India is home to a large number of rare bird species. From these bird species, Peacock was declared the national bird of India in 1963. The scientific name of the peacock is Pavo cristatus. It became the national bird of India because its a symbol of grace and beauty. All 28 states and 8 Union territories merged together and formed India. These states and Union territories have different State birds as India has its nation bird peacock.
In all the competitive exams one or two questions can be asked from the state bird of India. If you know the birds and their scientific names then it can fetch you some extra marks. Refer to the below table to know the state bird and their scientific names-
|States/UT Name||Bird Name||Scientific Name|
|Andhra Pradesh||Rose-ringed Parakeet||Psittacula Krameri|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Great Hornbill||Buceros Bicornis|
|Assam||White-winged Wood Duck||Asarcornis Scutulata|
|Bihar||House Sparrow||Passer Domesticus|
|Chhattisgarh||Bastar Hill Myna||Gracula Religiosa Peninsularis|
|Goa||Flame-throated bulbul (Ruby-throated yellow bulbul)||Pycnonotus Gularis|
|Gujarat||Greater Flamingo||Phoenicopterus roseus|
|Haryana||Black Francolin||Francolinus francolinus|
|Himachal Pradesh||Western Tragopan (Jujurana)||Tragopan melanocephalus|
|Jharkhand||Asian Koel||Eudynamys scolopacea|
|Karnataka||Indian Roller||Coracias benghalensis|
|Kerala||Great Indian Hornbill||Buceros bicornis|
|Madhya Pradesh||Indian Paradise Flycatcher||Terpsiphone paradise|
|Maharashtra||Yellow-footed Green Pigeon||Treron phoenicoptera|
|Manipur||Mrs. Hume's Pheasant||Syrmaticus humiae|
|Meghalaya||Hill Myna||Gracula religiosa peninsularis|
|Mizoram||Mrs. Hume's Pheasant||Syrmaticus humiae|
|Nagaland||Blyth's Tragopan||Tragopan blythii|
|Odisha||Indian Roller||Coracias benghalensis|
|Punjab||Northern Goshawk||Accipiter gentilis|
|Rajasthan||Great Indian Bustard||Ardeotis nigriceps|
|Sikkim||Blood pheasant||Ithaginis cruentus|
|Tamil Nadu||Emerald Dove||Chalcophaps indica|
|Telangana||Indian Roller||Coracias benghalensis|
|Tripura||Green Imperial Pigeon||Ducula aenea|
|Uttar Pradesh||Sarus Crane||Grus Antigone|
|Uttarakhand||Himalayan Monal||Lophophorus impejanus|
|West Bengal||White-breasted Kingfisher||Halcyon Smyrnensis|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Andaman Wood Pigeon||Columba Palumboides|
|Chandigarh||Indian Grey Hornbill||Ocyceros birostris|
|Delhi||House Sparrow||Passer domesticus|
|Ladakh||Black-necked Crane||Grus Nigricollis|
|Lakshadweep||Sooty Tern||Onychoprion Fuscatus|
|Puducherry||Asian Koel||Eudynamys scolopaceus|
The state birds of India are important for aspirants who are preparing for any competitive exam. Do not forget to learn the scientific name of your state if you are preparing for state exams. These names can be asked in the General knowledge and General Awareness section of the examination. We have mentioned some names of Important state birds in the frequently asked questions section, go through them and try to remember them.
Q1. Which bird is the state bird of the 3 states of India?
Indian Roller is the state bird of 3 states namely Karnataka, Odisha and Telangana.
Q2. What is the state bird of Himachal Pradesh?
Western Tragopan is the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.
Q3. What is the state bird of Kerala?
Great Indian Hornbill is the state bird of Kerala.
Q4. What is the state bird of Rajasthan?
Great Indian Bustard is the state bird of Rajasthan.
Q5. What is the state bird of Andhra Pradesh?
Rose-ringed Parakeet is the state bird of Andhra Pradesh.
Q6. Which state bird is Kingfisher?
The West Bengal state bird is the White-breasted kingfisher.
Q7. Which is the national bird of India?
Peacock is the national bird of India. Its scientific name is Pavo Cristatus.
Q8. What is the state bird of Uttarakhand?
The Himalayan Monal is the state bird of Uttarakhand.
Q9. What is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh?
The Great Hornbill is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh.