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Ceuta and Melilla

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Ceuta and Melilla , 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Ceuta and Melilla [map]

Number of species: 313
Number of introduced species: 4
Last modified: 2021-05-01
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Greylag GooseAnser anserRare/Accidental
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
SmewMergellus albellus
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostris
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Muscovy DuckCairina moschataIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Red-necked NightjarCaprimulgus ruficollis
European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
White-rumped SwiftApus caffer
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental
Plain SwiftApus unicolor
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Western Water RailRallus aquaticus
CorncrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Allen's GallinulePorphyrio alleniRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Little BustardTetrax tetrax

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Great Northern DiverGavia immerRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-petrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-petrelHydrobates pelagicus
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhous

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Sooty ShearwaterArdenna grisea
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravis
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris borealis
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan
Audubon's ShearwaterPuffinus lherminieri

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Northern Bald IbisGeronticus eremitaIntroduced species
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelis
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Slender-billed CurlewNumenius tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
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 temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
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 stagnatilis
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Turnicidae

Common ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica
RazorbillAlca torda
Common GuillemotUria aalge

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus
Great SkuaStercorarius skua

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii
Mew GullLarus canus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Royal TernThalasseus maximusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleus
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterus
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Rüppell's VultureGyps rueppelliRare/Accidental
Griffon VultureGyps fulvus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachus
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaRare/Accidental
Spanish Imperial EagleAquila adalberti
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctua
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Marsh OwlAsio capensisRare/Accidental
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Desert Eagle OwlBubo ascalaphusRare/Accidental

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Levaillant's WoodpeckerPicus vaillantiiRare/Accidental
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachusIntroduced species

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Malaconotidae

Black-crowned TchagraTchagra senegalus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Alpine ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
Common RavenCorvus corax
Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Carrion CrowCorvus coroneRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Eurasian Rock SparrowPetronia petronia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus
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
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Citril FinchCarduelis citrinella
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Striated BuntingFringillaria striolataRare/Accidental
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus
Little BuntingSchoeniclus pusillusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Crested TitLophophanes cristatus
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Canary Islands TitCyanistes teneriffae
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Thekla LarkGalerida theklae
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaRare/Accidental
Isabelline WarblerIduna opaca
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicola
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Common BulbulPycnonotus barbatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Western Bonelli's WarblerRhadina bonelli
Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrix
Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Iberian ChiffchaffPhylloscopus ibericus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Western Orphean WarblerCurruca hortensis
Western Subalpine WarblerCurruca inornata
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata
Dartford WarblerCurruca undata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Eurasian FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla
Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Spotless StarlingSturnus unicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
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
Moussier's RedstartPhoenicurus moussieriRare/Accidental
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Black WheatearOenanthe leucura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus

 

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