State Animal and Birds of 29 States of India

29 States of India has unique animals with common and scientific name, some of the animals and birds are fall in the category of endangered and vulnerable. Here is the ultimate list of state wise animals and birds of India, Also Guwahati has the Gangetic Dolphin as its city Mascot and Chandigarh has used a mongooose as its city Mascot. Image credit – IndiaTimes.

Andhra Pradesh – Indian Roller and Blackbuck

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Indian Roller is very commonly seen bird found along roadside trees and wires across India. Largest populations of the species are found within India and several states have chosen it as their state bird.

Assam – White winged Wood Duck and One Horned Rhinocerous

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Arunachal Pradesh – Great Hornbill and Gayal

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Bihar – Ox and House Sparrow

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As per the wikipedia, current symbols of Bihar state are Ox,Sparrow,Peepal and Kachnar but in future  Gangetic Dolphin will be the state animal of Bihar and the Neelkanth of Indian Roller will be the state bird.

Chattisgarh – Hill Myna and Wild Buffalo

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Goa – Gaur and Black Crested Bulbul

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Indian Bison or the Gaur is a large bovine, biggest populations are found today only in India. Indian bison is the largest species of wild cattle found in world,bigger than the extinct aurochs, and wild water buffalo.

Gujarat – Greater Flamingo and Indian Lion

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Haryana – Blackbuck and Black Frankolin

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Himachal Pradesh – Western Tragopan and Snow Leopard

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Snow Leopard is one of the species from five big cat family native to the Indian mountain ranges of Himalayas. Great Himalayan National Park of Himachal Pradesh is one of the best place to Snow Leopard in India.

Jammu Kashmir – Hangul and Black-Necked Crane

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Jharkhand – Elephant and Koel

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Indian Elephant is listed as endangered and threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. Elephants are native to mainland India and classified as megaherbivores.

Karnataka – Indian Roller and Indian Elephant

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Kerala – Indian Elephant and Great Hornbill

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Maharashtra – Yellow footed Green Pigeon and Indian Giant Squirrel

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Yellow footed green pigeon is the state bird of Maharashtra but Forest owlet may replace the state bird hariyal. This extremely rare bird, Forest Owlet found in Melghat region of Maharashtra.

Madhya Pradesh – Barasingha and Asian Paradise Flycatcher

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Manipur – Sangai Deer and Hume pheasant

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India is home to a large number of deer species,antelopes and wild goat. Sangai Deer is rare and endangered brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur.

Mizoram – Hoolock Gibbon and Hume Pheasant

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Hoolock Gibbon is only species of Ape found in India and the second-largest of the gibbons. Western hoolock gibbon are found in small populations only few hundreds in northeast India.

Meghalaya – Clouded Leopard and Hill Myna

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Clouded Leopard is one of the medium size wild cat found in the North East states of India and classified as Vulnerable because of habitat loss, deforestation and illegal trading.

Nagaland – Blyth’s Tragopan and Gayal

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Gayal also known as mithun is the sometime mistken known as domesticated form of the gaur, gayal is the state animal of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

Odisha – Sambhar and Indian Roller

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Punjab – Blackbuck and Northern Goshawk

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Black Buck is the an antelope native to the Indian subcontinent, fall in endangered species due to illegal hunting, heavy poaching and habitat loss. The famous Indian black buck antelope is one of the prettier antelope in India.

Sikkim –  Blood Pheasant and Red Panda

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Rajasthan – Great Indian Bustard and Chinkara

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Telegana – Spotted Deer and Indian Roller

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The new 29th state for the country, Telangana state has announced the following four icons as the new state symbols Indian Roller as state bird,State animal Deer, Jammi Chettu as state tree and Tangedu flower as state flower.

Tamil Nadu – Emerald Dove and Nilgiri Tahr

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Tripura – Green Imperial Pigeon and Phayres Langur

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India is home to large family of monkeys species distributed from evergreen Western Ghats to north east states. The Phayre’s Langur is the state animal of Tripura but species of lutung.

Uttarakhand – Musk Deer and Himalayan Monal

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Uttar Pradesh – Sarus Crane and Barasingha

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West Bengal – Fishing Cat and White Breasted Kingfisher

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Fishing cat is a medium-sized wild cat of mangrove swamps,primarily found in the Himalayan foothills, The finish cat is one of the known species of small wild cat found in India.

Union Territory State Animal and Birds

Nilgai and house sparrow is the national capital Animal of New Delhi.
Lakshadweep UT animal is Butterfly fish.
Dugong is the symbol of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Puducherry official animal and birds are Squirrel and Asian Koel.