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Kuwait

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The National bird of Kuwait view photos Photo by Jose Viana all rights reserved

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Number of species: 364
Number of globally threatened species: 8
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2006-04-22
See also: http://www.alsirhan.com/Birds/birds_of_kuwait.htm
 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae
Ostrich Struthio camelus Extirpated
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Rare/Accidental
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Rare/Accidental
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Audubon's Shearwater Puffinus lherminieri Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Vulnerable
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Western Reef-Egret Egretta gularis
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris
 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Rare/Accidental
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus Rare/Accidental
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Rare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Rare/Accidental
Greylag Goose Anser anser Rare/Accidental
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Rare/Accidental
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 Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Rare/Accidental
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Rare/Accidental
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Rare/Accidental
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Short-toed-Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Rare/Accidental
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
Shikra Accipiter badius
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina Rare/Accidental
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca Vulnerable
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos Rare/Accidental
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata Rare/Accidental
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor Rare/Accidental
Merlin Falco columbarius Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus Rare/Accidental
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Rare/Accidental Endangered
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo Rare/Accidental
Common Crane Grus grus Rare/Accidental
 
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
Eurasian Coot Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii
 
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 Rare/Accidental
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius Rare/Accidental Critically endangered
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus
Greater SandPlover Charadrius leschenaultii
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Rare/Accidental
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Great Snipe Gallinago media Rare/Accidental 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 Rare/Accidental 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
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Red Knot Calidris canutus Rare/Accidental
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 Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus Rare/Accidental
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger Rare/Accidental
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Rare/Accidental
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
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Rare/Accidental
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus Rare/Accidental
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Stock Dove Columba oenas Rare/Accidental
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis
 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Pied Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Rare/Accidental
Great Spotted Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus
Little Owl Athene noctua
Northern Long-eared Owl Asio otus Rare/Accidental
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Rare/Accidental
 
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
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
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti
Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey Rare/Accidental
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra Rare/Accidental
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha
Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
Wood Lark Lullula arborea Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag-Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula Rare/Accidental
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi Rare/Accidental
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii 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
American Pipit Anthus rubescens Rare/Accidental
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis
White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Hypocoliidae
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Prunellidae
Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis Rare/Accidental
Dunnock Prunella modularis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis Rare/Accidental
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni Rare/Accidental
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Rare/Accidental
Redwing Turdus iliacus Rare/Accidental
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis Rare/Accidental
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
African Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus Rare/Accidental
Blyth's Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Rare/Accidental
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Oriental Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis Rare/Accidental
Clamorous Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus
Basra Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis Endangered
Sykes' Warbler Hippolais rama
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida
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
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Rare/Accidental
Hume's Warbler Phylloscopus humei Rare/Accidental
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides Rare/Accidental
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Small Whitethroat Sylvia minula
Hume's Whitethroat Sylvia althaea Rare/Accidental
Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
African Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
African Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti
Menetries' Warbler Sylvia mystacea
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
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
Black Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas podobe Rare/Accidental
Rufous-backed Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus Rare/Accidental
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
White-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga Rare/Accidental
Hooded Wheatear Oenanthe monacha Rare/Accidental
Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra Rare/Accidental
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii
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
Common Babbler Turdoides caudata Rare/Accidental
 
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
House Crow Corvus splendens
Rook Corvus frugilegus Rare/Accidental
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus Rare/Accidental
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Petronia xanthocollis
Pale Rockfinch Carpospiza brachydactyla
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
White-throated Munia Euodice malabarica
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Rare/Accidental
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Rare/Accidental
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus Rare/Accidental
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina Rare/Accidental
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Rare/Accidental
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia Rare/Accidental
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea Near-threatened
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla Rare/Accidental
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps Rare/Accidental
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Rare/Accidental
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

 

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