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Lebanon

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Lebanon , 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 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions). 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Lebanon [map]

Number of species: 401
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2020-03-01
Last modified: 2021-05-01
See also: http://www.wildlebanon.org/en/pages/advanced/a_checklist_birdsofleb.pdf
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PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaRare/Accidental
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Greater ShearwaterPuffinus gravisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusRare/Accidental
Levantine ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensRare/Accidental
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Pygmy CormorantPhalacrocorax pygmaeus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae

Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Great BitternBotaurus stellaris

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
CICONIIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Mute SwanCygnus olorRare/Accidental
Bean GooseAnser fabalisRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian TealAnas crecca
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedula
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisRare/Accidental
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous PochardAythya nyroca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorRare/Accidental
Common MerganserMergus merganserRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisIntroduced species
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Accipitridae

European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Black-shouldered KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental
LammergeierGypaetus barbatusRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachus
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Western Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
Lesser Spotted EagleAquila pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleAquila clanga
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensis
Imperial EagleAquila heliaca
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Verreaux's EagleAquila verreauxiiRare/Accidental
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciatus
Booted EagleAquila pennatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Saker FalconFalco cherrug
Barbary FalconFalco pelegrinoidesRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Rock PartridgeAlectoris graecaIntroduced species
ChukarAlectoris chukar
Sand PartridgeAmmoperdix heyiRare/Accidental
Black FrancolinFrancolinus francolinusRare/Accidental
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo
Common CraneGrus grus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Corn CrakeCrex crex
Little CrakePorzana parva
Baillon's CrakePorzana pusilla
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaRare/Accidental
Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiRare/Accidental
Little BustardTetrax tetraxRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Dromadidae

Crab PloverDromas ardeolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanni

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Spur-winged PloverVanellus spinosus
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricaria
Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Snowy PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Greater SandploverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Great SnipeGallinago media
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
DunlinCalidris alpina
Broad-billed SandpiperLimicola falcinellus
RuffPhilomachus pugnax
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

White-eyed GullLarus leucophthalmusRare/Accidental
Sooty GullLarus hemprichiiRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canus
Audouin's GullLarus audouinii
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Heuglin's GullLarus heuglini
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Armenian GullLarus armenicusRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Great Black-headed GullLarus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundus
Slender-billed GullLarus genei
Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalus
Little GullLarus minutus
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Sternidae

Gull-billed TernSterna niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernSterna caspiaRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernSterna bengalensisRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis
Common TernSterna hirundo
Little TernSterna albifrons
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridus
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchataRare/Accidental
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Stock PigeonColumba oenasRare/Accidental
Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus
Eurasian Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaRare/Accidental
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Dideric CuckooChrysococcyx capriusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

European Scops-OwlOtus scops
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo buboRare/Accidental
Brown Fish-OwlKetupa zeylonensisRare/Accidental
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Little OwlAthene noctua
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusExtirpated
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Upupidae

HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos medius
Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopos syriacus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cincturus
Desert LarkAmmomanes desertiRare/Accidental
Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipesRare/Accidental
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata
Black LarkMelanocorypha yeltoniensis
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Lesser Short-toed LarkCalandrella rufescens
Dunn's LarkEremalauda dunniRare/Accidental
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgulaRare/Accidental
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Temminck's LarkEremophila bilophaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Common House-MartinDelichon urbica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

White WagtailMotacilla alba
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Long-billed PipitAnthus similis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

White-spectacled BulbulPycnonotus xanthopygos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
FirecrestRegulus ignicapillusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Winter WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collarisRare/Accidental
Siberian AccentorPrunella montanellaRare/Accidental
Radde's AccentorPrunella ocularisRare/Accidental
DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurusRare/Accidental
Dark-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollisRare/Accidental
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis
Streaked Scrub-WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaRare/Accidental
Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisRare/Accidental
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Eurasian Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Great Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Booted WarblerHippolais caligataRare/Accidental
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerHippolais pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Plain Leaf-WarblerPhylloscopus neglectusRare/Accidental
Eastern Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus orientalis
Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloidesRare/Accidental
BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostris
Rueppell's WarblerSylvia rueppelli
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillans
Sardinian WarblerSylvia melanocephala
Cyprus WarblerSylvia melanothorax
Menetries's WarblerSylvia mystacea
Spectacled WarblerSylvia conspicillata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurusRare/Accidental
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maura
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
White-tailed WheatearOenanthe leucopygaRare/Accidental
Hooded WheatearOenanthe monachaRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschii
Variable WheatearOenanthe picataRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Cyprus WheatearOenanthe cypriacaRare/Accidental
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paradoxornithidae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Sombre TitPoecile lugubris
Coal TitPeriparus ater
Great TitParus major
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea
Rock NuthatchSitta neumayer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tichodromidae

WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline-TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Nectariniidae

Palestine SunbirdCinnyris oseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Rufous-tailed ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor
Southern Gray ShrikeLanius meridionalisRare/Accidental
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica picaRare/Accidental
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Yellow-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental
Carrion CrowCorvus coroneRare/Accidental
Common RavenCorvus corax
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common MynaAcridotheres tristisIntroduced species
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental
European StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineracea
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare/Accidental
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinusRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GreenfinchCarduelis chloris
Eurasian SiskinCarduelis spinus
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Eurasian LinnetCarduelis cannabina
Fire-fronted SerinSerinus pusillus
European SerinSerinus serinus
Syrian SerinSerinus syriacus
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Crimson-winged FinchRhodopechys sanguinea
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githaginea
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoleta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Dead Sea SparrowPasser moabiticusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusRare/Accidental
Chestnut-shouldered PetroniaPetronia xanthocollisRare/Accidental
Rock PetroniaPetronia petronia
Pale RockfinchCarpospiza brachydactyla

 

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