Mission 50 – Birds of Kerala

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This is a list of 50 birds that has occured in other parts of India and can be termed as ‘possible’ in Kerala. The only intention of posting it here is to make good birders continue their excellent documentation across Kerala. There is a lot to be discovered still, particularly in passage season. Feel free to post it elsewhere too.

  1. Fulvous Whistling Duck : Any large fresh-water wetland
  2. Red-crested Pochard : Any large fresh-water wetland in Nov-Mar
  3. Common Pochard : Any large fresh-water wetland in Nov-Mar
  4. Blue-breasted Quail : Wet grassy areas during Nov-Mar
  5. Red-tailed Tropicbird : Pelagic
  6. European Nightjar : Anywhere during Sep-Nov
  7. Brown Crake : Wetlands of northern Malabar
  8. Demoiselle Crane : Any large fresh-water wetland in Nov-Mar
  9. Black-bellied Storm-petrel : Pelagic during May-Sep
  10. Barau’s Petrel : Pelagic during May-Sep
  11. Chinese Pond Heron : Any wetland in Apr-May
  12. Brown Booby : Pelagic
  13. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper : Any wetland in Sep-Nov
  14. Red-necked Stint : Any wetland in Apr-May
  15. Red Phalarope : Any wetland in Apr-May
  16. Little Gull : Any wetland in Apr-May
  17. Franklin’s Gull : Coastal wetlands during Sep-Apr
  18. White-eyed Gull : Coastal wetlands during Sep-Apr
  19. Sooty Gull : Coastal wetlands during Sep-Apr
  20. Mew Gull : Coastal wetlands during Sep-Apr
  21. Caspian Gull : Coastal wetlands in Nov-Mar
  22. Saunders’s Tern : Coastal wetlands in Apr-May
  23. Black Tern : Any wetland in Aug-Oct or Mar-May
  24. Black-naped Tern : Pelagic
  25. Tawny Eagle : Anywhere in Wayanad plateau
  26. Eurasian Scops Owl : Anywhere in Sep-Apr
  27. European Bee-eater : Wayanad, Attappady, Palakkad gap, Chinnar in Oct-Nov
  28. Laggar Falcon : Periyar and adjoining areas
  29. White-bellied Minivet : Attappady
  30. Swinhoe’s Minivet : Anywhere during Feb-Mar
  31. Rosy Minivet : Wayanad, Attappady, Chinnar woodlands in Nov-Mar
  32. Black-winged Cuckooshrike : Wayanad, Attappady, Chinnar woodlands in Nov-Mar
  33. Marshall’s Iora : Wayanad, Attappady, Chinnar woodlands
  34. White-spotted Fantail : Wayanad & Attappady woodlands
  35. Red-backed Shrike : Anywhere during Sep-Nov
  36. Red-tailed Shrike : Anywhere during Sep-Nov
  37. Black-breasted Weaver : Any wetland
  38. Pale Rock Sparrow : Anywhere during Sep-Nov or Feb-Apr
  39. White-naped Tit : Attappady
  40. Indian Bushlark : Attappady
  41. Sykes’s Lark : Palakkad gap, Attappady
  42. Yellow-browed Warbler : Western Ghats during Nov-Mar
  43. Sulphur-bellied Warbler : Wayanad, Attappady woodlands during Nov-Mar
  44. Striped Tit Babbler : Wayanad & Attappady in bamboo breaks.
  45. Common Babbler : Chinnar, Periyar edges of state border
  46. Spotted Flycatcher : Anywhere during Sep-Nov
  47. Dark-sided Flycatcher : Western Ghats during Nov-Feb
  48. Blue-and-white Flycatcher : Western Ghats during Oct-Nov or Feb-Mar
  49. Tickell’s Thrush : Western Ghats during Nov-Mar
  50. Eyebrowed Thrush : Anywhere during Feb-Mar

List Compiled by Praveen J on 18-10-2016


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