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BIRDS OF GREENLAND



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Birds of Greenland

Birds of Greenland 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 Greenland.

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

 

BIRDS OF GREENLAND

 

Species full name

Birds

Oiseaux

GL

 

Lagopus mutus

Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopède alpin

P

 

Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan

Cygne chanteur

V

 

Cygnus columbianus

Tundra Swan

Cygne siffleur

O

 

Anser brachyrhynchus

Pink-footed Goose

Oie à bec court

P

 

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Oie rieuse

P

 

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Oie cendrée

P

 

Anser caerulescens

Snow Goose

Oie des neiges

P

 

Chen canagica

Emperor Goose

Oie empereur

O

 

Branta canadensis

Canada Goose

Bernache du Canada

P

 

Branta leucopsis

Barnacle Goose

Bernache nonnette

P

 

Branta bernicla

Brent Goose

Bernache cravant

P

 

Tadorna ferruginea

Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorne casarca

P

 

Anas strepera

Gadwall

Canard chipeau

O

 

Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon

Canard siffleur

O

 

Anas americana

American Wigeon

Canard d'Amérique

O

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Canard colvert

P

 

Anas cyanoptera

Cinnamon Teal

Sarcelle cannelle

P

 

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

Canard souchet

O

 

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Canard pilet

P

 

Anas crecca

Common Teal

Sarcelle d'hiver

P

 

Aythya americana

Redhead

Fuligule à tête rouge

O

 

Aythya collaris

Ring-necked Duck

Fuligule à collier

O

 

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

Fuligule morillon

O

 

Aythya marila

Greater Scaup

Fuligule milouinan

O

 

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Petit Fuligule

O

 

Somateria mollissima

Common Eider

Eider à duvet

P

 

Somateria spectabilis

King Eider

Eider à tête grise

P

 

Polysticta stelleri

Steller's Eider

Eider de Steller

O

 

Histrionicus histrionicus

Harlequin Duck

Arlequin plongeur

P

 

Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck

Harelde kakawi

P

 

Melanitta nigra

Black Scoter

Macreuse noire

O

 

Melanitta perspicillata

Surf Scoter

Macreuse à front blanc

O

 

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoter

Macreuse à ailes blanches

O

 

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Garrot à oeil d'or

O

 

Bucephala islandica

Barrow's Goldeneye

Garrot d'Islande

P

 

Bucephala albeola

Bufflehead

Petit Garrot

O

 

Mergus merganser

Common Merganser

Grand Harle

O

 

Sphyrapicus varius

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Pic maculé

O

 

Megaceryle alcyon

Belted Kingfisher

Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

O

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

Coucou gris

P

 

Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Black-billed Cuckoo

Coulicou à bec noir

O

 

Coccyzus americanus

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Coulicou à bec jaune

O

 

Chaetura pelagica

Chimney Swift

Martinet ramoneur

O

 

Nyctea scandiaca

Snowy Owl

Harfang des neiges

P

 

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

Hibou des marais

O

 

Chordeiles minor

Common Nighthawk

Sykes's Warbler

O

 

Zenaida macroura

Mourning Dove

Tourterelle triste

O

 

Grus canadensis

Sandhill Crane

Grue du Canada

O

 

Grus grus

Common Crane

Grue cendrée

P

 

Rallus limicola

Virginia Rail

Râle de Virginie

O

 

Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail

Râle d'eau

P

 

Crex crex

Corn Crake

Râle des genêts

P

 

Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake

Marouette ponctuée

P

 

Porzana carolina

Sora

Marouette de Caroline

O

 

Porphyrio martinicus

Purple Gallinule

Talève violacée

P

 

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

Gallinule poule-d'eau

O

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot

Foulque macroule

P

 

Fulica americana

American Coot

Foulque d'Amérique

O

 

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

Bécasse des bois

P

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

Bécassine des marais

P

 

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Barge à queue noire

P

 

Numenius borealis

Eskimo Curlew

Courlis esquimau

O

 

Numenius phaeopus

Whimbrel

Courlis corlieu

P

 

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

Courlis cendré

P

 

Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper

Maubèche des champs

O

 

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

Chevalier gambette

P

 

Tringa nebularia

Common Greenshank

Chevalier aboyeur

P

 

Tringa guttifer

Nordmann's Greenshank

Chevalier tacheté

P

 

Tringa flavipes

Lesser Yellowlegs

Petit Chevalier

O

 

Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper

Chevalier solitaire

O

 

Tringa glareola

Wood Sandpiper

Chevalier sylvain

O

 

Actitis macularia

Spotted Sandpiper

Chevalier grivelé

O

 

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

Tournepierre à collier

P

 

Limnodromus scolopaceus

Long-billed Dowitcher

Bécassin à long bec

O

 

Calidris canutus

Red Knot

Bécasseau maubèche

P

 

Calidris alba

Sanderling

Bécasseau sanderling

P

 

Calidris pusilla

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Bécasseau semipalmé

O

 

Calidris temminckii

Temminck's Stint

Bécasseau de Temminck

O

 

Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper

Bécasseau minuscule

O

 

Calidris fuscicollis

White-rumped Sandpiper

Bécasseau à croupion blanc

O

 

Calidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper

Bécasseau de Baird

P

 

Calidris melanotos

Pectoral Sandpiper

Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée

O

 

Calidris maritima

Purple Sandpiper

Bécasseau violet

P

 

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

Bécasseau variable

P

 

Calidris ferruginea

Curlew Sandpiper

Bécasseau cocorli

O

 

Tryngites subruficollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Bécasseau roussâtre

O

 

Philomachus pugnax

Ruff

Combattant varié

O

 

Phalaropus lobatus

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalarope à bec étroit

P

 

Phalaropus fulicaria

Red Phalarope

Phalarope à bec large

P

 

Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Huîtrier pie

P

 

Recurvirostra americana

American Avocet

Avocette d'Amérique

O

 

Pluvialis apricaria

European Golden-Plover

Pluvier doré

P

 

Pluvialis fulva

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pluvier fauve

O

 

Pluvialis dominica

American Golden-Plover

Pluvier bronzé

O

 

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover

Pluvier argenté

P

 

Charadrius hiaticula

Common Ringed Plover

Pluvier grand-gravelot

P

 

Charadrius semipalmatus

Semipalmated Plover

Pluvier semipalmé

O

 

Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer

Pluvier kildir

O

 

Charadrius veredus

Oriental Plover

Pluvier oriental

O

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

Vanneau huppé

P

 

Stercorarius pomarinus

Pomarine Jaeger

Labbe pomarin

P

 

Stercorarius parasiticus

Parasitic Jaeger

Labbe parasite

P

 

Stercorarius longicaudus

Long-tailed Jaeger

Labbe à longue queue

P

 

Larus canus

Common Gull

Goéland cendré

O

 

Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull

Goéland à bec cerclé

O

 

Larus marinus

Great Black-backed Gull

Goéland marin

O

 

Larus hyperboreus

Glaucous Gull

Goéland bourgmestre

P

 

Larus glaucoides

Iceland Gull

Goéland arctique

P

 

Larus argentatus

Herring Gull

Goéland argenté

O

 

Larus fuscus

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Goéland brun

O

 

Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

Mouette rieuse

P

 

Larus philadelphia

Bonaparte's Gull

Mouette de Bonaparte

O

 

Larus thayeri

Thayer's Gull

P

 

Larus atricilla

Laughing Gull

Mouette atricille

O

 

Larus pipixcan

Franklin's Gull

Mouette de Franklin

O

 

Larus minutus

Little Gull

Mouette pygmée

O

 

Pagophila eburnea

Ivory Gull

Mouette blanche

P

 

Rhodostethia rosea

Ross's Gull

Mouette rosée

P

 

Xema sabini

Sabine's Gull

Mouette de Sabine

P

 

Rissa tridactyla

Black-legged Kittiwake

Mouette tridactyle

P

 

Sterna paradisaea

Arctic Tern

Sterne arctique

P

 

Alle alle

Dovekie

Mergule nain

P

 

Uria aalge

Common Murre

Guillemot marmette

P

 

Uria lomvia

Thick-billed Murre

Guillemot de Brünnich

P

 

Alca torda

Razorbill

Petit Pingouin

P

 

Pinguinus impennis

Great Auk

Grand Pingouin

X

 

Cepphus grylle

Black Guillemot

Guillemot à miroir

P

 

Aethia cristatella

Crested Auklet

Starique cristatelle

O

 

Fratercula arctica

Atlantic Puffin

Macareux moine

P

 

Pandion haliaetus

Osprey

Balbuzard pêcheur

O

 

Haliaeetus albicilla

White-tailed Eagle

Pygargue à queue blanche

P

 

Falco tinnunculus

Common Kestrel

Faucon crécerelle

P

 

Falco columbarius

Merlin

Faucon émerillon

O

 

Falco rusticolus

Gyrfalcon

Faucon gerfaut

P

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Faucon pèlerin

P

 

Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe

Grèbe jougris

O

 

Podiceps auritus

Horned Grebe

Grèbe esclavon

O

 

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe

Grèbe à cou noir

O

 

Morus bassanus

Northern Gannet

Fou de Bassan

O

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

Grand Cormoran

P

 

Egretta caerulea

Little Blue Heron

Aigrette bleue

O

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

Héron cendré

O

 

Ardea herodias

Great Blue Heron

Grand Héron

O

 

Bubulcus ibis

Cattle Egret

Héron garde-boeufs

O

 

Butorides virescens

Green Heron

Héron vert

O

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Bihoreau gris

O

 

Botaurus lentiginosus

American Bittern

Butor d'Amérique

O

 

Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis

Ibis falcinelle

O

 

Platalea leucorodia

Eurasian Spoonbill

Spatule blanche

P

 

Fulmarus glacialis

Northern Fulmar

Fulmar boréal

P

 

Puffinus gravis

Great Shearwater

Puffin majeur

P

 

Puffinus griseus

Sooty Shearwater

Puffin fuligineux

O

 

Puffinus puffinus

Manx Shearwater

Puffin des Anglais

O

 

Oceanodroma leucorhoa

Leach's Storm-Petrel

Océanite cul-blanc

O

 

Empidonax flaviventris

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Moucherolle à ventre jaune

O

 

Tyrannus tyrannus

Eastern Kingbird

Tyran tritri

O

 

Vireo solitarius

Blue-headed Vireo

Viréo à tête bleue

O

 

Vireo olivaceus

Red-eyed Vireo

Viréo aux yeux rouges

O

 

Corvus monedula

Eurasian Jackdaw

Choucas des tours

P

 

Corvus frugilegus

Rook

Corbeau freux

P

 

Corvus corax

Common Raven

Grand Corbeau

O

 

Bombycilla garrulus

Bohemian Waxwing

Jaseur boréal

O

 

Zoothera dauma

Scaly Thrush

Grive dorée

P

 

Catharus minimus

Grey-cheeked Thrush

Grive à joues grises

O

 

Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush

Grive solitaire

O

 

Turdus merula

Eurasian Blackbird

Merle noir

P

 

Turdus pilaris

Fieldfare

Grive litorne

P

 

Turdus iliacus

Redwing

Grive mauvis

P

 

Turdus philomelos

Song Thrush

Grive musicienne

P

 

Turdus migratorius

American Robin

Merle d'Amérique

O

 

Oenanthe oenanthe

Northern Wheatear

Traquet motteux

P

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Common Starling

Étourneau sansonnet

O

 

Cistothorus palustris

Marsh Wren

Troglodyte des marais

O

 

Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow

Hirondelle bicolore

O

 

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

Hirondelle rustique

O

 

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Cliff Swallow

Hirondelle à front blanc

O

 

Delichon urbica

Northern House-Martin

Hirondelle de fenêtre

P

 

Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Roitelet à couronne rubis

O

 

Phylloscopus trochilus

Willow Warbler

Pouillot fitis

P

 

Sylvia atricapilla

Blackcap

Fauvette à tête noire

P

 

Eremophila alpestris

Horned Lark

Alouette hausse-col

O

 

Motacilla alba

White Wagtail

Bergeronnette grise

P

 

Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipit

Pipit farlouse

P

 

Anthus rubescens

American Pipit

Pipit d'Amérique

P

 

Fringilla coelebs

Chaffinch

Pinson des arbres

P

 

Carduelis hornemanni

Hoary Redpoll

Sizerin blanchâtre

P

 

Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll

Sizerin flammé

P

 

Pinicola enucleator

Pine Grosbeak

Durbec des sapins

O

 

Loxia curvirostra

Red Crossbill

Bec-croisé des sapins

O

 

Loxia leucoptera

White-winged Crossbill

Bec-croisé bifascié

O

 

Calcarius lapponicus

Lapland Longspur

Bruant lapon

P

 

Plectrophenax nivalis

Snow Bunting

Bruant des neiges

P

 

Passerella iliaca

Fox Sparrow

Bruant fauve

O

 

Melospiza lincolnii

Lincoln's Sparrow

Bruant de Lincoln

O

 

Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-crowned Sparrow

Bruant à couronne blanche

O

 

Junco hyemalis

Dark-eyed Junco

Junco ardoisé

O

 

Vermivora chrysoptera

Golden-winged Warbler

Paruline à ailes dorées

O

 

Vermivora peregrina

Tennessee Warbler

Paruline obscure

O

 

Vermivora celata

Orange-crowned Warbler

Paruline verdâtre

O

 

Vermivora ruficapilla

Nashville Warbler

Paruline à joues grises

O

 

Parula americana

Northern Parula

Paruline à collier

O

 

Dendroica petechia

Yellow Warbler

Paruline jaune

O

 

Dendroica pensylvanica

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Paruline à flancs marron

O

 

Dendroica magnolia

Magnolia Warbler

Paruline à tête cendrée

O

 

Dendroica caerulescens

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Paruline bleue

O

 

Dendroica coronata

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Paruline à croupion jaune

O

 

Dendroica virens

Black-throated Green Warbler

Paruline à gorge noire

O

 

Dendroica fusca

Blackburnian Warbler

Paruline à gorge orangée

O

 

Dendroica pinus

Pine Warbler

Paruline des pins

P

 

Dendroica castanea

Bay-breasted Warbler

Paruline à poitrine baie

P

 

Dendroica striata

Blackpoll Warbler

Paruline rayée

O

 

Setophaga ruticilla

American Redstart

Paruline flamboyante

O

 

Seiurus aurocapillus

Ovenbird

Paruline couronnée

O

 

Seiurus noveboracensis

Northern Waterthrush

Paruline des ruisseaux

O

 

Seiurus motacilla

Louisiana Waterthrush

Paruline hochequeue

P

 

Oporornis philadelphia

Mourning Warbler

Paruline triste

O

 

Geothlypis trichas

Common Yellowthroat

Paruline masquée

O

 

Wilsonia pusilla

Wilson's Warbler

Paruline à calotte noire

O

 

Wilsonia canadensis

Canada Warbler

Paruline du Canada

O

 

Icteria virens

Yellow-breasted Chat

Paruline polyglotte

O

 

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Cardinal à poitrine rose

O

 

Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole

Oriole du Nord

O

 

Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Carouge à tête jaune

O

 

Euphagus carolinus

Rusty Blackbird

Quiscale rouilleux

O

 

Dolichonyx oryzivorus

Bobolink

Goglu des prés

O

 

Branta hutchinsii

Tundra Goose

P

 

Catharacta skua

Great Skua

Grand Labbe

P

 

Catharacta maccormicki

South Polar Skua

Labbe de McCormick

O

 

Thalassarche melanophris

Black-browed Albatross

Albatros à sourcils noirs

P

 

Thalassarche chlororhynchos

Yellow-nosed Albatross

Albatros à nez jaune

P

 

Contopus cooperi

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Moucherolle à côtés olive

O

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

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