My Life List
A tabulated list of the birds I have seen in India, and the places where I have
seen them. (At present the species list is complete, but the place lists are not.
I have to locate my notes for 1984-87.)
The entries are linked to further information and photographs.
The codes used in the tables are explained below.
|I||Grebes to Spoonbill|
|II||Geese to Raptors|
|III||Partridges to Plovers|
|IV||Sandpipers to Skimmer|
|V||Sandgrouse to Kingfishers|
|VI||Bee-eaters to Swallows|
|VII||Shrikes to Crows|
|VIII||Wood-Shrike to Flycatchers|
|IX||Warblers to Chats|
|X||Robin to White-eye|
|XI||Sparrows to Buntings|
The numbers in parenthesis are from Ali and Ripley
(Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent).
If a name is included in smaller font, it is the new "common
name" proposed by Inskipp, Inskipp and Grimmett (Birds
of the Indian Subcontinent).
The list of places where I have seen the bird follows the parenthesis
and uses the following code:
There is a colour coding for the season in which the birds were seen,
which is illustrated below:
|Alg = Aligarh
||Abd = Allahabad
||Bng = Bangalore
||Del = Delhi
|Kas = Kashmir
||Knp = Kanpur
||Mys = Mysore
If a bird was seen very infrequently in a place (atmost once or twice a
year), this is marked by a *, colour-coded as above.
(e.g. * for
the Verditer Flycatcher in Allahabad). *s have been allotted only when
I have lived in a place for a year or more and been reasonably active
in birding there (hence only for Aligarh, Allahabad and Kanpur). An
associated remark is that these are also the places for which the
colour-coding is most meaningful. For others it merely reflects the
season in which I was there.
|X = All year
||X = Winter
||X = Summer