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Amur Falcon

Amur Falcon

Amur Falcon (Falco amurensis) breeds in northern China and eastern Russia (Amur) and migrates to southern Africa to...

Arctic Warbler

Arctic Warbler

Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis) breeds across the northern Eurasian taiga from Sweden, Finland and Norway to...

Ashy Drongo

Ashy Drongo

WIthin the Indian subcontinent, Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus) breeds in the Himalayas and in parts of central...

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica) is an intriguing species that breeds in temperate habitats in Mongolia and...

Bar-headed Goose

Bar-headed Goose

Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) has scattered breeding populations across Ladakh, Mongolia and the Tibetan Plateau...

Black Baza

Black Baza

Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes) breeds in parts of eastern Nepal, Northeast India, Southeast Asia and China....

Black Redstart

Black Redstart

Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) breeds throughout temperate Eurasia and migrates south across its range during...

Blue Rock-Thrush

Blue Rock-Thrush

Blue Rock-Thrush (Monticola solitarius) breeds across the more southern latitudes of temperate Eurasia and many...

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Blue-tailed Bee-Eater (Merops philippinus) breeds patchily across South and Southeast Asia but most South Asian birds...

Blyth’s Reed Warbler

Blyth’s Reed Warbler

Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum) is a tiny brown bird close to the hearts of birdwatchers in the Indian...

Brown-breasted Flycatcher

Brown-breasted Flycatcher

Brown-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa muttui) provides one of the best examples of passage migration (aside from the...

Brown-headed Gull

Brown-headed Gull

Brown-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus) breeds from Ladakh to Mongolia across the Tibetan Plateau and...

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) may not be the most obvious migrant but shows local and potentially long-distance...

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Some populations of Chestnut-headed Bee-Eater (Merops leschenaulti) are strongly migratory while others show no more...

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Clamator coromandus) is a close relative of our much-loved Pied Cuckoo. Strongly migratory in...

Collared & Oriental Pratincole

Collared & Oriental Pratincole

Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) and Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) are two very similar species...

Common Crane

Common Crane

Common Crane (Grus grus) breeds across temperate Eurasia and migrates south across its range. Populations from Central...

Common Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) is a brood parasite that breeds across temperate Eurasia and pockets in central India....

Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) breeds across temperate Eurasia and winters throughout Africa, South and...

Common Rosefinch

Common Rosefinch

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) is another species that breeds across the Eurasian temperate and taiga...

Crab-Plover

Crab-Plover

Crab Plover (Dromas ardeola) breeds primarily in the Middle-East and shows some intriguing and not very...

Demoiselle Crane

Demoiselle Crane

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) breeds eastwards from Central Asia to Mongolia and winters almost entirely in...

Desert & Pied Wheatear

Desert & Pied Wheatear

Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) and Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) are two similar species that breed in cold...

Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) is an odd looking woodpecker that breeds across temperate Eurasia and migrates...

European Bee-eater

European Bee-eater

European Bee-Eater (Merops apiaster) has a very similar breeding range to European Roller. It breeds in all but the...

European Roller

European Roller

European Roller (Coracias garrulus) has a very similar breeding range to European Bee-Eater. It breeds in all but the...

Forest Wagtail

Forest Wagtail

Forest Wagtail (Dendronanthus indicus) breeds in East Asia (largely China) and migrates to southern and eastern India,...

Garganey

Garganey

One of the most common wintering ducks in the Indian Subcontinent, Garganey (Spatula querquedula) breeds across...

Gray Nightjar

Gray Nightjar

Grey Nightjar (Caprimulgus jotaka) is present year-round in Northeast India and in parts of Southeast Asia, but is...

Gray-headed Lapwing

Gray-headed Lapwing

Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) breeds largely in northeastern China and winters throughout eastern India and...

Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) has a widespread range in Eurasia, Africa and Australia and shows some complex...

Greater Whitethroat

Greater Whitethroat

Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) has a temperate breeding range extending eastwards from Western Europe to...

Green & Greenish Warbler

Green & Greenish Warbler

Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) and Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus) are two very similar species...

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) has a widespread breeding range that spans the Americas, Africa, coastal...

Hypocolius

Hypocolius

Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) breeds in northern West Asia and migrates to the Arabian peninsula, Pakistan and...

Indian Blue Robin

Indian Blue Robin

Indian Blue Robin (Larvivora brunnea) breeds across the Himalayas and winters largely in the Western Ghats, other...

Indian Golden Oriole

Indian Golden Oriole

Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo) breeds in most of India (except South India) and Central Asia. During winter,...

Indian Paradise-Flycatcher

Indian Paradise-Flycatcher

Indian Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi), like Indian Golden Oriole, has a widespread breeding range across...

Indian Pitta

Indian Pitta

Indian Pitta (Pitta brachyura) is a favourite among birdwatchers in India. It breeds in the central and northern parts...

Isabelline & Brown Shrike

Isabelline & Brown Shrike

Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) and Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) are both common winter visitors to...

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) has a breeding range extending from southeastern Europe to Mongolia. It...

Kashmir Flycatcher

Kashmir Flycatcher

Kashmir Flycatcher (Ficedula subrubra) is an endemic to the Indian Subcontinent with a very restricted breeding and...

Little Tern

Little Tern

Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) has a widespread breeding range that spans Africa, coastal South Asia, Australia and...

Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) breeds across the northern latitudes (temperate, taiga and tundra) from eastern...

Oriental Pratincole

Oriental Pratincole

Oriental Pratincole (Glareola maldivarum) is a truly remarkable migrant that breeds in the Indian Subcontinent and...

Oriental Turtle-Dove

Oriental Turtle-Dove

Oriental Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia orientalis) breeds across a large part of temperate Asia including the Himalayas,...

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva) is an Arctic breeding shorebird that winters in South and Southeast Asia along...

Pallas’s Fish-Eagle

Pallas’s Fish-Eagle

Pallas Fish-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) is a migrant like few others in the northern hemisphere. It breeds during...

Pied Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo

Pied Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus) is one of the most iconic migrants in the Indian Subcontinent, and their arrival in...

Red-flanked Bluetail

Red-flanked Bluetail

Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) breeds across the northern Eurasian taiga from Sweden, Finland and Norway to...

Red-headed Bunting

Red-headed Bunting

Red-headed Bunting (Emberiza bruniceps) is one of many species whose entire global population winters in the Indian...

Rosy Starling

Rosy Starling

Rosy Starling (Pastor roseus) is another iconic species whose entire global population winters largely in the Indian...

Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin

Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin

Rufous-tailed Srub Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes) has a southern temperate breeding range extending eastwards from...

Sanderling

Sanderling

Another Arctic breeding shorebird, Sanderling (Calidris alba) is a chunkier, paler version of Little Stint. Much like...

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) breeds across the taiga and tundra zones in the northern hemisphere and in...

Spot-winged Starling

Spot-winged Starling

Spot-winged Starling (Saroglossa spilopterus) is one of very few species that breed exclusively in the Western and...

Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata) has a temperate breeding range extending eastwards from Western Europe to...

Tytler’s Leaf Warbler

Tytler’s Leaf Warbler

Tytler's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus tytleri) is an endemic to the Indian Subcontinent that is strongly migratory. It...

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

Another Arctic breeding shorebird, Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) is a shorter-billed version of Eurasian Curlew. Much...

White-eyed Buzzard

White-eyed Buzzard

White-eyed Buzard (Butastur teesa) is a small raptor that is largely confined to the Indian Subcontinent and Myanmar....

White-throated Needletail

White-throated Needletail

White-throated Needletail (Hirundapus caudacutus) is another species that may be making its way down to Australia for...

WIllow Warbler

WIllow Warbler

Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) breeds across the northern latitudes (temperate, taiga and tundra) from...

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel

Wilson's Storm-Petrel (Oceanites oceanicus) is not our typical migrant as it breeds in the South Polar region and...

Yellow-browed Warbler

Yellow-browed Warbler

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) breeds across the eastern Palearctic and primarily winters in Northeast...

Yellow-eyed Pigeon

Yellow-eyed Pigeon

Yellow-eyed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni) is a globally threatened species that breeds in Central Asia and winters in...