Birds In Lahaul Spiti

Following is an exhaustive list of birds found in Lahaul Spiti. Although a lot of these birds can be found at other places with lower altitudes too, some of them have adapted well to life at altitudes as high as 6000 m.

WETLAND BIRDS Lahaul Spiti

WETLAND BIRDS

These birds live around water bodies such as rivers, lakes and marshes. Includes a fair number of migratory birds.

  • Mallard
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Garganey
  • Ruddy Shelduck
  • Common Merganser
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Wood Sandpiper
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Ibisbill
  • Common Kingfisher
  • White-throated Dipper
  • Brown Dipper
  • Solitary SNipe
  • White Wagtail
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Citrine Wagtail
Bearded Vulture Lahaul Spiti

BIRDS OF PREY

As evident from name, these birds feed on other birds, small animals and carrion.

  • Bearded Vulture
  • Himalayan Vulture
  • Booted Eagle
  • Golden Eagle
  • Black Kite
  • Upland Buzzard
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Little Owl
  • Common Kestrel

GROUND FEEDING BIRDS

These birds usually feed on ground.

  • Himalayan Snowcock
  • Chukar Partridge
  • Snow Partridge
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Snow Pigeon
  • Hill Pigeon
  • Oriental Turtle Dove
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Tibetan Sandgrouse
  • Common Myna
  • Hoopoe

AERIAL FEEDING BIRDS

Insectivorous birds which hunt insects, often mid-air.

  • Eurasian Crag-Martin
  • Northern House-Martin
  • Common Swift
  • Barn Swallow

ARBOREAL BIRDS

These birds nest and spend most of their times in trees and bushes.

  • Indian Golden Oriole
  • Cinereous Tit
  • White-browed Tit Warbler
  • Mountain CHiffchaff
  • Greenish Warbler
  • Tickell’s Leaf Warbler
  • Sulphur-bellied Warbler
  • Lesser Whitethroat
  • Western Crowned Warbler
 Chough Lahaul Spiti

OTHER BIRDS

  • Large-billed Crow
  • Common Raven
  • House Crow
  • Alpine Chough
  • Red-billed Chough
  • Tickell’s Thrush
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Blue Whistling Thrush
  • Wallcreeper
  • Rock Bunting
  • White-winged Redstart
  • Black Restart
  • White-capped Redstart
  • Plumbeous Redstart
  • Grandala
  • Common Stonechat
  • Bluethroat
  • White-tailed Rubythroat
  • Desert Wheatear
  • Pied Wheatear
  • Robin Accentor
  • Rufous-breasted Accentor
  • Alpine Accentor
  • Brown Accentor
  • Blanford’s Snowfinch
  • Tibetan Snowfinch
  • Plain Mountain Finch
  • Brandt’s Mountain Finch
  • Mongolin FInch
  • European Goldfinch
  • TwiteRed-fronted Rosefinch
  • Red-mantled Rosefinch
  • Common Rosefinch
  • Pink-browed Rosefinch
  • Streaked Rosefinch
  • Great Rosefinch
  • Fire-fronted Serin
  • House Sparrow
  • Long-tailed Shrike
  • European Roller
  • Hume’s Lark
  • Horned Lark
  • Oriental Skylark
  • Rosy Pipit
  • Upland Pipit

Information about birds from Nature Conservation Foundation ncf-india.org

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