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This checklist includes all bird species found in Gaza Strip , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Gaza Strip [map]
Number of species: 178
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Number of introduced species: 1

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar
Sand PartridgeAmmoperdix heyi

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Spotted SandgrousePterocles senegallus
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Western Water RailRallus aquaticus
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Little BustardTetrax tetraxNear-threatened
Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Mew GullLarus canus
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Common TernSterna hirundo
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaExtirpated Vulnerable
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosusExtirpated
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctua
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo
Desert Eagle OwlBubo ascalaphus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopos syriacus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
Sooty FalconFalco concolorNear-threatened
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Turkestan ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Common RavenCorvus corax
Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Palestine SunbirdCinnyris osea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Rock SparrowPetronia petronia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisNear-threatened
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Striated BuntingFringillaria striolata
Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephala
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Temminck's LarkEremophila bilopha
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Pale Crag MartinPtyonoprogne obsoleta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

White-spectacled BulbulPycnonotus xanthopygos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusIntroduced species
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Asian Desert WarblerCurruca nana
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Cyprus WarblerCurruca melanothorax
Ménétries's WarblerCurruca mystacea
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillans
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Arabian BabblerArgya squamiceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris

 

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