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This checklist includes all bird species found in Moldova , 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 2018. 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: Moldova [map]

Number of species: 318
Number of globally threatened species: 14
Last modified: 2018-06-10
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anserGrågås
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsTundragås
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusDverggåsVulnerable
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisRødhalsgåsVulnerable
Mute SwanCygnus olorKnoppsvane
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusDvergsvane
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusSangsvane
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRustand
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaGravand
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataMandarinandRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaKnekkand
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataSkjeand
GadwallMareca streperaSnadderand
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeBrunnakke
MallardAnas platyrhynchosStokkand
Northern PintailAnas acutaStjertand
Green-winged TealAnas creccaKrikkand
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRødhodeand
Common PochardAythya ferinaTaffelandVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaHvitøyeandNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaToppand
Greater ScaupAythya marilaBergand
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaKvinand
SmewMergellus albellusLappfiskand
Common MerganserMergus merganserLaksand
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serratorSiland

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnixVaktel
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusFasan
Gray PartridgePerdix perdixRapphøne
Hazel GrouseTetrastes bonasiaJerpe

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisDvergdykker
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusHorndykkerVulnerable
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaGråstrupedykker
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatusToppdykker
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisSvarthalsdykker

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaKlippedue (Domestisert: Bydue)
Stock DoveColumba oenasSkogdue
Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbusRingdue
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturTurteldueVulnerable
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoTyrkerdue

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaStortrappeVulnerable

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusSkjæregjøk
Common CuckooCuculus canorusGjøk

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusNattravn

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melbaAlpeseiler
Common SwiftApus apusTårnseiler

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticusVannrikse
Corn CrakeCrex crexÅkerrikse
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaMyrrikse
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusSivhøne
Eurasian CootFulica atraSothøne
Little CrakeZapornia parvaSumprikse
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaDvergrikse

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgoJomfrutrane
Common CraneGrus grusTrane

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemusTriel

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusStylteløper
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosettaAvosett

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusTjeld

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaTundralo
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricariaHeilo
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusVipeNear-threatened
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusHvitbrystlo
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaSandlo
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusDverglo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Slender-billed CurlewNumenius tenuirostrisSmalnebbspoveRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataStorspoveNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaLappspoveNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaSvarthalespoveNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresSteinvender
RuffCalidris pugnaxBrushane
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusFjellmyrløper
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaTundrasnipeNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiTemmincksnipe
SanderlingCalidris albaSandløper
DunlinCalidris alpinaMyrsnipe
Little StintCalidris minutaDvergsnipe
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusKvartbekkasin
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRugde
Great SnipeGallinago mediaDobbeltbekkasinNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinagoEnkeltbekkasin
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusTereksnipe
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusSvømmesnipeRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucosStrandsnipe
Green SandpiperTringa ochropusSkogsnipe
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusSotsnipe
Common GreenshankTringa nebulariaGluttsnipe
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisDamsnipe
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaGrønnstilk
Common RedshankTringa totanusRødstilk

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaBrakksvale
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniSteppebrakksvaleNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusTyvjo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiSmalnebbmåke
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundusHettemåke
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusDvergmåke
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalusSvartehavsmåke
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusSteppemåkeRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canusFiskemåke
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisGulbeinmåke
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansKaspimåke
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusSildemåke
Little TernSternula albifronsDvergterne
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaSandterne
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRovterne
Black TernChlidonias nigerSvartterne
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusHvitvingesvartterne
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaHvitkinnsvartterne
Common TernSterna hirundoMakrellterne
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensisSplitterne

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellataSmålom
Arctic LoonGavia arcticaStorlom

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedeaGulnebblire
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouanMiddelhavslireVulnerable

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigraSvartstork
White StorkCiconia ciconiaStork

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmeusDvergskarv
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboStorskarv
European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelisToppskarv

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusHvitpelikan
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusKrøllpelikanNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellarisRørdrum
Little BitternIxobrychus minutusDvergrørdrum
Gray HeronArdea cinereaGråhegre
Purple HeronArdea purpureaPurpurhegre
Great EgretArdea albaEgretthegre
Little EgretEgretta garzettaSilkehegre
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesTopphegre
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxNatthegre

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusBronseibis
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaSkjestork

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetusFiskeørn

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusÅtselgribbEndangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusVepsevåk
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusMunkegribbNear-threatened
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvusGåsegribb
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicusSlangeørn
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaSmåskrikørn
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaStorskrikørnVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusDvergørn
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisSteppeørnEndangered
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaKeiserørnVulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosKongeørn
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciataHaukørn
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosusSivhauk
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusMyrhauk
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusSteppehaukNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusEnghauk
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipesBalkanhauk
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisusSpurvehauk
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisHønsehauk
Red KiteMilvus milvusGlenteNear-threatened
Black KiteMilvus migransSvartglente
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaHavørn
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopusFjellvåk
Common BuzzardButeo buteoMusvåk
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusØrnvåk

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto albaTårnugle

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scopsDverghornugle
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo buboHubro
Little OwlAthene noctuaKirkeugle
Tawny OwlStrix alucoKattugle
Long-eared OwlAsio otusHornugle
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusJordugle

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epopsHærfugl

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisIsfugl

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterBieter

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusBlåråke

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquillaVendehals
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocoptes mediusMellomspett
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotosHvitryggspett
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos majorFlaggspett
Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopos syriacusSyriaspett
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDryobates minorDvergspett
Gray-headed WoodpeckerPicus canusGråspett
Eurasian Green WoodpeckerPicus viridisGrønnspett
Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martiusSvartspett

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRødfalk
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculusTårnfalk
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusAftenfalkNear-threatened
MerlinFalco columbariusDvergfalk
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteoLerkefalk
Saker FalconFalco cherrugTartarfalkEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusVandrefalk

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioTornskate
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitorVarsler
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minorRosenvarsler
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicusHvitpannevarsler
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRødhodevarsler

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusPirol

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandariusNøtteskrike
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactesNøttekråke
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedulaKaie
RookCorvus frugilegusKornkråke
Carrion CrowCorvus coroneSvartkråke
Hooded CrowCorvus cornixKråke
Common RavenCorvus coraxRavn

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicusSkjeggmeis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestrisFjellerke
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaDverglerke
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraKalanderlerke
Black LarkMelanocorypha yeltoniensisSvartlerkeRare/Accidental
Dupont's LarkChersophilus dupontiNattlerkeNear-threatened
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescensflekkdverglerke
Wood LarkLullula arboreaTrelerke
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisSanglerke
Crested LarkGalerida cristataTopplerke

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaSandsvale
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestrisKlippesvale
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaLåvesvale
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaAmursvale
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumTaksvale

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus aterSvartmeis
Crested TitLophophanes cristatusToppmeis
Sombre TitPoecile lugubrisBalkanmeis
Marsh TitPoecile palustrisLøvmeis
Willow TitPoecile montanusGranmeis
Eurasian Blue TitCyanistes caeruleusBlåmeis
Great TitParus majorKjøttmeis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline-TitRemiz pendulinusPungmeis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatusStjertmeis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaeaSpettmeis
Western Rock NuthatchSitta neumayerKlippespettmeis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tichodromidae

WallcreeperTichodroma murariaMurkryper

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiarisTrekryper
Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactylaKortklotrekryper

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytesGjerdesmett

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclusFossekall

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulusFuglekonge
Common FirecrestRegulus ignicapillaRødtoppfuglekonge

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cettiCettisanger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrixBøksanger
Eastern Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus orientalisFurusanger
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusLøvsanger
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaGransanger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaBleksanger
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorumOlivensanger
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaGulsanger
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaVannsangerVulnerable
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonTamarisksanger
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenusSivsanger
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisMyrsanger
Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceusRørsanger
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceusTrostesanger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolataStripesanger
Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisElvesanger
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesSumpsanger
Common Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella naeviaGresshoppesanger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisCistussanger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaMunk
Garden WarblerSylvia borinHagesanger
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoriaHauksanger
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia currucaMøller
Eastern Orphean WarblerSylvia crassirostrisSultansangerRare/Accidental
Subalpine WarblerSylvia cantillansRødstrupesanger
Sardinian WarblerSylvia melanocephalaSvarthodesanger
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communisTornsanger

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataGråfluesnapper
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotesHekkskvett
European RobinErithacus rubeculaRødstrupe
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaNattergal
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosSørnattergal
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaBlåstrupe
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaDvergfluesnapper
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleucaSvarthvit Fluesnapper
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollisHalsbåndfluesnapper
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusRødstjert
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosSvartrødstjert
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilisSteintrost
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusBlåtrost
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraBuskskvett
European StonechatSaxicola rubicolaSvartstrupe
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheSteinskvett
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaSvartstrupesteinskvett
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanicaMiddelhavssteinskvett
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaIsabellasteinskvett

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorusDuetrost
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosMåltrost
RedwingTurdus iliacusRødvingetrostNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaSvarttrost
FieldfareTurdus pilarisGråtrost
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRingtrost

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisStær
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRosenstær

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularisJernspurv

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaVintererle
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flavaGulerle
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaSitronerleRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla albaLinerle
Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisMarkpiplerke
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisHeipiplerkeNear-threatened
Tree PipitAnthus trivialisTrepiplerke
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusLappiplerkeRare/Accidental
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaVannpiplerke

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusSidensvans

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsBokfink
BramblingFringilla montifringillaBjørkefink
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesKjernebiter
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaDompap
European GreenfinchChloris chlorisGrønnfink
Eurasian LinnetLinaria cannabinaTornirisk
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaGråsisik
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostraGrankorsnebb
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisStillits
European SerinSerinus serinusGulirisk
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinusGrønnsisik

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaSvarthodespurv
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandraKornspurv
Rock BuntingEmberiza ciaKlippespurv
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlusHekkspurv
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaGulspurv
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaHortulan
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclusSivspurv

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusGråspurv
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensisMiddelhavsspurv
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusPilfink
Pale RockfinchCarpospiza brachydactylaBleksteinspurv

 

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