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Fuerteventura

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Fuerteventura , 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 IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1. 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: Fuerteventura [map]

Number of species: 319
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 7
Date last reviewed: 2020-01-26
Last modified: 2021-03-13
See also: http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/medioambiente/piac/temas/biodiversidad/mas-informacion/lista-especies-terrestres/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Brant GooseBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anserRare/Accidental
Taiga Bean GooseAnser fabalisRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaRare/Accidental
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Eurasian TealAnas crecca
Green-winged TealAnas carolinensisRare/Accidental
Marbled DuckMarmaronetta angustirostrisRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Lesser ScaupAythya affinisRare/Accidental
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Red-necked NightjarCaprimulgus ruficollisRare/Accidental
European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeusRare/Accidental
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptiusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental
Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Plain SwiftApus unicolor
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwiftApus cafferRare/Accidental

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Houbara BustardChlamydotis undulata

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Common Wood PigeonColumba palumbusRare/Accidental
Laurel PigeonColumba junoniaeEndemic (country/region)
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
African Collared DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaIntroduced species
Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticusRare/Accidental
Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzanaRare/Accidental
Lesser MoorhenParagallinula angulataRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental
Little CrakeZapornia parvaRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental
Lesser FlamingoPhoeniconaias minorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Canary Islands OystercatcherHaematopus meadewaldoiEndemic (country/region)
Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
European Golden PloverPluvialis apricariaRare/Accidental
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolusRare/Accidental
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckiiRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritimaRare/Accidental
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdiiRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Spotted SandpiperActitis maculariusRare/Accidental
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilisRare/Accidental
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalusRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Kelp GullLarus dominicanusRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Little TernSternula albifronsRare/Accidental
Sooty TernOnychoprion fuscatusRare/Accidental
Roseate TernSterna dougalliiRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybridaRare/Accidental
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skua
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaRare/Accidental

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereusRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Common LoonGavia immerRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental
White-faced Storm PetrelPelagodroma marina

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicus
Band-rumped Storm PetrelOceanodroma castro
Leach's Storm PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialisRare/Accidental
Fea's PetrelPterodroma feaeRare/Accidental
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusRare/Accidental
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroli
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental
White StorkCiconia ciconiaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carboRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusIntroduced species
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Dwarf BitternIxobrychus sturmiiRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloidesRare/Accidental
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

Western OspreyPandion haliaetusExtirpated

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatusRare/Accidental
Short-toed Snake EagleCircaetus gallicusRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusRare/Accidental
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargusRare/Accidental
Red KiteMilvus milvusRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migransRare/Accidental
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Western Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scopsRare/Accidental
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Abyssinian RollerCoracias abyssinicusRare/Accidental
European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquillaRare/Accidental
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusRare/Accidental
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachusIntroduced species
Nanday ParakeetAratinga nendayIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Northern RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

African Blue TitCyanistes teneriffae

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline TitRemiz pendulinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe-LarkAlaemon alaudipesRare/Accidental
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Mediterranean Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Brown-throated MartinRiparia paludicolaRare/Accidental
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestrisRare/Accidental
Common House MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Common Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca currucaRare/Accidental
Western Orphean WarblerCurruca hortensisRare/Accidental
African Desert WarblerCurruca desertiRare/Accidental
Tristram's WarblerCurruca deserticolaRare/Accidental
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Western Subalpine WarblerCurruca iberiae
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillans
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Common BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilarisRare/Accidental
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous-tailed Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotesRare/Accidental
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollisRare/Accidental
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilisRare/Accidental
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Canary Islands StonechatSaxicola dacotiaeEndemic
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaRare/Accidental
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental
Western Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanicaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Rock SparrowPetronia petronia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Common WaxbillEstrilda astrildIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensisRare/Accidental
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
Water PipitAnthus spinolettaRare/Accidental
European Rock PipitAnthus petrosus
Berthelot's PipitAnthus berthelotii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostraRare/Accidental
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
European SerinSerinus serinusRare/Accidental
Atlantic CanarySerinus canaria
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulanaRare/Accidental
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare/Accidental
Common Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental

 

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