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Rayman and the list

Couldn’t finish the Goa blog without including Rayman’s contact details.

A great guide, driver and friend to us during our stay – good birding buddy.

Thanks to Rama K. Govekar aka Rayman.

If you’re going to Goa you can contact him via email at:

Goa 8.12.18-21.12.18, final tally:

Lesser Whistling Duck, Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Indian Spot Billed Duck, Northern Pintail, Common Teal, Comb Duck, Asian Cotton Pygmy Goose, Indian Peafowl, Grey Junglefowl, Red Spurfowl, Little Grebe, Rock Dove, Nilgiri Pigeon, Spotted Dove, Orange Breasted Green Pigeon, Grey Fronted Green Pigeon, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Sri Lankan Frogmouth, Indian Jungle Nightjar, Jerdon’s Nightjar, Crested Treeswift, White-Rumped Needletail, Brown-backed Needletail, Indian Swiftlet, Asian Palm Swift, Alpine Swift, Little Swift, Southern Coucal, Blue Faced Malkoha, Asian Koel, Banded Bay Cuckoo, Common Hawk Cuckoo, White Breasted Waterhen, Purple (Grey Headed) Swamphen, Common Moorhen, Common Coot, Lesser Adjutant, Asian Openbilled Stork, Woolly Necked Stork,  Black Crowned Night Heron, Striated Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Cattle Egret, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Little Egret, Western Reef Egret, Black Headed Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Glossy Ibis, Little Cormorant, Indian Cormorant, Oriental Darter, Oystercatcher, Avocet, Black-winged Stilt, Grey Plover, Pacific Golden Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Kentish Plover, Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Red-wattled Lapwing, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, Bronze-winged Jacana, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff, Curlew Sandpiper, Temminck’s Stint, Little Stint, Dunlin, Pintail Snipe, Common Snipe, Terek Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank, Barred Buttonquail, Little Pratincole, Slender-billed Gull, Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Pallas’s Gull, Heuglin’s Gull, Steppe Gull, Caspian Gull, Little Tern, Gull Billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Whiskered Tern, River Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern, Great Crested Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Osprey, Black Shouldered Kite, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Crested Serpent Eagle, Legge’s Mountain Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Indian Spotted Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Shikra, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Black Kite, Black-eared Kite, White-eyed Buzzard, Brown Hawk Owl, Jungle Owlet, Spotted Owlet, Indian Scops Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Malabar Trogon, Great Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Indian Grey Hornbill, Hoopoe, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Black-rumped Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker, Greater Flame-backed Woodpecker, White-naped Woodpecker, Brown-capped Woodpecker, Brown-headed Barbet, White-cheeked Barbet, Malabar Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Little Green Bee-eater, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Blue-tailed Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, Collared Kingfisher, Common Kestrel, Peregrine, Plum-headed Parakeet, Malabar Parakeet, Alexandrine Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Indian Pitta, Small Minivet, Orange Minivet, Black-headed Cuckooshrike, Black-hooded Oriole, Indian Golden Oriole,  Black-naped Oriole, Ashy Woodswallow, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Malabar Woodshrike, Common Woodshrike, Common Iora, Black Drongo, Ashy Drongo, White-bellied Drongo, Bronzed Drongo, Hair-crested Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, White-browed Fantail, White-throated Fantail, Brown Shrike, Daurian Shrike, Long-tailed Shrike, Rufous Treepie, House Crow, Indian Jungle Crow, Black-naped Monarch, Indian Paradise-flycatcher, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Pale-billed Flowerpecker, Nilgiri Flowerpecker, Little Spiderhunter, Purple-rumped Sunbird, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Purple Sunbird, Loten’s Sunbird, Vigor’s Sunbird, Asian Fairy-bluebird, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Jerdon’s Leafbird, Baya Weaver, Red Avadavat, White-rumped Munia, Scaly-breasted Munia, Black-throated Munia, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Forest Wagtail, Tree Pipit, Olive-backed Pipit, Richard’s Pipit, Paddyfield Pipit, Blyth’s Pipit, Yellow Wagtail x3, Grey Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, White-browed Wagtail, Common Rosefinch, Black-headed Bunting, Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher, Black-lored Tit, Oriental Skylark, Malabar Crested Lark, Zitting Cisticola, Grey-breasted Prinia, Ashy Prinia, Plain Prinia, Common Tailorbird, Booted Warbler, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Paddyfield Warbler, Indian Reed Warbler, House Martin, Streak-throated Swallow, Eastern Red-rumped Swallow, Wire-tailed Swallow, Barn Swallow, Crag Martin, Dusky Crag Martin, Sand Martin, Square-tailed Black Bulbul, Flame-throated Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, White-browed Bulbul, Grey-headed Bulbul, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Green Warbler, Greenish Warbler (?), Western Crowned Warbler, Tawny-bellied Babbler, Dark-fronted Babbler, Puff-throated Babbler, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Jungle Babbler, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Rose-coloured Starling, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Malabar White-headed/Blyth’s Starling, Common Myna, Jungle Myna, Indian Robin, Oriental Magpie Robin, White-rumped Shama, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Brown-breasted Flycatcher, Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Indian Blue Robin, Bluethroat, Malabar Whistling Thrush,  Red-breasted Flycatcher, Taiga Flycatcher, Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Eastern Stonechat, Pied Bushchat, Orange-headed Thrush, Indian Blackbird.

Heard, not seen:  Brown Wood Owl, Blue-bearded Bee-Eater, Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Indian Scimitar Babbler.




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