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This checklist includes all bird species found in Santa Cruz de Tenerife , 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 Clements, version 2017. 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: Santa Cruz de Tenerife [map]
Description: Province of Santa Cruz, including the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma
Number of species: 340
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 7
Date last reviewed: 2017-12-05
Last modified: 2018-02-16
See also: http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/medioambiente/piac/temas/biodiversidad/mas-informacion/lista-especies-terrestres.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anserRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
American Black DuckAnas rubripesRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisVulnerable
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Arctic LoonGavia arcticaRare/Accidental
Common LoonGavia immerRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Fea's PetrelPterodroma feaeRare/Accidental
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cape Verde ShearwaterCalonectris edwardsiiNear-threatened
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusCritically endangered
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroli
Boyd's ShearwaterPuffinus boydiRare/Accidental
Tropical ShearwaterPuffinus bailloni

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
White-faced Storm-PetrelPelagodroma marina
European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelOceanodroma castro

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmiiRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Green HeronButorides virescensRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusExtirpated Endangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicusRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciataRare/Accidental
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Red KiteMilvus milvusExtirpated Near-threatened
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Houbara BustardChlamydotis undulataExtirpated Vulnerable

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Water RailRallus aquaticusRare/Accidental
African CrakeCrecopsis egregiaRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaRare/Accidental
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricariaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritimaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental
South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormickiRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

DovekieAlle alleRare/Accidental
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalusRare/Accidental
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescensRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus
Bolle's PigeonColumba bolliiEndemic (country/region)
Laurel PigeonColumba junoniaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
African Collared-DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaIntroduced species
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

European Scops-OwlOtus scops
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minorRare/Accidental
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apus
Plain SwiftApus unicolor
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachusIntroduced species
Nanday ParakeetAratinga nendayIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusRare/Accidental
Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalis
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedulaRare/Accidental
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cincturaRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

African Blue TitCyanistes teneriffae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Canary Islands KingletRegulus teneriffaeEndemic (country/region)

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Canary Islands ChiffchaffPhylloscopus canariensisEndemic (country/region)
Iberian ChiffchaffPhylloscopus ibericus
Western Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus bonelli
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Western Olivaceous WarblerIduna opaca
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglottaRare/Accidental
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
African Reed WarblerAcrocephalus baeticatus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Common Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
African Desert WarblerSylvia desertiRare/Accidental
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia currucaRare/Accidental
Western Orphean WarblerSylvia hortensis
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans
Sardinian WarblerSylvia melanocephala
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis
Spectacled WarblerSylvia conspicillata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosRare/Accidental
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Fuerteventura StonechatSaxicola dacotiaeEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
White-crowned WheatearOenanthe leucopygaRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanicaRare/Accidental
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilarisRare/Accidental
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Berthelot's PipitAnthus berthelotii
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisNear-threatened
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaRare/Accidental
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare/Accidental
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
Blue ChaffinchFringilla teydeaEndemic (country/region)
BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Eurasian LinnetLinaria cannabina
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
European SerinSerinus serinusIntroduced species
Island CanarySerinus canaria
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Rock PetroniaPetronia petronia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 

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