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SYSTEMATIC LIST OF BIRDS,

Jan Vermeulen

This list follows the taxonomy, names and sequence of James F. Clements ((July 1991, Birds of the World, A Check List and Supplements No. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5).

This specific treatment follows Dr. Charles Sibley and Dr. Burt L. Monroe, Jr (1990, Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World, Yale University Press).

Species in brackets are the English names in "Birds of the Indian subcontinent" by Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskip and Tim Inskip, but only mentioned when these differ substantially from the Clements Check List.

The Dutch names follow the translated "Complete Checklist of Birds of the World" (Complete Checklist van Vogels van de Wereld) of Michael Walters.

Numbers quoted are estimates of the minimum numbers seen.

The following abbreviations are used:

WS††††††††††† =† Wildlife Sanctuary
*††††††††††††††† =† endemic to the Indian Subcontinent
(*)††††††††††††† =† near-endemic to the Indian Subcontinent
**††††††††††††† =† endemic to India
100+††††††††† =† at least 100 birds

1.      Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Dodaars
4 at Carambolim Lake and also 4 at Savelm Lake.

2.      Little Cormorant, Phalacrocorax niger, Indische Dwergaalscholver
A very common and widespread species.

3.      Indian Cormorant, Phalacrocorax fuscicollis, Indische Aalscholver
A single one was seen near Ciba Ceigy.

4.      Lesser Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna javanica, Indische Fluiteend
Seen in big numbers at Carambolim Lake and Marchen Lake.

5.      Comb Duck, Sarkidiornis melanotos, Knobbeleend
10+ at Carambolim Lake.

6.      Cotton Pygmy-goose, Nettapus coromandelianus, Coromandeleend
Common at Carambolim Lake and Marchen Lake, small numbers at Savelm Lake.

7.      Green-winged Teal (COMMON TEAL), Anas crecca, Wintertaling
10+ at Carambolim Lake.

8.      Northern Pintail, Anas acuta, Pijlstaart
1000+ at the Mandovi River, common at Carambolim Lake .

9.      Garganey, Anas querquedula, Zomertaling
Large numbers at Carambolim Lake, Savelm Lake and Marchen Lake.

10.   Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata, Slobeend
20+ at Carambolim Lake.

11.   Little Egret, Egretta garzetta, Kleine Zilverreiger
Common on wetlands.

12.   Western Reef-Egret, Egretta gularis, Westelijke Rifreiger
Fairly common on the big rivers and around estuaries. Dark morphs were commoner than the white one.

13.   Intermediate Egret, Mesophoyx intermedia, Middelste Zilverreiger
Common on most wetlands.

14.   Grey Heron, Ardea cinerea, Blauwe Reiger
Seen in small numbers with up to 5 a day.

15.   Great Egret, Ardea alba, Grote Zilverreiger
Fairly common on most wetlands.

16.   Purple Heron, Ardea purpurea, Purperreiger
Seen in small numbers on most wetland sites.

17.   Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis, Koereiger
A very common bird.

18.   Indian Pond-Heron, Ardeola grayii, Indische Ralreiger
A very common and widespread species.

19.   Striated Heron (LITTLE HERON), Butorides striatus, Mangrovereiger
Not uncommon along small rivers and lakes with up to 20+ at Carambolim Lake.

20.   Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax, Kwak
2 at the Biera Mar Hotel in Baga and 2 at Maem Lake.

21.   Cinnamon Bittern, Ixobrychus cinnamomeus, Rossig Woudaapje
Seen only 2 at the Biera Mar Hotel in Baga.

22.   Asian Openbill, Anastomus oscitans, Indische Gaper
50+ flying over at Carambolim Lake.

23.   Woolly-necked Stork, Ciconia episcopus, Bisschopsooievaar
16 at Chorao Island and 3 at Carambolim Lake.

24.   Lesser Adjutant, Leptoptilos javanicus, Javaanse Maraboe
Singles at Chorao Island and Carambolim Lake.

25.   Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Visarend
Single ones near Carambolim Lake and along the coast at Fort Aguada.

26.   Oriental Honey-buzzard, Pernis ptilorhynchus, Aziatische Wespendief
Fairly common on the coast, also seen at Bondla WS and Molem WS.

27.   Black-shouldered Kite, Elanus caeruleus, Grijze Wouw
Singles at Aguada, Carambolim Lake, in the Saligao Zor area and near Old Goa.

28.   Black Kite, Milvus migrans, Zwarte Wouw
Very common and seen everywhere.

29.   Brahminy Kite, Haliastur indus, Brahmaanse Wouw
Very common along the coast, especially near the shrimp ponds, where we counted more than 75 birds.

30.   White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Haliaeetus leucogaster, Witbuikzeearend
2 on the coast, 1 at Carambolim Lake, 1 near Savelm Lake, 1 at Bondla WS and a pair at the nest at Baga Forest.

31.   White-rumped Vulture, Gyps bengalensis, Bengaalse Gier
Only one bird seen near the airport.

32.   Crested Serpent-Eagle, Spilornis cheela, Indische Slangenarend
Singles at Maem Lake and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

33.   Western Marsh-Harrier (EURASIAN MARSH HARRIER), Circus aeruginosus, Bruine Kiekendief
Not uncommon on the marshes.

34.   Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus, Steppekiekendief
A male near Fort Aguada.

35.   Crested Goshawk, Accipiter trivirgatus, Kuifhavik
Singles at Savelm Lake and Molem WS.

36.   Shikra, Accipiter badius, Shikra
Fairly common with up to 5 a day.

37.   Besra, Accipiter virgatus, Besrasperwer
Single ones at Carambolim Woods and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

38.   White-eyed Buzzard, Butastur teesa, Witoogbuizerd
Only one seen near Aguada.

39.   Black Eagle, Ictinaetus malayensis, Indische Zwarte Arend
2 at Bondla WS and 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS

40.   LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE, Aquila pomarina, Schreeuwarend
A single observation at Carambolim Woods.

41.   Greater Spotted Eagle, Aquila clanga, Bastaardarend
Seen at the Panjim Saltpans and at Baga.

42.   Tawny Eagle, Aquila rapax, Taankleurige Arend
1 at Chorao Island and also 1 at Carambolim Woods.

43.   Booted Eagle, Hieraaetus pennatus, Dwergarend
A fairly common bird on the coast.

44.   Rufous-bellied Eagle, Hieraaetus kienerii, Roodbuikdwergarend
A splendid observation at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

45.   Changable Hawk-Eagle, Spizaetus cirrhatus, Indische Kuifarend
Seen at Bondla WS and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

46.   Eurasian Kestrel (COMMON KESTREL), Falco tinnunculus, Torenvalk
Only seen near Baga and Aguada.

47.   Laggar Falcon, Falco jugger, Indische Lannervalk
A single bird at the Baga paddies.

48.   Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus, Slechtvalk
2 on the coast near Aguada and Candolim.

49.   ** Rock Bush-Quail, Perdicula argoondah, Madrasdwergpatrijs
A splendid observation in the bushes along Carambolim Lake.

50.   * Red Spurfowl, Galloperdix spadicea, Rode Dwergfazant
A female at Maem Lake.

51.   ** Grey Junglefowl, Gallus sonneratii, Sonnerathoen
3 females and a male at Bondla WS, a few heard at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

52.   Indian Peafowl, Pavo cristatus, Blauwe Pauw
3 in the Saligao Zor area.

53.   White-breasted Waterhen, Amaurornis phoenicurus, Witborstwaterhoen
A fairly common species in wet areas.

54.   PURPLE SWAMPHEN, Porphyrio porphyrio, Purperkoet
Abundant at Carambolim Lake, small numbers at Marchen Lake.

55.   Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus, Waterhoen
Common at Carambolim Lake, a few at Savelm Lake and Marchen Lake.

56.   Eurasian Coot (COMMON COOT), Fulica atra, Meerkoet
Fairly common at Carambolim Lake, several at Savelm Lake and Marchen Lake.

57.   Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus, Waterfazant
Common at Carambolim Lake, small numbers at Savelm Lake and Marchen Lake.

58.   Bronze-winged Jacana, Metopidius indicus, Bronsvleugeljacana
Fairly common at Carambolim Lake, small numbers at Savelm Lake and Marchen Lake.

59.   Greater Painted-snipe, Rostratula benghalensis, Goudsnip
Seen only at the Biera Mar Hotel in Baga where up to 12 birds at a time.

60.   Pintail Snipe, Gallinago stenura, Stekelstaartsnip
Up to 15 at the Biera Mar Hotel in Baga, also seen a few in other wet areas. A tricky species to identify.

61.   Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago, Watersnip
Only 2 definite on the Baga paddies.

62.   Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus, Regenwulp
A single one on the coast near Aguada.

63.   Eurasian Curlew, Numenius arquata, Wulp
3 along the Mandovi River.

64.   Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus, Zwarte Ruiter
Only one seen along the Mandovi River.

65.   Common Redshank, Tringa totanus, Tureluur
10+ at Chorao Island, 20+ at the Panjim Saltpans, small numbers on the coast.

66.   Marsh Sandpiper, Tringa stagnatilis, Poelruiter
A single bird at the Panjim Saltpans.

67.   Common Greenshank, Tringa nebularia, Groenpootruiter
6 at the Panjim Saltpans, 2 at Marchen Lake and 2 at the Baga paddies.

68.   Green Sandpiper, Tringa ochropus, Witgat
Only seen in ones and twos at Aguada, the Panjim Saltpans and the Baga paddies.

69.   Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, Bosruiter
Good numbers at most wetland sites.

70.   Terek Sandpiper, Xenus cinereus, Terekruiter
A single one at the Panjim Saltpans.

71.   Common Sandpiper, Actites hypoleucos, Oeverloper
Small numbers at most wetland sites.

72.   Little Stint, Calidris minuta, Kleine Strandloper
5 at the Panjim Saltpans.

73.   Temminck's Stint, Calidris temminckii, Temmincks Strandloper
A single bird at the Panjim Saltpans.

74.   Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea, Krombekstrandloper
A single bird at the Panjim Saltpans.

75.   Broad-billed Sandpiper, Limicola falcinellus, Breedbekstrandloper
A splendid obervation of a single bird at the Panjim Saltpans.

76.   Black-winged Stilt, Himantopus himantopus, Steltkluut
4 at the Panjim Saltpans, 6 at Marchen Lake.

77.   Small Pratincole, Glareola lactea, Kleine Vorkstaartplevier
Small numbers at Baga and more than 100 birds at the ferry to Morjim Beach.

78.   Pacific Golden-Plover, Pluvialis fulva, Kleine Goudplevier
10+ at the Panjim Saltpans.

79.   Black-bellied Plover (GREY PLOVER), Pluvialis squatarola, Zilverplevier
4† at the Panjim Saltpans and 1 at Marchen Lake.

80.   COMMON RINGED PLOVER, Charadrius hiaticula, Bontbekplevier
2 at the Panjim Saltpans.

81.   Little Ringed Plover, Charadrius dubius, Kleine Plevier
Common on wetland sites, also frequented burnt paddies.

82.   Snowy Plover (KENTISH PLOVER), Charadrius alexandrinus, Strandplevier
50+ on Morjim Beach.

83.   Mongolian Plover (LESSER SAND PLOVER), Charadrius mongolus, Mongoolse Plevier
Small numbers at the Baga paddies, 50+ at Morjim Beach and 50+ at the Panjim Saltpans.

84.   Greater Sandplover, Charadrius leschenaultii, Woestijnplevier
2 at Morjuim Beach and also 2 at the Panjim Saltpans.

85.   Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus, Malabarenkievit
10+ at Dona Paula and 2 near Paniji.

86.   Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus, Indische Kievit
A common and widespread species.

87.   Herring Gull, Larus argentatus, Zilvermeeuw
Common on the coast. We did see the subspecies heuglini and barabensis.

88.   Yellow-legged Gull, Larus cachinnans, Geelpootmeeuw
A few at Morjim Beach.

89.   Brown-headed Gull, Larus brunnicephalus, Bruinkopmeeuw
A common bird on the coast and also seen flying up river from time to time.

90.   Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus, Kokmeeuw
Seen in small numbers around Morjim Beach and on our boat trip.

91.   Gull-billed Tern, Sterna nilotica, Lachstern
Common on the coast and frequent on the rivers and also seen at Carambolim Lake.

92.   Great Crested-Tern, Sterna bergii, Grote Kuifstern
Only 2 seen during our boat trip along the coast.

93.   Lesser Crested-Tern, Sterna bengalensis, Bengaalse Stern
Small numbers at Carambolim Lake and on the coast.

94.   Rock Dove, Columba livia, Rotsduif
Common in villages and towns.

95.   Spotted Dove, Streptopelia chinensis, Parelhalstortel
A very common species throughout Goa.

96.   Emerald Dove, Chalcophaps indica, Smaragdduif
2 at Bondla WS.

97.   Pompadour Green-Pigeon, Treron pompadora, Pompadourpapegaaiduif
2 at Maem Lake, 1 at Carambolim Woods, 5 at Molem WS, 4 at Bondla WS and a few at Backwoods Camp in
Molem WS.

98.   Mountain Imperial-Pigeon, Ducula badia, Indische Muskaatduif
4 at the Tambdi Surla Temple and 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

99.   Vernal Hanging-Parrot, Loriculus vernalis, Indische Vleermuisparkiet
Fairly common at Bondla WS and Molem WS, a few at Baga Forest.

100.   ALEXANDRINE PARAKEET, Psittacula eupatria, Grote Alexanderparkiet
2 at aguada.

101.   Rose-ringed Parakeet, Psittacula krameri, Halsbandparkiet
Fairly common around the coastal strip with flocks seen most days.

102.   Plum-headed Parakeet, Psittacula cyanocephala, Pruimekopparkiet
Fairly common around the coastal strip. Most flocks were of around four/five birds.

103.   ** Malabar Parakeet, Psittacula columboides, Malabarenparkiet
3 at Molem WS and small numbers at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

104.   Common Hawk-Cuckoo, Cuculus varius, Indische Sperwerkoekoek
A single one seen and one heard at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

105.   Banded Bay Cuckoo, Cacomantis sonneratii, Gestreepte Piet-van-Vliet
Heard at the Tambdi Surla Temple.

106.   Asian Koel, Eudynamys scolopacea, Indische KoŽl
Fairly common and widespread, up to 12 a day.

107.   * Blue-faced Malkoha, Phaenicophaeus viridirostris, Kleine Groensnavelmalkoha
An elusive bird which we only saw at Maem Lake (2).

108.   Greater Coucal, Centropus sinensis, Chinese Spoorkoekoek
Daily seen, up to 4 a day.

109.   Oriental Scops-Owl, Otus sunia, Oosterse Dwergooruil
A single observation at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

110.   Brown Fish-Owl, Ketupa zeylonensis, Bruine Visuil
2 at Maem Lake and a pair at the nest at Baga Forest.

111.   Brown Wood-Owl, Strix leptogrammica, Bruine Bosuil
2 at Saligao Zor and heard at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

112.   (*) Jungle Owlet, Glaucidium radiatum, Jungledwerguil
Seen and heard at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

113.   Spotted Owlet, Athene brama, Brahmaanse Steenuil
2 at Carambolim Woods, 1 at Dona Paula and 1 at Baga Forest.

114.   Brown Hawk-Owl, Ninox scutulata, Aziatische Valkuil
A pair at Carambolim Woods.

115.   * Ceylon Frogmouth (SRI lANKA FROGMOUTH), Batrachostomus moniliger, Ceylonkikkerbek
A pair at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

116.   Jungle Nightjar (GREY NIGHTJAR), Caprimulgus indicus, Junglenachtzwaluw
A splendid observation at the Tambdi Surla Temple.

117.   * Jerdon's Nightjar, Caprimulgus atripennis, Indische Nachtzwaluw
A single one at the Tambdi Surla Temple.

118.   Crested Treeswift, Hemiprocne coronata, Gekroonde Boomgierzwaluw
1 at Molem WS, 3 at Bondla WS and 5 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

119.   Indian Swiftlet, Aerodramus unicolor, Malabarensalangaan
Seen in good numbers near Morjim Beach, Baga and at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

120.   White-rumped Needletail, Zoonavena sylvatica, Hindoegierzwaluw
Seen at Bondla WS and at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

121.   Asian Palm-Swift, Cypsiurus balasiensis, Aziatische Palmgierzwaluw
Common around Baga village.

122.   Little Swift (HOUSE SWIFT), Apus affinis, Huisgierzwaluw
Very common on the coast although often high overhead.

123.   * Malabar Trogon, Harpactes fasciatus, Malabarentrogon
4 at Molem WS (Devil's Canyon Track) and 3 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

124.   Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, IJsvogel
Seen almost every day with up to 5 a day.

125.   Stork-billed Kingfisher, Pelargopsis capensis, Ooievaarsbekijsvogel
Single ones at Carambolim Lake, Savelm Lake and Saligao Zor and 3 at the Baga paddies.

126.   White-throated Kingfisher, Halcyon smyrnensis, Smyrnaijsvogel
A very common and widespread species.

127.   Black-capped Kingfisher, Halcyon pileata, Zwartkapijsvogel
2 at the Baga paddies.

128.   Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, Bonte IJsvogel
Singles at Maem Lake, Carambolim Lake and Baga, 2 at Bondla WS and 2 at Savelm Lake.

129.   Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis, Kleine Groene Bijeneter
A common species seen throughout Goa at all sites.

130.   Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Merops philippinus, Blauwstaartbijeneter
Fairly common in most coastal habitats.

131.   Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Merops leschenaulti, Bruikopbijeneter
6 at Bondla WS.

132.   Indian Roller, Coracias benghalensis, Indische Scharrelaar
Small numbers in the Baga area, 2 near Panaji, 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS and 2 near Baga Forest.

133.   Eurasian Hoopoe (COMMON HOOPOE), Upupa epops, Hop
Up to 10+ in the Baga area, 2 at Aguada, 2 at Bondla WS.

134.   ** Malabar Grey Hornbill, Ocyceros griseus, Malabarentok
10+ at Bondla WS, 5 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

135.   * Malabar Pied-Hornbill, Anthracoceros coronatus, Langkuifneushoornvogel
6 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

136.   Great Hornbill, Buceros bicornis, Dubbelhoornige Neushoornvogel
5 at the Tambdi Surla Temple.

137.   Brown-headed Barbet, Megalaima zeylanica, Bruinkopbaardvogel
A single one at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

138.   ** White-cheeked Barbet, Megalaima viridis, Groene Baardvogel
Seen frequently on the coast but also inland in the jungle.

139.   * Crimson-fronted Barbet, Megalaima rubricapilla, Roodkeelbaardvogel
2 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

140.   Coppersmith Barbet, Megalaima haemacephala, Kopersmid
Seen in good numbers on the coast; at Saligao Zor we saw in a fruiting tree 15 birds.

141.   Eurasian Wryneck, Jynx torquilla, Draaihals
A single observation at the Baga paddies.

142.   Speckled Piculet, Picumnus innominatus, Aziatische Dwergspecht
A single one at Bondla WS.

143.   * Brown-capped (PYGMY) Woodpecker , Dendrocopos nanus, Bruinkapspecht
1 at Molem WS and 5 at Bondla WS.

144.   Yellow-crowned Woodpecker, Dendrocopos mahrattensis, Indische Bonte Specht
3 at Baga Forest.

145.   Rufous Woodpecker, Celeus brachyurus, Rosse Specht
A pair at Baga Hill.

146.   Lesser Yellownape, Picus chlorolophus, Kleine Geelkuifspecht
A pair at Molem WS.

147.   (*) Black-rumped Flameback, Dinopium benghalense, Kleine Goudrugspecht
2 at Carambolim Woods, 4 at Bondla WS, 6 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS and 2 at Baga Forest.

148.   Greater Flameback, Chrysocolaptes lucides, Grote Goudrugspecht
2 at Bondla WS.

149.   * White-naped Woodpecker, Chrysocolaptes festivus, Witnekspecht
A pair at Maem Lake.

150.   Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Hemicircus canente, Hartvlekspecht
5 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

151.   * Indian Pitta, Pitta brachyura, Negenkleurige Pitta
Not so elusive as most birders seem to think. We recorded this beautiful bird at Aguada (2), Beira Mar Hotel (1),
3 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS and 1 at Baga Forest.
Belgian birders we met had seen the Pitta at 9 different sites!

152.   ** Spot-breasted Fantail, Rhipidura albogularis, Vlekbuikwaaierstaart
Fairly common in Goa with up to 5 a day.

153.   Black-naped Monarch, Hypothymis azurea, Zwartnekmonarch
Rather common at Bondla WS and Molem WS , Singles at Baga Hill and Baga Forest.

154.   Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Terpsiphone paradisi, Aziatische Paradijsmonarch
Fairly common throughout. We saw a few white morphs at Bondla WS, Backwoods Camp in Molem WS and at Baga Forest.

155.   Fork-tailed Drongo (BLACK dRONGO), Dicrurus (macrocercus), Fluweeldrongo
Common at all coastal sites, especially in open situations.

156.   Ashy Drongo, Dicrurus leucophaeus, Grijze Drongo
Rather common in the forest and scrub.

157.   * White-bellied Drongo, Dicrurus caerulescens, Witbuikdrongo
Small numbers at Maem Lake, Bondla WS, Molem WS and Baga Forest.

158.   Bronzed Drongo, Dicrurus aeneus, Bronsdrongo
Seen in small numbers at Bondla WS and Molem WS.

159.   Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Dicrurus paradiseus, Vlaggendrongo
8 at Bondla WS, 2 at Molem WS and 5 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

160.   Rufous Treepie, Dendrocitta vagabunda, Rosse Boomekster
2 at Aguada, single ones at Maem Lake, Carambolim Lake, Baga Hill and Baga Forest.

161.   House Crow, Corvus splendens, Huiskraai
An abundant species.

162.   Large-billed Crow, Corvus macrorhynchos, Dikbekkraai
A fairly common and widespread species.

163.   Ashy Woodswallow, Artamus fuscus, Grijze Spitsvogel
Small numbers at the Baga paddies, 4 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

164.   Common Iora, Aegithina tiphia, Gewone Iora
Quite common and present at most sites visited.

165.   Eurasian Golden-Oriole, Oriolus oriolus, Wielewaal
Fairly common with up to 15 a day.

166.   Black-hooded Oriole, Oriolus xanthornus, Zwartkopwielewaal
6 at Maem Lake, a few at Bondla WS and Molem WS and at Baga Hill and Baga Forest.

167.   Large Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina macei, Grote Rupsvogel
2 at Molem WS (Devil's Canyon Track).

168.   * Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike, Coracina melanoptera, Zwartkoprupsvogel
4 at Maem Lake, 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

169.   Small Minivet, Pericrocotus cinnamomeus, Kleine Menievogel
A fairly common and widespread bird, especially where there are fruiting trees. Locally we saw birds at Baga Hill, Baga Forest, Bondla WS and Molem WS.

170.   Scarlet Minivet, Pericrocotus flammeus, Scharlaken Menievogel
6 at Bondla WS, 4 at Molem WS, 10+ at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS and 2 at Baga Hill and 2 at Baga Forest.

171.   Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Hemipus picatus, Bonte Dwergtriller
1 at Maem Lake and 10+ at Bondla WS .

172.   Asian Fairy-bluebird, Irena puella, Indische Blauwrug
3 at Maem Lake and singles at Aguada and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

173.   Blue-winged Leafbird, Chloropsis cochinchinensis, Blauwvleugelbladvogel
2 at Maem Lake, 4 at Molem WS, 2 at Bondla WS and 2 at Baga Forest.

174.   Golden-fronted Leafbird, Chloropsis aurifrons, Goudvoorhoofdbladvogel
6 at Bondla WS, 2 at Molem WS, 9 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS and 3 at Baga Forest.

175.   Brown Shrike, Lanius cristatus, Bruine Klauwier
2 near Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

176.   Long-tailed Shrike, Lanius schach, Langstaartklauwier
Seen every day of the trip. Up to 10 a day.

177.   Large Woodshrike, Tephrodornis gularis, Grote Rupsklauwier
1 at Molem WS and 5 at Bondla WS.

178.   Common Woodshrike, Tephrodornis pondicerianus, Kleine Rupsklauwier
1 at Molem WS, 1 at Baga Forest and 3 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

179.   Blue-capped Rock-Thrush, Monticola cinclorhynchus, Bergrotslijster
1 at Maem Lake, 5 at Bondla WS and 1 at Molem WS.

180.   Blue Rock-Thrush, Monticola solitarius, Blauwe Rotslijster
A male at Dona Paula.

181.   ** Malabar Whistling-Thrush, Myiophonus horsfieldii, Malabarenfluitlijster
A single one seen at Bondla WS and also one heard at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

182.   Orange-headed Thrush, Zoothera citrina, Damalijster
Fairly common, up to 7 a day.

183.   Eurasian Blackbird, Turdus merula, Merel
6 at Maem Lake and 1 at Aguada. At present this "Nilgiri" Blackbird is still lumped with Eurasian Blackbird but they are very different to look at.

184.   Chestnut-tailed Starling, Sturnus malabaricus, Grijskopspreeuw
Present in Goa in large numbers and attracted to fruiting trees.

185.   (*) Brahminy Starling, Sturnus pagodarum, Pagodespreeuw
Only a few seen at the Baga paddies.

186.   Rosy Starling, Sturnus roseus, Roze Spreeuw
A fairly common and widespread species.

187.   Common Myna, Acridotheres tristis, Treurmaina
Not common at all and only seen at Baga and Dona Paula.

188.   Jungle Myna, Acridotheres fuscus, Junglemaina
A very common bird.

189.   Asian Brown Flycatcher, Muscicapa dauurica, Bruine Vliegenvanger
2 at Baga Hill, 2 at Molem WS and 2 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

190.   Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Muscicapa muttui, Bamboevliegenvanger
2 at Bondla WS, 1 at Saligao Zor, 1 at Molem WS and 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

191.   Red-breasted (red-throated) Flycatcher, Ficedula parva, Kleine Vliegenvanger
1 at Fort Aguada and 2 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

192.   Verditer Flycatcher, Eumyias thalassina, Azuurvliegenvanger
A single one at Baga Forest.

193.   ** White-bellied Blue-Flycatcher, Cyornis pallipes, Keralaniltava
Single ones at Bondla WS and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

194.   Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher, Cyornis tickelliae, Tickells Niltava
1 at Maem Lake, 10+ at Bondla WS, 1 at Aguada, 2 at Baga Hill, 2 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS and 1 at Baga Forest.

195.   Oriental Magpie-Robin, Copsychus saularis, Dayallijster
A common bird seen daily in scrubby habitats.

196.   White-rumped Shama, Copsychus malabaricus, Shamalijster
4 at Bondla WS, 1 at Molem WS and 3 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

197.   * Indian Robin, Saxicoloides fulicata, Indisch Paapje
Not seen daily, but not especially uncommon. Seen at Baga, Saligao and Dona Paula.

198.   * WHITE-BROWED BUSHCHAT(STOLICZKA'S BUSHCHAT), Saxicola macrorhyncha, Woestijnpaapje
A single one at the Chat site near Carambolim Lake! It looked like a big, long-tailed Whinchat with fairly uniform underparts.

199.   Common Stonechat, Saxicola torquata, Roodborsttapuit
Small numbers seen almost daily at Baga, Carambolim Lake, Dona Paula and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

200.   Pied Bushchat, Saxicola caprata, Zwarte Roodborsttapuit
A fairly common bird and present in most open and scrubby habitat.

201.   Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Sitta castanea, Bruine Boomklever
2 at Molem WS (Devil's Canyon Track).

202.   Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Sitta frontalis, Pluchekapboomklever
6 at Bondla WS, 4 at Molem WS, 6 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

203.   Dusky Crag-Martin, Hirundo concolor, Indische Rotszwaluw
Small numbers at Chorao Island.

204.   Wire-tailed Swallow, Hirundo smithii, Roodkruinzwaluw
A common and widespread species.

205.   Red-rumped Swallow, Hirundo daurica, Roodstuitzwaluw
Very common throughout Goa.

206.   (*) Streak-throated Swallow, Hirundo fluvicola, Indische Klifzwaluw
A few at Aguada, near Morjim Beach and at Bondla WS.

207.   ** Grey-headed Bulbul, Pycnonotus priocephalus, Grijskopbuulbuul
4 at Baga Forest and 3 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

208.   Black-crested Bulbul, Pycnonotus melanicterus, Goudborstbuulbuul
10+ at Bondla WS and 3 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

209.   Red-whiskered Bulbul, Pycnonotus jocosus, Roodoorbuulbuul
A very common and widespread species.

210.   Red-vented Bulbul, Pycnonotus cafer, Roodbuikbuulbuul
Less frequent than the previous species but present at most sites.

211.   * White-browed Bulbul, Pycnonotus luteolus, Witbrauwbuulbuul
1 at Candolim and 2 at Fort Aguada.

212.   * Yellow-browed Bulbul, Iole indica, Goudbrauwbuulbuul
7 at Molem WS, 4 at Bondla WS and 2 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

213.   Grey-breasted Prinia, Prinia hodgsonii, Grijsborstprinia
3 at Baga Hill, 2 at Baga Forest and 1 at Saligao Zor.

214.   * Ashy Prinia, Prinia socialis, Grijze Prinia
2 at the Baga paddies, 4 near Carambolim Lake and 2 at Chorao Island

215.   Plain Prinia, Prinia inornata, Witteugelprinia
Only one bird seen near Carambolim Lake.

216.   Paddyfield Warbler, Acrocephalus agricola, Veldrietzanger
A single one at the Biera Mar Hotel in Baga.

217.   Blyth's Reed-Warbler, Acrocephalus dumetorum, Struikrietzanger
Common and present throughout Goa.

218.   Clamorous Reed-Warbler, Acrocephalus stentoreus, Indische Karekiet
A single observation at Carambolim Lake.

219.   Booted Warbler, Hippolais caligata, Kleine Spotvogel
1 at Baga and 1 at the Savelm Lake.

220.   Common Tailorbird, Orthotomus sutorius, Langstaartsnijdervogel
Small numbers at Aguada, Baga Hill, Baga Forest, Bondla WS and Molem WS.

221.   Inornate Warbler, Phylloscopus inornatus, Bladkoning
A single observation of the race humei at Bondla WS.

222.   Greenish Warbler, Phylloscopus trochiloides, Grauwe Fitis
By far the commonest wintering warbler is the Green Warbler, currently lumped as the nitidus subspecies of Greenish Warbler. Very common and seen and heard in all woodland and scrub. The nominate race occurs in smaller numbers.

223.   Large-billed Leaf-Warbler, Phylloscopus magnirostris, Diksnavelfitis
A single one at Maem Lake.

224.   Western Crowned-Warbler, Phylloscopus occipitalis, Streepkopboszanger
2 at Molem WS, 1 at Bondla WS and 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

225.   Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca, Braamsluiper
A single bird near Saligao Zor.

226.   Puff-throated Babbler, Pellorneum ruficeps, Gevlekte Jungletimalia
2 at Baga Forest, 1 at Maem Lake, 2 at Bondla WS and 1 at Molem WS.

227.   * Indian Scimitar-Babbler, Pomatorhinus horsfieldii, Travancorekruiplijster
A single one at the entrance of Bondla WS.

228.   * Tawny-bellied Babbler, Dumetia hyperythra, Roodbuiktimalia
2 at Baga Hill and 4 at the "Indian Pitta" site at Aguada.

229.   * Dark-fronted Babbler, Rhopocichla atriceps, Zwartvoorhoofdbabbelaar
Fairly common at Bondla WS, Molem WS and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

230.   ** Rufous Babbler, Turdoides subrufus, Roodrugbabbelaar
A group of 10+ in the bamboo near the restaurant at Bondla WS.

231.   Jungle Babbler, Turdoides striatus, Junglebabbelaar
In flocks at Maem Lake, Bondla WS and Molem WS.

232.   Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Alcippe poioicephala, Bruinwangnontimalia
Fairly common at Maem Lake, Baga Hill, Baga Forest, Bondla WS, Molem WS and Backwoods Camp
in Molem WS.

233.   * Black-lored Tit, Parus xanthogenys, Kroonmees
Up to 6 in the large trees at the Biera Mar Hotel in Baga, 2 at Baga Forest and 1 at Baga Hill.

234.   Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Eremopterix grisea, Grijskruinvinkleeuwerik
2 near the Carambolim Woods site, 3 at Dona Paula and 1 at the Baga paddies.

235.   ** Malabar Lark, Galerida malabarica, Malabarenkuifleeuwerik
4 at the Baga paddies, 4 near the Carambolim Woods, 3 at Dona Paula and 4 near Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

236.   Oriental Skylark, Alauda gulgula, Kleine Veldleeuwerik
2 at Dona Paula.

237.   House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, Huismus
Fairly common in villages and towns.

238.   Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Petronia xanthocollis, Indische Rotsmus
2 at Bondla WS, 4 at Dona Paula, 2 at Molem WS, 4 at the Baga paddies and 4 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

239.   White-rumped Munia, Lonchura striata, Spitsstaartbronzemannetje
A common and widespread species.

240.   Nutmeg Mannikin, Lonchura punctulata, Muskaatvink
20+ in the Baga area.

241.   Forest Wagtail, Dendronanthus indicus, Boomkwikstaart
2 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

242.   * White-browed Wagtail, Motacilla madaraspatensis, Indische Bonte Kwikstaart
Fairly common throughout Goa.

243.   Citrine Wagtail, Motacilla citreola, Citroenkwikstaart
Seen only in small numbers at Carambolim Lake.

244.   Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava, Gele Kwikstaart
A few at Baga and near Carambolim Lake.

245.   Grey Wagtail, Motacilla cinerea, Grote Gele Kwikstaart
A single bird at Molem WS.

246.   Oriental Pipit (paddyfield pipit), Anthus rufulus, Oosterse Pieper
Common on the coast and in open areas inland.

247.   richard's pipit, Anthus richardi, Grote Pieper
Present in most open areas and frequently heard.

248.   Tawny Pipit, Anthus campestris, Duinpieper
2 at Dona Paula and 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

249.   Blyth's Pipit, Anthus godlewskii, Mongoolse Pieper
Only 2 seen at the Baga paddies and 2 at Dona Paula.

250.   Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis, Boompieper
4 at the Baga paddies and 1 at Baga Forest.

251.   Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni, Siberische Boompieper
A single observation near Baga Hill.

252.   Baya Weaver, Ploceus philippinus, Bayawever
Fairly common at many sites.

253.   Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum agile, Dikbekhoningvogel
Common in forest and scrub on the coastal strip.

254.   Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Dicaeum erythrorhynchos, Geelsnavelhoningvogel
Small numbers at Baga Hill and Baga Forest and certainly overlooked.

255.   Plain Flowerpecker, Dicaeum concolor, Groengrijze Honingvogel
Small numbers at Bondla WS and Molem WS, a few at Baga Forest.

256.   * Purple-rumped Sunbird, Nectarinia zeylonica, Purperstuithoningzuiger
Common along the coast and seen verywhere.

257.   ** Crimson-backed Sunbird, Nectarinia minima, Dwerghoningzuiger
Less common on the coastal strip, but commoner inland especially at Bondla WS and Molem WS and Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

258.   Purple Sunbird, Nectarinia asiatica, Purperhoningzuiger
Small numbers on the coast and inland.

259.   * Long-billed Sunbird (loten's sunbird), Nectarinia lotenia, Lotushoningzuiger
Seen in small numbers at Bondla WS, Molem WS, Baga Hill and Baga Forest.

260.   Crimson Sunbird, Aethopyga siparaja, Geelrughoningzuiger
2 at Baga Hill.

261.   Little Spiderhunter, Arachnothera longirostra, Kleine Spinnenjager

A single one at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS


SYSTEMATIC LIST OF MAMMALS

This list follows the sequence and scientific nomenclature of the Mammals of India in† " A Birdwatcher's Guide to India" by Krys Kazmierczak & Raj Singh. Data are estimates of the minimum numbers seen.

1.      HANUMAN (COMMON) LANGUR, Semnopithecus entellus
Seen in small numbers in forest areas throughout Goa.

2.      INDIAN GREY MONGOOSE, Herpestes edwardsiii
3 at Baga.

3.      BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN, Tursiops truncatus
10 along the coast near Goa.

4.      WILD BOAR, Sus scrofa
A single one en route to Bondla WS.

5.      CHITAL (SPOTTED DEER), Axis axis
3 at Bondla WS.

6.      GAUR (INDIAN BISON), Bos gaurus
A single one at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS..

7.      INDIAN MALABAR GIANT SQUIRREL, Ratufa indica
5 at Bondla WS, 1 at Molem WS and 1 at Backwoods Camp in Molem WS.

8.      INDIAN THREE-STRIPED PALM QUIRREL, Funambulus palmarum
A common and widespread species.

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