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

Other names: Republic of Slovenia

Number of species: 400
Number of globally threatened species: 25
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2018-09-16
Last modified: 2022-08-29
See also: http://ptice.si/ptice-in-ljudje/komisija-za-redkosti/seznam-ptic-slovenije/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalis
Tundra Bean-GooseAnser serrirostris
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchusRare/Accidental
BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Red-breasted GooseBranta ruficollisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacaRare/Accidental
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Wood DuckAix sponsaIntroduced species
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaNear-threatened
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaNear-threatened
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaRare/Accidental Endangered

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Hazel GrouseTetrastes bonasia
Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta
Western CapercaillieTetrao urogallus
Black GrouseLyrurus tetrix
Gray PartridgePerdix perdix
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Rock PartridgeAlectoris graecaNear-threatened

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseusRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
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

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pallas's SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxusRare/Accidental

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Great BustardOtis tardaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Macqueen's BustardChlamydotis macqueeniiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Little BustardTetrax tetraxRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereusRare/Accidental
Sociable LapwingVanellus gregariusRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris albaRare/Accidental
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago mediaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatusRare/Accidental
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipesRare/Accidental
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursorRare/Accidental
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Black GuillemotCepphus grylleRare/Accidental
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus geneiRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouiniiRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Common GullLarus canus
Herring GullLarus argentatusRare/Accidental
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Caspian GullLarus cachinnansRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon niloticaRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Arctic LoonGavia arctica
Common LoonGavia immerRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialisRare/Accidental
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouanRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
European ShagGulosus aristotelis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea
Great EgretArdea alba
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental
African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusRare/Accidental
Northern Bald IbisGeronticus eremitaIntroduced species Endangered
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental Endangered
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvus
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaRare/Accidental
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciataRare/Accidental
Eurasian Marsh-HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopusRare/Accidental
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo bubo
Eurasian Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium passerinum
Little OwlAthene noctua
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Ural OwlStrix uralensis
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeusRare/Accidental
Boreal OwlAegolius funereus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

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

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusVulnerable
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonoraeRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusRare/Accidental
Saker FalconFalco cherrugRare/Accidental Endangered
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline-TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestrisRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligataRare/Accidental
Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaRare/Accidental
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicolaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Paddyfield WarblerAcrocephalus agricolaRare/Accidental
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumRare/Accidental
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

River WarblerLocustella fluviatilis
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Common Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Western Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus bonelli
Eastern Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus orientalis
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental
Pallas's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus proregulusRare/Accidental
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/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
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Eastern Orphean WarblerCurruca crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillans
Greater WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Leiothrichidae

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix luteaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Common FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tichodromidae

WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea
Western Rock NuthatchSitta neumayer

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris
Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactyla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aureaRare/Accidental
Scaly ThrushZoothera daumaRare/Accidental
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliopeRare/Accidental
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurusRare/Accidental
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental
Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleucaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Italian SparrowPasser italiaeVulnerable
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensisRare/Accidental
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Rock SparrowPetronia petroniaRare/Accidental
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleatorRare/Accidental
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
TwiteLinaria flavirostrisRare/Accidental
Eurasian LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Lesser RedpollAcanthis cabaret
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanni
Parrot CrossbillLoxia pytyopsittacusRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucopteraRare/Accidental
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Citril FinchCarduelis citrinellaRare/Accidental
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza cia
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare/Accidental
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 

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