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Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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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 2015. 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: 292
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 22
Date last reviewed: 2013-01-22
See also: http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/medioambiente/piac/temas/biodiversidad/mas-informacion/lista-especies-terrestres.html

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalis
Graylag GooseAnser anserRare/Accidental
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicusIntroduced species
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Black SwanCygnus atratusIntroduced species
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americana
American Black DuckAnas rubripesRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeataRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatusRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagrisIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa
Barbary PartridgeAlectoris barbara
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Arctic LoonGavia arcticaRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Fea's PetrelPterodroma feaeRare/Accidental
Soft-plumaged PetrelPterodroma mollisRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouanVulnerable
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroli

 
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

White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificensRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Red-footed BoobySula sulaRare/Accidental
Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritusRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmiiRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolorRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusExtirpated Endangered
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicusRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusRare/Accidental
Northern 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

African CrakeCrecopsis egregiaRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/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 vanellus
Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatusRare/Accidental
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
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
Western SandpiperCalidris mauriRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicataRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
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

Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalusRare/Accidental
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouiniiNear-threatened
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
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougallii
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: 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: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
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
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Barbary FalconFalco pelegrinoides

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Cacatuidae

CockatielNymphicus hollandicusIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatusIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Senegal ParrotPoicephalus senegalusIntroduced species
Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachusIntroduced species
Yellow-crowned ParrotAmazona ochrocephalaIntroduced species
Nanday ParakeetAratinga nendayIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor
Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalis
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cincturaRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Lesser Short-toed LarkCalandrella rufescens
Sky LarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Eurasian Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
African Blue TitCyanistes teneriffae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusIntroduced species

 
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
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglottaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Common Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Moussier's RedstartPhoenicurus moussieriRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosRare/Accidental
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
White-tailed WheatearOenanthe leucopygaRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Long-tailed Glossy StarlingLamprotornis caudatusRare/Accidental
Purple StarlingLamprotornis purpureusIntroduced species

 
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 pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
Blue ChaffinchFringilla teydeaEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Eurasian LinnetCarduelis cannabina
European SerinSerinus serinusIntroduced species
Island CanarySerinus canaria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Southern Red BishopEuplectes orixIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Orange-cheeked WaxbillEstrilda melpodaIntroduced species
Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species
Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaIntroduced species

 

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