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 453 species according to the Hellenic Rarities Committee of the Hellenic Ornithological Society (Ελληνική Ορνιθολογική Εταιρεία). Of them, four have not been recorded since 1950 and two have been introduced by humans.[1][2]

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (English and scientific names) are those of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2018 edition.[3]

The following tags have been used to highlight several categories of occurrence. Species without tags are regularly occurring residents, migrants, or seasonal visitors which have been recorded since 1 January 1950.

  • (*) Rare in Greece; reports of these 120 species require submission to the Hellenic Rarities Committee for inclusion in the official record.
  • (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.


Ducks, geese, and waterfowl[edit]

Order: Anseriformes   Family: Anatidae

Pheasants, grouse, and allies[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Flamingos[edit]

Order: Phoenicopteriformes   Family: Phoenicopteridae

Grebes[edit]

Order: Podicipediformes   Family: Podicipedidae

Pigeons and doves[edit]

Order: Columbiformes   Family: Columbidae

Sandgrouse[edit]

Order: Pterocliformes   Family: Pteroclidae

Bustards[edit]

Order: Otidiformes   Family: Otididae

Cuckoos[edit]

Order: Cuculiformes   Family: Cuculidae

Nightjars[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Apodidae

Rails, crakes, gallinules, and coots[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Rallidae

Cranes[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Gruidae

Thick-knees[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Burhinidae

Stilts and avocets[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Recurvirostridae

Oystercatchers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Haematopodidae

Plovers and lapwings[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Charadriidae

Sandpipers and allies[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Scolopacidae

Pratincoles and coursers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Glareolidae

Skuas and jaegers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae

Gulls, terns, and skimmers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Laridae

Loons[edit]

Order: Gaviiformes   Family: Gaviidae

Northern storm-petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae

Shearwaters and petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Procellariidae

Storks[edit]

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ciconiidae

Gannets[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Sulidae

Cormorants and shags[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelicans[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Pelecanidae

Bitterns, herons, and egrets[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Ardeidae

Ibises and spoonbills[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Threskiornithidae

Osprey[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Pandionidae

Hawks, kites, and eagles[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Accipitridae

Barn-owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Tytonidae

Typical owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Strigidae

Hoopoes[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Upupidae

Kingfishers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Alcedinidae

Bee-eaters[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Meropidae

Rollers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Coraciidae

Woodpeckers[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Falcons[edit]

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae

Old World parrots[edit]

Order: Psittaciformes   Family: Psittaculidae

Shrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Laniidae

Old World orioles[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Oriolidae

Magpies, jays, ravens, and crows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Corvidae

Bearded reedling[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Panuridae

Larks[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Alaudidae

Swallows and martins[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Hirundinidae

Tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paridae

Penduline-tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Remizidae

Long-tailed tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Aegithalidae

Nuthatches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sittidae

Wallcreeper[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tichodromidae

Treecreepers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Certhiidae

Wrens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Troglodytidae

Dippers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cinclidae

Kinglets[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Regulidae

Bush warblers and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Scotocercidae

Leaf warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Phylloscopidae

Reed warblers and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Acrocephalidae

Grassbirds and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Locustellidae

Cisticolas[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cisticolidae

Old World warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sylviidae

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae

Thrushes and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Turdidae

Starlings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sturnidae

Accentors[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Prunellidae

Wagtails and pipits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae

Waxwings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Bombycillidae

Finches and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Fringillidae

Longspurs and snow buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Calcariidae

Old World buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Emberizidae

Old World sparrows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Passeridae

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of the Birds of Greece". Hellenic Ornithological Society. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "List of the Rare Birds of Greece". Hellenic Ornithological Society. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/ August 14, 2018

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