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Alpine Chough - Pyrrhocorax graculus © Teresa Farino Alpine Chough
Pyrrhocorax graculus
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Scientific names of birds referred to in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain

Scientific and common names of birds mentioned in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain are principally in accordance with Snow, D W & Perrins, C M (1998) The Birds of the Western Palaearctic (concise edition). OUP.

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Common name Scientific name
African spoonbill Platalea alba
alpine accentor Prunella collaris
alpine chough Pyrrhocorax graculus
alpine swift Tachymarptis melba
American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
American golden plover Pluvialis dominica
Andalusian hemipode Turnix sylvatica
aquatic warbler Acrocephalus paludicola
Arctic skua Stercorarius parasiticus
Arctic tern Sterna paradisaea
Audouin's gull Larus audouinii
avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
azure-winged magpie Cyanopica cyanus
Baillon's crake Porzana pusilla
Balearic shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus
Barbary falcon Falco pelegrinoides
Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara
bar-headed goose Anser indicus
barn owl Tyto alba
barnacle goose Branta leucopsis
Barrow's goldeneye Bucephala islandica
bar-tailed desert lark Ammomanes cincturus
bar-tailed godwit Limosa lapponica
bean goose Anser fabalis
bearded tit Panurus biarmicus
bee-eater Merops apiaster
bittern Botaurus stellaris
black duck Anas rubripes
black guillemot Cepphus grylle
black kite Milvus migrans
black redstart Phoenicurus ochruros
black stork Ciconia nigra
black tern Chlidonias niger
black vulture Aegypius monachus
black wheatear Oenanthe leucura
black woodpecker Dryocopus martius
black-bellied sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis
blackbird Turdus merula
blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
black-eared wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
black-headed gull Larus ridibundus
black-necked grebe Podiceps nigricollis
black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa
black-throated diver Gavia arctica
black-winged kite Elanus caeruleus
black-winged pratincole Glareola nordmanni
black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus
blue rock thrush Monticola solitarius
blue tit Parus caeruleus
bluethroat Luscinia svecica
blue-winged teal Anas discors
Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus
Bonelli's warbler Phylloscopus bonelli
booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus
brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Brent goose Branta bernicla
broad-billed sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
buff-breasted sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
bufflehead Bucephala albeola
bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Bulwer's petrel Bulweria bulwerii
buzzard Buteo buteo
calandra lark Melanocorypha calandra
Canada goose Branta canadensis
capercaillie Tetrao urogallus
Caspian tern Sterna caspia
cattle egret Bubulcus ibis
Cetti's warbler Cettia cetti
chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus
citril finch Serinus citrinella
citrine wagtail Motacilla citreola
coal tit Parus ater
collared flycatcher Ficedula albicollis
collared pratincole Glareola pratincola
common gull Larus canus
common sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
common scoter Melanitta nigra
common tern Sterna hirundo
common waxbill Estrilda astrild
coot Fulica atra
cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
corn bunting Miliaria calandra
corncrake Crex crex
Cory's shearwater Calonectris diomedea
crag martin Hirundo rupestris
crane Grus grus
cream-coloured courser Cursorius cursor
crested coot Fulica cristata
crested lark Galerida cristata
crested tit Parus cristatus
crossbill Loxia curvirostra
cuckoo Cuculus canorus
curlew Numenius arquata
curlew sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Dartford warbler Sylvia undata
dipper Cinclus cinclus
dotterel Charadrius morinellus
dunlin Calidris alpina
dunnock Prunella modularis
Dupont's lark Chersophilus duponti
eagle owl Bubo bubo
Egyptian vulture Neophron percnopterus
eider Somateria mollissima
Eleonora's falcon Falco eleonorae
falcated duck Anas falcata
fan-tailed warbler Cisticola juncidis
ferruginous duck Aythya nyroca
fieldfare Turdus pilaris
firecrest Regulus ignicapillus
Forster's tern Sterna forsteri
Franklin's gull Larus pipixcan
fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
gadwall Anas strepera
gannet Morus bassanus
garden warbler Sylvia borin
garganey Anas querquedula
glaucous gull Larus hyperboreus
goldcrest Regulus regulus
golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos
golden oriole Oriolus oriolus
golden plover Pluvialis apricaria
goldeneye Bucephala clangula
goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
goosander Mergus merganser
goshawk Accipiter gentilis
grasshopper warbler Locustella naevia
great black-backed gull Larus marinus
great bustard Otis tarda
great crested grebe Podiceps cristatus
great grey shrike Lanius excubitor
great northern diver Gavia immer
great reed warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
great shearwater Puffinus gravis
great skua Catharacta skua
great snipe Gallinago media
great spotted cuckoo Clamator glandarius
great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major
great tit Parus major
great white egret Egretta alba
greater flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber
greater yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
green sandpiper Tringa ochropus
green woodpecker Picus viridis
greenfinch Carduelis chloris
greenshank Tringa nebularia
grey heron Ardea cinerea
grey phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
grey plover Pluvialis squatarola
grey wagtail Motacilla cinerea
greylag goose Anser anser
griffon vulture Gyps fulvus
guillemot Uria aalge
gull-billed tern Gelochelidon nilotica
hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
hen harrier Circus cyaneus
herring gull Larus argentatus
hobby Falco subbuteo
honey buzzard Pernis apivorus
hoopoe Upupa epops
house martin Delichon urbica
house sparrow Passer domesticus
Iberian chiffchaff Phylloscopus brehmii
Iceland gull Larus glaucoides
icterine warbler Hippolais icterina
jack snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
jackdaw Corvus monedula
jay Garrulus glandarius
Kentish plover Charadrius alexandrinus
kestrel Falco tinnunculus
king eider Somateria spectabilis
kingfisher Alcedo atthis
kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
knot Calidris canutus
lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus
lanner Falco biarmicus
lapwing Vanellus vanellus
laughing gull Larus atricilla
Leach's storm-petrel Oceanodroma leucorrhoa
least sandpiper Calidris minutilla
lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus
lesser crested tern Sterna bengalensis
lesser grey shrike Lanius minor
lesser kestrel Falco naumanni
lesser scaup Aythya affinis
lesser short-toed lark Calandrella rufescens
lesser spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
lesser white-fronted goose Anser erythropus
lesser yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
linnet Carduelis cannabina
little auk Alle alle
little bittern Ixobrychus minutus
little bustard Tetrax tetrax
little crake Porzana parva
little egret Egretta garzetta
little grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
little gull Larus minutus
little owl Athene noctua
little shearwater Puffinus assimilis
little stint Calidris minuta
little swift Apus affinis
little tern Sterna albifrons
little-ringed plover Charadrius dubius
long-billed dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
long-eared owl Asio otus
long-tailed duck Clangula hyemalis
long-tailed skua Stercorarius longicaudus
long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus
Madeiran storm-petrel Oceanodroma castro
magpie Pica pica
mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus
marbled teal Marmaronetta angustirostris
Marmora's warbler Sylvia sarda
marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus
marsh sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
marsh tit Parus palustris
meadow pipit Anthus pratensis
Mediterranean gull Larus melanocephalus
melodious warbler Hippolais polyglotta
merlin Falco columbarius
middle spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos medius
mistle thrush Turdus viscivorus
monk parakeet Myiopsitta monachus
Montagu's harrier Circus pygargus
moorhen Gallinula chloropus
moustached warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
mute swan Cygnus olor
night heron Nycticorax nycticorax
nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos
nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus
northern grey shrike Lanius excubitor
nuthatch Sitta europaea
olivaceous warbler Hippolais pallida
olive-backed pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Orphean warbler Sylvia hortensis
ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana
osprey Pandion haliaetus
oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
pallid swift Apus pallidus
partridge Perdix perdix
pectoral sandpiper Calidris melanotos
penduline tit Remiz pendulinus
peregrine Falco peregrinus
pied flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
pink-footed goose Anser brachyrhynchus
pintail Anas acuta
pin-tailed sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
pochard Aythya ferina
pomarine skua Stercorarius pomarinus
ptarmigan Lagopus mutus
puffin Fratercula arctica
purple gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio
purple heron Ardea purpurea
purple sandpiper Calidris maritima
quail Coturnix coturnix
Radde's warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi
raven Corvus corax
razorbill Alca torda
red avadavat Amandava amandava
red kite Milvus milvus
red-backed shrike Lanius collurio
red-breasted flycatcher Ficedula parva
red-breasted merganser Mergus serrator
red-crested pochard Netta rufina
red-footed falcon Falco vespertinus
red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa
red-necked grebe Podiceps grisegena
red-necked nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis
red-necked phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
red-rumped swallow Hirundo daurica
redshank Tringa totanus
redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
red-throated diver Gavia stellata
red-throated pipit Anthus cervinus
redwing Turdus iliacus
reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
reed warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Richard's pipit Anthus novaeseelandiae
ring ouzel Turdus torquatus
ring-billed gull Larus delawarensis
ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula
robin Erithacus rubecula
rock bunting Emberiza cia
rock dove Columba livia
rock pipit Anthus petrosus
rock sparrow Petronia petronia
rock thrush Monticola saxatilis
roller Coracias garrulus
rook Corvus frugilegus
royal tern Sterna maxima
ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis
ruddy shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
ruff Philomachus pugnax
rufous bush robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Rüppell's vulture Gyps rueppellii
Sabine's gull Larus sabini
sand martin Riparia riparia
sanderling Calidris alba
Sandwich tern Sterna sandvicensis
Sardinian warbler Sylvia melanocephala
Savi's warbler Locustella luscinioides
scaup Aythya marila
scops owl Otus scops
sedge warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
semipalmated plover Charadrias semipalmatus
semipalmated sandpiper Calidris pusilla
serin Serinus serinus
shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
sharp-tailed sandpiper Calidris acuminata
shelduck Tadorna tadorna
short-eared owl Asio flammeus
short-toed eagle Circaetus gallicus
short-toed lark Calandrella brachydactyla
short-toed treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla
shoveler Anas clypeata
siskin Carduelis spinus
skylark Alauda arvensis
Slavonian grebe Podiceps auritus
slender-billed gull Larus genei
smew Mergellus albellus
snipe Gallinago gallinago
snow bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
snow finch Montifringilla nivalis
solitary sandpiper Tringa solitaria
song thrush Turdus philomelos
sooty shearwater Puffinus griseus
sooty tern Sterna fuscata
sora Porzana carolina
southern grey shrike Lanius meridionalis
Spanish imperial eagle Aquila adalberti
Spanish sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus
spectacled warbler Sylvia conspicillata
spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
spotless starling Sturnus unicolor
spotted crake Porzana porzana
spotted eagle Aquila clanga
spotted flycatcher Muscicapa striata
spotted redshank Tringa erythropus
spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia
squacco heron Ardeola ralloides
starling Sturnus vulgaris
stock dove Columba oenas
stone curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
stonechat Saxicola torquata
storm petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
subalpine warbler Sylvia cantillans
swallow Hirundo rustica
swift Apus apus
tawny owl Strix aluco
tawny pipit Anthus campestris
teal Anas crecca
Temminck's stint Calidris temminckii
Tengmalm's owl Aegolius funereus
Terek sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Thekla lark Galerida theklae
tree pipit Anthus trivialis
tree sparrow Passer montanus
treecreeper Certhia familiaris
trumpeter finch Bucanetes githagineus
tufted duck Aythya fuligula
turnstone Arenaria interpres
turtle dove Streptopelia turtur
velvet scoter Melanitta fusca
wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
water pipit Anthus spinoletta
water rail Rallus aquaticus
western sandpiper Calidris mauri
wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe
whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
whinchat Saxicola rubetra
whiskered tern Chlidonias hybridus
white stork Ciconia ciconia
white wagtail Motacilla alba
white-backed woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos
white-fronted goose Anser albifrons
white-headed duck Oxyura leucocephala
white-rumped swift Apus caffer
whitethroat Sylvia communis
white-winged black tern Chlidonias leucopterus
whooper swan Cygnus cygnus
wigeon Anas penelope
willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus
Wilson's phalarope Steganopus tricolor
Wilson's storm-petrel Oceanites oceanicus
wood sandpiper Tringa glareola
wood warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
woodchat shrike Lanius senator
woodcock Scolopax rusticola
woodlark Lullula arborea
woodpigeon Columba palumbus
wren Troglodytes troglodytes
wryneck Jynx torquilla
Yelkouan shearwater Puffinus yelkouan
yellow wagtail Motacilla flava
yellow-breasted bunting Emberiza aureola
yellow-browed warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella
yellow-legged gull Larus cachinnans
 
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