List of Birds of Greece

List Of Birds Of Greece

This is a list of the bird species recorded in Greece. The avifauna of Greece includes a total of 442 species, of which four have not been recorded since 1950, and two have been introduced by humans.

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of the Hellenic Ornithological Society (Ελληνική Ορνιθολογική Εταιρεία).

The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories. The commonly occurring, native, species do not fall into any of these categories.

  • (A) Species that have occurred naturally in Greece since 1 January 1950. Species marked with a * are rare in Greece; reports of these 123 species require submission to the Hellenic Rarities Committee.
  • (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 man.


Table of contents

Non-passerines: Swans, Geese and Ducks . Grouse . Pheasants and Partridges . Divers . Grebes . Shearwaters and Petrels . Storm-petrels . Gannets . Cormorants . Pelicans . Bitterns, Herons and Egrets . Storks . Ibises and Spoonbills . Flamingos . Kites, Hawks and Eagles . Osprey . Falcons . Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots . Cranes . Bustards . Oystercatchers . Avocets and Stilts . Thick-knees . Pratincoles and Coursers . Plovers and Lapwings . Sandpipers and allies . Skuas . Gulls . Terns . Sandgrouse . Pigeons and Doves . Parrots . Cuckoos . Barn owls . Typical owls . Nightjars . Swifts . Kingfishers . Bee-eaters . Rollers . Hoopoes . Woodpeckers .

Passerines: Larks . Swallows and Martins . Pipits and Wagtails . Waxwings . Dippers . Wrens . Accentors . Thrushes and allies . Old World warblers . Old World flycatchers . Parrotbills . Long-tailed tits . Tits . Nuthatches . Wallcreeper . Treecreepers . Penduline tits . Old World Orioles . Shrikes . Magpies, Jays and Crows . Starlings . Sparrows . Finches . Buntings .

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Read more about List Of Birds Of Greece:  Swans, Geese and Ducks, Grouse, Pheasants and Partridges, Divers, Grebes, Shearwaters and Petrels, Storm-petrels, Gannets, Cormorants, Pelicans, Bitterns, Herons and Egrets, Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills, Flamingos, Hawks, Kites and Eagles, Osprey, Falcons, Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots, Cranes, Bustards, Oystercatchers, Avocets and Stilts, Thick-knees, Pratincoles and Coursers, Plovers and Lapwings, Sandpipers and Allies, Skuas, Gulls, Terns, Sandgrouse, Pigeons and Doves, Parrots, Cuckoos, Barn Owls, Typical Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Rollers, Hoopoes, Woodpeckers and Allies, Larks, Swallows and Martins, Pipits and Wagtails, Waxwings, Dippers, Wrens, Accentors, Thrushes and Allies, Old World Warblers, Old World Flycatchers, Parrotbills, Long-tailed Tits, Tits, Nuthatches, Wallcreeper, Treecreepers, Penduline Tits, Old World Orioles, Shrikes, Magpies, Jays, Ravens and Crows, Starlings, Sparrows, Finches, Buntings

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