common birds of Kerala

Zoological Name Common Name Malayalam/Local Name Time Locality
1 Anas crecca crecca Common Teal Yeranda WV Vembanad lake
2 Anas Querquedula Blue winged Teal Vari yeranda WV
3 Aythya nyroca White-eyed pochard Yeranda WV
4 Accipiter nisus Asiatic sparrow-Hawk Praapidiyan WV
5 Buteo buteo Buzzard Parundu WV Ponmudi
6 Circus macrourus Pale Harrier Medutappi WV Peerumedu
7 Circus pygargus Montegu’s Harrier Medutappi WV Hilly areas
8 C. melanoleucos Pied Harrier Medutappi WV 3000-4000 ft
9 C. aeruginosus Marsh Harrier Karitappi WV coastal backwaters
10 Pandion halietus Osprey Taalipparandu WV -do-
11 Falco peregrinus Peregrine falcon Kaayal pullu WV Kollam, Alappuzha
12 Falco tinnunculus European kestrel Cherupullu WV Coastal backwaters
13 Haematopus osralegus Oyster catcher Kakka patta WV Seacoast
14 Pluvialis dominica Eastern golden plover Manal-kozhi WV Vaikam
15 Charadrius leschenaultii Large sand plover -do- WV Neendakara
16 C. dubius Little ringed plover Motherakozhy WV 900m Periyar lake
17 C. alexandrinus Kentish plover Manal kozhi WV Coast and backwaters
18 C. mongolus Lesser sand plover WV 1850m high range
19 Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel Tetti-kokku WV Coast fairly common
20 Tringa stagnatilis Marsh sand piper Chatuppan WV N. Parur
21 T. nebularia Green shank Pachakkali WV Cherthala vaikkom
22 T. ochropus Greensand piper Kada kokku WV 1850m high range
23 T. hypoleucos Common sand piper Neerkata WV
24 Gellinago nemoricola Wood snipe Chumtankata WV Waynad
25 Scolopax rusticola Wood cock Prakata WV High Range
26 Calidris minuta Little stint Kuruvikokku WV Coastal area
27 Hydroprogne caspia Caspian tern Kadakkakka WV Coastal area
28 Sterna bergii Large crested tern WV Backwaters
29 Calandrella cinerea Short toed lark Koottakkuruvi WV Northern Kerala
30 Phylloscopus magnirostris Largebilled leaf warbler Podikkuruvi WV Evergreen forest
31 Erithacus brunneus Indian bluchat Neelattan WV Evergreen
32 Motacilla flava Grey headed yellow wagtail Chaarthalayan/vaalukki WV Kuttanad
33 Motacilla cinerca Grey wagtail Vazhikulukki WV Vommon in hills
34 Carpodacus erythrinus Common Indian rosefinch Rosakkuruvi WV Maragur
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