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CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF BELGIUM

OISEAUX DE LA BELGIQUE

VOGELS VAN BELGIË



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Birds of Belgium

Birds of Belgium 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 Belgium.

Belgium 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 Belgium to raise their young, migrants who pass through Belgium with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Belgium 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 Belgium 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 Belgium 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 Belgium.

 

National bird: Kestrel

National Bird of Belgium: Common Kestrle

 

CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF BELGIUM OISEAUX DE LA BELGIQUE VOGELS VAN BELGIË

XX

Species full name

Birds

Oiseaux

BE

 

Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail

Caille des blés

D

 

Perdix perdix

Grey Partridge

Perdrix grise

D

 

Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant

Faisan de Colchide

D

 

Tetrao tetrix

Black Grouse

Tétras lyre

D

 

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Canard pilet

D

 

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

Canard souchet

D

 

Anas crecca

Common Teal

Sarcelle d'hiver

D

 

Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon

Canard siffleur

D

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Canard colvert

D

 

Anas querquedula

Garganey

Sarcelle d'été

D

 

Anas strepera

Gadwall

Canard chipeau

D

 

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Oie rieuse

D

 

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Oie cendrée

D

 

Anser brachyrhynchus

Pink-footed Goose

Oie à bec court

D

 

Anser fabalis

Bean Goose

Oie des moissons

D

 

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Petit Fuligule

D

 

Aythya ferina

Common Pochard

Fuligule milouin

D

 

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

Fuligule morillon

D

 

Aythya marila

Greater Scaup

Fuligule milouinan

D

 

Branta bernicla

Brent Goose

Bernache cravant

D

 

Branta canadensis

Canada Goose

Bernache du Canada

D

 

Branta leucopsis

Barnacle Goose

Bernache nonnette

D

 

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Garrot à oeil d'or

D

 

Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck

Harelde kakawi

D

 

Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan

Cygne chanteur

D

 

Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

Cygne tuberculé

D

 

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoter

Macreuse à ailes blanches

D

 

Melanitta nigra

Black Scoter

Macreuse noire

D

 

Mergellus albellus

Smew

Harle piette

D

 

Somateria mollissima

Common Eider

Eider à duvet

D

 

Tadorna tadorna

Common Shelduck

Tadorne de Belon

D

 

Dendrocopos major

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Pic épeiche

D

 

Dendrocopos minor

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Pic épeichette

D

 

Dryocopus martius

Black Woodpecker

Pic noir

D

 

Jynx torquilla

Eurasian Wryneck

Torcol fourmilier

D

 

Picus viridis

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Pic vert

D

 

Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher

Martin-pêcheur d'Europe

D

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

Coucou gris

D

 

Apus apus

Common Swift

Martinet noir

D

 

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

Effraie des clochers

D

 

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

Hibou des marais

D

 

Asio otus

Long-eared Owl

Hibou moyen-duc

D

 

Athene noctua

Little Owl

Chevêche d'Athéna

D

 

Strix aluco

Tawny Owl

Chouette hulotte

D

 

Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar

Engoulevent d'Europe

D

 

Columba oenas

Stock Pigeon

Pigeon colombin

D

 

Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon

Pigeon ramier

D

 

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Tourterelle turque

D

 

Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove

Tourterelle des bois

D

 

Crex crex

Corn Crake

Râle des genêts

D

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot

Foulque macroule

D

 

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

Gallinule poule-d'eau

D

 

Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake

Marouette ponctuée

D

 

Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail

Râle d'eau

D

 

Actitis hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

Chevalier guignette

D

 

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

Tournepierre à collier

D

 

Calidris alba

Sanderling

Bécasseau sanderling

D

 

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

Bécasseau variable

D

 

Calidris canutus

Red Knot

Bécasseau maubèche

D

 

Calidris maritima

Purple Sandpiper

Bécasseau violet

D

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

Bécassine des marais

D

 

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed Godwit

Barge rousse

D

 

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Barge à queue noire

D

 

Lymnocryptes minimus

Jack Snipe

Bécassine sourde

D

 

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

Courlis cendré

D

 

Philomachus pugnax

Ruff

Combattant varié

D

 

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

Bécasse des bois

D

 

Tringa erythropus

Spotted Redshank

Chevalier arlequin

D

 

Tringa ochropus

Green Sandpiper

Chevalier cul-blanc

D

 

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

Chevalier gambette

D

 

Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish Plover

Pluvier à collier interrompu

D

 

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

Pluvier petit-gravelot

D

 

Charadrius hiaticula

Common Ringed Plover

Pluvier grand-gravelot

D

 

Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Huîtrier pie

D

 

Pluvialis apricaria

European Golden-Plover

Pluvier doré

D

 

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover

Pluvier argenté

D

 

Recurvirostra avosetta

Pied Avocet

Avocette élégante

D

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

Vanneau huppé

D

 

Alca torda

Razorbill

Petit Pingouin

D

 

Chlidonias niger

Black Tern

Guifette noire

D

 

Fratercula arctica

Atlantic Puffin

Macareux moine

D

 

Larus canus

Common Gull

Goéland cendré

D

 

Larus fuscus

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Goéland brun

D

 

Larus marinus

Great Black-backed Gull

Goéland marin

D

 

Larus melanocephalus

Mediterranean Gull

Mouette mélanocéphale

D

 

Larus minutus

Little Gull

Mouette pygmée

D

 

Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

Mouette rieuse

D

 

Rissa tridactyla

Black-legged Kittiwake

Mouette tridactyle

D

 

Sterna albifrons

Little Tern

Sterne naine

D

 

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Sterne pierregarin

D

 

Sterna paradisaea

Arctic Tern

Sterne arctique

D

 

Sterna sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern

Sterne caugek

D

 

Uria aalge

Common Murre

Guillemot marmette

D

 

Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk

Autour des palombes

D

 

Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Épervier d'Europe

D

 

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard

Buse variable

D

 

Buteo lagopus

Rough-legged Hawk

Buse pattue

D

 

Circus aeruginosus

Western Marsh-Harrier

Busard des roseaux

D

 

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Busard Saint-Martin

D

 

Circus pygargus

Montagu's Harrier

Busard cendré

D

 

Milvus milvus

Red Kite

Milan royal

D

 

Pernis apivorus

European Honey-buzzard

Bondrée apivore

D

 

Falco columbarius

Merlin

Faucon émerillon

D

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Faucon pèlerin

D

 

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby

Faucon hobereau

D

 

Falco tinnunculus

Common Kestrel

Faucon crécerelle

D

 

Podiceps auritus

Horned Grebe

Grèbe esclavon

D

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

Grèbe huppé

D

 

Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe

Grèbe jougris

D

 

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe

Grèbe à cou noir

D

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

Grèbe castagneux

D

 

Morus bassanus

Northern Gannet

Fou de Bassan

D

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

Grand Cormoran

D

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

Héron cendré

D

 

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

Héron pourpré

D

 

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

Butor étoilé

D

 

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

Blongios nain

D

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Bihoreau gris

D

 

Gavia arctica

Arctic Loon

Plongeon arctique

D

 

Gavia immer

Common Loon

Plongeon huard

D

 

Gavia stellata

Red-throated Loon

Plongeon catmarin

D

 

Fulmarus glacialis

Northern Fulmar

Fulmar boréal

D

 

Lanius collurio

Red-backed Shrike

Pie-grièche écorcheur

D

 

Lanius excubitor

Northern Shrike

Pie-grièche grise

D

 

Corvus corone

Carrion Crow

Corneille noire

D

 

Corvus frugilegus

Rook

Corbeau freux

D

 

Corvus monedula

Eurasian Jackdaw

Choucas des tours

D

 

Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian Jay

Geai des chênes

D

 

Oriolus oriolus

Eurasian Golden-Oriole

Loriot d'Europe

D

 

Pica pica

Black-billed Magpie

Pie bavarde

D

 

Bombycilla garrulus

Bohemian Waxwing

Jaseur boréal

D

 

Cinclus cinclus

White-throated Dipper

Cincle plongeur

D

 

Erithacus rubecula

European Robin

Rougegorge familier

D

 

Ficedula hypoleuca

European Pied Flycatcher

Gobemouche noir

D

 

Luscinia megarhynchos

Common Nightingale

Rossignol philomèle

D

 

Luscinia svecica

Bluethroat

Gorgebleue à miroir

D

 

Muscicapa striata

Spotted Flycatcher

Gobemouche gris

D

 

Oenanthe oenanthe

Northern Wheatear

Traquet motteux

D

 

Phoenicurus ochruros

Black Redstart

Rougequeue noir

D

 

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Common Redstart

Rougequeue à front blanc

D

 

Saxicola rubetra

Whinchat

Tarier des prés

D

 

Saxicola torquata

Common Stonechat

Tarier pâtre

D

 

Turdus iliacus

Redwing

Grive mauvis

D

 

Turdus merula

Eurasian Blackbird

Merle noir

D

 

Turdus philomelos

Song Thrush

Grive musicienne

D

 

Turdus pilaris

Fieldfare

Grive litorne

D

 

Turdus viscivorus

Mistle Thrush

Grive draine

D

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Common Starling

Étourneau sansonnet

D

 

Sitta europaea

Wood Nuthatch

Sittelle torchepot

D

 

Certhia brachydactyla

Short-toed Tree-Creeper

Grimpereau des jardins

D

 

Troglodytes troglodytes

Winter Wren

Troglodyte mignon

D

 

Cyanistes caeruleus

European Blue Tit

Mésange bleue

D

 

Lophophanes cristatus

Crested Tit

Mésange huppée

D

 

Parus major

Great Tit

Mésange charbonnière

D

 

Periparus ater

Coal Tit

Mésange noire

D

 

Poecile montanus

Willow Tit

Mésange boréale

D

 

Poecile palustris

Marsh Tit

Mésange nonnette

D

 

Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit

Mésange à longue queue

D

 

Delichon urbica

Northern House-Martin

Hirondelle de fenêtre

D

 

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

Hirondelle rustique

D

 

Riparia riparia

Sand Martin

Hirondelle de rivage

D

 

Regulus ignicapillus

Firecrest

Roitelet triple-bandeau

D

 

Regulus regulus

Goldcrest

Roitelet huppé

D

 

Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Great Reed-Warbler

Rousserolle turdoïde

D

 

Acrocephalus palustris

Marsh Warbler

Rousserolle verderolle

D

 

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Sedge Warbler

Phragmite des joncs

D

 

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Eurasian Reed-Warbler

Rousserolle effarvatte

D

 

Cettia cetti

Cetti's Warbler

Bouscarle de Cetti

D

 

Hippolais icterina

Icterine Warbler

Hypolaïs ictérine

D

 

Locustella luscinioides

Savi's Warbler

Locustelle luscinioïde

D

 

Locustella naevia

Common Grasshopper-Warbler

Locustelle tachetée

D

 

Panurus biarmicus

Bearded Parrotbill

Panure à moustaches

D

 

Phylloscopus collybita

Eurasian Chiffchaff

Pouillot véloce

D

 

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Wood Warbler

Pouillot siffleur

D

 

Phylloscopus trochilus

Willow Warbler

Pouillot fitis

D

 

Sylvia atricapilla

Blackcap

Fauvette à tête noire

D

 

Sylvia borin

Garden Warbler

Fauvette des jardins

D

 

Sylvia communis

Common Whitethroat

Fauvette grisette

D

 

Sylvia curruca

Lesser Whitethroat

Fauvette babillarde

D

 

Alauda arvensis

Sky Lark

Alouette des champs

D

 

Eremophila alpestris

Horned Lark

Alouette hausse-col

D

 

Galerida cristata

Crested Lark

Cochevis huppé

D

 

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

Alouette lulu

D

 

Anthus campestris

Tawny Pipit

Pipit rousseline

D

 

Anthus petrosus

Rock Pipit

Pipit maritime

D

 

Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipit

Pipit farlouse

D

 

Anthus spinoletta

Water Pipit

Pipit spioncelle

D

 

Anthus trivialis

Tree Pipit

Pipit des arbres

D

 

Motacilla alba

White Wagtail

Bergeronnette grise

D

 

Motacilla cinerea

Grey Wagtail

Bergeronnette des ruisseaux

D

 

Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail

Bergeronnette printanière

D

 

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

Moineau domestique

D

 

Passer montanus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Moineau friquet

D

 

Prunella modularis

Hedge Accentor

Accenteur mouchet

D

 

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Hawfinch

Gros-bec casse-noyaux

D

 

Fringilla coelebs

Chaffinch

Pinson des arbres

D

 

Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling

Pinson du Nord

D

 

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Belgium. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of Belgium provides a checklist of the birds of Belgium. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Belgium in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of Belgium 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 Belgium you can find the list of the mammals of Belgium in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Belgium provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Belgium.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Belgium.

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