Who is a resident & who a visitor?

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Here is a list of which species lives in Pallikaranai Marsh and the one that Visits!

S No Common English Name Scientific Name Status
1. Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus Resident
2. Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Resident
3. Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica Resident
4. Comb Duck Sarkidiornis melanotos Uncertain
5. Spot-bill Duck Anas poecilorhyncha Resident
6. Garganey Anas querquedula Winter visitor
7. Northern Pintail Anas acuta Winter visitor
8. Northern Shoveller Anas clypeata Winter visitor
9. Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense Resident
10. Common Hoopoe Upupa epops Uncertain
11. Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis Resident
12. Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis Resident
13. Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Resident
14. White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Resident
15. Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata Uncertain
16. Small Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis Resident
17. Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus Winter visitor
18. Pied Cuckoo Clamator jacobinus Resident
19. Common Hawk Cuckoo Hierococcyx varius Resident
20. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea Resident
21. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Resident
22. Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis Resident
23. House Swift Apus affinis Resident
24. Barn owl Tyto alba Resident
25. Spotted Owlet Athene brama Resident
26. Rock Pigeon Columba livia Resident
27. Spotted Dove Sterptopelia chinensis Resident
28. Slaty-breasted Rail Gallirallus striatus Resident
29. White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus Resident
30. Watercock Gallicrex cinerea Resident
31. Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Resident
32. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Resident
33. Common Coot Fulica atra Resident
34. Snipe Gallinago sp Winter visitor
35. Black-tailed Godwit* Limosa limosa Winter visitor
36. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Winter visitor
37. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Winter visitor
38. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Winter visitor
39. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Winter visitor
40. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Winter visitor
41. Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos Winter visitor
42. Great Knot** Calidris tenuirostris Winter visitor
43. Little Stint Calidris minuta Winter visitor
44. Ruff Philomachus pugnax Winter visitor
45. Greater Painted Snipe Rostratula benghalensis Resident
46. Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus Resident
47. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Resident
48. Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Winter visitor
49. Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus Resident
50. Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus Resident
51. Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum Uncertain
52. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola Winter visitor
53. Yellow-wattled lapwing Vanellus malabaricus Resident
54. Grey headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus Winter visitor
55. Red wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus Resident
56. Gull Larus sp Winter visitor
57. Gull billed Tern Sterna nilotica Winter visitor
58. Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis Winter visitor
59. Little Tern Sterna albifrons Winter visitor
60. Black-bellied Tern*** Sterna acuticauda Winter  visitor
61. Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybridus Winter visitor
62. White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Winter visitor
63. Osprey Pandion haliaetus Winter visitor
64. Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Resident
65. Black Kite Milvus migrans Resident
66. Brahminy Kite Haliastur Indus Resident
67. White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Uncertain
68. Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus Winter visitor
69.      Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Winter visitor
70.      Shikra Accipiter badius Resident
71. Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Winter visitor
72. Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Winter visitor
73. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Resident
74. Darter* Anhinga melanogaster Resident
75. Little Cormorant Phalacrocorax niger Resident
76. Indian Cormorant Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Resident
77. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Resident
78. Little Egret Egretta garzetta Resident
79. Great Egret Casmerodius albus Resident
80. Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia Resident
81. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Resident
82. Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii Resident
83. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Resident
84. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Resident
85. Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Resident
86. Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis Resident
87. Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Resident
88. Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis Resident
89. Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber Winter visitor
90. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Resident
91. Black headed Ibis* Threskiornis melanocephalus Resident
92. Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucordia Uncertain
93. Great White Pelican# Pelecanus onocrotalus Winter visitor
94. Spot-billed Pelican* Pelecanus philippensis Resident
95. Painted Stork* Mycteria leucocephala Resident
96. Asian Open-bill Anastomus oscitans Resident
97. White Stork# Ciconia ciconia Winter visitor
98. Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus Uncertain
99. Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda Resident
100. Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos Resident
101. House Crow Corvus splendens Resident
102. Ashy Wood Swallow Artamus fuscus Resident
103. Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Resident
104. Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus Resident
105. Orange-headed Thrush Zoothera citrine Winter visitor
106. Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis Resident
107. Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata Resident
108. Brahminy Starling Sturnus pagodarum Resident
109. Rosy Startling Sturnus roseus Winter visitor
110. Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Resident
111. Common Swallow Hirundo rustica Winter visitor
112. Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo smithii Uncertain
113. Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycononotus jocosus Resident
114. Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer Resident
115. White-browed Bulbul Pycnonotus luteolus Resident
116. Plain Prinia Prinia inornata Resident
117. Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis Resident
118. Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis Resident
119. Blyth’s Reed warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Winter visitor
120. Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus Resident
121. Common Tailor Bird Orthotomus sutorius Resident
122. Yellow-billed Babbler Turdoides affinis Resident
123. Bushlark Mirafra sp Resident
124. Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Eremopterix grisea Resident
125. Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula Resident
126. Syke’s Lark Galerida deva Uncertain
127. Purple-rumped Sunbird Nectarinia zeylonica Resident
128. Loten’s Sunbird Nectarinia lotenia Resident
129. House Sparrow Passer domesticus Resident
130. White-browed Wagtail Motacilla maderaspatensis Resident
131. Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Winter visitor
132. Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi Uncertain
133. Paddyfield Pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae Resident
134. Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar Resident
135. Indian Silverbill Lonchura malabarica Resident
136. Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata Resident
137. Black-headed Munia Lonchura malacca Resident

* Near Threatened, ** Vulnerable and *** Endangered as per the List of Threatened Birds of India 2012 (Birdlife International); # Based on photograph published in newspapers
Source: Newsletter for Bird Watchers, Volume 54 (Issue 3) 2015.

Daniels, RJR. (2015). Birds of Pallikarnai Marsh, Chennai. Newsletter for Birdwatchers, Volume 54 (issue 3).

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