Northern India - March 2020

Published by Sandra Harding (sandraharding234 AT

Participants: Sandra Harding, Ron Dowling, Peter Lobo, Rufiqul Islam, Sudesh



Our planned trip of 31 days to northeast India with Peter Lobo( was reduced to 17 days and only 15 days actual birding due to the coronavirus. I had birded in India in 2004 but the northeast area would have been new. We had intended to have 17 days in the state of Arunachal Pradesh which borders with Bhutan and China and this would have had several new species for me, however the border was closed. It was a change of plan to go to Lava which is to the north of Darjeerling in the state of West Bengal to try to catch up on some of the high-altitude birds. We had one day birding in Neora Valley National Park which is in this area.

Travel Itinerary

Days 1 -2 Manas National Park
Day 3 Cherrapunji
Days 4 – 5 Nameri National Park
Days 6 – 9 Kaziranga National Park
Day 10 Drive to Guwahati and fly to Bagdogra and stay at Cindrella hotel
Day 11 – 14 Lava
Day 15 Drive to Bagdogra and stay at Cindrella hotel
Day 16 Fly from Bagdogra to New Delhi and stay at Lohmod Hotel
Day 17 Fly New Delhi – Singapore - Brisbane

Costs in Australian dollars for two people including flights was around $26,000 including changes to airfares and new airfares due to the coronavirus and also due to our out-ward flight trip company Fly365 going broke.

Manas National Park

We arrived in Manas National Park on 4 March having flown from New Delhi on Indigo to Guwahati. Manas NP is north west of Guwahati in the state of Assam. We used the safari jeeps to drive in the park and stayed at Smiling Tusker Camp. Our first drive was through Bansbari entrance gate. New birds for me were Rufous-necked Laughingthrush, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Rosy Minivet and Bengal Florican. The Florican and Parrotbill were the key birds for the second day and the local guide knew where to find these. In the afternoon we continued up to the border with Royal Manas National Park in Bhutan where we could look across the Manas River while standing on the Bhutan border. Common Shelducks were flying around. It was quite dark on the way back which was useful in that we had a great view of a Large-tailed Nightjar sitting on a branch. There were many fires in the grassland to control weeds and it was interesting that there seemed to be no women in any positions at the Park or in the guest house.


We left at 6:15 am to get to the rubbish tip in Guwahati at 9:15 where we saw the Greater Adjutant. From here the drive is through Shillong, in Meghalaya state, to the south of Guwahati. There was much debate about the traffic in Shillong as we crawled along through town. All traffic has to go through town and night-time curfews to limit demonstrations were probably the cause. There was intermittent rain, Cherrapunji has the reputation of having the world’s highest rainfall. We arrived at the Tawny-breasted Wren-Babbler spot by the road at 4 pm and the rain cleared at 5 just in time for us to have a good look at it. We stayed at a new hostel, Breiancy Holiday Inn with views straight down onto the lights in Bangladesh about a km below. For dessert I had pineapple with marsala spices.

The next morning, we drove to the waterfall for the Dark-rumped Swift and could just make it out in the mist, good enough. We continued back through Shillong back to Guwahati, then east to Nagaon to Tezpur crossing the Bramaputra to Nameri National Park.

Nameri National Park

The accommodation was in safari tents in the Nameri Ecocamp. Both Ron and I were starting to suffer from a flu that had passed on to us from our driver, Padem. We were also starting to hear about the restrictions due to the Covid 19 virus (coronavirus). It seemed that Arunachal Pradesh had closed the border. Still following our itinerary, on day 5 we crossed the Nameri River in a canoe to go into the park and walked to the swamp for the White-winged Duck. It did not show for us. Interesting birds were Indian Thick-knee, Small Pratincole and Thick-billed Warbler. Rufi, our guide for here, showed me the warbler in the telescope from one of the towers. We had some time in the middle of the day so I rested on the front porch of the tent looking at and listening to the Red-breasted Parrots in the trees. Hotel wi-fi was not generally available and I needed to use global roaming to access emails and messages.

Kaziranga National Park

Instead of going to Dirang to access Mandala and Sela Pass we went to Kaziranga NP. Arunachal Pradesh had closed to tourists. There were still tourists visiting the national park but there was a lot of talk about the coronavirus. Our schedule here involved visiting each part of the park, firstly the western range, then eastern then central. We stayed in Dubari Guesthouse. A camera fee of 200 Indian Rupee/day was required and we travelled around in a jeep on very rough and dusty roads. The temperatures were mild at this time of year and the migratory waterbirds had not yet arrived. Our birds included Pallas’s and Grey-headed Fish-Eagles, Brown Fish-Owl and Dusky Eagle-Owl. Hearing the warning calls of the swamp deer we all looked around for a tiger. It walked across the track in front of us. A magnificent animal to see.

I managed to take video of a male Great Hornbill feeding the female, indicating they were getting ready to nest. The other really nice view we had was of the Himalayan Ruby throat, spectacular. Other birds included Swamp Francolin, Himalayan Griffon, Blossom-headed Parakeet, Wreathed Hornbill and Red-headed Trogon, and new birds for me were White-throated Bulbul, Spot-winged Starling and Himalayan Ruby-throat. We were eating curry every meal, consisting of chicken curry, vegetable curry, dahl and rice. For non-gluten free there were chapatis.

We had a successful day with Rufi searching for the Blue-naped Pitta. It was quiet in the first location in a vegetated gully in the tea plantation. Together with a bird photographer and his guide we moved to a completely different patch of bamboo gully vegetation and the pitta was in its territory. It is pretty secretive and while we saw it, I don’t think it would be readily photographed. At the first spot, Rufi had found four foot-traps to catch pittas and small animals for food and together with the ongoing clearing for tea plantations, this is not a good sign for the pitta’s future.

What to do? The plan was to see if we could do northern West Bengal (Lava) to see the high-altitude birds that I needed, so we rebooked tickets and planned on a shortened trip. Maybe I could come back next year to visit Eaglenest, our main destination in Arunachal Pradesh. Peter organised for a doctor from the hospital to give us a statement that we were not suffering from any coronavirus symptoms and in the afternoon we had a walk on the edge of a tea garden bordering a national park.


We met Sudesh, our guide for this part of the country and our driver Manoah at the airport in Bagdogra. We experienced far more security checks in India then elsewhere and nearly always had to take the day pack apart for some reason. It took an hour to drive the 18 km to the Cindrella Hotel and in the process getting a good dose of air pollution from the diesel fumes. The hotel is vegetarian and not even eggs or cheese, so I had vegetable stir fry for dinner. We left Cindrella Hotel at 5:30 am and birded the Hill Cart Road where a tourist train runs up to Darjeerling. Breakfast was at a roadside stall. Flowering bombax trees were noticeable in the forest. We picked up the Pale-headed Woodpecker along this road. By 10 am we needed to leave to drive to Lava where we stayed at the Hotel Himalaya. It was raining and misty when we arrived.

Before breakfast we left for the Neora National Park (day 12) admiring the spectacular views of the snow on the Himalayas including Kanchanjunga Mountain (8586 m, 3rd highest in the world). Lucky for us we had the day in the national park and picked up some really good birds: Striated Bulbul, Hume’s Bush Warbler, Black-faced Warbler, Rufous-throated Wren-Babbler, Red-tailed Minla, Whiskered Yuhina, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Sikkim Treecreeper, Brown Bullfinch and Striated Laughingthrush (all new). We also saw Scaly-breasted Cupwing and Pygmy Cupwing. The Green-tailed, Black-throated and Fire-tailed Sunbirds were unbelievably stunning and particularly memorable.

At the monastery in Lava we had Scaly Laughingthrush (new) and Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush. That was our last opportunity for the monastery and the national park as they then closed to visitors. Rufous-necked Hornbill was not now a possibility. We were conscious that we stood out and were happy that we could still stay in our Hotel. There was no web connection even with global roaming so not possible to know much about what was going on regarding the coronavirus.

The next day we walked the pipeline track as our other options were also closed. There was no-one willing to provide accommodation for us to the north as we were foreigners. We had breakfast and lunch in the field. The roads were quite rough and slow going, about 10 km an hour. A new road was in progress and there were many logs of both native and introduced pine trees along the road which had been harvested from the clearing for the new road. New birds here were the Long-billed Wren-Babbler, Spotted Elachura, Scarlet Finch, Rusty-throated Barwing, Streak-throated Barwing and Himalayan Cutia. The Long-billed Wren-Babbler was almost kiwi in appearance. The wren-babblers are really special. In the afternoon we went to a plantation of old chestnut trees and spotted the Rusty-flanked Treecreeper. When we returned to our cabin each night our first job was to turn on the heater and the hot water as it was very cold.

We had beautiful weather for birding the following day and birded the lower road, passing picturesque villages proudly showing off flowering pot plants. We had great views of the Blue-winged Laughingthrush which I appreciated as they always seem to be obscured in the vegetation. A Pale-Blue Flycatcher was around but I was not quick enough to get on to it. In the afternoon we succeeded with the Darjeerling Woodpecker just before dark.
The next move was back to Bagdogra, leaving at 5am but we had to keep a low profile so not too much birding and taking back roads to avoid any road blocks. We did have nice views of a Common Green-Magpie, Golden Bush-Robin and Spotted Forktail along the way. The good birding area on the road near Bagdogra was undergoing clearing for the new road with many old growth trees being cleared.

When we arrived back at the Cindrella, we met up with Peter who thought it was still possible to go to Corbett and Pangot which meant flying back to New Delhi and driving from there. I was a bit doubtful about the practicalities of this given all the restrictions. We arrived back in New Delhi and met up with Dalveer Singh (a freelance guide) and driver Ravi. Both were keen to have work given the situation with the coronavirus.

Leaving the airport, we had about 5 hours’ drive but only a few hours into the drive, having had word from Peter that all flights would stop on the 22nd we had to get back to New Delhi. The only additional bird for the list was Indian Pied Hornbill. We managed to secure tickets back to Brisbane on Singapore Airlines at about 3 am for 9:45 pm. So very lucky to have got almost the last tickets out. We had made the most of our time in India given the circumstances and thank you to Peter Lobo, our guides and drivers.

Using IOC 2019 taxonomy I got 33 new birds and a trip list (all seen) of 311 species.

Animals: Indian Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Wild Boar, Gaur, Hog Deer, Samba Deer, Barking Deer, Eastern Swamp deer, Capped Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Smooth coated Otter, Royal Bengal Tiger, Mongoose, Bengal monitor lizard, Himalayan Striped Squirrel, Hoary-bellied Squirrel, Himalayan Giant Squirrel, Orange-bellied Squirrel and Three-striped Squirrel.

Species Lists

Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope
Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris
Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
Dark-rumped Swift Apus acuticauda
Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii
Rock Dove Columba livia
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis
Barred Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia unchall
Common Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenurus
Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea
Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Indian Stone-curlew Burhinus indicus
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii
Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Pin-tailed Snipe Gallinago stenura
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Small Pratincole Glareola lactea
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus
Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius
Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
Red-naped Ibis Pseudibis papillosa
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris
Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Changeable Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus
Mountain Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus nipalensis
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malaiensis
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
Shikra Accipiter badius
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Pallas's Fish Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus
Grey-headed Fish Eagle Haliaeetus ichthyaetus
Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia
Dusky Eagle-Owl Bubo coromandus
Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
Spotted Owlet Athene brama
Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata
Red-headed Trogon Harpactes erythrocephalus
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis
Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris
Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris
Wreathed Hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
Great Barbet Psilopogon virens
Lineated Barbet Psilopogon lineatus
Golden-throated Barbet Psilopogon franklinii
Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus
Blue-eared Barbet Psilopogon duvaucelii
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Yungipicus canicapillus
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos macei
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis
Greater Yellownape Chrysophlegma flavinucha
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Pale-headed Woodpecker Gecinulus grantia
Rufous Woodpecker Micropternus brachyurus
Pied Falconet Microhierax melanoleucos
Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata
Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Vernal Hanging Parrot Loriculus vernalis
Blue-naped Pitta Hydrornis nipalensis
Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis virgatus
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus
Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus
Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus
White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca
Blyth's Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius aeralatus
Black-eared Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius melanotis
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis
Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae
House Crow Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Yellow-bellied Fantail Chelidorhynx hypoxanthus
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea
Great Tit Parus major
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus
Yellow-cheeked Tit Machlolophus spilonotus
Bengal Bush Lark Mirafra assamica
Sand Lark Alaudala raytal
Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Himalayan Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
White-throated Bulbul Alophoixus flaveolus
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
Scaly-breasted Cupwing Pnoepyga albiventer
Pygmy Cupwing Pnoepyga pusilla
Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps
Brown-flanked Bush Warbler Horornis fortipes
Hume's Bush Warbler Horornis brunnescens
Grey-bellied Tesia Tesia cyaniventer
Black-throated Bushtit Aegithalos concinnus
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
White-spectacled Warbler Phylloscopus intermedius
Grey-cheeked Warbler Phylloscopus poliogenys
Whistler's Warbler Phylloscopus whistleri
Chestnut-crowned Warbler Phylloscopus castaniceps
Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator
Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
Grey-hooded Warbler Phylloscopus xanthoschistos
Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
Thick-billed Warbler Arundinax aedon
Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Rufous-throated Wren-Babbler Spelaeornis caudatus
Tawny-breasted Wren-Babbler Spelaeornis longicaudatus
Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps
Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyridopsis ruficeps
Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronus gularis
Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps
Nepal Fulvetta Alcippe nipalensis
Long-billed Wren-Babbler Rimator malacoptilus
Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Striated Laughingthrush Grammatoptila striata
Himalayan Cutia Cutia nipalensis
Scaly Laughingthrush Trochalopteron subunicolor
Blue-winged Laughingthrush Trochalopteron squamatum
Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush Trochalopteron erythrocephalum
Bhutan Laughingthrush Trochalopteron imbricatum
Bar-throated Minla Actinodura strigula
Rusty-fronted Barwing Actinodura egertoni
Blue-winged Minla Actinodura cyanouroptera
Streak-throated Barwing Actinodura waldeni
Red-tailed Minla Minla ignotincta
Rufous-backed Sibia Leioptila annectens
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea
Rufous Sibia Heterophasia capistrata
Striated Babbler Argya earlei
Jungle Babbler Argya striata
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger
Rufous-necked Laughingthrush Pterorhinus ruficollis
White-throated Laughingthrush Pterorhinus albogularis
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Pterorhinus pectoralis
White-browed Laughingthrush Pterorhinus sannio
Golden-breasted Fulvetta Lioparus chrysotis
Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris
Whiskered Yuhina Yuhina flavicollis
Stripe-throated Yuhina Yuhina gularis
Rufous-vented Yuhina Yuhina occipitalis
Indian White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
Asian Fairy-Bluebird Irena puella
Spotted Elachura Elachura formosa
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta cinnamoventris
White-tailed Nuthatch Sitta himalayensis
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
Rusty-flanked Treecreeper Certhia nipalensis
Sikkim Treecreeper Certhia discolor
Spot-winged Starling Saroglossa spilopterus
Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
Great Myna Acridotheres grandis
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Pied Myna Gracupica contra
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica
Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina
Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul
Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger
Pale-chinned Blue Flycatcher Cyornis poliogenys
Large Niltava Niltava grandis
Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
Himalayan Rubythroat Calliope pectoralis
Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope
Himalayan Bluetail Tarsiger rufilatus
Golden Bush Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus
Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculatus
Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Ficedula ruficauda
Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
Little Pied Flycatcher Ficedula westermanni
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni
Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis
Plumbeous Water Redstart Phoenicurus fuliginosus
White-capped Redstart Phoenicurus leucocephalus
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris
Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons
Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum minullum
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus
Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata
Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis
Scarlet Finch Carpodacus sipahi
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra