Kashmir Bird Lists
 
Complete checklist of Birds of Jammu & Kashmir.
Birds from the checklist of Birds of Jammu & Kashmir photographed outside Kashmir.
Birds of Kashmir listed in ‘Valley of Kashmir’ by W.R. Lawrence
Breeding Birds of Kashmir listed by Bates & Lowther
Salim Ali's list of Indian Hill Birds with birds of Kashmir highlighted.
 
Confirmed Checklist of Birds of Kashmir
[Kashmiri names given in brackets where available]
This checklist is based on birds personally observed and positively identified in Kashmir.
STATUS CHART
l = local, r = resident, c = common, n = not common, s = summer visitor, w = winter visitor, p = passage migrant, v = vagrant
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SPECIES

SIZE

SCIENTIFIC NAME

LOCAL NAME STATUS

Accentor, Black-thoated

14.5-15 cm Prunella atrogularis . . . nw
Barbet, Great 33 cm Megalaima virens .   nr
Bee-eater, European 23-25 cm Merops apiaster . . Tuleri Kaw ns
Bittern, Little 33-38 cm Ixobrychus minutus . . Gui lcs

Blackbird, Grey-winged

28 cm Turdus boulboul .   nr

Bluethroat

15 cm Luscinia svecica . . Nyul Hot nr
Brambling 16 cm Fringilla montifringilla . . .   v
Bulbul, Black 25 cm Hypsipetes leucophalus . Wan / Kruhun Bulbul lcr
Bulbul, Himalayan 20 cm Pycnonotus leucogenys . Bulbul/Bilbichur lcr
Bunting, Rock 16 cm Emberiza cia . . Wan Tser cr
Bushchat, Grey 15 cm Saxicola ferrea . Dofa Tiriv lcr
Buzzard, Common 51-56 cm Buteo buteo . .   nr
Buzzard, Long-legged 61 cm Buteo rufinus . .   nr
Buzzard, Upland 71 cm Buteo hemilasius . .   nr
Chaffinch first sighting in Kashmir 16 cm Fringilla coelobs . .   v
Chukar 38 cm Alectoris chukar . Chakor/Kak cr
Coot, Common 36-38 cm Fulica atra . . Kolur/Kavput nr
Cormorant, Great 80-100 cm Phalacrocorax carbo . . Mong nr
Crow, House 40 cm Corvus splendens . . Kaw lcr
Crow, Large-billed 46-59 cm Corvus macrorynchos . . Wan Kaw,Diva Kav, Pantsol Kav lcr
Cuckoo, Eurasian 32-34 cm Cuculus canorus . . Shah Kuk lcs
Cuckoo, Lesser 25 cm Cuculus poliocephalus       lcs
Dipper, Brown 20 cm Cinclus pallasi . . Dungal/Galkav cs
Dove, Eurasian Collared 32 cm Streptopelia decaocto . Kukil lcs
Dove, Laughing 27 cm Streptopelia senegalensis . .   nr
Dove, Oriental Turtle 33 cm Streptopelia orientalis . . Wan Kukil lcr
Drongo, Ashy 29 cm Dicrurus leucophaeus . . Gunkots/Telakots lcs
Duck, Tufted 40-47 cm Aythya fuligula . .   np
Eagle, Booted 45-53 cm Hieraaetus pennatus . . . ns
Eagle, Steppe 76-80 cm Aquila nipalensis       np
Egret, Great 65-72 cm Casmerodius albus . . . np
Egret, Little 55-65 cm Egretta garzetta . . Brate nr
Finch, Plain Mountain 15 cm Leucosticte nemoricola . . . lcr
Flycatcher, Dark-sided 14 cm Muscicapa sibirica . . . lcr
Flycatcher, Kashmir 13 cm Ficedula subrubra .   np
Flycatcher, Red-throated 11.5-12.5 cm Ficedula parva . .   np
Flycatcher, Rusty-tailed 14 cm Muscicapa  ruficauda . . cs
Flycatcher, Slaty-blue 13 cm Ficedula tricolor . . . cr
Flycatcher, Ultramarine 12 cm Ficedula superciliaris . . . lcr
Flycatcher, Verditer 15 cm Eumyias thalassina . . . nr
Forktail, Spotted 25 cm Enicurus maculatus . . Shahkol Lot nr
Forktail, Little 12 cm Enicurus scouleri . . . nr
Gadwall 39-43 cm Anas strepera . . . . np
Garganey 37-41 cm Anas querquedula . . Nor w
Goldfinch, European 13-15.5 cm Carduelis carduelis . . Sehara/Sera cr
Goose, Greylag 75-90 cm Anser anser .       nw
Grebe, Little 25-29 cm Tachibaptis ruficollis . . Pind /Pindich lcr
Greenfinch, Yellow-breasted 14 cm Carduelis spinoides . . Sabz Tser cr
Griffon, Himalayan 115-125 cm Gyps himalayenis . . Grad nr
Grosbeak, Black-and-yellow 22 cm Mycerobas icterioides . .   cr
Gull, Black-headed 38 cm Larus ridibundus . . . np
Gull, Brown-headed 42 cm Larus brunnicephalus . . Kreend ns
Gull, Caspian/Yellow-legged 55-65 cm Larus cachinnans barbarensis . .   np
Harrier, Eurasian Marsh 48-58 cm Circus aeruginosus . . . v
Harrier, Hen 44-52 cm Circus cyaneus . . . np
Heron, Black-crowned Night 58-65 cm Nycticorax nycticorax . . Bor nr
Heron, Grey 90-98 cm Ardea cinerea . . Breg lcr
Heron, Indian Pond 42-45 cm Ardeola grayii . . Broku nr
Hobby, Eurasian 30-36 cm Falco subbuteo . . . ns
Hoopoe, Common 31 cm Upupa epops . . Hud Hud cs
Ibisbill 38-41 cm Ibidorhyncha strutherssi . . . nr
Jacana, Pheasant-tailed 31 cm Hydrophasianus chirurgus . . Gund Kav lcs
Jackdaw, Eurasian 34-39 cm Corvus monedula . . Kavin lcr
Kestrel, Common 32-35 cm Falco tinnunculus . . Boher lcr
Kingfisher, Common 16 cm Alcedo atthis . . Kol Toonch lcr
Kingfisher, Pied 31 cm Ceryle rudis . . Safed Toonch lcr
Kingfisher, White-throated 28 cm Halcyon smyernensis . . lcr
Kite, Black 55-68.5 cm Milvus migrans . . Gaant lcr
Koel, Asian 43 cm Eudynamys scolopacea . Koyal ns
Lapwing, Red-wattled 32-35 cm Vanellus indicus . . Hatatut lcr
Laughingthrush, Streaked 20 cm Garrulax lineatus . Sheen Pipin lcr
Laughingthrush, Variegated 24 cm Garrulax variegatus . . lcr
Magpie, Yellow-billed Blue 61-66 cm Urocissa flavirostris . Lot Raz lcr
Mallard 50-65 cm Anas platyrhynchos . . Nilij / Thuj ncs
Merganser, Common 58-72 cm Mergus merganser . . .   r
Minivet, Long-tailed 20 cm Pericrocotus ethologus . . lcr
Monal, Himalayan 70 cm Lophophorus impejanus . . Wan Kokur/Son Murg nr
Moorhen, Common 32-35 cm Gallinula chloropus . . Tech lcr
Myna, Common 25 cm Acridotheres tristis . . Her lcr
Nutcracker, Spotted 32-35 cm Nucifraga caryocatactes . . nr
Nuthatch, Kashmir 12 cm Sitta cashmirensis . . . nr
Oriole, Eurasian Golden 25 cm Oriolus oriolus . Posh Nool lcs
Owl, Barn 36 cm Tyto alba . . Raat Mogul nr
Owl, Long-eared 35-37 cm Asio otus . . Raat Mogul  
Owlet, Collared 17 cm Glaucidium brodiei . . lcr
Paradise-flycatcher, Asian 20 cm (30 cm tail) Terpsiphone paradisi Phambasir [M]/Rang Bulbul[F] lcs
Parakeet, Alexandrine 53 cm Psittacula eupatria . . . nr
Parakeet, Rose-ringed 42 cm Psittacula krameri . Shoga nr
Parakeet, Slaty-headed 41 cm Psittacula himalayana . . . nr
Piculet, Spotted 10 cm Picumnus innominatus .     nr
Pigeon, Rock 33 cm Columba livia . . Kotur lcr
Pintail, Northern 51-56 cm Anas acuta . . Pechin w
Pipit, Rosy 15 cm Anthus roseatus . . . cr
Pipit, Tree 15 cm Anthus trivialis . . . nr
Pipit, Water 15 cm Anthus spinoletta . . . v
Pochard, Common 40-49 cm Aythya ferina . . Khrokh w
Pochard, Ferruginous 38-42 cm Aythya nyroca . . . w
Pochard, Red-crested 53-57 cm Rhodonessa rufina . . . w
Redstart, Blue-capped 15 cm Phoenicurus coeruleocephalus . .   nr
Redstart, Common unconfirmed - Phoenicurus phoenicurus . . . ?
Redstart, Plumbeous Water 12 cm Rhyacornis fuliginosus . . Kol Tiriv cr
Redstart, White-capped Water 19 cm Chaimarrornis leucocephalus . . Chets Tal cr
Robin, Golden Bush 15 cm Tarsiger chrysaeus . . ncs
Roller, European 31 cm Coracias garrulus . . Rang Kaw/Nilakrash ns
Rosefinch, Common 14.5-15 cm Carpodacus erythrinus . . Gulab Tser lcs
Sandpiper, Common 19-21 cm Actitis hypoleucos . . Tont Kon/Kol Kavin ns
Sandpiper, Green 21-24 cm Tringa ochropus . . . np
Shelduck, Ruddy 61-67 cm Tadorna ferruginea . . Surkhab r
Shikra 30-36 cm Accipiter badius . .   nr
Shrike, Long-Tailed 25 cm Lanius schach . . Her Waatij lcr
Shoveler, Northern 44-52 cm Anas clypeata . . Hoonk w
Sparrow, House 15 cm Passer domesticus . Kantur/Tser lcr
Sparrow, Russet 14.5 cm Passer rutilans . . . cr
Sparrowhawk, Eurasian 31-36 cm Accipiter nisus . . Tseri Suh lcr
Starling, Brahminy 21 cm Sturnus pagodarum . . . ns
Starling, Common 21 cm Sturnus vulgaris . . Tsini Hangur lcr
Starling, Rosy 21 cm Sturnus roseus . .   np
Stilt, Black-winged 35-40 cm Himantopus himantopus . . Longzeeth nr
Stint, Temminck's 13-15 cm Calidris temminckii . . . np
Stonechat, Common 17 cm Saxicola torquata . . Dofa Tiriv lcr
Stork, Black 90-100 cm Ciconia nigra . .   np
Swallow, Barn 18 cm Hirundo rustica . . Katij/Ababeel lcs
Teal, Common 34-38 cm Anas crecca . . Kuisput w
Tern, Whiskered 23-25 cm Chlidonias hybridus . . Kreesh/Kreend lcs
Thrush, Blue-capped Rock 17 cm Monticola cinclorhynchus . . lcs
Thrush, Blue Whistling 33 cm Myophonus caeruleus . Hazaar Dastaan lcr
Thrush, Chestnut-bellied Rock 23 cm Monticola rufiventris . . . nr
Thrush, Chestnut 27 cm Turdus rubrocanus . .     nr
Thrush, Dark-throated 25 cm Turdus ruficollis . . nw
Thrush, Tickell's 21 cm Turdus unicolor . Kastur lcr
Tit, Green-backed 12.5 cm Parus monticolus . . Rang Tser nr
Tit, Great 14 cm Parus major . Rang Tser lcr
Tit, Rufous-naped 13 cm Parus rufonuchalis . . Tajdar Tser lcr
Tit, Spot-winged 11 cm Parus melanolophus . Tajdar Tser lcr
Tit, White-throated 11 cm Aegithalos niveogularis . .   nr
Treecreeper, Bar-tailed 12 cm Certhia himalayana . . Koel Dider cr
Wagtail, Citrine 19 cm Motacilla citreola . . Lidur Dob-bai lcr
Wagtail, Grey 19 cm Motacilla cinerea . . Khak Dob-bai lcr
Wagtail, White 19 cm Motacilla alba . . Dob-bai lcr
Wallcreeper 16 cm Tichodroma muraria .     Lamba Dider nr
Warbler, Brook's Leaf 9 cm Phylloscopus subviridis . . . v
Warbler, Brownish-flanked Bush 12 cm Cettia fortipes . . . lcr
Warbler, Clamorous Reed 19 cm Acrocephalus stentoreus . Korkuch/Korkut lcs
Warbler, Greenish 10-11 cm Phylloscopus trochiloides . . . lcs
Warbler, Grey-hooded 10 cm Seicercus xanthoschistos . . . nr
Warbler, Grey-sided Bush 10 cm Cettia brunnifrons . . . nr
Warbler, Hume's 10-11 cm Phylloscopus humei . . . lcs
Warbler, Large-billed Leaf 13 cm Phylloscopus magnirostris .    
Warbler, Lemon-rumped 9 cm Phylloscopus chloronotus . Viri Tiriv cr
Warbler, Tytler's Leaf 11 cm Phylloscopus tytleri . . Viri Tiriv ns
Warbler, Western Crowned 11 cm Phylloscopus occipitalis . . Viri Tiriv lcs
Wheatear, Isabelline 16.5 cm Oenanthe isabellina . . . np
White-eye, Oriental 10 cm Zosterops palpebrosus . . . lcr
Whitethroat, Lesser 13 cm Sylvia curruca . . lcs
Wigeon, Eurasian 45-51 cm Anas penelope . . . ncp
Woodpecker, Brown-fronted 19-20 cm Dendrocopos auriceps . . . lcr
Woodpecker, Himalayan 23-25 cm Dendrocopos himalayensis . . Hor Koel/Makotz ?
Woodpecker, Scaly-bellied 35 cm Picus squamatus . Koel Makotz nr
Winter Wren 9.5 cm Troglodytes troglodytes . . . cr
Wryneck, Eurasian 16-17 cm Jynx torquilla . . Viri Mot lcs

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