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BIRDS OF GREECE



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Birds of Greece

Birds of Greece 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 Greece.

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

 

 

BIRDS OF GREECE

XX

Species full name

Birds

GR

 

Alectoris graeca

Rock Partridge

D

 

Bonasa bonasia

Hazel Grouse

D

 

Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail

D

 

Perdix perdix

Grey Partridge

D

 

Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant

D

 

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

D

 

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

D

 

Anas crecca

Common Teal

D

 

Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon

D

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

D

 

Anas querquedula

Garganey

D

 

Anas strepera

Gadwall

D

 

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

D

 

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

D

 

Anser erythropus

Lesser White-fronted Goose

D

 

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

D

 

Aythya ferina

Common Pochard

D

 

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

D

 

Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard

D

 

Branta ruficollis

Red-breasted Goose

D

 

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

D

 

Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan

D

 

Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

D

 

Mergellus albellus

Smew

D

 

Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard

D

 

Oxyura leucocephala

White-headed Duck

D

 

Tadorna ferruginea@

Ruddy Shelduck

D

 

Tadorna tadorna

Common Shelduck

D

 

Dendrocopos leucotos

White-backed Woodpecker

D

 

Dendrocopos major

Great Spotted Woodpecker

D

 

Dendrocopos medius

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

D

 

Dendrocopos minor

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

D

 

Dendrocopos syriacus

Syrian Woodpecker

D

 

Dryocopus martius

Black Woodpecker

D

 

Jynx torquilla

Eurasian Wryneck

D

 

Picus canus

Grey-faced Woodpecker

D

 

Picus viridis

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

D

 

Upupa epops

Eurasian Hoopoe

D

 

Coracias garrulus

European Roller

D

 

Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher

D

 

Merops apiaster

European Bee-eater

D

 

Clamator glandarius

Great Spotted Cuckoo

D

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

D

 

Apus apus

Common Swift

D

 

Apus pallidus

Pallid Swift

D

 

Tachymarptis melba

Alpine Swift

D

 

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

D

 

Aegolius funereus

Boreal Owl

D

 

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

D

 

Asio otus

Long-eared Owl

D

 

Athene noctua

Little Owl

D

 

Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

D

 

Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl

D

 

Strix aluco

Tawny Owl

D

 

Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar

D

 

Columba livia

Rock Dove

D

 

Columba oenas

Stock Pigeon

D

 

Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon

D

 

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove

D

 

Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove

D

 

Crex crex

Corn Crake

D

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot

D

 

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

D

 

Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail

D

 

Calidris alba

Sanderling

D

 

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

D

 

Calidris minuta

Little Stint

D

 

Calidris temminckii

Temminck's Stint

D

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

D

 

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

D

 

Lymnocryptes minimus

Jack Snipe

D

 

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

D

 

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

D

 

Tringa erythropus

Spotted Redshank

D

 

Tringa nebularia

Common Greenshank

D

 

Tringa ochropus

Green Sandpiper

D

 

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

D

 

Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian Thick-knee

D

 

Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish Plover

D

 

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

D

 

Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher

D

 

Pluvialis apricaria

European Golden-Plover

D

 

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover

D

 

Recurvirostra avosetta

Pied Avocet

D

 

Vanellus spinosus

Spur-winged Lapwing

D

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

D

 

Glareola pratincola

Collared Pratincole

D

 

Chlidonias hybridus

Whiskered Tern

D

 

Chlidonias niger

Black Tern

D

 

Larus audouinii

Audouin's Gull

D

 

Larus cachinnans

Yellow-legged Gull

D

 

Larus canus

Common Gull

D

 

Larus genei

Slender-billed Gull

D

 

Larus melanocephalus

Mediterranean Gull

D

 

Larus minutus

Little Gull

D

 

Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

D

 

Sterna albifrons

Little Tern

D

 

Sterna caspia

Caspian Tern

D

 

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

D

 

Sterna nilotica

Gull-billed Tern

D

 

Sterna sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern

D

 

Accipiter brevipes

Levant Sparrowhawk

D

 

Accipiter gentilis @488

Northern Goshawk

D

 

Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

D

 

Aegypius monachus

Cinereous Vulture

D

 

Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle

D

 

Aquila clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle

D

 

Aquila heliaca

Imperial Eagle

D

 

Aquila pomarina

Lesser Spotted Eagle

D

 

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard

D

 

Buteo rufinus

Long-legged Buzzard

D

 

Circaetus gallicus

Short-toed Snake-Eagle

D

 

Circus aeruginosus

Western Marsh-Harrier

D

 

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

D

 

Circus macrourus

Pallid Harrier

D

 

Gypaetus barbatus

Lammergeier

D

 

Gyps fulvus

Eurasian Griffon

D

 

Haliaeetus albicilla

White-tailed Eagle

D

 

Hieraaetus fasciatus

Bonelli's Eagle

D

 

Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle

D

 

Milvus migrans

Black Kite

D

 

Milvus milvus

Red Kite

D

 

Neophron percnopterus

Egyptian Vulture

D

 

Falco biarmicus

Lanner Falcon

D

 

Falco columbarius

Merlin

D

 

Falco eleonorae

Eleonora's Falcon

D

 

Falco naumanni

Lesser Kestrel

D

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

D

 

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby

D

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

D

 

Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe

D

 

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe

D

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

D

 

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

European Shag

D

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

D

 

Phalacrocorax pygmeus

Pygmy Cormorant

D

 

Ardea alba

Great Egret

D

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

D

 

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

D

 

Ardeola ralloides

Squacco Heron

D

 

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

D

 

Egretta garzetta @535

Little Egret

D

 

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

D

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

D

 

Platalea leucorodia

Eurasian Spoonbill

D

 

Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis

D

 

Pelecanus crispus

Dalmatian Pelican

D

 

Pelecanus onocrotalus

Great White Pelican

D

 

Ciconia ciconia

White Stork

D

 

Ciconia nigra

Black Stork

D

 

Gavia arctica

Arctic Loon

D

 

Gavia stellata

Red-throated Loon

D

 

Hydrobates pelagicus

European Storm-Petrel

D

 

Puffinus yelkouan

Mediterranean Shearwater

D

 

Lanius collurio

Red-backed Shrike

D

 

Lanius excubitor

Northern Shrike

D

 

Lanius minor

Lesser Grey Shrike

D

 

Lanius senator

Woodchat Shrike

D

 

Corvus corax

Common Raven

D

 

Corvus frugilegus

Rook

D

 

Corvus monedula

Eurasian Jackdaw

D

 

Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian Jay

D

 

Oriolus oriolus

Eurasian Golden-Oriole

D

 

Pica pica

Black-billed Magpie

D

 

Pyrrhocorax graculus

Yellow-billed Chough

D

 

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Red-billed Chough

D

 

Cinclus cinclus

White-throated Dipper

D

 

Cercotrichas galactotes

Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin

D

 

Erithacus rubecula

European Robin

D

 

Ficedula semitorquata

Semicollared Flycatcher

D

 

Luscinia megarhynchos

Common Nightingale

D

 

Monticola saxatilis

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush

D

 

Monticola solitarius

Blue Rock-Thrush

D

 

Muscicapa striata

Spotted Flycatcher

D

 

Oenanthe hispanica

Black-eared Wheatear

D

 

Oenanthe isabellina

Isabelline Wheatear

D

 

Oenanthe oenanthe

Northern Wheatear

D

 

Phoenicurus ochruros

Black Redstart

D

 

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Common Redstart

D

 

Saxicola rubetra

Whinchat

D

 

Saxicola torquata

Common Stonechat

D

 

Turdus iliacus

Redwing

D

 

Turdus merula

Eurasian Blackbird

D

 

Turdus philomelos

Song Thrush

D

 

Turdus pilaris

Fieldfare

D

 

Turdus torquatus

Ring Ouzel

D

 

Turdus viscivorus

Mistle Thrush

D

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Common Starling

D

 

Sitta europaea

Wood Nuthatch

D

 

Sitta neumayer

Western Rock-Nuthatch

D

 

Tichodroma muraria

Wallcreeper

D

 

Certhia brachydactyla

Short-toed Tree-Creeper

D

 

Certhia familiaris

Eurasian Tree-Creeper

D

 

Troglodytes troglodytes

Winter Wren

D

 

Cyanistes caeruleus

European Blue Tit

D

 

Lophophanes cristatus

Crested Tit

D

 

Parus major

Great Tit

D

 

Periparus ater

Coal Tit

D

 

Poecile lugubris

Sombre Tit

D

 

Poecile montanus

Willow Tit

D

 

Poecile palustris

Marsh Tit

D

 

Remiz pendulinus

Eurasian Penduline-Tit

D

 

Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit

D

 

Delichon urbica

Northern House-Martin

D

 

Hirundo daurica

Red-rumped Swallow

D

 

Hirundo rupestris

Eurasian Crag-Martin

D

 

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

D

 

Riparia riparia

Sand Martin

D

 

Regulus ignicapillus

Firecrest

D

 

Regulus regulus

Goldcrest

D

 

Cisticola juncidis

Zitting Cisticola

D

 

Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Great Reed-Warbler

D

 

Acrocephalus melanopogon

Moustached Warbler

D

 

Acrocephalus palustris

Marsh Warbler

D

 

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Sedge Warbler

D

 

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Eurasian Reed-Warbler

D

 

Cettia cetti

Cetti's Warbler

D

 

Hippolais olivetorum

Olive-tree Warbler

D

 

Hippolais pallida

Olivaceous Warbler

D

 

Locustella luscinioides

Savi's Warbler

D

 

Panurus biarmicus

Bearded Parrotbill

D

 

Phylloscopus bonelli

Western Bonelli's Warbler

D

 

Phylloscopus collybita

Eurasian Chiffchaff

D

 

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Wood Warbler

D

 

Sylvia atricapilla

Blackcap

D

 

Sylvia borin

Garden Warbler

D

 

Sylvia cantillans

Subalpine Warbler

D

 

Sylvia communis

Greater Whitethroat

D

 

Sylvia curruca

Lesser Whitethroat

D

 

Sylvia hortensis

Orphean Warbler

D

 

Sylvia melanocephala

Sardinian Warbler

D

 

Sylvia rueppelli

Rueppell's Warbler

D

 

Alauda arvensis

Sky Lark

D

 

Calandrella brachydactyla

Greater Short-toed Lark

D

 

Eremophila alpestris

Horned Lark

D

 

Galerida cristata

Crested Lark

D

 

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

D

 

Melanocorypha calandra

Calandra Lark

D

 

Anthus campestris

Tawny Pipit

D

 

Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipit

D

 

Anthus spinoletta

Water Pipit

D

 

Anthus trivialis

Tree Pipit

D

 

Lonchura malabarica

White-throated Silverbill

D

 

Motacilla alba

White Wagtail

D

 

Motacilla cinerea

Grey Wagtail

D

 

Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail

D

 

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

D

 

Passer hispaniolensis

Spanish Sparrow

D

 

Passer montanus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

D

 

Petronia petronia

Rock Sparrow

D

 

Prunella collaris

Alpine Accentor

D

 

Prunella modularis

Hedge Accentor

D

 

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Hawfinch

D

 

Fringilla coelebs

Chaffinch

D

 

Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling

D

 

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