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Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Republic

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Republic , 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: Karachaevo-Cherkessia, Republic [map]

Other names: Karachay-Cherkess

Number of species: 236
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 13
Number of introduced species: 1
Last modified: 2018-06-09
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anser
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusVulnerable
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Marbled TealMarmaronetta angustirostrisVulnerable
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaEndangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
ChukarAlectoris chukar
Caucasian SnowcockTetraogallus caucasicus
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Gray PartridgePerdix perdix
Caucasian GrouseTetrao mlokosiewicziNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaVulnerable
Little BustardTetrax tetraxNear-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
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

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneAnthropoides virgo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusCritically endangered
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Black-winged PratincoleGlareola nordmanniNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Little TernSternula albifrons
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundo

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusNear-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusNear-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusEndangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusNear-threatened
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarina
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatus
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisEndangered
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaVulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Red KiteMilvus milvusNear-threatened
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
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

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocoptes medius
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDryobates minor
Eurasian Green WoodpeckerPicus viridis
Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martius

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Saker FalconFalco cherrugEndangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Black LarkMelanocorypha yeltoniensisBreeding endemic
Wood LarkLullula arborea
White-winged LarkAlauda leucopteraBreeding endemic
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Marsh TitPoecile palustris
Eurasian Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea
Krüper's NuthatchSitta krueperi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tichodromidae

WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris
Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusIntroduced species
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Mountain ChiffchaffPhylloscopus sindianus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Green WarblerPhylloscopus nitidus
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallida
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricola
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Eurasian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Eurasian River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Common Grasshopper-WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerSylvia nisoria
Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca
Greater WhitethroatSylvia communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquata
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
White-winged RedstartPhoenicurus erythrogastrus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellina

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Great RosefinchCarpodacus rubicilla
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
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: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Rock SparrowPetronia petronia
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalis

 

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