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This checklist includes all bird species found in Luxembourg , 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: Luxembourg [map]
Number of species: 323
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of introduced species: 9
Date last reviewed: 2015-04-14
See also: http://www.luxnatur.lu/lnv0051.htm

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Brent GooseBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisIntroduced species
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicusIntroduced species
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchusRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaRare/Accidental
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaIntroduced species
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaIntroduced species
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaRare/Accidental
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Northern Hazel GrouseTetrastes bonasia
Eurasian Black GrouseLyrurus tetrixRare/Accidental
Grey PartridgePerdix perdix

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaRare/Accidental
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Western Water RailRallus aquaticus
CorncrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Little CrakeZapornia parvaRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Little BustardTetrax tetraxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great BustardOtis tardaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellataRare/Accidental
Black-throated DiverGavia arcticaRare/Accidental
Great Northern DiverGavia immerRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental Critically endangered

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Mew GullLarus canus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisRare/Accidental
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental Endangered
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicusRare/Accidental
White-backed VultureGyps africanusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Griffon VultureGyps fulvusRare/Accidental
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental
Red KiteMilvus milvusNear-threatened
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Hawk OwlSurnia ululaRare/Accidental
Little OwlAthene noctua
Tengmalm's OwlAegolius funereus
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scopsRare/Accidental
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Grey-headed WoodpeckerPicus canus
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martius
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minor
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos medius
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Saker FalconFalco cherrugRare/Accidental Endangered
GyrfalconFalco rusticolusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minorRare/Accidental
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Common RavenCorvus corax
Carrion CrowCorvus corone

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collarisRare/Accidental
Siberian AccentorPrunella montanellaRare/Accidental
DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisNear-threatened
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchErythrina erythrinaRare/Accidental
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Parrot CrossbillLoxia pytyopsittacus
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza ciaRare/Accidental
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare/Accidental
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusRare/Accidental
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Crested TitLophophanes cristatus
Marsh TitPoecile palustris
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Horned LarkEremophila alpestrisRare/Accidental
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesRare/Accidental
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisRare/Accidental
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligataRare/Accidental
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumRare/Accidental
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Western Bonelli's WarblerRhadina bonelliRare/Accidental
Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrix
Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental
Pallas's Leaf WarblerAbrornis proregulusRare/Accidental
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Radde's WarblerPhylloscopus schwarziRare/Accidental
Arctic WarblerSeicercus borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cettiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoriaRare/Accidental
Western Orphean WarblerCurruca hortensisRare/Accidental
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Eurasian FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla
Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea
WallcreeperTichodroma murariaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollisRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatusRare/Accidental
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus

 

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