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Nagaland – Checklist of Birds Compiled by Bikram Grewal Source: Birds of India

Figure 1: Naga-wren Babbler, Wunsubong, E Nagaland

Nagaland has been poorly birded in the past and has never got the attention it deserves, unlike other parts of Northeast India. The earlier reports were from Godwin-Austen (1872-1878) but they covered the general area rather than Nagaland specifically. Coltart made some more observations in 1902. Baker sent in many reports but mostly on other's hearsay and therefore many have been disregarded. Other contributors include Hutchinson (1946), Stoner (1947) and Alexander (1974). However there were two major collecting expeditions, one by Dr. SD Dillon Ripley and the other By Koelz, both in the early 1950s and both have made great contributions to our knowledge of the birdlife of Nagaland. In more recent years Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhoury has made several trips and greatly added to the present literature. This is still a "work in progress" and is likely to remain so for several years. The editors will be happy to receive, corrections, omissions and additions to the list. Notes: § Names in brackets are as per P. Rasmussen in Birds of South Asia § Names in brackets in red should be read in conjunction. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus Blue-breasted Quail Coturnix chinensis Manipur Bush Quail Perdicula manipurensis Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki (Common) Hill Partridge Arborophila torqueola Rufous-throated Hill Partridge Arborophila rufogularis White-cheeked (Hill) Partridge Arborophila atrogularis Mountain Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola fytchii Blyth's Tragopan Tragopan blythii Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus Kalij (Khaleej) Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos Mrs. Hume's Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae Grey Peacock Pheasant Polyplectron bicalcaratum Lesser Whistling-duck Dendrocygna javanica

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea White-winged Duck Cairina (Asarcornis) scutulata Cotton Pygmy-goose (Teal) Nettapus coromandelianus Yellow-rumped Honeyguide Indicator xanthonotus Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea Rufous Woodpecker Celeus (Micropternus) brachyurus Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis Great Slaty Woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus 26. Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei

27. Rufous-bellied Woodpecker Dendrocopos (Hypopicus) hyperythrus 28. Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius 29. Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis 30. Lesser Yellownape Picus chloropus 31. Greater Yellownape Picus flavinucha 32. Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus 33. Grey-headed (-faced) Woodpecker Picus canus (chloropus) 34. Himalayan Flameback Dinopium shorii 35. Common Flameback Dinopium javanense 36. Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus 37. Great Barbet Megalaima virens 38. Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata 39. Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii 40. Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica 41. Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis 42. Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala 43. Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris 44. Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis 45. Brown (White-throated) Hornbill Anorrhinus (Ptilolaemus) tickelli 46. Rufous-necked Hornbill Aceros nipalensis 47. Wreathed Hornbill Aceros undulatus 48. Common Hoopoe Upupa epops 49. Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus 50. Indian (Black-billed) Roller Coracias benghalensis (affinis) 51. Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis 52. Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 53. Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting 54. (Black-backed) Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erythaca 55. Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon (Pelargopsis) capensis 56. Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda 57. White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 58. Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata 59. (Lesser) Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 60. Crested (Himalayan Pied) Kingfisher Megaceryle (Ceryle) lugubris 61. Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni 62. (Little) Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis 63. Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus 64. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti 65. Pied (Jacobin) Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus 66. Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus 67. Large Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx (Cuculus) sparverioides 68. Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx (Cuculus) varius 69. Hodgson's (Whistling) Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx (nisicolor) fugax

70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91.

Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus Eurasian (Common) Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus Lesser (Small) Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis Vernal Hanging Parrot Loriculus vernalis Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Grey-headed (Finsch's) Parakeet Psittacula finschii Blossom (Rosy)-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia (Aerodramus) brevirostris Silver-backed Needletail Hirundapus cochinchinensis Brown- throated (backed) Needletail Hirundapus giganteus 92. Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis 93. Fork-tailed (Pacific) Swift Apus pacificus 94. Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda 95. House (Little) Swift Apus affinis 96. (Common) Barn Owl Tyto Alba 97. (Eastern) Grass Owl Tyto capensis 98. Oriental Bay Owl Phodilus badius 99. Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus 100. Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia 101. Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia 102. Rock (Indian) Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis 103. Spot-bellied Eagle Owl Bubo nipalensis 104. Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis 105. Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes 106. Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica 107. Tawny (Himalayan-wood) Owl Strix aluco (nivicola) 108. Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei 109. Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides 110. Spotted Owlet Athene brama 111. Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata 112. Hodgson's Frogmouth Batrachostomus hodgsoni 113. Great-Eared Nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis 114. Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus Indicus (jotaka) 115. Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus 116. Speckled Wood Pigeon Columba hodgsoni 117. Ashy Wood Pigeon Columba pulchricollis 118. Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea 119. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis 120. Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis

121. Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica 122. Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 123. Barred Cuckoo Dove Macropygia unchall 124. Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica 125. Orange-breasted Green Pigeon Treron bicintus 126. Pompadour (Ashy-headed) Green Pigeon Treron pompadora (phayrei) 127. Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra 128. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus 129. Pin-tailed Green Pigeon Treron apicauda 130. Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenura 131. Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea 132. Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia 133. Slaty-legged Crake Rallina eurizonoides 134. Black-tailed Crake Porzana bicolor 135. White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus 136. Purple Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 137. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 138. Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola 139. Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola 140. Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura 141. Swinhoe's Snipe Gallinago megala 142. Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii 143. Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta 144. River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii 145. Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus 146. Osprey Pandion haliaetus 147. Jerdon's Baza Aviceda jerdoni 148. Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes 149. Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis Ptilorhyncus 150. Black-shouldered (-winged) Kite Elanus caeruleus 151. Black (Pariah) Kite Milvus migrans 152. Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus 153. Lesser Fish Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis 154. White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis 155. Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris 156. Himalayan Griffon (Vulture) Gyps himalayensis 157. Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps (Aegypius) calvus 158. Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela 159. Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus 160. Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos 161. Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus 162. Shikra Accipiter badius 163. Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 164. Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis 165. Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus 166. Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii 167. Mountain Hawk Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis 168. Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus (limnaeetus) 169. Common (Himalayan) Buzzard Buteo buteo (burmanicus)

170. Pied Falconet Microhierax melanoleucos 171. Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 172. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 173. Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera 174. Amur Falcon Falco amurensis 175. Oriental Hobby Falco severus 176. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 177. (Oriental) Darter Anhinga melanogaster 178. Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger 179. Indian (Shag) Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis 180. Little Egret Egretta garzetta 181. White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis 182. Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx (Egretta) intermedia 183. (Eastern) Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis (coromandus) 184. Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus* 185. Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii 186. Little (Striated) Heron Butorides striatus 187. Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 188. Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius melanolophus 189. Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans 190. Blue-naped Pitta Pitta nipalensis 191. Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida 192. Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus 193. Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae 194. Asian Fairy Bluebird Irene puella 195. Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis 196. Golden (Gold)-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons 197. Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii 198. Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus 199. Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides 200. Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach 201. Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus 202. Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius 203. Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha 204. Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis 205. Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda 206. Collared Treepie Dendrocitta frontalis 207. Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae 208. House Crow Corvus splendens 209. Large-billed (Eastern Jungle) Crow Corvus macrorhynchos (levaillantii) 210. Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus 211. Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis 212. Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris 213. Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus traillii 214. Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii 215. Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei 216. Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos 217. Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus 218. Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus 219. Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris 220. Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

221. Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris 222. Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosis 223. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus 224. Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha 225. White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis 226. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus 227. Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus 228. Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectans 229. Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus 230. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer 231. Hair-crested (Spangled) Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus 232. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus 233. Black-naped (Blue) Monarch Hypothymis azurea 234. Asian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi 235. Common Iora Aegithina tiphia 236. Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis 237. Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii 238. Blue-capped (-headed) Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus 239. Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris 240. Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius 241. Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus 242. Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni 243. Long-billed (Ground-) Thrush Zoothera monticola* 244. Scaly (Small-billed) Thrush Zoothera dauma 245. Dark-sided (Ground-) Thrush Zoothera marginata 246. Plain-backed Thrush Zoothera mollissima 247. Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul 248. Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis 249. Grey-sided Thrush Turdus feae 250. Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus* 251. Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus 252. Dark (Black)-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis (atrogularis) 253. White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana 254. Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys 255. Gould's Shortwing Brachypteryx (Hetroxenicus) stellatus* 256. Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica 257. Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea 258. Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsoni 259. Rufous (Orange)-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata 260. Red-breasted (-throated) Flycatcher Ficedula parva (albicilla) 261. White-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula monileger 262. Snowy-browed Flycatcher Ficedula hyperythra 263. Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni 264. Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris 265. Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor 266. Sapphire Flycatcher Ficedula sapphira 267. Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina

268. Large Niltava Niltava grandis 269. Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara 270. Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida (oatesi) 271. Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae 272. Pale-chinned Flycatcher Cyornis poliogenys 273. Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor 274. Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides 275. Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas 276. Pygmy Blue Flycatcher Muscicapella hodgsoni 277. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis 278. Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope 279. Himalayan Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis 280. Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 281. Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea 282. Orange-flanked (Himalayan Red-) Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus (rufilatus) 283. Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus 284. White-browed Bush Robin Tarsiger indicus 285. Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis 286. White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus 287. Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 288. Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni 289. Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus 290. Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis 291. White-capped Water Redstart (River Chat) Chaimarrornis leucocephalus 292. Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus 293. White-tailed (Blue) Robin Myiomela leucura 294. Blue-fronted (Blue) Robin Cinclidium frontale 295. Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri 296. Black-backed Forktail Enicurus immaculatus 297. Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus 298. White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti 299. Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus 300. Purple Cochoa Cochoa purpurea 301. Green Cochoa Cochoa viridis 302. Siberian (Common) Stonechat Saxicola torquatus 303. Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata 304. Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea 305. Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spiloptera 306. Asian Pied Starling Sturnus (Gracupica) contra 307. Chestnut-tailed (Grey-headed) Starling Sturnus malabarica 308. Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 309. Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus 310. Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus 311. White-Vented Myna Acridotheres cinereus (grandis) 312. Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa 313. Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis 314. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea (cinnamoventris) 315. White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis

316. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis 317. Beautiful Nuthatch Sitta formosa 318. Brown-throated Treecreeper Certhia discolor 319. Great Tit Parus major 320. Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus 321. Yellow-cheeked (Black-spotted) Tit Parus spilonotus 322. Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus 323. Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea 324. Black-(headed) throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus 325. (Common) Sand Martin Riparia riparia 326. Plain Martin (Grey-throated) Riparia paludicola (chinensis) 327. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 328. Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica 329. Striated Swallow Hirundo striolata 330. Nepal House Martin Delichon nipalensis 331. Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus 332. Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons 333. Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus 334. Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps 335. Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus (flaviventris) 336. Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus 337. Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer 338. Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens 339. White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus 340. Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala 341. Mountain Bulbul Hypsipetes (Ixos) mcclellandii 342. (Himalayan) Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus 343. Striated Prinia Prinia criniger 344. Hill Prinia Prinia atrogularis 345. Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens 346. Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii 347. Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris 348. Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis 349. Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus 350. Chestnut-headed Tesia Tesia castaneocoronata 351. Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea 352. Grey-bellied (Yellow-browed) Tesia Tesia cyaniventer 353. Brownish-flanked (Strong-footed) Bush Warbler Cettia fortipes 354. Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major 355. Aberrant Bush Warbler Cettia flavoclivacea 356. Pale-footed Bush Warbler Cettia pallidipes 357. Brown Bush Warbler Bradypterus luteoventris 358. Russet Bush Warbler Bradypterus mandelli 359. Blunt-winged Warbler Acrocephalus concinens 360. Thick-billed Warbler Acrocephalus aedon 361. Mountain Tailorbird Orthotomus cuculatus 362. Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius 363. Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis 364. Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis*

365. Ashy-throated (Grey-faced) Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis 366. Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus 367. Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 368. Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei [Mandelli's Warbler P. mandellii ] 369. Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides 370. Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus 371. Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides 372. Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus canator 373. Tickell's Leaf-warbler Phylloscopus affinis 374. Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos 375. Whistler's Warbler Seicercus whistleri 376. Grey-crowned Warbler Seicercus tephrocephalus 377. White-spectacled Warbler Seicercus affinis 378. Grey-cheeked Warbler Seicercus poliogenys 379. Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps 380. Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps 381. Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis 382. Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris 383. Broad-billed Warbler Tickellia hodgsoni 384. Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris 385. White-crested Laughingthrush Garrulax leucolophus 386. Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger 387. Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis 388. Striated Laughingthrush Garrulax striatus 389. Rufous-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) rufocolis 390. Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) nuchalis 391. Yellow-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) galbanus 392. Rufous-vented Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) gularis 393. Grey-sided Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) caerulatus 394. White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) sannio 395. Spot-breasted Laughingthrush Garrulax (Stactocichla) merulina 396. Moustached (Ashy) Laughingthrush Garrulax (Ianthocincla) cineraceus 397. Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush Garrulax (Ianthocincla) rufogularis 398. Brown-capped Laughingthrush Garrulax (Ianthocincla) austeni 399. Striped Laughingthrush Garrulax (Trochalopteron) virgatum 400. Blue-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax (Trochalopteron) squamatus 401. Chestnut-crowned (Assam) Laughingthrush Garrulax (Trochalopteron chrysopterum)erythrocephalus

402. Red-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea 403. Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti 404. Spot-throated Babbler Pellorneum albiventre 405. Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps 406. Large Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus hupoleucos 407. Spot-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis 408. White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps 409. Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis 410. Red (Long)-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps 411. Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus 412. Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler Xiphirhynchus superciliaris 413. Eyebrowed Wren Babbler Napothera epilepidota 414. Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer 415. Pygmy Wren Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla 416. Spotted Wren Babbler Spelaeornis formosus 417. Long-tailed (Naga) Wren Babbler Spelaeornis chocolatinus 418. (Cachar) Wedge-billed Wren Babbler Sphenocichla longicaudatus (roberti) 419. Rufous-fronted Babbler Stachyris rufifrons 420. Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps 421. Golden Babbler Stachyris chrysaea 422. Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps 423. Striped Tit Babbler Macronous gularis 424. Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata 425. Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense 426. Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris 427. Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea 428. White-hooded Babbler Gampsorhynchus rufulus 429. Cutia Cutia nipalensis 430. Black-headed Shrike Babbler Pteruthius rufiventer 431. White-browed Shrike Babbler Pteruthius flaviscapis 432. Green Shrike Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus 433. Black-eared Shrike Babbler Pteruthius melanotis 434. Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni 435. Streak-throated Barwing Actinodura waldeni 436. Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera 437. Chestnut-tailed (Bar-throated) Minla Minla strigula 438. Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta 439. Golden-breasted Fulvetta Alcippe chrysotis 440. Yellow-throated Fulvetta Alcippe cinerea 441. Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps 442. White-browed Fulvetta Alcippe vinipectus 443. Streak-throated (Manipur) Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps 444. Rufous-throated Fulvetta Alcippe rufogularis 445. Rusty-capped Fulvetta Alcippe dubia 446. Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala

447. Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis 448. Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans 449. Grey Sibia Heterophasia gracilis 450. Beautiful Sibia Heterophasia pulchella 451. Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps 452. Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis 453. Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis 454. Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta 455. White-belled Yuhina (Erpornis) Yuhina (Erpornis) zantholeuca 456. Grey-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis gularis 457. Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis 458. Black-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis nipalensis 459. Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis atrosuperciliaris 460. Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps 461. Bengal Bushlark Mirafra assamica 462. Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula 463. Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile 464. Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum 465. Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxantham 466. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma* 467. Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor (minullum) 468. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus 469. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum 470. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Anthreptes (Chalcoparia) singalensis 471. Purple Sunbird Nectarinia (Cinnyris) asiaticus 472. Mrs Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae 473. Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis 474. Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata 475. Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja 476. Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda 477. Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra 478. Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna 479. House Sparrow Passer domesticus 480. Russet (Cinnamon) Sparrow Passer rutilans 481. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus 482. Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus 483. White Wagtail Motacilla alba 484. Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 485. (Western) Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 486. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 487. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus 488. Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni 489. Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus 490. White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata 491. Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata 492. Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca (atricapilla) 493. Yellow-breasted (Himalayan) Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides 494. Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

495. Crimson-browed Finch Propyrrhula subhimachala 496. Scarlet Finch Haematospiza sipahi 497. Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis 498. Spot-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas melanozanthos 499. Crested Bunting Melophus lathami

500. Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata 501. Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla 502. Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila 503. Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala

Birds listed for Nagaland but no authentic records traced: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica Chestnut-breasted Partridge Arborophila mandellii Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius River Tern Sterna aurantia White-collared Blackbird Turdus albocinctus Pied Thrush Zoothera wardii Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni

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Ali, S & Ripley, SD: Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan 1968 Choudhury A: Some Bird records from Nagaland Forktail 17 2001 Some additions to the birds of Nagaland Forktail 19 2003 Significant Records of Birds in Nagaland Forktail 21 2005 Pocket Guide Birds of Nagaland Gibbon Books Grimmett & Inskipp: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent 1998 Rassmussen. P: Birds of South Asia: The Ripley Guide 2005

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Rusty-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx hyperythra White-tailed Flycatcher Cyornis concretus Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris Rufous-vented Tit Parus rubidiventris Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola Tawny-breasted Wren Babbler Spelaeornis longicaudatus 19. Jerdon's Babbler Chrysomma altirostre 20. Long-tailed Sibia Heterophasia picaoides 21. White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri


Ripley, Dr SD: A collection of Birds from the Naga Hills JBHNS 1952

Trip reports: § § § § §

Bray, Nick (Birdseekers): Nagaland and Eaglenest; January 2007 Eaton, James (Birdtours Asia) March/April 2007 Gerry Westdean (Travellingbirder) Jan 2007 Lobo. P (Birdingindiatour) December 2005 Grewal, B & Sen, S (Kolkatabirds) January 2010

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