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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 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: Lesbos [map]

Number of species: 344
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-03-23
Last modified: 2018-11-24
See also: http://lesvosbirding.com/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

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

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandarius
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgoRare/Accidental
Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellata
Black-throated DiverGavia arctica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-petrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
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
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosus
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
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
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental Endangered
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Griffon VultureGyps fulvusRare/Accidental
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusNear-threatened
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental
Red KiteMilvus milvusNear-threatened
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
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 flammeusRare/Accidental
Tawny OwlStrix alucoRare/Accidental
Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos medius

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxRare/Accidental
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental
Common RavenCorvus corax
Carrion CrowCorvus corone

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephala
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza ciaRare/Accidental
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia
Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineraceaNear-threatened
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinellaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus
Little BuntingSchoeniclus pusillusRare/Accidental
Yellow-breasted BuntingSchoeniclus aureolusRare/Accidental Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescensRare/Accidental
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languidaRare/Accidental
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglottaRare/Accidental
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
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: Phylloscopidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Eurasian FirecrestRegulus ignicapillaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
White-throated IraniaIrania gutturalisRare/Accidental
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semi-collared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurusRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRare/Accidental
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschiiRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRare/Accidental

 

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