Here's an interesting text I recently discovered, about various birds and plants mentioned in Vaishnava literature. It is the work of an unknown noble soul; all I found was a single file with these contents.
Birds and Plants Mentioned in Vaishnava Literature
Alectoris graeca, a Himalayan partridge, the lover of the moon, said to feed on the rays of the moon.
Casarca ferruginea, a variety of duck, also called chakava (surkhab). Legend relates that pairs of these birds are souls of two sinning lovers, who are said to sleep apart at night, and call endlessly to one another, "Chakava, may I come to you?", "No, Chakavi".
Cuculus melanoleucas, a type of swallow said to drink only drops of rain as they fall from the clouds.
Phoenicopterus ruber, the flamingo, and also the goose, Acer indicus.
Motacilla maderaspatensis, the wagtail, symbol of restlessness, and also of the eyes of the beloved.
Eudynamis scolopaceus, a dark bird, commonly found in mangoe gardens during the large trees' flowering and fruiting times. Its cry is kuhu, kuhu, kuhu, rising in pitch with each successive call, and its panchama-note is the dominant of nature's chorus.
Anthropoides virgo, the demoiselle crane.
Numenius arquata, the curlew.
Coracias benghalensis, roller or blue jay, sacred to Sri Vishnu.
Hierococcyx varius, the hawk-cuckoo or the brain-fever bird. Its cry is, "Pi kahan", which sounds like 'Where is my love?'
Psittacula eupatria, a pet bird said to overhear conversattions of lovers, and to repeat it in awkward circumstances.
Pavo cristatus, the male is said to be lover of the clouds and delights in rain.
Antigone antigone, a slate colored crane, said to pair for life, and hence a symbol of devoted love.
THE TREES, SHRUBS AND CLIMBERS
Aquilaia agallocha, a large evergreen tree with fragrand wood.
Cassia fistula, a small hardy tree with pendulous racemes of large bright yellow flowers in April and May.
Terminali arjuna, a large, shady tree.
Saraca indica, a herald of spring, has scarlet or crimson bunches of flowers in early March. It is said to flower upon being touched by a beautiful woman's feet.
Pentapetes phoenicia (or Lucas linifolia)
Piper betel, a climber, leaves used for chewing.
Momordica coccinia, a climber with bright red fruit.
Michelia champaka, a large tree, commonly grown in temples, with fragrant, light yellow flowers. A type of jasmine.
Jasminium sambac, Arabian jasmine.
Cedrus deodara, Himalayan cedar.
Gardenia florida, a shrub with highly fragrant white flowers.
Abrus precatorius, seeds used as weights by jewellers.
Delonix regia, an umbrella tree with pinnate feathery leaves. It bears scarlet flowers in May.
Aegle marmelos, a large, round fruit also known as Bengal quince.
several varieties are mentioned, including chameli, champaka, malati and kunda.
Zizyphus jujuba, small round fruits that are favorites of boys.
Bauhinia variegata, a medium sized ornamental tree with drooping branches. It produces a rich harvest of mauve and white blossoms, that resemble orchid flowers, in February-March.
Anthocephalus indicus, has ball like flowers in the rainy season. One of Krishna's favorites.
Aneilema nudiflorum, an annual herb with blue purple flowers in the rainy season.
Pterosper mum acerifoli
um, a large tree with broad leaves.
Saccharum spontaneum, a tall grass.
Crocus sativa, safflower, a herald of spring.
Pandanus odoratissimus, screw pine, a highly fragrant plant with spiny, sword-like, pointed leaves.
Butea frondosa, a tree with beautiful crimson flowers, a herald of
Bauhinia purpurea, a small tree bearing pink flowers in November.
Nymphaea esculenta, a water lily with white flowers that open at night, and close during the day.
Jasminium pubescens, a jasmine.
Lawsonia alba, mehende, crushed leaves used to make the dye for painting decorations on brides' palms.
Wrightia zeylanica, a small tree with white flowers.
Limonia scandens, a vine whose appearance indicates the beginning of spring.
Symplocos racemosa, pollen used as a face powder in ancient India.
Lotus and Water Lily
Many varieties are mentioned. Aravinda and kamala are day-flowering. Kubalaya and kumudini flower at night. Common Lotus, Nelumbium speciosum Utpala, Nymphaea coerulea, the blue water lily.
Hiptage madhablota, a scadent, shrubby climber, herald of spring, and lover of the mango tree.
Bassia latifolia, a common shade tree in central India. An alcoholic beverage of the same name is distilled from its flowers.
Jasminum grandiflorum, a twining shrub with fragrant white flowers.
Erythrina Indica, a small tree that has red flowers during March, when it has no leaves.
Mangifera indica, tender shoots and herald of spring. Flowers in early March in North India. Called chuta in Sanskrit
Mesua ferrea,a forest tree of Eastern India with flowers that are mostly white, but with yellow inside.
Cocos nucifera, the coconut palm.
Jasminium arboriscens, a shrubby jasmine.
Azadirachta indica, a shady tree that flowers in March-April.
Prunus cerasioides, wild cherry found in the temperate regions of the Himalayas, at altitudes from 3,000' to 6,000'.
Nyctanthes arbortristis, drops its flowers in the early morning.
Bignonia suaveolens, trumpet flower, herald of spring.
Ficus religiosa, a large tree with glossy, dark green, poplar-like leaves.
An unidentified yellow flower.
Musa paradisiaca, smooth, straight stem, symbol of female beauty.
Panicum italicum, a shrub that flowers in August.
Calophyllum inophyllum, a tree with glabrous leaves, and fragrant white flowers.
Shorea robusta, a tall timber tree, associated with the birth of Buddha. Sarja in Sanskrit.
Alstonia scholaris, a handsome tree.
Santalum album, a small evergreen tree growing in Bangalore, with fragrant heart wood. Sandal paste (finely ground sandalwood and water) has a cooling effect when applied to the skin, and is used in summer for cooling the body.
Brassica campestris, an oilseed plant with golden yellow flowers.
Bombax malabaricum, silk cotton tree.
Salmalia malabarica, silk cotton tree with beautiful cup-like red flowers in early March.
Albizzia lebeck, fragrant flowers in the beginning of the rainy season.
Dalbergia sissoo, a deciduous tree with hard wood, principally found in sub-Himalayan areas of North India.
Borassus flabelliformis, palmyra, round purple fruits, symbol of female charm.
Garcinia xanthochymus or Cinnamomum tamala, straight stem, dark fragrant leaves, symbol of Krishna.
Mimusops elengi, a dwarf tree, bears highly fragrant flowers during the rains.
Jasminium auriculatum, a jasmine with fragrant
white flowers tinged with purple.