Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster
One at Carambolim Lake and five at Ranganathittu.
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Two at Baga and five at Carambolim Lake.
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Four at Carambolim Lake and six at Ranganathittu.
Great White Egret Casmerodius albus
Approximately 400 seen at Carambolim Lake, mostly in flight at dawn. Otherwise
the only recorded sighting was at Ranganathittu.
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
In Goa seen at Fort Aguada, in the Baga Fields area and at Carambolim Lake.
Also seen at Ranganathittu.
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
A few at Fort Aguada and noted also at Baga. About 150 at Ranganathittu.
Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis
Five at Fort Aguada included one dark phase, five also at Chorao Island
and one at Marvanthe Beach.
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Fairly common, although I only noted them at Fort Aguada, Baga and Carambolim
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
Striated Heron Butorides striatus [Little Green Heron]
Two at Fort Aguada, one at Maem Lake and one at Backwoods Camp.
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Occasionally seen at dawn or dusk, e.g. at Beira Mar Hotel, Fort Aguada
and Morjim Beach.
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
Large numbers (at least 1000) at Ranganathittu with up to ten also seen
en-route between Mysore and Bandipur.
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
Nine in fields south of Carambolim Lake and lots (about 500) at Ranganathittu.
Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus
Two seen soaring over Chorao Island and two also seen en-route between Mysore
Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus
Five seen soaring over Chorao Island.
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
One at Carambolim Lake and one at Ranganathittu.
Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa
Seen on three occasions in southern Karnataka.
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
50 at Carambolim Lake.
Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
Not seen in Goa, but seven en-route to Hospet, 20 at Ranganathittu and one
at a tank south of Mysore.
Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica
At least 1500 at Carambolim Lake.
Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos
Six seen at Carambolim Lake.
Cotton Pygmy Goose Nettapus coromandelianus
About 50 at Carambolim Lake.
Pintail Anas acuta
A dense flock of about 2000 off Chorao Island and a few at a tank between
Mysore and Bandipur.
Garganey Anas querquedula
12 at Carambolim Lake, then 100 en-route in Karnataka and several hundreds
at a tank between Mysore and Bandipur.
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
One over Baga Fields on 9/2.
Oriental Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
In Goa singles seen at Arpora Woods (twice) and Saligao Zor, plus up to
three at Backwoods. One also at Nagarhole.
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus
In Goa two were at Fort Aguada on 8/2 and one near Maem Lake on 10/2. Seen
en-route in Karnataka on a few occasions, with five on 18/2.
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
A pair were seen at their nest at Arpora Woods; two young had fledged by
27/2. Also up to three seen at Chorao Island, Chapora Fort, Morjim Beach and
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis [White-backed Vulture]
Not seen in Goa, but singles seen at Srirangapatnam, Nagarhole and Masinagudi,
plus four together along the coast road just south of the Goa and Karnataka
border on 26/2.
Vulture sp Gyps sp
Two perched en-route to Badami were probably White-rumped.
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Single adults at Srirangapatnam and Nagarhole.
Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Two seen en-route between Hospet and Bangalore.
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela
In Goa, three at Backwoods Camp and one at Saligao Zor; also seen at Nagarhole
on both dates.
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
Four seen en-route between Hospet and Bangalore and one near Srirangapatnam.
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Five at Carambolim Lake and singles over Baga Fields, from the Beira Mar,
at Hampi and perched in a tree with nesting egrets at Ranganathittu.
*Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus
Singles seen at Backwoods Camp (being mobbed by a Shikra), Tambdi Surla
and on the raptor watch near Backwoods Camp.
Shikra Accipiter badius
One or two seen on several occasions. An immature at Masinagudi landed in
stream and sat half-submerged (the tail and half the wings in the water) for
three minutes. It had been mobbed by Jungle Babblers and was possibly disorientated,
trying to land on the rocks?
Buzzard Buteo buteo
One seen at Beira Mar Hotel on both 26/2 and 28/2.
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis
Two seen at Tambdi Surla with another two on the Backwoods Camp raptor watch.
One also at Nagarhole.
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
Two (one dark phase and one light phase) over Baga Fields on 9/2, and light
phases at Chapora Fort and Backwoods Camp.
Rufous-bellied Eagle Hieraaetus kienerii
Two adults seen well at Tambdi Surla and another on the Backwoods Camp raptor
Changeable Hawk Eagle Spizaetus cirrhatus
One at Backwoods Camp and one at Nagarhole.
Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
One at Chapora Fort, one at Hampi and one between Hospet and Bangalore.
Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica
A group of eight seen at Hampi.
Red Spurfowl Galloperdix spadicea
Three were seen at Nagarhole on 20/2.
Painted Spurfowl Galloperdix lunulata
Two pairs at Hampi and another pair at Nagarhole.
Grey Junglefowl Gallus sonneratii
Having heard them en-route to Backwoods Camp two were seen briefly at Backwoods
Camp on 13/2. Much better views at Nagarhole (including ten on 21/2), Bandipur
Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
In Goa just one heard in Arpora Woods on 27/2; up to ten seen at Nagarhole,
Bandipur, Masinagudi and Mudumulai.
Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator
Two seen very well at Arpora Woods on 11/2.
Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
One was seen briefly behind the Beira Mar Hotel on both 26/2 and 28/2.
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
A few seen each evening at the Beira Mar Hotel with one also on the marsh
by the Mudumulai.
Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Only noted at Carambolim Lake, where fairly common.
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio
Very common at Carambolim Lake with an estimate of about 2000 there on 10/2.
Also 20 at a tank south of Mysore.
Coot Fulica atra
Common at Carambolim Lake (approximately 200) and also seen at a tank south
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Fairly common at Carambolim Lake.
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
Fairly common at Carambolim Lake with one also at Hampi.
Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis
One or two seen most evenings at Beira Mar Hotel.
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
One seen at a tank between Hospet and Bangalore and 80at a tank south of
Great Stone Plover Esacus recurvirostris
Eight at Ranganathittu.
Little Pratincole Glareola lactea
Three seen at Chorao Island and excellent close views of one on the beach
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malabaricus
Three seen on a dry playing field near Backwoods Camp and one also at Masinagudi.
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
A flock of 30 at Fort Aguada was the only sighting.
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Eight at Chorao Island.
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
20 seen at Baga Fields and three at the Mudumulai.
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Fifty with sand plovers on Morjim Beach.
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
A single flock of 400 on Morjim Beach with a few on Calangute Beach and
at Marvanthe Beach.
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Six with Lesser Sand Plovers on Morjim Beach.
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Small numbers (a maximum of eight) at Fort Aguada, Chorao Island, Morjim
Beach and Marvanthe Beach.
Curlew Numenius arquata
Eleven at Morjim Beach.
Redshank Tringa totanus
Ten at Fort Aguada, 15 at Chorao Island and four at the Marinha Dourada
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
One at Baga Fields and three at the Mudumulai.
Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Four at Fort Aguada and also seen at Baga Fields, Carambolim Lake and Mudumulai.
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Singles at Beira Mar Hotel, Carambolim Lake and Masinagudi.
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Seen most evenings at Beira Mar Hotel and also at Baga Fields, Carambolim
Lake and Mudumulai (where the maximum of five was recorded).
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Four seen on the canal at Fort Aguada.
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Common in small numbers at various sites; a maximum of five at the Mudumulai.
Turnstone Arenaria interpres
100 seen at Marvanthe Beach.
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
The only definite sighting was two at the Beira Mar Hotel on 11/2.
Snipe Gallinago gallinago
One identified bird at the Beira Mar Hotel on 10/2 and two on 11/2.
Snipe sp Gallinago sp
Either Pintail or Common Snipes seen at the Beira Mar Hotel on most evenings.
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Two at Chorao Island and seven at the Mudumulai.
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Five at Chorao Island and two at the Mudumulai.
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini heuglini
Five, mostly sub-adults, on Morjim Beach on 11/2.
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
45, presumably cachinnans, on Morjim Beach on 11/2.
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
25, including several summer-plumaged adults, at Morjim Beach on 11/2.
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
A few seen offshore at Fort Aguada and from Baga Hill, with 80 at Morjim
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Relatively common offshore, with 400 at Morjim Beach.
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Two probable Slender-billed Gulls were seen in flight at Morjim Beach.
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
A single at Marvanthe Beach.
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Two at Carambolim Lake, ten at Chorao Island and four at Morjim Beach.
River Tern Sterna aurantia
A pair with two recently-fledged young gave incredibly close views from
a boat at Ranganathittu.
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Six at Marvanthe Beach.
Crested Tern Sterna bergii
Five at Morjim Beach and one flew past Calangute Beach.
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
Ten at Morjim Beach and one at Marvanthe Beach.
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Ten seen at Morjim Beach.
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
Forty flew over south near dusk at Hampi.
Feral Pigeon Columba livia
Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Not seen in Goa, but two at Nagarhole and three at Bandipur.
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
Small numbers seen at Fort Aguada, Baga, Carambolim Lake, Nagarhole and
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Not seen in Goa but several seen en-route in Karnataka.
Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Two at Backwoods Camp and one at the river nearby, plus one in Goa near
Molem en-route to Badami.
Pompadour Green Pigeon Treron pompadora
25 in a flowering tree en-route to Backwoods Camp, then one at Tambdi Surla
and one at Backwoods Camp.
Yellow-legged Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera
One at Nagarhole on 20/2 and 20 there the following day.
*Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia
About 30 seen in several small pre-roost groups at Tambdi Surla.
*Vernal Hanging-parrot Loriculus vernalis
Two en-route to Backwoods Camp, one at Tambdi Surla, two at the river near
Backwoods Camp, four at Nagarhole and two at Mudumulai. Usually only seen in
Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
Three flew over the Beira Mar Hotel on 9/2.
Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Fairly common although always small numbers in the Goa area.
Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
Fairly common, the maximum being 40 at Nagarhole and 30 at Saligao Zor.
Malabar Parakeet Psittacula columboides
One seen at Backwoods Camp with six at Nagarhole and four at Mudumulai.
Common Hawk Cuckoo Cuculus varius
Two at Nagarhole and one at Masinagudi were the only sightings.
*Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus
Two seen well at Carambolim Lake.
Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
Fairly common and seen at most sites.
Blue-faced Malkoha Rhopodytes viridirostris
Superb views of one en-route to Backwoods Camp as it perched in the open
in a bamboo clump.
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Up to five seen at various sites.
Brown Fish Owl Bubo zeylonensis
One seen well at the river near Backwoods Camp.
Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum
Two at Backwoods Camp on 14/2 were the only sightings.
Spotted Owlet Athene brama
One seen on the eaves and wires at the Beira Mar Hotel at dusk on both 26/2
*Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata
One regular bird at Backwoods Camp was seen at dusk on 13/2 and then observed
to hawk insects in flight.
Sri Lanka Frogmouth Batrachostomus moniliger
Regular pair at Backwoods Camp seen roosting in bamboo.
*Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
One at dusk at Tambdi Surla was spotlighted perched and in flight.
*Jerdon's Nightjar Caprimulgus atripennis
One heard at Tambdi Surla on 12/2, then one seen on the entrance track to
Backwoods Camp later that evening.
*Savannah Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis
Two seen at dusk at Nagarhole on 20/2, then one heard calling pre-dawn the
Indian Swiftlet Collocalia unicolor
One at Baga Fields on 9/2, several in the palms at Morjim Beach and about
100 at Tambdi Surla. Also seen at Nagarhole, Masinagudi and Mudumulai.
Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus batasiensis
Three at Baga Fields and one or two at the Beira Mar Hotel.
Alpine Swift Apus melba
Two seen at Masinagudi.
House Swift Apus affinis
Common, the maximum noted being 100 at Baga Fields on 9/2.
Crested Tree Swift Hemiprocne longipennis
20 seen at Tambdi Surla, one at Ciba Geigy Factory, ten at Hampi and two
Malabar Trogon Harpactes fasciatus
Excellent views of four at Backwoods Camp on 12/2 and three there on 14/2.
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
Three at or near Carambolim Lake and two between Hospet and Bangalore.
Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Common, the maximum count being eight at Fort Aguada.
Stork-billed Kingfisher Halcyon capensis
One at Fort Aguada and one en-route to Backwoods Camp.
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
One seen in the Baga Fields or Beira Mar Hotel area on three occasions.
*Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
One very distant bird at Tambdi Surla was followed by excellent views of
a pair at Bamboo Banks. Probably the highlight of the trip.
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Several sightings in Goa, including 20 at Carambolim Lake; also ten at Hampi.
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
A flock of 80 coming in to roost at Backwoods Camp on the evening of 13/2.
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
A single near Maem Lake, then several en-route through Karnataka and one
Hoopoe Upupa epops
Ones or twos at various sites in Karnataka and ten at Mudumulai, but not
recorded from Goa.
Indian Grey Hornbill Tockus birostris
Three en-route to Badami and one at Srirangapatnam.
Malabar Grey Hornbill Tockus griseus
Fairly common in the Backwoods Camp area, including 20 en-route; also fairly
common at Nagarhole (a maximum of six), Masinagudi and Mudumulai.
Malabar Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros coronatus
Two en-route to Backwoods Camp and three at Backwoods Camp itself, plus
one at Saligao Zor.
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis
A big surprise was two seen whilst on the raptor watch near Backwoods Camp
on 13/2. Although distant, good views were had of them perched and in flight.
Brown-headed Barbet Megalaima zeylanica
One or two seen in the Backwoods Camp area.
White-cheeked Barbet Megalaima viridis
Relatively common (recorded at most sites) although far more often heard
*Crimson-fronted Barbet Megalaima rubricapilla
Up to three seen daily at sites in the Backwoods Camp area.
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
Fairly common, including ten together in a single flowering tree at Maem
Brown-capped Woodpecker Picoides moluccensis
One near the river near Backwoods Camp, one at Nagarhole and two at Masinagudi.
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Picoides mahrattensis
One at Maem Lake and one at Masinagudi.
Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus
One at Backwoods Camp.
*White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
One seen in flight at Tambdi Surla and very good views of one at Nagarhole.
Lesser Yellow-naped Woodpecker Picus chlorolophus
One seen at Backwoods Camp.
Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
One or two seen at several different sites.
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus
Two seen at Jungle Inn, Nagarhole.
*Heart-spotted Woodpecker Hemicircus canente
Two seen at Backwoods Camp on 13/2 and one the following day.
Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura
Singles seen at Arpora Woods, en-route to Backwoods Camp and at Backwoods
Camp itself and at Bamboo Banks.
*Malabar Lark Galerida malabarica
12 at Baga Fields on 9/2, one at Chapora Fort and one near Backwoods Camp.
Ashy-crowned Finch Lark Eremopterix grisea
Seen in Karnataka with one at Aihole and five at Hampi.
Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor
Two en-route to Backwoods Camp and about 100 around the temples at Badami,
Pattadkal and Aihole, plus similar numbers at Hampi.
Swallow Hirundo rustica
Not seen in Goa, although fairly common in Karnataka.
Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica
Two seen at Mudumulai.
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii
Ten at Carambolim Lake, two at Morjim Beach, up to four around Backwoods
Camp, ten at Hampi and 20 at the Mudumulai.
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Common, with about 200 seen on 9/2 around Baga.
*Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola
One seen well perched on a wire at Carambolim Lake and about 20 at a breeding
colony at Ranganathittu.
Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus
Up to four at Backwoods Camp.
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Two at Hampi, one at Beira Mar Hotel on 26/2 and 30 there on 28/2.
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Up to three seen at Beira Mar Hotel, Carambolim Lake, en-route to Backwoods
Camp, Nagarhole and Masinagudi.
White/Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba
At least 2000 flew over near dusk at Hampi and a few also seen en-route
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis
Up to three at Baga Fields, Maem Lake and the Beira Mar Hotel, 20 at Hampi
and one at Masinagudi.
Wagtail sp Motacilla sp
Five seen at Carambolim Lake were too distant to tell whether they were
Yellow or Citrine.
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
One at Baga Fields on 9/2, although probably under-recorded amongst Paddyfield
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Fairly common, including 30 at Baga Fields on 9/2.
Large Cuckoo-shrike Coracina macei
One seen at Nagarhole.
Black-headed Cuckoo Shrike Coracina melanoptera
Singles seen at Arpora Woods, Backwoods Camp and Nagarhole.
Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
Small numbers common at most sites, the maximum being 15 at Masinagudi.
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus flammeus
Up to two seen at Backwoods Camp and Nagarhole.
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
Two at Tambdi Surla, two at the river near Backwoods Camp and one at Masinagudi.
*Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis gularis
Five at Backwoods Camp were seen flying down to the river to drink.
Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
Up to three at Arpora Woods, Backwoods Camp and Saligao Zor.
Grey-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus priocephalus
Two at Maem Lake and two at Backwoods Camp on two occasions.
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus
Two at Tambdi Surla and up to four at Backwoods Camp.
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocusus
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer
*Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus
Four seen at Hampi.
White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus
Up to six seen at Fort Aguada, Baga Hill, Chapora Fort, Arpora Woods, Masinagudi
and several at Saligao Zor.
Yellow-browed Bulbul Hypsipetes indicus
Up to four at Backwoods Camp.
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Two seen at the raptor watch near Backwoods Camp.
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
Small numbers common at most sites, including 12 at Arpora Woods.
Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Two at Nagarhole and two at Bamboo Banks.
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons
One or two at Arpora Woods, Backwoods Camp and Nagarhole.
Asian Fairy Bluebird Irena puella
Up to three at Backwoods Camp and one at Tambdi Surla.
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
One at Backwoods Camp, one at Nagarhole and two at Masinagudi.
Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
Ten seen in the dry scrub near Bamboo Banks, Masinagudi.
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Fairly common in Goa including ten in the Baga Hill and Fields area; one
Indian Blue Robin Erithacus brunneus
Excellent views of a male feeding along a dry river bed at Backwoods Camp.
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
One at Baga Fields, one at Carambolim Lake and two at Beira Mar Hotel on
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
A few seen in the Baga area, at Carambolim Lake, Nagarhole and Masinagudi.
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
One at Backwoods Camp.
Stonechat Saxicola torquata
Four at Baga Fields and four at Carambolim Lake.
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
Seen at Baga Fields and Maem Lake in Goa, with a few more in Karnataka including
15 at Hampi.
Indian Robin Saxicoloides fulicata
Fairly common, with several especially at Masinagudi.
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
One at Chapora Fort, one at Badami and three at Hampi.
Malabar Whistling Thrush Myiophoneus horsfieldi
A pair along the stream at Tambdi Surla and one male at Masinagudi.
Orange-headed Ground Thrush Zoothera citrina
Seen at Baga Hill, Arpora Woods, Backwoods Camp (up to six) and Masinagudi.
Amazingly confiding at Backwoods Camp.
Blackbird Turdus merula nigropileus
One or two of the distinctive nigropileus subspecies were seen at
Carambolim Lake, Arpora Woods and Backwoods Camp.
*Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Six seen on Baga Hill, up to five at Arpora Woods, two at Backwoods Camp
and one at Nagarhole.
Tawny-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra
Two seen on Baga Hill, two at Arpora Woods, one at Hampi, four at Nagarhole
and three at Saligao Zor.
Dark-fronted Babbler Rhopocichla atriceps
Up to two at Backwoods Camp.
*Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense
Three seen at Hampi.
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus
Common, including a maximum of 50 at Nagarhole.
Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis
A few seen at Masinagudi.
*Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala
Fairly common with sightings from Baga Hill, Maem Lake, Arpora Woods (where
up to eight), Backwoods Camp and Masinagudi.
Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Common and seen at most sites, including 12 at Arpora Woods.
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curraca
Only seen at Masinagudi with eight there on Masinagudi.
Green Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides nitidus
Small numbers common in the Goa area, although typically in relatively
worn plumage and difficult to tell from Greenish. Most of the birds seen in
Goa were considered to be nitidus whereas all those seen in Karnataka
or Tamil Nadu were thought to be trochiloides.
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
One at Backwoods Camp on 14/1 was considered to be trochiloides.
Two were seen at Nagarhole and five at Masinagudi.
Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis
Seen daily at Backwoods Camp with three on 13/2.
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Two at Carambolim Lake.
Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
Fairly common, including six at Carambolim Lake and up to two at the Beira
Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsoni
One or two at Fort Aguada, Carambolim Lake, Arpora Woods and Backwoods Camp
and six at Saligao Zor.
Jungle Prinia Prinia sylvatica
One at Hampi.
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Up to five seen at several sites.
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
One male at Backwoods Camp on two dates.
*White-bellied Blue Flycatcher Niltava pallipes
One seen briefly at Backwoods Camp and two seen from elephant back at Mudumulai.
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Niltava tickelliae
One daily at Backwoods Camp and one at Mudumulai.
Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
Singles at Fort Aguada, Carambolim Lake, Tambdi Surla and Bamboo Banks.
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui
One by the stream at Tambdi Surla.
*Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda
One at Masinagudi.
Verditer Flycatcher Muscicapa thalassina
Two at Hampi and one at Masinagudi.
*Nilgiri Flycatcher Muscicapa albicaudata
One at Masinagudi.
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Up to two daily at Backwoods Camp.
Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
Three daily at Backwoods Camp included one long-tailed white male and four
at Masinagudi included another white male; One other at Saligao Zor.
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
Up to five at Baga Hill, Arpora Woods and Saligao Zor; 12 at Masinagudi.
Great Tit Parus major
Two at Nagarhole, two at Masinagudi and one at Mudumulai.
Black-lored Tit Parus xanthogenys
One at Baga Hill, one at Carambolim Lake and two at Arpora Woods.
Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta castanea
One at Nagarhole and two at Masinagudi.
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
Up to two seen at Backwoods Camp.
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Up to four daily at Backwoods Camp.
Pale-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum erythrorhynchos
One at Baga Hill and two at Masinagudi.
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor
Two daily at Backwoods Camp, two at Nagarhole and three on one date at Arpora
Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica
Common, the maximum being 15 at both Maem Lake and Arpora Woods.
*Crimson-backed Sunbird Nectarinia minima
Small numbers at Baga Hill, Maem Lake, Tambdi Surla and Arpora Woods, with
ten at Backwoods Camp.
Loten's Sunbird Nectarinia lotenia
One singing male at Arpora Woods on 10/2 was my only sighting.
Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica
Common and noted at most sites.
*Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
Two seen en-route to Backwoods Camp and two at the river near there.
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosa
Two at Bamboo Banks, Masinagudi were the only ones of the trip.
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
A male at the raptor watch near Backwoods Camp and a female at Masinagudi.
Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
Two at Hampi.
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
Seen at several sites in Goa, including ten at Fort Aguada and 20 at Carambolim
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
A flock of 15 feeding in the palms at Morjim Beach.
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Relatively common in urban areas.
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthosterna
Three at Carambolim Lake, up to six at Backwoods Camp, four at Nagarhole,
several at Masinagudi and Mudumulai and two at Saligao Zor.
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Large flocks seen at Beira Mar Hotel (200) and Saligao Zor (250) with others
at Carambolim Lake and Masinagudi.
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
Regularly up to 40 at Beira Mar Hotel with smaller numbers at Carambolim
Lake, Backwoods Camp and Nagarhole. Five at Backwoods were of the white-headed
Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
In Goa only three at Morjim Beach but several recorded at various sites
in Karnataka as well as 12 at Masinagudi.
Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus
Up to 20 at Beira Mar Hotel on several dates.
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Not especially common in Goa but more recorded in Karnataka.
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Fairly common in Goa with a few also at Nagarhole and Bandipur.
Hill Mynah Gracula religiosa
Several seen at Nagarhole on both dates.
Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
Up to four seen at a few sites in Goa.
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
One or two seen at most sites.
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Small numbers recorded from Fort Aguada, Baga Fields, Carambolim Lake, Nagarhole
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
Small numbers regular at several sites in Goa as well as one at Masinagudi.
The more widespread Drongo in Goa.
White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
Two at Baga Hill, one at Arpora Woods; commoner further south with up to
six at Nagarhole and four at both Bandipur and Masinagudi.
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
Two at Maem Lake, two at Backwoods Camp, up to four at Nagarhole and two
Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus
One en-route to Backwoods Camp and one at Nagarhole.
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
Three at Maem
Lake, four daily at Backwoods Camp, up to six at Nagarhole and one at Masinagudi.
Ashy Wood Swallow Artamus fuscus
One at Chorao Island and then up to three daily at Backwoods Camp.
Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
Up to four seen at Fort Aguada, Baga Hill, Chapora Fort, Backwoods Camp,
Arpora Woods and Saligao Zor; also four at Nagarhole.
House Crow Corvus splendens
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Seen at Backwoods Camp
and a few at Nagarhole.