Endemic or Native Bird Species of Pakistan

As we all know, Pakistan is not only home to a lot of different kinds of bird species but also a host to many many kinds of birds that every year migrate to our mild climate from the harsh winters of Siberia and Russia. So we are lucky to witness the beauty of different types of birds all around us, from tiny sparrows to huge falcons and eagles. Pakistan is lucky also home to birds species that are native to Pakistan. This means these bird species do not live in any other part of the world or live in very limited geographical locations like the neighboring countries (birds don’t adhere to borders), so if they become endangered, it is our collective responsibility to help them survive because if they go extinct from their native lands, they will go extinct from all over the world! [Endangered and Critically Endangered Bird Species of Pakistan] Here is a list of some endemic bird species of Pakistan.. Scroll and be amazed!

 

RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD

Scientific Name: Phaethon aethereus indicus

Location: Indian Ocean

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Red-billed Tropicbird JCB Image Source: Joseph C Boone, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

EURASIAN JAY

Scientific Name: Garrulus glandarius bispecularis

Location: Himalayas

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Image Source: Krzysztof Niewolny from Pixabay

 

SINDH WOODPECKER

Scientific Name: Dendrocopos assimilis

Location: Sindh province

Conservation Status: Least Concern

 

INDIAN SPOT-BILLED DUCK

Scientific Name: Anas poecilorhyncha

Location: Wetlands, Pakistan

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Indian-spot-Bill-Duck

 

HIMALAYAN MONAL

Scientific Name: Lophophorus impejanus

Location: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Conservation Status: Least Concern

HIMALAYAN MONAL

Image  Source: ARIJITSEN, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

BLUE PEAFOWL

Scientific Name: Pavo cristatus

Location: Native to Pakistan (and India) but has been introduced in various countries throughout the world

Conservation Status: Least Concern

 

HIMALAYAN SNOWCOCK

Scientific Name: Tetraogallus himalayensis

Location: Himalayan areas

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Tetraogallus himalayensis

Image Source: Adam Greig, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

PAINTED SANDGROUSE

Scientific Name: Pterocles indicus

Location: –

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Painted sandgrouse male Pterocles indicus

Image Source: Brian Gratwicke, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN BUSTARD

Scientific Name: Ardeotis nigriceps

Location:  Cholistan Desert; Eastern Pakistan

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

GIB flight by Samad Kottur for web

Image Source: Samadkottur, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN BUSH LARK

Scientific Name: Mirafra erythroptera

Location: All over Pakistan

Conservation Status: Least Concerned

MirafraErythroptera Image Source: Shyamal, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN WHITE-EYE

Scientific Name: Zosterops palpebrosus

Location: Scrub forests or mangroves of Pakistan

Conservation Status:  Least Concerned

 

LESSER FLORICAN (LIKH)

Scientific Name: Sypheotides indicus

Location: grasslands

Conservation Status: Endangered

Male Lesser Florican (crop) Image Source: Angad Achappa, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN COURSER

Scientific Name: Cursorius coromandelicus

Location: Indus river system.

Conservation Status: Least ConcernIndian Courser, RollapaduImage Source: Supreet Sahoo, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN VULTURE

Scientific Name: Gyps indicus

Location: –

Conservation Status:  Critically Endangered

Indian vulture (Gyps indicus) 2 Photograph by Shantanu KuveskarImage Source: Shantanu Kuveskar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN SCOPS OWL

Scientific Name: Otus bakkamoena

Location: –

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Indian scops owls (Otus bakkamoena) male on right Image Source: Charles J. Sharp, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

INDIAN GREY HORNBILL

Scientific Name: Ocyceros birostris

Location: Himalayan foothills

Conservation Status: Least Concern

indian-grey-hornbill-bird

 

INDIAN PITTA

Scientific Name: Pitta brachyura

Location:  Himalayan foothills (Margalla Hills)

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Indian-Pitta-bird

 

INDIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE

Scientific Name:  Oriolus kundoo

Location: Baluchistan

Conservation Status: Least Concern

INDIAN GOLDEN ORIOLE

 

SINDH SPARROW

Scientific Name:  Passer pyrrhonotus

Location: Sindh

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Sind Sparrow (Passer pyrrhonotus) (32405118184) Image Source: Imran Shah from Islamabad, Pakistan, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

HIMALAYAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER

Scientific Name: Terpsiphone paradisi leucogaster

Location: Eastern and Northern Pakistan

Conservation Status: Least Concern

HIMALAYAN PARADISE FLYCATCHER Terpsiphone paradisi leucogaster

 

Also Check Out:

Endemic or Native Mammal Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Reptile Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Amphibian Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Fish Species of Pakistan

Endemic or Native Plant Species of Pakistan

 

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