Birds of Pakistan

Pakistan covers an area of 340,509 sq mi (881,913 km2), that is almost equal to the combined land areas of France and the United Kingdom. Due to rich diversity of climate and landscape, flora and fauna of Pakistan is also diverse.

There are over 780 bird species recorded in Pakistan. The position of Pakistan in South Asia, places it on one of the major migration routes of migrating birds and makes it a key stop off point for many unique species.

Male Long-tailed Minivet

 

Species of the following bird families have been recorded from across Pakistan:

  • Accipitridae
  • Acrocephalidae
  • Aegithalidae
  • Aegithinidae
  • Alaudidae
  • Alcedinidae
  • Anatidae
  • Anhingidae
  • Apodidae
  • Ardeidae
  • Bombycillidae
  • Bucerotidae
  • Burhinidae
  • Campephagidae
  • Caprimulgidae
  • Certhiidae
  • Cettiidae
  • Charadriidae
  • Ciconiidae
  • Cinclidae
  • Cisticolidae
  • Columbidae
  • Coraciidae
  • Corvidae
  • Cuculidae
  • Dicaeidae
  • Dicruridae
  • Dromadidae
  • Emberizidae
  • Estrildidae
  • Falconidae
  • Fringillidae
  • Gaviidae
  • Glareolidae
  • Gruidae
  • Haematopodidae
  • Hirundinidae
  • Hydrobatidae
  • Hypocoliidae
  • Ibidorhynchidae
  • Indicatoridae
  • Jacanidae
  • Laniidae
  • Laridae
  • Leiothrichidae
  • Locustellidae
  • Megalaimidae
  • Meropidae
  • Monarchidae
  • Motacillidae
  • Muscicapidae
  • Nectariniidae
  • Oriolidae
  • Otididae
  • Pandionidae
  • Panuridae
  • Paridae
  • Passeridae
  • Pelecanidae
  • Pellorneidae
  • Phaethontidae
  • Phalacrocoracidae
  • Phasianidae
  • Phoenicopteridae
  • Phylloscopidae
  • Picidae
  • Pittidae
  • Ploceidae
  • Podicipedidae
  • Procellariidae
  • Prunellidae
  • Psittaculidae
  • Pteroclidae
  • Pycnonotidae
  • Rallidae
  • Recurvirostridae
  • Regulidae
  • Remizidae
  • Rhipiduridae
  • Rostratulidae
  • Scolopacidae
  • Scotocercidae
  • Sittidae
  • Stenostiridae
  • Stercorariidae
  • Strigidae
  • Sturnidae
  • Sulidae
  • Sylviidae
  • Tephrodornithidae
  • Threskiornithidae
  • Tichodromidae
  • Timaliidae
  • Troglodytidae
  • Turdidae
  • Turnicidae
  • Tytonidae
  • Upupidae
  • Vireonidae
  • Zosteropidae

 

For more in-depth coverage of these bird families and their species, BCSP recommends our members and all those who care about and appreciate wild birds of our country to buy a wonderful publication on avifauna of Pakistan by member of our advisory council, Mr. Richard Grimmett. Name of book (field guide) is Birds of Pakistan. It has 256 pages and includes 93 color plates of over 670 species of birds found in the country. It also shows range maps with each species along with identification text.

 

Please ask your local bookstore to see if they have this title or you can also buy it on Amazon.com