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SNo Group and English name Alternative names Scientific name
Quails
1 Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Geese and ducks
2 White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
3 Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
4 Lesser White-fronted Goose  Anser erythropus
5 Greylag Goose Anser anser
6 Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
7 Ruddy Shelduck Brahminy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
8 Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
9 Gadwall Anas strepera
10 Falcated Duck Anas falcata
11 Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
12 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
13 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
14 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
15 Garganey Anas querquedula
16 Baikal Teal Anas formosa
17 Common Teal Anas crecca
18 Marbled Duck  Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris
19 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina/Rhodonessa rufina
20 Common Pochard Aythya ferina
21 Ferruginous Pochard Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
22 Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri
23 Tufted Duck Tufted Pochard Aythya fuligula
24 Greater Scaup Aythya marila
25 Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
26 Smew Mergellus albellus
27 Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Wryneck
28 Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Kingfishers, Rollers, Bee-eaters
29 European Roller Coracias garrulus 
30 Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
31 European Bee-eater Eurasian Bee-eater Merops apiaster
Cuckoos
32 Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Red-winged Crested Cuckoo Clamator coromandus
33 Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides
34 Small Cuckoo Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
Swifts
35 Pacific Swift Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
Owls and Nightjars
36 Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei
37 Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops
38 Northern Long-eared Owl Long-eared Owl Asio otus
39 Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
40 European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
41 Sykes's Nightjar Caprimulgus mahrattensis
Bustards and Cranes
42 Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax
43 Houbara Bustard MacQueen's Bustard  Chlamydotis undulata/macqueeni
44 Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus
45 Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
46 Common Crane Grus grus
Rails and Crakes
47 European Water Rail Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
48 Little Crake Porzana parva
49 Eastern Baillon's Crake Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
50 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Pigeons and Sandgrouse
51 Yellow-eyed Pigeon Eastern Stock Pigeon Columba eversmanni
52 Common Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
53 Pin-tailed Sandgrouse White-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
54 Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus
55 Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
Snipes
56 Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
57 Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria
58 Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola
59 Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
60 Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala
61 Great Snipe Gallinago media
62 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Waders and Coursers
63 Western Black-tailed Godwit Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
64 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
65 Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
66 Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
67 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
68 Common Redshank Tringa totanus
69 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
70 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
71 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
72 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
73 Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
74 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
75 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
76 Asian Dowitcher Limnodromus semipalmatus
77 Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
78 Red Knot Calidris canutus
78 Sanderling Calidris alba
79 Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmaeus/Calidris pygmea
80 Little Stint Calidris minuta
81 Rufous-necked Stint Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
82 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
83 Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
84 Dunlin Calidris alpina
85 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
86 Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
87 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
88 Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
89 Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
90 Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
91 Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
92 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
93 Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
94 Long-billed Plover Long-billed Ringed Plover Charadrius placidus
95 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
96 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
97 Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
98 Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
99 Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
100 Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
100 Sociable Plover Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
101 White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
102 Crab-plover Dromas ardeola
103 Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor
Gulls and Terns
104 Mew Gull Larus canus
105 Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini 
106 Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans
107 Great Black-headed Gull Pallas's Gull Larus ichthyaetus
108 Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
109 Black-headed Gull Common Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
110 Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
111 Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
112 Caspian Tern Sterna caspia
113 Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
114 Great Crested Tern Large Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii/Sterna bergii
115 Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis/Sterna sandvicensis
116 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
117 Little Turn Sterna albifrons
118 Bridled Tern Sterna anaethetus
119 Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata
120 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus
121 White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
122 Brown Noddy Anous stolidus
123 Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris
Raptors
124 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
125 White-tailed Eagle White-tailed Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
126 Lesser Fish Eagle Lesser Grey-headed Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis
127 Griffon Vulture Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
128 Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
129 Western Marsh Harrier Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
130 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
131 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
132 Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
133 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
134 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
135 Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
136 Common Buzzard Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus
137 Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
138 Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius
139 Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
140 Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
141 Eastern Imperial Eagle Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca
142 Booted Eagle Booted (Hawk) Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
143 Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
143 Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
144 Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
145 Merlin Falco columbarius
146 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
147 Saker Falcon Saker Falco cherrug
Grebes
148 Red-necked Grebe Podiceps griseigena
149 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
150 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Tropicbirds and Boobies
151 Red-billed Tropicbird Grey-backed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
152 Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda
153 White-tailed Tropicbird Yellow-billed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus
154 Masked Booby Sula dactylatra
155 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Herons, Pond Herons and Bitterns
156 Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
157 Chinese Pond-Heron Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus
158 Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
159 Eurasian Bittern Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
Flamingos
160 Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
161 Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
Ibises, Pelicans and Storks
162 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
163 Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
164 Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
165 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
166 White Stork European White Stork Ciconia ciconia
167 Lesser Adjutant Lesser Adjutant-Stork Leptoptilos javanicus
168 Greater Adjutant Greater Adjutant-Stork Leptoptilos dubius
Shearwaters and Petrels
169 Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas
Shrikes
170 Isabelline Shrike Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus
171 Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
172 Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
Crows and Orioles
173 Rook Corvus frugilegus
174 Carrion Crow Corvus corone
175 Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis diffusus
176 Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris
Cuckooshrikes and Minivets
177 Black-winged Cuckooshrike Black-winged Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina melaschistos
178 Ashy Minivet Pericrocotus divaricatus
179 Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Drongos
180 Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
Thrushes
181 Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis 
182 Blue-headed Rock-thrush Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus
183 Blue Rock-thrush Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
184 Pied  Thrush Pied Ground-thrush Zoothera wardii
184 Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni
185 Small-billed Scaly Thrush Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma
186 Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor
187 Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul
188 Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus
189 Kessler's Thrush Turdus kessleri
190 Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
191 Dark-throated Thrush Black-throated Thrush/Red-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
192 Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni
Flycatchers
193 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
194 Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
195 Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui
196 Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
197 Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
198 Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subruba
198 Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
199 Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris
200 Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
201 Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
Robins, Redstarts, Bushchats and Wheatears
202 Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
203 Himalayan Rubythroat White-tailed Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis
204 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
205 Firethroat Luscinia pectardens
206 Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea
207 Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane
208 Golden Bush-Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus
209 Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin Cercotrichas galactotes
210 Eversmann's Redstart Rufous-backed Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus
211 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 
212 Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni
213 Durian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
214 Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
215 Grey Bushchat Dark-grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea
216 Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata
217 Red-tailed Wheatear Rufous-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia/xanthoprymna
218 Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
219 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
Starlings
220 Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera
221 Rosy Starling Rosy Pastor  Sturnus roseus
222 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Creepers and Tits
223 Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
224 White-crowned Penduline Tit Eurasian Penduline-Tit Remiz coronatus
225 Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps
Swallows and Martins
226 Common Sand Martin Sand Martin Riparia riparia
227 Pale Sand Martin  Pale Martin Riparia diluta
228 Eurasian Crag-Martin Eurasian Crag Martin Hirundo rupestris
229 Barn Swallow Common Swallow Hirundo rustica
230 Northern House-Martin Northern House Martin Delichon urbica
231 Asian House-Martin Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
Warblers
232 Cetti's Bush-Warbler Cetti's Bush Warbler Cettia cetti
233 Grasshopper Warbler Pale Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia
234 Rusty-rumped Warbler Rusty-rumped Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella certhiola
235 Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
236 Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
237 Blyth's Reed-warbler Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum 
238 Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon
239 Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata
240 Siberian Chiffchaff Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
241 Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus
242 Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
243 Smoky Leaf Warbler Smoky Warbler Phylloscopus fuligiventer
244 Tickell's Leaf-wabler Tickell's Warbler Phylloscopus affinis
244 Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus
245 Brooks's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus subviridis
246 Yellow-browed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
247 Hume's Leaf-warbler Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei
248 Greenish Warbler Greenish Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
249 Brightgreen Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus nitidus
250 Large-billed Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris
251 Tytler's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus tytleri
252 Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis 
253 Bristled Grasswarbler Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striatus
254 Common Whitethroat Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
255 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
256 Desert Whitethroat Desert Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia (curruca) minula
257 Hume's Whitethroat Common Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia (curruca) althaea
258 Barred Wabler Sylvia nisoria
259 Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Larks, Wagtails and Pipits
260 Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
261 Hume's Short-toed Lark Calandrella acutirostris
262 Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
263 Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
264 Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
265 Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
266 White Wagtail Motacilla alba
267 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
268 Western Yellow wagtail Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava  
269 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
270 Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
271 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
272 Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
273 Tree Pipit Eurasian Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
274 Olive-backed Pipit Oriental Tree Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
275 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
276 Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus
277 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
278 Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens
Accentors, Sparrows, Finches
279 Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis
280 Maroon-backed Accentor Prunella immaculata
281 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
282 Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
283 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
284 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Buntings
285 Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos
286 Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
287 Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani
288 White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti
289 Chestnut-eared Bunting Grey-headed Bunting Emberiza fucata
290 Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
291 Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola
292 Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila
293 Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
294 Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps
295 Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala
296 Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus

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