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Iraq

Capital and largest city Baghdad

 

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Number of species: 417
Number of globally threatened species: 14
Number of introduced species: 2
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Vulnerable
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Vulnerable
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Anhingidae
Darter Anhinga melanogaster
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Goliath Heron Ardea goliath
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Egret Egretta gularis
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Indian Pond-Heron Ardeola grayii Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
 
CICONIIFORMES: Scopidae
Hamerkop Scopus umbretta
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Black Stork Ciconia nigra
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Waldrapp Geronticus eremita Critically endangered
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Vulnerable
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Vulnerable
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Cotton Pygmy-goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Falcated Duck Anas falcata Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
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
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Smew Mergellus albellus
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Endangered
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Red Kite Milvus milvus Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Pallas's Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus Vulnerable
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Near-threatened
Short-toed-Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus
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
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Vulnerable
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
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
Merlin Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Endangered
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Caspian Snowcock Tetraogallus caspius
Chukar Alectoris chukar
See-see Partridge Ammoperdix griseogularis
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
 
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
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Great Bustard Otis tarda Extirpated Vulnerable
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae
Crab Plover Dromas ardeola
 
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
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius Critically endangered
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus
Greater SandPlover Charadrius leschenaultii
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
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
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris Critically endangered
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
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
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii
Mew Gull Larus canus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
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
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa
Great Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested-Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus
Eurasian Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri Introduced species
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
Pallid Scops-Owl Otus brucei
European Scops-Owl Otus scops
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus
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
Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius Rare/Accidental
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
Asian Short-toed Lark Calandrella cheleensis  
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha
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
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis Rare/Accidental
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
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.: Pycnonotidae
White-spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthopygos Rare/Accidental
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis
White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
 
Passeriformes.: Hypocoliidae
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus
 
Passeriformes.: Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
 
Passeriformes.: Prunellidae
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella
Alpine Accentor Prunella modularis
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Redwing Turdus iliacus
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
Streaked Scrub-Warbler Scotocerca inquieta
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis Endangered
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus sindianus Rare/Accidental
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Small Whitethroat Sylvia minula
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
African Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti
Menetries' Warbler Sylvia mystacea
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
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
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Rufous-backed Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
Pied Wheatear Saxicola caprata Rare/Accidental
White-tailed Stonechat Oenanthe leucopyga
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha Rare/Accidental
Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii
Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe melanoleuca
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Iraq Babbler Turdoides altirostris
Common Babbler Turdoides caudata
 
Passeriformes.: Aegithalidae
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris
Great Tit Parus major
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
 
Passeriformes.: Sittidae
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea
Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer
Persian Nuthatch Sitta tephronota
 
Passeriformes.: Tichodromidae
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
 
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
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula
Rook Corvus frugilegus
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Introduced species
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
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis
Rock Petronia Petronia petronia
Pale Rockfinch Carpospiza brachydactyla
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Twite Carduelis flavirostris
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina
Fire-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus
European Serin Serinus serinus
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus Vulnerable
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys sanguineus Rare/Accidental
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea Near-threatened
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola Near-threatened
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

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