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Kutch Birding - 30th December 2005 to 2nd January 2006

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Old Tuesday 14th March 2006, 11:18   #1

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Kutch Birding - 30th December 2005 to 2nd January 2006

Kutch Birding - 30th December 2005 to 2nd January 2006

Published by Arpit Deomurari (deomurari AT

Participants: Arpit Deomurari (Birding Guide), David Cooper (UK) and Brenda Kay (UK)

I was with David Cooper (UK) and Brenda Kay (UK) for birdwatching in the Kutch region as a birding guide from 30 th Dec to 2nd January.

We birded Naliya Done, Lala, Soneri Hills, Chari Dhandh and other areas in the Kutch.

Some of the best sightings included Stolizca's Bushchat, White-naped Tit, Grey Hypocolius, Rock Bush Quail, Great Knot, and Heuglin's Gull.

There were 3 sightings of White-naped Tit, very friendly in nature, giving me and David enough time to get pictures and video. Stolizca's Bushchat also gave us a very good sighting.

Following are the species sighted on this trip. We missed Great Indian Bustard in the Kutch.

Arpit Deomurari
K-Link, Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan
Dr. Rajaram Campus, Nr. St. Xavier's School

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Species Lists
Sr. No Common Name Scientific Name

1 Shikra Accipiter badius
2 Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus
3 Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
4 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
5 White-tailed Iora Aegithina nigrolutea
6 Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
7 White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
8 Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti
9 Rufous-tailed Lark Ammomanes phoenicurus
10 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
11 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
12 Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
13 Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
14 Garganey Anas querquedula
15 Darter Anhinga melanogaster
16 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
17 Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciatus
18 Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
19 Great Egret Ardea alba
20 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
21 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
22 Indian Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii
23 Spotted Owlet Athene brama
24 Common Pochard Aythya ferina
25 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
26 Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus
27 Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
28 Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
29 Sand Lark Calandrella raytal
30 Little Stint Calidris minuta
31 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
32 Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
33 Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus
34 Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
35 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
36 Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii
37 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
38 Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus
39 Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
40 Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
41 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
42 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
43 Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
44 Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
45 House Crow Corvus splendens
46 Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus
47 Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica
48 Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
49 Little Egret Egretta garzetta
50 Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis
51 Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
52 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
53 Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix grisea
54 Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
55 Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
56 Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
57 Gray Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus
58 Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
59 Crested Lark Galerida cristata
60 Tawny Lark Galerida deva
61 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
62 Common Crane Grus grus
63 White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
64 Indian Vulture Gyps indicus
65 Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
66 Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
67 Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata
68 Dusky Crag-Martin Hirundo concolor
69 Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
70 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
71 Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus
72 Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus
73 Southern Gray Shrike Lanius meridionalis
74 Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
75 Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
76 Herring Gull Larus argentatus
77 Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
78 Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
79 Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini
80 Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
81 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
82 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
83 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
84 White-throated Munia Lonchura malabarica
85 Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
86 Black Kite Milvus migrans
87 Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera
88 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
89 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
90 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
91 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
92 White-browed Wagtail Motacilla madaraspatensis
93 Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
94 Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
95 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
96 Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
97 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
98 Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
99 Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
100 Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
101 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
102 White-winged Tit Parus nuchalis
103 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
104 Rosy Starling Pastor roseus
105 Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
106 Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
107 Rock Bush-Quail Perdicula argoondah
108 Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
109 Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
110 Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis
111 Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger
112 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
113 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
114 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
115 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
116 Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
117 Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
118 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
119 Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
120 Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
121 Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani
122 Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
123 Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
124 Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
125 Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
126 Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus
127 Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
128 White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
129 Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
130 Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
131 Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
132 White-browed Bushchat Saxicola macrorhyncha
133 Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura
134 Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
135 Little Tern Sterna albifrons
136 River Tern Sterna aurantia
137 Great Crested Tern Sterna bergii
138 Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
139 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
140 Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica
141 Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
142 Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
143 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
144 Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
145 Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
146 Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
147 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
148 Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
149 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
150 Brahminy Starling Temenuchus pagodarum
151 Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
152 Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
153 Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
154 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
155 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
156 Common Redshank Tringa totanus
157 Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus
158 Large Gray Babbler Turdoides malcolmi
159 Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus
160 Hoopoe Upupa epops
161 Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
162 White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
163 Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus
164 Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
165 Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
-Arpit Deomurari

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