Panna Birds Checklist


Birds in Panna national park

Panna tiger reserve is home of more than 250 bird species. Here first bird survey was conducted in March 2022. In this survey large number of participants from different states were participated and prepared the systematic record of birds noticed during survey visits.  Panna tiger reserve is one of the most important protected area in the north-central highlands of India. Its location is important as it is located at a point where the continuity of the forest belt, which begins from Cape Comorin in the south, is broken and beyond this, the great Gangetic plains begin. Panna forest is the norrthernmost boundary of natural teak forest. Thus offers ideal conditions for birds to survive in this forest.

Birds in Panna Tiger Reserve

Here we have tried to prepare a checklist of birds found during first birds survey. This data is very helpful for birding lovers to know more about the different bird species of this forest. List is organized by our team and tried to include all the details of various birds seen by team member, at different locations of Panna forest.

S. No. Popular Name Scientific Name IUCN Status
Family Anatidae: Anseriformes
1 Lesser Whistling Duch Dendrocygna javanica Least Concern
2 Knob-billed Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Least Concern
3 Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Least Concern
4 Cotton Pygmy-Goose Nettapus coromandelianus Least Concern
5 Garganey Spatula querquedula Least Concern
6 Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope Least Concern
7 Indian Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha Least Concern
8 Northern Pintail Anas acuta Least Concern
9 Green-winged Teal Anas crecca Least Concern
10 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina Least Concern
11 Common Pochard Aythya ferina Vulnerable
12 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Least Concern
Family Phasianidae: Galliformes
13 Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus Least Concern
14 Painted Spurfowl Galloperdix lunulata Least Concern
15 Grey Francolin Ortygornis pondicerianus Least Concern
16 Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus Least Concern
17 Painted Francolin Perdicula asiatica Least Concern
18 Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula argoondah Least Concern
Family Podicipedidae: Podicipediformes
19 Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Least Concern
Family Columbidae: Columbiformes
20 Rock Pigeon Columba livia Least Concern
21 Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis Least Concern
22 Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto Least Concern
23 Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica Least Concern
24 Spotted Dove Streptopelia senegalensis Least Concern
25 Laughing Dove Treron phoenicopterus Least Concern
26 Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus Least Concern
Family Pteroclidae: Pterocliformes
27 Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus Least Concern
Family Cuculidae: Cuculiformes
28 Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis Least Concern
29 Sirkeer Malkoha Taccocua leschenaultii Least Concern
30 Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus Least Concern
31 Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius Least Concern
Family Caprimulgidae: Caprimulgiformes
32 Jungle Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus Least Concern
33 Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus asiaticus Least Concern
34 Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis Least Concern
Family Apodidae: Caprimulgiformes
35 Little Swift Apus affinis Least Concern
Family Hemiprocnidae: Caprimulgiformes
36 Crested Treeswift Hemiprocne coronata Least Concern
Family Rallidae: Gruiformes
37 Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Least Concern
38 Eurasian Coot Fulica atra Least Concern
39 White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus Least Concern
40 Brown Crake Zapornia akool Least Concern
Family Gruidae: Gruiformes
41 Sarus Crane Antigone antigone Vulnerable
Family Burhinidae: Charadriiformes
42 Indian Thick-knee Burhinus indicus Least Concern
43 Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris Near Threatened
Family Recurvirostridae: Charadriiformes
44 Bkack-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Least Concern
Family Charadriidae: Charadriiformes
45 River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii Near Threatened
46 Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus Least Concern
47 Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus Least Concern
48 Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Least Concern
49 Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Least Concern
Family Rostratulidae: Charadriiformes
50 Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis Least Concern
Family Jacanidae: Charadriiformes
51 Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus Least Concern
52 Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus Least Concern
Family Scolopacidae: Charadriiformes
53 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near Threatened
54 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Least Concern
55 Little Stint Calidris minuta Least Concern
56 Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Least Concern
57 Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Least Concern
58 Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Least Concern
59 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Least Concern
60 Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Least Concern
61 Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Least Concern
62 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Least Concern
63 Common Redshank Tringa totanus Least Concern
Family Glareolidae: Charadriiformes
64 Indian Courser Cursorius coromandelicus Least Concern
Family Ciconiidae: Ciconiiformes
65 Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans Least Concern
66 Black Stork Ciconia nigra Least Concern
67 Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus Near Threatened
68 Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus Near Threatened
69 Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus Vulnerable
70 Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala Near Threatened
Family Anhingidae: Suliformes
71 Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster Near Threatened
Family Phalacrocoracidae: Suliformes
72 Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger Least Concern
73 Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Least Concern
74 Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Least Concern
Family Ardeidae: Pelecaniformes
75 Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Least Concern
76 Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Least Concern
77 Great Egret Ardea alba Least Concern
78 Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia Least Concern
79 Little Egret Egretta garzetta Least Concern
80 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Least Concern
81 Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii Least Concern
82 Striated Heron Butorides striata Least Concern
83 Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Least Concern
Family Threskiornithidae: Pelecaniformes
84 Red-naped Ibis Pseudibis papillosa Least Concern
Family Pandionidae: Accipitriformes
85 Osprey Pandion haliaetus Least Concern
Family Accipitridae: Accipitriformes
86 Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus Least Concern
87 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus Endangered
88 Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus Least Concern
89 Red-headed Vulture Sarcogyps calvus Critically Endangered
90 Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Near Threatened
91 White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis Critically Endangered
92 Indian Vulture Gyps indicus Critically Endangered
93 Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis Near Threatened
94 Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus Least Concern
95 Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela Least Concern
96 Short-toed Snake-Eagle Circaetus gallicus Least Concern
97 Changeable Hawk Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus Least Concern
98 Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Least Concern
99 Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata Least Concern
100 White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa Least Concern
101 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near Threatened
102 Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Least Concern
103 Shikra Accipiter badius Least Concern
104 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Least Concern
105 Black Kite Milvus migrans Least Concern
106 Grey-headed Fish-Eagle Haliaeetus ichthyaetus Near Threatened
Family Tytonidae: Strigiformes
107 Barn Owl Tyto alba Least Concern
Family Strigidae: Strigiformes
108 Indian Scops-Owl Otus bakkamoena Least Concern
109 Oriental Scops-Owl Otus sunia Least Concern
110 Rock Eagle-Owl Bubo bengalensis Least Concern
111 Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis Least Concern
112 Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum Least Concern
113 Spotted Owlet Athene brama Least Concern
114 Mottled Wood-Owl Strix ocellata Least Concern
Family Upupidae: Bucerotiformes
115 Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Least Concern
Family Bucerotidae: Bucerotiformes
116 Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris Least Concern
117 Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris Least Concern
Family Alcedinidae: Coraciiformes
118 Common Kingfisher Alcedo Atthis Least Concern
119 Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis Least Concern
120 White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Least Concern
121 Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Least Concern
Family Meropidae: Coraciiformes
122 Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis Least Concern
Family Coraciidae: Coraciiformes
123 Indian roller Coracias benghalensis Least Concern
Family Megalaimidae: Piciformes
124 Coppersmith Barbet Psilopogon haemacephalus Least Concern
125 Brown-headed Barbet Psilopogon zeylanicus Least Concern
Family Picidae: Piciformes
126 Eurasian Wryneck Jynx Torquilla Least Concern
127 Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Yungipicus nanus Least Concern
128 Yellow-crowned Woodpecket Leiopicus mahrattensis Least Concern
129 White-naped Woodpecket Chrysocolaptes festivus Least Concern
130 Black-rumped Flameback Cinopium benghalense Least Concern
131 Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus Least Concern
Family Falconidae: Falconiformes
132 Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Least Concern
133 Red-necked Falcon Falco chicquera Near Threatened
134 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Least Concern
Family Psittaculidae: Psittaciformes
135 Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupartria Near Threatened
136 Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Least Concern
137 Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala Least Concern
Family Campenhagidae: Passeriformes
138 White-bellied Minivet Pericrocotus erythropygius Least Concern
139 Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus Least Concern
140 Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus Least Concern
141 Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei Least Concern
142 Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos Least Concern
143 Black-headed Cuckooshrike Lalage melanoptera Least Concern
Family Oriolidae: Passeriformes
144 Indian Golden Oriole Oriolus kundoo Least Concern
145 Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus Least Concern
Family Vangidae: Passeriformes
146 Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus Least Concern
Family Aegithinidae: Passeriformes
147 Common Iora Aegithina tiphia Least Concern
148 White-tailed Iora Aegithina nigrolutea Least Concern
Family Rhipiduridae: Passeriformes
149 Spot-breasted Fantail Rhipidura albogularis Least Concern
150 White-browed Fantail Rhipidura aureola Least Concern
Family Dicruridae: Passeriformes
151 Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus Least Concern
152 Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus Least Concern
153 White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens Least Concern
Family Monarchidae: Passeriformes
154 Blacm-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea Least Concern
155 Indian Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi Least Concern
Family Lniidae: Passeriformes
156 Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus Least Concern
157 Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus Least Concern
158 Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach Least Concern
159 Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor Least Concern
Family Corvidae: Passeriformes
160 Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda Least Concern
161 House Crow Corvus splendens Least Concern
162 Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos Least Concern
Family Stenostiridae: Passeriformes
163 Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis Least Concern
Family Paridae: Passeriformes
164 Cinereous Tit Parus cinereus Least Concern
Family Alaudidae: Passeriformes
165 Rufous-tailed Lard Ammomanes phoenicura Least Concern
166 Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix griseus Least Concern
167 Indian Bushlark Mirafra erythroptera Least Concern
168 Greater Short-toed Lark Calancrella brachydactyla Least Concern
169 Oriental Skylark Alauda cristata Least Concern
170 Crested Lark Galerida cristata Least Concern
Family Cisticolidae: Passeriformes
171 Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius Least Concern
172 Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani Least Concern
173 Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii Least Concern
174 Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica Least Concern
175 Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis Least Concern
176 Plain Prinia Prinia inornata Least Concern
177 Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis Least Concern
Family Acrocephalidae: Passeriformes
178 Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama Least Concern
179 Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Least Concern
Family Locustellidae: Passeriformes
180 Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris Least Concern
Family Hirundinidae: Passeriformes
181 Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis Least Concern
182 Dusky Crag-Martin Ptyonoprogne concolor Least Concern
183 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Least Concern
184 Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii Least Concern
185 Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Least Concern
186 Streak-throated Swallow Petrochelidon fluvicola Least Concern
187 Common House-Martin Delichon urbicum Least Concern
Family Pycnonotidae: Passeriformes
188 Red-vented Bulbul   Least Concern
Family Phylloscopidae: Passeriformes
189 Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Least Concern
190 Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei Least Concern
191 Tytler's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tytleri Near Threatened
192 Sulphur-bellied Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus Least Concern
193 Tickell's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus affinis Least Concern
194 Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Least Concern
195 Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides Least Concern
Family Sylviidae: Passeriformes
196 Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca Least Concern
197 Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense Least Concern
Family Zosteropidae: Passeriformes
198 Indian White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus Least Concern
Family Timaliidae: Passeriformes
199 Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra Least Concern
Family Leiothrichidae: Passeriformes
200 Large Grey Babbler Argya malcolmi Least Concern
201 Jungle Babbler Argya striata Least Concern
202 Common Babbler Argya caudata Least Concern
Family Sittidae: Passeriformes
203 Indian Nuthatch Sitta castanea Least Concern
Family Certhiidae: Passeriformes
204 Indian Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonota Least Concern
Family Sturnidae: Passeriformes
205 Rosy Starling Pastor roseus Least Concern
206 Asian Pied Starling Gracupica contra Least Concern
207 Brahminy Starling Sturnia pagodarum Least Concern
208 Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica Least Concern
209 Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Least Concern
210 Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus Least Concern
Family Turdidae: Passeriformes
211 Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina Least Concern
212 Indian Blackbird Turdus simillimus Least Concern
213 Tickell's Thrush Turdus unicolor Least Concern
Family Muscicapidae: Passeriformes
214 Indian Robin Copsychus fulicatus Least Concern
215 Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis Least Concern
216 Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae Least Concern
217 Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus Least Concern
218 Ultramarine Flycatcher Fecedula supercillaris Least Concern
219 Tiaga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla Least Concern
220 Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedulaparva Least Concern
221 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Least Concern
222 Blue-capped Rock-Thrush Monticola cinclorhyncha Least Concern
223 Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius Least Concern
224 Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus Least Concern
225 Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata Least Concern
226 Grey Bushchat Sacicola ferreus Least Concern
227 Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti Least Concern
228 Brown Rock Chat Oenanthe fusca Least Concern
Family Dicaeidae: Passeriformes
229 Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile Least Concern
Family Nectariniidae: Passeriformes
230 Purple-rumped Sunbird Leptocoma zeylonica Least Concern
231 Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus Least Concern
Family Chloropseidae: Passeriformes
232 Jerdon's Leafbird Chloropsis jerdoni Least Concern
Family Ploceidae: Passeriformes
233 Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus Least Concern
Family Estrildidae: Passeriformes
234 Indian Silverbill Euodice malabarica Least Concern
235 Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata Least Concern
236 Red Avadavat Amandava amandava Least Concern
Family Passeridae: Passeriformes
237 House Sparrow Passer domesticus Least Concern
238 Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis Least Concern
Family Motacillidae: Passeriformes
239 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Least Concern
240 Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Least Concern
241 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Least Concern
242 White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis Least Concern
243 White Wagtail Motacilla alba Least Concern
244 Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus Least Concern
245 Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis Least Concern
246 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Least Concern
247 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Least Concern
248 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni Least Concern
249 Crested Bunting Emberiza lathami Least Concern
250 Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Least Concern
251 White Capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti Least Concern
252 Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani Least Concern

Birding Areas

Panna national park offers ample of opportunity for birds photography. During jeep safaris, we will find many points where we will have assured birds sighting like Dhundhua Seha known for assured vulture sighting. Similarly while driving on Madla safari zone, river bank route is good for for birds like Serpend Eagle, Green Bee-eater etc. As certain rocky patched with waterholes, we will find the photography opportunity for red-naped ibis and eagrets.