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Indian birds name with pictures and details. Birds names, from all Indian birds name list of 12.6% entire avian species and seventeenth mega biodiversity countries of the world. Birds names in English are Kingfisher, Woodpeckers, Bulbul, Parakeet, Sunbird, Cuckoos, Stork, Pelican, Egret, Cormorant, Heron, Pigeon, Barbet, Drongo, Bee-eaters.

Rose-ringed Parakeet

Rose-ringed parakeet (Psittacula Krameri) also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a gregarious tropical Afro-Asian Parakeet (Parrot) species that has an extremely large range of sexually dimorphic. The adult male sports a red or black neck ring and the hen and immature birds of both sexes either show no neck rings.


Kingfisher Bird or White throated Kingfisher (Halcyon Smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Asia from Turkey east through the Indian subcontinent to the Philippines.It feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds.

Woodpecker bird

Woodpecker birds are part of the family Picidae, a group of near-passerine birds that also consist of piculets, wrynecks, and sapsuckers. Members of this family are found worldwide, except for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Madagascar, and the extreme polar regions. Most species live in forests or woodland habitats.

Bulbul pakhi

Bulbul pakhi or bulbul bird or Red vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer) is a member of the bulbul birds family of passerines. It is resident breeder across the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka extending east to Burma and parts of Tibet, Pacific islands of Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Hawaii. Also in parts of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, United States and Argentina.

Great cormorant

Great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) known as the great black cormorant across the Northern Hemisphere, the black cormorant in Australia, the large cormorant in India and the black shag further south in New Zealand, is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds. The great cormorant is a large black bird.

Black Drongo

Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) is a small Asian passerine bird of the drongo family Dicruridae. It is a common resident breeder in much of tropical southern Asia from southwest Iran through India and Sri Lanka east to southern China and Indonesia. It is a wholly black bird with a distinctive forked tail.

Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

Yellow-footed green Pigeon  (Treron phoenicoptera), also known as yellow-legged green pigeon, is a common species of green pigeon found in the Indian subcontinent. It is the state bird of Maharashtra. In Marathi it is called Hariyal. The species feeds on fruit, including many species of Ficus.

Coppersmith Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet (Psilopogon haemacephalus) crimson-breasted barbet or coppersmith, is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in the Indian subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia.

Green Bee-Eater

Green Bee-Eater (Merops Orientalis) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam.

Asian openbill stork

Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans) or Asian openbill, is a huge swimming bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. This unmistakable stork is discovered basically in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is grayish or white with polished dark wings and tail and the grown-ups have a hole between the angled upper mandible and re-bended lower mandible.

Indian Pond Heron

Pond Heron Indian or paddy-bird (Ardeola grayii) is a small heron. It is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to Pakistan, India, Burma, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. They are widespread and common but can be easily missed when they stalk prey at the edge of small water-bodies or even when they roost close to human habitations.

Purple Sunbird

Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris Asiaticus) is a small sunbird, feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch at the base of flowers.

Black-hooded Oriole

Oriole Black-hooded (Oriolus Xanthornus) is a member of the oriole family of passerine birds and is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Indonesia. It is a bird of open woodland and cultivation. The nest is built in a tree, and contains two eggs.

Red-wattled Lapwing bird

Red-wattled Lapwing bird (Vanellus indicus) is a lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae, ground birds that are incapable of perching. Their characteristic loud alarm calls are indicators of human or animal movements and the sounds have been variously rendered to the colloquial name of did-he-do-it bird.

Asian Koel

Asian Koel (Eudynamys Scolopaceus) is a member of the cuckoo order of birds, the Cuculiformes, found in the Indian Subcontinent, China, and Southeast Asia. It forms a super-species with the closely related black-billed and Pacific Koels which are sometimes treated as subspecies. Its a brood parasite that lays its eggs in the nests of crows and other hosts.

Spot-billed pelican

The spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) or grey pelican, is a member of the pelican family. It breeds in southern Asia from southern Pakistan across India east to Indonesia. It is a bird of large inland and coastal waters, especially large lakes. At a distance they are difficult to differentiate from other pelicans in the region although it is smaller but at close range the spots on the upper mandible, the lack of bright colours and the greyer plumage are distinctive. In some areas these birds nest in large colonies close to human habitations.

Little egret

Little egret (Egretta garzetta) is a species of small heron in the Bird family Ardeidae. It is a white bird with a slender black beak, long black legs and, in the western race, yellow feet. As an aquatic bird, it feeds in shallow water and on land, consuming a variety of small creatures. It breeds colonially, often with other species of water birds, making a platform nest of sticks in a tree, bush or reed bed. A clutch of bluish-green eggs is laid and incubated by both parents. The young fledged at about six weeks of age.

India has some of the world’s most bio-diverse regions and encompass a wide range of eco-zones i.e desert, high mountains, highlands, tropical and temperate forests, swampland, plains, grasslands, areas surrounding rivers, as well as island archipelago. It hosts 4 biodiversity hot-spots: the Western Ghats, the Himalayas, the Indo-Burma region and the Sunderland Includes Nicobar group of Islands. These hot-spots have numerous endemic species.

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I'm a Photographer & Blogger. Born & raised in Kolkata, India. Me অমিতাভ রায়, from 1979 started Photography & Blogging since 2006👍
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