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Kheoladeo National Park, India (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Kheoladeo National Park, India

Map of Kheoladeo National Park, India

Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus indicus) Common Woodshrike (Tephrodornis pondicerianus) Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) Indian Courser (Cursorius coromandelicus)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni) Black-rumped Flameback (Dinopium benghalense) Brown-headed Barbet (Psilopogon zeylanicus) Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)
Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) Collared Scops-Owl (Otus bakkamoena) Spot-billed Duck (Anas poecilorhyncha) Medium Egret (Ardea intermedia) Asian Rock Python (Python molurus)
golden jackal (Canis aureus) golden jackal (Canis aureus) Black-headed Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus) White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) Greylag Goose (Anser anser) Dusky Eagle-Owl (Bubo coromandus)
Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) Eating Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) Grooming Oriental Darter (Anhinga melanogaster) Sitting Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) Eastern Cattle Egret (Bubulcus coromandus) Orange-headed Thrush (Zoothera citrina)
Long-tailed Minivet (Pericrocotus ethologus) Female Large-tailed Nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) Juvenile Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) Painted Stork (Mycteria leucocephala) Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos)
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) Common Coot (Fulica atra) Common Teal (Anas crecca) Female Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) Brahminy Starling (Sturnia pagodarum) Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Indian Pond-Heron (Ardeola grayii) Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Female Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) Male Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)

Another former royal hunting ground, this space somehow survives amid the throng of humans. In the summer, the lagoons are much diverted for farming, but the migrating birds are attracted in the winter flooding.



1/9/2006: This was a two day visit by combination of walking and bicycling. We were guided by Brijenda Singh who was very knowledgeable about the wildlife of the park. He also claimed to be an expert at snaring cranes (for research).

1/10/2006: Day one of our trips to the park, we biked further into the park, and we visited more pasture land in search of rarer birds.

Previous Visit (Rathambore National Park: 1/8/2006)
Next Visit (Bandhavgarh National Pak: 1/12/2006)

Species Recorded (140)

Birds ( 133 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
Dalmatian Pelican - Pelecanus crispus
Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Common Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus collybita
Hume's Bush Warbler - Phylloscopus humei

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Shikra - Accipiter badius
Eurasian Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier - Circus aeruginosus

Acrocephalidae ( Acrocephalidae )
Booted Warbler - Iduna caligata

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites ( Accipitridae )
Egyptian Vulture - Neophron percnopterus
Red-headed Vulture - Sarcogyps calvus

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Cormorant - Microcarbo niger
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Oriental Darter - Anhinga melanogaster

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Medium Egret - Ardea intermedia
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Indian Pond-Heron - Ardeola grayii
Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Black Bittern - Ixobrychus flavicollis
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus
Black-headed Ibis - Threskiornis melanocephalus

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Painted Stork - Mycteria leucocephala

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Northern Pintail - Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal - Anas crecca
Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha
Graylag Goose - Anser anser
Bar-headed Goose - Anser indicus
Common Pochard - Aythya ferina
Lesser Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna javanica
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope
Gadwall - Mareca strepera
Red-crested Pochard - Netta rufina
Knob-billed Duck - Sarkidiornis melanotos
Northern Shoveler - Spatula clypeata
Garganey - Spatula querquedula
Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Bonelli's Eagle - Aquila fasciata
Imperial Eagle - Aquila heliaca
Steppe Eagle - Aquila nipalensis
Greater Spotted Eagle - Clanga clanga
Indian Spotted Eagle - Clanga hastata
Booted Eagle - Hieraaetus pennatus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Gray Francolin - Ortygornis pondicerianus
Indian Peafowl - Pavo cristatus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
Gray-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sarus Crane - Antigone antigone
Common Crane - Grus grus

Thick-knees ( Burhinidae )
Indian Thick-knee - Burhinus indicus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Red-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus indicus
White-tailed Lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Indian Courser - Cursorius coromandelicus

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Pheasant-tailed Jacana - Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Little Stint - Calidris minuta
Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia
Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus
Common Redshank - Tringa totanus

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Eurasian Collared-Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Yellow-footed Pigeon - Treron phoenicopterus

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri

Coucals ( Centropodidae )
Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Spotted Owlet - Athene brama
Dusky Eagle-Owl - Ketupa coromandus
Indian Scops-Owl - Otus bakkamoena

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Large-tailed Nightjar - Caprimulgus macrurus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Indian Roller - Coracias benghalensis

Barbets ( Megalaimoidae )
Coppersmith Barbet - Psilopogon haemacephalus
Brown-headed Barbet - Psilopogon zeylanicus

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Black-rumped Flameback - Dinopium benghalense
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker - Leiopicus mahrattensis

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Small Minivet - Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Long-tailed Minivet - Pericrocotus ethologus

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus
Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Wire-tailed Swallow - Hirundo smithii

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer
White-eared Bulbul - Pycnonotus leucotis

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Plain Prinia - Prinia inornata
Ashy Prinia - Prinia socialis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos
House Crow - Corvus splendens
Rufous Treepie - Dendrocitta vagabunda

Helmetshrikes ( Prionopidae )
Common Woodshrike - Tephrodornis pondicerianus

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Blyth's Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus dumetorum
Clamorous Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus stentoreus
Jungle Babbler - Argya striata
Lesser Whitethroat - Curruca curruca

Wheatears ( Muscicapidae )
Pied Bushchat - Saxicola caprata
Siberian Stonechat - Saxicola maurus

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Indian Robin - Copsychus fulicatus
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis
Orange-headed Thrush - Geokichla citrina
Bluethroat - Luscinia svecica
Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros
Tickell's Thrush - Turdus unicolor

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
Tawny Pipit - Anthus campestris
Blyth's Pipit - Anthus godlewskii
Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodgsoni
Paddyfield Pipit - Anthus rufulus
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Gray Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Isabelline Shrike - Lanius isabellinus
Southern Gray Shrike - Lanius meridionalis
Bay-backed Shrike - Lanius vittatus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Asian Pied Starling - Gracupica contra
Brahminy Starling - Sturnia pagodarum




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