Birds of Goa

This is an exchaustive list of all the birds found in Goa.

English Name / Geological name.

  • Little Grebe / Tachybaptusruficollis
  • Little Cormorant / Phalacrocoraxniger
  • Indian Cormorant / Phalacrocoraxfuscicollis
  • Oriental Darter / Anhinga melanogaster


  • Little Egret / Egrettagarzetta
  • Western Reef-egret / Egrettagularis
  • Grey Heron / Ardeacinerea
  • Purple Heron / Ardeapurpurea
  • Great Egret / Ardea alba
  • Intermediate Egret / Mesophoyxintermedia
  • Eastern Cattle Egret / Bubulcus ibis coromandus
  • Indian Pond-heron / Ardeolagrayii
  • Little Heron / Butoridesstriatus
  • Black-crowned Night-heron / Nycticoraxnycticorax
  • Asian Openbill / Anastomusoscitans
  • Woolly-necked Stork / Ciconiaepiscopus
  • Lesser Adjutant / Leptoptilosjavanicus
  • Glossy Ibis / Plegadisfalcinellus
  • Black-headed Ibis / Threskiornismelanocephalus
  • Eurasian Spoonbill / Platalealeucorodia
  • Lesser Whistling-duck / Dendrocygnajavanica
  • Cotton Pygmy-goose / Nettapuscoromandelianus
  • Northern Pintail / Anasacuta
  • Garganey / Anasquerquedula
  • Oriental Honey-buzzard / Pernisptilorhyncus
  • Black-shouldered Kite / Elanuscaeruleus
  • Black Kite / Milvusmigrans
  • Brahminy Kite / Haliasturindus
  • White-bellied Sea Eagle / Haliaeetusleucogaster
  • White-rumped Vulture / Gyps bengalensis
  • Long-billed Vulture / Gyps indicus
  • Crested Serpent-eagle / Spilornischeela
  • Eurasian Marsh Harrier / Circus aeruginosus
  • Crested Goshawk / Accipiter trivirgatus
  • Shikra / Accipiter badiusbadius
  • Besra / Accipiter virgatus
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk / Accipiter nisus
  • Black Eagle / Ictinaetusmalayensis
  • Indian Spotted Eagle / Aquila hastata
  • Greater Spotted Eagle / Aquila clanga
  • Steppe Eagle / Aquila nipalensis
  • Booted Eagle / Hieraaetuspennatus
  • Rufous-bellied Eagle / Hieraaetuskienerii
  • Changeable Hawk-eagle / Spizaetuscirrhatus
  • Mountain Hawk-eagle / Spizaetusnipalensiskelaarti
  • Osprey / Pandionhaliaetus
  • Common Kestrel / Falco tinnunculus
  • Peregrine Falcon / Falco peregrinus
  • Jungle Bush-quail / Perdiculaasiatica
  • Grey Junglefowl / Gallus sonneratii
  • Indian Peafowl / Pavocristatus
  • Barred Buttonquail / Turnixsuscitator
  • White-breasted Waterhen / Amaurornisphoenicurus
  • Grey-headed (Purple) Swamphen / Porphyrioporphyrio
  • Common Moorhen / Gallinulachloropus
  • Common Coot / Fulicaatra
  • Pheasant-tailed Jacana / Hydrophasianuschirurgus
  • Bronze-winged Jacana / Metopidiusindicus
  • Greater Painted-snipe / Rostratulabenghalensis
  • Black-winged Stilt / Himantopushimantopus
  • Great Thick-knee / Burhinusrecurvirostris
  • Pacific Golden Plover / Pluvialisfulva
  • Grey Plover / Pluvialissquatarola
  • Ringed Plover / Charadriushiaticula
  • Little Ringed Plover / Charadriusdubius
  • Kentish Plover / Charadriusalexandrinus
  • Lesser Sand Plover / Charadriusmongolus
  • Greater Sand Plover / Charadriusleschenaultii
  • Caspian Plover / Charadriusasiaticus
  • Yellow-wattled Lapwing / Vanellusmalabaricus
  • Red-wattled Lapwing / Vanellusindicus
  • Pintail Snipe / Gallinagostenura
  • Common Snipe / Gallinagogallinago
  • Black-tailed Godwit / Limosalimosa
  • Bar-tailed Godwit / Limosalapponica
  • Whimbrel / Numeniusphaeopus
  • Eurasian Curlew / Numeniusarquata
  • Common Redshank / Tringatotanus
  • Marsh Sandpiper / Tringastagnatilis
  • Common Greenshank / Tringanebularia
  • Green Sandpiper / Tringaochropus
  • Wood Sandpiper / Tringaglareola
  • Terek Sandpiper / Xenuscinereus
  • Common Sandpiper / Actitishypoleucos
  • Ruddy Turnstone / Arenariainterpres
  • Sanderling / Calidris alba
  • Little Stint / Calidrisminuta
  • Temminck's Stint / Calidristemminckii
  • Steppe Gull / Larusbarabensis
  • Heuglin's Gull / Larusheuglini
  • Pallas's Gull / Larusichthyaetus
  • Brown-headed Gull / Larusbrunnicephalus
  • Black-headed Gull / Larusridibundus
  • Slender-billed Gull / Larusgenei
  • Gull-billed Tern / Sterna nilotica
  • Lesser Crested Tern / Thalasseusbengalensis
  • Great Crested Tern / Thalasseusbergii
  • Sandwich Tern / Thalasseussandvicensis
  • Little Tern Sterna / albifrons
  • Whiskered Tern / Chlidoniashybridus
  • Rock Dove / Columba livia
  • Spotted Dove / Streptopeliachinensis
  • Emerald Dove / Chalcophapsindica
  • Orange-breasted Green-pigeon / Treronbicincta
  • Grey-fronted / (Pompadour)
  • Green Pigeon / Treronpompadoraaffinis
  • Mountain Imperial-pigeon / Duculabadia
  • Vernal Hanging-parrot / Loriculusvernalis
  • Rose-ringed Parakeet / Psittaculakrameri
  • Plum-headed Parakeet / Psittaculacyanocephala
  • Malabar Parakeet / Psittaculacolumboides
  • Banded Bay Cuckoo / Cacomantissonneratii
  • Asian Koel / Eudynamysscolopacea
  • Blue-faced Malkoha / Phaenicophaeusviridirostris
  • Southern (Greater) Coucal / Centropussinensisparroti
  • Oriental Scops-owl / Otussunia
  • Brown Fish-owl / Ketupazeylonensis
  • Brown Wood-owl / Strixleptogrammica
  • Jungle Owlet / Glaucidiumradiatum
  • Spotted Owlet / Athenebrama
  • Brown Hawk-owl / Ninoxscutulata
  • Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Frogmouth / Batrachostomusmoniliger
  • Indian Jungle (Grey) Nightjar / Caprimulgusindicus
  • Jerdon's Nightjar / Caprimulgusatripennis
  • Savannah Nightjar / Caprimulgusaffinis
  • Crested Treeswift / Hemiprocnecoronata
  • Indian White-rumpedSpinetail / Zoonavenasylvatica
  • Brown-throated (backed) Needletail / Hirundapusgiganteus
  • Asian Palm-swift / Cypsiurusbalasiensis
  • House Swift / Apusaffinis
  • Malabar Trogon / Harpactesfasciatus
  • Common Kingfisher / Alcedoatthis
  • Stork-billed Kingfisher / Pelargopsiscapensis
  • White-throated Kingfisher / Halcyon smyrnensis
  • Black-capped Kingfisher / Halcyon pileata
  • Collared Kingfisher / Todirhamphuschloris
  • Pied Kingfisher / Cerylerudis
  • Little Green Bee-eater / Meropsorientalis
  • Blue-tailed Bee-eater / Meropsphilippinus
  • Chestnut-headed Bee-eater / Meropsleschenaulti
  • Indian Roller / Coraciasbenghalensis
  • Eurasian Hoopoe / Upupaepops
  • Malabar Grey Hornbill / Ocycerosgriseus
  • Malabar Pied-hornbill / Anthracoceroscoronatus
  • White-cheeked Barbet / Megalaimaviridis
  • Malabar (Crimson-fronted) Barbet / Megalaimarubricapilla Malabarica
  • Coppersmith Barbet / Megalaimahaemacephala
  • Indian (Brown-capped)Pygmy Woodpecker / Dendrocoposnanus
  • Rufous Woodpecker / Celeusbrachyurus
  • White-bellied Woodpecker / Dryocopusjavensis
  • Black-rumpedFlameback / Dinopiumbenghalense
  • Greater Flameback / Chrysocolapteslucidus
  • Heart-spotted Woodpecker / Hemicircuscanente
  • Indian Pitta Pitta / brachyura
  • Ashy-crowned Sparrow-lark / Eremopterixgrisea
  • Malabar Lark / Galeridamalabarica
  • Oriental Skylark / Alaudagulgula
  • Eurasian Crag-martin / Hirundorupestris
  • Dusky Crag-martin / Hirundoconcolor
  • Eurasian Swallow / Hirundorustica
  • Wire-tailed Swallow / Hirundosmithii
  • Red-rumped Swallow / Hirundodauricarufula
  • Streak-throated Swallow / Hirundofluvicola
  • Richard's Pipit / Anthusrichardi
  • Paddyfield Pipit / Anthusrufulus
  • Tawny Pipit / Anthuscampestris
  • Forest Wagtail / Dendronanthusindicus
  • White-browed Wagtail / Motacillamadaraspatensis
  • Yellow Wagtail / Motacillaflava
  • Grey Wagtail / Motacillacinerea
  • Black-headed Cuckoo shrike / Coracinamelanoptera
  • Small Minivet / Pericrocotuscinnamomeus
  • Scarlet Minivet / Pericrocotusflammeus
  • Pied (Bar-winged) Flycatcher-shrike / Hemipuspicatus
  • Black-crested Bulbu / l Pycnonotusmelanicterus
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul / Pycnonotusjocosus
  • Red-vented Bulbul / Pycnonotuscafer
  • White-browed Bulbul / Pycnonotusluteolus
  • Yellow-browed Bulbul / Ioleindica
  • Square-tailed Black Bulbul / Hypsipetesganeesa
  • Common Iora / Aegithinatiphia
  • Asian Fairy-bluebird / Irena puella
  • Blue-winged Leaf bird / Chloropsis cochinchinensis
  • Golden-fronted Leaf bird / Chloropsis aurifrons
  • Indian Blue Robin / Lusciniabrunnea
  • Oriental Magpie-robin / Copsychussaularis
  • White-Rumped Shama / Copsychusmalabaricus
  • Siberian Stonechat / Saxicolamaurusindicus
  • Pied Bush chat / Saxicolacaprata
  • Indian Black Robin / Saxicoloidesfulicata
  • Malabar Whistling-thrush / Myiophonushorsfieldii
  • Orange-headed Thrush / Zootheracitrina
  • Tickell's Thrush / Turdus unicolor
  • Nilgiri Blackbird / Turdussimillimussimillimus
  • Grey-breasted Prinia / Prinia hodgsonii
  • Ashy Prinia / Prinia socialis
  • Plain Prinia / Prinia inornata
  • Blyth 's Reed-warbler / Acrocephalusdumetorum
  • Clamorous Reed-warbler / Acrocephalusstentoreus
  • Common Tailorbird / Orthotomussutorius
  • Greenish Warbler / Phylloscopustrochiloides
  • Western Crowned-warbler / Phylloscopusoccipitalis
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher / Muscicapadauurica
  • Brown-breasted Flycatcher / Muscicapamuttui
  • Red-breasted Flycatcher / Ficedulaparva
  • Red-throated (Taiga) Flycatcher / Ficedulaalbicilla
  • Tickell's Blue-flycatcher / Cyornistickelliae
  • White-browed Fantail / Rhipiduraaureola
  • Black-napped Monarch / Hypothymisazurea
  • Asian Paradise-flycatcher / Terpsiphoneparadisi
  • Puff-throated Babbler / Pellorneumruficeps
  • Dark-fronted Babbler / Rhopocichlaatriceps
  • Jungle Babbler / Turdoidesstriatus
  • Brown-cheeked Fulvetta / Alcippepoioicephala
  • Black-lored Tit / Parusxanthogenys
  • Velvet-fronted Nuthatch / Sittafrontalis
  • Purple-Rumped Sunbird / Nectariniazeylonica
  • Crimson-backed Sunbird / Nectarinia minima
  • Purple Sunbird / Nectariniaasiatica
  • Loten's Sunbird / Nectarinialotenia
  • Crimson Sunbird / Aethopygasiparaja
  • Little Spider hunter / Arachnotheralongirostra
  • Thick-billed Flowerpecker / Dicaeum agile
  • Pale-billed Flowerpecker / Dicaeumerythrorhynchos
  • Nilgiri (Plain) Flowerpecker / Dicaeumconcolorconcolor
  • Indian Golden Oriole / Oriolusorioluskundoo
  • Black-hooded Oriole / Oriolusxanthornus
  • Large Woodshrike / Tephrodornisgularis
  • Long-tailed Shrike / Laniusschach
  • Black Drongo / Dicrurusmacrocercus
  • Ashy Drongo / Dicrurusleucophaeus
  • White-bellied Drongo / Dicruruscaerulescens
  • Bronzed Drongo / Dicrurusaeneus
  • Greater Racket-tailed Drongo / Dicrurusparadiseus
  • RufousTreepie / Dendrocittavagabunda
  • House Crow / Corvussplendens
  • Indian Jungle (Large-billed) Crow / Corvusmacrorhynchos
  • Ashy Woodswallow / Artamusfuscus
  • Grey-headed (Chestnut-tailed) Starling / Sturnusmalabaricus culminates
  • Brahminy Starling / Sturnuspagodarum
  • Rosy Starling / Sturnusroseus
  • Common Starling / Sturnus vulgaris
  • Common Myna / Acridotherestristis
  • Jungle Myna / Acridotheresfuscus
  • House Sparrow / Passer domesticus
  • Chestnut-shouldered Petronia / Petroniaxanthocollis
  • Baya Weaver / Ploceusphilippinus
  • White-rumped Munia / Lonchurastriata
  • Black-throated Munia / Lonchurakelaarti
  • Common Rosefinch / Carpodacuserythrinus
  • Pond Heron / Ardeolagrayee
  • Cattle Egret / Babulous ibis
  • Whitebacked Vulture / Gyps bengalensis
  • Grey Quail / Coturnixcoturnix
  • Whitebreasted waterhen / Amaurornisphoenicurus
  • Nilgiri wood pigeon / Columbia elphinstonii
  • Rufous Turtle Dove / Streptopeliaorientalis Erythrocephala
  • Blossomheaded Parakeet / Psittaculacyanocephala
  • Lorikeet / Loriculusvarnalis
  • Koel / Eudynamysscolopacea Scolopacea
  • Crow-pheasant / Centropussinensisparroti
  • Barred jungle owlet / Glaudidiumradiatum
  • Jungle Nightjar / Caprimulgusindicus
  • Palm Swift / Cypsiurusparvis
  • Malabar Trogon / Harpactesfasciatus Malabaricus
  • White breasted Kingfisher / Halcyon smyrnensis
  • Little Green Bee-eater / Meropsorientalis
  • Roller or Blue Jay / Coraciasbenghalensis
  • Malabar Grey Hornbill / Tockusgriseusgriseus
  • Malabar Pied hornbill / Anthracoceroscoronatus Coronatus
  • Great Pied Hornbill / Bucerosbicornis
  • Large Green Barbet / Magalaimarubricapilla Malabarica
  • Rufous Woodpecker / Micropternusbrachyurus Jerdonii
  • Goldenbacked Woodpecker / Dinopiumbenghalense Puncticolle
  • Malabar Crested Lark / Galeridamalabarica
  • Indian Greybacked Shrike / Laniusschachcanieps
  • Golden Oriole / Oriolusorioluskundoo
  • Large Racket-Tailed Drongo / Dicrurusparadiseusparadiseus
  • Jungle Myna / Acridotheresfufscus
  • Pied Flycatcher-Shrike / Hemipuspicatuspicatus
  • Large Cuckoo Shrike / Coraeinanovaehollandiae
  • Small Minivet / Pericrocotuscinnamomeus Malabarious
  • Jerdon's Chloropsis / Chloropsiscochinchinensis Jerdoni
  • Fairy Bluebird / Irena puellapuella
  • Rubythroated Yellow Bulbul / Pycnonotusmelanictorusgulari
  • Yellowbrowed Bulbul / Hypsipetesindicusindicus
  • Jungle Babbler / Turdoidesstriatussomervilleii
  • Redbreasted Flycatcher / Muscicapaparvaparva
  • Paradise flycatcher / Terpsiohoneparadisi Leucogaster
  • Tailor Bird / Orthotomussutorius
  • Indian Robin / Sexicoloidesfulicate
  • Malabar Whistling thrush / Myiophoneushorsfieldii
  • Plaincoloured Flowerpecker / Dicaeumconcolor
  • Small Sunbird / Nectarinia minima
  • Yellowthroated Sparrow / Petroniacanthocollis
  • Whitebacked Munia / Lonchurastriatastriata

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