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Number of species: 398   100%
Number of breeding endemics: 2
Number of globally threatened species: 12
Date last reviewed: 2006-05-02
See also: http://www.birdlifecyprus.org/birdnewsrecent.htm
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Rare/Accidental
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Rare/Accidental
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
Levantine Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris Rare/Accidental
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Rare/Accidental
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Bean Goose Anser fabalis Rare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Brant Branta bernicla Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Rare/Accidental
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra Rare/Accidental
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Rare/Accidental
Smew Mergellus albellus Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Rare/Accidental
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Endangered
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus Rare/Accidental
Red Kite Milvus milvus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Rare/Accidental
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus Rare/Accidental
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Extirpated Near-threatened
Short-toed-Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Extirpated Vulnerable
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Rare/Accidental
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Near-threatened
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Rare/Accidental
Merlin Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo Extirpated
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus Rare/Accidental
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Endangered
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Chukar Alectoris chukar
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo
Common Crane Grus grus
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Corn Crake Crex crex Near-threatened
Little Crake Porzana parva
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio Rare/Accidental
Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Great Bustard Otis tarda Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata Rare/Accidental
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii Rare/Accidental
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae
Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum Rare/Accidental
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius Rare/Accidental Critically endangered
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Rare/Accidental
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius Rare/Accidental
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Greater SandPlover Charadrius leschenaultii
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Great Snipe Gallinago media Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris Rare/Accidental Critically endangered
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Little Stint Calidris minuta
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii Near-threatened
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Rare/Accidental
European Herring Gull Larus argentatus Rare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
Western Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Rare/Accidental
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Rare/Accidental
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata Rare/Accidental
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis Rare/Accidental
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Rare/Accidental
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
Dideric Cuckoo Chrysococcyx caprius Rare/Accidental
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops
Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
Little Owl Athene noctua
Northern Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
Little Swift Apus affinis Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Rare/Accidental
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura Rare/Accidental
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti Rare/Accidental
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens Rare/Accidental
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris Rare/Accidental
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha Rare/Accidental
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
Wood Lark Lullula arborea
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag-Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis Rare/Accidental
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni Rare/Accidental
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Regulidae
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Bombycillidae
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Extirpated
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
 
Passeriformes.: Prunellidae
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Dunnock Prunella modularis
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia Rare/Accidental
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rare/Accidental
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides Rare/Accidental
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Rare/Accidental
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis Rare/Accidental Endangered
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida Rare/Accidental
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum Rare/Accidental
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus Rare/Accidental
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Rare/Accidental
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana Rare/Accidental
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
African Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti
Cyprus Warbler Sylvia melanothorax Breeding endemic
Menetries' Warbler Sylvia mystacea Rare/Accidental
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata
Rueppell's Warbler Sylvia rueppelli
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
Semicollared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata Near-threatened
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus Rare/Accidental
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis Rare/Accidental
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus Rare/Accidental
Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata Rare/Accidental
White-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga Rare/Accidental
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha Rare/Accidental
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens Rare/Accidental
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka Rare/Accidental
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca Breeding endemic
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe melanoleuca
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna Rare/Accidental
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
 
Passeriformes.: Paradoxornithidae
Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Coal Tit Periparus ater
Great Tit Parus major
 
Passeriformes.: Tichodromidae
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Eurasian Tree-Creeper Certhia familiaris
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
 
Passeriformes.: Remizidae
Eurasian Penduline-Tit Remiz pendulinus
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus Rare/Accidental
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis Rare/Accidental
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Rock Petronia Petronia petronia Rare/Accidental
Pale Rockfinch Carpospiza brachydactyla Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus Rare/Accidental
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina
Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus Rare/Accidental
European Serin Serinus serinus
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Rare/Accidental
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos Rare/Accidental
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia Rare/Accidental
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea Near-threatened
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia
House Bunting Emberiza striolata Rare/Accidental
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla Rare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

 

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