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Leaves don't rustle! Water doesn't trickle! Grasses stop to move! Even the wind pauses to hold its breath and watch the drama unfold! Then all of a sudden the Jungle springs to life! Langurs groan. Branches of trees begin to swing under their springing jumps. Fleeting hooves rustle the grass. Heavy bodies splash the water. Spotted Deers let out the alarm call. Let it be known - the King is here - "Hail, the King!" Lesser creatures flee. The King sweeps a gaze over his Kingdom. Period. Utter silence. The show begins.

Bird Checklist Pench National Park

HABITAT CODES:
tk : Teak forest
ms : Miscellaneous forest (teak mixed, Anogeissus-Boswellia stand, hill forest, and zizyphus stand)
bm : Bamboo dominant forest
cc : Cleistanthus collinus woodland
gr : Grassland - Savanna
os : Open scrub jungle (dominated by Lantana)
cs : Countryside / Cultivation
wl : Wetlands (river, streams, ponds, and reservoir)

FREQUENCY CODES:
C : Common
O : Occassional
U : Uncommon
X : Rare

STATUS CODES: R : Resident
W : Winter visitor
S : Summer visitor
LM : Local Migrant
V : Vagrant / Straggler

1 . Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica wl C LM
2 . Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea wl C W
3 . Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus wl U W
4 . Gadwall Anas strepera wl O W
5 . Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope wl O W
6 . Mallard Anas platyrhynchos wl U W
7 . Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha wl U W
8 . Northern Pintail Anas acuta wl C W
9 . Garganey Anas querquedula wl O W
10 . Common Teal Anas crecca wl O W
11 . Red-crested Pochard Rhodonessa rufina wl O W
12 . Common Pochard Aythya ferina wl O W
13 . Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca wl O W
14 . Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula wl U W
15 . Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki gr, os, cs U R
16 . Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator ms, gr, os U R
17 . Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla os X W
18 . Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos nanus tk, ms, bm C R
19 . Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis tk, ms, bm C R
20 . Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus tk, ms, bm, cc U R
21 . Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus tk, bm U R
22 . Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus tk, ms O R
23 . Common Hoopoe Upupa epops cs C R
24 . Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis tk, ms, cs C R
25 . Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis wl O R
26 . Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis wl O R
27 . White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis ms, cc, cs, wl C R
28 . Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis wl C R
29 . Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis ms, cc, os, cs C R
30 . Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus ms U S
31 . Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus tk, ms, bm, os, cs C S
32 . Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius tk, ms, bm, cc C R
33 . Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus tk, ms, bm U W
34 . Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus tk, bm, os O R
35 . Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea tk, ms, bm, cc C R
36 . Sirkeer Malkoha Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii ms, bm, os O R
37 . Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis ms, bm, gr, os, cs C R
38 . Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria tk, ms, bm, cc C R
39 . Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri tk, ms, bm, cc, gr, cs C R
40 . Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala tk, ms, bm, cc C R
41 . White-rumped Needletail Zoonavena sylvatica ms, bm O R
42 . Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis cs O R
43 . House Swift Apus affinis cs, wl C R
44 . Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata tk, ms, bm C R
45 . Barn Owl Tyto alba cs U R
46 . Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia tk, ms U R
47 . Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena tk, ms, bm O R
48 . Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo tk, ms O R
49 . Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis tk U R
50 . Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica tk, ms U R
51 . Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis tk, ms, bm O R
52 . Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis os, cs C R
53 . Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis tk, ms, cc, cs C R
54 . Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica ms, bm O R
55 . Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto tk, os, cs C R
56 . Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica tk X R
57 . Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera tk, ms, bm C R
58 . White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus wl C R
59 . Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio wl O R
60 . Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus wl C R
61 . Common Coot Fulica atra wl O W
62 . Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus os O R
63 . Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago wl O W
64 . Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus wl C W
65 . Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola wl U W

66 . Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos wl O W 67 . Little Stint Calidris minuta wl O W
68 . Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis wl C R
69 . Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus wl O R
70 . Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus tk, os, cs C R
71 . Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus wl C R
72 . Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius wl O W
73 . Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus cs O R
74 . River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii wl C R
75 . Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus cs, wl C R
76 . Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus cs U R
77 . River Tern Sterna aurantia wl O R
78 . Osprey Pandion haliaetus wl O W
79 . Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus tk, ms, gr, os, cs C R
80 . Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus gr, os, cs C R
81 . Black Kite Milvus migrans cs X R
82 . Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus wl U R
83 . Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus wl O R
84 . Grey-headed Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus wl O R
85 . Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus cs C R
86 . White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis ms, cs C R
87 . Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus cs C R
88 . Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus cs X V
89 . Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus tk, ms, cs O R
90 . Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus gr, os, cs U R
91 . Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela tk, ms C R
92 . Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus wl O W
93 . Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos gr X W
94 . Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus tk X V
95 . Shikra Accipiter badius tk, ms, cc, cs C R
96 . Besra Accipiter virgatus ms X V
97 . White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa tk, ms, cc, gr, os, cs C R
98 . Common Buzzard Buteo buteo ms U W
99 . Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax tk, ms U R
100 . Bonelli's Eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus tk O R
101 . Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus tk O W
102 . Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus tk, ms, bm C R
103 . Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus gr, cs C R
104 . Laggar Falcon Falco jugger ms, os, cs O R
105 . Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus tk, wl U W
106 . Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis wl C R
107 . Darter Anhinga melanogaster wl U LM
108 . Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger wl C R
109 . Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis wl O LM
110 . Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo wl O LM
111 . Little Egret Egretta garzetta wl C R
112 . Grey Heron Ardea cinerea wl O W
113 . Purple Heron Ardea purpurea wl C LM
114 . Great Egret Casmerodius albus wl C R
115 . Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax wl C R
116 . Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus wl
117 . C R Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa wl U R
118 . Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala wl O R
119 . Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans wl O R
120 . Black Stork Ciconia nigra wl O W
121 . Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus wl O R
122 . Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus wl U R
123 . Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura tk, ms, bm, os C S
124 . Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis tk, ms, bm, cc C R
125 . Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons tk, ms O R
126 . Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus os O W
127 . Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus os, cs O W
128 . Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus gr, os O R
129 . Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach ms, bm, gr, os, cs C R
130 . Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis os, cs U LM
131 . Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda tk, ms, bm, cc C R
132 . House Crow Corvus splendens cs X R
133 . Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos tk, ms, bm, gr, os, cs C R
134 . Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus tk, ms, cc O R
135 . Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus tk, ms, bm, cc C R
136 . Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei tk, ms, bm C R
137 . Black-headed Cuckooshrike Coracina melanoptera ms, cc U W
138 . Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus tk, ms C R
139 . White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius os U LM
140 . Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus tk, ms, bm, cc C W
141 . Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus tk, ms O LM
142 . White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis tk, ms, bm C R
143 . White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola tk, cc, os C R
144 . Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus tk, gr, os, cs C R
145 . Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus tk, ms, bm, cc C R
146 . Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius cs C W
147 . Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrina ms, bm O R
148 . Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma bm U W
149 . Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor tk, bm U W
150 . Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula ms, bm O LM
151 . Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis tk, bm U W
152 . Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica ms, cc U W
153 . Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui ms X W
154 . Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva tk, ms, bm, os C W
155 . Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris ms, bm O W
156 . Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina tk, ms, bm, cc O W
157 . Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae tk, ms, bm, os C R
158 . Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis tk, ms, bm O W
159 . Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis tk, cc, os C R
160 . White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus ms, bm U LM
161 . Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata os, cs C R
162 . Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros tk, os, cs C W
163 . Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris os, cs U W
164 . Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra tk U R
165 . Common Myna Acridotheres tristis tk, ms, cc, os, cs C R
166 . Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps ms, bm X W
167 . Great Tit Parus major tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
168 . Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys tk, ms, bm O R
169 . Plain Martin Riparia paludicola wl O R
170 . Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica gr, cs, wl C W
171 . Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii wl C S
172 . Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica gr, os, cs C W
173 . Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola wl U W
174 . White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis os X V
175 . Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
176 . White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus os O R
177 . Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani os O R
178 . Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
179 . Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita ms, gr, os, wl O W
180 . Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus tk, ms O W
181 . Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei tk, ms O W
182 . Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides tk, ms, bm, cc C W
183 . Large-billed Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris tk U W
184 . Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis tk, ms U W
185 . Indian Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus horsfieldii ms, bm U R
186 . Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra bm, os C R
187 . Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense ms, bm, os C R
188 . Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus os X R
189 . Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi os, cs U R
190 . Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus tk, ms, bm, cc, os C R
191 . Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala ms, bm U R
192 . Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca os C W
193 . Singing Bushlark Mirafra cantillans gr, cs O R
194 . Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera os, cs C R
195 . Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus ms X W
196 . White Wagtail Motacilla alba wl O W
197 . White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis wl C R
198 . Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola wl O W
199 . Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava gr, wl O W




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