List of birds of Greece

This is a list of the bird species recorded in Greece. The avifauna of Greece include a total of 453 species according to the Hellenic Rarities Committee of the Hellenic Ornithological Society (Ελληνική Ορνιθολογική Εταιρεία). Of them, four have not been recorded since 1950 and two have been introduced by humans.[1][2]

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (English and scientific names) are those of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2018 edition.[3]

The following tags have been used to highlight several categories of occurrence. Species without tags are regularly occurring residents, migrants, or seasonal visitors which have been recorded since 1 January 1950.

  • (*) Rare in Greece; reports of these 120 species require submission to the Hellenic Rarities Committee for inclusion in the official record.
  • (B) Species which have not occurred in Greece since 1 January 1950.
  • (C) Species that do not occur naturally in Greece, although breeding populations have been introduced by humans.


Ducks, geese, and waterfowl

Order: Anseriformes   Family: Anatidae

Pheasants, grouse, and allies

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Flamingos

Order: Phoenicopteriformes   Family: Phoenicopteridae

Grebes

Order: Podicipediformes   Family: Podicipedidae

Pigeons and doves

Order: Columbiformes   Family: Columbidae

Sandgrouse

Order: Pterocliformes   Family: Pteroclidae

Bustards

Order: Otidiformes   Family: Otididae

Cuckoos

Order: Cuculiformes   Family: Cuculidae

Nightjars

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Apodidae

Rails, crakes, gallinules, and coots

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Rallidae

Cranes

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Gruidae

Thick-knees

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Burhinidae

Stilts and avocets

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Recurvirostridae

Oystercatchers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Haematopodidae

Plovers and lapwings

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Charadriidae

Sandpipers and allies

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Scolopacidae

Pratincoles and coursers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Glareolidae

Skuas and jaegers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae

Gulls, terns, and skimmers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Laridae

Loons

Order: Gaviiformes   Family: Gaviidae

Northern storm-petrels

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae

Shearwaters and petrels

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Procellariidae

Storks

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ciconiidae

Gannets

Order: Suliformes   Family: Sulidae

Cormorants and shags

Order: Suliformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelicans

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Pelecanidae

Bitterns, herons, and egrets

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Ardeidae

Ibises and spoonbills

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Threskiornithidae

Osprey

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Pandionidae

Hawks, kites, and eagles

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Accipitridae

Barn-owls

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Tytonidae

Typical owls

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Strigidae

Hoopoes

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Upupidae

Kingfishers

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Alcedinidae

Bee-eaters

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Meropidae

Rollers

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Coraciidae

Woodpeckers

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Falcons

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae

Old World parrots

Order: Psittaciformes   Family: Psittaculidae

Shrikes

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Laniidae

Old World orioles

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Oriolidae

Magpies, jays, ravens, and crows

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Corvidae

Bearded reedling

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Panuridae

Larks

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Alaudidae

Swallows and martins

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Hirundinidae

Tits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paridae

Penduline-tits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Remizidae

Long-tailed tits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Aegithalidae

Nuthatches

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sittidae

Wallcreeper

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tichodromidae

Treecreepers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Certhiidae

Wrens

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Troglodytidae

Dippers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cinclidae

Kinglets

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Regulidae

Bush warblers and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Scotocercidae

Leaf warblers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Phylloscopidae

Reed warblers and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Acrocephalidae

Grassbirds and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Locustellidae

Cisticolas

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cisticolidae

Old World warblers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sylviidae

Old World flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae

Thrushes and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Turdidae

Starlings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sturnidae

Accentors

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Prunellidae

Wagtails and pipits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae

Waxwings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Bombycillidae

Finches and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Fringillidae

Longspurs and snow buntings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Calcariidae

Old World buntings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Emberizidae

Old World sparrows

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Passeridae

References

  1. ^ "List of the Birds of Greece". Hellenic Ornithological Society. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "List of the Rare Birds of Greece". Hellenic Ornithological Society. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/ August 14, 2018

See also

Fauna of Greece

See

List of birds of Greece

List of mammals of Greece

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recognition
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