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

Number of species: 406
Number of globally threatened species: 20
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2015-10-11
Last modified: 2018-09-22
See also: http://croatiabirding.hr/bird-check-list/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaEndangered
Black SwanCygnus atratusRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Brent GooseBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisRare/Accidental
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Bar-headed GooseAnser indicusRare/Accidental
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchusRare/Accidental
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Rock PartridgeAlectoris graecaNear-threatened
Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Northern Hazel GrouseTetrastes bonasia
Western CapercaillieTetrao urogallus
Eurasian Black GrouseLyrurus tetrixExtirpated
Grey PartridgePerdix perdix

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pallas's SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Red-necked NightjarCaprimulgus ruficollis
European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
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
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Purple SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrio
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Little BustardTetrax tetraxRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great BustardOtis tardaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellata
Black-throated DiverGavia arctica
Great Northern DiverGavia immerRare/Accidental
White-billed DiverGavia adamsiiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-petrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialisRare/Accidental
Scopoli's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
European White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusExtirpated Near-threatened

 
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
Western Reef EgretEgretta gularisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia
Northern Bald IbisGeronticus eremitaRare/Accidental Critically endangered
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
American Golden PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Spur-winged LapwingVanellus spinosusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Slender-billed CurlewNumenius tenuirostrisRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritimaRare/Accidental
Little StintCalidris minuta
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
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
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-coloured CourserCursorius cursorRare/Accidental
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black GuillemotCepphus grylleRare/Accidental
RazorbillAlca tordaRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine SkuaStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii
White-eyed GullIchthyaetus leucophthalmusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
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
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Black-winged KiteElanus caeruleusRare/Accidental
European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusExtirpated Endangered
Short-toed EagleCircaetus gallicus
Griffon VultureGyps fulvus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipes
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Red KiteMilvus milvusNear-threatened
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Pygmy OwlGlaucidium passerinum
Little OwlAthene noctua
Tengmalm's OwlAegolius funereus
Eurasian Scops OwlOtus scops
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Ural OwlStrix uralensis
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusVulnerable
Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Grey-headed WoodpeckerPicus canus
Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martius
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minor
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos medius
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos
Syrian WoodpeckerDendrocopos syriacus
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Eurasian Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides tridactylus

 
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 naumanniExtirpated
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicus
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Lesser Grey ShrikeLanius minor
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Alpine ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Common RavenCorvus corax
Carrion CrowCorvus corone

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
DunnockPrunella modularis
Black-throated AccentorPrunella atrogularisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ploceidae

Yellow-crowned BishopEuplectes aferRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Eurasian Rock SparrowPetronia petroniaRare/Accidental
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchErythrina erythrinaRare/Accidental
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
TwiteLinaria flavirostrisRare/Accidental
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Arctic RedpollAcanthis hornemanniRare/Accidental
Parrot CrossbillLoxia pytyopsittacusRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Citril FinchCarduelis citrinellaRare/Accidental
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingGranativora melanocephala
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Cretzschmar's BuntingEmberiza caesia
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus
Rustic BuntingSchoeniclus rusticusRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Crested TitLophophanes cristatus
Sombre TitPoecile lugubris
Marsh TitPoecile palustris
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Azure TitCyanistes cyanusRare/Accidental
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

European Penduline TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligataRare/Accidental
Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Olive-tree WarblerHippolais olivetorum
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumRare/Accidental
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
Western Bonelli's WarblerRhadina bonelli
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
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillans
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis
Dartford WarblerCurruca undataRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Eurasian FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla
Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea
Western Rock NuthatchSitta neumayer
WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Rufous Scrub RobinCercotrichas galactotes
Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semi-collared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataRare/Accidental
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
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

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

 

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