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

Other names: Kordestān, Kurdistan, Kurdistan Province

Number of species: 338
Number of globally threatened species: 14
Date last reviewed: 2021-12-29
Last modified: 2022-07-25
See also: http://iranbirdrecords.ir/page/Kordestan
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaEndangered
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisVulnerable
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
SmewMergellus albellus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisVulnerable
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukar
See-see PartridgeAmmoperdix griseogularis
Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus
Grey PartridgePerdix perdix

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba livia
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Little SwiftApus affinis
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
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgo
Common CraneGrus grus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaVulnerable
Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus

 
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
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusCritically endangered
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus
Mew GullLarus canus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Armenian GullLarus armenicus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
White-cheeked TernSterna repressa

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Griffon VultureGyps fulvus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusNear-threatened
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisEndangered
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Little OwlAthene noctua
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minor
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos medius
Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopos syriacus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Turkestan ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Bay-backed ShrikeLanius vittatus
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Alpine ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Common RavenCorvus corax
Carrion CrowCorvus corone

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collarisRare/Accidental
DunnockPrunella modularis
Radde's AccentorPrunella ocularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Pale Rock SparrowCarpospiza brachydactyla
Eurasian Rock SparrowPetronia petronia
Chestnut-shouldered Bush SparrowGymnoris xanthocollis
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
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 erythrina
Crimson-winged FinchRhodopechys sanguineus
Mongolian FinchEremopsaltria mongolica
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoleta
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
European SerinSerinus serinusRare/Accidental
Red-fronted SerinSerinus pusillus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephala
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Grey-necked BuntingEmberiza buchanani
Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineraceaNear-threatened
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalos
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Sombre TitPoecile lugubris
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus
Black-headed Penduline TitRemiz macronyx

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescens
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioidesRare/Accidental
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisRare/Accidental
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naeviaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

White-eared BulbulPycnonotus leucotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Eastern Bonelli's WarblerRhadina orientalisRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus lorenzii
Plain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus neglectus
Green Leaf WarblerSeicercus nitidus
Greenish Leaf WarblerSeicercus trochiloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Streaked Scrub WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Asian Desert WarblerCurruca nana
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria
Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostris
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Ménétries's WarblerCurruca mystacea
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Scrub BabblerArgya caudata
Iraq BabblerArgya altirostris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea
Western Rock NuthatchSitta neumayer
Eastern Rock NuthatchSitta tephronota
WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
White-throated IraniaIrania gutturalis
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semi-collared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Hume's WheatearOenanthe albonigra
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschii
Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe chrysopygia
Kurdish WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymna

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularis

 

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