List of Birds of Ho Chi Minh city

Birds of Ho Chi Minh city which are included Can Gio mangroves, beach and salt-pans, urban (Sai Gon zoo / Botanical garden and parks) and suburban areas in District 2, 7, 9
It does not include a few species occur in Cu Chi area such as: Crow-billed Drongo (rare), White-crested Laughingthrus, Lesser-necklacked Laughingthrus nor escaped species

No.

Scientific name

English name

 

Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)

1

Dendrocygna javanica

Lesser Whistling-Duck

 

Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)

2

Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

Indian Cormorant

3

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

4

Phalacrocorax niger

Little Cormorant

 

Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)

5

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

6

Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Cinnamon Bittern

7

Ardea cinerea

Gray Heron

8

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

9

Ardea alba modesta

Great Egret (Australasian)

10

Mesophoyx intermedia

Intermediate Egret

11

Egretta garzetta

Little Egret

12

Egretta sacra

Pacific Reef-Heron

13

Bubulcus ibis

Cattle Egret

14

Ardeola bacchus

Chinese Pond-Heron

15

Ardeola speciosa

Javan Pond-Heron

16

Butorides striata

Striated Heron

17

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

 

Pandionidae (Osprey)

 

18

Pandion haliaetus

Osprey

19

Pernis ptilorhynchus

Oriental Honey-buzzard

20

Elanus caeruleus

Black-shouldered Kite

21

Haliastur indus

Brahminy Kite

22

Haliaeetus leucogaster

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

23

Spilornis cheela

Crested Serpent-Eagle

24

Accipiter badius

Shikra

25

Accipiter virgatus

Besra

 

Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings)

26

Vanellus indicus

Red-wattled Lapwing

27

Pluvialis squatarola

Black-bellied Plover

28

Pluvialis fulva

Pacific Golden-Plover

29

Charadrius mongolus

Lesser Sand-Plover

30

Charadrius leschenaultii

Greater Sand-Plover

31

Charadrius peronii

Malaysian Plover

32

Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish Plover

33

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

 

Recurvirostridae (Stilts and Avocets)

34

Himantopus himantopus

Black-winged Stilt

 

Jacanidae (Jacanas)

 

35

Metopidius indicus

Bronze-winged Jacana

 

Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)

36

Xenus cinereus

Terek Sandpiper

37

Actitis hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

38

Tringa ochropus

Green Sandpiper

39

Tringa erythropus

Spotted Redshank

40

Tringa nebularia

Common Greenshank

41

Tringa guttifer

Nordmann's Greenshank

42

Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh Sandpiper

43

Tringa glareola

Wood Sandpiper

44

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

45

Numenius phaeopus

Whimbrel

46

Numenius madagascariensis

Far Eastern Curlew

47

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

48

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

49

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed Godwit

50

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

51

Calidris canutus

Red Knot

52

Calidris alba

Sanderling

53

Calidris ruficollis

Red-necked Stint

54

Calidris minuta

Little Stint

55

Calidris subminuta

Long-toed Stint

56

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

57

Calidris ferruginea

Curlew Sandpiper

58

Eurynorhynchus pygmeus

Spoon-billed Sandpiper

59

Limicola falcinellus

Broad-billed Sandpiper

60

Philomachus pugnax

Ruff

61

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

62

Phalaropus lobatus

Red-necked Phalarope

 

Turnicidae (Buttonquail)

 

63

Turnix suscitator

Barred Buttonquail

 

Glareolidae (Pratincoles and Coursers)

64

Glareola maldivarum

Oriental Pratincole

 

Rostratulidae (Painted-Snipes)

 

65

Rostratula benghalensis

Greater Painted-snipe

 

Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)

66

Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus

Brown-headed Gull

67

Gelochelidon nilotica

Gull-billed Tern

68

Hydroprogne caspia

Caspian Tern

69

Chlidonias leucopterus

White-winged Tern

70

Sterna sumatrana

Black-naped Tern

71

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

 

Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

72

Streptopelia tranquebarica

Red Collared-Dove

73

Streptopelia chinensis

Spotted Dove

74

Treron pompadora phayrei

Pompadour Green-Pigeon (Ashy-headed)

 

Psittacidae (Parrots)

 

75

Psittacula finschii

Gray-headed Parakeet

76

Psittacula alexandri

Red-breasted Parakeet

 

Cuculidae (Cuckoos)

 

77

Cacomantis merulinus

Plaintive Cuckoo

78

Eudynamys scolopaceus

Asian Koel

79

Phaenicophaeus tristis

Green-billed Malkoha

80

Centropus sinensis

Greater Coucal

81

Centropus bengalensis

Lesser Coucal

 

Tytonidae (Barn-Owls)

 

82

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

83

Caprimulgus macrurus

Large-tailed Nightjar

 

Apodidae (Swifts)

 

84

Hirundapus cochinchinensis

Silver-backed Needletail

85

Aerodramus germani

German's Swiftlet

86

Apus nipalensis

House Swift

 

Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

 

87

Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher

88

Alcedo meninting

Blue-eared Kingfisher

89

Ceyx erithaca

Black-backed Kingfisher

90

Pelargopsis capensis

Stork-billed Kingfisher

91

Halcyon smyrnensis

White-throated Kingfisher

92

Halcyon pileata

Black-capped Kingfisher

93

Todiramphus chloris

Collared Kingfisher

 

Meropidae (Bee-eaters)

 

94

Merops orientalis

Green Bee-eater

95

Merops philippinus

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

96

Merops leschenaulti

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

 

Picidae (Woodpeckers)

 

97

Dendrocopos canicapillus

Gray-capped Woodpecker

98

Picus vittatus

Laced Woodpecker

99

Chrysocolaptes lucidus

Greater Flameback

 

Acanthizidae (Thornbills and Allies)

100

Gerygone sulphurea

Golden-bellied Gerygone

 

Artamidae (Woodswallows)

 

101

Artamus fuscus

Ashy Woodswallow

 

Aegithinidae (Ioras)

 

102

Aegithina tiphia

Common Iora

 

Dicruridae (Drongos)

 

103

Dicrurus macrocercus

Black Drongo

104

Dicrurus leucophaeus

Ashy Drongo

 

Rhipiduridae (Fantails)

 

105

Rhipidura javanica

Pied Fantail

106

Hypothymis azurea

Black-naped Monarch

 

Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)

107

Corvus macrorhynchos

Large-billed Crow

 

Hirundinidae (Swallows)

 

108

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

109

Hirundo tahitica

Pacific Swallow

110

Cecropis daurica

Red-rumped Swallow

111

Cecropis striolata

Striated Swallow

 

Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)

 

112

Parus major

Great Tit

 

Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)

 

113

Pycnonotus aurigaster

Sooty-headed Bulbul

114

Pycnonotus goiavier

Yellow-vented Bulbul

115

Pycnonotus blanfordi

Streak-eared Bulbul

 

Phylloscopidae (Leaf-Warblers)

 

116

Phylloscopus inornatus

Yellow-browed Warbler

117

Phylloscopus borealis

Arctic Warbler

 

Acrocephalidae (Reed-Warblers and Allies)

118

Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

Black-browed Reed-Warbler

119

Acrocephalus orientalis

Oriental Reed-Warbler

 

Locustellidae (Grassbirds and Allies)

120

Locustella lanceolata

Lanceolated Warbler

 

Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and Allies)

 

121

Cisticola juncidis

Zitting Cisticola

122

Orthotomus sutorius

Common Tailorbird

123

Orthotomus ruficeps

Ashy Tailorbird

124

Prinia rufescens

Rufescent Prinia

125

Prinia flaviventris

Yellow-bellied Prinia

126

Prinia inornata

Plain Prinia

 

Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers)

127

Muscicapa dauurica

Asian Brown Flycatcher

128

Copsychus saularis

Oriental Magpie-Robin

 

Timaliidae (Babblers)

 

129

Macronous gularis

Pin-striped Tit-Babbler

 

Zosteropidae (Yuhinas, White-eyes, and Allies)

130

Zosterops palpebrosus

Oriental White-eye

 

Sturnidae (Starlings)

 

131

Gracula religiosa

Common Hill Myna

132

Acridotheres burmannicus

Vinous-breasted Starling

133

Gracupica nigricollis

Black-collared Starling

 

Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers)

 

134

Dicaeum agile

Thick-billed Flowerpecker

135

Dicaeum chrysorrheum

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

136

Dicaeum cruentatum

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

 

Nectariniidae (Sunbirds and Spiderhunters)

137

Anthreptes malacensis

Plain-throated Sunbird

138

Cinnyris jugularis

Olive-backed Sunbird

 

Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits)

 

139

Motacilla flava

Western Yellow Wagtail

140

Motacilla cinerea

Gray Wagtail

141

Motacilla alba

White Wagtail

142

Anthus richardi

Richard's Pipit

143

Anthus rufulus

Oriental Pipit

 

Passeridae (Old World Sparrows)

 

144

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

145

Passer flaveolus

Plain-backed Sparrow

146

Passer montanus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

 

Ploceidae (Weavers and Allies)

 

147

Ploceus philippinus

Baya Weaver

148

Ploceus hypoxanthus

Asian Golden Weaver

149

Lonchura striata

White-rumped Munia

150

Lonchura punctulata

Nutmeg Mannikin