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BIRDS OF IRAN

پرنده ها ایران



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Birds of Iran

Birds of Iran 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 Iran.

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

 

BIRDS OF IRAN

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species

english

 

Ammoperdix griseogularis

See-see Partridge

 

Alectoris chukar

Chukar

 

Francolinus francolinus

Black Francolin

 

Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail

 

Oxyura leucocephala

White-headed Duck

 

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

 

Anser anser

Greylag 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 crecca

Common Teal Green-winged Teal

 

Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard

 

Aythya ferina

Common Pochard

 

Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard

 

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

 

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

 

Clamator glandarius

Great Spotted Cuckoo

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

 

Caprimulgus mahrattensis

Sykes's Nightjar

 

Columba livia

Rock Pigeon or Feral Pigeon

 

Columba oenas

Stock Pigeon or Stock Dove

 

Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon

 

Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove

 

Streptopelia senegalensis

Laughing Dove

 

Otis tarda

Great Bustard

 

Chlamydotis undulata

Houbara Bustard

 

Grus grus

Common Crane

 

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen or Moorhen

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot or Eurasian Coot or Coot

 

Pterocles alchata

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

 

Pterocles exustus

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

 

Pterocles orientalis

Black-bellied Sandgrouse

 

Pterocles coronatus

Crowned Sandgrouse

 

Pterocles lichtensteinii

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse

 

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

 

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

 

Tringa hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

 

Calidris alba

Sanderling

 

Calidris minuta

Little Stint

 

Calidris temminckii

Temminck's Stint

 

Calidris ferruginea

Curlew Sandpiper

 

Himantopus himantopus

Black-winged Stilt

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

 

Vanellus gregarius

Sociable Lapwing or Plover

 

Cursorius cursor

Cream-colored Courser

 

Glareola pratincola

Collared Pratincole

 

Stercorarius pomarinus

Pomarine Jaeger

 

Stercorarius parasiticus

Parasitic or Artic Jaeger/Skua

 

Larus cachinnans

Yellow-legged Gull

 

Larus ridibundus

Common Black-headed Gull

 

Larus genei

Slender-billed Gull

 

Sterna sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern

 

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

 

Sterna albifrons

Little Tern

 

Sterna saundersii

Saunders's Tern

 

Sterna repressa

White-cheeked Tern

 

Chlidonias leucopterus

White-winged Tern or White-winged Black Tern

 

Milvus migrans

Black Kite

 

Gypaetus barbatus

Lammergeier

 

Neophron percnopterus

Egyptian Vulture

 

Gyps fulvus

Eurasian Griffon

 

Circaetus gallicus

Short-toed Snake-Eagle or Short-toed-Eagle

 

Circus aeruginosus

Western or Eurasian Marsh-Harrier

 

Circus cyaneus

Northern or Hen Harrier

 

Circus macrourus

Pallid Harrier

 

Circus pygargus

Montagu's Harrier

 

Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk or Northern Sparrowhawk or Sparrow Hawk

 

Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk or Goshawk

 

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard or Japanese Buzzard

 

Buteo rufinus

Long-legged Buzzard

 

Aquila heliaca

Imperial Eagle

 

Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle

 

Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle

 

Falco naumanni

Lesser Kestrel

 

Falco tinnunculus

Common or Eurasian Kestrel

 

Falco columbarius

Merlin

 

Falco biarmicus

Lanner Falcon

 

Falco cherrug

Saker Falcon

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

 

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe or Eared Grebe

 

Egretta garzetta

Little Egret

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

 

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

 

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

 

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

 

Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis

 

Platalea leucorodia

Eurasian Spoonbill or White Spoonbill

 

Pelecanus onocrotalus

Great White Pelican or Eastern White Pelican

 

Ciconia ciconia

White Stork

 

Puffinus persicus

Persian Shearwater

 

Oceanites oceanicus

Wilson's Storm-Petrel

 

Lanius souzae

Souza's Shrike

 

Corvus albus

Pied Crow

 

Luscinia luscinia

Thrush Nightingale

 

Phoenicurus ochruros

Black Redstart

 

Oenanthe leucopyga

White-tailed Wheatear

 

Oenanthe xanthoprymna

Rufous-tailed Wheatear

 

Phylloscopus maculipennis

Ashy-throated Warbler

 

Sylvia althaea

Hume's Whitethroat

 

Eremopterix grisea

Ashy-crowned Sparrow-Lark

 

Ammomanes grayi

Gray's Lark

 

Passer flaveolus

Plain-backed Sparrow

 

Passer simplex

Desert Sparrow

 

Petronia petronia

Rock Sparrow

 

Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling

 

Rhynchostruthus socotranus

Golden-winged Grosbeak

 

Carduelis monguilloti

Vietnam Greenfinch or Vietnamese Greenfinch

 

Carduelis dominicensis

Antillean Siskin

 

Carduelis flavirostris

Twite

 

Callacanthis burtoni

Spectacled Finch

 

Carpodacus nipalensis

Dark-breasted Rosefinch

 

Loxia scotica

Scottish Crossbill

 

Pyrrhula erythaca

Grey-headed Bullfinch or Beavan's Bullfinch

 

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Eurasian Bullfinch

 

Latoucheornis siemsseni

Slaty Bunting

 

Emberiza koslowi

Tibetan Bunting or Kozlov's Bunting

 

Emberiza cineracea

Cinereous Bunting

 

Emberiza cabanisi

Cabanis's Bunting

 

Emberiza pallasi

Pallas's Bunting

 

Emberiza yessoensis

Ochre-rumped Bunting or Japanese Reed Bunting

 

Megapodius tenimberensis

Tanimbar Scrubfowl

 

Megapodius forstenii

Forsten's Megapode

 

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

http://www.birdlist.org/iran.htm                 http://www.nature-worldwide.info/iran.htm

http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/iran.htm                 http://www.nationalparks-worldwide.info/iran.htm

 

 

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