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Luxembourg

Capitol & Largest city Luxembourg

 

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Location of  Luxembourg  (dark green)– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]

 

Number of species: 299

Number of globally threatened species: 4
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2006-09-04
See also: http://www.luxnatur.lu/lnv0051.htm

Bird Checklist

 

Phasianidae

     
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia Gélinotte des bois  
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix Tétras lyre Rare/Accidental
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Perdrix rouge Rare/Accidental
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix Perdrix grise  
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix Caille des blés  
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Faisan de Colchide Introduced species
 

Anatidae

     
Bean Goose Anser fabalis Oie des moissons ou Oie de la toundra  
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus Oie à bec court Rare/Accidental
Greylag Goose Anser anser Oie cendrée  
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons Oie rieuse  
Canada Goose Branta canadensis Bernache du Canada ou B. de Hutchins Introduced species
Brent Goose Branta bernicla Bernache cravant Rare/Accidental
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Bernache nonnette Rare/Accidental
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Cygne tuberculé Introduced species
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus Cygne siffleur Rare/Accidental
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Cygne chanteur Rare/Accidental
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Ouette d'Égypte Introduced species
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna Tadorne de Belon Rare/Accidental
Gadwall Anas strepera Canard chipeau  
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope Canard siffleur  
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Canard colvert  
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata Canard souchet  
Northern Pintail Anas acuta Canard pilet  
Garganey Anas querquedula Sarcelle d'été  
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca Sarcelle d'hiver  
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina Nette rousse  
Common Pochard Aythya ferina Fuligule milouin  
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Fuligule nyroca Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Fuligule morillon  
Greater Scaup Aythya marila Fuligule milouinan  
Common Eider Somateria mollissima Eider à duvet Rare/Accidental
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca Macreuse brune Rare/Accidental
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra Macreuse noire Rare/Accidental
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis Harelde kakawi Rare/Accidental
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Garrot à oeil d'or
Smew Mergellus albellus Harle piette
Common Merganser Mergus merganser Grand Harle
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator Harle huppé Rare/Accidental
 

Gaviidae

 
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Plongeon catmarin Rare/Accidental
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica Plongeon arctique Rare/Accidental
Common Loon Gavia immer Plongeon huard Rare/Accidental
 

Hydrobatidae

 
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Océanite cul-blanc Rare/Accidental
 

Podicipedidae

     
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis Grèbe castagneux  
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Grèbe jougris Rare/Accidental
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus Grèbe huppé  
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Grèbe esclavon Rare/Accidental
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Grèbe à cou noir Rare/Accidental
 

Ciconiidae

     
Black Stork Ciconia nigra Cigogne noire  
White Stork Ciconia ciconia Cigogne blanche  
 

Threskiornithidae

     
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus Ibis falcinelle Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia Spatule blanche Rare/Accidental
 

Ardeidae

     
Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris Butor étoilé  
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus Blongios nain  
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax Bihoreau gris Rare/Accidental
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides Crabier chevelu Rare/Accidental
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Héron garde-boeufs  
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Héron cendré  
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Héron pourpré  
Great Egret Ardea alba Grande Aigrette  
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Aigrette garzette  
 

Sulidae

     
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Fou de Bassan Rare/Accidental
 

Phalacrocoracidae

     
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo Grand Cormoran  
 

Falconidae

     
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus Faucon crécerelle  
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Faucon kobez Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Merlin Falco columbarius Faucon émerillon  
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo Faucon hobereau  
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Faucon pèlerin  
Accipitriformes:

Pandionidae

     
Osprey Pandion haliaetus Balbuzard pêcheur  
 

Accipitridae

     
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus Bondrée apivore  
Red Kite Milvus milvus Milan royal Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans Milan noir  
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Pygargue à queue blanche Rare/Accidental
Short-toed Snake-Eagle Circaetus gallicus Circaète Jean-le-Blanc Rare/Accidental
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus Busard des roseaux  
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus Busard Saint-Martin  
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Busard pâle Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus Busard cendré  
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus Épervier d'Europe  
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis Autour des palombes  
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo Buse variable  
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus Buse pattue Rare/Accidental
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Aigle criard Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Aigle botté Rare/Accidental
 

Otididae

     
Great Bustard Otis tarda Grande Outarde Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
 

Rallidae

     
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus Râle d'eau  
Corn Crake Crex crex Râle des genêts Near-threatened
Little Crake Porzana parva Marouette poussin Rare/Accidental
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana Marouette ponctuée  
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus Gallinule poule-d'eau  
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra Foulque macroule
 

Gruidae

Common Crane Grus grus Grue cendrée
 

Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus Oedicnème criard Rare/Accidental
 

Haematopodidae

Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus Huîtrier pie  
 

Recurvirostridae

Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus Échasse blanche  
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta Avocette élégante  
 

Charadriidae

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus Vanneau huppé  
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria Pluvier doré  
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola Pluvier argenté Rare/Accidental
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula Pluvier grand-gravelot  
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius Pluvier petit-gravelot  
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus Pluvier à collier interrompu Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Pluvier guignard Rare/Accidental
 

Scolopacidae

     
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola Bécasse des bois  
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus Bécassine sourde  
Great Snipe Gallinago media Bécassine double Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago Bécassine des marais ou B. de Wilson  
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Barge à queue noire Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Barge rousse Rare/Accidental
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Courlis corlieu  
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Courlis cendré Near-threatened
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Chevalier arlequin  
Common Redshank Tringa totanus Chevalier gambette  
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Chevalier stagnatile Rare/Accidental
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia Chevalier aboyeur  
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus Chevalier cul-blanc  
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Chevalier sylvain  
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Chevalier guignette  
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Tournepierre à collier Rare/Accidental
Red Knot Calidris canutus Bécasseau maubèche  
Sanderling Calidris alba Bécasseau sanderling Rare/Accidental
Little Stint Calidris minuta Bécasseau minute  
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Bécasseau de Temminck Rare/Accidental
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Bécasseau cocorli  
Dunlin Calidris alpina Bécasseau variable  
Ruff Philomachus pugnax Combattant varié  
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Phalarope à bec étroit Rare/Accidental
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Phalarope à bec large Rare/Accidental
 

Glareolidae

Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor Courvite isabelle  
 

Laridae

     
Mew Gull Larus canus Goéland cendré  
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus Goéland marin Rare/Accidental
Herring Gull Larus argentatus Goéland argenté Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Larus cachinnans Goéland pontique Rare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Goéland brun Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus Mouette rieuse  
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus Mouette mélanocéphale  
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Mouette pygmée  
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla Mouette tridactyle Rare/Accidental
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Sterne hansel Rare/Accidental
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia Sterne caspienne Rare/Accidental
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Sterne caugek Rare/Accidental
Common Tern Sterna hirundo Sterne pierregarin  
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea Sterne arctique  
Little Tern Sternula albifrons Sterne naine Rare/Accidental
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Guifette moustac Rare/Accidental
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Guifette leucoptère Rare/Accidental
Black Tern Chlidonias niger  Guifette noire  
 

Stercorariidae

Great Skua Stercorarius skua Grand Labbe Rare/Accidental
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus Labbe pomarin Rare/Accidental
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus Labbe parasite  
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Labbe à longue queue Rare/Accidental
 

Columbidae

     
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Pigeon biset Introduced species
Stock Dove Columba oenas Pigeon colombin  
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus Pigeon ramier  
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur Tourterelle des bois  
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto Tourterelle turque  
 

Cuculidae

     
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus Coucou gris  

Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba Effraie des clochers  

Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops Petit-duc scops Rare/Accidental
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Harfang des neiges Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo Grand-duc d'Europe  
Tawny Owl Strix aluco Chouette hulotte  
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula Chouette épervière Rare/Accidental
Little Owl Athene noctua Chevêche d'Athéna  
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus Nyctale de Tengmalm  
Long-eared Owl Asio otus Hibou moyen-duc  
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Hibou des marais  

Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Engoulevent d'Europe  

Apodidae
Common Swift Apus apus Martinet noir  
 

Coraciidae

     
European Roller Coracias garrulus Rollier d'Europe Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 

Alcedinidae

     
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis Martin-pêcheur d'Europe  
 

Meropidae

     
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Guêpier d'Europe  
 

Upupidae

     
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Huppe fasciée  
 

Picidae

     
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla Torcol fourmilier  
Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos goertae Pic goertan  
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor Pic épeichette  
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius Pic mar  
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Pic épeiche  
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius Pic noir  
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis Pic vert  
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus Pic cendré  
Laniidae      
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio Pie-grièche écorcheur  
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor Pie-grièche à poitrine rose Rare/Accidental
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor Pie-grièche grise  
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Pie-grièche à tête rousse
Oriolidae  
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus Loriot d'Europe
Corvidae  
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius Geai des chênes
Eurasian Magpie Pica pica Pie bavarde
Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes Cassenoix moucheté
Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula Choucas des tours
Rook Corvus frugilegus Corbeau freux
Carrion Crow Corvus corone Corneille noire
Common Raven Corvus corax Grand Corbeau
Bombycillidae  
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus Jaseur boréal  
Paridae      
Great Tit Parus major Mésange charbonnière  
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus Mésange bleue  
Coal Tit Periparus ater Mésange noire  
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris Mésange nonnette  
Willow Tit Poecile montana Mésange boréale  
Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus Mésange huppée  
Remizidae      
Eurasian Penduline-Tit Remiz pendulinus Rémiz penduline  
Hirundinidae      
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia Hirondelle de rivage  
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Hirondelle rustique  
House-Martin Delichon urbicum Hirondelle de fenêtre  
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica Hirondelle rousseline Rare/Accidental
 

Aegithalidae

     
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus Mésange à longue queue  
 

Alaudidae

     
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra Alouette calandre Rare/Accidental
Crested Lark Galerida cristata Cochevis huppé  
Wood Lark Lullula arborea Alouette lulu  
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis Alouette des champs  
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris Alouette hausse-col Rare/Accidental
 

Sylviidae

     
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti Bouscarle de Cetti  
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia Locustelle tachetée  
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides Locustelle luscinioïde Rare/Accidental
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus Rousserolle turdoïde  
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Phragmite aquatique Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Phragmite des joncs  
Blyth's Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Rousserolle des buissons Rare/Accidental
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rousserolle effarvatte  
African Reed Warbler Acrocephalus baeticatus Rousserolle africaine Rare/Accidental
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris Rousserolle verderolle  
Meldious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta Hypolaïs polyglotte  
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina Hypolaïs ictérine  
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus Pouillot fitis  
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita Pouillot véloce  
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix Pouillot siffleur  
Lemon-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus Pouillot de Pallas Rare/Accidental
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Pouillot à grands sourcils Rare/Accidental
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis Pouillot boréal  
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla Fauvette à tête noire  
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Fauvette des jardins  
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria Fauvette épervière Rare/Accidental
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca Fauvette babillarde  
Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis Fauvette orphée Rare/Accidental
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis Fauvette grisette  

Timaliidae
Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus Panure à moustaches  

Regulidae
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla Roitelet à triple bandeau  
Goldcrest Regulus regulus Roitelet huppé  

Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes Troglodyte mignon  

Sittidae
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea Sittelle torchepot  
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Tichodrome échelette Rare/Accidental

Certhiidae
Eurasian Tree-Creeper Certhia familiaris Grimpereau des bois  
Short-toed Tree-Creeper Certhia brachydactyla Grimpereau des jardins  

Sturnidae
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris Étourneau sansonnet  

Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis Monticole merle-de-roche Rare/Accidental
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus Grive solitaire Rare/Accidental
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus Merle à plastron  
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula Merle noir  
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Grive litorne  
Redwing Turdus iliacus Grive mauvis  
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos Grive musicienne  
Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus Grive draine  

Muscicapidae
European Robin Erithacus rubecula Rougegorge familier  
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Gorgebleue à miroir  
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos Rossignol philomèle  
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros Rougequeue noir  
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Rougequeue à front blanc  
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra Tarier des prés  
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola Tarier pâtre  
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Traquet motteux  
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka Traquet pie  
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata Gobemouche gris  
European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca Gobemouche noir  
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis Gobemouche à collier Rare/Accidental
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva Gobemouche nain Rare/Accidental

Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus Cincle plongeur  

Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus Moineau domestique  
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus Moineau friquet  
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis Niverolle alpine Rare/Accidental

Prunellidae
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris Accenteur alpin Rare/Accidental
Dunnock Prunella modularis Accenteur mouchet  

Motacillidae
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava Bergeronnette printanière ou B. de Béringie  
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Bergeronnette des ruisseaux  
White Wagtail Motacilla alba Bergeronnette grise  
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi Pipit de Richard Rare/Accidental
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris Pipit rousseline  
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis Pipit farlouse  
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis Pipit des arbres  
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Pipit à gorge rousse Rare/Accidental
Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta Pipit spioncelle  

Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Pinson des arbres  
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Pinson du Nord  
European Serin Serinus serinus Serin cini  
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris Verdier d'Europe  
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus Tarin des aulnes  
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Chardonneret élégant  
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Sizerin flammé  
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina Linotte mélodieuse  
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus Roselin cramoisi Rare/Accidental
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus Bec-croisé perroquet  
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra Bec-croisé des sapins  
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Bouvreuil pivoine  
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Gros-bec casse-noyaux  

Emberizidae
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra Bruant proyer  
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella Bruant jaune  
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia Bruant fou Rare/Accidental
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana Bruant ortolan Rare/Accidental
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus Bruant zizi Rare/Accidental
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus Bruant des roseaux  
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis Plectrophane des neiges Rare/Accidental
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