CATALOGUE OF BIRDS IN THE RESERVE COLLECTION OF 

REGIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, MYSORE

Collected by Dr. Salim Ali (1939-40) during Mysore State Bird Survey

Mysore Bird Survey was conducted by Dr.Salim Ali in the erstwhile Mysore state during the year 1939 -40 for a period of four months on invitation of Mysore Durbar. Expedition was technically supported by American Museum of Natural History, New York. Survey included erstwhile Mysore State spread over   Western Ghats and maidans (plains). This was the first scientific survey from erstwhile Mysore state. Most of the birds carry labels of identification, few in Dr.Salim Ali’s own hand writing. 

Regional Museum of Natural History, Mysore is a national repository centre for natural wealth of India. It has a good collection of fauna in its reserve collection. One such collection is the study skin specimens of birds collected by the legendary bird man of India Dr. Salim Ali. The Karnataka state museum, located at Bangalore was holding part of Dr. Salim Ali’s Mysore Bird Survey collections. During the establishment of Regional Museum of Natural History in Mysore (Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India) took possession of entire lot.

In the year of 2008, Regional Museum of Natural History, Mysore arranged an exhibition of   these bird specimens for about a month.

This catalogue contains the list of birds belonging to 12 orders and 26 families. Each bird is clearly mentioned with current valid sequence of order, family, binomial/trinomial nomenclature.   

 

ORDER: COCONIIFORMES

FAMILY: ARDEIDAE – HERONS, EGRETS, BITTERNS      

  1. ID.No:120, SL.No: 119, Accession NO : 239

Common name: The Night Heron /Black-crowned Night Heron

Scientific name:  Nycticorax nycticorax

Area of collection, District: Srirangapatnam, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female , 08-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

ORDER: ANSERIFORMES               

FAMILY:  ANATIDAE – DUCK, GEESE

  1. ID.NO :124, SL.No :123, Accession NO : 243

Common name: Common Teal 

Scientific name: Anas crecca  (Nettion crecca)

Area of collection, District: Hiriyuru, Chitradurga

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 09-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Anas crecca crecca (Linnaeus)

 

ORDER: FALCONIFORMES            

FAMILY: ACCIPITRIDAE - HAWKS, KITES, AND EAGLES 

 

  1. ID.NO :123, SL.No :122, Accession NO : 242

Common name: Indian Shikra /Shikra

Scientific name: Accipiter badius  ( Astur bodius dussumeieri)

Area of collection, District: Srirangapatnam, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 08-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Accipiter badius dussumeieri  (Temmincki)

 

  1. ID.NO :134, SL.No :133, Accession NO : 253

Common name: White Eyed –Buzzard Eagle/White-eyed Buzzard

Scientific name: Butastur teesa

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 20-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Butastur teesa (Franklin, 1831)

 

  1. ID.NO :133, SL.No :132, Accession NO : 252

Common name: Pale Harrier/Pallid Harrier

Scientific name: Circus macrourus

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 20-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Circus macrourus (S.G.Gmelin, 1770)

 

  1. ID.NO :122, SL.No :121, Accession NO : 241

 Common name: Crested Honey Buzzard/ Oriental Honey Buzzard

Scientific name: Pernis ptilorhyncus

Area of collection, District: Karapura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 03-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Pernis ptilorhyncus ruficollis (Lesson, 1830)

 

ORDER: GALLIFORMES   

FAMILY: PHASIANIDAE - PHEASANTS, JUNGLE FOWL, PATRIDGES, QUAILS 

 

  1. ID.NO :118, SL.No :117, Accession NO : 237

Common name: Red Spurfowl

Scientific name: Galloperdix spadicea

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 27-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Galloperdix spadicea spadicea (Gmelin, 1789)

 

ORDER: GRUIFORMES    

FAMILY: RALLIDAE COOTS, RAILS 

 

  1. ID.NO :125, SL.No :124, Accession NO : 244

Common name:  White-breasted Waterhen

Scientific name: Amaurorinis phoenicurus

Area of collection, District: Sakalesha pura, Hassana

Sex & date of collection:  ?, 14-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Amaurorinis phoenicurus phoenicurus (Pennant, 1769)

ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES         

FAMILY: CHARADRIIDAE             

 

  1. ID.NO :67, SL.No :66, Accession NO : 186 

Common name: Little Ringed Plover

Scientific name: Charadrius dubius

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:  ?, 23-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Charadrius dubius (Scopoli, 1786)

 

  1. ID.NO :112, SL.No :111,  Accession NO : 231 

Common name: Red- Wattled Lapwing

Scientific name: Lobivenellus indicus

Area of collection, District: Doddaballa pura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 24-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Vanellus indicus indicus (Boddaert, 1783)

 

  1. ID.NO :113, SL.No :112,  Accession NO : 232 

Common name: Yellow- Wattled Lapwing

Scientific name: Lobipulnea malabaricus

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 17-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Vanellus malabaricus(Boddaert, 1783)

 

ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES

FAMILY: COLUMBIDAE- PIGEONS &DOVES 

 

  1. ID.NO :127, SL.No :126, Accession NO : 246 

Common name: Indian spotted Dove

Scientific name: Streptopelia chinensis

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male    , 02-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Streptopelia chinensis suratensis (Gmelin , 1789)

 

ORDER: CUCULIFORMES               

FAMILY: CUCULIDAE- CUCUKOOS

 

  1. ID.NO :104, SL.No :103, Accession NO : 223 

Common name: Koel (Asian Koel)

Scientific name: Endynamis scolopacea

Area of collection, District: Sakaleha Pura, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 15-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Endynamis scolopacea scolopacea (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :109, SL.No :108, Accession NO : 228 

Common name: The small Green-billed Malkoha/Blue-faced Malkoha

Scientific name: Phaenicophaeus viridiristris (Rhopadytes viridiristris)

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female    , 15-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Rhopadytes viridiristris (Jerdon, 1840)  

 

  1. ID.NO :90, SL.No :89, Accession NO : 209

Common name: common Hawk cuckoo

Scientific name: Hierococcyx varius

Area of collection, District: Babadudan giri hills, Kadur

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 20-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Cuculus varius ciceliae (Phillips)

 

  1.   ID.NO :110, SL.No :109, Accession NO : 229

Common name: common Hawk cuckoo

Scientific name : Hierococcyx varius

Area of collection, District: Madduru, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male    , 24-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Cuculus varius ciceliae (Phillips)

 

FAMILY: CENTROPODIDAE – COUCALS

 

  1. ID.NO :116, SL.No :115, Accession NO : 235 

Common name: Crow Pheasant

Scientific name: Centropus sinensis

Area of collection, District: Antarasante, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 20-10-1939

Current valid scientific name:  Centropus sinensis sinensis (Stephens, 1815)

 

ORDER: CAPRIMULGIFORMES

FAMILY: CAPRIMULGIDAE- NIGHTJARS 

 

  1. ID.NO :86, SL.No :85, Accession NO : 205 

Common name: Indian Nightjar /Indian Little Nightjar/Small Indian Nightjar

Scientific name:  Caprimulgus asiaticus

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 27-01-1940

Current valid scientific name:  Caprimulgus asiaticus asiaticus (Latham, 1790)

 

ORDER: CORACIIFORMES            

FAMILY: MEROPIDAE- BEE EATERS

  1. ID.NO :102, SL.No :101, Accession NO : 221 

Common name: Blue tailed Bee-eater

Scientific name:  Merops superciliosus

Area of collection, District: Agumbe, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: XXX, 04-2-1940

Current valid scientific name:  Merops superciliosus percicus (Pallas)

 

FAMILY: CORACIIDAE - ROLLERS, BLUE JAY

 

  1. ID.NO :91, SL.No :90, Accession NO : 210 

Common name: The roller / Blue Jay

Scientific name:  Coracias benghalensis

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 30-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Coracias benghalensis  benghalensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

FAMILY: UPUPIDAE-HOOPOES

 

  1. ID.NO :130, SL.No :129, Accession NO : 249 

Common name: The Hoopee

Scientific name:  Upopa epops

Area of collection, District:  Doddaballa Pura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: XXX, 27-12-1939

Current valid scientific name:  Upupa epops epops (Linnaeus , 1758 )

 

ORDER: PICIFORMES                       

FAMILY: CAPITONIDAE - BARBETS 

 

  1. ID.NO :132, SL.No :131, Accession NO : 251

Common name: The Small Green Barbet /White-cheeked Barbet

Scientific name:  Phereiceryx viridis

Area of collection, District:  Doddaballa Pura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 28-12-1939

Current valid scientific name:  Megalaima viridis (Boddaert, 1783)

 

FAMILY: PICIDAE – WOOD PECKERS  

 

  1. ID.NO :97, SL.No :96, Accession NO : 216

Common name: (Lesser) Golden Backed Woodpecker /Black-rumped Flameback

Scientific name:  Brachypternus benghalensis

Area of collection, District:  Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 30-11-1939

Current valid scientific name:  Dinopium benghalensis dilutum (Blyth, 1858) 

 

  1. ID.NO :96, SL.No :95, Accession NO : 215

Common name:  Rufous Woodpecker

Scientific name:  Micropternus brachyrus jerdonii

Area of collection, District:  Settihalli Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 31-01-1940

Current valid scientific name:  Micropternus brachyrus jerdonii (Malherbe)

 

  1. ID.NO :107, SL.No :106, Accession NO : 226

 Common name:  Tickell’s  Golden –backed Woodpecker / Large Golden –backed Woodpecker/ Greater Flameback

Scientific name:  Chrysocoloptes guttacristatus

Area of collection, District:  Settihalli Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 30-01-1940

Current valid scientific name:  Chrysocoloptes guttacristatus (Tickell, 1833)

 

  1. ID.NO :135, SL.No :134, Accession NO : 254

Common name:  The small Himalayan Yellow-naped Woodpecker/Lesser Yellownape

Scientific name:  Picus chlorophus

Area of collection, District:  Sakaleshapura, Hassana.

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 13-01-1940

Current valid scientific name:  Picus chlorolophus chlorigaster (Jerdon)

 

 

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES    

FAMILY: ALAUDIDAE - LARKS

 

  1. ID.NO :19, SL.No :18, Accession NO : 138 

Common name:  The Madras Bush-Lark/Jerdon’s Bushlark/Rufous-winged Bushlark

Scientific name: Mirafra affinis affinis

Area of collection, District: Namada chilume , Tumakuru

Sex & date of collection:XXX, 04-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Mirafra assamica affinis (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO :66, SL.No :65, Accession NO : 185 

Common name:  The Malabar Crested Lark/Malabar lark

Scientific name: Galerida malabarica

Area of collection, District:  Setti halli Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male ♂  , 26-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Galerida malabarica (Scopoli, 1786)

 

FAMILY: LANIDAE- SHRIKES

  1. ID.NO :14, SL.No :13, Accession NO : 133

Common name:  The Brown Shrike

Scientific name: Lanis cristatus cristatus

Area of collection, District:  Biligirirangana hills, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: XXX, 12-11-1939

Current valid scientific name:  Lanis cristatus cristatus (Linnaeus ,1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :45, SL.No :44, Accession NO : 164

 Common name:  The Brown Shrike

Scientific name: Lanis cristatus cristatus

Area of collection, District:  Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:Male  , 17-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Lanis cristatus cristatus (Linnaeus ,1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :58, SL.No :57, Accession NO : 177

 Common name:  The Brown Shrike

Scientific name: Lanis cristatus cristatus

Area of collection, District:  Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 23-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Lanis cristatus cristatus (Linnaeus ,1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :62, SL.No :61, Accession NO : 181

Common name: The Black Headed Pied Shrike/ Pied flycatcher–Shrike

Scientific name: Hemipus pictatus pictatus (Sykes)

Area of collection, District:  Bababudan  hills , Mysore

Sex & date of collection:Male  , 02-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Hemipus pictatus pictatus( Sykes )

 

  1. ID.NO :18, SL.No :17, Accession NO : 137

Common name: The Black Headed Pied Shrike/ Pied flycatcher–Shrike

Scientific name: Hemipus pictatus pictatus (Sykes)

Area of collection, District: Biligirirangana hills , Mysore

Sex & date of collection:Male  , 18-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Hemipus pictatus pictatus (Sykes )

 

  1. ID.NO :47, SL.No :46, Accession NO : 166

Common name: The Black Headed Pied Shrike/ Pied flycatcher–Shrike

Scientific name: Hemipus pictatus pictatus( Sykes)

Area of collection, District: Bandipura , Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 25-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Hemipus pictatus pictatus (Sykes)

 

FAMILY: DICRURIDAE –DRONGOS

 

  1. ID.NO :09, SL.No :08, Accession NO : 128

Common name: The Bronzed Drongo

Scientific name: Chapatia (aenea)malayensis

Area of collection, District: Bababudan hills, Kadur

Sex & date of collection:Female    , 02-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Dicrurus aeneus aeneus (Vieillot, 1817)

 

  1. ID.NO :92, SL.No :91, Accession NO : 211

Common name: The White- Bellied Drongo

Scientific name: Dicrurus caevulescens

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 15-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Dicrurus caerulescens insularis (Sharpe, 1877)

 

  1. ID.NO :131, SL.No :130, Accession NO : 250

Common name: The White- Bellied  Drongo

Scientific name: Dicrurus caerulescens

Area of collection, District: Namadachilume,Tumakuru

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 31-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Dicrurus caerulescens insularis (Sharpe, 1877)

 

  1. ID.NO :95, SL.No :94, Accession NO : 214

Common name: The Large Rocket -tailed Drongo/Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

Scientific name: Dissemurus paradiscus malabaricus

Area of collection, District: Sakaleshapura, Hassana

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 16-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Dicrurus paradiseus paradiseus (Linnaeus, 1768)

 

  1. ID.NO :98, SL.No :97, Accession NO : 217

Common name: The Indian Ashy Drongo

Scientific name: Dicrurus longicaudata

Area of collection, District: Bababudan hills, Kadur.

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 23-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Dicrurus leucophaeus (Vieillot, 1817)

 

  1. ID.NO :129, SL.No :128, Accession NO : 248

Common name: The Indian Ashy Drongo

Scientific name: Dicrurus longicaudata

Area of collection, District: Biligirirangan hills, Mysore.

Sex & date of collection: Male    , 07-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Dicrurus leucophaeus (Vieillot, 1817)

 

FAMILY: ARTAMIDAE – WOOD SWALLOWS/ SWALLOW SHRIKES

 

  1. ID.NO :33, SL.No :32, Accession NO : 152

Common name: Ashy Woodswallow/Ashy Swallow-shrike

Scientific name: Artamus fuscus

Area of collection, District: Biligirirangan hills, Mysore.

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 10-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Artamus fuscus (Vieillot)

 

FAMILY: STURNIDAE- MYNAS

 

  1. ID.NO :77, SL.No :76, Accession NO : 196

Common name: The Black Headed Myna / Brahminy Starling / Brahminy Myna

Scientific name: Temenachus pagodarum

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 15-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Sturnus pagodarum (Gmelin, 1789)

 

  1. ID.NO :85, SL.No :84 , Accession NO : 204

Common name: The Rose Coloured Starling/ Rosy Pastor /Rosy Starling

Scientific name: Pastor roseus

Area of collection, District: Doddaballa Pura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 20-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Sturnus roseus (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :128, SL.No :127 , Accession NO : 247

Common name: The Rose Coloured Starling/ Rosy Pastor /Rosy Starling

Scientific name: Pastor roseus

Area of collection, District: Doddaballa Pura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 20-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Sturnus roseus (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :114, SL.No :113 , Accession NO : 233

Common name: Common Hill Myna/Lesser Hill-Myna/ Hill Myna

Scientific name: Gracula religiosa

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 27-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Gracula religiosa indica (Cuvier)

 

FAMILY : NCORVIDAE –CROWS, TREEEPIES

 

  1. ID.NO :117, SL.No :116 , Accession NO : 236

Common name: Indian Jungle Crow

Scientific name:  Corvus macrorhynchus

Area of collection, District: Agumbe, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection:-Female   , 05-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Corvus macrorhynchus culminates (Sykes)

 

  1. ID.NO :93, SL.No :92, Accession NO : 212

Common name: The Tree Pie

Scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda

Area of collection, District: Devarabetta hill, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 15-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda pallid (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO :94, SL.No :93, Accession NO : 213

Common name: The Tree Pie

Scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda

Area of collection, District: Sakaleshapura, Hassana, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female , 15-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Dendrocitta vagabunda pallid (Blyth)

 

FAMILY: CUCUKOO-SHRIKES, MINIVETS

  1. ID.NO :29, SL.No :28, Accession NO : 148

Common name: The Small Minivet

Scientific name: Pericrocotus peregrines peregrines

Area of collection, District: Hunsur, Mysore.

Sex & date of collection: Female    , 09-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Pericrocutus cinnamomeus (Linneaus,1766)

 

  1. ID.NO :40, SL.No :39, Accession NO : 159

Common name: The Small Minivet

Scientific name: Pericrocotus peregrines peregrines

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore.

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 15-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Pericrocutus cinnamomeus ( Linneaus,1766)

 

  1. ID.NO :54, SL.No :53, Accession NO : 173

Common name: The Small Minivet

Scientific name: Pericrocotus peregrines peregrines

Area of collection, District: Bababudan hills kadur.

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 23-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Pericrocutus cinnamomeus  Linneaus,1766)

 

  1. ID.NO :60, SL.No :59, Accession NO : 179

Common name: The Indian Scarlet Minivet

Scientific name: Pericrocotus speciosus

Area of collection, District: Sakaleshapura, Hassana.

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 15-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Pericrocotus flammeus (Forster, 1781)

 

  1. ID.NO :115, SL.No :114, Accession NO : 234

Common name: The Large Cuckoo-Shrike

Scientific name: Graucalus javensis macei

Area of collection, District: Doddaballapura , Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: XXX, 27-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Graucalus  macei (Lesson, 1830)

 

  1. ID.NO :42, SL.No :41, Accession NO : 161

Common name: The Blackheaded Cuckoo –Shrike

Scientific name: Lalage sykeii

Area of collection, District: Doddaballapura , Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:Female  , 26-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Coracina melanoptera (Ruppell,1839)

 

  1. ID.NO :55, SL.No :54, Accession NO : 174

Common name: The Black-headed Cuckoo –Shrike

Scientific name: Lalage sykeii

Area of collection, District: Namadachilume, Tumakuru

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 02-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Coracina melanoptera (Ruppell, 1839)

 

  1. ID.NO :52, SL.No :51, Accession NO : 171

Common name: The Blackheaded Cuckoo –Shrike

Scientific name: Lalage sykeii

Area of collection, District: Agumbe, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 07-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Coracina melanoptera (Ruppell,1839)

 

FAMILY: IRENIDAE –IORAS

 

  1. ID.NO :12, SL.No :11, Accession NO : 131

Common name: The Common Iora

Scientific name: Aegithia tiphia

Area of collection, District: Agumbe, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 04-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Aegithia tiphia tiphia (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :46, SL.No :45, Accession NO : 165

Common name: The Common Iora

Scientific name: Aegithia tiphia

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 17-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Aegithia tiphia tiphia (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

  1. ID.NO :49, SL.No :48, Accession NO : 168

Common name: The Common Iora

Scientific name: Aegithia tiphia

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 07-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Aegithia tiphia tiphia (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

FAMILY: PYCNONOTIDAE – BULBULS

 

  1. ID.NO :39, SL.No :38, Accession NO : 158

Common name: The Red-Whiskered Bulbul

Scientific name: Otocompsa jacosa

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 22-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Pycnonotus jacosus (Linnaeus)

 

  1. ID.NO :53, SL.No :52, Accession NO : 172

Common name: Southern Gold fronted Chloropsis

Scientific name: Chloropsis aurifrons frontalis

Area of collection, District: Jog falls , Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 12-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Chloropsis aurifrons frontalis (Pezeln)

 

  1. ID.NO :57, SL.No :56, Accession NO : 176

Common name: The Ruby-throated Bulbul

Scientific name: Pycnonotus gularis

Area of collection, District:  Agumbe, Shimoga

 Sex & date of collection: Male   , 29-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Pycnonotus melanicterus gularis (Gould)

 

 

  1. ID.NO : 71, SL.No :70, Accession NO : 190

Common name: The White- browed Bulbul

Scientific name: Pycnonotus lateolus

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 15-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Pycnonotus lateolus lateolus (Lesson)

 

  1. ID.NO : 76, SL.No :75, Accession NO : 195

Common name: The Yellow – browed Bulbul

Scientific name: Lole icterica

Area of collection, District: Biligirirangana hills, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 06-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Hypsipetes indicus ictericus (Strickland)

 

FAMILY: MUSCICAPIDAE              SUBFAMIY: TIMALIINAE – BABBLERS

 

  1. ID.NO : 02, SL.No :01, Accession NO : 121

Common name: White-throated Babbler / Tawny-bellied or Rufous-bellied Babbler

Scientific name: Dumetia (hyperythra) albigalaris

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female    , 17-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Dumetia hyperythra albigalaris (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO : 08, SL.No :07, Accession NO : 127

Common name: The Nilgiri babbler/Nilgiri Quaker Babbler/Quaker Babbler/Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

Scientific name: Alcippe phacocephala

Area of collection, District: Bababudangiri hills, Kadur.

Sex & date of collection: Male ♂, 19-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Alcippe poioicephala poioicephala (Jerdon)

 

  1. ID.NO : 80, SL.No :79, Accession NO : 199

Common name: The Nilgiri babbler/Nilgiri Quaker Babbler/Quaker Babbler/Brown-cheeked Fulvetta

Scientific name: Alcippe phacocephala

Area of collection, District: Antharasanthe,Mysore.

Sex & date of collection: Female    , 06-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Alcippe poioicephala poioicephala (Jerdon)

 

  1. ID.NO : 11, SL.No :10, Accession NO : 130

Common name: The Black headed Babbler/Black Capped or Dark Fronted Babbler

Scientific name:  Rhopocichla articeps

Area of collection, District: Biligirirangana hills, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 21-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Rhopocichla articeps articeps (Jerdon)

 

  1. ID.NO : 26, SL.No :25, Accession NO : 145

Common name: The Black headed Babbler/Black Capped or Dark Fronted Babbler

Scientific name:  Rhopocichla articeps

Area of collection, District:Antharasante, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 06-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Rhopocichla articeps bourdilloni (Hume)

 

  1. ID.NO : 25, SL.No :24, Accession NO : 144

Common name: The Southern Yellow-Breasted babbler/Striped Tit Babbler/ Yellow-breasted Babbler

Scientific name: Macronous (gularis)rubricapilla

Area of collection, District: Antharasante, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:Female    , 30-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Macronous gularis rubricapilla (Tickell)

 

  1. ID.NO : 38, SL.No :37, Accession NO : 157

Common name: The Yellow-eyed Babbler

Scientific name: Chrysomma sinensis

Area of collection, District: Hunsur, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male     , 09-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Chrysomma sinensis sinensis (Gmelin)

 

  1. ID.NO : 84, SL.No :83, Accession NO : 203

Common name: The Yellow-eyed Babbler

Scientific name: Chrysomma sinensis

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 13-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Chrysomma sinensis sinensis (Gmelin)

 

  1. ID.NO : 88, SL.No :87, Accession NO : 207

Common name: The Large Grey Babbler

Scientific name: Argya malconi

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female     , 13-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Turdoides malcomi (Sykes)

 

  1. ID.NO : 106, SL.No :105, Accession NO : 225

Common name: Deccan Scimitar Babbler/Indian Scimitar Babbler

Scientific name: Pomatorhinus horsfieldii

Area of collection, District:Bababudanhills, Kadur

Sex & date of collection:Male  , 20-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Pomatorhinus scisticeps horsfieldii (Sykes)

 

  1. ID.NO : 119, SL.No :118, Accession NO : 238

Common name: The Large Rufous Babbler/Rufous Babbler

Scientific name: Argya subrufa

Area of collection, District: Antharasante, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:Male  , 02-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Turdoides subrufus subrufus (Jerdon)

 

 

  1. ID.NO : 87, SL.No :86, Accession NO : 206

Common name: White-headed Babbler

Scientific name: Turdoides striatus affinis

Area of collection, District: Marikanive, Chitradurga 

Sex & date of collection:Male  , 07-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Turdoides affinis affinis (Jerdon)

 

FAMILY: MUSCICAPIDAE  SUBFAMILY – MUSCICAPINAE – FLY CATCHERS

 

  1. ID.NO : 21, SL.No :20, Accession NO : 140

Common name: Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher/Tickell’s Redbrested Blue flycatcher

Scientific name: Muscicapula tickkelliae

Area of collection, District: Antharasanthe, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 15-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Muscicapa tickkelliae tickkelliae (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO : 28, SL.No :27, Accession NO : 147

Common name: Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher/Tickell’s Redbrested Blue flycatcher

Scientific name: Muscicapula tickkelliae

Area of collection, District: Shimsha, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 13-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Muscicapa tickkelliae tickkelliae (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO : 27, SL.No :26, Accession NO : 146

Common name: The paradise Flycatcher/ Asian paradise flycatcher

Scientific name: Ichitrea paradisii

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male    , 28-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Terpsiphone paradise (Linnaeus)

 

  1. ID.NO : 30, SL.No :29, Accession NO : 149

Common name: The Indian Black-naped Blue flycatcher/Black-naped Blue Flycatcher/Black-naped Monarch

Scientific name: Hypothymis azura

Area of collection, District: Namada chilume, Tumakuru.

Sex & date of collection: Female    , 01-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Hypothymis azura (Boddaert)

 

  1. ID.NO : 44, SL.No :43, Accession NO : 163

Common name: The Brown Flycatcher

Scientific name:  Alseonax latirosrtis

Area of collection, District: Karapura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 01-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Muscicapa latirosrtis (Raffles)

 

  1. ID.NO : 81, SL.No :80, Accession NO : 200

Common name: The Brown Flycatcher

Scientific name:  Alseonax latirosrtis

Area of collection, District: Jog falls, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection: Male    , 12-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Muscicapa latirosrtis (Raffles)

 

FAMILY: MUSCICAPIDAE     SUBFAMILY: SYLIINAE –WARBLERS

 

  1. ID.NO : 04, SL.No :03, Accession NO : 123

Common name: Franklin’s Wren warbler (Graceful Prinia)

Scientific name: Prinia gracilis

Area of collection, District:  Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 17-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Prinia gracilis (Lichtenstein)

 

  1. ID.NO : 15, SL.No :14, Accession NO : 134

Common name: Tickell’s Willow Warbler /Tickell’s Leaf-warbler

Scientific name: Phylloscopus affinis

Area of collection, District:  Makalidurga, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: XXX, 19-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Phylloscopus affinis affinis (Tickell)

 

  1. ID.NO : 22, SL.No :21, Accession NO : 141

Common name: The Jungle Wren- Warbler 

Scientific name: Prinia sylvatica sylvatica

Area of collection, District:  Satnur , Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male   , 17-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Prinia sylvatica sylvatica (Jerdon )

 

  1. ID.NO : 63, SL.No :62, Accession NO : 182

Common name: Blyth’s Reed-warbler

Scientific name: Acrocephalus dumetorum

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection: Female  , 15-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Acrocephalus dumetorum (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO : 59, SL.No :58, Accession NO : 178

Common name: Hume’s Lesser White-throated warbler/Lesser White-throat

Scientific name: Sylvia althaea

Area of collection, District:Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 12-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Sylvia curruca althaea (Hume)

 

  1. ID.NO : 06, SL.No :05, Accession NO : 125

Common name: The Indian Tailor Bird/Tailor Bird

Scientific name: Orthomus sutorius gazurata

Area of collection, District:  Marikanive, Chitradurga

Sex & date of collection: Male  , 06-10-1940

Current valid scientific name: Orthomus sutorius gazurata (Latham)

 

  1. ID.NO : 16, SL.No :15, Accession NO : 135

Common name: The Indian Tailor Bird/Tailor Bird

Scientific name: Orthomus sutorius gazurata

Area of collection, District:  Doddaballapura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male    , 20-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Orthomus sutorius gazurata (Latham)

 

  1. ID.NO : 65, SL.No :64, Accession NO : 184

Common name: The Booted Warbler

Scientific name: Hippolais caligata

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male    , 13-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Hippolais caligata rama (Sykes)

 

FAMILY: MUSCICAPIDAE  SUBFAMILY: TURDINAE THRUSHES, CHATS, ROBINS

 

  1. ID.NO : 03, SL.No :02, Accession NO : 122

Common name: The Pied Bushchat

Scientific name: Saxicola caprata

Area of collection, District: Bandipura, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:  Female     , 15-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Saxicola caprata (Linnaeus)

 

  1. ID.NO : 78, SL.No :77, Accession NO : 197

Common name: The Pied Bushchat

Scientific name: Saxicola caprata

Area of collection, District: Doddaballapura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Female    , 26-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Saxicola caprata (Linnaeus)

 

  1. ID.NO : 13, SL.No :12, Accession NO : 132

Common name: The Indian Robin

Scientific name: Saxicola fulicata

Area of collection, District: Srirangapatnam, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:  Female    ,28-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Saxicoloides fulicata (Linnaeus )

 

  1. ID.NO : 64, SL.No :63, Accession NO : 163

Common name: The Indian Robin

Scientific name: Saxicola fulicata

Area of collection, District: Doddaballapura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Female     ,28-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Saxicoloides fulicata (Linnaeus )

 

  1. ID.NO : 10, SL.No :09, Accession NO : 129

Common name: The collared or Indian Bush chat

Scientific name: Saxicola torquata (indica)

Area of collection, District: Bandipura , Mysore

Sex & date of collection:  Female , 15-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Saxicola torquata indica (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO : 24, SL.No :23, Accession NO : 143

Common name: The collared or Indian Bush chat

Scientific name: Saxicola torquata (indica)

Area of collection, District: Doddaballapura ,Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Female    , 28-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Saxicola torquata indica (Blyth)

 

  1. ID.NO : 18, SL.No :17, Accession NO : 136

Common name: The Blue-headed Rockthrush

Scientific name: Monticola cinclorhyncha

Area of collection, District: Bababudangiri hills, Kadur

Sex & date of collection:  Female   , 19-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Monticola cinclorhynchus (Vigors)

 

  1. ID.NO : 18, SL.No :17, Accession NO : 136

Common name: The Blue-headed Rockthrush

Scientific name: Monticola cinclorhyncha

Area of collection, District: Bababudangiri hills, Kadur

Sex & date of collection:  Female   , 19-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Monticola cinclorhynchus (Vigors)

 

  1. ID.NO : 69, SL.No :68, Accession NO : 188

Common name: The Blue-headed Rockthrush

Scientific name: Monticola cinclorhyncha

Area of collection, District: Bababudangiri hills, Kadur

Sex & date of collection:  Male  , 23-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Monticola cinclorhynchus (Vigors)

 

100.  ID.NO : 74, SL.No :73, Accession NO : 193

Common name: The Blue-headed Rockthrush

Scientific name: Monticola cinclorhyncha

Area of collection, District: Bababudangiri hills, Kadur

Sex & date of collection:  Male   , 23-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Monticola cinclorhynchus (Vigors)

 

101.  ID.NO : 56, SL.No :55, Accession NO : 175

Common name: The Orange-headed Ground Thrush

Scientific name: Gokichla citrine

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection:  Male   , 28-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Zoothera citrine citrine (Jardine &Selby)

 

 

102.  ID.NO : 89, SL.No :88, Accession NO : 208

Common name: The eastern Blue – rock thrush /Blue Rockthrush

Scientific name: Monticola solitaries

Area of collection, District: Shivasamudra, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Male    , 13-12-1940

Current valid scientific name: Monticola solitaries (Linnaeus)

 

 

103.  ID.NO : 121, SL.No :120, Accession NO : 240

Common name: The Waynad Laughing Thrush

Scientific name: Garrulux delesserti

Area of collection, District:Agumbe, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection:  Male   , 08-02-1940

Current valid scientific name: Garrulux delesserti (Jerdon)

 

104.  ID.NO : 126, SL.No :125, Accession NO : 245

Common name: The Malabar Whistling Thrush

Scientific name: Myiophoneus horsfieldii

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Male    , 17-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Myiophoneus horsfieldii (Vigors)

 

105.  ID.NO : 41, SL.No :40, Accession NO : 160

Common name: The (Black) Redstart /Black Redstart

Scientific name: Phoenicurus ochruros

Area of collection, District: Satnur, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Male    , 13-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Phoenicurus ochruros (S.G.Gmelin)

 

FAMILY: PARIDAE SUBFAMILY: PARINAE - TITS (TRUE –TITS)

 

106.  ID.NO : 37, SL.No :36, Accession NO : 156

Common name: The Grey Tit/ Great Tit

Scientific name: Parus major

Area of collection, District:Doddaballapura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Male     , 26-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Parus major stupae (Koelz)


ORDER: PASSERIFORMES              

FAMILY: SITTIDAE            SUBFAMILY: SITTINAE –NUTHATCHES

 

107.  ID.NO : 32, SL.No :31, Accession NO : 151

Common name: The Velvet-fronted Blue Nuthatch /Velvet –fronted Nuthatch

Scientific name: Sitta frontalis

Area of collection, District: Setti halli, Shimoga

Sex & date of collection:  Male   , 26-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Sitta frontalis frontalis (Swainson)

 

 

108.  ID.NO : 61, SL.No :60, Accession NO : 180

Common name: The Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch)

Scientific name: Sitta castanea

Area of collection, District:Biligirirangana hills, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:  Male  , 08-11-1939

Current valid scientific name: Sitta castanea castanea (Lesson)

 

FAMILY: MOTACILLIDAE – PIPITS, WAGTAILS,

 

109.  ID.NO : 68, SL.No :67, Accession NO : 187

Common name: The Tree Pipit

Scientific name: Anthus trivialis trivialis

Area of collection, District: Doddaballapura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Female    , 27-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Anthus trivialis trivialis (Linnaeus)

 

110.  ID.NO : 35, SL.No :34, Accession NO : 154

Common name: The Indian Pipit / Paddyfield Pipit

Scientific name: Anthus rufulus

Area of collection, District:Sakalesha pura Hassana

Sex & date of collection:  Male  , 16-01-1940

Current valid scientific name: Anthus rufulus Vieillot

 

111.  ID.NO : 36, SL.No :35, Accession NO : 155

Common name: The Blue-Headed Wagtail/Yellow Wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla flava

Area of collection, District:Doddaballapura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection:  Female  , 20-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Motacilla flava bema (Sykes)

 

112.  ID.NO : 73, SL.No :72, Accession NO : 192

Common name: The White Wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla alba dukhunensis

Area of collection, District: Doddaballapura, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Female   , 28-12-1939

Current valid scientific name:  Motacilla alba dukhunensis (Sykes)

 

113.  ID.NO : 100, SL.No :99, Accession NO : 219

Common name: The Large Pied Wagtail

Scientific name: Motacilla maderaspatensis

Area of collection, District: Shimsha, Bangalore

Sex & date of collection: Male , 13-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Motacilla maderaspatensis (Gmelin)

 

 

 

ORDER: PASSERIFORMES 

FAMILY: PLOCEDAE   SUBFAMILY: PASSERINAE –HOUSE & YELLOW-THROATED SPARROWS 

114.  ID.NO : 43, SL.No :42, Accession NO : 162

Common name: The Yellow Throated Sparrow/Chestnut –shouldered rock sparrow or Petronia

Scientific name: Gymnorhis xanthocollis

Area of collection, District:Antharasanthe, Mysore

Sex & date of collection:Male  , 05-12-1939

Current valid scientific name: Petronia xanthocollis xanthocollis (Burton)

About Author 

Mr. S.J.Srinivasa is a sculptor by profession, by passion an amateur naturalist. He is working with Regional Museum of Natural History, Mysore for the past 20 years.