Some Interesting Birds of Dera Amer

White-naped Tit (Parus nuchalis)
This endemic bird is now classified as ‘globally threatened’, existing only in scattered pockets of thorn-scrub forest in Rajasthan, Gujarat and south India. The forest in and around Dera Amer is the preferred habitat of this species, and there are records of breeding pairs from here over the years. 
The white-naped tit is differentiated from the relatively common great tit (Parus nuchalis) by its black back.
 
Dusky Eagle Owl (Bubo coromandus)
One of the largest owls in the world. It is occasionally seen around the property  perched on a fence-post either in the late evening or in the early morning.
One habitat requirement for the dusky eagle owl is the presence of tall mature trees, of which there are several in this protected environment.
 
Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope)
 This is a rare winter visitor to certain hotspots distributed across India. It has been observed in the very heart of the camp where there are clumps of dense bushes in open scrubland. Since this area also has plentiful water, the siberian rubythroat shares its local patch with bluethroats which also visit in winter.
 
Marshall’s Iora (Aegithina nigrolutea)
Endemic species of birds (that is birds found only in a certain geographical area) are always of interest to the birdwatcher. And the marshall’s iora is an endemic. It is a strikingly plumaged bird, the bright yellow, white and black showing up as it feeds acrobatically on thorny trees. The very similar common iora (also found here) does not have any white on its tail as compared to the marshall’s.
 
Birds of Dera Amer  
     
No. Name of Species Scientific Name
     
1 Grey Francolin Francolinus gularis
2 Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
3 Barred Button-Quail Turnix suscitator
4 Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus
5 Bar-headed Goose Anser indicus
6 Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
7 Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense
8 Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Dendrocopos mahrattensis
9 Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima heamacephala
10 Indian Grey Hornbill Ocyceros birostris
11 Common Hoopoe Upupa epops
12 Indian Roller Coracias beghalensis
13 White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
14 Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
15 Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus
16 Common Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius
17 Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea
18 Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
19 Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
20 Plum-headed Parakeet Psittacula cyanocephala
21 Alexandrine Parakeet Psittacula eupatria
22 Dusky Eagle Owl Bubo coromandus
23 Spotted Owlet Athene brama
24 Indian Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
25 Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka
26 Rock Pigeon Columba livia
27 Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera
28 Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
29 Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
30 Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
31 Painted Sandgrouse Pterocles indicus
32 Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
33 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
34 Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
35 Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caerulens
36 Black Kite Milvus migrans
37 Shikra Accipiter badius
38 Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
39 Oriental Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus
40 White-eyed Buzzard Bitastur teesa
41 Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
42 Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
43 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
44 Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 
45 Bay-backed Shrike Lanius vittatus
46 Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
47 Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
48 Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda
49 House Crow Corvus splendens
50 Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus splendens
51 Large Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina macei
52 Black-headed Cuckoo-Shrike Coracina melanoptera
53 Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus
54 White-browed Fantail Flycatcher Rhipidura aureola 
55 Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
56 White-bellied Drongo Dicrurus caerulescens
57 Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisis
58 Spotted Creeper Salpornis spilonotus
59 Common Iora Aegithinia tiphia
60 Marshall's Iora Aegithinia nigrolutea
61 Common Woodshrike Tephrodornis pondicerianus
62 Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
63 Red-throated Flycatcher Ficedula parva
64 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
65 Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
66 Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
67 Indian Robin Saxicolloides fulicata
68 Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
69 Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
70 Brown Rockchat Cercomela fusca
71 Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata
72 Variable Wheatear Oenanthe picata opistholeuca
73 Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum
74 Rosy Starling Sturnus roseus
75 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
76 Asian Pied Starling Sturnus contra
77 Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
78 Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginiarus
79 House Swift Apus affinis
80 Dusky Crag Martin Hirundo concolor 
81 Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica 
82 White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis
83 Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
84 Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense 
85 Common Babbler Turdoides caudatus 
86 Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi 
87 Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus
88 Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
89 Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
90 Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
91 Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus griseolus
92 Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis
93 Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
94 Rufous-fronted Prinia Prinia buchanani
95 Grey-breasted Prinia Prinia hodgsonii
96 Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
97 Great Tit Parus major
98 White-naped Tit Parus nuchalis
99 Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica
100 House Sparrow Passer domesticus
101 Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis
102 Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
103 Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
104 Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
105 Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
106 Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica
107 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
108 Crested Bunting Melophus lathami
109 White-capped Bunting Emberiza stewarti
110 Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani
111 Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza fucata
 

NOTE: From 15th April to the end of July our camp closed from 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM due to the summer.