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List of Bird Species Photographs


 
 

This page lists more common bird species from the British Isles and a number that I have encountered whilst on holiday in France.  The links will take you to the photos that I have taken for each species. You can see that there is a way to go before the list is anywhere near complete but that's the fun, there is always more to do and improvements to be made.


DIVERS

Great Northern Diver

Gavia immer


GREBES

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus


PETRELS AND SHEARWATERS

Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis


GANNETS, CORMORANTS & SHAGS

Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

Gannet Morus bassanus

Shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis


HERONS, STORKS & CRANES

Bittern

Botaurus stellaris

Great White Egret

Ardea alba

Heron, Grey

Ardea cinerea

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Common Crane Grus grus

SWANS AND GEESE

Bewick Swan

Cygnus columbianus bewickii

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Whooper Swan

Cygnus cygnus

Barnacle Goose

Branta leucopsis

Bean Goose

Anser fabalis

Brent Goose

Branta bernicla

Canada Goose

Branta canadensis

Greylag Goose

Anser anser

Pink-footed Goose

Anser brachyrhynchus

White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons


DUCKS

Common Scoter

Melanitta nigra

Eider

Somateria mollissima

Gadwall

Anas strepera

Garganey

Anas querquedula

Goosander

Mergus merganser

Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalis

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Pintail

Anas acuta

Pochard

Aythya ferina

Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufina

Scaup

Aythya marila

Lesser Scaup  

Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Shoveler

Anas clypeata

Teal

Anas crecca

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Velvet Scoter

Melanitta fusca

Wigeon

Anas penelope


BIRDS OF PREY

Buzzard

Buteo buteo

Red Kite

Milvus milvus

Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

Golden Eagle  

Hen Harrier

Circus cyaneus

Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Marsh Harrier

Circus aeruginosus

Merlin

Falco columbarius

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus


GAME BIRDS

Grey Partridge

Perdix perdix

Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Quail

Coturnix coturnix

Red-legged Partridge

Alectoris rufa

Red Grouse  

RAILS AND CRAKES

Coot

Fulica atra

Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus


 

 


WADERS
Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Curlew

Numenius arquata

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria

Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Jack Snipe

Lymnocryptes minimus

Knot

Calidris canutus

Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Little Stint

Calidris minuta

Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

Purple Sandpiper

Calidris maritima

Redshank

Tringa totanus

Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia

Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Woodcock

Scolopax rusticola

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola


SKUAS

   

GULLS

Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus
ridibundus

Common Gull

Larus canus

Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus

Little Gull

Hydrocoloeus minutus

Mediterranean Gull Larus Melanocephalus

TERNS

Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo


AUKS

Black Guillemot

Cepphus grylle

Guillemot Uria aalge
Puffin Fratercula arctica
Razorbill Alca torda

PIGEONS AND DOVES

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Pigeon/ Feral/Dove/Rock Dove

Columba livia

Stock Dove

Columba oenas

Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turtur

Wood Pigeon

Columba palumbus


CUCKOOS

Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus


OWLS

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Little Owl

Athene noctua

Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Tawny Owl

Strix aluco


NIGHTJARS

Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus


SWIFTS

Common Swift

Apus apus


KINGFISHERS

Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis


WOODPECKERS

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

Green Woodpecker

Picus viridis

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos minor

Wryneck Jynx torquilla

LARKS

Sky Lark

Alauda arvensis

Wood Lark

Lullula arborea


SWALLOWS AND MARTINS
Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris

House Martin

Delichon urbicum

Sand Martin

Riparia riparia

Swallow

Hirundo rustica


PIPITS

Meadow Pipit

Anthus pratensis

Rock Pipit

Anthus petrosus

Tree Pipit

Anthus trivialis

Water Pipit

Anthus spinoletta


WAGTAILS

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

Pied Wagtail Motacilla yarrellii

White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava


WAXWINGS

Waxwing

Bombycilla garrulus


DIPPERS AND WRENS

Dipper

Cinclus cinclus

Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes



ACCENTORS

Alpine accentor

Prunella collari

Dunnock

Prunella modularis


CHATS

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

Nightingale

Luscinia megarhynchos

Redstart

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Robin

Erithacus rubecula

Stonechat

Saxicola rubicola

Whinchat

Saxicola rubetra


WHEATEARS

Northern Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe


THRUSHES

Blackbird

Turdus merula

Fieldfare

Turdus pilaris

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus

Redwing

Turdus iliacus

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos


WARBLERS

Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla

Cetti's Warbler

Cettia cetti

Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita

Firecrest

Regulus ignicapilla

Garden Warbler

Sylvia borin

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

Grasshopper Warbler

Locustella naevia

Lesser Whitethroat

Sylvia curruca

Reed Warbler

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Sedge Warbler

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Whitethroat

Sylvia communis

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

Wood Warbler

Phylloscopus sibilatrix


FLYCATCHERS

Pied Flycatcher

Ficedula hypoleuca

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata


TITS

Blue Tit

Cyanistes caeruleus

Coal Tit

Periparus ater

Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus

Great Tit

Parus major

Long-tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatus

Marsh Tit

Poecile palustris

Willow Tit

Poecile montanus


NUTHATCHES, TREECREEPERS AND WALLCREEPER

Nuthatch

Sitta europaea

Treecreeper

Certhia familiaris

Wallcreeper

Tichodroma muraria

ORIOLES

SHRIKES

CROWS

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Jackdaw

Corvus monedula

Hooded Crow Corvus cornix

Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Magpie

Pica pica

Raven

Corvus corax

Rook

Corvus frugilegus


STARLINGS

Starling

Sturnus vulgaris


SPARROWS

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus


FINCHES

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula

Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs

Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis

Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris

Hawfinch

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Lesser Redpoll

Carduelis cabaret

Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

Siskin

Carduelis spinus

Twite

Carduelis flavirostris


BUNTINGS

 

 

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

Corn Bunting

Emberiza calandra

Yellowhammer

Emberiza citrinella