Birds Checklist


Birding at Tadoba The diversity of habitat and abundance of water bodies make Tadoba one of the finest birding destinations in Maharashtra. The reserve comprises of dense mixed forest zone, bamboo, short grasslands and wetlands. The River Andhari is a perennial source of water in the reserve.The habitat suits both the forest and the wetland birds and hence much preferred by birders and photographers. There are more than 280 species of birds in the reserve including the migrants.Bird Checklist of Tadoba.

• Oriental honey Buzzard
• White-eyed Buzzard
• Changeable Hawk Eagle
• Pariah Kite
• Eurasian Sparrow hawk
• Black Shouldered Kite
• Shikra
• Short-toed Snake Eagle
• Crested Serpent Eagle
• Bonelli’s Eagle
• Grey-headed Fish Eagle
• Common Kestrel
• Open bill stork
• Wooly necked stork
• Black Ibis
• Bar Headed Goose
• Black stork
• Lesser Adjutant Stork
• Black-headed Ibis
• Brahminy Duck
• Lesser Whistling Teal
• Comb Duck
• Little Grebe
• Grey Heron
• Pond Heron
• Large Egret
• Median Egret
• Northern Pintail
• Common Teal
• Common Pochard
• Cotton Teal
• Greater Cormorant
• Little Egret
• Indian Shag
• Purple Heron
• Striated Heron
• Cattle Egret
• Oriental Darter
• Painted Francolin
• Banded Bay Cuckoo
• Grey Francolin
• Purple moorhen
• White-breasted Water hen
• Common Moorhen
• Bronze winged Jacana
• Greater Painted Snipe
• Black-winged Stilt
• Eurasian Thick knee
• Great Stone Plover
• Red Wattled Lapwing
• River Lapwing
• Yellow Wattled Lapwing
• Little Ringed Plover
• Common Greenshank
• Spotted Redshank
• Green Sandpiper
• Wood Sandpiper
• Common Sand Piper
• Pintail Snipe
• Temminck’s Stint
• Little Stint
• River Tern
• Painted Sand grouse
• Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
• Rock Pigeon
• Painted Spur Fowl
• Red Spur Fowl
• Grey Jungle fowl
• Barred Button Quail
• Common Bustard Quail
• Jungle Bush Quail
• Indian peafowl
• Jungle Owlet
• Spotted Owlet
• Collared Scopes Owl
• Brown Fish Owl
• Mottled Wood Owl
• Oriental Turtle Dove
• Red Collared Dove
• Spotted Dove
• Laughing Dove
• Emerald Dove
• Little Ring Dove
• Rose-ringed Parakeet
• Plum-headed Parakeet
• Alexandrine Parakeet
• Common Hawk Cuckoo
• Grey Bush chat
• Common Stonechat
• Pied Bush chat
• Indian Robin
• Eurasian Cuckoo
• Pied Cuckoo
• Grey-bellied Cuckoo
• Indian Cuckoo
• Drongo Cuckoo
• Asian Koel
• SirkeerMalkoha
• Crow – pheasant
• Indian Nightjar
• Long Tailed Nightjar
• Grey Nightjar
• Crested Tree Swift
• White-throated Kingfisher
• Pied Kingfisher
• Common Kingfisher
• Stork-billed Kingfisher
• Blue bearded bee eater
• Green Bee-eater
• Dull Green Leaf Warbler
• Puff Throat Warbler
• Blyth’s Leaf Warbler
• Ruby throat
• Blue throat
• Oriental Magpie Robin
• Black Redstart
• Grey Tit
• Chestnut bellied Nuthatch
• Spotted Creeper
• Olive-backed Pipit
• Paddy field Pipit
• Tawny Pipit
• Long-billed Pipit
• Forest Wagtail
• Citrine Wagtail
• Grey Wagtail
• White Wagtail
• Indian Grey Hornbill
• Coppersmith Barbet
• Pale-billed Flower pecker
• Thick billed Flower pecker
• Purple Sunbird
• Oriental White-eye
• House Sparrow
• Chestnut Shouldered Petronia
• Indian Silver bill
• White RumpedMunia
• Scaly Breasted Munia
• Common Rose finch
• White Capped Bunting
• Crested Bunting
• Large Browed Wagtail
• Grey Bush chat
• Common Stonechat
• Pied Bush chat
• Indian Robin
• Blue Rock Thrush
• Orange-headed ground Thrush
• Plain-backed Thrush
• Blue capped Rock Thrush
• Scaly Thrush
• Tickell’s Thrush
• Indian Roller
• Common Hoopoe
• Malabar pied hornbill
• Brown-Headed Barbet
• Eurasian Wryneck
• Rufus Woodpecker
• Lesser Goldenback
• Lesser Yellow Nape
• Puff Throat Warbler
• Blyth’s Leaf Warbler
• Ruby throat
• Blue throat
• Oriental Magpie Robin
• Black Redstart
• Grey Tit
• Chestnut bellied Nuthatch
• Spotted Creeper
• Olive-backed Pipit
• Paddy field Pipit
• Tawny Pipit
• Long-billed Pipit
• Forest Wagtail
• Citrine Wagtail
• Grey Wagtail
• White Wagtail
• Large Browed Wagtail
• Blue Rock Thrush
• Orange-headed ground Thrush
• Plain-backed Thrush
• Blue capped Rock Thrush
• Scaly Thrush
• Tickell’s Thrush
• Indian Roller
• Common Hoopoe
• Malabar pied hornbill
• Brown-Headed Barbet
• Indian Grey Hornbill
• Coppersmith Barbet
• Pale-billed Flower pecker
• Thick billed Flower pecker
• Purple Sunbird
• Oriental White-eye
• House Sparrow
• Chestnut Shouldered Petronia
• Indian Silver bill
• White RumpedMunia
• Scaly Breasted Munia
• Common Rose finch
• White Capped Bunting
• Crested Bunting
• Eurasian Wryneck
• Rufus Woodpecker
• Lesser Goldenback
• Lesser Yellow Nape
• Scaly-Bellied Woodpecker
• Yellow-Crowned Woodpecker
• Brown-Capped Pigmy Woodpecker
• White-Naped Woodpecker
• Indian Pitta
• Bengal Bush Lark
• Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark
• Rufus tailed Lark
• Eurasian Crag Martin
• Dusky Crag Martin
• Barn Swallow
• Wire- Tailed Swallow
• Red- Rumped Swallow
• Bay-backed Shrike
• Long Tail Shrike
• Brown Shrike
• Eurasian Golden Oriole
• Black Hooded Oriole
• Black Drongo
• Ashy Drongo
• White Bellied Drongo
• Spangled Drongo
• Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
• Chestnut Tailed Starling
• BrahminyMyna
• Rosy Starling
• Asian Pied Starling
• Common Myna
• Verditer Flycatcher
• Red-throated Flycatcher
• Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
• Grey-headed Flycatcher
• White-browed Fantail Flycatcher
• Paradise Flycatcher
• Asian Brown Flycatcher
• Black-naped Flycatcher
• Common Iora
• Golden-fronted Leaf bird
• Blue Winged Leaf bird
• Red Vented Bulbul
• Puff Throated Babbler
• White Browed Scimitar Babbler
• Tawny Bellied Babbler
• Yellow Eyed Babbler
• Jungle Babbler
• Zitting Cist cola
• Grey-breasted Prinia
• Jungle Prina
• Common Tailorbird
• White Bellied Minivet
• Rufus Tree pie
• House Crow
• Large-billed Crow
• Common Wood shrike
• Black-headed Cuckoo shrike
• Long-tailed Minivet
• Small Minivet
• Large Cuckoo shrike
• Black-winged Cuckoo shrike
• Clamorous Reed Warbler
• Blyth’s Reed Warbler
• Sulphur-bellied Warbler
• Dusky Leaf Warbler
• Tickell’s Leaf Warbler
• Yellow browed Leaf Warbler
• Lesser Whitethroat
• Common Chiffchaff

These are some of the birds listed above but there are more than the species shown here. For birders there are new species waiting to be discovered.