Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Real Birder

Goa Trip Report - February 2004 

     

    Name

    Species

    Where Seen

         

    Little Grebe

    Tachybaptus ruficollis

    CL

    Little Cormorant

    Phalacrocorax niger

    Common

    Indian Cormorant

    Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

    CL, Z

    Oriental Darter

    Anhinga melanogaster

    CL, Z

    Little Egret

    Egretta garzetta

    Common

    Western Reef-egret

    Egretta gularis

    CL, MB, Z

    Grey Heron

    Ardea cinerea

    Common

    Purple Heron

    Ardea purpurea

    BF, CL, SC, V, Z

    Great Egret

    Ardea alba

    Common

    Intermediate Egret

    Mesophoyx intermedia

    Common

    Eastern Cattle Egret

    Bubulcus ibis coromandus

    Common

    Indian Pond-heron

    Ardeola grayii

    Common

    Little Heron

    Butorides striatus

    A, CL, ML

    Black-crowned Night-heron

    Nycticorax nycticorax

    CL, MB

    Asian Openbill

    Anastomus oscitans

    CL, NF, V

    Woolly-necked Stork

    Ciconia episcopus

    CI, CL, V

    Lesser Adjutant

    Leptoptilos javanicus

    CI, CL

    Glossy Ibis

    Plegadis falcinellus

    CL

    Black-headed Ibis

    Threskiornis melanocephalus

    CI, CL, Z

    Eurasian Spoonbill

    Platalea leucorodia

    CI

    Lesser Whistling-duck

    Dendrocygna javanica

    CI, CL, V

    Cotton Pygmy-goose

    Nettapus coromandelianus

    CL, V

    Northern Pintail

    Anas acuta

    CI

    Garganey

    Anas querquedula

    CL, V

    Oriental Honey-buzzard

    Pernis ptilorhyncus

    Common

    Black-shouldered Kite

    Elanus caeruleus

    MB

    Black Kite

    Milvus migrans

    Common

    Brahminy Kite

    Haliastur indus

    Common

    White-bellied Sea Eagle

    Haliaeetus leucogaster

    A, BH, CL, FA, MB, SC, V

    White-rumped Vulture

    Gyps bengalensis

    V, TS

    Long-billed Vulture

    Gyps indicus

    BW

    Crested Serpent-eagle

    Spilornis cheela

    BW, TS

    Eurasian Marsh Harrier

    Circus aeruginosus

    A, CL, SC, V

    Crested Goshawk

    Accipiter trivirgatus

    BW, TS

    Shikra

    Accipiter badius badius

    A, BF, BH, FA, ML, TS, V

    Besra

    Accipiter virgatus

    SZ

    Eurasian Sparrowhawk

    Accipiter nisus

    A

    Black Eagle

    Ictinaetus malayensis

    BW, TS

    Indian Spotted Eagle

    Aquila hastata

    SZ, V

    Greater Spotted Eagle

    Aquila clanga

    SZ, V, Z

    Steppe Eagle

    Aquila nipalensis

    CL, SZ

    Booted Eagle

    Hieraaetus pennatus

    AW, BH, B, CL, SZ, V

    Rufous-bellied Eagle

    Hieraaetus kienerii

    TS

    Changeable Hawk-eagle

    Spizaetus cirrhatus

    ML

    Mountain Hawk-eagle

    Spizaetus nipalensis kelaarti

    BW, TS

    Osprey

    Pandion haliaetus

    BF, CL, VL, Z

    Common Kestrel

    Falco tinnunculus

    A, BF

    Peregrine Falcon

    Falco peregrinus

    CL, Z

    Jungle Bush-quail

    Perdicula asiatica

    CL

    Grey Junglefowl

    Gallus sonneratii

    B

    Indian Peafowl

    Pavo cristatus

    FA

    Barred Buttonquail

    Turnix suscitator

    AW, CL

    White-breasted Waterhen

    Amaurornis phoenicurus

    B, BF, V, Z

    Grey-headed (Purple) Swamphen

    Porphyrio porphyrio

    CL, V

    Common Moorhen

    Gallinula chloropus

    V

    Common Coot

    Fulica atra

    CL, V

    Pheasant-tailed Jacana

    Hydrophasianus chirurgus

    CL

    Bronze-winged Jacana

    Metopidius indicus

    CL, V

    Greater Painted-snipe

    Rostratula benghalensis

    BF

    Black-winged Stilt

    Himantopus himantopus

    CI, CL, SC

    Great Thick-knee

    Burhinus recurvirostris

    SC

    Pacific Golden Plover

    Pluvialis fulva

    A, CI, SC

    Grey Plover

    Pluvialis squatarola

    Z

    Ringed Plover

    Charadrius hiaticula

    CL

    Little Ringed Plover

    Charadrius dubius

    A, BF, CL

    Kentish Plover

    Charadrius alexandrinus

    A, CL, MB

    Lesser Sand Plover

    Charadrius mongolus

    MB, Z

    Greater Sand Plover

    Charadrius leschenaultii

    MB

    Caspian Plover

    Charadrius asiaticus

    MB

    Yellow-wattled Lapwing

    Vanellus malabaricus

    NF, V

    Red-wattled Lapwing

    Vanellus indicus

    Common

    Pintail Snipe

    Gallinago stenura

    NF

    Common Snipe

    Gallinago gallinago

    CL, V

    Black-tailed Godwit

    Limosa limosa

    Z

    Bar-tailed Godwit

    Limosa lapponica

    CL

    Whimbrel

    Numenius phaeopus

    CI

    Eurasian Curlew

    Numenius arquata

    CI, Z

    Common Redshank

    Tringa totanus

    A, CI, CL, MB, SC, Z

    Marsh Sandpiper

    Tringa stagnatilis

    A

    Common Greenshank

    Tringa nebularia

    A, CI, CL, MB, SC, Z

    Green Sandpiper

    Tringa ochropus

    B, V

    Wood Sandpiper

    Tringa glareola

    A, CL, V

    Terek Sandpiper

    Xenus cinereus

    Z

    Common Sandpiper

    Actitis hypoleucos

    Common

    Ruddy Turnstone

    Arenaria interpres

    MB

    Sanderling

    Calidris alba

    SC

    Little Stint

    Calidris minuta

    A, CL

    Temminck's Stint

    Calidris temminckii

    CL

    Steppe Gull

    Larus barabensis

    MB

    Heuglin's Gull

    Larus heuglini

    MB

    Pallas's Gull

    Larus ichthyaetus

    MB

    Brown-headed Gull

    Larus brunnicephalus

    CI, MB, SC, Z

    Black-headed Gull

    Larus ridibundus

    MB

    Slender-billed Gull

    Larus genei

    MB

    Gull-billed Tern

    Sterna nilotica

    CI, CL, MB, SC, Z

    Lesser Crested Tern

    Thalasseus bengalensis

    MB, Z

    Great Crested Tern

    Thalasseus bergii

    MB, Z

    Sandwich Tern

    Thalasseus sandvicensis

    MB

    Little Tern

    Sterna albifrons

    Z

    Whiskered Tern

    Chlidonias hybridus

    CL

    Rock Dove

    Columba livia

    BW, CL, NF

    Spotted Dove

    Streptopelia chinensis

    Common

    Emerald Dove

    Chalcophaps indica

    ML

    Orange-breasted Green-pigeon

    Treron bicincta

    ML

    Grey-fronted (Pompadour) Green Pigeon

    Treron pompadora affinis

    BW, FA, TS

    Mountain Imperial-pigeon

    Ducula badia

    TS

    Vernal Hanging-parrot

    Loriculus vernalis

    B, BW, TS

    Rose-ringed Parakeet

    Psittacula krameri

    A, DP

    Plum-headed Parakeet

    Psittacula cyanocephala

    AW, BW, CL, FA, MB, ML,

    Malabar Parakeet

    Psittacula columboides

    BW, TS

    Banded Bay Cuckoo

    Cacomantis sonneratii

    ML, TS

    Asian Koel

    Eudynamys scolopacea

    Common

    Blue-faced Malkoha

    Phaenicophaeus viridirostris

    ML

    Southern (Greater) Coucal

    Centropus sinensis parroti

    B, BF, BW, CL, MB, V

    Oriental Scops-owl

    Otus sunia

    BW

    Brown Fish-owl

    Ketupa zeylonensis

    TS

    Brown Wood-owl

    Strix leptogrammica

    SZ

    Jungle Owlet

    Glaucidium radiatum

    BW, CL

    Spotted Owlet

    Athene brama

    BF, MB

    Brown Hawk-owl

    Ninox scutulata

    CL

    Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Frogmouth

    Batrachostomus moniliger

    BW

    Indian Jungle (Grey) Nightjar

    Caprimulgus indicus

    ML, BW

    Jerdon's Nightjar

    Caprimulgus atripennis

    TS

    Savannah Nightjar

    Caprimulgus affinis

    BW

    Crested Treeswift

    Hemiprocne coronata

    B

    Indian White-rumped Spinetail

    Zoonavena sylvatica

    B, ML, TS

    Brown-throated (backed) Needletail

    Hirundapus giganteus

    TS

    Asian Palm-swift

    Cypsiurus balasiensis

    A, B, BF, NF, V

    House Swift

    Apus affinis

    AW, B, BF, BH, BW

    Malabar Trogon

    Harpactes fasciatus

    BW, TS

    Common Kingfisher

    Alcedo atthis

    Common

    Stork-billed Kingfisher

    Pelargopsis capensis

    A, ML, TS, V, Z

    White-throated Kingfisher

    Halcyon smyrnensis

    Common

    Black-capped Kingfisher

    Halcyon pileata

    A, BF, MB, Z

    Collared Kingfisher

    Todirhamphus chloris

    Z

    Pied Kingfisher

    Ceryle rudis

    A, CL, ML, V

    Little Green Bee-eater

    Merops orientalis

    Common

    Blue-tailed Bee-eater

    Merops philippinus

    BF, CL, ML, V

    Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

    Merops leschenaulti

    BW

    Indian Roller

    Coracias benghalensis

    BF, MB, SZ, V

    Eurasian Hoopoe

    Upupa epops

    V

    Malabar Grey Hornbill

    Ocyceros griseus

    B, BW

    Malabar Pied-hornbill

    Anthracoceros coronatus

    B, TS

    White-cheeked Barbet

    Megalaima viridis

    B, BF, BW, CL, FA, ML, SZ

    Malabar (Crimson-fronted) Barbet

    Megalaima rubricapilla malabarica

    BW, TS

    Coppersmith Barbet

    Megalaima haemacephala

    AW, CL, FA, ML, SZ

    Indian (Brown-capped) Pygmy Woodpecker

    Dendrocopos nanus

    BW

    Rufous Woodpecker

    Celeus brachyurus

    AW, B, BW

    White-bellied Woodpecker

    Dryocopus javensis

    BW

    Black-rumped Flameback

    Dinopium benghalense

    BW, CL, SZ, V

    Greater Flameback

    Chrysocolaptes lucidus

    BW

    Heart-spotted Woodpecker

    Hemicircus canente

    B, BW

    Indian Pitta

    Pitta brachyura

    BW

    Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark

    Eremopterix grisea

    DP

    Malabar Lark

    Galerida malabarica

    CL, MB, NF, SC

    Oriental Skylark

    Alauda gulgula

    DP

    Eurasian Crag-martin

    Hirundo rupestris

    CL, V

    Dusky Crag-martin

    Hirundo concolor

    CL

    Eurasian Swallow

    Hirundo rustica

    A, CL, FA, MB, NF

    Wire-tailed Swallow

    Hirundo smithii

    A, BW, CL, MB, V, Z

    Red-rumped Swallow

    Hirundo daurica rufula

    Common

    Streak-throated Swallow

    Hirundo fluvicola

    A, BW, CL

    Richard's Pipit

    Anthus richardi

    MB, V

    Paddyfield Pipit

    Anthus rufulus

    A, BF, CL, MB, V

    Tawny Pipit

    Anthus campestris

    A, BF, CL, V

    Forest Wagtail

    Dendronanthus indicus

    B

    White-browed Wagtail

    Motacilla madaraspatensis

    A, BF, CL

    Yellow Wagtail

    Motacilla flava

    CL, V

    Grey Wagtail

    Motacilla cinerea

    B, BW, CL, SZ, TS

    Black-headed Cuckooshrike

    Coracina melanoptera

    B, FA

    Small Minivet

    Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

    AW, B, BW, FA

    Scarlet Minivet

    Pericrocotus flammeus

    BW, TS

    Pied (Bar-winged) Flycatcher-shrike

    Hemipus picatus

    ML, TS

    Black-crested Bulbul

    Pycnonotus melanicterus

    B, BW, TS

    Red-whiskered Bulbul

    Pycnonotus jocosus

    Common

    Red-vented Bulbul

    Pycnonotus cafer

    AW, BW, CL, ML

    White-browed Bulbul

    Pycnonotus luteolus

    AW, DP, FA

    Yellow-browed Bulbul

    Iole indica

    B, BW, TS

    Square-tailed Black Bulbul

    Hypsipetes ganeesa

    BW

    Common Iora

    Aegithina tiphia

    AW, B, BH, BW, MB, SZ

    Asian Fairy-bluebird

    Irena puella

    TS

    Blue-winged Leafbird

    Chloropsis cochinchinensis

    BW

    Golden-fronted Leafbird

    Chloropsis aurifrons

    AW, B, BW, ML, TS

    Indian Blue Robin

    Luscinia brunnea

    BW

    Oriental Magpie-robin

    Copsychus saularis

    Common

    White-rumped Shama

    Copsychus malabaricus

    B, BW

    Siberian Stonechat

    Saxicola maurus indicus

    BF, CL, NF, V

    Pied Bushchat

    Saxicola caprata

    A, CL, MB

    Indian Black Robin

    Saxicoloides fulicata

    Common

    Malabar Whistling-thrush

    Myiophonus horsfieldii

    BW, ML

    Orange-headed Thrush

    Zoothera citrina

    AW, B, BW

    Tickell's Thrush

    Turdus unicolor

    ML

    Nilgiri Blackbird

    Turdus simillimus simillimus

    BW, ML

    Grey-breasted Prinia

    Prinia hodgsonii

    MB

    Ashy Prinia

    Prinia socialis

    CL, FA, ML, V

    Plain Prinia

    Prinia inornata

    AW, CL, FA

    Blyth 's Reed-warbler

    Acrocephalus dumetorum

    B, BW, CL, FA, ML, SZ

    Clamorous Reed-warbler

    Acrocephalus stentoreus

    MB

    Common Tailorbird

    Orthotomus sutorius

    AW, B, CL, FA, MB

    Greenish Warbler

    Phylloscopus trochiloides

    Common

    Western Crowned-warbler

    Phylloscopus occipitalis

    BW

    Asian Brown Flycatcher

    Muscicapa dauurica

    BW, CL, MB

    Brown-breasted Flycatcher

    Muscicapa muttui

    BW, TS, SZ

    Red-breasted Flycatcher

    Ficedula parva

    B

    Red-throated (Taiga) Flycatcher

    Ficedula albicilla

    BW, TS

    Tickell's Blue-flycatcher

    Cyornis tickelliae

    AW, B, BW, SZ

    White-browed Fantail

    Rhipidura aureola

    FA, SZ

    Black-naped Monarch

    Hypothymis azurea

    B, BW, SZ, TS

    Asian Paradise-flycatcher

    Terpsiphone paradisi

    B, BW, FA, ML, SZ, TS

    Puff-throated Babbler

    Pellorneum ruficeps

    AW, BW, ML, SZ

    Dark-fronted Babbler

    Rhopocichla atriceps

    B, BW

    Jungle Babbler

    Turdoides striatus

    AW, B, BW, FA, SZ

    Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

    Alcippe poioicephala

    B, BW, ML, SZ

    Black-lored Tit

    Parus xanthogenys

    AW, CL, MB, ML

    Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

    Sitta frontalis

    B, BW

    Purple-rumped Sunbird

    Nectarinia zeylonica

    Common

    Crimson-backed Sunbird

    Nectarinia minima

    B, BH, BW, SZ, TS

    Purple Sunbird

    Nectarinia asiatica

    AW, B, BH, BW

    Loten's Sunbird

    Nectarinia lotenia

    B, TS

    Crimson Sunbird

    Aethopyga siparaja

    BH, FA, ML, SZ

    Little Spiderhunter

    Arachnothera longirostra

    B, ML

    Thick-billed Flowerpecker

    Dicaeum agile

    B, BW, FA, TS

    Pale-billed Flowerpecker

    Dicaeum erythrorhynchos

    CL, FA

    Nilgiri (Plain) Flowerpecker

    Dicaeum concolor concolor

    B, BW, SZ, TS

    Indian Golden Oriole

    Oriolus oriolus kundoo

    Common

    Black-hooded Oriole

    Oriolus xanthornus

    B, BW, CL, ML

    Large Woodshrike

    Tephrodornis gularis

    BW

    Long-tailed Shrike

    Lanius schach

    Common

    Black Drongo

    Dicrurus macrocercus

    Common

    Ashy Drongo

    Dicrurus leucophaeus

    Common

    White-bellied Drongo

    Dicrurus caerulescens

    AW, B, ML

    Bronzed Drongo

    Dicrurus aeneus

    B, BW, ML

    Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

    Dicrurus paradiseus

    B, BW, SZ, TS

    Rufous Treepie

    Dendrocitta vagabunda

    B, BF, ML, SZ

    House Crow

    Corvus splendens

    Common

    Indian Jungle (Large-billed) Crow

    Corvus macrorhynchos culminatus

    B, BW, CL, TS

    Ashy Woodswallow

    Artamus fuscus

    A, BW, CL

    Grey-headed (Chestnut-tailed) Starling

    Sturnus malabaricus

    AW, B, BW, CL, SZ, V

    Brahminy Starling

    Sturnus pagodarum

    MB

    Rosy Starling

    Sturnus roseus

    A, BF, CL, FA, MB, SZ

    Common Starling

    Sturnus vulgaris

    V

    Common Myna

    Acridotheres tristis

    A, BF, MB

    Jungle Myna

    Acridotheres fuscus

    Common

    House Sparrow

    Passer domesticus

    DP

    Chestnut-shouldered Petronia

    Petronia xanthocollis

    BW, CL

    Baya Weaver

    Ploceus philippinus

    CL, FA

    White-rumped Munia

    Lonchura striata

    AW, B, BW, CL, FA, V

    Black-throated Munia

    Lonchura kelaarti

    BW

    Common Rosefinch

    Carpodacus erythrinus

    BW


KEY

Common

All appropriate Habitats

A

Arpora/Marinha Dourada

AW

Arpora Wood

BW

Backwoods

BF

Baga Fields/ Biera Mar

BH

Baga Hill

B

Bondla

CL

Carambolin Lake/Woods etc

CI

Chorao Island

DP

Dona Paula

FA

Fort Aguada

ML

Maem Lake

MB

Morjim Beach

NF

Nachinola Fields

SZ

Saligao Zor

SC

Santa Cruz

TS

Tambdi Surla

V

Velim Lake

Z

Zuari River

 

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