Birds of Kodagu

Coorg, also called as Scotland of India, is well known for its mesmerising beauty with beautiful landscape and wide variety of species.

Coorg is also a place for bird watchers. Below are the list of Birds from Kodagu-

Contents

Name of Birds in Kodava Thakk

Grebes

Kodava Name – gundmuluka

1. Little Grebe

Kodava Name – gundmuluka

Cormorants and Shags

Kodava Name – Neerkaake

1. Great Cormorant

Kodava Name – Balya Neerkaake

2. Little Cormorant

Kodava Name – Cheriya Neerkaake

3. Indian Shag

Kodava Name – Meenkaake

Darters

1. Darter

Kodava Name – Pambakki

Herons, Egrets & Bitterns

1. Indian Pond – Heron

Kodava Name – pole

2. Purple Heron

Kodava Name – Nerle pole

3. Little Green Heron

Kodava Name – Pachhe Pole

4. Grey Heron

Kodava Name – boodh pole

5. Black-crowned Night – Heron

Kodava Name – Kartha pole

6. Little Egret

Kodava Name – cheriya bopole

7. Median Egret

Kodava Name –bopole

8. Large Egret

Kodava Name –Balya bopole

9. Cattle Egret

Kodava Name –Unni pole

10. Black Bittern

Kodava Name –kartha kolka

11. Chestnut Bittern

Kodava Name –Choma kolka

12. Yellow Bittern

Kodava Name –manja kolka

13. Malayan Night – Heron

Kodava Name – Nari kolka

Storks – Heron

1. Painted Stork

Kodava Name – Rang Kokkare

2. White – necked Stork

Kodava Name – Kartha Kokkare

3. Lesser Adjutant – Stork

Kodava Name – Righter Kokkare

4. Asian Open bill – Stork

Kodava Name – Baaykalka Kokkare

Ibises and Spoonbills

1. Oriental White Ibis

Kodava Name – Boltha Baalkokka

2. Black Ibis

Kodava Name – Kartha Baalkokka

3. Glossy Ibis

Kodava Name – Minn Baalkokka

4. Eurasian Spoonbill

Kodava Name – Chamacha kokka

Geese and Ducks

1. Bar – headed Goose

Kodava Name – Hebbaath

2. Spot-billed Duck

Kodava Name – Varate/sarale

3. Lesser Whistling – Duck

Kodava Name – Neer Baath

4. Cotton Teal

Kodava Name – Boltha Baath

5. Northern Pintail

Kodava Name – Chooodhbaalra Baath

6. Ferruginous Pochard

Kodava Name – Boltha kannra Baath

Hawks, Eagles, Buzzards, Kites, Harriers and Old World Vutures

1. Black-shouldered Kite

Kodava Name – Kari krkotta

2. Black Kite

Kodava Name – krkotta

3. Brahminy Kite

Kodava Name – Garuda

4. Oriental Honey – Buzzard

Kodava Name – Kartha kduva

5. Tawny Eagle

Kodava Name –kduva

6. Black Eagle

Kodava Name –Kartha padhe

7. Bonelli’s Eagle

Kodava Name –Neelabaalra Kduva

8. Rufous-bellied Eagle

Kodava Name –Chondapotte Kduva

9. Crested Hawk Eagle

Kodava Name –ktteKduva

10. Greater Grey-headed Fish Eagle

Kodava Name – Kappe padh

11. Short – toed Snake Eagle

Kodava Name – Pannagaari

12. Crested Serpant – Eagle

Kodava Name – Jedekduva

13. White – eyed Buzzard

Kodava Name – Bolthakannera Padh

14. Shikra

15. Crested Goshawk

Kodava Name – Kottpadh

16. Black Baza

17. Eurasian Sparrowhawk

18. Besra Sparrowhawk

Kodava Name – Pakki krkotta

19. Pallid Harrier

20. Western Marsh-Harrier

21. Red – headed Vulture

Kodava Name – Chondamande Adepadh

22. Indian White backed vuture

Kodava Name – jaddpadh

23. Long – billed Vulture

Kodava Name – Ade Padh

24. Egyptian Vulture

Kodava Name – Boltha Ade Padh

Osprey

  1. Ospre

Scientific Name – Pandion haliaetus

Falcons

1. Common Kestrel

Kodava Name – Chore Chaana

2. Oriental Hobby

Kodava Name – Karithale Chaana

3. Shaheen Falcon

Kodava Name – Kandu Chaana

Pheasants, Partridges and Quails

1. Grey Francolin

Kodava Name – Gaujalakki

2. Red Spurfowl

Kodava Name – Kedakoli

3. Jungle Bush – Quail

Kodava Name – Kaad karkoli

4. Painted Bush – Quail

Kodava Name – Rang karkoli

5. Grey Junglefowl

Kodava Name – Kaadkoli

6. Indian Peafowl

Kodava Name – Maile

Buttonquails/BustardQuails

1. Common Buttonquail

Kodava Name – Thorpekotta

2. Yellow – legged Buttonquail

Kodava Name – Manjakaalra Thorpekotta

3. Small Buttonquail

Kodava Name – Cheriya Thorpekotta

Rails, Moorhens and Coots

1. Blue- breasted Rail

Kodava Name – Morongoli

2. White – breasted Rail

Kodava Name – Morongoli

3. Common coot

Kodava Name – Kartha Morongoli

Jacanas

1. Bronze – winged Jacana

Plovers and Lapwings

1. Red-wattled Lapwing

Kodava Name – upputheetha

Sandpipers and Snipes

1. Common Sandpiper

Kodava Name – Bandkothi

2. Green Sandpiper

Kodava Name – Pache Bandkothi

3. Wood Sandpiper

Kodava Name – Kaad Bandkothi

4. Wood Snipe

Kodava Name – Korji Pakshi

Terns

1. River Tern

Pigeons and Doves

1. Blue Rock Pigeon

Kodava Name – Kaad Paryola

2. Nilgiri Wood Pigeon

Kodava Name – Para Kombakki

3. Mountain Imperial- Pigeon

Kodava Name – Kombakki

4. Green Imperial- Pigeon

Kodava Name – Kuggal

5. Pompadour Green – Pigeon

Kodava Name – Padchithore

6. Yellow legged Green – Pigeon

Kodava Name – Manjakallra Padchithore

7. Orange Breasted Green – Pigeon

Kodava Name – Pone

8. Oriental Turtle – Dove

Kodava Name – Baduvathore

9. Little Brown Dove

Kodava Name – Baduvathore

10. Spotted Dove

Kodava Name – Manithore

11. Red Collared Dove

Kodava Name – Chondathore

12. Eurasian Collared Dove

13. Emarald Dove

Kodava Name – Paindore

Parakeets and Hanging Parrots

1. Rose Ringed Parakeet

Kodava Name – Gini

2. Alexandrine Parakeet

Kodava Name – Heggar Gini

3. Plum Headed Parakeet

Kodava Name –Kendale Gini

4. Blue Winged Parakeet

Kodava Name – Naayi Gini

5. Indian Hanging – Parrot

Kodava Name – Kaayi Gini

Cuckoos, Malkohas and Coucals

1. Indian Cuckoo

Kodava Name – Bood Kogile

2. Common Cuckoo

Kodava Name –Kogile

3. Pied Crested Cuckoo

Kodava Name – Chaatha Pakshi

4. Brainfewer Bird

Kodava Name – Kogile Chaana

5. Banded Bay Cockoo

Kodava Name – Patte Kogile

6. Indian Plaintive Cuckoo

Kodava Name – Boodh Kogile

7. Drongo Cuckoo

Kodava Name – Kajaana Kogile

8. Asian Koel

Kodava Name – Kartha Kogile

9. Small green Billed Malkoha

Kodava Name – Kairatha

10. Sirkeer Malkoha

11. Greater Coucal

Kodava Name – Chombuka

Barn Owls

1. Barn Owl

Kodava Name – Kala Gooma

Owls

1. Oriental Scops – Owl

Kodava Name – Kere gooma

2. Collared Scops – Owl

3. Eurasian Eagle – Owl

Kodava Name – Balya Gooma

4. Forest Eagle – Owl

Kodava Name –Kede Gooma

5. Brown Fish – Owl

Kodava Name – Gooma

6. Brown Hawk – Owl

Kodava Name – Chonda Keduvagooma

7. Jungle Owlet

Kodava Name – Kaade Gooma

8. Spotted Owlet

Kodava Name – Botte Gooma

9. Mottled Wood – Owl

Kodava Name – Botte Kaad Gooma

Frog Mouths

1. Ceylon Frogmouth

Kodava Name – Kappe Baayi

Night Jars

1. Common Indian Nightjar

Kodava Name – Karudam Pakshi

2. Indian Jungle Nightjar

Kodava Name – Kaad Karudam Pakshi

3. Franklin’s Nightjar

4. Large Tailed Nightjar

Kodava Name – Udha Baalra Karudam Pakshi

Swifts

1. House Swift

Kodava Name – Male Pakshi

2. Asian Palm – Swift

Kodava Name – Mane Pakshi

3. Brown Backed Needletail Swift

Kodava Name – Mane Pakshi

4. White – rumped Needletail Swift

5. Pacific Swift

6. Alpine Swift

Kodava Name – Kund Male Pakshi

7. Indian Edible- nest Swiftled

Kodava Name – kirumale Pakshi

Tree Swifts

1. Crested Tree-Swift

Kodava Name – Kotte Male Pakshi

Trogons

1. Malabar Trogon

Kodava Name – Kembakki

Kingfishers

1. Small Blue Kingfisher

Kodava Name – Mungottu

2. Lesser Pied Kingfisher

Kodava Name –Boltha Mingothi

3. Stork Billed Kingfisher

Kodava Name –Balya Mingothi

4. White Breasted Kingfisher

Kodava Name –Pongottu

5. Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Kodava Name – Kiru Mingothi

6. Blue eared Kingfisher

Kodava Name – Neeli Kemira Mingothi

Bee-eaters

1. Small Bee-eater

Kodava Name – Bothe Alpa

2. Blue Tailedl Bee-eater

Kodava Name – Neeli Baalra Bothe Alpa

3. Chestnut Headed Bee-eater

Kodava Name – Chondamande Bothe Alpa

4. Blue bearded bee-eater

Kodava Name – Balya Bothe Alpa

Rollers

1. Indian Roller

Kodava Name – Neelakanta

2. Oriental Broad Billed Roller

Kodava Name – Kartha Neelakanta

Hoopoes

1. Common Hoopoe

Kodava Name – Hoop

Hornbills

1. India Grey Hornbill

Kodava Name – Boodh Kithole Pakshi

2. Malabar Grey Hornbill

Kodava Name –Kithole Pakshi

3. Great Pied Hornbill

Kodava Name –Malerappa

4. Malabar Pied Hornbill

Kodava Name –Kithalambakki

Barbets

1. White Cheecked Barbet

Kodava Name – Kutrupakshi

2. Brown Headed Barbet

Kodava Name – Balya Kutrupakshi

3. Crimson throated Barbet

Kodava Name – Pookudke

4. Coppersmith BArbet

Kodava Name –Chembukutti

Woodpeckers

1. Greater Golden-backed Woodpecker

Kodava Name – Balya Marakuttuka

2. Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker

Kodava Name – Cheriya Kutrupakshi

3. Common Golden-backed Woodpecker

Kodava Name – Marakuttuka

4. Black Shouldered Woodpecker

Kodava Name –Kartha Bennera Marakuttuka

5. Great Black Woodpecker

Kodava Name –Kartha Marakuttuka

6. Rufous Woodpecker

Kodava Name –Urp Marakuttuka

7. Little Scaly bellied Green Woodpecker

Kodava Name – Pache Marakuttuka

8. Small Yellow-naped Woodpecker

9. Yellow – fronted Pied Woodpecker

Kodava Name – Manja Marakuttuka

10. Brown – Caped Pigmy Woodpecker

Kodava Name – kir Marakuttuka

11. Heart Spotted Woodpecker

Kodava Name – Botte Marakuttuka

12. Speckled Piculet Woodpecker

Kodava Name – Kuri Marakuttuka

13. Eurasian Wryneck

Pittas

1. Indian Pitta

Kodava Name – Mara Onikunyaka

Larks

1. Singing Bush-Lark

Kodava Name – Baradwaaja

2. Red-Winged Bush-Lark

3. Ashy-Crowned Sparrow – Lark

4. Rufous-tailed Finch – Lark

5. Malabar Crested Lark

Kodava Name – Jutt Pakshi

Swallows

1. Common Swallow

Kodava Name – Kavate Pakshi

2. House Swallow

Kodava Name – Cheriya Kavate Pakshi

3. Wired-tailed Swallow

Kodava Name – Thanthi Baalra Kavate Pakshi

4. Red-rumped Swallow

Kodava Name – Chonda Bennera Kavate Pakshi

5. Dusky Crag – Martin

Shrikes

1. Southern Grey Shrike

Kodava Name – Boodh Kaadya Kanni

2. Bay-backed Shrike

Kodava Name –Kaadya Kanni

3. Rufous-backed Shrike

Kodava Name –Chonda Bennera Kaadya Kanni

4. Brown Shrike

Kodava Name –Chonda Kaadya Kanni

Orioles

1. Eurasian Golden Oriole

Kodava Name – Manja Pakshi

2. Black – headed Oriole

Kodava Name – KArtha Mande Manja Pakshi

Drongos

1. Black Drongo

Kodava Name – Kaakali Chitte

2. Greater Racket – tailed Drongo

Kodava Name – Bheema Raja

3. White Bellied Drongo

Kodava Name – Boltha Kaakali Chitte

4. Spangled Drongo

Kodava Name – Kaikane Baala

5. Bronzed Drongo

6. Ashy Drongo

Kodava Name – Boodhu Kaajaana

Woodswallows and Swallowshrikes

1. Ashy Woodswallow

Kodava Name – Boodh Ambarakeechuga

Starlings and Mynas

1. Common Myna

Kodava Name – Unni Kuruli

2. Jungle Myna

Kodava Name – Jadd Kuruli

3. Southern Hill Myna

Kodava Name – Kaana Pakshi

4. Grey Headed Starling

Kodava Name – Painguruli

5. Brahminy Starling

Kodava Name – Karthamande Kuruli

6. Rosy Starling

Crows and Treepies

1. House Crow

Kodava Name – Pete Kaake

2. Jungle Crow

Kodava Name – Kaake

3. Indian Treepie

Kodava Name – Nookarebaala

4. White-bellied Treepie

Kodava Name – Boltha Nookarebaala

Cuckoo-Shrikes, Flycatcher-Shrikes, Minivets and Woodshrikes

1. Large Cuckoo – Shrike

Kodava Name – Thithkanda Pakshi

2. Black headed Cuckoo – Shrike

Kodava Name – Thithkanda Pakshi

3. Pied Flycatcher – Shrike

Kodava Name – Thithkanda Pakshi

4. Large Woodshrike

Kodava Name – Thithkanda Pakshi

5. Common Wood Shrike

Kodava Name – Thithkanda Pakshi

6. Small Minivet

Kodava Name – Cheriya Thithkanda Pakshi

7. Scarlet Minivet

Kodava Name – Thithkanda Pakshi

Ioras, Chloropsis and Fairy Bluebird

1. Common Iora

Kodava Name – Uggeyetha

2. Jerdon’s Chloropsis

Kodava Name – Thoppkuduka

3. Gold-fronted Chloropsis

Kodava Name – Pachhe kottombudaka

4. Asian Fairy – Bluebird

Kodava Name – Ballikoora

Bullbuls

1. Red-whiskered Bulbul

Kodava Name – Chondadavade Kottambudcha

2. Red-vented Bulbul

Kodava Name – Karthamande Kottambudcha

3. White-browed Bulbul

Kodava Name – Bolthapubbra Kottambudcha

4. Black-crested Bulbul

Kodava Name – Chondakathra Kottambudcha

5. Yellow-browed Bulbul

Kodava Name – Manja Pubbura Kottambudcha

6. Black Bulbul

Kodava Name – Kartha Kottambudcha

7. Grey-headed Bulbul

Kodava Name – Boodh Kottambudcha

Babblers and Laughingthrushes

1. Common Babbler

Kodava Name – Gejjalabaaya

2. Spotted Babbler

Kodava Name – Bott Gejjalabaaya

3. Large Grey Babbler

Kodava Name – Boodh Gejjalabaaya

4. Jungle Babbler

Kodava Name – Kaad Gejjalabaaya

5. Indian Rufous Babbler

Kodava Name – Chonda Gejjalabaaya

6. Indian Scimitar Babbler

Kodava Name – Pikaasi Gejjalabaaya

7. Rufous – bellied Babbler

Kodava Name – Chonda potte Gejjalabaaya

8. Yellow eyed Babbler

Kodava Name – Manja Kannra Gejjalabaaya

9. White headed Babbler

Kodava Name – Boltha Mande Gejjalabaaya

10. Quaket Tit – Babbler

Kodava Name – Kokkalebaayi

11. Black headed Babbler

Kodava Name – Kartha mande Gejjalabaaya

12. Nilgiri Laughingthrush

Kodava Name – Neelgiri thelibaayi

13. Grey breasted Laughingthrush

Kodava Name – Boodh thelibaayi

14. Waynaad Laughingthrush

Kodava Name – Waynaad  thelibaayi

Flycatchers

1. Asian Brown Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Chonda Valnjichunde

2. Rusty Tailed Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Chonda Baalra Valnjichunde

3. Brown Breasted Flycatcher

4. Red Throated Flycatcher

5. Black and Orange Flycatcher

6. White – bellied Blue Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Boltha Pottera Valnjichunde

7. Verditer Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Chonda Valnjichunde

8. Niligiri Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Neeli Valnjichunde

9. Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Chonda thondera Valnjichunde

10. Blue Throated Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Neeli Thondera Valnjichunde

11. Grey headed Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Boodh Mandera Valnjichunde

Fantail-Flycatchers

1. White Throated Fantail Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Bott Okkecherpa

2. White Browned Fantail Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Okkecherpa

Monarch-Flycatchers and Paradise – Flycatchers

1. Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Kodava Name – RaajaNookare

2. Black-naped Monarch Flycatcher

Kodava Name – Kartha RaajaNookare

Prinias and Warblers

1. Plain Prinia

Kodava Name – Chitte Pakshi

2. Ashy Prinia

Kodava Name – Boodh Chitte Pakshi

3. Franklin’s Prinia

Kodava Name – Boodh Baalra Chitte Pakshi

4. Jungle Prinia

Kodava Name – Kaad Chitte Pakshi

5. Blith’s Reed Warbler

6. Booted Warbler

7. Thick Billed Warbler

8. Golden Headed Fantail Warbler

Kodava Name – Ponn Chitte Pakshi

9. Streaked Fantail Warbler

10. Tickell’s Warbler

11. Greenish Leaf Warbler

Kodava Name – Pache Chitte Pakshi

12. Orphean Warbler

Kodava Name – Kartha Mande Chitte Pakshi

13. Yellow – browed Warbler

Kodava Name – Manja Pubbra Chitte Pakshi

14. Broad Tailed Grass Warbler

Kodava Name – Noje Pakshi

15. Paddy Field Warbler

Kodava Name – Bel Chitte Pakshi

16. Common Tailorbird

Kodava Name – Pollkaara Pakshi

Thrushes, Shortwings and Robins

1. Oriental Magpie – Robin

Kodava Name – Madivaala

2. Indian – Robin

Kodava Name – Cheriya Madivaala

3. White rumped – Shama

Kodava Name – Shaama

4. Eurasian Blackbird

Kodava Name – Kartha Pakshi

5. Pied Bushchat

6.Indian Blue Robin

7. Common Stonechat

8. Black RedStart

9. White-bellied Shortwing

10. Blue Rock – Thrush

11. Blue Headed Rock – Thrush

12. Orange Headed Thrush

Kodava Name – Kokkale Pakshi

13. Malabar Whistling-Thrush

Kodava Name – Kaake Pakshi

14. Scaly Thrush

Tits

1. Great Tit

Kodava Name – Boodh Chekadi

2. Black – lored Yellow Tit

Kodava Name – Kuri Kuttmbudcha

Nuthatches

1. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch

Kodava Name – Chonda Marachunde

2. Velvet Fronted Nuthatch

Kodava Name – Marachunde

Vagtaila and Pipets

1. Large Pied Wagtail

Kodava Name – Kartha Baalatamoni

2. White Wagtail

Kodava Name – Boltha Baalatamoni

3. Grey Wagtail

Kodava Name – Boodh Baalatamoni

4. Yellow Wagtail

Kodava Name – Manja Baalatamoni

5. Citrine Wagtail

Kodava Name – Manja Mande Baalatamoni

6. Forest Wagtail

Kodava Name – Kaad Baalatamoni

7. Paddyfield Pipit

Kodava Name – Bel pippili

8. Oriental Tree Pipit

Kodava Name – Paachibennra pippili

9. Eurasian Tree Pipit

Kodava Name – Mara pippili

10. Nilgiri Pipit

Kodava Name – Neelgiri pippili

Flower Peckers

1. Thick billed Flowepecker

2. Tickell’s Flowepecker

Kodava Name – Chunde Pakshi

3. Plain Flowepecker

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters

1. Purple – rumped Sunbird

Kodava Name – Then Geeja

2. Purple Sunbird

Kodava Name – Nerale Geeja

3. Loten’s Sunbird

Kodava Name – Kartha Then Geeja

4. Small Sunbird

Kodava Name – Cheriya Then Geeja

5. Crimsons Sunbird

Kodava Name – Chonda Then Geeja

6. Little Spider hunter

Kodava Name – Baale Geeja

White – eyes

1. Oriental – White eye

Kodava Name – Boltha Kann

Sparrows

1. House Sparrow

Kodava Name – Mane Pakshi

2. Yellow Throated Sparrow

Kodava Name – Manja Mane Pakshi

Weavers

1. Baya Weaver

Kodava Name – Geeje Pakshi

Munias

1. White Throated Munia

Kodava Name – Putt Geeje

2. White rumped Munia

Kodava Name – Thombe Geeje

3. Black Throated Munia

Kodava Name – Kartha Thombe Geeje

4. Spotted Munia

Kodava Name – Kartha Thombe Geeje

5. Black headed Munia

Kodava Name – Karthamande Thombe Geeje

Finches

1. Common Rosefinch

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