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Number of species: 212
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 5
 
STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae
Ostrich Struthio camelus
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phaethontidae
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Vulnerable
 
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
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Near-threatened
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Vulnerable
Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Sooty Falcon Falco concolor
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug Endangered
Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii
 
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
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
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Near-threatened
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
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
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
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Saunders's Tern Sternula saundersi
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
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
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Eurasian Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis Rare/Accidental
 
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
European Scops-Owl Otus scops
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Common Swift Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis Rare/Accidental
 
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 Vagrant
 
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
Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni Rare/Accidental
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis
 
Passeriformes.: Hirundinidae
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Rock Martin Ptyonoprogne fuligula Rare/Accidental
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi Rare/Accidental
Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis Rare/Accidental
Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris
Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Pycnonotidae
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis
White-cheeked Bulbul Pycnonotus leucogenys Introduced species
Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Hypocoliidae
Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Dark-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
 
Passeriformes.: Cisticolidae
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida
Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida Rare/Accidental
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
African Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti
Menetries' Warbler Sylvia mystacea
 
Passeriformes.: Muscicapidae
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
White-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga
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.: Oriolidae
Eurasian Golden-Oriole Oriolus oriolus
 
Passeriformes.: Laniidae
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Rufous-tailed Shrike Lanius isabellinus
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
House Crow Corvus splendens Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis Introduced species
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
Pale Rockfinch Carpospiza brachydactyla Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Estrildidae
African Silverbill Euodice cantans
White-throated Munia Euodice malabarica
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea Near-threatened
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
House Bunting Emberiza striolata

 

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