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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 NameSpeciesStatusStatusIUCNIUCNGIIMapLikelihood (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 ConcernLC62MediumHighHighHighMedium--Very LowHighHighVery Low-
2Apodidae (Swifts)Common SwiftApus apusCommon Swift Apus apusLeast ConcernLC234--------Very LowVery Low--
3Cuculidae (Cuckoos)Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceusAsian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceusLeast ConcernLC210Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
4Cuculidae (Cuckoos)Grey-bellied CuckooCacomantis passerinusGrey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinusNear EndemicNELeast ConcernLC208MediumVery Low---------Low
5Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)Rock DoveColumba liviaRock Dove Columba liviaLeast ConcernLC188Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighMediumVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
6Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusWhite-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurusLeast ConcernLC138HighLow---LowHighHigh---Medium
7Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaBaillon's Crake Zapornia pusillaLeast ConcernLC136MediumLow---------Very Low
8Rallidae (Rails, Crakes and Coots)Eurasian CootFulica atraEurasian Coot Fulica atraLeast ConcernLC140MediumHighLow-----LowMediumVery Low-
9Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusBlack-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopusLeast ConcernLC146LowLow---------Very Low
10Charadriidae (Plovers)Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaPacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulvaLeast ConcernLC150Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium--Very LowHighHighMediumVery High
11Charadriidae (Plovers)Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaGrey Plover Pluvialis squatarolaLeast ConcernLC150Very HighHighHighLow-------High
12Charadriidae (Plovers)Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusKentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinusLeast ConcernLC152------------
13Charadriidae (Plovers)Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusLesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolusLeast ConcernLC152Very HighVery HighHighVery Low-MediumHighHighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
14Charadriidae (Plovers)Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiGreater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultiiLeast ConcernLC152HighMediumMediumVery Low---HighVery HighMedium-Medium
15Charadriidae (Plovers)Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusCaspian Plover Charadrius asiaticusLeast ConcernLC150------------
16Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusEurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopusLeast ConcernLC158Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighMediumHighHighHighVery HighVery HighVery High
17Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataEurasian Curlew Numenius arquataNear ThreatenedNT158------------
18Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaBar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponicaNear ThreatenedNT158--Very LowVery LowVery LowLowHighHigh----
19Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRuddy Turnstone Arenaria interpresLeast ConcernLC162Very HighVery HighHighHighVery HighHigh-HighVery HighVery HighMediumVery High
20Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaCurlew Sandpiper Calidris ferrugineaNear ThreatenedNT166-------HighVery HighHighVery Low-
21Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)SanderlingCalidris albaSanderling Calidris albaLeast ConcernLC166MediumMediumHighVery HighMedium------Low
22Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Little StintCalidris minutaLittle Stint Calidris minutaLeast ConcernLC164--------MediumHighMedium-
23Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusTerek Sandpiper Xenus cinereusLeast ConcernLC162------------
24Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosCommon Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucosLeast ConcernLC162Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighHighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
25Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Common RedshankTringa totanusCommon Redshank Tringa totanusLeast ConcernLC160LowLow------LowMediumVery LowVery Low
26Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaCommon Greenshank Tringa nebulariaLeast ConcernLC160Very HighHighHighVery Low-----Very LowVery LowHigh
27Glareolidae (Pratincoles and Coursers)Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaCollared Pratincole Glareola pratincolaLeast ConcernLC168--------MediumHighMedium-
28Glareolidae (Pratincoles and Coursers)Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumOriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarumLeast ConcernLC168--------LowMediumVery Low-
29Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Brown NoddyAnous stolidusBrown Noddy Anous stolidusLeast ConcernLC180MediumHighVery HighVery HighMedium---MediumHighLowVery Low
30Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergiiGreater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergiiLeast ConcernLC174Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium---HighHighMediumVery High
31Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisLesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensisLeast ConcernLC174Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighMedium---MediumHighMediumVery High
32Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Little TernSternula albifronsLittle Tern Sternula albifronsLeast ConcernLC178LowLow---------Very Low
33Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Saunders's TernSternula saundersiSaunders's Tern Sternula saundersiLeast ConcernLC178MediumMediumMediumVery Low-------Low
34Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetusBridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetusLeast ConcernLC180MediumVery Low------LowMediumVery LowLow
35Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusSooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatusLeast ConcernLC180HighHighVery HighVery HighMediumHighHighHighMediumHighLowLow
36Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)Common TernSterna hirundoCommon Tern Sterna hirundoLeast ConcernLC176MediumVery Low-----Very LowHighMedium-Low
37Laridae (Gulls, Terns and Skimmers)White-cheeked TernSterna repressaWhite-cheeked Tern Sterna repressaLeast ConcernLC176------------
38Phaethontidae (Tropicbirds)White-tailed TropicbirdPhaethon lepturusWhite-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturusLeast ConcernLC92-LowMediumVery Low----MediumHighMedium-
39Oceanitidae (Austral Storm Petrels)Wilson's Storm PetrelOceanites oceanicusWilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicusLeast ConcernLC70--------MediumHighVery Low-
40Oceanitidae (Austral Storm Petrels)White-faced Storm PetrelPelagodroma marinaWhite-faced Storm Petrel Pelagodroma marinaLeast ConcernLC493------------
41Oceanitidae (Austral Storm Petrels)Black-bellied Storm PetrelFregetta tropicaBlack-bellied Storm Petrel Fregetta tropicaLeast ConcernLC493------------
42Hydrobatidae (Northern Storm Petrels)Swinhoe's Storm PetrelOceanodroma monorhisSwinhoe's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma monorhisNear ThreatenedNT70--------LowMediumVery Low-
43Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)Barau's PetrelPterodroma barauiBarau's Petrel Pterodroma barauiEndangeredEN70------------
44Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesFlesh-footed Shearwater Ardenna carneipesNear ThreatenedNT68--------LowMediumVery Low-
45Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels)Jouanin's PetrelBulweria fallaxJouanin's Petrel Bulweria fallaxNear ThreatenedNT70--------MediumVery HighMedium-
46Fregatidae (Frigatebirds)Lesser FrigatebirdFregata arielLesser Frigatebird Fregata arielLeast ConcernLC88--------LowMediumVery Low-
47Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills)Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusGlossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellusLeast ConcernLC78------------
48Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisYellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensisLeast ConcernLC80HighHighLow------Very LowVery LowVery Low
49Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusCinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeusLeast ConcernLC80MediumLow---------Very Low
50Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Indian Pond HeronArdeola grayiiIndian Pond Heron Ardeola grayiiLeast ConcernLC82Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighMediumVery LowVery LowHighVery HighVery HighVery High
51Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Eastern Cattle EgretBubulcus coromandusEastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandusLeast ConcernLC86HighHighVery HighVery HighMediumMediumHighHighHighHighVery HighHigh
52Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Grey HeronArdea cinereaGrey Heron Ardea cinereaLeast ConcernLC84HighVery HighHighHighMediumLowHighHighHighHighVery HighVery High
53Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Purple HeronArdea purpureaPurple Heron Ardea purpureaLeast ConcernLC84MediumHighHighHighMedium--Very LowHighMedium--
54Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Great EgretArdea albaGreat Egret Ardea albaLeast ConcernLC86HighHighHighHighMediumLowHighHighHighMediumVery LowLow
55Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Little EgretEgretta garzettaLittle Egret Egretta garzettaLeast ConcernLC86Very HighVery HighHighVery HighMediumLowHighHighVery HighHighVery HighVery High
56Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)Western Reef HeronEgretta gularisWestern Reef Heron Egretta gularisLeast ConcernLC86-Very LowVery LowVery LowVery Low-------
57Pandionidae (Ospreys)Western OspreyPandion haliaetusWestern Osprey Pandion haliaetusLeast ConcernLC104Medium------LowHighHighMediumHigh
58Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusBlack-winged Kite Elanus caeruleusLeast ConcernLC102Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
59Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusBrahminy Kite Haliastur indusLeast ConcernLC102--Very LowVery LowVery Low--Very LowHighMedium--
60Upupidae (Hoopoes)Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsEurasian Hoopoe Upupa epopsLeast ConcernLC236------LowHighVery HighMedium--
61Coraciidae (Rollers)European RollerCoracias garrulusEuropean Roller Coracias garrulusLeast ConcernLC236-LowMediumVery Low----MediumHighMedium-
62Meropidae (Bee-eaters)European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterEuropean Bee-eater Merops apiasterLeast ConcernLC242-------Very LowHighMedium--
63Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)Common KestrelFalco tinnunculusCommon Kestrel Falco tinnunculusLeast ConcernLC96------------
64Psittaculidae (Old World Parrots)Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriRose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameriLeast ConcernLC200Very HighHighVery HighHighHighVery HighHighHighVery HighHighVery HighVery High
65Laniidae (Shrikes)Brown ShrikeLanius cristatusBrown Shrike Lanius cristatusLeast ConcernLC274HighVery HighHighHighMedium---HighVery HighHighVery High
66Dicruridae (Drongos)Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusAshy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeusLeast ConcernLC280MediumVery Low---------Low
67Corvidae (Crows, Jays)House CrowCorvus splendensHouse Crow Corvus splendensLeast ConcernLC292Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighHighHighVery HighVery HighVery High
68Hirundinidae (Swallows)Sand MartinRiparia ripariaSand Martin Riparia ripariaLeast ConcernLC300-------Very LowHighMedium--
69Hirundinidae (Swallows)Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaBarn Swallow Hirundo rusticaLeast ConcernLC304Very HighHighHighHighMedium--LowVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
70Phylloscopidae (Leaf-Warblers)Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloidesGreenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloidesLeast ConcernLC344--------LowMediumVery Low-
71Acrocephalidae (Reed Warblers and allies)Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumBlyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorumLeast ConcernLC336HighHighVery Low-------MediumHigh
72Zosteropidae (White-eyes)Indian White-eyeZosterops palpebrosusIndian White-eye Zosterops palpebrosusNear EndemicNELeast ConcernLC392Very HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighVery HighHighVery HighVery High
73Sturnidae (Starlings)Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRosy Starling Pastor roseusLeast ConcernLC404Medium---------MediumHigh
74Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauuricaAsian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauuricaLeast ConcernLC434MediumHighHigh-----LowMediumVery LowVery Low
75Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprataPied Bush Chat Saxicola caprataLeast ConcernLC428HighMedium---------Low
76Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaWestern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flavaLeast ConcernLC468MediumLowHighVery HighHighVery Low-LowHighVery HighVery HighVery High
77Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulusPaddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulusLeast ConcernLC472--------HighVery HighMedium-
78Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)Tree PipitAnthus trivialisTree Pipit Anthus trivialisLeast ConcernLC474Medium------LowHighHighHighVery High
79Emberizidae (Buntings, New World Sparrows and Allies)Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaBlack-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephalaLeast ConcernLC490--Very LowVery LowVery Low-------

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