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Qatar

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

Number of species: 340
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2017-08-27
Last modified: 2019-12-22
See also: http://www.qatarbirds.org/list.htm
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STRUTHIONIFORMES: Struthionidae

Common OstrichStruthio camelus

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifronsRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaIntroduced species
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisRare/Accidental
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyroca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Asian Pygmy GooseNettapus coromandelianusRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Numididae

Vulturine GuineafowlAcryllium vulturinumRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus

 
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 oenasRare/Accidental
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto
African Collared DoveStreptopelia roseogriseaRare/Accidental
Laughing DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Zebra DoveGeopelia striata
Namaqua DoveOena capensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata

 
PHAETHONTIFORMES: Phaethontidae

Red-billed TropicbirdPhaethon aethereus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus
Egyptian NightjarCaprimulgus aegyptius

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Jacobin CuckooClamator jacobinusRare/Accidental
Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common KoelEudynamys scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Western Water RailRallus aquaticusRare/Accidental
CorncrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Little CrakeZapornia parvaRare/Accidental
White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioRare/Accidental
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueenii

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferRare/Accidental
Black StorkCiconia nigraRare/Accidental
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellarisRare/Accidental
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Striated HeronButorides striataRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Indian Pond HeronArdeola grayiiRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusRare/Accidental
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodiaRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Socotra CormorantPhalacrocorax nigrogularis

 
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 apricariaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Lesser Sand PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental
Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-snipeRostratula benghalensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Jacanidae

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus chirurgusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Pintail SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
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: Dromadidae

Crab-ploverDromas ardeola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursor
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental
Little PratincoleGlareola lacteaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRare/Accidental
Sooty GullIchthyaetus hemprichii
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Armenian GullLarus armenicus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare/Accidental
Bridled TernOnychoprion anaethetus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Saunders's TernSternula saundersi
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundo
White-cheeked TernSterna repressa
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensis
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Greater Crested TernThalasseus bergii

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
Oriental Honey BuzzardPernis ptilorhynchusRare/Accidental
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicusRare/Accidental
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clanga
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciataRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourus
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipesRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare/Accidental
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
Pallid Scops OwlOtus bruceiRare/Accidental
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otusRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Desert Eagle OwlBubo ascalaphus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalisRare/Accidental
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicus
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

Indian RollerCoracias benghalensisRare/Accidental
European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Pied KingfisherCeryle rudisRare/Accidental
White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensisRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Amur FalconFalco amurensisRare/Accidental
Sooty FalconFalco concolorRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbariusRare/Accidental
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatria
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 vittatusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schachRare/Accidental
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator
Masked ShrikeLanius nubicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Brown-necked RavenCorvus ruficollisRare/Accidental
House CrowCorvus splendens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Black-breasted WeaverPloceus benghalensis
Streaked WeaverPloceus manyar

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandavaRare/Accidental
Indian SilverbillEuodice malabarica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Pale Rock SparrowCarpospiza brachydactyla
Chestnut-shouldered Bush SparrowGymnoris xanthocollisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Common RosefinchErythrina erythrina
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineusRare/Accidental
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoletaRare/Accidental
Common LinnetLinaria cannabinaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Striated BuntingFringillaria striolata
Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesiaRare/Accidental
Cinereous BuntingEmberiza cineracea
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Rustic BuntingSchoeniclus rusticusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Hoopoe LarkAlaemon alaudipes
Bar-tailed LarkAmmomanes cinctura
Desert LarkAmmomanes deserti
Black-crowned Sparrow LarkEremopterix nigriceps
Dunn's LarkEremalauda dunniRare/Accidental
Lesser Short-toed LarkAlaudala rufescensRare/Accidental
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculataRare/Accidental
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Wood LarkLullula arboreaRare/Accidental
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Graceful PriniaPrinia gracilis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Sykes's WarblerIduna ramaRare/Accidental
Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterinaRare/Accidental
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogonRare/Accidental
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
Basra Reed WarblerAcrocephalus griseldisRare/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 rupestrisRare/Accidental
Pale Crag MartinPtyonoprogne obsoleta
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

White-eared BulbulPycnonotus leucotis
Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrixRare/Accidental
Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatusRare/Accidental
Hume's Leaf WarblerAbrornis humeiRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Plain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus neglectusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hypocoliidae

Grey HypocoliusHypocolius ampelinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Black Scrub RobinCercotrichas podobeRare/Accidental
Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
White-throated IraniaIrania gutturalis
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaRare/Accidental
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semi-collared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataRare/Accidental
Eversmann's RedstartAdelura erythronotaRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Common Rock ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurus
Pied Bush ChatSaxicola caprataRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Hooded WheatearOenanthe monachaRare/Accidental
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Hume's WheatearOenanthe albonigraRare/Accidental
White-crowned WheatearOenanthe leucopygaRare/Accidental
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschiiRare/Accidental
Mourning WheatearOenanthe lugens
Red-tailed WheatearOenanthe chrysopygia
Kurdish WheatearOenanthe xanthoprymnaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merulaRare/Accidental
FieldfareTurdus pilarisRare/Accidental
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRare/Accidental
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularisRare/Accidental
Red-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollisRare/Accidental

 

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