Introduction

The KNP is one of global strongholds for the threatened western tragopanTragopan melanocephalus and cheer Catreus wallichii, which is found only in a few sites in the state. The other two pheasants which are common in Kazinag include monal Lophophorus impejanus and koklas Pucrasia macrolopha. Among the important birds of prey, golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos is found in Kajiang besides 10 other raptors species. The bearded vulture Gypaetus barbatus and snow cock Tetraogallus himalayensis, and snow partridge Lerwa lerwa are other important avian species found in Kajinag. Other important bird species include Kashmir red breasted flycatcher Ficedula subrubra, European roller Coracias garrulous and Tytler’s leaf warbler Phylloscopus tytleri     

Western Tragopan

The Kazinag National Park is one of the global strongholds of the western tragopan. Within the park, the western tragopan occurs between 2700-3,100 m. In a survey conducted in 2007, a total of 46 calling groups of western tragopan were recorded from these areas (Kaul and Ahmad, 2007). This translates to a minimum of 46 calling males making it a globally significant area.

Cheer Phesant

Another globally threatened species found in Kazinag National Park is the cheer pheasant. This species is mainly found in grasslands between 1700-2700m and are found in the grasslands above Budroli village. This is amongst the few places in the state where this pheasant is found and most certainly the only place within the valley.

Checklist of Birds Present In Kazinag National Park

S.No Common Name Scientific Name IUCN Status
Family Accipitridae
1 Black Kite Milvus migrans linetus LC
2 Sparrow Hawk Accipiter nisus melasichistos LC
3 Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetus LC
4 Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus LC
5 Himalayan Griffon Vulture Gyps himalayensis LC
6 Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus LC
7 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis LC
8 Besra Sparrow Hawk Accipiter virgatus LC
9 Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax LC
10 Oriental Hobby Falco severus LC
11 Kestrel Falco tinnunuculus LC
12 Scavenger Vulture Neophron percnopterus LC
Family Falconidae
13 Hobby Falco subbuteo LC
Family Phasianidae
14 Himalayan Snow Cock Tetraogallus himalyensis LC
15 Chukar Partridge Alectoris chukar LC
16 Monal Lophophorus impejanus LC
17 Koklass Pucrasia macrolopha LC
18 Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus LC
19 Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichii VU
Family Charadrhdae
20 Common Sandpiper Triga hypoleucos LC
Family Laridae
21 Whiskered Tern Childonias hybrid LC
Family Columbidae
22 Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota LC
23 Hill Pigeon C. rupestris LC
24 Speckled Wood Pigeon C. eversmanni LC
25 Blue Rock Pigeon C. livia LC
26 Roufus Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis LC
27 Indian Ring Dove S. decaocto LC
Family Psittacidae
28 Slatyheaded Parakeet Psittacula himalayana LC
Family Cuculidae
29 Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus LC
30 Small Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus LC
31 Himalayan Cuckoo C. saturaius LC
Family Strigidae
32 Scops Owl Otus brucei LC
Family Alcedinidae
33 Himalyan Pied Kingfisher Ceryle lugubris LC
34 Lesser Pied Kingfisher C. rudis LC
35 Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC
36 Whitebreasted Kingfisher Halcyon symrnensis LC
Family Meropidae
37 European Bee-Eater Meropsapi aster LC
Family Corahdae
38 European Roller Coracias garrulous LC
Family Upupidae
39 Hoopoe Upupa epops LC
Family Picidae
40 Wryneck Jynx torquilla LC
41 Scalybellied Green Woodpecker Picus squamatus LC
42 Blacknaped Green Woodpecker Picus canus LC
43 Himalayan Pied Woodpecker Dendrocopos himalayensis LC
44 Brownfronted Pied Woodpecker Picoides auriceps LC
45 Yellowfronted Pied Woodpecker Picoides maharattensis LC
Family Alaudidae
46 Eastern Skylark Alauda galgula LC
Family Hirundinidae
47 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica LC
48 Wire tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii LC
Family Landidae
49 Rufousbacked Shrike Lanius schach LC
Family Oriolidate
50 Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus LC
51 Black Headed Oriole Oriolus xanthornus LC
Family Dicruricae
52 Ashy Drongo Dicturus leucophaeus LC
53 Black Drongo D. adsimilis LC
Family Sturnidae
54 Straling Sturnus vulgaris LC
55 Common Myna Acridotheres ginginianus LC
Family Corvidae
56 Blackthroated Jay Garrulus lanceolatus LC
57 Yellowbilled Blue Magpie Cissa flavirostris LC
58 Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes LC
59 Yellowbilled or Alpine Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus LC
60 Redbilled Cough P. pyrrhocorax LC
61 Jackdaw Jay Corvus monedula LC
62 Jungle Crow C. macrohynchos LC
63 Raven C. corax LC
Family Campephagidae
64 Scarlet Minvet Jay Pericrocotus flammeus LC
65 Longtailed Minvet P. ethologus LC
Family Pycnontidae
66 White cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys LC
67 Black Bulbul Hypsipetes madagascariensis LC
Family Muscicapidae
68 Variegated Laughing Thrush Garrulax variegates LC
69 Streaked Laughing Thrush Garrulax lineatus LC
70 Scooty Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica LC
71 Rufous tailed Flycatcher M. ruficauda LC
72 Kashmir Redbreasted Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra LC
73 Little Pied Flycatcher F. westermanni LC
74 Whitebrowed Blue Flycatcher Culicicapa celonensis LC
75 Slaty-blue Flycatcher Muscicapa leucomelanura LC
76 Grey headed Canary Flycatcher Culicicepa ceylonensis LC
77 Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi LC
78 Indian Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus LC
79 Lesser Whitethroat Syliva curruca LC
80 Plain Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus neglectus LC
81 Tytler’s Leaf Warbler P. tytleri LC
82 Tickell’s Leaf Warbler P. affinis LC
83 Sulphur Bellied Leaf Warbler P. griseolus LC
84 Yellow bowed Leaf Warbler P. inornatus LC
85 Grey hooded Warbler Seicerus xeihthoschistos LC
86 Gold crest Regulus regulus LC
87 Himalayan Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis LC
88 Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus LC
89 Kashmir Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros phoenicuroides LC
90 Guldenstadt’s Redstart P. erythrogaster LC
91 Plumbeous Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus LC
92 Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri LC
93 Spotted Forktail Enicurus maculates LC
94 White capped Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocphalus LC
95 Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus LC
96 Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor LC
97 Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus LC
Family Troglodytidae
98 White-breasted Dipper Cinclus cinclus LC
99 Brown Dipper C. pallasii LC
Family Paridae
100 Great Tit Parus major LC
101 Green-backed Tit P. monticolus LC
102 Black Crested Tit P. melanolophus LC
103 Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammniceps LC
Family Sittidae
104 Kashmir Nuthatch Sitta cashmirensis LC
Family Certhidae
105 Himalayan Tree Creeper Certhia himalayana LC
Family Motachillidae
106 Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus LC
107 Long billed Pipit Anthus similis LC
108 Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava LC
109 Yellow-headed Wagtail Motacilla citreola LC
110 Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea LC
111 Pied or White Wagtail Motacilla alba LC
Family Zoseropidae
112 Oriental White Eye Zosterops palpebrosa LC
Family Ploceidae
113 House Sparrow Passer domesticus LC
114 Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus LC
115 Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans LC
Family Fringillidae
116 Black & Yellow Grosbeak Mycerobas icterioides LC
117 Eurasian Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis LC
118 Himalayan Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides LC
119 Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinu LC
120 Orange Bullfinch Pyrrhula aurantiaca LC
Family Emberizidae
121 Rock Bunting Emberiza cia LC
Family Apodidae
122 Himalayan Swiftlet Collocalia brevirostris LC
124 White Rumped Spinetail Zoonavena sylvatica LC
125 Alpine Swift Apus melba LC
126 Tree Swift Apus apus LC