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Local AreaTrek to Koolam Betta
WLS/NP/CityBandipur National Park
Date 23 April 2005
TimeWhole day
Notes23rd and 24th.

Bird NameScientific NameCountDoubtfulHeardNotes
Spot-billed Duck(Anas poecilorhyncha)2In a pond
Crested Treeswift(Hemiprocne coronata)2in flight
Indian Grey-Hornbill(Ocyceros birostris)1
Black-winged Kite(Elanus caeruleus)2
Changeable Hawk-Eagle(Spizaetus cirrhatus)1In flight. Identified by vertical markings on breast and barred tail. Overall whitish (than darker
Indian Pond-Heron(Ardeola grayii)1
Red-wattled Lapwing(Vanellus indicus)
Indian Roller(Coracias benghalensis)2
White-throated Kingfisher(Halcyon smyrnensis)
Little Green Bee-eater(Merops orientalis)
Greater Coucal(Centropus sinensis)heard
Common Hawk-Cuckoo(Cuculus varius)2
Grey Junglefowl(Gallus sonneratii)1heard a lot more
Indian Peafowl(Pavo cristatus)2
Jungle Crow(Corvus levaillantii)
White-bellied Drongo(Dicrurus caerulescens)2
Black Drongo(Dicrurus macrocercus)
Eurasian Golden-Oriole(Oriolus oriolus)At least one female seen. Surprising as it seems to be a winter visitor. Not black on the head, but only the eye marking. Paler underparts with vertical streaking on throat and breast
Black-hooded Oriole(Oriolus xanthornus)
Small Minivet(Pericrocotus cinnamomeus)
Scarlet Minivet(Pericrocotus flammeus)
White-browed Fantail(Rhipidura aureola)2
Common Woodshrike(Tephrodornis pondicerianus)1
Asian Paradise-Flycatcher(Terpsiphone paradisi)1female
Oriental Magpie-Robin(Copsychus saularis)3
Indian Robin(Saxicoloides fulicata)3
Orange-headed Thrush(Zoothera citrina)1
Purple Sunbird(Nectarinia asiatica)
Great Tit(Parus major)
White-browed Wagtail(Motacilla madaraspatensis)
Red-vented Bulbul(Pycnonotus cafer)
Red-whiskered Bulbul(Pycnonotus jocosus)
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch(Sitta frontalis)3
Jungle Myna(Acridotheres fuscus)
Common Myna(Acridotheres tristis)
Hill Myna(Gracula religiosa)5Brilliant high pitched melodious calls
Chestnut-tailed Starling(Sturnus malabaricus)doubtful
Jungle Babbler(Turdoides striatus)
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker(Picus squamatus)1
Vernal Hanging-Parrot(Loriculus vernalis)2parakeet like but much smaller and without tail
Plum-headed Parakeet(Psittacula cyanocephala)lots
Eurasian Hoopoe(Upupa epops)20lots of them