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Schweiz Suisse

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Number of species: 407

Number of globally threatened species: 12
Number of introduced species: 5
Date last reviewed: 2007-03-17
 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Arctic Loon Gavia arctica
Common Loon Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii Rare/Accidental
 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea Rare/Accidental
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Rare/Accidental
Levantine Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan Rare/Accidental
 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae
European Storm-Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus Rare/Accidental
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma castro Rare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Rare/Accidental
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Rare/Accidental
 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis Rare/Accidental
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmaeus Rare/Accidental
 
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
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Waldrapp Geronticus eremita Extirpated Critically endangered
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus Rare/Accidental
 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Bean Goose Anser fabalis
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Greylag Goose Anser anser
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Brant Branta bernicla
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Rare/Accidental
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Introduced species
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata Introduced species
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Teal Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis Rare/Accidental
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Shoveler Anas acuta
Garganey Anas querquedula
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors Rare/Accidental
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Vulnerable
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Ferruginous Pochard Aythya nyroca Near-threatened
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Common Eider Somateria mollissima
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Smew Mergellus albellus
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Introduced species
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Rare/Accidental Endangered
 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae
Black-winged Kite Pernis apivorus
Black-shouldered Kite Elanus caeruleus Rare/Accidental
Red Kite Milvus milvus Near-threatened
Black Kite Milvus migrans
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
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
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Eurasian Buzzard Buteo buteo
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus Rare/Accidental
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina Rare/Accidental
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga Vulnerable
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Booted Eagle Aquila pennatus
 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus Near-threatened
Merlin Falco columbarius
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus Rare/Accidental
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
 
GALLIFORMES: Tetraonidae
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta
Eurasian Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
Black Grouse Tetrao tetrix
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia
 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa Extirpated
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus Introduced species
 
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 Rare/Accidental
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae
Great Bustard Otis tarda Rare/Accidental Vulnerable
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata Rare/Accidental
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii Rare/Accidental
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
Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor Rare/Accidental
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius Rare/Accidental Critically endangered
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva Rare/Accidental
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Rare/Accidental
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae
Great Snipe Scolopax rusticola
Common 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 Rare/Accidental Critically endangered
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Rare/Accidental
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius Rare/Accidental
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
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Rare/Accidental
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Rare/Accidental
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Buff-breasted Sandpipe Tryngites subruficollis Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae
Mew Gull Larus canus
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus Rare/Accidental
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans
Western Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei Rare/Accidental
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Rare/Accidental
Franklin's Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Rare/Accidental
Little Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
 
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 Rare/Accidental
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested-Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Rare/Accidental
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae
Common Murre Uria aalge Rare/Accidental
Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix Rare/Accidental Near-threatened
 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus Rare/Accidental
 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae
Rock Pigeon Columba livia Introduced species
Stock Dove Columba oenas
Common Wood-Pigeon Columba palumbus
European Turtle-Dove Streptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius Rare/Accidental
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae
Barn Owl Tyto alba
 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae
European Scops-Owl Otus scops
Eurasian Eagle-Owl Bubo bubo
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium passerinum
Little Owl Athene noctua
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae
Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae
Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba
Common Swift Apus apus
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster
 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae
European Roller Coracias garrulus Near-threatened
 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
 
PICIFORMES: Picidae
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus
 
Passeriformes.: Alaudidae
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra Rare/Accidental
White-winged Lark Melanocorypha leucoptera Rare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens Rare/Accidental
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
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
House-Martin Delichon urbicum
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
 
Passeriformes.: Motacillidae
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi 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
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Rare/Accidental
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
 
Passeriformes.: Regulidae
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
 
Passeriformes.: Bombycillidae
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
 
Passeriformes.: Cinclidae
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus
 
Passeriformes.: Troglodytidae
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
 
Passeriformes.: Prunellidae
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
Dunnock Prunella modularis
 
Passeriformes.: Turdidae
Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush Monticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius
Siberian Thrush Zoothera sibirica Rare/Accidental
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 Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Sylviidae
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Grasshopper-Warbler Locustella naevia
Eurasian River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis Rare/Accidental
Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon Rare/Accidental
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola Vulnerable
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Blyth's Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum Rare/Accidental
Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Booted Warbler Hippolais caligata Rare/Accidental
Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Western Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus Rare/Accidental
Yellow-browed  Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus Rare/Accidental
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Garden Warbler Sylvia borin
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria
Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis Rare/Accidental
Greater Whitethroat Sylvia communis
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata Rare/Accidental
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata Rare/Accidental
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 Rare/Accidental
European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis Rare/Accidental
Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin Cercotrichas galactotes Rare/Accidental
Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
Western Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Paradoxornithidae
Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus
 
Passeriformes.: Aegithalidae
Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus
 
Passeriformes.: Paridae
Marsh Tit Poecile palustris
Willow Tit Poecile montana
Coal Tit Periparus ater
Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus
Great Tit Parus major
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus
 
Passeriformes.: Sittidae
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea
 
Passeriformes.: Tichodromidae
Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
 
Passeriformes.: Certhiidae
Eurasian Tree-Creeper Certhia familiaris
Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
 
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 Rare/Accidental
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
 
Passeriformes.: Corvidae
Siberian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian Jay Pica pica
Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
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
Common Raven Corvus corax
 
Passeriformes.: Sturnidae
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus Rare/Accidental
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
 
Passeriformes.: Passeridae
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Rock Petronia Petronia petronia Rare/Accidental
White-winged Snowfinch Montifringilla nivalis
 
Passeriformes.: Fringillidae
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator Rare/Accidental
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Twite Carduelis flavirostris Rare/Accidental
Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina
European Serin Serinus serinus
Citril Finch Serinus citrinella
Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus Rare/Accidental
 
Passeriformes.: Emberizidae
Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos Rare/Accidental
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica Rare/Accidental
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Rare/Accidental
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis

 

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