List of birds of Greece

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This is a list of the bird species recorded in Greece. The avifauna of Greece include a total of 442 species, of which four have not been recorded since 1950, and two have been introduced by humans.

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of the Hellenic Ornithological Society (Ελληνική Ορνιθολογική Εταιρεία).

The following tags have been used to highlight several categories. The commonly occurring native species do not fall into any of these categories.

  • (A) Species that have occurred naturally in Greece since 1 January 1950. Species marked with a * are rare in Greece; reports of these 123 species require submission to the Hellenic Rarities Committee.
  • (B) Species which have not occurred in Greece since 1 January 1950.
  • (C) Species that do not occur naturally in Greece, although breeding populations have been introduced by humans.


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Swans, geese and ducks[edit]

Order: Anseriformes   Family: Anatidae

Grouse[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Tetraonidae

Pheasants and partridges[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Divers[edit]

Order: Gaviiformes   Family: Gaviidae

Grebes[edit]

Order: Podicipediformes   Family: Podicipedidae

Shearwaters and petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Procellariidae

Storm-petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae

Gannets[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Sulidae

Cormorants[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelicans[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Pelecanidae

Bitterns, herons and egrets[edit]

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ardeidae

Storks[edit]

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ciconiidae

Ibises and spoonbills[edit]

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Threskiornithidae

Flamingos[edit]

Order: Phoenicopteriformes   Family: Phoenicopteridae

Hawks, kites and eagles[edit]

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Accipitridae

Osprey[edit]

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Pandionidae

Falcons[edit]

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae

Rails, crakes, gallinules and coots[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Rallidae

Cranes[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Gruidae

Bustards[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Otididae

Oystercatchers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Haematopodidae

Avocets and stilts[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Recurvirostridae

Thick-knees[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Burhinidae

Pratincoles and coursers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Glareolidae

Plovers and lapwings[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Charadriidae

Sandpipers and allies[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Scolopacidae

Skuas[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae

Gulls[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Laridae

Terns[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Sternidae

Sandgrouse[edit]

Order: Pterocliformes   Family: Pteroclidae

Pigeons and doves[edit]

Order: Columbiformes   Family: Columbidae

Parrots[edit]

Order: Psittaciformes   Family: Psittacidae

Cuckoos[edit]

Order: Cuculiformes   Family: Cuculidae

Barn owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Tytonidae

Typical owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Strigidae

Nightjars[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts[edit]

Order: Apodiformes   Family: Apodidae

Kingfishers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Alcedinidae

Bee-eaters[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Meropidae

Rollers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Coraciidae

Hoopoes[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Upupidae

Woodpeckers and allies[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Larks[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Alaudidae

Swallows and martins[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Hirundinidae

Pipits and wagtails[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae

Waxwings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Bombycillidae

Dippers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cinclidae

Wrens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Troglodytidae

Accentors[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Prunellidae

Thrushes and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Turdidae

Old World warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sylviidae

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae

Parrotbills[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paradoxornithidae

Long-tailed tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Aegithalidae

Tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paridae

Nuthatches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sittidae

Wallcreeper[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tichodromidae

Treecreepers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Certhiidae

Penduline tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Remizidae

Old World orioles[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Oriolidae

Shrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Laniidae

Magpies, jays, ravens and crows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Corvidae

Starlings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sturnidae

Sparrows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Passeridae

Finches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Fringillidae

Buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Emberizidae

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References[edit]