What is your (Indian) State's Animal and Bird? Know it? No? Yes?
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What is your (Indian) State’s Animal and Bird? Know it? No? Yes?

Almost every state and union territories of India has its own animal and bird but not many know that and hence thought of bringing that here in this article. Make it a point to see them when you visit those states and also when you are on a jungle safari. Below gives a list of all Indian State’s Animal and Bird.

Interestingly, India’s national animal, the Tiger is not a state animal for any state. Hmmmmm – interesting isn’t it 🙂

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Here is a list of state animals of the states and union territories of India:

StateCommon nameScientific nameImage
Andhra PradeshKrishna jinka
Antilope cervicapraBlackbuck male female.jpg
Arunachal PradeshGayalBos frontalisB4 darjeling para-5.jpg
AssamOne-horned rhinoRhinoceros unicornisIndian Rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis)1 - Relic38.jpg
BiharGaurBos gaurusIndian Bison (Gaur) 1 by N. A. Naseer.jpg
ChhattisgarhWild buffaloB. bubalis arneeAsiatic water buffalo in zoo tierpark friedrichsfelde berlin germany.jpg
GoaGaur/Gavoredo in KonkaniBos gaurusIndian Bison (Gaur) 1 by N. A. Naseer.jpg
GujaratAsiatic lionPanthera leo persicaPanthera leo persica male.jpg
HaryanaBlackbuckAntilope cervicapraBlackbuck male female.jpg
Himachal PradeshSnow leopardUncia uncia or Panthera unciaSnow leopard portrait.jpg
Jammu and KashmirKashmir stagCervus elaphus hangluCervus cashmeerianus Smit.jpg
JharkhandIndian elephantElephas maximus indicusIndianElephant.jpg
KarnatakaIndian elephantElephas maximus indicusIndianElephant.jpg
KeralaIndian elephantElephas maximus indicusIndianElephant.jpg
Madhya PradeshBarasingha (swamp deer)Rucervus duvauceliiBarasingha.jpg
MaharashtraIndian giant squirrelRatufa indicaMalabar giant sqirrel.jpg
ManipurSangaiCervus eldi eldiCervus eldii2.jpg
MeghalayaClouded leopardNeofelis nebulosaClouded leopard.jpg
MizoramHoolock gibbonHoolock hoolockUlluk-2.jpg
NagalandGayalBos frontalisB4 darjeling para-5.jpg
OdishaSambarRusa unicolorSambhar deer.jpg
PunjabBlackbuckAntilope cervicapraBlackbuck male female.jpg
RajasthanChinkaraGazella bennettiiChinkara.jpg
SikkimRed pandaAilurus fulgensAilurus fulgens RoterPanda LesserPanda.jpg
Tamil NaduNilgiri tahrNilgiritragus hylocriusNilgiri Tahr, Kerala.jpg
TelanganaSpotted deerAxis axisWhite-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) grazing - 20050809.jpg
TripuraPhayre’s langurTrachypithecus phayreiTrachypithecus geei (Assam, 2006).jpg
Uttar PradeshSwamp deerRucervus duvauceliiBarasingha.jpg
UttarakhandAlpine Musk DeerMoschus chrysogasterMoschustier.jpg
West BengalFishing catPrionailurus viverrinusFishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) 3.jpg
Union territoryCommon nameScientific nameImage
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Dugong, Sea Cow  Dugong small
ChandigarhIndian Grey Mangoose  indian-grey-mongoose-small
Dadra and Nagar HaveliYet to be declared  
Daman and Diu Yet to be declared  
Delhi Nilgai  nilgai-smll
LakshadweepButterfly fishChaetodon decussatusBep chaetodon decussatus.jpg
PuducherrySquirrelSciuridaeSquirrel Eating a peanut.jpg


Below is the list of all state birds of Indian states and union territories :

StateCommon nameBinomial
Andhra PradeshPaala pitta (Telugu Name)
Indian roller
Coracias benghalensisIndian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
Arunachal PradeshGreat hornbillBuceros bicornisGreat-Hornbill.jpg
AssamWhite-winged wood duckAsarcornis scutulataWhite-winged.wood.duck.arp.jpg
BiharHouse sparrow“Passer domesticus”Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
ChhattisgarhBastar hill mynaGracula religiosa peninsularisGracula religiosa robusta-01.JPG
GoaBlack-crested bulbulPycnonotus flaviventrisBlack-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus melanicterus) at Jayanti, Duars, WB W Picture 333.jpg
GujaratGreater flamingoPhoenicopterus roseusGreater flamingo sub adult (1).jpg
HaryanaBlack francolinFrancolinus francolinusBlack Francolin.jpg
Himachal PradeshWestern tragopan (Jujurana)Tragopan melanocephalusWesternTragopan.jpg
Jammu and KashmirBlack-necked craneGrus nigricollisBlack-necked Crane Tso Kar Ladakh Jammu and Kashmir India Asia 12.08.2013.png
JharkhandAsian koelEudynamys scolopaceusAsian koel.jpg
KarnatakaKannada: Neelakantha Eng:Indian rollerCoracias benghalensisIndian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
KeralaGreat hornbillBuceros bicornisGreat-Hornbill.jpg
Madhya PradeshIndian paradise flycatcherTerpsiphone paradisiAsian Paradise Flycatcher.jpg
MaharashtraYellow-footed green pigeonTreron phoenicopteraYellow-footed Green-Pigeon (Treron phoenicopterus) male-8.jpg
ManipurMrs. Hume’s pheasantSyrmaticus humiaeSyrmaticus humiae.jpg
MeghalayaHill mynaGracula religiosa peninsularisGracula religiosa robusta-01.JPG
MizoramMrs. Hume’s pheasantSyrmaticus humiaeSyrmaticus humiae.jpg
NagalandBlyth’s tragopanTragopan blythiiTragopan blythii01.jpg
OdishaIndian rollerCoracias benghalensisIndian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
PunjabNorthern goshawkAccipiter gentilisNorthern Goshawk ad M2.jpg
RajasthanGreat Indian bustardArdeotis nigricepsGreat Indian bustard.jpg
SikkimBlood pheasantIthaginis cruentusBlood Pheasant.jpg
Tamil NaduEmerald doveChalcophaps indicaChalcophaps indica -a pair in captivity-8a.jpg
TelanganaPaala pitta
Indian roller
Coracias benghalensisIndian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Photograph By Shantanu Kuveskar.jpg
TripuraGreen imperial pigeonDucula aeneaDuculaAenea.JPG
Uttar PradeshSarus craneGrus antigoneSaus Crane I IMG 8663.jpg
UttarakhandHimalayan MonalLophophorus impejanusHimalayan Monal Adult Male East Sikkim Sikkim India 11.05.2014.png
West BengalWhite-breasted kingfisherHalcyon smyrnensisWhite-throated kingfisher BNC.jpg
Andaman and Nicobar IslandsAndaman Wood Pigeon  Andaman Wood Pigeon small
ChandigarhIndian grey hornbill  indian grey hornbill small
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Yet to be named
Daman and Diu Yet to be named
DelhiHouse sparrowPasser domesticusHouse Sparrow (Passer domesticus)- Male in Kolkata I IMG 5904.jpg
LakshadweepSooty ternOnychoprion fuscatusSterna fuscata.JPG
PuducherryAsian koelEudynamys scolopaceusAsian koel.jpg


Here is India’s National Animal, Bird and Aquatic Animal of India:


National animalRoyal Bengal tigerPanthera tigris tigris.jpgBengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), the largest carnivore is found only in the Indian subcontinent and can be found in most regions of the country.
National aquatic animalRiver dolphinGangeticDolphin.jpgGangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica) is said to represent the purity of the holy Ganga River as it can only survive in pure and fresh water.
National birdIndian peacockPeacock with outspread plumes.JPGIndian peacock (Pavo cristatus) is designated as the national bird of India. A bird indigenous to the subcontinent, peacock represents the unity of vivid colours and finds references in Indian culture.[14]

Source : Wikipedia and other such sources and Indian govt website


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