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BIRDS OF AFGHANISTAN



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Birds of Afghanistan coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds of Afghanistan, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, bird and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc.

Birds of Afghanistan coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Afghanistan to raise their young, migrants who pass through Afghanistan with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Afghanistan to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Afghanistan ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of Afghanistan you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of Afghanistan.

 

BIRDS OF AFGHANISTAN

XX

Species

Common name

 

Lerwa lerwa

Snow Partridge

 

Ammoperdix griseogularis

See-see Partridge

 

Tetraogallus himalayensis

Himalayan Snowcock

 

Alectoris chukar

Chukar

 

Pucrasia macrolopha

Koklass Pheasant

 

Cygnus columbianus

Tundra or Bewick's or Whistling Swan

 

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

 

Anser indicus

Bar-headed Goose

 

Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck

 

Tadorna tadorna

Common Shelduck

 

Anas strepera

Gadwall

 

Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard or common Mallard

 

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

 

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail or Pintail

 

Anas querquedula

Garganey

 

Anas crecca

Common Teal Green-winged Teal

 

Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard

 

Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck

 

Upupa epops

Eurasian or Common Hoopoe

 

Coracias garrulus

European Roller

 

Coracias benghalensis

Indian Roller

 

Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher

 

Merops persicus

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

 

Merops apiaster

European Bee-eater

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

 

Psittacula krameri

Rose-ringed Parakeet

 

Psittacula himalayana

Slaty-headed Parakeet

 

Tachymarptis melba

Alpine Swift

 

Apus apus

Common Swift

 

Apus nipalensis

House Swift

 

Otus brucei

Pallid Scops-Owl

 

Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl

 

Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

 

Strix aluco

Tawny Owl

 

Athene noctua

Little Owl

 

Athene brama

Spotted Owlet

 

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

 

Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar

 

Caprimulgus mahrattensis

Sykes's Nightjar

 

Columba livia

Rock Pigeon or Feral Pigeon

 

Columba rupestris

Hill Pigeon

 

Columba leuconota

Snow Pigeon

 

Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon

 

Streptopelia orientalis

Oriental Turtle-Dove or Rufous Turtle Dove

 

Streptopelia senegalensis

Laughing Dove

 

Streptopelia chinensis

Spotted Dove

 

Chlamydotis undulata

Houbara Bustard

 

Grus virgo

Demoiselle Crane

 

Grus grus

Common Crane

 

Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail

 

Porzana parva

Little Crake

 

Porzana pusilla

Baillon's Crake

 

Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake

 

Pterocles alchata

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

 

Pterocles senegallus

Spotted Sandgrouse

 

Pterocles orientalis

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

 

Lymnocryptes minimus

Jack Snipe

 

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

 

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

 

Tringa stagnatilis

Marsh Sandpiper

 

Tringa glareola

Wood Sandpiper

 

Calidris temminckii

Temminck's Stint

 

Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian Thick-knee

 

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

 

Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish Plover or Snowy Plover

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

 

Vanellus leucurus

White-tailed Lapwing or PLover

 

Larus brunnicephalus

Brown-headed Gull

 

Sterna caspia

Caspian Tern

 

Gypaetus barbatus

Lammergeier

 

Gyps himalayensis

Himalayan Griffon

 

Aegypius monachus

Cinereous Vulture or European Black Vulture

 

Circus aeruginosus

Western or Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

 

Circus macrourus

Pallid Harrier

 

Accipiter badius

Shikra

 

Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk or Northern Sparrowhawk or Sparrow Hawk

 

Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk or Goshawk

 

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard or Japanese Buzzard

 

Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle

 

Hieraaetus fasciatus

Bonelli's Eagle

 

Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle

 

Falco tinnunculus

Common or Eurasian Kestrel

 

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby

 

Falco cherrug

Saker Falcon

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

 

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

 

Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis

 

Platalea leucorodia

Eurasian Spoonbill or White Spoonbill

 

Pelecanus onocrotalus

Great White Pelican or Eastern White Pelican

 

Pelecanus crispus

Dalmatian Pelican

 

Ciconia ciconia

White Stork

 

Lanius collurio

Red-backed Shrike

 

Lanius souzae

Souza's Shrike

 

Lanius vittatus

Bay-backed Shrike

 

Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian Jay or Jay

 

Temnurus temnurus

Ratchet-tailed Treepie

 

Nucifraga columbiana

Clark's Nutcracker

 

Nucifraga caryocatactes

Spotted Nutcracker or Nutcracker

 

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Red-billed Chough

 

Ptilostomus afer

Piapiac

 

Corvus capensis

Cape Crow

 

Corvus leucognaphalus

White-necked Crow

 

Corvus corone

Carrion Crow

 

Corvus ruficollis

Brown-necked Raven

 

Oriolus isabellae

Isabela Oriole

 

Pericrocotus solaris

Grey-chinned Minivet or Yellow-throated Minivet

 

Dicrurus macrocercus

Black Drongo

 

Terpsiphone bourbonnensis

Mascarene Paradise-Flycatcher

 

Cinclus cinclus

White-throated Dipper

 

Monticola rufocinereus

Little Rock-Thrush

 

Monticola rufiventris

Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush

 

Myophonus horsfieldii

Malabar Whistling-Thrush

 

Turdus hortulorum

Grey-backed Thrush

 

Turdus poliocephalus

Island Thrush

 

Turdus celaenops

Izu Thrush or Izu Islands Thrush

 

Turdus mupinensis

Chinese Thrush

 

Rhinomyias goodfellowi

Slaty-backed Jungle-Flycatcher

 

Muscicapa griseisticta

Grey-streaked Flycatcher or Sooty Flycatcher

 

Ficedula hodgsonii

Slaty-backed Flycatcher

 

Luscinia calliope

Siberian Rubythroat

 

Luscinia pectoralis

White-tailed Rubythroat

 

Cercotrichas leucophrys

Red-backed Scrub-Robin

 

Phoenicurus alaschanicus

Ala Shan Redstart or Przevalski's Redstart

 

Phoenicurus erythronota

Rufous-backed Redstart

 

Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus

Blue-capped Redstart

 

Phoenicurus moussieri

Moussier's Redstart

 

Phoenicurus erythrogaster

White-winged Redstart

 

Phoenicurus frontalis

Blue-fronted Redstart

 

Rhyacornis fuliginosus

Plumbeous Water-Redstart

 

Saxicola dacotiae

Canary Islands Chat

 

Saxicola leucura

White-tailed Stonechat

 

Oenanthe monacha

Hooded Wheatear

 

Oenanthe phillipsi

Somali Wheatear

 

Oenanthe lugubris

Schalow's Wheatear

 

Oenanthe finschii

Finsch's Wheatear

 

Oenanthe hispanica

Black-eared Wheatear

 

Oenanthe pileata

Capped Wheatear

 

Sturnus erythropygius

White-headed Starling

 

Sturnus roseus

Rosy Starling

 

Leucopsar rothschildi

Bali Myna

 

Sitta nagaensis

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch

 

Sitta cashmirensis

Kashmir Nuthatch

 

Sitta castanea

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch

 

Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 

Sitta neumayer

Western Rock-Nuthatch

 

Sitta formosa

Beautiful Nuthatch

 

Certhia brachydactyla

Short-toed Tree-Creeper

 

Thryothorus griseus

Grey Wren

 

Parus rufescens

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

 

Parus rubidiventris

Rufous-vented Tit

 

Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit

 

Hirundo concolor

Dusky Crag-Martin

 

Delichon urbica

Northern House-Martin or House Martin

 

Pycnonotus leucotis

White-eared Bulbul

 

Cisticola exilis

Bright-headed Cisticola or Gold-capped Cisticola

 

Acrocephalus baeticatus

African Reed-Warbler

 

Phylloscopus lorenzii

Caucasian Chiffchaff

 

Phylloscopus chloronotus

Pale-rumped Warbler or Lemon-Rumped Warbler

 

Phylloscopus borealis

Arctic Warbler

 

Garrulax jerdoni

Grey-breasted Laughingthrush

 

Turdoides altirostris

Iraq Babbler

 

Turdoides subrufus

Rufous Babbler

 

Sylvia communis

Common or Greather Whitethroat

 

Sylvia nisoria

Barred Warbler

 

Melanocorypha yeltoniensis

Black Lark

 

Calandrella cinerea

Red-capped Lark

 

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

 

Alauda japonica

Japanese Skylark

 

Passer ammodendri

Saxaul Sparrow

 

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

 

Motacilla flaviventris

Madagascar Wagtail

 

Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail

 

Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail

 

Anthus latistriatus

Jackson's Pipit

 

Anthus sokokensis

Sokoke Pipit

 

Anthus cervinus

Red-throated Pipit

 

Anthus petrosus

Rock Pipit

 

Anthus gutturalis

Alpine Pipit

 

Prunella collaris

Alpine Accentor

 

Prunella fagani

Yemen Accentor

 

Prunella fulvescens

Brown Accentor

 

Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling

 

Carduelis dominicensis

Antillean Siskin

 

Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll

 

Carduelis flavirostris

Twite

 

Carduelis johannis

Warsangli Linnet

 

Leucosticte nemoricola

Plain Mountain-Finch

 

Leucosticte australis

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

 

Rhodopechys sanguinea

Crimson-winged Finch

 

Rhodopechys githaginea

Trumpeter Finch

 

Rhodopechys mongolica

Mongolian Finch

 

Carpodacus nipalensis

Dark-breasted Rosefinch

 

Carpodacus rodopeplus

Spot-winged Rosefinch

 

Carpodacus thura

White-browed Rosefinch

 

Carpodacus rubicilloides

Streaked Rosefinch

 

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Eurasian Bullfinch

 

Mycerobas melanozanthos

Spot-winged Grosbeak

 

Emberiza leucocephalos

Pine Bunting

 

Emberiza koslowi

Tibetan Bunting or Kozlov's Bunting

 

Emberiza jankowskii

Rufous-backed Bunting or Janowski's Bunting

 

Emberiza melanocephala

Black-headed Bunting

 

Puffinus nativitatis

Christmas Island Shearwater

 

Phylloscopus sindianus

Mountain Chiffchaff

 

   

 
Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Afghanistan. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of Afghanistan provides a checklist of the birds of Afghanistan. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Afghanistan in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of Afghanistan you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of Afghanistan you can find the list of the mammals of Afghanistan in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Afghanistan provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Afghanistan.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Afghanistan. Birds of Afghanistan: http:///www.birdlist.org/afghanistan.htm http://www.nature-worldwide.info/afghanistan.htm http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/afghanistan.htm http://www.nationalparks-worldwide.info/afghanistan.htm
 

 

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