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Birding Goa - White-bellied Sea Eagle

Birding Goa, India

This is a species list for birds seen in Goa, India  between 21 November and 26 November 2017.

For more details and a lot more photos see the trip report for Birding Goa report see this page

This is the field guide I took with me, it proved to work well both in India and Bhutan:

We also used the Lonely Planet guide to India extensively both for planning and during the trip itself:


Kingfisher, Cola Beach, Goa, India, November 2017

Kingfisher, Cola Beach, Goa, India, November 2017

Black-headed Ibis, Benaulim, Goa, India, November 2017
Black-headed Ibis, Benaulim, Goa, India, November 2017

A total of 70 species were seen during our stay in Goa (not including a few more that were not specifically identified)

* = 1-9
** = 9 - 100

Englsih Name Scientific Name Numbers Comment
Garganey Spatula querquedula ** One flock passing Benaulim beach (flying north to roost
Spotted-necked Dove Streptopelia chinensis * A couple from the hotel terrace in Kolkata
Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis ** Common around Benaulim
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis * Benaulim
Blue-faced Malkoha Phaenicophaeus viridirostris * Cola Beach
Common Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus * Cola Beach
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio ** Benaulim
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus * Benaulim
Striated Heron Butorides striata * Cola Beach
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii * Cola Beach, Benaulim
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis ** Benaulim
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea * Benaulim
Great Egret Ardea alba * Benaulim
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia * Cola Beach
Little Egret Egretta garzetta * Cola Beach, Benaulim
Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis * Benaulim
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus ** Benaulim
Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger * Cola Beach, Benaulim
Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis ** Kolkata (flying over hotel)
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus * Cola Beach
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii ** Cola Beach, Benaulim
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus * Benaulim
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus * Benaulim
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres * Cola Beach
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos * Several Cola Beach
Little Pratincole Glareola lactea * One flying over beach at Benaulim
Brown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus *** Very common at Cola Beach and Benaulim
Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus * Benaulim
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica ** Cola Beach, Benaulim
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster * Cola Beach, Benaulim
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus ** Cola Beach, Benaulim
Black Kite Milvus migrans ** Cola Beach, Benaulim
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops * Benaulim
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis ** Cola Beach, Benaulim. Commonest Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus * Benaulim
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis * Benaulim
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis * One on Cola Beach
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis * Benaulim
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata * One on Cola Beach
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri * Benaulim
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus * Cola Beach
Indian Golden Oriole Oriolus kundoo * Cola Beach
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia * Cola Beach
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus * Benaulim
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus * Cola Beach
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus * Cola Beach
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach * Benaulim
House Crow Corvus splendens **  
Indian Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi * Cola Beach
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum concolor * Cola Beach
Purple-rumped Sunbird Leptocoma zeylonica * Cola Beach, Benaulim
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata ** Benaulim
Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca * Benaulim
House Sparrow Passer domesticus * Benaulim
White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis * Cola Beach
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius * Cola Beach, Benaulim
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola * Benaulim
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica * Benaulim
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus melanicterus * Cola Beach (Flame-throated)
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer * Cola Beach
White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus * Cola Beach
Greenish Leaf Warbler Seicercus trochiloides * Cola Beach
Dark-fronted Babbler Rhopocichla atriceps * Cola Beach
Jungle Babbler Turdoides striata * Benaulim
Brahminy Starling Sturnia pagodarum * Benaulim
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica * Benaulim
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis ** Cola Beach, Benaulim
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus * Benaulim
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis * Cola Beach
Pied Bush Chat Saxicola caprata * Benaulim

Greater Sand Ploverl,Cola Beach, Goa, India, November 2017
Greater Sand Plover, Cola Beach, Goa, India, November 2017

Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Benaulim, Goa, India, November 2017
Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Benaulim, Gos, India, November 2017

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