SNo English name Alternative names
Scientific name
Ducks and Geese
1 Bar-headed Goose
Anser indicus
2 Ruddy Shelduck Brahminy Duck
Tadorna ferruginea
3 Northern Shoveler
Anas clypeata
4 Northern Pintail
Anas acuta


Shorebirds and other wetland-dependent birds
5 Wood Sandpiper Spotted Sandpiper
Tringa glareola
6 Common Sandpiper
Actitis hypoleucos
7 Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus
8 Ruff
Philomachus pugnax
9 Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa
10 Demoiselle Crane
Grus virgo
11 Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
12 Pallas’s Gull Great Black-headed Gull
Larus ichthyaetus
Birds of prey
13 Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
14 Osprey Pandion haliaetus
15 Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Other species
16 Eurasian Wryneck
Jynx torquilla
17 Brown Shrike
Lanius cristatus
18 Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius
19 Red-breasted /Red–throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva / F. albicilla complex
20 Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
21 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
22 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
23 Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
24 Rosy Starling Rosy Pastor
Sturnus roseus
25 Barn Swallow Common Swallow
Hirundo rustica
26 Greenish Warbler
Phylloscopus trochiloides
27 Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
28 White Wagtail
Motacilla alba
29 Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea
30 Common Rosefinch
Carpodacus erythrinus

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