List of birds of Bangalore

List of birds of Bangalore

The following is a list of birds found in and around Bangalore in Karnataka, India. The Nandi Hills, Bannerghatta forest ranges and the Kaveri valley/Sangam area are included in addition to the Bangalore city limits roughly extending 40 kilometres around the city centre (General Post Office). The area has been studied from early times due to its climate and accessibility during the colonial period. [Bulger, G. E. (1866). Letter to P. L. Sclater about various birds from Bangalore. Ibis (2) 2: 218-220] This list also includes annotations. This list builds upon an annotated checklist published in 1994. [George, J. (ed.) (1994) Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Bangalore. Birdwatchers' Field Club of Bangalore]


Family: Phasianidae

* Grey Francolin "Francolinus pondicerianus" (Breeding resident)
* Common Quail "Coturnix coturnix" (Rare)
* Rain Quail "Coturnix coromandelica" (Rare)
* Jungle Bush Quail "Perdicula asiatica" (Breeding resident)
* Painted Bush Quail "Perdicula erythrorhyncha" (Rare) [Subramanya, S. (1991). Painted Bush Quail near Bangalore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 31 (7 & 8): 11-12.]
* Red Spurfowl "Galloperdix spadicea" (Rare)
* Painted Spurfowl "Galloperdix lunulata" (Rare) [Prasad, J. N., S. Karthikeyan, T.S. Srinivasa, S. Subramanya & L. Shyamal (1992). Distribution of Painted Spurfowl in Karnataka. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 32 (7 & 8): 11-12.]
* Grey Junglefowl "Gallus sonneratii" (Breeding resident)
* Indian Peafowl "Pavo cristatus" (Breeding resident)


Family: Anatidae

* Lesser Whistling-duck "Dendrocygna javanica"
* Bar-headed Goose "Anser indicus"
* Ruddy Shelduck "Tadorna ferruginea"
* Comb Duck "Sarkidiornis melanotos" (Rare)
* Cotton Pygmy Goose "Nettapus coromandelianus"
* Gadwall "Anas strepera" (Historic)
* Eurasian Wigeon "Anas penelope"
* Spot-billed Duck "Anas poecilorhyncha"
* Northern Shoveler "Anas clypeata"
* Northern Pintail "Anas acuta"
* Garganey "Anas querquedula"
* Common Teal "Anas crecca"
* Common Pochard "Aythya ferina"


Family: Turnicidae

* Yellow-legged Buttonquail "Turnix tanki" (Rare, only records have been from the Indian Institute of Science campus.
* Barred Buttonquail "Turnix suscitator" (Uncommon, mostly seen in the Bannerghatta and Kanakapura scrub areas)


Family: Picidae

* Eurasian Wryneck "Jynx torquilla" (Rare with records from GKVK and the Valley School area) [Photo record]
* Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker "Dendrocopos nanus" Karthikeyan, S. (1992). Pygmy Woodpecker and Rufous Woodpecker in Bangalore, Karnataka. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 32 (3 & 4): 10]
* Yellow-crowned Woodpecker "Dendrocopos mahrattensis"
* Rufous Woodpecker "Celeus brachyurus"
* Streak-throated Woodpecker "Picus xanthopygaeus" [Prasad, J. N. & A. Madhusudan (1993). An instance of mating in Little Scalybellied Green Woodpecker "Picus myrmecophoneus" Stresemann from Bangalore. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 90: 95-96.]
* Black-rumped Flameback "Dinopium benghalense"
* White-naped Woodpecker "Chrysocolaptes festivus"

= Family: Megalaimidae=

* Brown-headed Barbet "Megalaima zeylanica" (Rare) [Prasad, J. N. (1991). On occurrence of Large Green Barbet in Bangalore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 31 (1 & 2): 11] [Swamy NR,Ullas PA, Hemanth J & Prasad JN(1994) Sighting of Large GreenBarbet in Bangalore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 34(5):116]
* White-cheeked Barbet "Megalaima viridis" (Breeding resident)
* Coppersmith Barbet "Megalaima haemacephala" (Breeding resident)


Family: Bucerotidae

* Indian Grey Hornbill "Ocyceros birostris"


Family: Upupidae

* Hoopoe "Upupa epops"


Family: Coraciidae

* Indian Roller "Coracias benghalensis"

Family: Alcedinidae

* Common Kingfisher "Alcedo atthis"

Family: Halcyonidae

* Stork-billed Kingfisher "Halcyon capensis" (Vagrant except in the Kaveri river valley area)
* White-throated Kingfisher "Halcyon smyrnensis" (Breeding resident)
* Black-capped Kingfisher "Halcyon pileata" (Vagrant)

Family: Cerylidae

* Pied Kingfisher "Ceryle rudis"

Family: Meropidae

* Blue-bearded Bee-eater "Nyctyornis athertoni" (Bangalore is the type locality, but rare and known only from the Bannerghatta area)
* Green Bee-eater "Merops orientalis"
* Blue-tailed Bee-eater "Merops philippinus"
* European Bee-eater "Merops apiaster" [Lott, E. J. (1985). European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) in Karnataka. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 82: 411]
* Chestnut-headed Bee-eater "Merops leschenaulti" (Vagrant)


Family: Cuculidae

* Pied Cuckoo "Clamator jacobinus"
* Chestnut-winged Cuckoo "Clamator coromandus" (Historic)
* Common Hawk Cuckoo "Hierococcyx varius"
* Indian Cuckoo "Cuculus micropterus"
* Common Cuckoo "Cuculus canorus"
* Oriental Cuckoo "Cuculus saturatus"
* Banded Bay Cuckoo "Cacomantis sonneratii"
* Grey-bellied Cuckoo "Cacomantis passerinus"
* Drongo Cuckoo "Surniculus lugubris"
* Asian Koel "Eudynamys scolopacea"
* Blue-faced Malkoha "Phaenicophaeus viridirostris"
* Sirkeer Malkoha "Phaenicophaeus leschenaultii" (Rare)
* Greater Coucal "Centropus sinensis"


Family: Psittacidae

* Alexandrine Parakeet "Psittacula eupatria" (Rare)
* Rose-ringed Parakeet "Psittacula krameri" (Breeding resident)
* Plum-headed Parakeet "Psittacula cyanocephala" (Unclear pattern, but commoner in winter)
* Malabar Parakeet "Psittacula columboides" (Historic)
* Red-breasted Parakeet "Psittacula alexandri" (Introduced)


Family: Apodidae

* Indian Swiftlet "Collocalia unicolor" (Rare)
* White-rumped Needletail "Zoonavena sylvatica" (Rare)
* Brown-backed Needletail "Hirundapus giganteus" (Rare)
* Asian Palm Swift "Cypsiurus balasiensis"
* Alpine Swift "Tachymarptis melba"
* House Swift "Apus affinis"

Family: Hemiprocnidae

* Crested Treeswift "Hemiprocne coronata"


Family: Tytonidae

* Barn Owl "Tyto alba"

Family: Strigidae

* Oriental Scops Owl "Otus sunia"
* Collared Scops Owl "Otus bakkamoena"
* Rock Eagle Owl "Bubo bengalensis"
* Brown Fish Owl "Ketupa zeylonensis"
* Mottled Wood Owl "Strix ocellata"
* Jungle Owlet "Glaucidium radiatum"
* Spotted Owlet "Athene brama"
* Brown Hawk Owl "Ninox scutulata"

Family: Caprimulgidae

* Indian Jungle Nightjar "Caprimulgus indicus"
* Sykes's Nightjar "Caprimulgus mahrattensis"
* Jerdon's Nightjar "Caprimulgus atripennis"
* Indian Nightjar "Caprimulgus asiaticus"
* Savanna Nightjar "Caprimulgus affinis"
* Grey Nightjar "Caprimulgus jotaka" (Specimen examined by S A Hussain)


Family: Columbidae

* Rock Pigeon "Columba livia"
* Nilgiri Woodpigeon "Columba elphinstonii" (Only in Nandi Hills. Historic record from Bannerghatta National Park) [Subramanya, S. (2005). Nesting of Wood-Pigeon Columba elphinstonii in Nandi hills,Karnataka, India. Indian Birds 1(2): 36-37]
* Oriental Turtle Dove "Streptopelia orientalis" (Rare)
* Laughing Dove "Streptopelia senegalensis"
* Spotted Dove "Streptopelia chinensis"
* Red Collared Dove "Streptopelia tranquebarica" (Rare)
* Eurasian Collared Dove "Streptopelia decaocto"
* Yellow-footed Green Pigeon "Treron phoenicoptera" (Rare)
* Orange-breasted Green Pigeon "Treron bicincta" (Rare) (one photographic record from Hessarghatta, August/September 2006)


Family: Otididae

* Indian Bustard "Ardeotis nigriceps" (Historic)
* Lesser Florican "Sypheotides indica" (Historic) [AO Hume and CHT Marshall (1881) The Game Birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon. (Major McInroy "I think I am within the mark when I say that near Mallur, a station on the Bangalore Madras line of rail and 25 miles from Bangalore, thirty birds were shot in one day by two officers of the Forest department."; "Mr Davidson says:- Florican are found sparingly in Mysore, but I only saw one on two occasions in the Tumkur district, during last year. ") ] [Anderson, J H (1883) A Letter. Stray Feathers X:428 ("numerous in rains and cold weather in Bangalore.")]

Family: Gruidae

* Demoiselle Crane "Grus virgo" (Historic)

Family: Rallidae

* White-breasted Waterhen "Amaurornis phoenicurus"
* Brown Crake "Amaurornis akool"
* Baillon's Crake "Porzana pusilla"
* Ruddy-breasted Crake "Porzana fusca"
* Slaty-breasted Rail "Gallirallus striatus"
* Watercock "Gallicrex cinerea" (Historic)
* Purple Swamphen "Porphyrio porphyrio"
* Common Moorhen "Gallinula chloropus"
* Common Coot "Fulica atra"


Family: Pteroclidae

* Painted Sandgrouse "Pterocles indicus" (rare only few records in recent times) [Hume, A. O. and Marshall, C.H.T. (1879-81) The Game Birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon, Calcutta. Mr Tuffnell says "As regards the occurrence of this bird in the Mysore province, I can speak from experience, of its being anything but rare on the wooded islands of the Cauvery, near Seringapatnam. The largest bag I canremember making in that part of the country was thirteen birds, killed nearFrench Rocks on 17th December 1878, by Major St. John and myself. They breedin the same place"]
* Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse "Pterocles exustus" [Hume, A. O. and Marshall, C.H.T. (1879-81) The Game Birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon, Calcutta. Telugu: Jam Polanka, Tamil: Kal kondari, Kannada: Kal gowjal haki: "Mr Davidson says - this species was rather rare in Mysore, though I found a few about the Tumkur district. Another correspodent says . It is exceedingly abundant in Chitaldroog district"]


Family: Scolopacidae

* Eurasian Woodcock "Scolopax rusticola" (Vagrant)
* Pintail Snipe "Gallinago stenura"
* Great Snipe "Gallinago media" (Historic) [Baker, E. C. S. (1911). Occurrence of the Great Snipe (Gallinago major) near Bangalore.J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 20: 1155]
* Common Snipe "Gallinago gallinago"
* Wood Snipe "Gallinago nemoricola" (Historic) [Betham, R. M. (1912). Wood Snipe (Gallinago nemoricola) occurring near Bangalore. J.Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 21: 677]
* Jack Snipe "Lymnocryptes minimus" No recent reports [Searight, E. E. G. L. (1932). Comparative frequency of Fantail, Pintail and Jack Snipe nearBangalore. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 35: 900]
* Black-tailed Godwit "Limosa limosa"
* Eurasian Curlew "Numenius arquata"
* Spotted Redshank "Tringa erythropus"
* Common Redshank "Tringa totanus"
* Marsh Sandpiper "Tringa stagnatilis"
* Common Greenshank "Tringa nebularia"
* Green Sandpiper "Tringa ochropus"
* Wood Sandpiper "Tringa glareola"
* Terek Sandpiper "Xenus cinereus"
* Common Sandpiper "Actitis hypoleucos"
* Little Stint "Calidris minuta"
* Temminck's Stint "Calidris temminckii"
* Long-toed Stint "Calidris subminuta"
* Ruff "Philomachus pugnax"
* Red-necked Phalarope "Phalaropus lobatus" (Historic+rare passage migrant) [Menon, S. S. (1975). On the occurrence of the Rednecked Phalarope on inland waters inBangalore. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 72: 846-847]

Family: Rostratulidae

* Greater Painted-snipe "Rostratula benghalensis"

Family: Jacanidae

* Pheasant-tailed Jacana "Hydrophasianus chirurgus"
* Bronze-winged Jacana "Metopidius indicus" (Rare)

Family: Burhinidae

* Stone Curlew "Burhinus oedicnemus" (Rare)
* Great Thick-knee "Esacus recurvirostris" (Rare)

Family Recurvirostridae

* Black-winged Stilt "Himantopus himantopus"
* Pied Avocet "Recurvirostra avosetta" (Historic)

Family Charadriidae

* Pacific Golden Plover "Pluvialis fulva" (Rare)
* Grey Plover "Pluvialis squatarola" (Rare)
* Common Ringed Plover "Charadrius hiaticula" (Rare)
* Little Ringed Plover "Charadrius dubius" (Breeding resident)
* Kentish Plover "Charadrius alexandrinus"
* Yellow-wattled Lapwing "Vanellus malabaricus" (Breeding resident) (Found only in open areas)
* Grey-headed Lapwing "Vanellus cinereus" (Rare winter visitor)
* Red-wattled Lapwing "Vanellus indicus" (Breeding resident)

Family: Glareolidae

* Indian Courser "Cursorius coromandelicus" [Paresh, U. K. (1989). Coursers near Bangalore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 29 (1 & 2): 4.]
* Small Pratincole "Glareola lactea"

Family: Laridae

* Brown-headed Gull "Larus brunnicephalus"
* Black-headed Gull "Larus ridibundus"

Family Sternidae

* Gull-billed Tern "Gelochelidon nilotica" (Rare)
* Caspian Tern "Hydroprogne caspia" (Rare)
* River Tern "Sterna aurantia"
* Black-bellied Tern "Sterna acuticauda" (Rare)
* Whiskered Tern "Chlidonias hybridus"


Family Pandionidae

* Osprey "Pandion haliaetus" (Historic)

Family: Accipitridae

* Black Baza "Aviceda leuphotes (Rare, possibly passage migrant, one historic record from Bangalore Golf course, 1980's and one record from Nandi Hills [ [ Photo record (April 7, 2007) by Pradyumna Mohan] ] )
* Oriental Honey-buzzard "Pernis ptilorhyncus"
* Black-shouldered Kite "Elanus caeruleus"
* Black Kite "Milvus migrans"
* Brahminy Kite "Haliastur indus"
* Lesser Fish Eagle "Ichthyophaga humilis" (Kaveri valley)
* Grey-headed Fish Eagle "Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus"
* Egyptian Vulture "Neophron percnopterus"
* White-rumped Vulture "Gyps bengalensis"
* Long-billed Vulture "Gyps indicus"
* Red-headed Vulture "Sarcogyps calvus"
* Short-toed Eagle "Circaetus gallicus"
* Crested Serpent Eagle "Spilornis cheela"
* Marsh Harrier "Circus aeruginosus"
* Hen Harrier "Circus cyaneus"
* Pallid Harrier "Circus macrourus"
* Pied Harrier "Circus melanoleucos"
* Montagu's Harrier "Circus pygargus"
* Crested Goshawk "Accipiter trivirgatus"
* Shikra "Accipiter badius"
* Eurasian Sparrowhawk "Accipiter nisus"
* Northern Goshawk "Accipiter gentilis"
* White-eyed Buzzard "Butastur teesa"
* Black Eagle "Ictinaetus malayensis"
* Lesser Spotted Eagle "Aquila pomarina"
** Indian Spotted Eagle "Aquila hastata"
* Greater Spotted Eagle "Aquila clanga"
* Tawny Eagle "Aquila rapax"
* Steppe Eagle "Aquila nipalensis"
* Eastern Imperial Eagle "Aquila heliaca"
* Bonelli's Eagle "Aquila fasciata"
* Booted Eagle "Aquila pennata"
* Rufous-bellied Eagle "Aquila kienerii" (Rare) (one photographic record of a juvenile from the Kaveri valley area [ photo] )
* Changeable Hawk Eagle "Nisaetus cirrhatus"
* Common Buzzard "Buteo buteo" (Record of bird in outskirts of bangalore - Arkavathi Layout [ [ Photo record (Feb 17, 2007) by Nitin S] ] )

Family: Falconidae

* Common Kestrel "Falco tinnunculus"
* Red-necked Falcon "Falco chicquera"
* Laggar Falcon "Falco jugger"
* Eurasian Hobby "Falco subbuteo" (Rare) [Santharam, V.(1992). The Hobby in Bangalore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 32 (11 & 12): 16]
* Peregrine Falcon "Falco peregrinus"
** Peregrine (Shahin) Falcon "Falco peregrinus peregrinator"
** Peregrine Falcon "Falco peregrinus calidus"


Family: Podicipedidae

* Little Grebe "Tachybaptus ruficollis"


Family: Anhingidae

* Oriental Darter "Anhinga melanogaster"

Family: Phalacrocoracidae

* Little Cormorant "Phalacrocorax niger"
* Indian Cormorant "Phalacrocorax fuscicollis"
* Great Cormorant "Phalacrocorax carbo"

Family: Pelecanidae

* Spot-billed Pelican "Pelecanus philippensis"
* White Pelican "Pelecanus onocrotalus" (Vagrant ? First noted in 2008)


Family: Ardeidae

* Little Egret "Egretta garzetta"
* Western Reef Egret "Egretta gularis"
* Grey Heron "Ardea cinerea"
* Purple Heron "Ardea purpurea"
* Great Egret "Casmerodius albus"
* Intermediate Egret "Mesophoyx intermedia"
* Cattle Egret "Bubulcus ibis"
* Indian Pond Heron "Ardeola grayii"
* Striated Heron "Butorides striatus"
* Black-crowned Night Heron "Nycticorax nycticorax"
* Little Bittern "Ixobrychus minutus"
* Yellow Bittern "Ixobrychus sinensis"
* Cinnamon Bittern "Ixobrychus cinnamomeus"
* Black Bittern "Dupetor flavicollis"
* Great Bittern "Botaurus stellaris" (Historic)

Family: Phoenicopteridae

* Greater Flamingo "Phoenicopterus ruber" (Vagrant)
* Lesser Flamingo "Phoenicopterus minor" (Vagrant)

Family: Threskiornithidae

* Glossy Ibis "Plegadis falcinellus"
* Black-headed Ibis "Threskiornis melanocephalus"
* Black Ibis "Pseudibis papillosa"
* Eurasian Spoonbill "Platalea leucorodia"

Family: Ciconiidae

* Painted Stork "Mycteria leucocephala"
* Asian Openbill "Anastomus oscitans"
* Woolly-necked Stork "Ciconia episcopus"
* White Stork "Ciconia ciconia"
* Black-necked Stork "Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus"


Family: Pittidae

* Indian Pitta "Pitta brachyura"

Family: Irenidae

* Fairy Bluebird "Irena puella" (Nandi Hills vagrant 7-April-2008) Fact|date=September 2008
* Jerdon's Leafbird "Chloropsis jerdoni"
* Golden-fronted Leafbird "Chloropsis aurifrons"

Family: Laniidae

* Brown Shrike "Lanius cristatus"
* Bay-backed Shrike "Lanius vittatus"
* Long-tailed Shrike "Lanius schach"
* Southern Grey Shrike "Lanius meridionalis"

Family: Corvidae

* Rufous Treepie "Dendrocitta vagabunda"
* White-bellied Treepie "Dendrocitta leucogastra" (Historic)
* House Crow "Corvus splendens"
* Large-billed Crow "Corvus macrorhynchos"

Family: Artamidae

* Ashy Woodswallow "Artamus fuscus"

Family: Oriolidae

* Eurasian Golden Oriole "Oriolus oriolus"
* Black-naped Oriole "Oriolus chinensis"
* Black-hooded Oriole "Oriolus xanthornus"
* Large Cuckoo-shrike "Coracina macei"
* Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike "Coracina melaschistos"
* Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike "Coracina melanoptera"
* Small Minivet "Pericrocotus cinnamomeus"
* White-bellied Minivet "Pericrocotus erythropygius" ?

Family: Dicruridae

* White-throated Fantail "Rhipidura albicollis"
* White-browed Fantail Flycatcher "Rhipidura aureola"
* Black Drongo "Dicrurus macrocercus"
* Ashy Drongo "Dicrurus leucophaeus"
* White-bellied Drongo "Dicrurus caerulescens"
* Hair-crested Drongo "Dicrurus hottentottus"

Family: Monarchidae

* Black-naped Monarch "Hypothymis azurea"
* Asian Paradise-flycatcher "Terpsiphone paradisi"

Family: Aegithinidae

* Common Iora "Aegithina tiphia"
* Marshall's Iora "Aegithina nigrolutea" (Nearest records from Maidenahalli)

Family: Prionopidae

* Common Woodshrike "Tephrodornis pondicerianus"

Family: Turdidae

* Blue-capped Rock Thrush "Monticola cinclorhynchus" (Winter visitor)
* Blue Rock Thrush "Monticola solitarius" (Winter visitor in rocky areas)
* Malabar Whistling Thrush "Myophonus horsfieldii" (Vagrant at UAS, Hebbal. From 2005 found in the Nandi Hills)
* Pied Thrush "Zoothera wardii" (Winter visitor, regular only in the Nandi hills) [Karthikeyan, S. (1992). Pied Ground Thrush Zoothera wardii (Blyth) in Bangalore. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 89: 258]
* White-throated Orange-headed Thrush "Zoothera citrina cyanota"
* Scaly Thrush "Zoothera dauma" (Historic)
* Tickell's Thrush "Turdus unicolor" (Once in 2005 at Lalbagh)
* Eurasian Blackbird "Turdus merula" (Winter, regular only in the Nandi hills)
* Asian Brown Flycatcher "Muscicapa dauurica" (Winter)
* Rusty-tailed Flycatcher "Muscicapa ruficauda" (Winter, rare)
* Brown-breasted Flycatcher "Muscicapa muttui" (Winter)
* Red-throated Flycatcher "Ficedula albicilla" (Winter)
* Ultramarine Flycatcher "Ficedula superciliaris" (Winter, regular in the Nandi hills) [Karthikeyan, S. & J. N. Prasad (1993). Recent sighting of Whitebrowed Blue Flycatcher inBangalore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 33: 8.]
* Verditer Flycatcher "Eumyias thalassina" (Winter, not uncommon in scrub forest areas)
* Nilgiri Flycatcher "Eumyias albicaudata" (Historic)
* Blue-throated Flycatcher "Cyornis rubeculoides" (Winter, possibly in passage) [Gadagkar, V. (1995). Blue-throated Flycatcher, Indian Great Reed Warbler, Common Rosefinch and Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker - Four new species in the Indian Institute of Science campus, Bangalore. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 35: 69-70]
* Tickell's Blue Flycatcher "Cyornis tickelliae" (Resident breeder)
* Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher "Culicicapa ceylonensis" (Historic)
* Bluethroat "Luscinia svecica"
* Indian Blue Robin "Luscinia brunnea" (Winter, regular in the Nandi hills) [Prasad, J. N. & T. S. Srinivasa (1992). Indian Blue Chat "Erithacus brunneus" (Hodgson) in Bangalore. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 89: 257.] [Prasad, J. N., S. Karthikeyan & S. Subramanya (1995). Wintering of Indian Blue Chat "Erithacus brunneus" (Hodgson) and Pied Ground Thrush "Zoothera wardii" (Blyth) at Nandi Hills, South India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 92: 267-269]
* Oriental Magpie Robin "Copsychus saularis" (Resident breeder)
* White-rumped Shama "Copsychus malabaricus" (Rare resident, known only from the Bannerghatta area)
* Indian Robin "Saxicoloides fulicatus" (Resident, found in open scrub in the outskirts)
* Black Redstart "Phoenicurus ochruros" (Winter)
* Siberian Stonechat "Saxicola maura" (Winter)
* Pied Bushchat "Saxicola caprata" (Resident, found in open scrub in the outskirts)

Family: Sturnidae

* Malabar Starling "Temenuchus blythii" (Vagrant)
* Grey-headed Starling "Temenuchus malabaricus" (Winter visitor)
* Brahminy Starling "Temenuchus pagodarum" (Resident)
* Rose-coloured Starling "Sturnus roseus" (Winter visitor)
* Common Starling "Sturnus vulgaris" (Winter visitor)
* Common Myna "Acridotheres tristis" (Resident)
* Jungle Myna "Acridotheres fuscus" (Resident)

Family: Paridae

* Great Tit "Parus major"
* White-naped Tit "Parus nuchalis" (Historic record from Bangalore, more recent records only from the Kaveri valley) [Lott, E.J. & C. Lott (1999). On the occurrence of White-naped Tit "Parus nuchalis" in southern Indian. Forktail 15: 93-94]
* Black-lored Tit "Parus xanthogenys" (Historic, possibly in error)

Family: Hirundinidae

* Sand Martin "Riparia riparia" (Vagrant)
* Plain Martin "Riparia paludicola" (Vagrant)
* Dusky Crag Martin "Ptyonoprogne concolor"
* Barn Swallow "Hirundo rustica"
* Pacific Swallow "Hirundo tahitica"
* Wire-tailed Swallow "Hirundo smithii"
* Red-rumped Swallow "Cecropis daurica"
* Striated Swallow "Hirundo striolata"
* Streak-throated Swallow "Hirundo fluvicola"

= Family: Pycnonotidae=

* Red-whiskered Bulbul "Pycnonotus jocosus"
* White-eared Bulbul "Pycnonotus leucotis" (Escapee ?)
* Red-vented Bulbul "Pycnonotus cafer"
* Yellow-throated Bulbul "Pycnonotus xantholaemus"
* White-browed Bulbul "Pycnonotus luteolus" [Subramanya, S., S. Karthikeyan & J. N. Prasad (1991). Yellowthroated Bulbul at Nandi Hills. Newsletter for Birdwatchers 31 (3&4): 7–8.]

Family: Cisticolidae

* Zitting Cisticola "Cisticola juncidis"
* Grey-breasted Prinia "Prinia hodgsonii"
* Jungle Prinia "Prinia sylvatica"
* Ashy Prinia "Prinia socialis"
* Plain Prinia "Prinia inornata"
* Rufous-fronted Prinia "Prinia buchanani" (Nearest records from Maidenahalli)

= Family: Zosteropidae=

* Oriental White-eye "Zosterops palpebrosus"

Family: Sylviidae

* Paddyfield Warbler "Acrocephalus agricola"
* Blyth's Reed Warbler "Acrocephalus dumetorum"
* Clamorous Reed Warbler "Acrocephalus stentoreus"
* Thick-billed Warbler "Acrocephalus aedon"
* Booted Warbler "Hippolais caligata"
* Sykes's Warbler "Hippolais rama"
* Common Tailorbird "Orthotomus sutorius"
* Tickell's Leaf-warbler "Phylloscopus affinis"
* Sulphur-bellied Warbler "Phylloscopus griseolus"
* Yellow-browed Warbler "Phylloscopus inornatus"
* Hume's Warbler "Phylloscopus humei" (Nandi Hills)
* Tytler's Leaf-warbler "Phylloscopus tytleri" (Nandi Hills)
* Greenish Warbler "Phylloscopus trochiloides"
* Large-billed Leaf-warbler "Phylloscopus magnirostris"
* Western Crowned Warbler "Phylloscopus occipitalis"
* Lesser Whitethroat "Sylvia curruca blythi"
* Hume's Lesser Whitethroat "Sylvia althaea"

Family: Timaliidae

* Puff-throated Babbler "Pellorneum ruficeps"
* Indian Scimitar Babbler "Pomatorhinus horsfieldii"
* Tawny-bellied Babbler "Dumetia hyperythra"
* Yellow-eyed Babbler "Chrysomma sinense"
* Common Babbler "Turdoides caudatus"
* Large Grey Babbler "Turdoides malcolmi"
* Rufous Babbler "Turdoides subrufus" (Escapee ?)
* Jungle Babbler "Turdoides striatus"
* Yellow-billed Babbler "Turdoides affinis"

Family: Alaudidae

* Singing Bushlark "Mirafra cantillans"
* Indian Bushlark "Mirafra erythroptera"
* Jerdon's Bushlark "Mirafra affinis"
* Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark "Eremopterix grisea"
* Rufous-tailed Lark "Ammomanes phoenicurus"
* Short-toed Lark "Calandrella brachydactyla"
* Sykes's Lark "Galerida deva"
* Oriental Skylark "Alauda gulgula"

Family: Dicaeidae

* Thick-billed Flowerpecker "Dicaeum agile"
* Pale-billed Flowerpecker "Dicaeum erythrorynchos"

Family: Nectariniidae

* Purple-rumped Sunbird "Nectarinia zeylonica"
* Purple Sunbird "Nectarinia asiatica"
* Loten's Sunbird "Nectarinia lotenia"

Family: Passeridae

* House Sparrow "Passer domesticus"
* Chestnut-shouldered Petronia "Petronia xanthocollis"

Family: Motacillidae

* Forest Wagtail "Dendronanthus indicus"
* White Wagtail "Motacilla alba"
* White-browed Wagtail "Motacilla maderaspatensis"
* Citrine Wagtail "Motacilla citreola citreola"
* Yellow Wagtail "Motacilla flava"
* Grey Wagtail "Motacilla cinerea"
* Richard's Pipit "Anthus richardi"
* Red-throated Pipit "Anthus cervinus" [ [ Photo record] ]
* Paddyfield Pipit "Anthus rufulus"
* Blyth's Pipit "Anthus godlewskii"
* Long-billed Pipit "Anthus similis"
* Tree Pipit "Anthus trivialis"
* Olive-backed Pipit "Anthus hodgsoni"

Family: Ploceidae

* Streaked Weaver "Ploceus manyar"
* Baya Weaver "Ploceus philippinus"

Family: Estrildidae

* Red Avadavat "Amandava amandava"
* Indian Silverbill "Lonchura malabarica"
* White-rumped Munia "Lonchura striata"
* Scaly-breasted Munia "Lonchura punctulata"
* Black-headed Munia "Lochura malacca"

Family: Fringillidae

* Common Rosefinch "Carpodacus erythrinus"

Family: Emberizidae

* Black-headed Bunting "Emberiza melanocephala" (Historic)
* Red-headed Bunting "Emberiza bruniceps" (Historic)

ee also

* Birdwatchers' Field Club of Bangalore


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