Birds In Bandhavgarh

Central India is rich in bird life and receives migrants from all over. Bandhavgarh in the state of Madhya Pradesh is an excellent bird habitat. The diverse terrain is home to some of the most magnificent avian species.

Ideal for forest birds on comes across a number of wetland species in surrounding water bodies which are large. The place excels as habitat for raptors and vultures. Many of these birds breed here including Long Billed Vulture. The best period for birding is in winters whence migrants arrive. But summer birding is equally good since sightings increase in dry canopy. The resident birds of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve are as attractive and in great numbers.

Bird watching in this preserve is a delight. One needs lot of patience to discover forest birds besides ability to bear eye strain but the end result is rewarding.

Check - list of Birds of Bandhavgarh

  • Little Grebe
  • Great cormorant
  • Darter
  • Gray Heron
  • Purple Heron
  • Pond Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Large Egret
  • Intermediate Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Black bittern
  • Open bill stork
  • Wooly necked stork
  • Black stork
  • Lesser Adjutant
    Stork
  • Black-headed Ibis
    Black Ibis
  • Bar headed Goose
  • Lesser whistling duck
  • Ruddy Shel duck
  • Northern Pintail
  • Common Teal
  • Common Pochard
  • Cotton Teal
  • Comb Duck
  • Black shoulder Kite
  • Oriental honey Buzzard
  • Black Kite
  • Shikra
  • Eurasian Sparrow hawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • White-eyed Buzzard
  • Changeable Hawk Eagle
  • Bonelli’s Eagle
  • Steppe Eagle
  • Lesser Spotted Eagle
  • Grey-headed Fish Eagle
  • Red-headed Vulture
  • India long-billed Vulture
  • White rumped Vulture
  • Egyptian Vulture
  • Hen harrier
  • Pied Harrier
  • Eurasian Marsh Harrier
  • Short-toed Snake Eagle
  • Crested Serpent Eagle
  • Osprey
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Common Kestrel
  • 51. Painted Francolin
  • Grey Francolin
  • Jungle Bush Quail
  • Painted Spur fowl
  • Red Jungle fowl
  • Indian peafowl
  • Barred button Common Bustard
  • Quail
  • Sarus Crane
  • White-breasted Water hen
  • Common Moorhen
  • Bronze winged Jacana
  • Greater Painted Snipe
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Eurasian Thick knee
  • Great Stone Plover
  • Red wattled Lapwing
  • Spur winged Lapwing
  • Yellow-wattled Lapwing
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • Lesser Sand Plover
  • Common Greenshank
  • Spotted Redshank
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Common Sand piper
  • Pintail Snipe
  • Temminck’s Stint
  • Little Stint
  • River Tern
  • Black-bellied Tern
  • Painted Sand grouse
  • Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Oriental Turtle Dove
  • Eurasian Collared Dove
  • Red Collared Dove
  • Spotted Dove
  • Laughing Dove
  • Emerald Dove
  • Alexandrine Parakeet
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet
  • Plum-headed Parakeet
  • Pied Cuckoo
  • Common Hawk Cuckoo
  • Indian Cuckoo
  • Eurasian Cuckoo
  • Grey-bellied Cuckoo
  • Drongo Cuckoo
  • Asian Koel
  • Sirkeer Cuckoo
  • Crow – pheasant
  • Collared Scopes Owl
  • Brown Fish Owl
  • Jungle Owlet
  • Brown Hawk Owl
  • Spotted Owlet
  • Mottled Wood Owl
  • Grey Nightjar
  • India Nightjar
  • Savanna Nightjar
  • White rumped Spine tail
  • House Swift
  • Crested Tree Swift
  • Pied Kingfisher
  • Common Kingfisher
  • Stork-billed Kingfisher
  • White-throated Kingfisher
  • Green Bee-eater
  • Puff Throat Warbler
  • Dull Green Leaf Warbler
  • Blyth’s Leaf Warbler
  • Ruby throat
  • Blue throat
  • Oriental Magpie Robin
  • Black Redstart
  • Common Stonechat
  • Pied Bush chat
  • Gray Bush chat
  • Indian Robin
  • Blue capped Rock Thrush
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Orange-headed ground Thrush
  • Plain-backed Thrush
  • Scaly Thrush
  • Tickell’s Thrush
  • Gray Tit
  • Chestnut bellied Nuthatch
  • Spotted Creeper
  • Olive-backed Pipit
  • Paddy field Pipit
  • Tawny Pipit
  • Long-billed Pipit
  • Forest Wagtail
  • Citrine Wagtail
  • Gray Wagtail
  • White Wagtail
  • Large browed Wagtail
  • Thick billed Flower pecker
  • Pale-billed Flower pecker
  • Purple Sunbird
  • Oriental White-eye
  • House Sparrow
  • Chestnut shouldered Petronia
  • Indian Silver bill
  • White rumped Munia
  • Scaly- breasted Munia
  • Common Rose finch
  • White capped Bunting
  • Crested Bunting
  • Blue-bearded Bee-eater
  • Indian Roller
  • Common Hoopoe
  • Indian Grey Hornbill
  • Malabar pied hornbill
  • Brown-headed Barbet
  • Coppersmith Barbet
  • Eurasian Wryneck
  • Rufus Woodpecker
  • Scaly-bellied Woodpecker
  • Black-rumped Flame back
  • Yellow-crowned Woodpecker
  • Brown-capped Pigmy Woodpecker
  • White-napped Woodpecker
  • Indian Pitta
  • Bengal Bush Lark
  • Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark
  • Rufus tailed Lark
  • Plain Martin
  • Eurasian Crag Martin
  • Dusky Crag Martin
  • Barn Swallow
  • Wire-tailed Swallow
  • Red-rumped Swallow
  • Bay-backed Shrike
  • Long-tailed Shrike
  • Brown Shrike
  • Eurasian Golden Oriole
  • Black-hooded Oriole
  • Black Drongo
  • Ashy Drongo
  • White-bellied Drongo
  • Spangled Drongo
  • Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
  • Chestnut-tailed Starling
  • Brahminy Myna
  • Rosy Starling
  • Asian Pied Starling
  • Common Myna
  • Rufus Tree pie
  • House Crow
  • Large-billed Crow
  • Common Wood shrike
  • Large Cuckoo shrike
  • Black-winged Cuckoo shrike
  • Black-headed Cuckoo shrike
  • Long-tailed Minivet
  • Small Minivet
  • White-bellied Minivet
  • Common Iora
  • Golden-fronted Leaf bird
  • Blue-winged Leaf bird
  • Red-vented Bulbul
  • Puff-throated Babbler
  • White-browed Scimitar Babbler
  • Tawny-bellied Babbler
  • Yellow-eyed Babbler
  • Jungle Babbler
  • Quaker Babbler
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher
  • Red-throated Flycatcher
  • White-browed Blue Flycatcher
  • Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
  • Verditer Flycatcher
  • Grey-headed Flycatcher
  • White-browed Fantail Flycatcher
  • Paradise Flycatcher
  • Black-napped Flycatcher
  • Zitting Cist cola
  • Grey-breasted Prinia
  • Jungle Prina
  • Common Tailorbird
  • Clamorous Reed Warbler
  • Blyth’s Reed Warbler
  • Lesser Whitethroat
  • Common Chiffchaff
  • Tickell’s Leaf Warbler
  • Sulphur-bellied Warbler
  • Dusky Leaf Warbler
  • Yellow browed Leaf Warbler
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