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Libyan Republic

Capital
(and largest city)
Tripoli

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Number of species: 339  
Number of globally threatened species: 8  
   
   
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae  
Ostrich Struthio camelus Extirpated
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus Critically endangered
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
 
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
 
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
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Brant Branta bernicla
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Cape Teal Anas capensis
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
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Smew Mergellus albellus
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Rare/Accidental
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
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Eurasian Griffon Gyps fulvus
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus Near-threatened
Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotus
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
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
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
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor
Merlin Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo Extirpated
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Rare/Accidental Endangered
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara
 
GRUIFORMES: Turnicidae
Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus
 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae
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
Striped Crake Aenigmatolimnas marginalis Rare/Accidental
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax 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
Egyptian Plover Pluvianus aegyptius Rare/Accidental
Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
Eurasian Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Greater SandPlover Charadrius leschenaultii
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
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii Near-threatened
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Caspian Tern Larus cachinnans
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
 
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
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested-Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Rare/Accidental
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Stock Pigeon Columba oenas
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops
Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus
Little Owl Athene noctua
Northern Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis Rare/Accidental
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
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
 
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
Abyssinian Roller Coracias abyssinicus Rare/Accidental
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura
Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti
Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Thekla Lark Galerida theklae
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
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
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Regulidae
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
 
Passeriformes.: Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
 
Passeriformes.: Prunellidae
Dunnock Prunella modularis
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula
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
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
Western Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais opaca
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis Rare/Accidental
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
African Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata
Tristram's Warbler Sylvia deserticola
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata
Marmora's Warbler Sylvia sarda
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
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia Rare/Accidental
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
White-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga
Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens
Finsch's Wheatear Oenanthe finschii Rare/Accidental
Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Western Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe xanthoprymna Rare/Accidental
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
 
Passeriformes.: Timaliidae
Fulvous Chatterer Turdoides fulva
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
African Blue Tit Cyanistes teneriffae
 
Passeriformes.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
 
Passeriformes.: Malaconotidae
Black-crowned Tchagra Tchagra senegalus
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Carrion Crow Corvus corone
Hooded Crow Corvus cornix Rare/Accidental
Pied Crow Corvus albus Rare/Accidental
Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Desert Sparrow Passer simplex
Rock Petronia Petronia petronia
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina
European Serin Serinus serinus
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia
House Bunting Emberiza striolata
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra

 

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