Checklist of the Birds of Lakshadweep

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This checklist includes all species that have been reported in Lakshadweep in eBird, but updated to IOC taxonomy, together with the likelihood of seeing each species for each month of the year.

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SeqFamilyEnglish NameScientific NameSpeciesStatusStatusIUCNIUCNGrimmettMapLikelihood (January)Likelihood (February)Likelihood (March)Likelihood (April)Likelihood (May)Likelihood (June)Likelihood (July)Likelihood (August)Likelihood (September)Likelihood (October)Likelihood (November)Likelihood (December)
1Anatidae (Ducks, Geese and Swans)GarganeySpatula querquedulaGarganey Spatula querquedulaLeast ConcernLCp62HighHighVery HighVery HighHigh--MediumVery HighVery HighHigh-
2Anatidae (Ducks, Geese and Swans)Eurasian TealAnas creccaEurasian Teal Anas creccaLeast ConcernLCp62--Very HighVery HighHigh-------
3Anatidae (Ducks, Geese and Swans)Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaFerruginous Duck Aythya nyrocaNear ThreatenedNTp64--Very HighVery HighHigh-------
4Apodidae (Swifts)Common SwiftApus apusCommon Swift Apus apusLeast ConcernLCp234--------Very LowVery Low--
5Apodidae (Swifts)Little SwiftApus affinisLittle Swift Apus affinisLeast ConcernLCp234Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh------Medium
6Cuculidae (Cuckoos)Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceusAsian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceusLeast ConcernLCp210Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium--MediumMediumMediumVery High
7Cuculidae (Cuckoos)Grey-bellied CuckooCacomantis passerinusGrey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinusNear EndemicNELeast ConcernLCp208MediumLow---------Medium
8Cuculidae (Cuckoos)Indian CuckooCuculus micropterusIndian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterusLeast ConcernLCp206MediumMediumVery HighVery HighHigh------Low
9Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)Rock DoveColumba liviaRock Dove Columba liviaLeast ConcernLCp188Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh--HighHighMediumVery High
10Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusWhite-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurusLeast ConcernLCp138Very HighVery HighMediumMediumHighMedium-----High
11Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)WatercockGallicrex cinereaWatercock Gallicrex cinereaLeast ConcernLCp138MediumMediumVery HighVery HighHigh------Medium
12Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)Eurasian CootFulica atraEurasian Coot Fulica atraLeast ConcernLCp140HighHighMedium-----MediumMediumMedium-
13Burhinidae (Thick-knees)Indian Stone-curlewBurhinus indicusIndian Stone-curlew Burhinus indicusLeast ConcernLCp144LowMediumMedium---------
14Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusBlack-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopusLeast ConcernLCp146MediumMedium---------Medium
15Charadriidae (Plovers)Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaPacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulvaLeast ConcernLCp150Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh---HighVery HighHighVery High
16Charadriidae (Plovers)Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaGrey Plover Pluvialis squatarolaLeast ConcernLCp150Very HighVery HighHighMedium-------High
17Charadriidae (Plovers)Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusKentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinusLeast ConcernLCp152HighMediumHighVery HighHigh---HighVery HighHighMedium
18Charadriidae (Plovers)Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusLesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolusLeast ConcernLCp152Very HighVery HighHighMedium---HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
19Charadriidae (Plovers)Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiGreater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultiiLeast ConcernLCp152Very HighVery HighVery HighHigh----HighVery HighVery HighVery High
20Charadriidae (Plovers)Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusCaspian Plover Charadrius asiaticusLeast ConcernLCp150------------
21Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusEurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopusLeast ConcernLCp158Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighLow-MediumVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
22Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataEurasian Curlew Numenius arquataNear ThreatenedNTp158-Very LowLowLowLow---HighHighMedium-
23Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaBar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponicaNear ThreatenedNTp158MediumMedium------MediumHighHighLow
24Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaBlack-tailed Godwit Limosa limosaNear ThreatenedNTp158MediumMedium---------Low
25Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRuddy Turnstone Arenaria interpresLeast ConcernLCp162Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh-HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
26Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaCurlew Sandpiper Calidris ferrugineaNear ThreatenedNTp166--------MediumMediumMedium-
27Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)SanderlingCalidris albaSanderling Calidris albaLeast ConcernLCp166HighHighVery HighVery HighHigh---HighVery HighVery HighMedium
28Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)DunlinCalidris alpinaDunlin Calidris alpinaLeast ConcernLCp166------------
29Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Little StintCalidris minutaLittle Stint Calidris minutaLeast ConcernLCp164MediumMediumMedium-----HighHighHighLow
30Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusTerek Sandpiper Xenus cinereusLeast ConcernLCp162------------
31Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosCommon Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucosLeast ConcernLCp162Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium-HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
32Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Green SandpiperTringa ochropusGreen Sandpiper Tringa ochropusLeast ConcernLCp160HighVery HighHighMedium----MediumHighHigh-
33Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Common RedshankTringa totanusCommon Redshank Tringa totanusLeast ConcernLCp160HighMedium------HighVery HighVery HighMedium
34Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaCommon Greenshank Tringa nebulariaLeast ConcernLCp160Very HighVery HighHighMedium----MediumHighHighVery High
35Dromadidae (Crab-plover)Crab-ploverDromas ardeolaCrab-plover Dromas ardeolaLeast ConcernLCp146MediumLow---------Medium
36Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Brown NoddyAnous stolidusBrown Noddy Anous stolidusLeast ConcernLCp180HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh---HighVery HighHighMedium
37Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Brown-headed GullChroicocephalus brunnicephalusBrown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalusLeast ConcernLCp172MediumLow---------Medium
38Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusBlack-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundusLeast ConcernLCp172MediumLow------MediumMediumMediumMedium
39Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusLesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscusLeast ConcernLCp503MediumLow---------Medium
40Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaGull-billed Tern Gelochelidon niloticaLeast ConcernLCp174------------
41Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiGreater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergiiLeast ConcernLCp174Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh---Very HighVery HighHighHigh
42Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisLesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensisLeast ConcernLCp174Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh---HighVery HighVery HighHigh
43Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisSandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensisLeast ConcernLCp174HighHighMedium--------Medium
44Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Little TernSternula albifronsLittle Tern Sternula albifronsLeast ConcernLCp178MediumMedium-------Very LowVery LowLow
45Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Saunders's TernSternula saundersiSaunders's Tern Sternula saundersiLeast ConcernLCp178MediumMediumMediumMedium-------Medium
46Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusBridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetusLeast ConcernLCp180MediumLowLowLowLow------Medium
47Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusSooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatusLeast ConcernLCp180HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh---HighHighMediumMedium
48Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Common TernSterna hirundoCommon Tern Sterna hirundoLeast ConcernLCp176HighMedium-----MediumVery HighHighMediumMedium
49Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)White-cheeked TernSterna repressaWhite-cheeked Tern Sterna repressaLeast ConcernLCp176------------
50Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaWhiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridaLeast ConcernLCp178MediumLow---------Medium
51Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds)White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusWhite-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturusLeast ConcernLCp92-MediumMediumMedium----MediumHighHigh-
52Oceanitidae (Austral Storm Petrels)Wilson's Storm PetrelOceanites oceanicusWilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicusLeast ConcernLCp70--------HighHighMedium-
53Oceanitidae (Austral Storm Petrels)White-faced Storm PetrelPelagodroma marinaWhite-faced Storm Petrel Pelagodroma marinaLeast ConcernLCp493------------
54Oceanitidae (Austral Storm Petrels)Black-bellied Storm PetrelFregetta tropicaBlack-bellied Storm Petrel Fregetta tropicaLeast ConcernLCp493------------
55Hydrobatidae (Northern Storm Petrels)Swinhoe's Storm PetrelOceanodroma monorhisSwinhoe's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma monorhisNear ThreatenedNTp70--------HighVery HighHigh-
56Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiBarau's Petrel Pterodroma barauiEndangeredENp70------------
57Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesFlesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipesNear ThreatenedNTp68--------HighVery HighHigh-
58Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxJouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallaxNear ThreatenedNTp70--------HighHighHigh-
59Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets)Masked BoobySula dactylatraMasked Booby Sula dactylatraLeast ConcernLCp92MediumLow---------Medium
60Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboGreat Cormorant Phalacrocorax carboLeast ConcernLCp94------------
61Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusGlossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellusLeast ConcernLCp78--------MediumHighHigh-
62Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisYellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensisLeast ConcernLCp80HighVery HighMedium------Very LowVery LowMedium
63Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusCinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeusLeast ConcernLCp80MediumLow---------Medium
64Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxBlack-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticoraxLeast ConcernLCp82MediumMedium---------Low
65Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Striated HeronButorides striataStriated Heron Butorides striataLeast ConcernLCp82HighHigh---------High
66Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Indian Pond HeronArdeola grayiiIndian Pond Heron Ardeola grayiiLeast ConcernLCp82Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium--HighVery HighVery HighVery High
67Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Eastern Cattle EgretBubulcus coromandusEastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandusLeast ConcernLCp86HighHighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium-MediumVery HighVery HighHighMedium
68Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Grey HeronArdea cinereaGrey Heron Ardea cinereaLeast ConcernLCp84Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh---HighVery HighHighMedium
69Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Purple HeronArdea purpureaPurple Heron Ardea purpureaLeast ConcernLCp84HighHighVery HighVery HighHigh--MediumVery HighVery HighHigh-
70Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Great EgretArdea albaGreat Egret Ardea albaLeast ConcernLCp86HighHighVery HighVery HighHigh----Very LowVery LowMedium
71Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaIntermediate Egret Ardea intermediaLeast ConcernLCp86HighHighVery HighVery HighHighLow------
72Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Little EgretEgretta garzettaLittle Egret Egretta garzettaLeast ConcernLCp86Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh------High
73Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Western Reef HeronEgretta gularisWestern Reef Heron Egretta gularisLeast ConcernLCp86-Very LowLowLowLow-------
74Pandionidae (Ospreys)Western OspreyPandion haliaetusWestern Osprey Pandion haliaetusLeast ConcernLCp104-------HighVery HighVery High--
75Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusBlack-winged Kite Elanus caeruleusLeast ConcernLCp102Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium--MediumMediumMediumHigh
76Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)ShikraAccipiter badiusShikra Accipiter badiusLeast ConcernLCp118------------
77Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)Black KiteMilvus migransBlack Kite Milvus migransLeast ConcernLCp102MediumLow---------Medium
78Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusBrahminy Kite Haliastur indusLeast ConcernLCp102--LowLowLow-------
79Tytonidae (Barn Owls)Eastern Barn OwlTyto javanicaEastern Barn Owl Tyto javanicaLeast ConcernLCp214MediumLow---------Medium
80Coraciidae (Rollers)Indian RollerCoracias benghalensisIndian Roller Coracias benghalensisLeast ConcernLCp236---MediumMediumLow------
81Coraciidae (Rollers)European RollerCoracias garrulusEuropean Roller Coracias garrulusLeast ConcernLCp236-MediumMediumMedium--------
82Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensisWhite-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensisLeast ConcernLCp238MediumMediumLowLowLow---MediumMediumMediumLow
83Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)Black-capped KingfisherHalcyon pileataBlack-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileataLeast ConcernLCp238--Very HighVery HighHigh-------
84Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisCommon Kingfisher Alcedo atthisLeast ConcernLCp240MediumMediumVery HighVery HighHigh----Very LowVery LowLow
85Meropidae (Bee-eaters)European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterEuropean Bee-eater Merops apiasterLeast ConcernLCp242-------MediumHighHigh--
86Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusCommon Kestrel Falco tinnunculusLeast ConcernLCp96HighMediumVery HighVery HighHigh------Medium
87Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)Amur FalconFalco amurensisAmur Falcon Falco amurensisLeast ConcernLCp98-Very Low----------
88Psittaculidae (Old World Parrots)Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriRose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameriLeast ConcernLCp200HighHighHighMediumLow--MediumHighHigh-Medium
89Pittidae (Pittas)Indian PittaPitta brachyuraIndian Pitta Pitta brachyuraNear EndemicNELeast ConcernLCp264------------
90Laniidae (Shrikes)Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusBrown Shrike Lanius cristatusLeast ConcernLCp274Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh------Medium
91Oriolidae (Old World Orioles)Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundooIndian Golden Oriole Oriolus kundooLeast ConcernLCp282-Very Low----------
92Dicruridae (Drongos)Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusBlack Drongo Dicrurus macrocercusLeast ConcernLCp280MediumLow---------Medium
93Corvidae (Crows, Jays)House CrowCorvus splendensHouse Crow Corvus splendensLeast ConcernLCp292Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh--MediumMediumMediumVery High
94Corvidae (Crows, Jays)Indian Jungle CrowCorvus culminatusIndian Jungle Crow Corvus culminatusNear EndemicNEN/AN/Ap290--------MediumMediumMedium-
95Hirundinidae (Swallows)Pale MartinRiparia dilutaPale Martin Riparia dilutaLeast ConcernLCp300------------
96Hirundinidae (Swallows)Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaBarn Swallow Hirundo rusticaLeast ConcernLCp304Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHigh--HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
97Hirundinidae (Swallows)Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRed-rumped Swallow Cecropis dauricaLeast ConcernLCp304--Very HighVery HighHigh-------
98Phylloscopidae (Leaf-Warblers)Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloidesGreenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloidesLeast ConcernLCp344--------MediumMediumMedium-
99Acrocephalidae (Reed Warblers and allies)Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumBlyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorumLeast ConcernLCp336Very HighVery HighHigh--------Medium
100Zosteropidae (White-eyes)Indian White-eyeZosterops palpebrosusIndian White-eye Zosterops palpebrosusNear EndemicNELeast ConcernLCp392Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighLow--HighVery HighHighHigh
101Sturnidae (Starlings)Common MynaAcridotheres tristisCommon Myna Acridotheres tristisLeast ConcernLCp402------------
102Sturnidae (Starlings)Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRosy Starling Pastor roseusLeast ConcernLCp404HighHighVery HighVery HighHigh------Medium
103Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularisOriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularisLeast ConcernLCp420LowMediumMedium---------
104Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauuricaAsian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauuricaLeast ConcernLCp434HighHighVery HighVery HighHigh---MediumMediumMediumMedium
105Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprataPied Bush Chat Saxicola caprataLeast ConcernLCp428MediumMedium---------Low
106Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)House SparrowPasser domesticusHouse Sparrow Passer domesticusLeast ConcernLCp458MediumLow---------Medium
107Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaWestern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flavaLeast ConcernLCp468MediumMediumVery HighVery HighHighLow-HighVery HighVery HighHighLow
108Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)Grey WagtailMotacilla cinereaGrey Wagtail Motacilla cinereaLeast ConcernLCp470MediumMediumMedium-----HighVery HighHigh-
109Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)White WagtailMotacilla albaWhite Wagtail Motacilla albaLeast ConcernLCp470HighHigh-------Very LowVery LowMedium
110Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulusPaddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulusLeast ConcernLCp472------------
111Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)Tree PipitAnthus trivialisTree Pipit Anthus trivialisLeast ConcernLCp474-------HighVery HighVery High--

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