List of Birds of Iraq

List Of Birds Of Iraq

This is a list of the bird species recorded in Iraq. The avifauna of Iraq includes a total of 415 species, of which 2 have been introduced by humans, and 13 are rare or accidental. 1 species listed is extirpated in Iraq and is not included in the species count. 14 species are globally threatened.

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Introduced and accidental species are included in the total counts for Iraq.

The following tags have been used to highlight certain relevant categories, but not all species fall into one of these categories. Those that do not are commonly occurring, native species.

  • (A) Accidental A species that rarely or accidentally occurs in Iraq.
  • (I) Introduced A species introduced to Iraq as a consequence, direct or indirect, of human actions.
  • (Ex) Extirpated A species that no longer occurs in Iraq although populations exist elsewhere.


Table of contents

Non-passerines: Grebes . Tropicbirds . Pelicans . Cormorants . Darters . Bitterns, Herons and Egrets . Hammerkop . Storks . Ibises and Spoonbills . Flamingos . Ducks, Geese and Swans . Osprey . Hawks, Kites and Eagles . Caracaras and Falcons . Pheasants and Partridges . Cranes . Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots . Bustards . Crab Plover . Oystercatchers . Avocets and Stilts . Thick-knees . Pratincoles and Coursers . Plovers and Lapwings . Sandpipers and allies . Skuas and Jaegers . Gulls . Terns . Sandgrouse . Pigeons and Doves . Parrots, Macaws and allies . Cuckoos and Anis . Barn owls . Typical owls . Nightjars . Swifts . Kingfishers . Bee-eaters . Typical Rollers . Hoopoes . Woodpeckers and allies .

Passerines: Larks . Swallows and Martins . Wagtails and Pipits . Bulbuls . Grey Hypocolius . Dippers . Wrens . Accentors . Thrushes and allies . Cisticolas and allies . Old World warblers . Old World flycatchers . Babblers . Long-tailed tits . Chickadees and Titmice . Nuthatches . Wallcreeper . Penduline tits . Old World Orioles . Shrikes . Crows, Jays, Ravens and Magpies . Starlings . Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and allies . Siskins, Crossbills and allies . Sparrows .

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Read more about List Of Birds Of Iraq:  Grebes, Tropicbirds, Pelicans, Cormorants, Darters, Bitterns, Herons and Egrets, Hammerkop, Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills, Flamingos, Ducks, Geese and Swans, Osprey, Hawks, Kites and Eagles, Caracaras and Falcons, Pheasants and Partridges, Cranes, Rails, Crakes, Gallinules, and Coots, Bustards, Crab Plover, Oystercatchers, Avocets and Stilts, Thick-knees, Pratincoles and Coursers, Plovers and Lapwings, Sandpipers and Allies, Skuas and Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, Sandgrouse, Pigeons and Doves, Parrots, Macaws and Allies, Cuckoos and Anis, Barn Owls, Typical Owls, Nightjars, Swifts, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Typical Rollers, Hoopoes, Woodpeckers and Allies, Larks, Swallows and Martins, Wagtails and Pipits, Bulbuls, Grey Hypocolius, Dippers, Wrens, Accentors, Thrushes and Allies, Cisticolas and Allies, Old World Warblers, Old World Flycatchers, Babblers, Long-tailed Tits, Chickadees and Titmice, Nuthatches, Wallcreeper, Penduline Tits, Old World Orioles, Shrikes, Crows, Jays, Ravens and Magpies, Starlings, Buntings, Sparrows, Seedeaters and Allies, Siskins, Crossbills and Allies, Sparrows

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