Thattekad, Kerala and Andaman Islands, India March 2019

with Claudia and Alice Banwell and then with Mike Edgecombe, John Gregory and Jane Whittaker for the Andamans

I had wanted to see a Sri Lanka Bay Owl for many years now so I finally had the opportunity to visit Thattekad where I knew I had a good chance to see one. The local guide took me to a day roosting bird soon after I arrived there. We did try at night to find one but only managed to hear one. I just spent a couple of days birding around here before I went to The Andaman Islands for a week which was long enough to see all the endemic species.




Lesser Whistling-Duck
Cotton Pygmy-Goose
Andaman Teal
Red Spurfowl
Gray Junglefowl
Rock Pigeon
Andaman Wood-Pigeon
Red Collared-Dove
Spotted Dove
Andaman Cuckoo-Dove
Asian Emerald Dove
Gray-fronted Green-Pigeon
Andaman Green-Pigeon
Green Imperial-Pigeon
Andaman Coucal
Lesser Coucal
Asian Koel
Banded Bay Cuckoo
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo
Lesser Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo
Sri Lanka Frogmouth
Andaman Nightjar
Jerdon’s Nightjar
Brown-backed Needletail
Plume-toed Swiftlet
White-nest Swiftlet
Eurasian Moorhen
Gray-headed Swamphen
White-breasted Waterhen
Andaman Crake
Slaty-legged Crake
Pacific Golden-Plover
Red-wattled Lapwing
Lesser Sand-Plover
Temminck’s Stint
Common Snipe
Pin-tailed Snipe
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Wood Sandpiper
Common Redshank
Whiskered Tern
Indian Cormorant
Yellow Bittern
Purple Heron
Great Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Pacific Reef-Heron
Cattle Egret
Indian Pond-Heron
Striated Heron
Andaman Serpent-Eagle
Changeable Hawk-Eagle
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Sri Lanka Bay-Owl
Andaman Scops-Owl
Oriental Scops-Owl
Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl
Jungle Owlet
Andaman Boobook
Hume’s Boobook
Malabar Trogon
Malabar Gray Hornbill
Common Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
Malabar Barbet
White-cheeked Barbet
Heart-spotted Woodpecker
Brown-capped Woodpecker
Speckle-breasted Woodpecker
Rufous Woodpecker
Black-rumped Flameback
Andaman Woodpecker
Alexandrine Parakeet
Plum-headed Parakeet
Malabar Parakeet
Red-breasted Parakeet
Long-tailed Parakeet
Vernal Hanging-Parrot
Indian Pitta
Rufous-tailed Flycatcher
Malabar Woodshrike
Small Minivet
Orange Minivet
Scarlet Minivet
Large Cuckooshrike
Andaman Cuckooshrike
Mangrove Whistler
Brown Shrike
Indian Golden Oriole
Black-naped Oriole
Black-hooded Oriole
Bronzed Drongo
Andaman Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Black-naped Monarch
Indian Paradise-Flycatcher
Rufous Treepie
White-bellied Treepie
Andaman Treepie
House Crow
Large-billed Crow
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Cinereous Tit
Andaman Bulbul
Flame-throated Bulbul
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Yellow-browed Bulbul
Green Warbler
Large-billed Leaf Warbler
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler
Thick-billed Warbler
Black-browed Reed Warbler
Blyth’s Reed Warbler
Oriental Reed Warbler
Oriental White-eye
Dark-fronted Babbler
Puff-throated Babbler
Jungle Babbler
Asian Fairy-bluebird
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Brown-breasted Flycatcher
Oriental Magpie-Robin
Andaman Shama
White-bellied Blue Flycatcher
Blue-throated Flycatcher
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
Indian Blue Robin
Malabar Whistling-Thrush
Orange-headed Thrush
Asian Glossy Starling
Common Hill Myna
Southern Hill Myna
Malabar Starling
White-headed Starling
Common Myna
Thick-billed Flowerpecker
Nilgiri Flowerpecker
Andaman Flowerpecker
Purple-rumped Sunbird
Crimson-backed Sunbird
Olive-backed Sunbird
Long-billed Sunbird
Little Spiderhunter
Forest Wagtail
Gray Wagtail
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
House Sparrow