NATURE WORLDWIDE: BIRDS

WORLD INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT, WICE

BIRDS OF ITALY

UCCELLI DELL'ITALIA



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Birds of Italy

Birds of Italy 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 Italy.

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

There are some websites on birds for Italy but besides being mostly in Italian without English summaries, I found most rather inconveniently organised and difficult to find my way around. So take a look at some of the best and decide for yourself.

The birds by provence of Italy

http://www.ebnitalia.it/lists.htm 

Societŗ Ornitologica Italiana

http://www.soi-udi.it/ 

Centro Italiano Study Ornitologici: website and national list of birds of Italy

http://www.ciso-coi.org/ 

Federazione Ornicoltori Italiani (F.O.I.). Interesting to see that many member associations are for cage birds.

http://www.foi.it/indexprova.htm 

Lega Italiana Protecione Ucelli: Birdlife international partner.

http://www.lipu.it/ 

 

 

BIRDS OF ITALY

UCCELLI DELL'ITALIA

XX

Species full name

Birds

Uccelli

IT

 

Alectoris barbara

Barbary Partridge

Pernice sarda

D

 

Alectoris graeca

Rock Partridge

Coturnice

D

 

Alectoris rufa

Red-legged Partridge

Pernice rossa

D

 

Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail

Quaglia dx

D

 

Perdix perdix

Grey Partridge

Starna

D

 

Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant

Fagiano

D

 

Tetrao urogallus

Western Capercaillie

 

D

 

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Codone

D

 

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

Mestolone

D

 

Anas crecca

Common Teal

Alzavola

D

 

Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon

Fischione

D

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Germano reale

D

 

Anas querquedula

Garganey

Marzaiola

D

 

Anas strepera

Gadwall

Canapiglia

D

 

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Oca lombardella

D

 

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Oca selvatica

D

 

Anser erythropus

Lesser White-fronted Goose

 

D

 

Anser fabalis

Bean Goose

 

D

 

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

 

D

 

Aythya ferina

Common Pochard

Moriglione

D

 

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

Moretta

D

 

Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard

Moretta tabaccata

D

 

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Quattrocchi

D

 

Mergellus albellus

Smew

 

D

 

Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard

Fistione turco

D

 

Tadorna tadorna

Common Shelduck

Volpoca

D

 

Dendrocopos leucotos

White-backed Woodpecker

Picchio dorsobianco

D

 

Dendrocopos major

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Picchio rosso maggiore

D

 

Dendrocopos medius

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Picchio rosso mezzano

D

 

Dendrocopos minor

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Picchio rosso minore

D

 

Dryocopus martius

Black Woodpecker

Picchio nero

D

 

Jynx torquilla

Eurasian Wryneck

Torcicollo

D

 

Picoides tridactylus

Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker

 

D

 

Picus viridis

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Picchio verde

D

 

Upupa epops

Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa

D

 

Coracias garrulus

European Roller

Ghiandaia marina

D

 

Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher

Martin pescatore

D

 

Merops apiaster

European Bee-eater

Gruccione

D

 

Clamator glandarius

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Cuculo dal ciuffo

D

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

Cuculo

D

 

Apus apus

Common Swift

Rondone

D

 

Apus pallidus

Pallid Swift

Rondone pallido

D

 

Tachymarptis melba

Alpine Swift

 

D

 

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

Barbagianni

D

 

Aegolius funereus

Boreal Owl

Civetta capogrosso

D

 

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

Gufo di palude

D

 

Asio otus

Long-eared Owl

Gufo comune

D

 

Athene noctua

Little Owl

Civetta

D

 

Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Gufo reale

D

 

Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl

Assiolo

D

 

Strix aluco

Tawny Owl

 

D

 

Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar

Succiacapre

D

 

Columba livia

Rock Dove

Piccione

D

 

Columba oenas

Stock Pigeon

Colombella

D

 

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Tortora dal collare

D

 

Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove

Tortora

D

 

Tetrax tetrax

Little Bustard

Gallina prataiola

D

 

Grus grus

Common Crane

Gru

D

 

Crex crex

Corn Crake

Re di quaglie

D

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot

Folaga

D

 

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

Gallinella d'acqua

D

 

Porphyrio porphyrio

Purple Swamphen

Pollo sultano

D

 

Porzana palmeri

Laysan Crake

 

D

 

Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake

Voltolino

D

 

Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail

 

D

 

Actitis hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

 

D

 

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

Voltapietre

D

 

Calidris alba

Sanderling

Piovanello tridattilo

D

 

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

Piovanello pancianera

D

 

Calidris canutus

Red Knot

Piovanello maggiore

D

 

Calidris minuta

Little Stint

Gambecchio

D

 

Calidris temminckii

Temminck's Stint

Gambecchio nano

D

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

Beccaccino

D

 

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed Godwit

Pittima minore

D

 

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Pittima reale

D

 

Lymnocryptes minimus

Jack Snipe

Frullino

D

 

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

Chiurlo

D

 

Philomachus pugnax

Ruff

 

D

 

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

Beccaccia

D

 

Tringa erythropus

Spotted Redshank

Totano moro

D

 

Tringa nebularia

Common Greenshank

Pantana

D

 

Tringa ochropus

Green Sandpiper

Piro piro culbianco

D

 

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

Pettegola

D

 

Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian Thick-knee

Occhione

D

 

Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish Plover

Fratino

D

 

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

Corriere piccolo

D

 

Charadrius hiaticula

Common Ringed Plover

Corriere grosso

D

 

Eudromias morinellus

Eurasian Dotterel

 

D

 

Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Beccaccia di mare

D

 

Pluvialis apricaria

European Golden-Plover

Piviere dorato

D

 

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover

Pivieressa

D

 

Recurvirostra avosetta

Pied Avocet

Avocetta

D

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

Pavoncella

D

 

Glareola pratincola

Collared Pratincole

Pernice di mare

D

 

Chlidonias niger

Black Tern

Mignattino

D

 

Fratercula arctica

Atlantic Puffin

 

D

 

Larus audouinii

Audouin's Gull

Gabbiano corso

D

 

Larus cachinnans

Yellow-legged Gull

Gabbiano reale orientale

D

 

Larus genei

Slender-billed Gull

Gabbiano roseo

D

 

Larus melanocephalus

Mediterranean Gull

Gabbiano corallino

D

 

Larus minutus

Little Gull

Gabbianello

D

 

Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

Gabbiano comune

D

 

Sterna albifrons

Little Tern

Fraticello

D

 

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Sterna comune

D

 

Sterna nilotica

Gull-billed Tern

 

D

 

Sterna sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern

Beccapesci

D

 

Accipiter gentilis @488

Northern Goshawk

Astore

D

 

Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Sparviere

D

 

Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle

Aquila reale

D

 

Aquila clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle

Aquila anatraia maggiore

D

 

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard

Poiana delle steppe

D

 

Buteo lagopus

Rough-legged Hawk

Poiana calzata

D

 

Circaetus gallicus

Short-toed Snake-Eagle

Biancone

D

 

Circus aeruginosus

Western Marsh-Harrier

Falco di palude

D

 

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Albanella reale

D

 

Circus pygargus

Montagu's Harrier

Albanella minore

D

 

Gypaetus barbatus

Lammergeier

Gipeto

D

 

Gyps fulvus

Eurasian Griffon

Grifone

D

 

Haliaeetus albicilla

White-tailed Eagle

Aquila di mare

D

 

Hieraaetus fasciatus

Bonelli's Eagle

Aquila di Bonelli

D

 

Milvus migrans

Black Kite

Nibbio bruno

D

 

Milvus milvus

Red Kite

Nibbio reale

D

 

Neophron percnopterus

Egyptian Vulture

Capovaccaio

D

 

Pandion haliaetus

Osprey

Falco pescatore

D

 

Pernis apivorus

European Honey-buzzard

Falco pecchiaiolo

D

 

Falco biarmicus

Lanner Falcon

Lanario

D

 

Falco cherrug

Saker Falcon

Falco sacro

D

 

Falco columbarius

Merlin

Smeriglio

D

 

Falco eleonorae

Eleonora's Falcon

 

D

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Falco pellegrino

D

 

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby

Lodolaio

D

 

Falco tinnunculus

Common Kestrel

Gheppio

D

 

Podiceps auritus

Horned Grebe

Svasso cornuto

D

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

Svasso maggiore

D

 

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe

Svasso piccolo

D

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

 

D

 

Morus bassanus

Northern Gannet

 

D

 

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

European Shag

Marangone dal ciuffo

D

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

Cormorano

D

 

Ardea alba

Great Egret

 

D

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

Airone cenerino

D

 

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

Airone rosso

D

 

Ardeola ralloides

Squacco Heron

Sgarza ciuffetto

D

 

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

Tarabuso

D

 

Egretta garzetta @535

Little Egret

Garzetta

D

 

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

Tarabusino

D

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Nitticora

D

 

Phoenicopterus ruber

Greater Flamingo

Fenicottero

D

 

Plegadis falcinellus

Glossy Ibis

Mignattaio

D

 

Gavia arctica

Arctic Loon

Strolaga mezzana

D

 

Gavia stellata

Red-throated Loon

Strolaga minore

D

 

Calonectris diomedea

Cory's Shearwater

Berta maggiore

D

 

Hydrobates pelagicus

European Storm-Petrel

Uccello delle tempeste

D

 

Puffinus yelkouan

Mediterranean Shearwater

Berta minore

D

 

Lanius collurio

Red-backed Shrike

Averla piccola

D

 

Lanius excubitor

Northern Shrike

Averla maggiore

D

 

Lanius minor

Lesser Grey Shrike

Averla cenerina

D

 

Lanius senator

Woodchat Shrike

Averla capirossa

D

 

Corvus corax

Common Raven

Corvo imperiale

D

 

Corvus corone

Carrion Crow

Cornacchia nera

D

 

Corvus frugilegus

Rook

Corvo

D

 

Corvus monedula

Eurasian Jackdaw

Taccola

D

 

Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian Jay

Ghiandaia

D

 

Oriolus oriolus

Eurasian Golden-Oriole

Rigogolo

D

 

Pica pica

Black-billed Magpie

Gazza

D

 

Pyrrhocorax graculus

Yellow-billed Chough

Gracchio alpino

D

 

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Red-billed Chough

Gracchio corallino

D

 

Cinclus cinclus

White-throated Dipper

Merlo acquaiolo

D

 

Erithacus rubecula

European Robin

Pettirosso

D

 

Ficedula albicollis

Collared Flycatcher

Balia dal collare

D

 

Luscinia megarhynchos

Common Nightingale

Usignolo

D

 

Monticola saxatilis

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush

Codirossone

D

 

Monticola solitarius

Blue Rock-Thrush

Passero solitario

D

 

Muscicapa striata

Spotted Flycatcher

Pigliamosche

D

 

Oenanthe hispanica

Black-eared Wheatear

Monachella

D

 

Oenanthe oenanthe

Northern Wheatear

Culbianco

D

 

Phoenicurus ochruros

Black Redstart

Codirosso spazzacamino

D

 

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Common Redstart

Codirosso

D

 

Saxicola rubetra

Whinchat

Stiaccino

D

 

Saxicola torquata

Common Stonechat

Saltimpalo

D

 

Turdus iliacus

Redwing

Tordo sassello

D

 

Turdus merula

Eurasian Blackbird

Merlo

D

 

Turdus philomelos

Song Thrush

Tordo bottaccio

D

 

Turdus pilaris

Fieldfare

Cesena

D

 

Turdus viscivorus

Mistle Thrush

Tordela

D

 

Sturnus unicolor

Spotless Starling

Storno nero

D

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Common Starling

Storno

D

 

Sitta europaea

Wood Nuthatch

 

D

 

Sitta whiteheadi

Corsican Nuthatch

 

D

 

Tichodroma muraria

Wallcreeper

Picchio muraiolo

D

 

Certhia brachydactyla

Short-toed Tree-Creeper

Rampichino

D

 

Certhia familiaris

Eurasian Tree-Creeper

Rampichino alpestre

D

 

Troglodytes troglodytes

Winter Wren

Scricciolo

D

 

Cyanistes caeruleus

European Blue Tit

Cinciarella

D

 

Parus major

Great Tit

Cinciallegra

D

 

Periparus ater

Coal Tit

Cincia mora

D

 

Poecile palustris

Marsh Tit

Cincia bigia

D

 

Remiz pendulinus

Eurasian Penduline-Tit

Pendolino

D

 

Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit

Codibugnolo

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

Topino

D

 

Regulus ignicapillus

Firecrest

Fiorrancino

D

 

Regulus regulus

Goldcrest

Regolo

D

 

Cisticola juncidis

Zitting Cisticola

Beccamoschino

D

 

Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Great Reed-Warbler

Cannareccione

D

 

Acrocephalus melanopogon

Moustached Warbler

Forapaglie castagnolo

D

 

Acrocephalus paludicola

Aquatic Warbler

 

D

 

Acrocephalus palustris

Marsh Warbler

Cannaiola verdognola

D

 

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Sedge Warbler

Forapaglie

D

 

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Eurasian Reed-Warbler

Cannaiola

D

 

Cettia cetti

Cetti's Warbler

Usignolo di fiume

D

 

Hippolais polyglotta

Melodious Warbler

Canapino

D

 

Locustella luscinioides

Savi's Warbler

Salciaiola

D

 

Locustella naevia

Common Grasshopper-Warbler

Forapaglie macchiettato

D

 

Panurus biarmicus

Bearded Parrotbill

Basettino

D

 

Phylloscopus bonelli

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Luž bianco

D

 

Phylloscopus collybita

Eurasian Chiffchaff

Luž piccolo

D

 

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Wood Warbler

Luž verde

D

 

Sylvia atricapilla

Blackcap

Capinera

D

 

Sylvia borin

Garden Warbler

Beccafico

D

 

Sylvia cantillans

Subalpine Warbler

 

D

 

Sylvia communis

Greater Whitethroat

Sterpazzola

D

 

Sylvia conspicillata

Spectacled Warbler

Sterpazzola di Sardegna

D

 

Sylvia curruca

Lesser Whitethroat

Bigiarella

D

 

Sylvia hortensis

Orphean Warbler

 

D

 

Sylvia melanocephala

Sardinian Warbler

Occhiocotto

D

 

Sylvia nisoria

Barred Warbler

Bigia padovana

D

 

Sylvia sarda

Marmora's Warbler

Magnanina sarda

D

 

Sylvia undata

Dartford Warbler

Magnanina

D

 

Alauda arvensis

Sky Lark

Allodola

D

 

Calandrella brachydactyla

Greater Short-toed Lark

Calandrella

D

 

Galerida cristata

Crested Lark

Cappellaccia

D

 

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

Tottavilla

D

 

Melanocorypha calandra

Calandra Lark

Calandra

D

 

Anthus campestris

Tawny Pipit

Calandro

D

 

Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipit

Pispola

D

 

Anthus spinoletta

Water Pipit

Spioncello

D

 

Anthus trivialis

Tree Pipit

Prispolone

D

 

Lonchura malabarica

White-throated Silverbill

 

D

 

Motacilla alba

White Wagtail

Ballerina bianca

D

 

Motacilla cinerea

Grey Wagtail

Ballerina gialla

D

 

Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail

Cutrettola

D

 

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

Passera d'Italia

D

 

Passer hispaniolensis

Spanish Sparrow

Passera sarda

D

 

Passer montanus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passera mattugia

D

 

Petronia petronia

Rock Sparrow

Passera lagia

D

 

Prunella collaris

Alpine Accentor

Sordone

D

 

Prunella modularis

Hedge Accentor

Passera scopaiola

D

 

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Hawfinch

Frosone

D

 

Fringilla coelebs

Chaffinch

Fringuello

D

 

Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling

Peppola

D

 

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