Grey

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Ardea cinerea rectirostris

Heron, Eastern Purple

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Ardea purpurea manilensis

Heron, Eastern Reef

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Egretta sacra

Heron, Indian Pond or Paddybird

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Ardeola grayii grayii

Heron, Night

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Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax

Hoopoe, Tibetan

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Upupa epops saturata

Hornbill, Narcondam

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Rhyticeros narcondami

K

Kestrel, East Himalayan

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Falco tinnunculus interstinctus

Kestrel, European

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Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus

Kingfisher, Andaman Blue-eared

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Alcedo meninting rufigaster

Kingfisher, Andaman Ruddy

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Halcyon coromanda mizorhina

Kingfisher, Andaman Storkbilled

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Pelargopsis capensis osmastoni

Kingfisher, Andaman Threetoed Forest

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Ceyx erithacus macrocarus

Kingfisher, Andaman Whitebreasted

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Halcyon smyrnensis saturatior

Kingfisher, Whitecollared

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Halcyon chloris davisoni

Kingfisher, Blackcapped

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Halcyon pileata

Kingfisher, Indian Small Blue

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Alcedo atthis bengalensis

Kingfisher, Nicobar Storkbilled

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Pelargopsis capensis intermedia

Kingfisher, Nicobar Whitecollared

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Halcyon chloris occipitalis

Kite, Brahminy

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Haliastur indus indus

Kite, Pariah

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Milvus migrans govinda

Knot, Eastern

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Calidris tenuirostris

Koel, Andaman,

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Eudynamys scolopacea dolosa

L

Lapwing, Greheaded

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Vanellus cinereus

Lorikeet, Indian

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Loriculus vernalis vernalis

M

Magpie-Robin, Andaman

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Copsychus saularis andamanensis

Megapode, North Nicobar

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Megapodius freycinet nicobariensis

Megapode, South Nicobar

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Megapodius freycinet abbotti

Minivet, Andaman Scarlet

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Pericrocotus flammeus andamanensis

Minivet, Ashy

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Pericrocotus divaricatus divaricatus

Minivet, Eastern Small

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Pericrocotus cinnamomeus vividus

Moorhen, Indian Purple

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Porphyrio porphyrio policephalus

Moorhen, Malay

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Gallinula chloropus orientalis

Munia, Andaman Whitebacked

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Lonchura striata fumigata

Munia, Nicobar Whitebacked

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Lonchura striata semistriata

Myna, Andaman Hill

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Gracula religiosa andamanensis

Myna, Andaman Whiteheaded

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Sturnus erythropygius andamanensis

Myna, Common

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Acridotheres tristis tristis

Myna, Daurian

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Sturnus sturninus

Myna, Katchal Whiteheaded

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Sturnus erythropygius katchalensis

Myna, Nicobar Whbiteheaded

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Sturnus erythropygius erythropygius

N

Nightjar, Andaman Longtailed

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Caprimulgus macrurus andamanicus

Nightjar, Whitecapped

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Anous tenuirostris worcesteri

O

Oriole, Andman Blackheaded

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Oriolus xanthornus reubeni

Oriole, Andaman Blacknaped

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Oriolus chinensis andamanenesis

Oriole, Nicobar Blacknaped

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Oriolus chinensis macrourus

Osprey

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Pandion haliaetus haliaetus

Owl, Andaman Barn

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Tyto alba deroepstorfiii

Owl, Andaman (Lesser) Scops

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Otus scops modestus

Owl, Andaman Scops

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Otus balli

Owl, Nicobar Scops

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Otus scops nicobaricus

P

Parakeet, Andaman Redbreasted

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Psittacula alexandri abbotti

Parakeet, Andaman Redcheeked

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Psittacula longicauda tytleri

Parakeet, Blythís Nicobar

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Psittacula caniceps

Parakeet, Large Andaman

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Psittacula eupatria magnirostris

Parakeet, Nicobar Redcheeked

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Psittacula longicauda nicobarica

Partridge, South Indian Grey

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Francolinus pondicerianus pondicerianus

Pastor, Rosy

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Sturnus roseus

Peafowl, Common

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Pavo cristatus

Pelican, Spottedbilled or Grey

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Pelecanus philippensis philippensis

Petrel, Wilsonís Storm

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Oceanites oceanicus oceanicus

Pie, Andaman Tree

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Dendrocitta bayleyi

Pigeon, Andaman Green Imeprial

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Ducula aenea andamanica

Pigeon, Andaman Greyfronted Green

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Treron pompadora chloroptera

Pigeon, Andaman Wood

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Columba palumboides

Pigeon, Nicobar

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Caloenas nicobarica nicobarica

Pigeon, Nicobar Green Imperial

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Ducula aenea nicobarica

Pigeon, Pied Imperial

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Ducula bicolor

Pipit, Blythís

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Anthus godlewskii

Pipit, Redthroated

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Anthus cervinus

Pipit, Richardís

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Anthus novaeseelandiae richardi

Pitta, Nicobar Hooded

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Pitta sordida abbotti

Plover, Australian Stone

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Esacus magnirostris magnirostris

Plover, Crab

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Dromas ardeola

Plover, Easter Golden

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Pluvialis dominica fulva

Plover, Eastern Sand

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Charadrius asiaticus veredus

Plover, European Little Ringed

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Charadrius dubius curonicus

Plover, Grey

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Pluvialis squatarola

Plover, Large Sand

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Charadrius leschenaultii leschenaultii

Plover, Pamirís Lesser Sand

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Charadrius mongolus atrifrons

Pratincole, Collared

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Glareola pratincola maldivarum

Q

Quail, Indian Yellowlegged Button

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Turnix tanki tanki

Quail, Nicobar Bluebreasted

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Coturnix chinersis trinkutensis

R

Rail, Andaman Bluebreasted Banded

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Rallus striatus obscurior

Redshank, Common

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Tringa totanus totanus

Roller, Andaman Broadbilled

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Eurystomus orientalis gigas

S

Sandpiper, Broadbilled

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Limicola falcinellus falcinellus

Sandpiper, Common

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Tringa hypoleucos hypoleucos

Sandpiper, Green

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Tringa ochropus

Sandpiper, Terek

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Tringa Terek

Sandpiper, Wood

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Tringa glareola

Shama, Andaman

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Copsychus malabaricus albiventris

Shikra, Car Nicobar

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Accipiter badius butleri

Shikra, Katchal

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Accipiter badius obsoletus

Shrike, Brown

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Lanius cristatus cristatus

Shrike, Phillippine

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Lanius cristatus lucionensis

Snipe, Fantail

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Gallinago gallinago gallinago

Snipe, Great

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Gallinago media

Snipe, Jack

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Gallinago minima

Snipe, Pintail

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Gallinago stenura

Sparrow, Indian House

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Passer domesticus indicus

Sparrow-Hawk, Asiatic

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Accipiter nisus nisosimilis

Sparrow-Hawk, Eastern

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Accipiter virgatus gularis

Stare, Andman Glossy

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Aplonis panayensis tytleri

Stint, Eastern, Little

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Calidris ruficollis

Stint, Little

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Calidris minuta

Stint, Longtoed

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Calidris subminuta

Stint, Temminckís

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Calidris temminckii

Sunbird, Andaman Olivebacked

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Nectarinia jugularis andamanica

Sunbird, Car Nicobar Olivebacked

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Nectarinia jugularis proselia

Sunbird, Nicobar Olivebacked

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Necarinia jugularis klossi

Sunbird, Nicobar Yellowbacked

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Aethopyga siparaja nicobarica

Swallow, Eastern

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Hirundo rustica gutturalis

Swallow, Javan House

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Hirundo tahitica javanica

Swallow-Shrike, Whitebreasted

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Artamus leucorhynchus humei

Swift, Brownthroated Spinetail

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Chaetura gigantea indica

Swift, Eastern

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Apus apus pekinensis

Swiftlet, Andaman Greyrumped

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Collocalia fuciphaga inexpectata

Swiftlet, Himalayan

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Collocalia brevirostris innominata

Swiftlet, Whitebellied

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Collocalia esculenta affinis

T

Teal, Andaman Grey

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Anas gibberifrons albogularis

Teal, Common

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Anas crecca crecca

Teal, Cotton

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Nettapus coromandelianus coromandelianus

Teal, Lesser Whistling

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Dendrocygna javanica

Tern, Eastern Blacknaped

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Sterna sumatrana sumatrana

Tern, Indian Lesser Crested

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Sterna bengalensis bengalensis

Tern, Javan Gullbilled

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Gelochelidon nilotica affinis

Tern, Noddy

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Anous stolidus pileatus

Tern, Brownwinged

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Sterna anaethetus anaethetus

Tern, Rosy

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Sterna dougallii korustes

Tern, Sooty

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Sterna fuscata nubilosa

Tern, Whitewinged Black

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Chlidonias leucopterus

Thrush, Andaman Ground

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Zoothera citrina andamanensis

Thrush, Dark

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Turdus obscurus

Thrush, Blue Rock

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Monticola solitarius pandoo

Thrush, Nicobar Ground

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Zoothera citrina albogularis

Thrush, Whitebrowed Ground

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Zoothera sibirica sibirica

Thrush, Whitebrowed Ground

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Zoothera sibirica davisoni

Tropic-bird, Redtailed

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Phaethon rubricauda rubricauda

Tropic-bird, White

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Phaethon lepturus lepturus

Turnstone

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Arenaria interpres interpres

W

Wagtail, Blueheaded Yellow

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Motacilla flava beema

Wagtail, Forest

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Motacilla indica

Wagtail, Grey

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Motacilla cinerea cinerea

Wagtail, Greyheaded Yellow

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Motacilla flava thunbergi

Wagtail, Shorttailed Greyheaded Yellow

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Motacilla flava simillima

Wegtail, Whitefaced Pied

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Motacilla alba leucopsis

Warbler, Andaman Palefooted Bush

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Cettia pallidipes osmastoni

Warbler, Arctic Leaf

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Phylloscopus borealis borealis

Warbler, Eastern Greenish Leaf

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Phylloscopus trochiloides trochiloides

Warbler, Largebilled Leaf

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Phylloscopus magnirostris

Warbler, Malay Streaked Fantail

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Cisticola juncidis malaya

Warbler, Manipur Dusky Leaf

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Phylloscopus fuscatus mariae

Warbler, Palelegged Leaf

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Phylloscopus tenellipes

Warbler, Pallasís Central Asian Grasshopper

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Locustella certhiola centralasiae

Warbler, Pallasís Siberian Grasshopper

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Locustella certhiola rubescens

Warbler, Siberian Dusky Leaf

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Phylloscopus fuscatus fuscatus

Warbler, Siberian Yellowbrowed Leaf

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Phylloscopus inornatus inornatus

Warbler, Streaked Grasshopper

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Locustella lanceolata

Warbler, Thickbilled

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Acrocephalus aedon aedon

Waterhen, Andamans Whitebreasted

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Amaurornis phoenicurus insularis

Whimbrel

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Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

Whimbrel, Eastern

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Numenius phaeopus variegatus

Whistler, Mangrove

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Pachycephala grisola

White-eye, Nicobar

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Zosterops palpebrosa nicobarica

Woodpecker, Andaman Black

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Dryocopus javensis hodgei

Woodpecker, Andaman Spottedbreasted Pied

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Picoides macei andamanensis