Kashmir Bird Lists
 
Twenty Commonest Birds in Kashmir
Checklist of Birds of Jammu & 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

This checklist is based on birds personally observed and positively identified in Kashmir
[Kashmiri names given in brackets where available]
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


Image

Video

Sound
LOCAL NAME STATUS

Accentor, Black-throated

14.5-15 cm Prunella atrogularis . . . nw

Accentor, Rufous-breasted

15 cm Prunella strophiata . . . 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, Jungle or Large-billed 46-59 cm Corvus macrorynchos . . Wan, Diva, or 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 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, 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
Sandpiper, Wood 18-21 cm Tringa glareola . . 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
Sparrow, Spanish 15.5 cm Passer hispaniolensis . . . 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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