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Family Procellariidae : Petrels and Shearwaters
1.    Wedgetailed Shearwater Procellaria pacifica
2.    Audubon's Shearwater Procellaria Iherminieri
3.    Jouanin's Gadfly Petrel Bulweria fallax
Family Hydrobatidae : Storm Petrels
4.    Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
5.    Forktailed Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Family Phaethontidae : Tropic-birds
6.    Short-tailed Tropic-bird Phaethon aethereus
Family Sulidae : Boobies
7.    Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
8.    Redfooted Booby Sula sula
9.    Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Family Phalacrocoracidae : Cormorants and Darter
10.   Large cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Family Fregatidae : Frigate Birds
11.      Lesser Frigate bird Fregata minor
Family Ardeidae : Herons, Egrets, Bitterns
12.   Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
13.   Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
14.  Little Green Heron Ardeola striatus
15.   Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
16.  Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
17.  Little Egret Egretta garzetta
18.  Reef Heron Egretta gularis
19.  Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Family Anatidae : Ducks, Geese, Swans
20.   Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
21.  Common Teal Anas crecca
22.  Garganey Anas querquedula
23.  White-eyed Pochard Aythya nyroca
Family Accipitridae : Hawks, Vultures etc
24.   Blackwinged kite Elanus caeruleus
25.   Pariah kite Milvus migrans
26.   Shikra Accipiter badius
27.  Whitebellied sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
28.  Pale Harrier Circus macrourus
29.  Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
30.  Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
31.  Osprey  Pandion haliaetus
Family Falconidae : Falcons
32.  Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
33.  Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Family Rallidae : Rails, Coots
34.  Little Crake Porzana parva
35.  Whitebreasted waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Family Recurvirostridae : Stilts, Avocets
36.  Blackwinged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Family Dromadidae : Crab Plovers
37.  Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
Family Burhinidae : Stone curlews
38.  Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
Family Charadriidae : Plovers, Sandpipers, Snipe
39.  Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
40.  Eastern Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica
41.  Large sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
42.  Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
43.  Lesser sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
44.  Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
45.  Curlew Numenius arquata
46.  Bartailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
47.  Redshank   Tringa totanus
48.  Greenshank   Iringa nebularia
49.  Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
50.  Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
51.  Terek Sandpiper Tringa terek
52.  Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos
53.  Turnstone Arenania interpres
54.  Snipe Sp Gallinago Sp.
55.  Eastern knot Calidris tenuirostris
56.  Sanderling Calidris alba
57.  Little Stint Calidris minuta
Family Stercorariidae : Skuas, Jaegers
58.  South Polar or Antartic Skua Catharacta skua maccormicki
59.  Pomatorhine Skua or Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
60.  Parasitic Skua or Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Family Laridae : Gulls,' Terns.
61.  Lesser Blackbacked Gull Larus fuscus
62.  Gullbilled Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
63.  Whitecheeked Tern Sterna repressa
64.  Brownwinged Tern Sterna anaethetus
65.  Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
66.  Little Tern    Sterna albifrons
67.   Large Crested Tern Sterna bergii
68.  Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
69.  Noddy Tern  Anous stolidus
70.  Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris
Family Columbidae : Pigeons, Doves.
71.  Blue Rock Pigeon Columba livia
72, Rufous Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Family Psittacidae : Parrots
73.  Roseringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Family Cuculidae : Cuckoos
74.  Pied Crested Cuckoo Clamater jacobinus
75.  Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
76.  Plaintive Cuckoo  Cacomantis passerinus
77.  Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
Family Strigidae : Owls
78.  Brown Fish Owl Bubo zeylonensis ?
79.  Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica
Family Apodidae : Swifts
80.  Whiterumped Spinetail Chaetura sylvatica
81.  House Swift Apus affinis
82.  Palm Swift Cypsiurus parvus
Family Alcedinidae : Kingfishers
83.  Small Blue Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis
84.  Whitebreasted kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
85.  Blackcapped kingfisher Halcyon pileata
Family Coraciidae : Rollers
86. Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Family Upupidae : Hoopoes
87.  Hoopoe  Upupa epops
Family Pittidae : Pittas
88.  Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura
Family Hirundinidae : Swallows
89.  Collared Sand Martin Riparia riparia
90.  Common Swallow Hirundo rustica
91.  Redrumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
92.  House Martin Delichon urbica
Family Laniidae : Shrikes
93.  Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Family Sturnidae : Mynas
94.  Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Family Corvidae : Crows
95.  House Crow Corvus splendens
Family Muscicapidae : Babblers, Flycatchers, Warblers,.etc.
96.  Blyth's Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus dumetorum 
Family Motacillidae : Pipits, Wagtails.
97.   Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
98.   Paddyfield Pipit     Anthus novaeseelandiae
99.   Yellow Wagtail Motocilla flava
100. White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Family Zosteropidae : White eyes.
101. White-eye Zosterops palpebrosa
 
 

 



 

An aerial view of Pitti (The Bird Sanctuary)

 

 

Pitti Island from Boat

 

 

 

Birds at Thinnakara

 

 

 

Sooty Terns at nest in Pitti

 

 

 

Sooty Terns

 

 

 

Eggs of Sooty Tern and Noddy Tern

 

 

 

 

 Noddy Tern


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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