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Lesbos

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Lesbos , 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: Lesbos [map]

Other names: Lesvos

Number of species: 343
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-03-23
Last modified: 2021-03-13
See also: http://lesvosbirding.com/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anserRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca streperaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Eurasian TealAnas crecca
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaRare/Accidental
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
SmewMergellus albellusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Stock DoveColumba oenasRare/Accidental
Common Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensisRare/Accidental
Namaqua DoveOena capensisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Little CrakeZapornia parva

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgoRare/Accidental
Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Stone-curlewBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurusRare/Accidental
European Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Mew GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Armenian GullLarus armenicusRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Little TernSternula albifrons
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Black-throated LoonGavia arctica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm PetrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

Western OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Crested Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Griffon VultureGyps fulvusRare/Accidental
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachus
Short-toed Snake EagleCircaetus gallicus
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosRare/Accidental
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Common BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Western Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctua
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
Tawny OwlStrix alucoRare/Accidental

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocoptes medius

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroidesRare/Accidental
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitorRare/Accidental
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Spotted NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactesRare/Accidental
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxRare/Accidental
Western JackdawColoeus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Northern RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline TitRemiz pendulinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

WoodlarkLullula arborea
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Common House MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cettiidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Eastern Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus orientalis
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental
Pallas's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus proregulusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglottaRare/Accidental
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Common Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostris
Menetries's WarblerCurruca mystaceaRare/Accidental
Rüppell's WarblerCurruca ruppeli
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillans
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Common FirecrestRegulus ignicapillaRare/Accidental
GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Krüper's NuthatchSitta krueperi
Western Rock NuthatchSitta neumayer
Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRare/Accidental
Common BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous-tailed Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalisRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurusRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Western Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanicaRare/Accidental
Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleuca
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusRare/Accidental
Rock SparrowPetronia petronia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaRare/Accidental
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinusRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostraRare/Accidental
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Red-fronted SerinSerinus pusillusRare/Accidental
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaRare/Accidental
Rock BuntingEmberiza ciaRare/Accidental
Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineracea
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureolaRare/Accidental
Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Common Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus

 

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