NATURE WORLDWIDE: BIRDS

WORLD INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT, WICE

CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF SWITZERLAND

DIE VÖGEL DER SCHWEIZ

OISEAUX DE LA SUISSE

UCCELLI DE SVIZZERA



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Birds of Switserland

Birds of Switserland 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 Switserland.

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

 

BIRDS OF SWITZERLAND

XX

Species full name

Birds

Oiseaux

Vögel

Uccelli

CH

 

Alectoris graeca

Rock Partridge

Perdrix bartavelle

Steinhuhn

Coturnice

D

 

Bonasa bonasia

Hazel Grouse

Gélinotte des bois

Haselhuhn

 

D

 

Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail

Caille des blés

Wachtel

Quaglia dx

D

 

Lagopus mutus

Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopède alpin

Alpenschneehuhn

Pernice bianca

D

 

Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant

Faisan de Colchide

Fasan

Fagiano

D

 

Tetrao tetrix

Black Grouse

Tétras lyre

Birkhuhn

Fagiano di monte

D

 

Tetrao urogallus

Western Capercaillie

Grand Tétras

Auerhuhn

 

D

 

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Canard pilet

Spießente

Codone

D

 

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

Canard souchet

Löffelente

Mestolone

D

 

Anas crecca

Common Teal

Sarcelle d'hiver

Krickente

Alzavola

D

 

Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon

Canard siffleur

Pfeifente

Fischione

D

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Canard colvert

Stockente

Germano reale

D

 

Anas querquedula

Garganey

Sarcelle d'été

Knäkente

Marzaiola

D

 

Anas strepera

Gadwall

Canard chipeau

Schnatterente

Canapiglia

D

 

Anser fabalis

Bean Goose

Oie des moissons

Saatgans

 

D

 

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Petit Fuligule

Kleine Bergente

 

D

 

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

Fuligule morillon

Reiherente

Moretta

D

 

Aythya marila

Greater Scaup

Fuligule milouinan

Bergente

Moretta grigia

D

 

Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard

Fuligule nyroca

Moorente

Moretta tabaccata

D

 

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Garrot à oeil d'or

Schellente

Quattrocchi

D

 

Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan

Cygne chanteur

Singschwan

 

D

 

Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

Cygne tuberculé

Höckerschwan

Cigno reale

D

 

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoter

Macreuse à ailes blanches

Samtente

Orco marino

D

 

Mergellus albellus

Smew

Harle piette

Zwergsäger

 

D

 

Netta rufina

Red-crested Pochard

Nette rousse

Kolbenente

Fistione turco

D

 

Somateria mollissima

Common Eider

Eider à duvet

Eiderente

Edredone

D

 

Dendrocopos major

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Pic épeiche

 

Picchio rosso maggiore

D

 

Dendrocopos minor

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Pic épeichette

 

Picchio rosso minore

D

 

Dryocopus martius

Black Woodpecker

Pic noir

Schwarzspecht

Picchio nero

D

 

Jynx torquilla

Eurasian Wryneck

Torcol fourmilier

Wendehals

Torcicollo

D

 

Picoides tridactylus

Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker

Pic tridactyle

Dreizehenspecht

 

D

 

Picus canus

Grey-faced Woodpecker

Pic cendré

Grauspecht

Picchio cenerino

D

 

Picus viridis

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Pic vert

Grünspecht

Picchio verde

D

 

Upupa epops

Eurasian Hoopoe

Huppe fasciée

Wiedehopf

Upupa

D

 

Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher

Martin-pêcheur d'Europe

Eisvogel

Martin pescatore

D

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

Coucou gris

Kuckuck

Cuculo

D

 

Apus apus

Common Swift

Martinet noir

Mauersegler

Rondone

D

 

Tachymarptis melba

Alpine Swift

Martinet à ventre blanc

Alpensegler

 

D

 

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

Effraie des clochers

Schleiereule

Barbagianni

D

 

Aegolius funereus

Boreal Owl

Nyctale de Tengmalm

Rauhfußkauz

Civetta capogrosso

D

 

Asio otus

Long-eared Owl

Hibou moyen-duc

Waldohreule

Gufo comune

D

 

Athene noctua

Little Owl

Chevêche d'Athéna

Steinkauz

Civetta

D

 

Glaucidium passerinum

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl

Chevêchette d'Europe

Sperlingskauz

Civetta nana

D

 

Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl

Petit-duc scops

Zwergohreule

Assiolo

D

 

Strix aluco

Tawny Owl

Chouette hulotte

Waldkauz

 

D

 

Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar

Engoulevent d'Europe

Ziegenmelker

Succiacapre

D

 

Columba oenas

Stock Pigeon

Pigeon colombin

Hohltaube

Colombella

D

 

Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon

Pigeon ramier

Ringelatube

Colombaccio

D

 

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Tourterelle turque

Türkentaube

Tortora dal collare

D

 

Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove

Tourterelle des bois

Turteltaube

Tortora

D

 

Crex crex

Corn Crake

Râle des genêts

Wachtelkönig

Re di quaglie

D

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot

Foulque macroule

Bläßhuhn

Folaga

D

 

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

Gallinule poule-d'eau

Teichhuhn

Gallinella d'acqua

D

 

Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake

Marouette ponctuée

Tüpfelsumpfhuhn

Voltolino

D

 

Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail

Râle d'eau

Wasserralle

 

D

 

Actitis hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

Chevalier guignette

   

D

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

Bécassine des marais

Bekassine

Beccaccino

D

 

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

Courlis cendré

Großer Brachvogel

Chiurlo

D

 

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

Bécasse des bois

Waldschnepfe

Beccaccia

D

 

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

Pluvier petit-gravelot

Flußregenpfeifer

Corriere piccolo

D

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

Vanneau huppé

Kiebitz

Pavoncella

D

 

Chlidonias hybridus

Whiskered Tern

Guifette moustac

Weißbart-Seeschwalbe

Mignattino piombato

D

 

Larus cachinnans

Yellow-legged Gull

Goéland leucophée

Kaliforniermöwe

Gabbiano reale orientale

D

 

Larus canus

Common Gull

Goéland cendré

Sturmmöwe

Gavina

D

 

Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

Mouette rieuse

Lachmöwe

Gabbiano comune

D

 

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Sterne pierregarin

Flußseeschwalbe

Sterna comune

D

 

Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk

Autour des palombes

Habicht

Astore

D

 

Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Épervier d'Europe

Sperber

Sparviere

D

 

Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle

Aigle royal

Steinadler

Aquila reale

D

 

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard

Buse variable

Mäusebussard

Poiana delle steppe

D

 

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Busard Saint-Martin

Kornweihe

Albanella reale

D

 

Milvus migrans

Black Kite

Milan noir

Schwarzmilan

Nibbio bruno

D

 

Milvus milvus

Red Kite

Milan royal

Rotmilan

Nibbio reale

D

 

Pernis apivorus

European Honey-buzzard

Bondrée apivore

Wespenbussard

Falco pecchiaiolo

D

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Faucon pèlerin

Wanderfalke

Falco pellegrino

D

 

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby

Faucon hobereau

Baumfalke

Lodolaio

D

 

Falco tinnunculus

Common Kestrel

Faucon crécerelle

Turmfalke

Gheppio

D

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

Grèbe huppé

Haubentaucher

Svasso maggiore

D

 

Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe

Grèbe jougris

Rothalstaucher

Svasso collorosso

D

 

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe

Grèbe à cou noir

Schwarzhalstaucher

Svasso piccolo

D

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

Grèbe castagneux

Zwergtaucher

 

D

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

Grand Cormoran

Kormoran

Cormorano

D

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

Héron cendré

Graureiher

Airone cenerino

D

 

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

Héron pourpré

Purpurreiher

Airone rosso

D

 

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

Butor étoilé

Rohrdommel

Tarabuso

D

 

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

Blongios nain

Zwergdommel

Tarabusino

D

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Bihoreau gris

Nachtreiher

Nitticora

D

 

Ciconia nigra

Black Stork

Cigogne noire

Schwarzstorch

Cicogna nera

D

 

Gavia arctica

Arctic Loon

Plongeon arctique

Prachttaucher

Strolaga mezzana

D

 

Gavia stellata

Red-throated Loon

Plongeon catmarin

Sterntaucher

Strolaga minore

D

 

Lanius collurio

Red-backed Shrike

Pie-grièche écorcheur

Neuntöter

Averla piccola

D

 

Lanius excubitor

Northern Shrike

Pie-grièche grise

Raubwürger

Averla maggiore

D

 

Lanius senator

Woodchat Shrike

Pie-grièche à tête rousse

Rotkopfwürger

Averla capirossa

D

 

Corvus corax

Common Raven

Grand Corbeau

Kolkrabe

Corvo imperiale

D

 

Corvus corone

Carrion Crow

Corneille noire

Aaskrähe

Cornacchia nera

D

 

Corvus frugilegus

Rook

Corbeau freux

Saatkrähe

Corvo

D

 

Corvus monedula

Eurasian Jackdaw

Choucas des tours

Dohle

Taccola

D

 

Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian Jay

Geai des chênes

Eichelhäher

Ghiandaia

D

 

Nucifraga caryocatactes

Spotted Nutcracker

Cassenoix moucheté

Tannenhäher

Nocciolaia

D

 

Oriolus oriolus

Eurasian Golden-Oriole

Loriot d'Europe

Pirol

Rigogolo

D

 

Pica pica

Black-billed Magpie

Pie bavarde

Elster

Gazza

D

 

Pyrrhocorax graculus

Yellow-billed Chough

Chocard à bec jaune

 

Gracchio alpino

D

 

Cinclus cinclus

White-throated Dipper

Cincle plongeur

Wasseramsel

Merlo acquaiolo

D

 

Erithacus rubecula

European Robin

Rougegorge familier

Rotkehlchen

Pettirosso

D

 

Ficedula albicollis

Collared Flycatcher

Gobemouche à collier

Halsbandschnäpper

Balia dal collare

D

 

Ficedula hypoleuca

European Pied Flycatcher

Gobemouche noir

Trauerschnäpper

Balia nera

D

 

Luscinia megarhynchos

Common Nightingale

Rossignol philomèle

Nachtigall

Usignolo

D

 

Luscinia svecica

Bluethroat

Gorgebleue à miroir

Blaukehlchen

Pettazzurro

D

 

Monticola saxatilis

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush

Monticole merle-de-roche

Steinrötel

Codirossone

D

 

Monticola solitarius

Blue Rock-Thrush

Monticole merle-bleu

Blaumerle

Passero solitario

D

 

Muscicapa striata

Spotted Flycatcher

Gobemouche gris

Grauschnäpper

Pigliamosche

D

 

Oenanthe oenanthe

Northern Wheatear

Traquet motteux

Steinschmätzer

Culbianco

D

 

Phoenicurus ochruros

Black Redstart

Rougequeue noir

Hausrotschwanz

Codirosso spazzacamino

D

 

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Common Redstart

Rougequeue à front blanc

Gartenrotschwanz

Codirosso

D

 

Saxicola rubetra

Whinchat

Tarier des prés

Braunkehlchen

Stiaccino

D

 

Saxicola torquata

Common Stonechat

Tarier pâtre

Schwarzkehlchen

Saltimpalo

D

 

Turdus iliacus

Redwing

Grive mauvis

Rotdrossel

Tordo sassello

D

 

Turdus merula

Eurasian Blackbird

Merle noir

Amsel

Merlo

D

 

Turdus philomelos

Song Thrush

Grive musicienne

Singdrossel

Tordo bottaccio

D

 

Turdus pilaris

Fieldfare

Grive litorne

Wacholderdrossel

Cesena

D

 

Turdus torquatus

Ring Ouzel

Merle à plastron

Ringdrossel

Merlo dal collare

D

 

Turdus viscivorus

Mistle Thrush

Grive draine

Misteldrossel

Tordela

D

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Common Starling

Étourneau sansonnet

Star

Storno

D

 

Sitta europaea

Wood Nuthatch

Sittelle torchepot

Kleiber

 

D

 

Tichodroma muraria

Wallcreeper

Tichodrome échelette

Mauerläufer

Picchio muraiolo

D

 

Certhia brachydactyla

Short-toed Tree-Creeper

Grimpereau des jardins

Gartenbaumläufer

Rampichino

D

 

Certhia familiaris

Eurasian Tree-Creeper

Grimpereau des bois

Waldbaumläufer

Rampichino alpestre

D

 

Troglodytes troglodytes

Winter Wren

Troglodyte mignon

Zaunkönig

Scricciolo

D

 

Cyanistes caeruleus

European Blue Tit

Mésange bleue

Blaumeise

Cinciarella

D

 

Lophophanes cristatus

Crested Tit

Mésange huppée

Haubenmeise

Cincia dal ciuffo

D

 

Parus major

Great Tit

Mésange charbonnière

Kohlmeise

Cinciallegra

D

 

Periparus ater

Coal Tit

Mésange noire

Tannenmeise

Cincia mora

D

 

Poecile montanus

Willow Tit

Mésange boréale

Weidenmeise

Cincia bigia alpestre

D

 

Poecile palustris

Marsh Tit

Mésange nonnette

Sumpfmeise

Cincia bigia

D

 

Remiz pendulinus

Eurasian Penduline-Tit

Rémiz penduline

Beutelmeise

Pendolino

D

 

Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit

Mésange à longue queue

Schwanzmeise

Codibugnolo

D

 

Delichon urbica

Northern House-Martin

Hirondelle de fenêtre

Mehlschwalbe

 

D

 

Hirundo rupestris

Eurasian Crag-Martin

Hirondelle de rochers

Felsenschwalbe

 

D

 

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

Hirondelle rustique

Rauchschwalbe

 

D

 

Riparia riparia

Sand Martin

Hirondelle de rivage

Uferschwalbe

Topino

D

 

Regulus ignicapillus

Firecrest

Roitelet triple-bandeau

Sommergoldhähnchen

Fiorrancino

D

 

Regulus regulus

Goldcrest

Roitelet huppé

Wintergoldhähnchen

Regolo

D

 

Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Great Reed-Warbler

Rousserolle turdoïde

Drosselrohrsänger

Cannareccione

D

 

Acrocephalus melanopogon

Moustached Warbler

Lusciniole à moustaches

Mariskensänger

Forapaglie castagnolo

D

 

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Sedge Warbler

Phragmite des joncs

Schilfrohrsänger

Forapaglie

D

 

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Eurasian Reed-Warbler

Rousserolle effarvatte

Teichrohrsänger

Cannaiola

D

 

Hippolais polyglotta

Melodious Warbler

Hypolaïs polyglotte

Orpheusspötter

Canapino

D

 

Locustella naevia

Common Grasshopper-Warbler

Locustelle tachetée

Feldschwirl

Forapaglie macchiettato

D

 

Panurus biarmicus

Bearded Parrotbill

Panure à moustaches

Bartmeise

Basettino

D

 

Phylloscopus bonelli

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Pouillot de Bonelli

Berglaubsänger

Luì bianco

D

 

Phylloscopus collybita

Eurasian Chiffchaff

Pouillot véloce

Zilpzalp

Luì piccolo

D

 

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Wood Warbler

Pouillot siffleur

Waldlaubsänger

Luì verde

D

 

Phylloscopus trochilus

Willow Warbler

Pouillot fitis

Fitis

 

D

 

Sylvia atricapilla

Blackcap

Fauvette à tête noire

Mönchsgramücke

Capinera

D

 

Sylvia borin

Garden Warbler

Fauvette des jardins

Gartengrasmücke

Beccafico

D

 

Sylvia communis

Common Whitethroat

Fauvette grisette

Dorngrasmücke

Sterpazzola

D

 

Sylvia curruca

Lesser Whitethroat

Fauvette babillarde

Klappergrasmücke

Bigiarella

D

 

Sylvia nisoria

Barred Warbler

Fauvette épervière

Sperbergrasmücke

Bigia padovana

D

 

Alauda arvensis

Sky Lark

Alouette des champs

Feldlerche

Allodola

D

 

Galerida cristata

Crested Lark

Cochevis huppé

Haubenlerche

Cappellaccia

D

 

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

Alouette lulu

Heidelerche

Tottavilla

D

 

Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipit

Pipit farlouse

Wiesenpieper

Pispola

D

 

Anthus spinoletta

Water Pipit

Pipit spioncelle

Bergpieper

Spioncello

D

 

Anthus trivialis

Tree Pipit

Pipit des arbres

Baumpieper

Prispolone

D

 

Lonchura malabarica

White-throated Silverbill

Capucin bec-de-plomb

Indischer Silberschnabel

 

D

 

Motacilla alba

White Wagtail

Bergeronnette grise

Bachstelze

Ballerina bianca

D

 

Motacilla cinerea

Grey Wagtail

Bergeronnette des ruisseaux

Gebirgsstelze

Ballerina gialla

D

 

Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail

Bergeronnette printanière

Schafstelze

Cutrettola

D

 

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

Moineau domestique

Haussperling

Passera d'Italia

D

 

Passer montanus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Moineau friquet

Feldsperling

Passera mattugia

D

 

Prunella collaris

Alpine Accentor

Accenteur alpin

Alpenbraunelle

Sordone

D

 

Prunella modularis

Hedge Accentor

Accenteur mouchet

Heckenbraunelle

Passera scopaiola

D

 

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Hawfinch

Gros-bec casse-noyaux

Kernbeißer

Frosone

D

 

Fringilla coelebs

Chaffinch

Pinson des arbres

Buchfink

Fringuello

D

 

Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling

Pinson du Nord

Bergfink

Peppola

D

 

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

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

 

 

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