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VERNACULAR (including Tamil) BIRD NAMES OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

Synopsis No. Common Name Scientific Name Local Names
1. Blackthroated Diver Gavia arctica
2. Redthroated Diver Gavia stellata
3. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Ass: Shiva-hanh, Guj: Chotili dubki, Chotili moti dubki
3a. Rednecked Grebe Podiceps griseigena Guj: Shiyalu moti dubki
4. Blacknecked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Guj: Shyamagreeva dubki, Shiyalu nani dubki
5. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Sind: Tubino, Hindi: Pandubbi, Pantiri, Dubdubi, Churaka, Sans: Laghoo vajjul, Kash: Pind, Pun: Dubkani, Ben: Dubdubi, Pandubi, Duburi, Guj: Dubki, Nani dubki, Mar: Pandubi, Ori: Dubudubi, Ta: Mukkulippan, Tanni pullu, Te: Munugudi-kodi, Chinna munugu, Kan: Jala chatare
6. Cape Petrel Daption capensis
7. Streaked Shearwater Calonestris leucomelas
8. Pinkfooted Shearwater Procellaria carneipes
9. Wedgetailed Shearwater Procellaria pacifica
10. Short-tailed Shearwater Procellaria tenuirostris
11, 12 Audubon’s Shearwater Procellaria lherminieri Mald: Hoogula
13. Mascarene Black Petrel Bulweria aterrima
13a. Jonanin’s Gadfly Petrel Bulweria fallax
13b. Bulwer’s Gadfly Petrel Bulweria bulwerii
14. Wilson’s Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
15. Duskyvented Storm Petrel Fregetta tropica
16. Leache’s/Forktailed Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
17. Redbilled/Short-tailed Tropic-bird Phaethon aethereus
18. Redtailed Tropic-bird Phaethon rubricauda
19. Longtailed/White Tropic-bird Phaethon lepturus
20. White/Rosy Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Sind: Pen, Hindi: Hawasil, Bi: Bellua, Birwa, Bherwa, Ben: Ganggoya, Gaganber, Garapolo, Gorapullo, Ass: Dhera, Bhela, Mani: Uphong, Guj: Gulabi pen, Kutch: Pen, Ori: Raja hansa, Ta: Koolakeda, Te: Chinkabatu, Mal: Kotumpannom, Sinh: Pas boruwa, Pasbara
21, 22. Spottedbilled/ Grey Pelican Pelecanus philippensis Same as above, additionally Sans: Mahaplav, Guj: Ruperi pen, Chotli pen (for subspecies crispus), Mar: Zholiwala, Hawaseel
23. Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Guj: Shyam mukh waghomada
24. Redfooted Booby Sula sula
25. Brown Bobby Sula leucogaster Guj: Badami waghomada
26. Large Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Sind: Wada silli, Hindi: Ghogur, Paan-kowwa, Jal-kowwa, Sans: Maha jalkak, Kash: Neiar, Pun: Wadda jal kan, Ass: Bor Pani kaori, Cachar: Di dao-Kwa, Ben: Paan-kawri, Guj: Jal kagdo, Moto kajiyo, Mar: Motha pankawla, Kardhok, Te: Bontakaki, Pedda neeti kaki, Mal: Valiya neerakakka

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Posted by on February 25, 2009 in Ornithology

 

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Siddha Ornithology

esiddha launches DVD on Siddha Ornithology

esiddha launches the first DVD-video on Siddha ornithology which depicts the birds cited in siddha medicine literatures. This is one of a very first work on the digitalisation of siddha literatures. this DVD is helpful for the students, teachers and doctors of siddha medicine and public also to explore the birds they never saw!

This DVD is coming with the pictures, scientific classification, sounds of the birds, their behaviour and siddha medicinal uses.

The launching cermony will be held at Chennai on 11.09.2008.

We hope that this DVD can break the grounds of the concepts in siddha medicine.

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2008 in Ornithology

 

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