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The lush green campus of IIT Guwahati is home of large verities of flora and fauna. Most of it still is undocumented. Here I have made a list of birds that I have spotted over last two years, here in the campus. This is not an exhaustive list.

I have appended a list of wild mammal species that can be spotted here in the campus. I have listed only those I have spotted myself. This is also not an exhaustive list.

Check list for Birds in IIT Guwahati campus:

(Last updated on 07/05/2017)

  1.  Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans): Resident. Can be spotted in wet lands along border road, near hospital and TC.

  2.  Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus): Resident. Occasionally spotted in wet lands along border road.

  3.  Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii): Resident. Can be regularly spotted in wet lands along border road, near hospital and TC.

  4.  Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea): Resident. Occasionally spotted in wet lands along the border road and near E-type.

  5.  Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica): Resident. Number increases during winter. Can be spotted in lakes.

  6.  Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca): Winter visitor. Can be spotted in lakes.

  7. Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula): Winter visitor. Can be spotted in lakes.

  8.  Little Cromorant (Phalocrocorax niger): Resident. Regularly spotted near the lake near administrative block, guest house, serpentine lake and the pond near library. 

  9. White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus): Resident. Can be spotted near lakes near guest house, administrative block, in wet lands near hospital and TC.

  10. Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus): Resident. Can be spotted near lakes near guest house, administrative block.

  11. Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus): Resident. Can be spotted near lakes near guest house, administrative block and in wet lands near TC.

  12. Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus): Resident. Regularly spotted near the lake near administrative block and the pond near library.

  13. Cattle Erget (Bubulcus ibis): Resident. Common throughout the campus.

  14. Black Kite (Milvus migrans): Resident. Very common throughout the campus, particularly near the sports complex.

  15. Black-eared Kite (Milvus migrans lineatus): Winter visitor. Spotted only a few times, in flight, near academic block.

  16. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus): Winter visitor. Spotted occasionally flying near new E-type, and Hill top.

  17. Rock Pigeon (Columba livia): Resident. Very common throughout the campus.

  18. Red Collared Dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica). Resident. Occasionally spotted near new E-type quarters.

  19. Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto): Resident. Occasionally spotted near new E-type quarters.

  20. Spotted Dove (Stigmatopelia chinensis): Resident. Common throughout the campus.

  21. Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus): Resident. Can be spotted on trees at old D-type quarters, C-type quarters, on the main road towards administrative block.

  22. Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula crameri): Resident. Common throughout the campus, particularly in quarters areas.

  23. Jacobian Cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus): Summer visitor. Spotted several times on trees at new E and D-type quarters.

  24. Common Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius): Resident. Can be spotted in treas at quarters area, hill top, TC.

  25. Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus): Summer visitor. Can be spotted in trees near TC, Akhshara school, Hill top.

  26. Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolapaceus): Resident. Can be spotted in trees throughout the campus.

  27. Green-billed Malkoha (Rhopodytes tristis): Resident. Can be spotted in bushes near new and old E-type quarters, and Hill top.

  28. Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis): Resident. Can be spotted in bushes near new and old E-type quarters, D-type quarters, road to Hill top.

  29. Spotted Owlet (Athene brama): Resident. Common throughout the campus, particularly in quarters areas.

  30. Asian Palm Swift (Cypsiurus balasiensis): Resident. Spotted throughout the campus.

  31. Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops): Resident. Spotted throughout the campus, particularly on the law near administrative block.

  32. Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis): Resident. Spotted along the main road towards Administrative block, new  E-type quarters, near auditorium.

  33. White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis): Resident. Spotted throughout the campus near lakes and Ghorajan.

  34. Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis): Resident. Spotted near lakes and Ghorajan near hospital.

  35. Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis): Resident. Spotted in hills near new E-type, new F-type quarters and Hill top.

  36. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaultia): Resident. Spotted in hills near new E-type and new F-type quarters.

  37. Blue-throated Barbet (Megalaima asiatica): Resident. Commonly spotted in trees in quarters areas and Hill top road.

  38. Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala): Resident. Commonly spotted in trees in quarters areas and Hill top road.

  39. Lesser Goldenback (Dinopium benghalense): Resident. Commonly spotted near serpentine lake, road near hospital, D-block community hall, Hill top road.

  40. Common Iora (Argithina tiphia): Resident. Spotted several times near D-block community hall, Hill top road.

  41. Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach): Winter visitor. In bushes and trees in quarters areas.

  42. Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus): Resident. Common throughout the campus.

  43. Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus): Resident. On the way to Hill top.

  44. Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus): Resident. Trees in quarter’s areas, Hill top.

  45. Rufous Treepie (Dendrocitta vagabunda): Resident. Common throughout the campus.

  46. Eastern Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos levaillantii): Resident. Near Hill top, sports complex.

  47. House Crow (Corvus splendens): Resident. Common in residential areas.

  48. Great Tit (Parus major): Resident. Spotted throughout the campus, particularly along the road near D-block Community

  49. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica): Winter visitor. Spotted near the cricket ground near TC.

  50. Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus): Resident. Spotted throughout the campus.

  51. Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer): Resident. Very common throughout the campus.

  52. Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius): Resident. Spotted throughout the campus.

  53. Jungle Babbler (Turdoides striata): Resident. Very common throughout the campus.

  54. Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fusus): Resident. Occasionally spotted near sports complex.

  55. Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis): Resident. Very common throughout the campus.

  56. Asian Pied Starling (Gracupica contra): Resident. Very common throughout the campus.

  57. Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica): Resident. May be spotted in the academic complex, D-type quarters, E-type quarters.

  58. Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis): Resident. Can be spotted throughout the campus.

  59. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros): Winter visitor. Spotted occasionally in the academic complex.

  60. Siberian stonechat or Asian stonechat (Saxicola maurus): Winter visitor. Can be spotted on the border road near TC.

  61. Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus): Resident. Very rarely spotted near old and new E-type quarters and on the way to Hill Top.

  62. Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla): Winter visitor. Spotted only a few isolated individual in bushes near D-type and C-type quarters.

  63. Purple Sunbird (Cinnyris asiaticus): Resident. Common through out the campus, particularly in children’s park near B-type quarters.

  64. Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja): Resident. Common through out the campus, particularly in children’s park near B-type quarters.

  65. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus): Resident. Common in academic block.

  66. Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus): Resident. Can be spotted on the border road near C-, D and B- type quarters and on Hill Top.

  67. Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura puntulata): Resident. Can  be spotted throughout the campus in grass and bushes.

  68. Black-headed Munia (Lonchura malacca): Resident. Can be spotted in the grass and bushes on the border road behind B-type quarters.

  69. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola): Winter visitor. Can be spotted on lawns near administrative block.

  70. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba): Winter visitor. Can be spotted on lawns near administrative block and in academic block.

  71. Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus): Resident. Can be spotted on lawns near administrative block, in academic block and in cricket grounds.

  72. White-rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus): Resident. Spotted occasionally on the road to Hill Top.

  73. Large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus): Resident. Spotted once at night near new E-type quarters. Calls can be heard frequently throughout night.

  74. Striated swallow (Cecropis striolata): Resident. Can be spotted in near the parking place of the administrative block.

Here is another checklist for birds of IIT Guwahati. This has been created by Avinash, an alumnus of our department.

Checklist for Mammals in IIT Guwahati campus:

(Last updated on 07/05/2017)

     1. Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

     2. large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha)

     3. Indian jackal (Canis aureus indicus)

     4. Indian grey mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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