Selected Bird Taxa

In the brain storming workshop conducted in Coimbatore for the project, 52 species of birds  are identified. These birds are classified under four different habitats though there can be many overlaps in their occupancy.

(1) Human Associated birds:

 

S.No. Group Target Species
1 Crows House Crow
2 Sparrows House Sparrow
3 Pigeons Blue Rock Pigeon
4 Mynas Common Myna
5 Koels Koel
6 Sunbirds Purple-rumped Sunbird
7 Bulbuls Red-vented Bulbul
8 Robins Indian Robin
9 Wagtails White-browed Wagtail
10 Crow Pheasants Coucal
11 Tailorbirds Tailorbird
12 Owlets Spotted Owlet
13 Kites Black kite

 

 

2. Agricultural /grass land birds:

S.No. Group Target Species
1 Parakeets Rose-ringed Parakeet
2 Doves Spotted Dove
3 Peacock Indian Peafowl
4 Drongos Black Drongo
5 Egrets Cattle Egret
6 Bee-eaters Small Green Bee-eater
7 Lapwings Red-wattled Lapwing
8 Weaver birds Baya Weaver
9 Rollers Indian Roller
10 Bushchats Pied Bushchat
11 Munias Indian Silverbill / White-throated Munia
12 Francolins Grey Francolin
13 Rosy Pastors Rosy Pastor

 

 

3. Wetland birds:

S.No. Group Target Species
1 Grebes Little Grebe
2 Herons Pond Heron
3 Cormorants Little Cormorant
4 Kingfishers White-breasted Kingfisher
5 Waterhens White-breasted Waterhen
6 Stilts Black-winged Stilt
7 Darters Darter
8 Whistling Duck Lesser Whistling Duck
9 Storks Open billed Stork
10 Pelicans Spot-billed Pelican
11 Ibis Black-headed Ibis
12 Moorhens Common Moorhen
13 Kites Brahminy Kite

 

 

4. Woodland birds & Scrub jungle birds

S.No. Group Target Species
1 Babblers Yellow-billed Babbler
2 Barbets Coppersmith Barbet
3 Treepies Rufous Treepie
4 Ioras Common Iora
5 Cuckoos Common Hawk-Cuckoo
6 Orioles Golden Oriole
7 Woodpeckers Golden-backed Woodpecker
8 Minivets Small Minivet
9 Hoopoes Common Hoopoe
10 Flycatchers Paradise Flycatcher
11 Hornbills Common Grey Hornbill
12 Crested cuckoos Pied Crested cuckoo
13 Shikras Shikra