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This checklist includes all bird species found in Kyrgyzstan , 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 .

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Country or region: Kyrgyzstan [map]

Other names: Kirghizia, Kyrgyz Republic

Number of species: 425
Number of globally threatened species: 26
Number of introduced species: 1
Date last reviewed: 2020-03-01
Last modified: 2022-08-17
See also: http://kyrgyz.birds.watch/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Bar-headed GooseAnser indicus
Graylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusVulnerable
Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalis
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisVulnerable
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Cotton Pygmy-GooseNettapus coromandelianusRare/Accidental
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosaRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaVulnerable
Stejneger's ScoterMelanitta stejnegeriRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaEndangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus
Black GrouseLyrurus tetrix
Gray PartridgePerdix perdix
Daurian PartridgePerdix dauurica
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Tibetan SnowcockTetraogallus tibetanus
Himalayan SnowcockTetraogallus himalayensis
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
ChukarAlectoris chukar
Rock PartridgeAlectoris graecaIntroduced species Near-threatened

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Hill PigeonColumba rupestris
Snow PigeonColumba leuconota
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Yellow-eyed PigeonColumba eversmanniVulnerable
Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Laughing DoveSpilopelia senegalensis

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pallas's SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxus
Pin-tailed SandgrousePterocles alchata
Black-bellied SandgrousePterocles orientalis

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiVulnerable
Little BustardTetrax tetraxNear-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melba
Common SwiftApus apus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Corn CrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo
Common CraneGrus grus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Ibidorhynchidae

IbisbillIbidorhyncha struthersii

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricariaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusCritically endangered
White-tailed LapwingVanellus leucurusRare/Accidental
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticus
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

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
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Solitary SnipeGallinago solitaria
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Pin-tailed SnipeGallinago stenuraRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola
Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetus
Common GullLarus canus
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Common TernSterna hirundo

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Arctic LoonGavia arctica

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusNear-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorusRare/Accidental
Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusNear-threatened
Himalayan GriffonGyps himalayensisNear-threatened
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisEndangered
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciata
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
ShikraAccipiter badius
Levant SparrowhawkAccipiter brevipesRare/Accidental
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Pallas's Fish-EagleHaliaeetus leucoryphusEndangered
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Eastern BuzzardButeo japonicusRare/Accidental
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus
Upland BuzzardButeo hemilasius

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops
Pallid Scops-OwlOtus brucei
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusVulnerable
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
Little OwlAthene noctua
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Boreal OwlAegolius funereus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Eurasian Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides tridactylus
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
White-winged WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucopterus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusVulnerable
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Laggar FalconFalco juggerRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolusRare/Accidental
Indian Golden OrioleOriolus kundoo

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Indian Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone paradisi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Red-tailed ShrikeLanius phoenicuroides
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinus
Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach
Northern ShrikeLanius borealis
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Turkestan Ground-JayPodoces panderi
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Yellow-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Rufous-naped TitPeriparus rufonuchalis
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Azure TitCyanistes cyanus
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Black-headed Penduline-TitRemiz macronyx
White-crowned Penduline-TitRemiz coronatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Hume's LarkCalandrella acutirostris
Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculata
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Black LarkMelanocorypha yeltoniensis
Asian Short-toed LarkAlaudala cheleensisRare/Accidental
Turkestan Short-toed LarkAlaudala heinei
White-winged LarkAlauda leucoptera
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligata
Sykes's WarblerIduna rama
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Upcher's WarblerHippolais languida
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus
Clamorous Reed WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Pallas's Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes certhiola
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Common Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Pale Sand MartinRiparia diluta
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Hume's WarblerPhylloscopus humei
Brooks's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus subviridisRare/Accidental
Pallas's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus proregulus
Sulphur-bellied WarblerPhylloscopus griseolus
Plain Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus neglectus
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus sindianus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Green WarblerPhylloscopus nitidus
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Scrub WarblerScotocerca inquieta
Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

White-browed Tit-WarblerLeptopoecile sophiae
Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoria
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostris
Asian Desert WarblerCurruca nana
Menetries's WarblerCurruca mystacea
Greater WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tichodromidae

WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eastern Rock NuthatchSitta tephronota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris
Bar-tailed TreecreeperCerthia himalayana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus
Brown DipperCinclus pallasii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus
Common MynaAcridotheres tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aureaRare/Accidental
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularis
Red-throated ThrushTurdus ruficollis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
Rufous-tailed Scrub-RobinCercotrichas galactotes
European RobinErithacus rubecula
White-throated RobinIrania gutturalis
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleus
Little ForktailEnicurus scouleri
Himalayan RubythroatCalliope pectoralis
Rusty-tailed FlycatcherFicedula ruficaudaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
Plumbeous RedstartPhoenicurus fuliginosusRare/Accidental
Rufous-backed RedstartPhoenicurus erythronotus
White-capped RedstartPhoenicurus leucocephalus
Blue-capped RedstartPhoenicurus coeruleocephala
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
White-winged RedstartPhoenicurus erythrogastrus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental
White-throated BushchatSaxicola insignisVulnerable
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurus
Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina
Desert WheatearOenanthe deserti
Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleuca
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschanka
Variable WheatearOenanthe picata
Finsch's WheatearOenanthe finschiiRare/Accidental
Persian WheatearOenanthe chrysopygia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
Altai AccentorPrunella himalayana
Brown AccentorPrunella fulvescens
Black-throated AccentorPrunella atrogularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Saxaul SparrowPasser ammodendriRare/Accidental
House SparrowPasser domesticus
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Rock SparrowPetronia petronia
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalis
White-rumped SnowfinchMontifringilla taczanowskii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
White-winged GrosbeakMycerobas carnipes
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Red-mantled RosefinchCarpodacus rhodochlamys
Blyth's RosefinchCarpodacus grandis
Great RosefinchCarpodacus rubicilla
Long-tailed RosefinchCarpodacus sibiricus
Red-fronted RosefinchCarpodacus puniceus
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Crimson-winged FinchRhodopechys sanguineus
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineus
Mongolian FinchBucanetes mongolicus
Plain Mountain FinchLeucosticte nemoricola
Black-headed Mountain FinchLeucosticte brandti
Desert FinchRhodospiza obsoleta
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
TwiteLinaria flavirostris
Eurasian LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Fire-fronted SerinSerinus pusillus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Red-headed BuntingEmberiza bruniceps
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucataRare/Accidental
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Godlewski's BuntingEmberiza godlewskii
Meadow BuntingEmberiza cioides
White-capped BuntingEmberiza stewarti
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalos
Gray-necked BuntingEmberiza buchanani
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Pallas's BuntingEmberiza pallasiRare/Accidental
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureolaCritically endangered
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare/Accidental
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaVulnerable

 

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