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Posted On : 27-01-2018 01:21

FAUNA OF LADAKH
GEESE AND DUCKS:- Grelag Goose, Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Garganey, Common Teal, Red-crested Pochard, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Tufted Duck, Common Merganser.
 
CARNIVORES:- Snow Leopard, Lynx, Pallas’s Cat, Wolf, Red Fox, Tibetan Wild Dog, Brown Bear, Stoat, Mountain Weasel, Stone Maten, Eurasian.
 
UNGULATES: - Wild Ass, Musk Deer, Tibetan Gazelle, Tibetan Antelope, Blue Sheep, Ibex, Tibetan Argali, Ladakh Urial.
 
WOODPECKERS, ROLLERS, KINGFISHERS, AND BEE-EATERS:- Eurasian Wryneck, Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Common Hoopoe, European Roller, Common Kingfisher, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, European Bee-eater.
 
CUCKOOS AND SWIFTS: - Pied Cuckoo, Eurasian Cuckoo, Asian Koel, Alpine Swift, Common Swift, and Fork-tailed Swift.
 
OWLS, NIGHTJARS, AND PIGEONS :- Pallid Scops Owl, Eurasian Owl, Little Owl, Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl, Eurasian Nightjar, Rock Pigeon, Hill Pigeon, Snow Pigeon, Oriental Turtle Dove, Laughing Dove, Eurasian Collared Dove.
 
CRANES, CRAKES, AND WADERS : - Black-necked Crane, Water Rail, Corn Crake, Baillon’s Crake, Spotted Crake, Common Moorhen, Common Coot, Tibetan Sand grouse, Solitary Snipe, Pintail Snipe, Common Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eurasian Curlew, Common Redshank etc.
 
PRATINCOLES, GULLS, AND TERNS: - Collared Pratincole, Parasitic Jaegar, Pallas’s Gull, Brown-headed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Little Gull, River Tern, Common Tern, Little Tern, Whiskered Tern, and White-winged Tern.
 
RAPTORS: Osprey, Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Black-shouldered kite, Red Kite, Black Kite, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Lammergeier, Egyptian Vulture, Himalayan Griffon, Cinereous Vulture, Short-tored Snake Eagle, Hen Harrier, Eurasian Mash Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Montagu’s Harrier, Eurasian Sparrow hawk, upland Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Greater Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Common Kestrel, Merlin, Saker Falcon.
 
GREBES, EGRETS , AND STORKS:- Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Black-necked Grebe, Great Cormorant, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron, Little Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Black Stork.
 
SHRIKES AND CORVIDS:- Red-backed Shrike, Rufous-tailed Shrikes, Long-tailed Shrike, Grey-Backed Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Southern Grey Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Hume’s Ground pecker, Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, House Crow, Carrion Crow, Large-billed Crow, Common Raven, Eurasian Golden Oriole, Black Drongo.
 
THRUSHES, FLYCATCHERS, REDSTARTS, AND WHEATEARS:- Brown Dipper, Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Blue Whistling Thrush, Tickell’s Thrush, Eurasian Blackbird, Dark-throated Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Rusty-tailed Flycatcher, Red-throated Flycatcher, White-tailed Ruby throat, Bluethroat, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin, Blue-capped Redstart, Black Redstart, Common Stonechat, Variable Wheatear, Desert Wheater, Isabelline wheatear.
 
STARLINGS, CREEPERS, TITS, AND SWALLOWS:- Brahminy Starling, Rosy Startling, Common Starling, Wall creeper, Bar-tailed Tree creeper, Winter Wren, Fire-capped Tit, Great Tit, Green-backed Tit, Sand Martin, Plain Martin, Eurasian Crag Martin, Barn Swallow, Wire-tailed Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Northern House Martin.
 
WARBLERS:- Gold crest, Long-billed Bush Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Black-browed Reed Warbler, Paddy field Warbler, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, White-browed Tit Warbler, Phylloscopus Warbler, Common Chiffchaff, Mountain Chiffchaff, Dusky Warbler, Sculpture-bellied Warbler, Hume’s Warbler, Buff-barred Warbler, Garden Warbler, Greater Whitethroat, Barred Warbler.
 
LARKS,WAGTAILS, AND FINCHES:- Bimaculated Lark, Tibetan Lark, Greater Short-tored Lark, Crested Lark, Oriental Skylark, Horned Lark, Spanish Sparrow, Tibetan Snowfinch, White-rumped Snowfinch, Plain-backed Snowfinch, White Wagtail, Citrine Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Rosy Pipit, Water Pipit, Alpine Accentor, Robin Accentor, Brown Accentor, Brambling, Twite, Plain Mountain Finch, Mongolian Finch, Yellow-whammer.
 
RODENTS: - Himalayan Marmot, Long-tailed Marmot, High Mountain Voles, Silvery Mountain Vole, Stoliczka’s Mountain Vole.
 
LAGOMORPHS:- Cape Hare, Woolly Hare, Plateau Pika, Ladakh Pika, Nubra Pika, Large-earned Pika, Royle’s Pika.


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