Capercaillie
(Western Capercaillie)
Tetrao urogallus
Capercaillie
Tetrao
Gamebird, probably the Black Grouse (Latin)
urogallus
Partial homophonic rensering of mountain cock (German)
Black Grouse
Lyrurus tetrix
Black Grouse
Lyrurus
Lyre-tailed (Greek)
tetrix
Ground-nesting bird mentioned by Aristotle (Greek)
Ptarmigan
(Rock Ptarmigan)
Lagopus muta
Ptarmigan
Lagopus
From specific name for Willow Grouse (Linnaeus)
muta
Silent, dumb (Latin)
Red Grouse
(Willow Ptarmigan)
Lagopus lagopus
Red Grouse
Lagopus
From specific name for Willow Grouse (Linnaeus)
lagopus
Hare foot (Greek)
Red-legged Partridge
Alectoris rufa
Red-legged Partridge
Alectoris
Farmyard fowl, chicken (Greek)
rufa
Red, ruddy, rufous (Latin)
Grey Partridge
Perdix perdix
Grey Partridge
Perdix
From specific name for Grey Partridge (Linnaeus)
perdix
Partridge (Latin)
Quail
(Common Quail)
Coturnix coturnix
Quail
Coturnix
From specific name for Common Quail (Linnaeus)
coturnix
Quail (Latin)
Pheasant
(Common Pheasant)
Phasianus colchicus
Pheasant
Phasianus
Pheasant (Latin)
colchicus
From Colchis on the eastern shores of the Black Sea (Latin)
Golden Pheasant
Chrysolophus pictus
Golden Pheasant
Chrysolophus
With a golden crest (Greek)
pictus
Painted (Latin)
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Chrysolophus amherstiae
Lady Amherst's Pheasant
Chrysolophus
With a golden crest (Greek)
amherstiae
Sarah Countes Amherst (Eponym)
Brent Goose
(Brant Goose)
Branta bernicla
Brent Goose
Branta
Type of goose (Latin)
bernicla
Barnacle (Latin)
Red-breasted Goose
Branta ruficollis
Red-breasted Goose
Branta
Type of goose (Latin)
ruficollis
Red- or ruddy-necked (Latin)
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis
Canada Goose
Branta
Type of goose (Latin)
canadensis
Canada (Toponym)
Barnacle Goose
Branta leucopsis
Barnacle Goose
Branta
Type of goose (Latin)
leucopsis
White-faced (Greek)
Cackling Goose
Branta hutchinsii
Cackling Goose
Branta
Type of goose (Latin)
hutchinsii
Thoma Hutchins, 19th Century English surgeon (Eponym)
Snow Goose
Anser caerulescens
Snow Goose
Anser
From specific name for Greylag Goose (Linnaeus)
caerulescens
Bluish (Latin)
Greylag Goose
Anser anser
Greylag Goose
Anser
From specific name for Greylag Goose (Linnaeus)
anser
Goose (Latin)
Taiga Bean Goose
Anser fabalis
Taiga Bean Goose
Anser
From specific name for Greylag Goose (Linnaeus)
fabalis
Of beans (broad bean) (Latin)
Pink-footed Goose
Anser brachyrhynchus
Pink-footed Goose
Anser
From specific name for Greylag Goose (Linnaeus)
brachyrhynchus
Short bill (Greek)
Tundra Bean Goose
Anser serrirostris
Tundra Bean Goose
Anser
From specific name for Greylag Goose (Linnaeus)
serrirostris
Saw-billed (Latin)
White-fronted Goose
(Greater White-fronted Goose)
Anser albifrons
White-fronted Goose
Anser
From specific name for Greylag Goose (Linnaeus)
albifrons
White forehead or front (Latin)
Lesser White-fronted Goose
Anser erythropus
Lesser White-fronted Goose
Anser
From specific name for Greylag Goose (Linnaeus)
erythropus
Red-footed (Greek)
Mute Swan
Cygnus olor
Mute Swan
Cygnus
From specific name for Whooper swan (Linnaeus)
olor
Swan (Latin)
Bewick's Swan
(Tundra Swan)
Cygnus columbianus
Bewick's Swan
Cygnus
From specific name for Whooper swan (Linnaeus)
columbianus
From Colombia (Toponym)
Whooper Swan
Cygnus cygnus
Whooper Swan
Cygnus
From specific name for Whooper swan (Linnaeus)
cygnus
Swan (Latin)
Egyptian Goose
Alopochen aegyptiaca
Egyptian Goose
Alopochen
Fox-like goose (Greek)
aegyptiaca
Egyptian (Latin)
Shelduck
(Common Shelduck)
Tadorna tadorna
Shelduck
Tadorna
From specific name for Common Shelduck (Linnaeus)
tadorna
Common duck (French)
Ruddy Shelduck
Tadorna ferruginea
Ruddy Shelduck
Tadorna
From specific name for Common Shelduck (Linnaeus)
ferruginea
Rusty-coloured, ferruginous (Latin)
Mandarin Duck
Aix galericulata
Mandarin Duck
Aix
Unknown diving bird mentioned by Aristotle, possibly a small goose, grebe or duck (Greek)
galericulata
Wig (Latin)
Baikal Teal
Sibirionetta formosa
Baikal Teal
Sibirionetta
Siberian duck (Greek)
formosa
Beautiful (Latin)
Garganey
Spatula querquedula
Garganey
Spatula
Spoon, spatula (Latin)
querquedula
Duck mentioned by Varro, possibly onomatopoeic (Onomatopoeic)
Blue-winged Teal
Spatula discors
Blue-winged Teal
Spatula
Spoon, spatula (Latin)
discors
Different, at variance (Latin)
Shoveler
(Northern Shoveler)
Spatula clypeata
Shoveler
Spatula
Spoon, spatula (Latin)
clypeata
Shield-bearing (Latin)
Gadwall
Mareca strepera
Gadwall
Mareca
Small types of duck (Brazilian Portuguese)
strepera
Noisy (Latin)
Falcated Duck
Mareca falcata
Falcated Duck
Mareca
Small types of duck (Brazilian Portuguese)
falcata
Sickle-shaped (Latin)
Wigeon
(Eurasian Wigeon)
Mareca penelope
Wigeon
Mareca
Small types of duck (Brazilian Portuguese)
penelope
Duck with purple stripes said to have rescued Penelope (Greek)
American Wigeon
Mareca americana
American Wigeon
Mareca
Small types of duck (Brazilian Portuguese)
americana
America (Toponym)
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Anas
Duck (Latin)
platyrhynchos
Broad-billed, broad-beaked (Latin)
Black Duck
(American Black Duck)
Anas rubripes
Black Duck
Anas
Duck (Latin)
rubripes
Red foot (Latin)
Pintail
(Northern Pintail)
Anas acuta
Pintail
Anas
Duck (Latin)
acuta
Sharp-pointed tail (Latin)
Teal
(Eurasian Teal)
Anas crecca
Teal
Anas
Duck (Latin)
crecca
Teal (Kricka) (Swedish)
Green-winged Teal
Anas carolinensis
Green-winged Teal
Anas
Duck (Latin)
carolinensis
Carolina or the Caroline Colonies (Toponym)
Red-crested Pochard
Netta rufina
Red-crested Pochard
Netta
Duck (Greek)
rufina
Golden, golden red (Latin)
Canvasback
Aythya valisineria
Canvasback
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
valisineria
Antonio Vallisnieri de Valisneri18th Century Italian botanist (Eponym)
Redhead
Aythya americana
Redhead
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
americana
America (Toponym)
Pochard
(Common Pochard)
Aythya ferina
Pochard
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
ferina
Wild, game (Latin)
Ferruginous Duck
Aythya nyroca
Ferruginous Duck
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
nyroca
Name for a duck (Russian)
Ring-necked Duck
Aythya collaris
Ring-necked Duck
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
collaris
Of the neck (Latin)
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
fuligula
Soot throat (Latin)
Scaup
(Greater Scaup)
Aythya marila
Scaup
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
marila
Charcoal embers, coal dust (Greek)
Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Aythya
Unidentified seabird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
affinis
Related, allied (Latin)
Steller's Eider
Polysticta stelleri
Steller's Eider
Polysticta
Much spotted (Greek)
stelleri
Georg Wilhelm Steller, 17th Century German naturalist (Eponym)
King Eider
Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Somateria
Body wool (Greek)
spectabilis
Remarkable, showy (Latin)
Eider
(Common Eider)
Somateria mollissima
Eider
Somateria
Body wool (Greek)
mollissima
Very soft (Latin)
Harlequin Duck
Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
Histrionicus
From specific name for Harlequin Duck (Linnaeus)
histrionicus
Like a harlequin (Latin)
Surf Scoter
Melanitta perspicillata
Surf Scoter
Melanitta
Black duck (Greek)
perspicillata
Spectacled (Latin)
Velvet Scoter
Melanitta fusca
Velvet Scoter
Melanitta
Black duck (Greek)
fusca
Dusky, black, brown (Latin)
White-winged Scoter
Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Melanitta
Black duck (Greek)
deglandi
Degland, 19th Century French ornithologist (Eponym)
Common Scoter
Melanitta nigra
Common Scoter
Melanitta
Black duck (Greek)
nigra
Black, dark-coloured, shining black (Latin)
Black Scoter
Melanitta americana
Black Scoter
Melanitta
Black duck (Greek)
americana
America (Toponym)
Long-tailed Duck
Clangula hyemalis
Long-tailed Duck
Clangula
To resound (Latin)
hyemalis
Of winter (Latin)
Bufflehead
Bucephala albeola
Bufflehead
Bucephala
From specific name for Bufflehead (Linnaeus)
albeola
Diminuitive from white (Latin)
Goldeneye
(Common Goldeneye)
Bucephala clangula
Goldeneye
Bucephala
From specific name for Bufflehead (Linnaeus)
clangula
Diminuitive from to resound (Latin)
Barrow's Goldeneye
Bucephala islandica
Barrow's Goldeneye
Bucephala
From specific name for Bufflehead (Linnaeus)
islandica
Iceland (Toponym)
Smew
Mergellus albellus
Smew
Mergellus
From genus Mergus (Linnaeus)
albellus
Diminuitive of white (Latin)
Hooded Merganser
Lophodytes cucullatus
Hooded Merganser
Lophodytes
Crest diver (Greek)
cucullatus
Hooded (Latin)
Goosander
(Common Merganser)
Mergus merganser
Goosander
Mergus
Unidentified type of waterbird (Latin)
merganser
Waterbird goose (Latin)
Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus
Unidentified type of waterbird (Latin)
serrator
Sawyer (Latin)
Ruddy Duck
Oxyura jamaicensis
Ruddy Duck
Oxyura
Sharp or pointed tail (Greek)
jamaicensis
From Jamaica (Toponym)
Common Nighthawk
Chordeiles minor
Common Nighthawk
Chordeiles
Music in the evening (Greek)
minor
Smaller (Latin)
Red-necked Nightjar
Caprimulgus ruficollis
Red-necked Nightjar
Caprimulgus
Goat milker (Latin)
ruficollis
Red- or ruddy-necked (Latin)
Nightjar
(European Nightjar)
Caprimulgus europaeus
Nightjar
Caprimulgus
Goat milker (Latin)
europaeus
European (Toponym)
Egyptian Nightjar
Caprimulgus aegyptius
Egyptian Nightjar
Caprimulgus
Goat milker (Latin)
aegyptius
Egyptian (Latin)
White-throated Needletail
Hirundapus caudacutus
White-throated Needletail
Hirundapus
From genus for Swallow (Linnaeus)
caudacutus
Sharp-pointed tail (Latin)
Chimney Swift
Chaetura pelagica
Chimney Swift
Chaetura
Hair tail (Greek)
pelagica
Of the sea (Latin)
Alpine Swift
Tachymarptis melba
Alpine Swift
Tachymarptis
Fast seizer (Greek)
melba
Possibly from a Chinese word or place (Unknown)
Swift
(Common Swift)
Apus apus
Swift
Apus
From specific name for Common Swift (Linnaeus)
apus
Swift, type of swallow said to have no feet (from Greek without feet) (Latin)
Pallid Swift
Apus pallidus
Pallid Swift
Apus
From specific name for Common Swift (Linnaeus)
pallidus
Pallid, pale (Latin)
Pacific Swift
Apus pacificus
Pacific Swift
Apus
From specific name for Common Swift (Linnaeus)
pacificus
Pacific Ocean (Toponym)
Little Swift
Apus affinis
Little Swift
Apus
From specific name for Common Swift (Linnaeus)
affinis
Related, allied (Latin)
White-rumped Swift
Apus caffer
White-rumped Swift
Apus
From specific name for Common Swift (Linnaeus)
caffer
South African (Latin)
Great Bustard
Otis tarda
Great Bustard
Otis
Bustard with ear-feathers (probably the Great Bustard) (Greek)
tarda
Great bustard (Hispanic)
Macqueen's Bustard
Chlamydotis macqueenii
Macqueen's Bustard
Chlamydotis
Horseman's cloak bustard (Greek)
macqueenii
From an unknown person named MacQueen (Eponym)
Little Bustard
Tetrax tetrax
Little Bustard
Tetrax
From specific name for Little Bustard (Linnaeus)
tetrax
Edible gamebird mentioned by Aristophanes and others (Greek)
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Clamator glandarius
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Clamator
Shouter (Latin)
glandarius
Of acorns (Latin)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus americanus
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus
To cry cuckoo (Greek)
americanus
America (Toponym)
Black-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Black-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus
To cry cuckoo (Greek)
erythropthalmus
Red eye (Greek)
Cuckoo
(Common Cuckoo)
Cuculus canorus
Cuckoo
Cuculus
Cuckoo (Latin)
canorus
Melodious (Latin)
Pallas's Sandgrouse
Syrrhaptes paradoxus
Pallas's Sandgrouse
Syrrhaptes
Sewn together (Greek)
paradoxus
Strange, extraordinary (Greek)
Rock Dove
Columba livia
Rock Dove
Columba
Pigeon, dove (Latin)
livia
Rock dove (Latin)
Stock Dove
Columba oenas
Stock Dove
Columba
Pigeon, dove (Latin)
oenas
Pigeon (Greek)
Woodpigeon
(Common Wood Pigeon)
Columba palumbus
Woodpigeon
Columba
Pigeon, dove (Latin)
palumbus
Woodpigeon (Latin)
Turtle Dove
(European Turtle Dove)
Streptopelia turtur
Turtle Dove
Streptopelia
Collar or neck-chain dove (Greek)
turtur
Turtle dove (Latin)
Oriental Turtle Dove
Streptopelia orientalis
Oriental Turtle Dove
Streptopelia
Collar or neck-chain dove (Greek)
orientalis
Eastern (Latin)
Collared Dove
(Eurasian Collared Dove)
Streptopelia decaocto
Collared Dove
Streptopelia
Collar or neck-chain dove (Greek)
decaocto
Eighteen (Latin)
Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura
Mourning Dove
Zenaida
From specific name for Zenaida Dove (Bonaparte)
macroura
Long-tailed (Greek)
Water Rail
Rallus aquaticus
Water Rail
Rallus
From several possible sources relating to Water Rail (Unknown)
aquaticus
Aquatic, water-living (Latin)
Corncrake
(Corn Crake)
Crex crex
Corncrake
Crex
From specific name for Corncrake (Linnaeus)
crex
Long-legged bird mentioned in Greek literature, possibly the Corncrake (Greek)
Sora Rail
(Sora)
Porzana carolina
Sora Rail
Porzana
Local name for small crake (Venetian)
carolina
Carolina or Carolina Colonies (Toponym)
Spotted Crake
Porzana porzana
Spotted Crake
Porzana
Local name for small crake (Venetian)
porzana
Local name for small crake (Venetian)
Moorhen
(Common Moorhen)
Gallinula chloropus
Moorhen
Gallinula
Little hen, chicken (Latin)
chloropus
Green foot (Greek)
Coot
(Eurasian Coot)
Fulica atra
Coot
Fulica
Coot (Latin)
atra
Black, dark, dull black (Latin)
American Coot
Fulica americana
American Coot
Fulica
Coot (Latin)
americana
America (Toponym)
Allen's Gallinule
Porphyrio alleni
Allen's Gallinule
Porphyrio
From specific name for Purple Swamphen (Linnaeus)
alleni
Allen (Eponym)
American Purple Gallinule
(Purple Gallinule)
Porphyrio martinica
American Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio
From specific name for Purple Swamphen (Linnaeus)
martinica
Martinique, West Indies (Toponym)
Western Swamphen
Porphyrio porphyrio
Western Swamphen
Porphyrio
From specific name for Purple Swamphen (Linnaeus)
porphyrio
Swamphen (Latin)
Baillon's Crake
Zapornia pusilla
Baillon's Crake
Zapornia
Anagram of genus Porzana (Anagram)
pusilla
Tiny (Latin)
Little Crake
Zapornia parva
Little Crake
Zapornia
Anagram of genus Porzana (Anagram)
parva
Small (Latin)
Sandhill Crane
Antigone canadensis
Sandhill Crane
Antigone
From specific name for Sarus Crane (Linnaeus)
canadensis
Canada (Toponym)
Crane
(Common Crane)
Grus grus
Crane
Grus
From specific name for Common Crane (Linnaeus)
grus
Crane (Latin)
Little Grebe
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Little Grebe
Tachybaptus
To sink under fast (Greek)
ruficollis
Red- or ruddy-necked (Latin)
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus
From genus Podiceps (Latham)
podiceps
Vent foot (Latin)
Red-necked Grebe
Podiceps grisegena
Red-necked Grebe
Podiceps
Vent foot (Latin)
grisegena
Grey cheek (Latin)
Great Crested Grebe
Podiceps cristatus
Great Crested Grebe
Podiceps
Vent foot (Latin)
cristatus
Crested, plumed (Latin)
Slavonian Grebe
(Horned Grebe)
Podiceps auritus
Slavonian Grebe
Podiceps
Vent foot (Latin)
auritus
Long-eared (Latin)
Black-necked Grebe
Podiceps nigricollis
Black-necked Grebe
Podiceps
Vent foot (Latin)
nigricollis
Black-necked (Latin)
Stone-curlew
(Eurasian Stone-curlew)
Burhinus oedicnemus
Stone-curlew
Burhinus
Ox-nose (Greek)
oedicnemus
Swelling leg (Greek)
Oystercatcher
(Eurasian Oystercatcher)
Haematopus ostralegus
Oystercatcher
Haematopus
Blood foot (Latin)
ostralegus
Oyster gatherer (Latin)
Black-winged Stilt
Himantopus himantopus
Black-winged Stilt
Himantopus
From specific name for Black-winged Stilt (Linnaeus)
himantopus
Wading bird now generally identified as the Black-winged Stilt (Latin)
Avocet
(Pied Avocet)
Recurvirostra avosetta
Avocet
Recurvirostra
Bent or curved backwards bill (Latin)
avosetta
Venetian name for Pied Avocet (Venetian)
Lapwing
(Northern Lapwing)
Vanellus vanellus
Lapwing
Vanellus
From specific name for Northern Lapwing (Linnaeus)
vanellus
Diminuitive of winnowing-fan (Latin)
Sociable Plover
(Sociable Lapwing)
Vanellus gregarius
Sociable Plover
Vanellus
From specific name for Northern Lapwing (Linnaeus)
gregarius
Sociable (Latin)
White-tailed Plover
(White-tailed Lapwing)
Vanellus leucurus
White-tailed Plover
Vanellus
From specific name for Northern Lapwing (Linnaeus)
leucurus
White-tailed (Greek)
Golden Plover
(European Golden Plover)
Pluvialis apricaria
Golden Plover
Pluvialis
From specific name for Eurasian Golden Plover (Linnaeus)
apricaria
To bask in the sun (Latin)
Pacific Golden Plover
Pluvialis fulva
Pacific Golden Plover
Pluvialis
From specific name for Eurasian Golden Plover (Linnaeus)
fulva
Tawny, yellowish-brown, brown (Latin)
American Golden Plover
Pluvialis dominica
American Golden Plover
Pluvialis
From specific name for Eurasian Golden Plover (Linnaeus)
dominica
Santo Domingo (Hispaniola), West Indies (Toponym)
Grey Plover
Pluvialis squatarola
Grey Plover
Pluvialis
From specific name for Eurasian Golden Plover (Linnaeus)
squatarola
Local name for a type of plover (Venetian)
Ringed Plover
(Common Ringed Plover)
Charadrius hiaticula
Ringed Plover
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
hiaticula
Cleft-dweller (Latin)
Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius semipalmatus
Semipalmated Plover
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
semipalmatus
Half-palmate (Latin)
Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius
Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
dubius
Doubtful, dubious (Latin)
Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus
Killdeer
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
vociferus
Clamorous, noisy (Latin)
Kentish Plover
Charadrius alexandrinus
Kentish Plover
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
alexandrinus
From Alexandria, Egypt (Toponym)
Lesser Sand Plover
Charadrius mongolus
Lesser Sand Plover
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
mongolus
Mongolia (Toponym)
Greater Sand Plover
Charadrius leschenaultii
Greater Sand Plover
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
leschenaultii
Jean Lescheenault de la Tour, 18th Century French naturalist (Eponym)
Caspian Plover
Charadrius asiaticus
Caspian Plover
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
asiaticus
Asiatic (mainly referring to India) (Latin)
Dotterel
(Eurasian Dotterel)
Charadrius morinellus
Dotterel
Charadrius
Yellowish bird mentioned in 4th Century Vulgate Bible (Latin)
morinellus
Diminuitive of foolish (Greek)
Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda
Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia
From specific name for Upland Sandpiper (Wilson)
longicauda
Long tail (Latin)
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel
Numenius
Bird mentioned by Hesychius, probably the Curlew with its crescent-shaped bill (derived from new moon). (Greek)
phaeopus
Whimbrel (from Greek brown foot) (Latin)
Hudsonian Whimbrel
Numenius hudsonicus
Hudsonian Whimbrel
Numenius
Bird mentioned by Hesychius, probably the Curlew with its crescent-shaped bill (derived from new moon). (Greek)
hudsonicus
Hudson Bay, Canada (Toponym)
Little Whimbrel
(Little Curlew)
Numenius minutus
Little Whimbrel
Numenius
Bird mentioned by Hesychius, probably the Curlew with its crescent-shaped bill (derived from new moon). (Greek)
minutus
Small (Latin)
Eskimo Curlew
Numenius borealis
Eskimo Curlew
Numenius
Bird mentioned by Hesychius, probably the Curlew with its crescent-shaped bill (derived from new moon). (Greek)
borealis
Northern (Latin)
Curlew
(Eurasian Curlew)
Numenius arquata
Curlew
Numenius
Bird mentioned by Hesychius, probably the Curlew with its crescent-shaped bill (derived from new moon). (Greek)
arquata
Curlew (from bow-shaped) (Latin)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Limosa lapponica
Bar-tailed Godwit
Limosa
From specific name for Black-tailed Godwit (Linnaeus)
lapponica
Lapland (Toponym)
Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa limosa
Black-tailed Godwit
Limosa
From specific name for Black-tailed Godwit (Linnaeus)
limosa
Muddy (Latin)
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa
From specific name for Black-tailed Godwit (Linnaeus)
haemastica
Bloody (Greek)
Turnstone
(Ruddy Turnstone)
Arenaria interpres
Turnstone
Arenaria
Relating to sand (Latin)
interpres
Messenger (Latin)
Great Knot
Calidris tenuirostris
Great Knot
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
tenuirostris
Slender-billed (Latin)
Knot
(Red Knot)
Calidris canutus
Knot
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
canutus
King Canute, who is said to have considered the Red Knot as a delicacy (Eponym)
Ruff
Calidris pugnax
Ruff
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
pugnax
Fond of fighting (Latin)
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Calidris falcinellus
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
falcinellus
Glossy Ibis (Italian)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Calidris acuminata
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
acuminata
Pointed (Latin)
Stilt Sandpiper
Calidris himantopus
Stilt Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
himantopus
Wading bird now generally identified as the Black-winged Stilt (Latin)
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
ferruginea
Rusty-coloured, ferruginous (Latin)
Temminck's Stint
Calidris temminckii
Temminck's Stint
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
temminckii
Coenraad Temminck, Dutch 19th Century ornithologist (Eponym)
Long-toed Stint
Calidris subminuta
Long-toed Stint
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
subminuta
Near to a Little Stint (Latin)
Red-necked Stint
Calidris ruficollis
Red-necked Stint
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
ruficollis
Red- or ruddy-necked (Latin)
Sanderling
Calidris alba
Sanderling
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
alba
White, dull white (Latin)
Dunlin
Calidris alpina
Dunlin
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
alpina
Alpine, of high mountains (Latin)
Purple Sandpiper
Calidris maritima
Purple Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
maritima
Maritime, of the sea (Latin)
Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris bairdii
Baird's Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
bairdii
Spencer Fullerton Baird, 19th Century American collector (Eponym)
Little Stint
Calidris minuta
Little Stint
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
minuta
Small (Latin)
Least Sandpiper
Calidris minutilla
Least Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
minutilla
Very small (Latin)
White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis
White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
fuscicollis
Dusky, brown (Latin)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris subruficollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
subruficollis
Reddish-necked (Latin)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos
Pectoral Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
melanotos
Black-backed (Greek)
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Calidris pusilla
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
pusilla
Tiny (Latin)
Western Sandpiper
Calidris mauri
Western Sandpiper
Calidris
From specific name for Red Knot (Gmelin)
mauri
Ernesto Mauri, 19th Century Italian botanist (Eponym)
Long-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus
Long-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus
March-runner (Greek)
scolopaceus
Snipe, woodcock (Latin)
Short-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus griseus
Short-billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus
March-runner (Greek)
griseus
Grey (Latin)
Woodcock
(Eurasian Woodcock)
Scolopax rusticola
Woodcock
Scolopax
Snipe, woodcock (Latin)
rusticola
Gamebird mentioned by Pliny, possibly a grouse (Latin)
Jack Snipe
Lymnocryptes minimus
Jack Snipe
Lymnocryptes
Marsh hidden (Greek)
minimus
Smallest (Latin)
Great Snipe
Gallinago media
Great Snipe
Gallinago
From specific name for Common Snipe (Linnaeus)
media
Intermediate (Latin)
Snipe
(Common Snipe)
Gallinago gallinago
Snipe
Gallinago
From specific name for Common Snipe (Linnaeus)
gallinago
Woodcock, snipe (Latin)
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago
From specific name for Common Snipe (Linnaeus)
delicata
Dainty, delicate (Latin)
Terek Sandpiper
Xenus cinereus
Terek Sandpiper
Xenus
Stranger (Greek)
cinereus
Ash-grey, ash-coloured (Latin)
Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Phalarope
Phalaropus
Coot foot (Greek)
tricolor
Tri-coloured (Latin)
Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus lobatus
Red-necked Phalarope
Phalaropus
Coot foot (Greek)
lobatus
Lobed (Latin)
Grey Phalarope
(Red Phalarope)
Phalaropus fulicarius
Grey Phalarope
Phalaropus
Coot foot (Greek)
fulicarius
Coot (Latin)
Common Sandpiper
Actitis hypoleucos
Common Sandpiper
Actitis
Coast dweller (Greek)
hypoleucos
Beneath white (Greek)
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis
Coast dweller (Greek)
macularius
Spot (Latin)
Green Sandpiper
Tringa ochropus
Green Sandpiper
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
ochropus
Pale yellow foot (Greek)
Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa solitaria
Solitary Sandpiper
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
solitaria
Solitary (Latin)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Tringa brevipes
Grey-tailed Tattler
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
brevipes
Short foot (Latin)
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes
Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
flavipes
Yellow foot (Latin)
Redshank
(Common Redshank)
Tringa totanus
Redshank
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
totanus
Common Redshank (Italian)
Marsh Sandpiper
Tringa stagnatilis
Marsh Sandpiper
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
stagnatilis
Belonging to pools or ponds (Latin)
Wood Sandpiper
Tringa glareola
Wood Sandpiper
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
glareola
Diminuitive of gravel (Latin)
Spotted Redshank
Tringa erythropus
Spotted Redshank
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
erythropus
Red-footed (Greek)
Greenshank
(Common Greenshank)
Tringa nebularia
Greenshank
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
nebularia
Mist (Latin)
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa melanoleuca
Greater Yellowlegs
Tringa
Name given to the Green Sandpiper (Aldrovandus)
melanoleuca
Black and white (Greek)
Cream-coloured Courser
(Cream-colored Courser)
Cursorius cursor
Cream-coloured Courser
Cursorius
Runner (Latin)
cursor
Runner (Latin)
Collared Pratincole
Glareola pratincola
Collared Pratincole
Glareola
Diminuitive from gravel (Latin)
pratincola
Meadow inhabitant (Latin)
Oriental Pratincole
Glareola maldivarum
Oriental Pratincole
Glareola
Diminuitive from gravel (Latin)
maldivarum
Maldive Islands (Toponym)
Black-winged Pratincole
Glareola nordmanni
Black-winged Pratincole
Glareola
Diminuitive from gravel (Latin)
nordmanni
Alexander von Nordmann, 19th Century Finnish zoologist (Eponym)
Kittiwake
(Black-legged Kittiwake)
Rissa tridactyla
Kittiwake
Rissa
From specific name for Black-legged Kittiwake (Brunnich)
tridactyla
Three-toed (Greek)
Ivory Gull
Pagophila eburnea
Ivory Gull
Pagophila
Sea-ice loving (Greek)
eburnea
Ivory-coloured, ivory-white (Latin)
Sabine's Gull
Xema sabini
Sabine's Gull
Xema
Name given to Sabine's Gull (Leach)
sabini
Joseph Sabine and Sir Edward Sabine, 19th Century scientists (Eponym)
Slender-billed Gull
Chroicocephalus genei
Slender-billed Gull
Chroicocephalus
Coloured or stained head (Greek)
genei
Giuseppe Gene, 19th Century Italian naturalist (Eponym)
Bonaparte's Gull
Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Bonaparte's Gull
Chroicocephalus
Coloured or stained head (Greek)
philadelphia
Philadelphia (Toponym)
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus
Coloured or stained head (Greek)
ridibundus
Laughing (Latin)
Little Gull
Hydrocoloeus minutus
Little Gull
Hydrocoloeus
Water web-footed bord (perhaps a Cormorant) (Greek)
minutus
Small (Latin)
Ross's Gull
Rhodostethia rosea
Ross's Gull
Rhodostethia
Rose breast (Greek)
rosea
Rosy, rose-coloured (Latin)
Laughing Gull
Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
Leucophaeus
Whitish-grey, ash coloured (Greek)
atricilla
Black tail (Latin)
Franklin's Gull
Leucophaeus pipixcan
Franklin's Gull
Leucophaeus
Whitish-grey, ash coloured (Greek)
pipixcan
Native name for a gull (Mexican Indian)
Audouin's Gull
Ichthyaetus audouinii
Audouin's Gull
Ichthyaetus
From specific name for Great Black-headed Gull (Pallas)
audouinii
Jean Victoire Audouin, French 19th Century ornithologist (Eponym)
Mediterranean Gull
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Mediterranean Gull
Ichthyaetus
From specific name for Great Black-headed Gull (Pallas)
melanocephalus
Black-headed (Greek)
Great Black-headed Gull
(Pallas's Gull)
Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
Great Black-headed Gull
Ichthyaetus
From specific name for Great Black-headed Gull (Pallas)
ichthyaetus
Fish eagle (Greek)
Common Gull
(Mew Gull)
Larus canus
Common Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
canus
Grey (Latin)
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
Ring-billed Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
delawarensis
Delaware River (Toponym)
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
marinus
Marine (Latin)
Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
glaucescens
Glaucous, bluish-grey (Latin)
Glaucous Gull
Larus hyperboreus
Glaucous Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
hyperboreus
Northern (Latin)
Iceland Gull
Larus glaucoides
Iceland Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
glaucoides
From specific name for Glaucous Gull (Brunnich)
Herring Gull
(European Herring Gull)
Larus argentatus
Herring Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
argentatus
Ornamented with silver (Latin)
American Herring Gull
Larus smithsonianus
American Herring Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
smithsonianus
James Smithson, 18th Century Philosopher (Eponym)
Caspian Gull
Larus cachinnans
Caspian Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
cachinnans
Laughing (Latin)
Yellow-legged Gull
Larus michahellis
Yellow-legged Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
michahellis
Misspelling of specific name for Yellow-legged Gull (Misspelling)
Slaty-backed Gull
Larus schistisagus
Slaty-backed Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
schistisagus
Slate cloak (Latin)
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus
Rapacious seabird, probably a gull (Latin)
fuscus
Brown, dusky (Latin)
Gull-billed Tern
Gelochelidon nilotica
Gull-billed Tern
Gelochelidon
Laughing swallow (Greek)
nilotica
Of the River Nile (Toponym)
Caspian Tern
Hydroprogne caspia
Caspian Tern
Hydroprogne
Water swallow (Greek)
caspia
Of the Caspian Sea (Toponym)
Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern
Thalasseus
Fisherman (Greek)
maximus
Greatest (Latin)
Lesser Crested Tern
Thalasseus bengalensis
Lesser Crested Tern
Thalasseus
Fisherman (Greek)
bengalensis
Bengal (Toponym)
Sandwich Tern
Thalasseus sandvicensis
Sandwich Tern
Thalasseus
Fisherman (Greek)
sandvicensis
Various geographical locations named Sandwich, includind Sandwich in Kent and the Sandwich Islands, now Hawaii. (Toponym)
Cabot's Tern
Thalasseus acuflavidus
Cabot's Tern
Thalasseus
Fisherman (Greek)
acuflavidus
Yellowish needle (Latin)
Elegant Tern
Thalasseus elegans
Elegant Tern
Thalasseus
Fisherman (Greek)
elegans
Elegant, fine (Latin)
Little Tern
Sternula albifrons
Little Tern
Sternula
From genus Sterna (Linnaeus)
albifrons
White forehead or front (Latin)
Least Tern
Sternula antillarum
Least Tern
Sternula
From genus Sterna (Linnaeus)
antillarum
Antilles in the West Indies (Toponym)
Aleutian Tern
Onychoprion aleuticus
Aleutian Tern
Onychoprion
Claw- or nail-saw (Greek)
aleuticus
Aleutian Island,s North Pacific (Toponym)
Bridled Tern
Onychoprion anaethetus
Bridled Tern
Onychoprion
Claw- or nail-saw (Greek)
anaethetus
Stupid, senseless (Greek)
Sooty Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus
Sooty Tern
Onychoprion
Claw- or nail-saw (Greek)
fuscatus
Dark (Latin)
Roseate Tern
Sterna dougallii
Roseate Tern
Sterna
Black Tern (Old English)
dougallii
Dr Peter McDougall, Scottish 18th Century physician (Eponym)
Common Tern
Sterna hirundo
Common Tern
Sterna
Black Tern (Old English)
hirundo
Swallow (Latin)
Arctic Tern
Sterna paradisaea
Arctic Tern
Sterna
Black Tern (Old English)
paradisaea
Paradise (Latin)
Forster's Tern
Sterna forsteri
Forster's Tern
Sterna
Black Tern (Old English)
forsteri
Johann Reinhold Forster or Johann Georg Adam Forster (Eponym)
Whiskered Tern
Chlidonias hybrida
Whiskered Tern
Chlidonias
Swallow-like (Greek)
hybrida
Hybrid (Latin)
White-winged Black Tern
(White-winged Tern)
Chlidonias leucopterus
White-winged Black Tern
Chlidonias
Swallow-like (Greek)
leucopterus
White-winged (Greek)
Black Tern
Chlidonias niger
Black Tern
Chlidonias
Swallow-like (Greek)
niger
Black, dark-coloured, shining black (Latin)
Great Skua
Stercorarius skua
Great Skua
Stercorarius
Relating to dung (Latin)
skua
Great Skua (Old Norse)
Pomarine Skua
(Pomarine Jaeger)
Stercorarius pomarinus
Pomarine Skua
Stercorarius
Relating to dung (Latin)
pomarinus
Cover nostrils (Greek)
Arctic Skua
(Parasitic Jaeger)
Stercorarius parasiticus
Arctic Skua
Stercorarius
Relating to dung (Latin)
parasiticus
Parasitic (Latin)
Long-tailed Skua
(Long-tailed Jaeger)
Stercorarius longicaudus
Long-tailed Skua
Stercorarius
Relating to dung (Latin)
longicaudus
Long tail (Latin)
Little Auk
Alle alle
Little Auk
Alle
From specific name for Little Auk (Linnaeus)
alle
Lomg-tailed Duck (Lapp)
Br�nnich's Guillemot
(Thick-billed Murre)
Uria lomvia
Br�nnich's Guillemot
Uria
Waterfowl mentioned by Athenaeus (Greek)
lomvia
Auk or diver (Swedish)
Common Guillemot
(Common Murre)
Uria aalge
Common Guillemot
Uria
Waterfowl mentioned by Athenaeus (Greek)
aalge
Auk (Danish)
Razorbill
Alca torda
Razorbill
Alca
Razorbill (Norwegian)
torda
From Gotland dialect name for Razorbill (Gotland)
Great Auk
Pinguinus impennis
Great Auk
Pinguinus
Penguin, as applied to the Great Auk in Newfoundland (Unknown)
impennis
Without wings (Latin)
Black Guillemot
Cepphus grylle
Black Guillemot
Cepphus
Pale waterbird mentioned by Aristotle and others (Greek)
grylle
Dialect name for Black Guillemot (Gotland)
Long-billed Murrelet
Brachyramphus perdix
Long-billed Murrelet
Brachyramphus
Short bill (Greek)
perdix
Partridge (Latin)
Ancient Murrelet
Synthliboramphus antiquus
Ancient Murrelet
Synthliboramphus
Compressed bill (Greek)
antiquus
Ancient (Latin)
Puffin
(Atlantic Puffin)
Fratercula arctica
Puffin
Fratercula
Friar (Latin)
arctica
Northern arctic (Toponym)
Tufted Puffin
Fratercula cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Fratercula
Friar (Latin)
cirrhata
Curly-headed (Latin)
Red-billed Tropicbird
Phaethon aethereus
Red-billed Tropicbird
Phaethon
Sun (Greek)
aethereus
Of the air, heavenly (Greek)
Red-throated Diver
(Red-throated Loon)
Gavia stellata
Red-throated Diver
Gavia
Unidentified seabird, perhaps some sort of gull (Latin)
stellata
Starry, starred, set with stars (Latin)
Black-throated Diver
(Black-throated Loon)
Gavia arctica
Black-throated Diver
Gavia
Unidentified seabird, perhaps some sort of gull (Latin)
arctica
Northern arctic (Toponym)
Pacific Diver
(Pacific Loon)
Gavia pacifica
Pacific Diver
Gavia
Unidentified seabird, perhaps some sort of gull (Latin)
pacifica
Pacific Ocean (Toponym)
Great Northern Diver
(Common Loon)
Gavia immer
Great Northern Diver
Gavia
Unidentified seabird, perhaps some sort of gull (Latin)
immer
Great Northern Diver (Norwegian)
White-billed Diver
(Yellow-billed Loon)
Gavia adamsii
White-billed Diver
Gavia
Unidentified seabird, perhaps some sort of gull (Latin)
adamsii
Adams (Eponym)
Wilson's Petrel
(Wilson's Storm Petrel)
Oceanites oceanicus
Wilson's Petrel
Oceanites
Mythological sea-nymphs (Greek)
oceanicus
Oceanic (Latin)
White-faced Storm Petrel
Pelagodroma marina
White-faced Storm Petrel
Pelagodroma
Sea-running (Greek)
marina
Marine (Latin)
Black-browed Albatross
Thalassarche melanophris
Black-browed Albatross
Thalassarche
Sea power (Greek)
melanophris
Black-browed (Greek)
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
Thalassarche chlororhynchos
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
Thalassarche
Sea power (Greek)
chlororhynchos
Yrllow bill (Greek)
Storm Petrel
(European Storm Petrel)
Hydrobates pelagicus
Storm Petrel
Hydrobates
Water-walker (Greek)
pelagicus
Marine, pelagic (Latin)
Swinhoe's Petrel
(Swinhoe's Storm Petrel)
Oceanodroma monorhis
Swinhoe's Petrel
Oceanodroma
Ocean-runner (Greek)
monorhis
Single nostril (Greek)
Leach's Petrel
(Leach's Storm Petrel)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Leach's Petrel
Oceanodroma
Ocean-runner (Greek)
leucorhoa
White rump (Greek)
Fulmar
(Northern Fulmar)
Fulmarus glacialis
Fulmar
Fulmarus
Northern Fulmar (Old Norse)
glacialis
Icy (Latin)
Black-capped Petrel
Pterodroma hasitata
Black-capped Petrel
Pterodroma
Wing runner (Greek)
hasitata
Faltering, hesitating (Latin)
Scopoli's Shearwater
Calonectris diomedea
Scopoli's Shearwater
Calonectris
Noble bird of shearwater genus (Greek)
diomedea
Mythological warrior king (Mythology)
Cory's Shearwater
Calonectris borealis
Cory's Shearwater
Calonectris
Noble bird of shearwater genus (Greek)
borealis
Northern (Latin)
Sooty Shearwater
Ardenna grisea
Sooty Shearwater
Ardenna
Bird from the Diomedes (Reichenbach)
grisea
Grey (Latin)
Great Shearwater
Ardenna gravis
Great Shearwater
Ardenna
Bird from the Diomedes (Reichenbach)
gravis
Heavy, weighty (Latin)
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus puffinus
Manx Shearwater
Puffinus
Based on Puffin of the Isle Of Man (Willughby)
puffinus
From genus of shearwater (Manx)
Yelkouan Shearwater
Puffinus yelkouan
Yelkouan Shearwater
Puffinus
Based on Puffin of the Isle Of Man (Willughby)
yelkouan
Wind-chaser (Turkish)
Balearic Shearwater
Puffinus mauretanicus
Balearic Shearwater
Puffinus
Based on Puffin of the Isle Of Man (Willughby)
mauretanicus
Mauretanian, Moorish (Toponym)
Barolo Shearwater
Puffinus baroli
Barolo Shearwater
Puffinus
Based on Puffin of the Isle Of Man (Willughby)
baroli
Carlo Tencredi Falletti Marchese di Barolo, 19th Century Italian philanthropist (Eponym)
Black Stork
Ciconia nigra
Black Stork
Ciconia
From specific name for White Stork (Linnaeus)
nigra
Black, dark-coloured, shining black (Latin)
White Stork
Ciconia ciconia
White Stork
Ciconia
From specific name for White Stork (Linnaeus)
ciconia
Stork (Latin)
Ascension Frigatebird
Fregata aquila
Ascension Frigatebird
Fregata
Mariners, Nme for the swift and rapacious frigatebirds (French)
aquila
Eagle (Latin)
Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata
Mariners, Nme for the swift and rapacious frigatebirds (French)
magnificens
Splendidly (Latin)
Gannet
(Northern Gannet)
Morus bassanus
Gannet
Morus
Silly, foolish (Greek)
bassanus
Bass Rock (Toponym)
Red-footed Booby
Sula sula
Red-footed Booby
Sula
Gannet (Norwegian)
sula
Name for a gannet (Norwegian)
Cormorant
(Great Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax carbo
Cormorant
Phalacrocorax
Cormorant (from Greek bald-headed raven) (Latin)
carbo
Charcoal (Latin)
Shag
(European Shag)
Phalacrocorax aristotelis
Shag
Phalacrocorax
Cormorant (from Greek bald-headed raven) (Latin)
aristotelis
Aristotle (Eponym)
Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus
Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax
Cormorant (from Greek bald-headed raven) (Latin)
auritus
Long-eared (Latin)
Glossy Ibis
Plegadis falcinellus
Glossy Ibis
Plegadis
Sickle (Greek)
falcinellus
Glossy Ibis (Italian)
Spoonbill
(Eurasian Spoonbill)
Platalea leucorodia
Spoonbill
Platalea
Spoonbill (Latin)
leucorodia
Spoonbill (white heron) (Greek)
Bittern
(Eurasian Bittern)
Botaurus stellaris
Bittern
Botaurus
Bittern (Latin)
stellaris
Starred (Latin)
American Bittern
Botaurus lentiginosus
American Bittern
Botaurus
Bittern (Latin)
lentiginosus
Freckled, dotted (Latin)
Little Bittern
Ixobrychus minutus
Little Bittern
Ixobrychus
Reed-like plant bellower (Greek)
minutus
Small (Latin)
Night-heron
(Black-crowned Night Heron)
Nycticorax nycticorax
Night-heron
Nycticorax
From specific name for Black-crowned Night Heron (Linnaeus)
nycticorax
Night raven (Greek)
Green Heron
Butorides virescens
Green Heron
Butorides
From genus Butor (bittern) (Swainson)
virescens
Greenish (Latin)
Squacco Heron
Ardeola ralloides
Squacco Heron
Ardeola
Little heron (Latin)
ralloides
From genus for Rail (Linnaeus)
Chinese Pond Heron
Ardeola bacchus
Chinese Pond Heron
Ardeola
Little heron (Latin)
bacchus
Wine-coloured (Latin)
Cattle Egret
(Western Cattle Egret)
Bubulcus ibis
Cattle Egret
Bubulcus
From specific name for Cattle Egret (Audouin)
ibis
Ibis (Latin)
Grey Heron
Ardea cinerea
Grey Heron
Ardea
Heron (Latin)
cinerea
Ash-grey, ash-coloured (Latin)
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
Great Blue Heron
Ardea
Heron (Latin)
herodias
Heron (Greek)
Purple Heron
Ardea purpurea
Purple Heron
Ardea
Heron (Latin)
purpurea
Purple-coloured (Latin)
Great White Egret
(Great Egret)
Ardea alba
Great White Egret
Ardea
Heron (Latin)
alba
White, dull white (Latin)
Snowy Egret
Egretta thula
Snowy Egret
Egretta
Egret (French)
thula
Araucano name for Black-necked swan (Araucano)
Little Egret
Egretta garzetta
Little Egret
Egretta
Egret (French)
garzetta
Name for the Little Egret (Italian)
Dalmatian Pelican
Pelecanus crispus
Dalmatian Pelican
Pelecanus
Pelican (Greek)
crispus
Curly-headed (Latin)
Osprey
(Western Osprey)
Pandion haliaetus
Osprey
Pandion
King of Athens in Greek mythology (Greek)
haliaetus
Osprey, sea-eagle (Greek)
Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus
Egyptian Vulture
Neophron
Mythological trickster metamorphosed into a vulture (Greek)
percnopterus
Vulture-winged (Greek)
Honey-buzzard
(European Honey Buzzard)
Pernis apivorus
Honey-buzzard
Pernis
Hawk mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius (Greek)
apivorus
Bee-eating (Latin)
Short-toed Eagle
(Short-toed Snake Eagle)
Circaetus gallicus
Short-toed Eagle
Circaetus
Type of hawk, associated with the harrier (Greek)
gallicus
Of Gaul (Toponym)
Spotted Eagle
(Greater Spotted Eagle)
Clanga clanga
Spotted Eagle
Clanga
From specific name for Greater Spotted Eagle (Pallas)
clanga
Eagle (Greek)
Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos
Golden Eagle
Aquila
Eagle (Latin)
chrysaetos
Golden eagle (Greek)
Sparrowhawk
(Eurasian Sparrowhawk)
Accipiter nisus
Sparrowhawk
Accipiter
Hawk (Latin)
nisus
Sparrowhawk (Latin)
Goshawk
(Northern Goshawk)
Accipiter gentilis
Goshawk
Accipiter
Hawk (Latin)
gentilis
Noble, gentle (Latin)
Marsh Harrier
(Western Marsh Harrier)
Circus aeruginosus
Marsh Harrier
Circus
Circle (Greek)
aeruginosus
Rusty (from copper rust) (Latin)
Hen Harrier
Circus cyaneus
Hen Harrier
Circus
Circle (Greek)
cyaneus
Dark-blue, sea-blue (Latin)
Northern Harrier
Circus hudsonius
Northern Harrier
Circus
Circle (Greek)
hudsonius
Hudson Bay, Canada (Toponym)
Pallid Harrier
Circus macrourus
Pallid Harrier
Circus
Circle (Greek)
macrourus
Long-tailed (Greek)
Montagu's Harrier
Circus pygargus
Montagu's Harrier
Circus
Circle (Greek)
pygargus
Hen Harrier (from Greek white-rumped) (Latin)
Red Kite
Milvus milvus
Red Kite
Milvus
From specific name for Red Kite (Linnaeus)
milvus
Kite (Latin)
Black Kite
Milvus migrans
Black Kite
Milvus
From specific name for Red Kite (Linnaeus)
migrans
Migrating (Latin)
White-tailed Eagle
Haliaeetus albicilla
White-tailed Eagle
Haliaeetus
Sea eagle (Latin)
albicilla
White-tailed (Latin)
Rough-legged Buzzard
Buteo lagopus
Rough-legged Buzzard
Buteo
From specific name for Common Buzzard (Linnaeus)
lagopus
Hare foot (Greek)
Buzzard
(Common Buzzard)
Buteo buteo
Buzzard
Buteo
From specific name for Common Buzzard (Linnaeus)
buteo
Buzzard (Latin)
Barn Owl
(Western Barn Owl)
Tyto alba
Barn Owl
Tyto
Night owl (Greek)
alba
White, dull white (Latin)
Scops Owl
(Eurasian Scops Owl)
Otus scops
Scops Owl
Otus
Small-eared owl (Latin)
scops
Little eared owl (Greek)
Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus
Snowy Owl
Bubo
From specific name for Great Eagle Owl (Linnaeus)
scandiacus
Scandinavian (Toponym)
Tawny Owl
Strix aluco
Tawny Owl
Strix
Owl (Latin)
aluco
From names for Tawny Owl (Italian)
Hawk Owl
(Northern Hawk-Owl)
Surnia ulula
Hawk Owl
Surnia
No explanation (Unknown)
ulula
Screech owl (Latin)
Little Owl
Athene noctua
Little Owl
Athene
Goddess of wisdom, war and the liberal arts (Greek)
noctua
Owl sacred to the goddess Minerva (Latin)
Tengmalm's Owl
(Boreal Owl)
Aegolius funereus
Tengmalm's Owl
Aegolius
Screech owl (bird of ill omen) (Greek)
funereus
Funereal (Latin)
Long-eared Owl
Asio otus
Long-eared Owl
Asio
From specific name for Long-eared Owl (Brisson)
otus
Eared owl (Latin)
Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus
Short-eared Owl
Asio
From specific name for Long-eared Owl (Brisson)
flammeus
Fiery, flaming, flame-coloured (Latin)
Hoopoe
(Eurasian Hoopoe)
Upupa epops
Hoopoe
Upupa
Hoopoe (Latin)
epops
Hoopoe (Greek)
Roller
(European Roller)
Coracias garrulus
Roller
Coracias
Type of crow or daw, possibly a chough (Greek)
garrulus
Chattering, babbling, noisy (Latin)
Kingfisher
(Common Kingfisher)
Alcedo atthis
Kingfisher
Alcedo
Kingfisher (Latin)
atthis
Mythological handsome richly-dressed Indian youth (Greek)
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle
Great bird of the Ceryle genus (Greek)
alcyon
Kingfisher (Latin)
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Merops persicus
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Merops
Bee-eater (Greek)
persicus
Persian (Toponym)
Bee-eater
(European Bee-eater)
Merops apiaster
Bee-eater
Merops
Bee-eater (Greek)
apiaster
Bee-eater (Latin)
Wryneck
(Eurasian Wryneck)
Jynx torquilla
Wryneck
Jynx
Wryneck (Greek)
torquilla
Diminuitive from to twist (Latin)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus
Hammer woodpecker (Greek)
varius
Various, diverse, variegated (Latin)
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Dryobates minor
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Dryobates
Woodland walker (Greek)
minor
Smaller (Latin)
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos major
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Dendrocopos
Tree striking (Greek)
major
Greater (Latin)
Green Woodpecker
(European Green Woodpecker)
Picus viridis
Green Woodpecker
Picus
Woodpecker (Latin)
viridis
Green (Latin)
Lesser Kestrel
Falco naumanni
Lesser Kestrel
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
naumanni
Johann Naumann, two separate German naturalists (Eponym)
Kestrel
(Common Kestrel)
Falco tinnunculus
Kestrel
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
tinnunculus
Kestrel (from shrill-sounding) (Latin)
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
American Kestrel
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
sparverius
Sparrowhawk (Latin)
Red-footed Falcon
Falco vespertinus
Red-footed Falcon
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
vespertinus
Of the evening, of twilight (Latin)
Amur Falcon
Falco amurensis
Amur Falcon
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
amurensis
Amurland or Amuria, Siberia (Toponym)
Eleonora's Falcon
Falco eleonorae
Eleonora's Falcon
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
eleonorae
Giudicessa Eleonora d'Arborea, 14th Century Sardinian heroine (Eponym)
Merlin
Falco columbarius
Merlin
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
columbarius
Pertasining to doves (Latin)
Hobby
(Eurasian Hobby)
Falco subbuteo
Hobby
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
subbuteo
Near to a buzzard (Latin)
Gyr Falcon
(Gyrfalcon)
Falco rusticolus
Gyr Falcon
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
rusticolus
Countryman (Latin)
Peregrine
(Peregrine Falcon)
Falco peregrinus
Peregrine
Falco
Falcon (from sickle) (Latin)
peregrinus
Peregrine (from wanderer) (Latin)
Ring-necked Parakeet
(Rose-ringed Parakeet)
Psittacula krameri
Ring-necked Parakeet
Psittacula
Little parrot (Latin)
krameri
Wilhelm Heinrich Kramer, 18th Century Austrian naturalist (Eponym)
Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis
From specific name for Say's Phoebe (Bonaparte)
phoebe
A name for the goddess Diana (Mythology)
Acadian Flycatcher
Empidonax virescens
Acadian Flycatcher
Empidonax
Gnat- or mosquito- lord or master (Greek)
virescens
Greenish (Latin)
Alder Flycatcher
Empidonax alnorum
Alder Flycatcher
Empidonax
Gnat- or mosquito- lord or master (Greek)
alnorum
Of the alder trees (Latin)
Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus
Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus
From specific name for Eastern Kingbird (Linnaeus)
tyrannus
Tyrant (Latin)
Brown Shrike
Lanius cristatus
Brown Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
cristatus
Crested, plumed (Latin)
Red-backed Shrike
Lanius collurio
Red-backed Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
collurio
Bird mentioned by Aristotle and Hesychius, possibly a Shrike or Fieldfare (Greek)
Daurian Shrike
(Isabelline Shrike)
Lanius isabellinus
Daurian Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
isabellinus
Fawn, greyish-yellow (probably from Queen Isabel of Spain) (Eponym)
Turkestan Shrike
(Red-tailed Shrike)
Lanius phoenicuroides
Turkestan Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
phoenicuroides
Resembling the Rufous-Tailed Lark (Greek)
Long-tailed Shrike
Lanius schach
Long-tailed Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
schach
Onomatopoeic name for Long-tailed shrike (Onomatopoeic)
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lanius minor
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
minor
Smaller (Latin)
Great Grey Shrike
Lanius excubitor
Great Grey Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
excubitor
Sentinel (Latin)
Woodchat Shrike
Lanius senator
Woodchat Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
senator
Senator (Latin)
Masked Shrike
Lanius nubicus
Masked Shrike
Lanius
Butcher (Latin)
nubicus
Nubian (Toponym)
Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo flavifrons
Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo
Small green bird, possibly the Golden Oriole or Greenfinch (Latin)
flavifrons
Yellow forehead or front (Latin)
Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus
Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo
Small green bird, possibly the Golden Oriole or Greenfinch (Latin)
philadelphicus
Philadelphia, United States (Toponym)
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo olivaceus
Red-eyed Vireo
Vireo
Small green bird, possibly the Golden Oriole or Greenfinch (Latin)
olivaceus
Olive-green (Latin)
Golden Oriole
(Eurasian Golden Oriole)
Oriolus oriolus
Golden Oriole
Oriolus
From specific name for European Golden Oriole (Linnaeus)
oriolus
Golden oriole (Latin)
Jay
(Eurasian Jay)
Garrulus glandarius
Jay
Garrulus
Chattering, babbling, noisy (Latin)
glandarius
Of acorns (Latin)
Magpie
(Eurasian Magpie)
Pica pica
Magpie
Pica
From specific name for Common Magpie (Linnaeus)
pica
Magpie (Latin)
Nutcracker
(Spotted Nutcracker)
Nucifraga caryocatactes
Nutcracker
Nucifraga
Name given to Spotted Nutcracker as a translation from German for nut-breaker (Latin)
caryocatactes
Nut-shatterer (Greek)
Chough
(Red-billed Chough)
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
Chough
Pyrrhocorax
From specific name for Red-billed Chough (Linnaeus)
pyrrhocorax
Chough (from Greek flame-coloured raven) (Latin)
Jackdaw
(Western Jackdaw)
Coloeus monedula
Jackdaw
Coloeus
Jackdaw (Greek)
monedula
Jackdaw (from money-eater) (Latin)
Rook
Corvus frugilegus
Rook
Corvus
Raven (Latin)
frugilegus
Crop-picking (Latin)
Carrion Crow
Corvus corone
Carrion Crow
Corvus
Raven (Latin)
corone
Crow (Greek)
Hooded Crow
Corvus cornix
Hooded Crow
Corvus
Raven (Latin)
cornix
Crow (Latin)
Raven
(Northern Raven)
Corvus corax
Raven
Corvus
Raven (Latin)
corax
Raven (from to croak) (Greek)
Waxwing
(Bohemian Waxwing)
Bombycilla garrulus
Waxwing
Bombycilla
Silk tail (G/L)
garrulus
Chattering, babbling, noisy (Latin)
Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum
Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla
Silk tail (G/L)
cedrorum
Of the cedars (Latin)
Coal Tit
Periparus ater
Coal Tit
Periparus
Very like the tit genus Parus (Greek)
ater
Black, dark, dull black (Latin)
Crested Tit
(European Crested Tit)
Lophophanes cristatus
Crested Tit
Lophophanes
Crest showing (Greek)
cristatus
Crested, plumed (Latin)
Marsh Tit
Poecile palustris
Marsh Tit
Poecile
Unknown small bird (Greek)
palustris
Marshy (Latin)
Willow Tit
Poecile montanus
Willow Tit
Poecile
Unknown small bird (Greek)
montanus
Of the mountains (Latin)
Blue Tit
(Eurasian Blue Tit)
Cyanistes caeruleus
Blue Tit
Cyanistes
Dark blue (Greek)
caeruleus
Dark blue, cerulean (Latin)
Great Tit
Parus major
Great Tit
Parus
Tit (Latin)
major
Greater (Latin)
Penduline Tit
(Eurasian Penduline Tit)
Remiz pendulinus
Penduline Tit
Remiz
European Penduline tit (Polish)
pendulinus
Hanging down (Latin)
Bearded Tit
(Bearded Reedling)
Panurus biarmicus
Bearded Tit
Panurus
Exceedingly tailed (Greek)
biarmicus
Possibly related to bearded (Uncertain)
Woodlark
Lullula arborea
Woodlark
Lullula
Based on French onomatopoeic name for Wood Lark (French)
arborea
Arboreal, of a tree (Latin)
White-winged Lark
Alauda leucoptera
White-winged Lark
Alauda
Lark (from great songstress) (Latin)
leucoptera
White-winged (Greek)
Skylark
(Eurasian Skylark)
Alauda arvensis
Skylark
Alauda
Lark (from great songstress) (Latin)
arvensis
Of the field (Latin)
Crested Lark
Galerida cristata
Crested Lark
Galerida
Lark with a crest (Crested Lark or Skylark), from cap, bonnet (Latin)
cristata
Crested, plumed (Latin)
Shore Lark
(Horned Lark)
Eremophila alpestris
Shore Lark
Eremophila
Desert-loving (Greek)
alpestris
Of the high mountains (Latin)
Short-toed Lark
(Greater Short-toed Lark)
Calandrella brachydactyla
Short-toed Lark
Calandrella
Diminuitive of Calendra Lark (Greek)
brachydactyla
Short-toed (Greek)
Bimaculated Lark
Melanocorypha bimaculata
Bimaculated Lark
Melanocorypha
Black unidentified bird mentioned by Hesychius, possibly a lark (Greek)
bimaculata
Two-spotted (Latin)
Calandra Lark
Melanocorypha calandra
Calandra Lark
Melanocorypha
Black unidentified bird mentioned by Hesychius, possibly a lark (Greek)
calandra
Lark (Greek)
Black Lark
Melanocorypha yeltoniensis
Black Lark
Melanocorypha
Black unidentified bird mentioned by Hesychius, possibly a lark (Greek)
yeltoniensis
Lake Yelton, Astrakhan (Toponym)
Lesser Short-toed Lark
Alaudala rufescens
Lesser Short-toed Lark
Alaudala
Diminuitive of genus for skylark (Linnaeus)
rufescens
Reddish (Latin)
Sand Martin
Riparia riparia
Sand Martin
Riparia
From specific name for Sand martin (Linnaeus)
riparia
riverbank-nesting (Latin)
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta
Moving quickly (Greek)
bicolor
Bicoloured (Latin)
Purple Martin
Progne subis
Purple Martin
Progne
Swallow (Latin)
subis
Bird that breaks eagle's eggs (Latin)
Swallow
(Barn Swallow)
Hirundo rustica
Swallow
Hirundo
Swallow (Latin)
rustica
Rural, rustic, plain, simple (Latin)
Crag Martin
(Eurasian Crag Martin)
Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Crag Martin
Ptyonoprogne
Fan swallow (L/G)
rupestris
Rock-dwelling (Latin)
House Martin
(Common House Martin)
Delichon urbicum
House Martin
Delichon
Anagram of genus Chelidon (martin) (Anagram)
urbicum
Urban, frequenting towns (Latin)
Red-rumped Swallow
Cecropis daurica
Red-rumped Swallow
Cecropis
Athenian woman (Greek)
daurica
Dauria, south-eastern Siberia (Toponym)
American Cliff Swallow
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
American Cliff Swallow
Petrochelidon
Rock swalow (Greek)
pyrrhonota
Flame- or red-backed (Greek)
Cetti's Warbler
Cettia cetti
Cetti's Warbler
Cettia
From specific name for Cetti's Warbler (Temminck)
cetti
Father Francesco Cetti, 18th Century Italian mathematician and zoologist (Eponym)
Long-tailed Tit
Aegithalos caudatus
Long-tailed Tit
Aegithalos
Tit (Greek)
caudatus
Having a tail (Latin)
Wood Warbler
Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Wood Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
sibilatrix
Whistler (Latin)
Western Bonelli's Warbler
Phylloscopus bonelli
Western Bonelli's Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
bonelli
Franco Andrea Bonelli, Italian 19th Century naturalist (Eponym)
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler
Phylloscopus orientalis
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
orientalis
Eastern (Latin)
Hume's Warbler
(Hume's Leaf Warbler)
Phylloscopus humei
Hume's Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
humei
Allan Octavian Hume, 19th Century British ornithologist (Eponym)
Yellow-browed Warbler
Phylloscopus inornatus
Yellow-browed Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
inornatus
Plain, unadorned (Latin)
Pallas's Warbler
(Pallas's Leaf Warbler)
Phylloscopus proregulus
Pallas's Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
proregulus
Close to a Goldcrest (Greek)
Radde's Warbler
Phylloscopus schwarzi
Radde's Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
schwarzi
Ludwig Schwarz, German astronomer (Eponym)
Dusky Warbler
Phylloscopus fuscatus
Dusky Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
fuscatus
Dark (Latin)
Willow Warbler
Phylloscopus trochilus
Willow Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
trochilus
Wren (Greek)
Chiffchaff
(Common Chiffchaff)
Phylloscopus collybita
Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
collybita
Money-changer (Latin)
Iberian Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus ibericus
Iberian Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
ibericus
Iberian (Toponym)
Eastern Crowned Warbler
Phylloscopus coronatus
Eastern Crowned Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
coronatus
Crowned (Latin)
Green Warbler
Phylloscopus nitidus
Green Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
nitidus
Shining, glittering (Latin)
Two-barred Greenish Warbler
(Two-barred Warbler)
Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
Two-barred Greenish Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
plumbeitarsus
Plumbeous flat of the foot (L/G)
Greenish Warbler
Phylloscopus trochiloides
Greenish Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
trochiloides
Resembling a bow (Greek)
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus tenellipes
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
tenellipes
Delicate foot (Latin)
Arctic Warbler
Phylloscopus borealis
Arctic Warbler
Phylloscopus
Leaf seeker (Greek)
borealis
Northern (Latin)
Great Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Great Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus
Topmost or highest head (Greek)
arundinaceus
Reed-like (Latin)
Aquatic Warbler
Acrocephalus paludicola
Aquatic Warbler
Acrocephalus
Topmost or highest head (Greek)
paludicola
Marsh-dweller (Latin)
Sedge Warbler
Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Sedge Warbler
Acrocephalus
Topmost or highest head (Greek)
schoenobaenus
Reed-treader (Greek)
Paddyfield Warbler
Acrocephalus agricola
Paddyfield Warbler
Acrocephalus
Topmost or highest head (Greek)
agricola
Farmer, tiller of the fields (Latin)
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus dumetorum
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus
Topmost or highest head (Greek)
dumetorum
Of the thickets (Latin)
Reed Warbler
(Eurasian Reed Warbler)
Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus
Topmost or highest head (Greek)
scirpaceus
Rush, reed (Latin)
Marsh Warbler
Acrocephalus palustris
Marsh Warbler
Acrocephalus
Topmost or highest head (Greek)
palustris
Marshy (Latin)
Thick-billed Warbler
Arundinax aedon
Thick-billed Warbler
Arundinax
Reed master (L/G)
aedon
Nightingale (L/G)
Booted Warbler
Iduna caligata
Booted Warbler
Iduna
Perhaps a phonetic rendering of aedonis (nightingale) (Unknown)
caligata
Booted (Latin)
Sykes's Warbler
Iduna rama
Sykes's Warbler
Iduna
Perhaps a phonetic rendering of aedonis (nightingale) (Unknown)
rama
Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu (Mythology)
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
Iduna pallida
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
Iduna
Perhaps a phonetic rendering of aedonis (nightingale) (Unknown)
pallida
Pallid, pale (Latin)
Olive-tree Warbler
Hippolais olivetorum
Olive-tree Warbler
Hippolais
From specific name for Icterine Warbler (Linnaeus)
olivetorum
Of the olive groves (Latin)
Melodious Warbler
Hippolais polyglotta
Melodious Warbler
Hippolais
From specific name for Icterine Warbler (Linnaeus)
polyglotta
Loud-voiced, harmonius (many tongues) (Greek)
Icterine Warbler
Hippolais icterina
Icterine Warbler
Hippolais
From specific name for Icterine Warbler (Linnaeus)
icterina
Jaundice-yellow (Greek)
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler
Helopsaltes certhiola
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler
Helopsaltes
(Not listed) (Unknown)
certhiola
Diminuitive from treecreeper genus (Linnaeus)
Lanceolated Warbler
Locustella lanceolata
Lanceolated Warbler
Locustella
From specific name for Common Grasshopper Warbler (Latham)
lanceolata
Spear-shaped (Latin)
River Warbler
Locustella fluviatilis
River Warbler
Locustella
From specific name for Common Grasshopper Warbler (Latham)
fluviatilis
Riverine, of a river (Latin)
Savi's Warbler
Locustella luscinioides
Savi's Warbler
Locustella
From specific name for Common Grasshopper Warbler (Latham)
luscinioides
Nightingale-resembling (Latin)
Grasshopper Warbler
(Common Grasshopper Warbler)
Locustella naevia
Grasshopper Warbler
Locustella
From specific name for Common Grasshopper Warbler (Latham)
naevia
Spotted, marked (Latin)
Fan-tailed Warbler
(Zitting Cisticola)
Cisticola juncidis
Fan-tailed Warbler
Cisticola
From specific name for Zitting Cisticola (Temminck)
juncidis
Little reed (Latin)
Blackcap
(Eurasian Blackcap)
Sylvia atricapilla
Blackcap
Sylvia
From specific name of unknown bird, possibly Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
atricapilla
Black-haired (Latin)
Garden Warbler
Sylvia borin
Garden Warbler
Sylvia
From specific name of unknown bird, possibly Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
borin
Local Genoese name for a type of warbler (Italian)
Barred Warbler
Curruca nisoria
Barred Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
nisoria
Sparrowhawk (Latin)
Lesser Whitethroat
Curruca curruca
Lesser Whitethroat
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
curruca
Unidentified bird mentioned by Juvenal, possibly the Dunnock (Latin)
Western Orphean Warbler
Curruca hortensis
Western Orphean Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
hortensis
Of a garden (Latin)
Eastern Orphean Warbler
Curruca crassirostris
Eastern Orphean Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
crassirostris
Thick- or heavy-billed (Latin)
Asian Desert Warbler
Curruca nana
Asian Desert Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
nana
Dwarf (Latin)
R�ppell's Warbler
Curruca ruppeli
R�ppell's Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
ruppeli
Wilhelm Peter Eduadr Simon Ruppell, 19th Century German naturalist (Eponym)
Sardinian Warbler
Curruca melanocephala
Sardinian Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
melanocephala
Black-headed (Greek)
Western Subalpine Warbler
Curruca iberiae
Western Subalpine Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
iberiae
Spanish, Iberian (Toponym)
Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler
(Moltoni's Warbler)
Curruca subalpina
Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
subalpina
Subalpine (Latin)
Eastern Subalpine Warbler
Curruca cantillans
Eastern Subalpine Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
cantillans
Warbling (Latin)
Whitethroat
(Common Whitethroat)
Curruca communis
Whitethroat
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
communis
Common (Latin)
Spectacled Warbler
Curruca conspicillata
Spectacled Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
conspicillata
A place to look from (implying spectacled) (Latin)
Marmora's Warbler
Curruca sarda
Marmora's Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
sarda
Sardinian woman (Latin)
Dartford Warbler
Curruca undata
Dartford Warbler
Curruca
From specific name for Lesser Whitethroat (Linnaeus)
undata
Wavy, with wave-like markings (Latin)
Firecrest
(Common Firecrest)
Regulus ignicapilla
Firecrest
Regulus
From specific name for Goldcrest (Linnaeus)
ignicapilla
Fire-capped (Latin)
Goldcrest
Regulus regulus
Goldcrest
Regulus
From specific name for Goldcrest (Linnaeus)
regulus
Prince, kinglet (Latin)
Wren
(Eurasian Wren)
Troglodytes troglodytes
Wren
Troglodytes
From specific name for Wren (Linnaeus)
troglodytes
Cave-dweller (Greek)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta canadensis
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta
Bird like a woodpecker mentioned by Aristotle, Callimachus and Hesychius (Greek)
canadensis
Canada (Toponym)
Nuthatch
(Eurasian Nuthatch)
Sitta europaea
Nuthatch
Sitta
Bird like a woodpecker mentioned by Aristotle, Callimachus and Hesychius (Greek)
europaea
European (Toponym)
Wallcreeper
Tichodroma muraria
Wallcreeper
Tichodroma
Wall runner (Greek)
muraria
Of walls (Latin)
Treecreeper
(Eurasian Treecreeper)
Certhia familiaris
Treecreeper
Certhia
Small bird mentioned by Aristotle, perhaps the treecreeper (Greek)
familiaris
Familiar, friendly (from family, household) (Latin)
Short-toed Treecreeper
Certhia brachydactyla
Short-toed Treecreeper
Certhia
Small bird mentioned by Aristotle, perhaps the treecreeper (Greek)
brachydactyla
Short-toed (Greek)
Grey Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis
Grey Catbird
Dumetella
Diminuitive of thicket (Latin)
carolinensis
Carolina or the Caroline Colonies (Toponym)
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus polyglottos
Northern Mockingbird
Mimus
Mimic (Latin)
polyglottos
Loud-voiced, harmonius (many tongues) (Greek)
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma
Bow or arch mouth (Greek)
rufum
Red, ruddy, rufous (Latin)
Rose-coloured Starling
(Rosy Starling)
Pastor roseus
Rose-coloured Starling
Pastor
Shepherd (Latin)
roseus
Rosy (Latin)
Starling
(Common Starling)
Sturnus vulgaris
Starling
Sturnus
Starling (Latin)
vulgaris
Common (Latin)
Siberian Thrush
Geokichla sibirica
Siberian Thrush
Geokichla
Ground thrush (Greek)
sibirica
From Siberia or Asiatic Russia (Toponym)
White's Thrush
Zoothera aurea
White's Thrush
Zoothera
Animal hunter (Greek)
aurea
Golden (Latin)
Varied Thrush
Ixoreus naevius
Varied Thrush
Ixoreus
Mistletoe (Greek)
naevius
Spotted, marked (Latin)
Veery
Catharus fuscescens
Veery
Catharus
Pure, clean (derived from Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush) (Greek)
fuscescens
Blackish (Latin)
Grey-cheeked Thrush
Catharus minimus
Grey-cheeked Thrush
Catharus
Pure, clean (derived from Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush) (Greek)
minimus
Smallest (Latin)
Swainson's Thrush
Catharus ustulatus
Swainson's Thrush
Catharus
Pure, clean (derived from Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush) (Greek)
ustulatus
Burnt (Latin)
Hermit Thrush
Catharus guttatus
Hermit Thrush
Catharus
Pure, clean (derived from Orange-billed Nightingale Thrush) (Greek)
guttatus
Spotted, speckled (Latin)
Wood Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina
Wood Thrush
Hylocichla
Woodland or forest thrush (Greek)
mustelina
Like a weasel (Latin)
Ring Ouzel
Turdus torquatus
Ring Ouzel
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
torquatus
Collared (Latin)
Blackbird
(Common Blackbird)
Turdus merula
Blackbird
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
merula
Blackbird (Latin)
Eyebrowed Thrush
Turdus obscurus
Eyebrowed Thrush
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
obscurus
Dark, dusky (Latin)
Black-throated Thrush
Turdus atrogularis
Black-throated Thrush
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
atrogularis
Black-throated (Latin)
Red-throated Thrush
Turdus ruficollis
Red-throated Thrush
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
ruficollis
Red- or ruddy-necked (Latin)
Naumann's Thrush
Turdus naumanni
Naumann's Thrush
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
naumanni
Johann Naumann, two separate German naturalists (Eponym)
Dusky Thrush
Turdus eunomus
Dusky Thrush
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
eunomus
Orderly (Greek)
Fieldfare
Turdus pilaris
Fieldfare
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
pilaris
To deprive of hair (Latin)
Redwing
Turdus iliacus
Redwing
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
iliacus
Of the flanks (Latin)
Song Thrush
Turdus philomelos
Song Thrush
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
philomelos
Nightingale (Latin)
Mistle Thrush
Turdus viscivorus
Mistle Thrush
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
viscivorus
Mistletoe-eating (Latin)
American Robin
Turdus migratorius
American Robin
Turdus
Thrush (Latin)
migratorius
Migrant, wanderer (Latin)
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Cercotrichas galactotes
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
Cercotrichas
Tail thrush (Greek)
galactotes
Resembling milk (Greek)
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa striata
Spotted Flycatcher
Muscicapa
Fly catcher (Latin)
striata
Striated (Latin)
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Muscicapa dauurica
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Muscicapa
Fly catcher (Latin)
dauurica
Dauria, south-eastern Siberia (Toponym)
Robin
(European Robin)
Erithacus rubecula
Robin
Erithacus
Unknown bird thought to turn into the redstart in summer (Greek)
rubecula
Redbreast or robin (Latin)
Siberian Blue Robin
Larvivora cyane
Siberian Blue Robin
Larvivora
Caterpillar-eating (Latin)
cyane
Dark-blue, sea-blue (Latin)
Rufous-tailed Robin
Larvivora sibilans
Rufous-tailed Robin
Larvivora
Caterpillar-eating (Latin)
sibilans
Hissing, whistling (Latin)
Bluethroat
Luscinia svecica
Bluethroat
Luscinia
Nightingale (Latin)
svecica
Swedish (Toponym)
Thrush Nightingale
Luscinia luscinia
Thrush Nightingale
Luscinia
Nightingale (Latin)
luscinia
Nightingale (Latin)
Nightingale
(Common Nightingale)
Luscinia megarhynchos
Nightingale
Luscinia
Nightingale (Latin)
megarhynchos
Great bill (Greek)
White-throated Robin
Irania gutturalis
White-throated Robin
Irania
From Iran (Toponym)
gutturalis
Of the throat (Latin)
Siberian Rubythroat
Calliope calliope
Siberian Rubythroat
Calliope
Beautiful-voiced Muse of eloquence and lyric poetry (Greek)
calliope
Beautiful-voiced Muse of eloquence and lyric poetry (Greek)
Red-flanked Bluetail
Tarsiger cyanurus
Red-flanked Bluetail
Tarsiger
Flat-foot bearing (G/L)
cyanurus
Dark-blue tailed (Greek)
Taiga Flycatcher
Ficedula albicilla
Taiga Flycatcher
Ficedula
Small fig-eating bord that changed into the Blackcap in winter (Latin)
albicilla
White-tailed (Latin)
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Ficedula parva
Red-breasted Flycatcher
Ficedula
Small fig-eating bord that changed into the Blackcap in winter (Latin)
parva
Small (Latin)
Pied Flycatcher
(European Pied Flycatcher)
Ficedula hypoleuca
Pied Flycatcher
Ficedula
Small fig-eating bord that changed into the Blackcap in winter (Latin)
hypoleuca
Beneath white (Greek)
Collared Flycatcher
Ficedula albicollis
Collared Flycatcher
Ficedula
Small fig-eating bord that changed into the Blackcap in winter (Latin)
albicollis
White-necked (Latin)
Black Redstart
Phoenicurus ochruros
Black Redstart
Phoenicurus
From specific name for Common Redstart (Linnaeus)
ochruros
Pale yellow tailed (Greek)
Redstart
(Common Redstart)
Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Redstart
Phoenicurus
From specific name for Common Redstart (Linnaeus)
phoenicurus
Crimson-, red-, purple-tailed (Greek)
Moussier's Redstart
Phoenicurus moussieri
Moussier's Redstart
Phoenicurus
From specific name for Common Redstart (Linnaeus)
moussieri
Jean Moussier, French 19th Century naturalist (Eponym)
Rock Thrush
(Common Rock Thrush)
Monticola saxatilis
Rock Thrush
Monticola
Mountain dweller, mountaineer (Latin)
saxatilis
Rock-frequenting (Latin)
Blue Rock Thrush
Monticola solitarius
Blue Rock Thrush
Monticola
Mountain dweller, mountaineer (Latin)
solitarius
Solitary (Latin)
Whinchat
Saxicola rubetra
Whinchat
Saxicola
Stone-dweller (Latin)
rubetra
Whinchat (Albin)
Stonechat
(European Stonechat)
Saxicola rubicola
Stonechat
Saxicola
Stone-dweller (Latin)
rubicola
Bramble-bush dweller (Latin)
Siberian Stonechat
Saxicola maurus
Siberian Stonechat
Saxicola
Stone-dweller (Latin)
maurus
African, Moorish (Toponym)
Stejneger's Stonechat
Saxicola stejnegeri
Stejneger's Stonechat
Saxicola
Stone-dweller (Latin)
stejnegeri
Leonhard Hess Stejneger, Norwegian zoologist (Eponym)
Wheatear
(Northern Wheatear)
Oenanthe oenanthe
Wheatear
Oenanthe
From specific name for Northern Wheatear (Linnaeus)
oenanthe
Unidentified bird mentioned by Aristotle, possibly the wheatear (Greek)
Isabelline Wheatear
Oenanthe isabellina
Isabelline Wheatear
Oenanthe
From specific name for Northern Wheatear (Linnaeus)
isabellina
Fawn, greyish-yellow (probably from Queen Isabel of Spain) (Eponym)
Desert Wheatear
Oenanthe deserti
Desert Wheatear
Oenanthe
From specific name for Northern Wheatear (Linnaeus)
deserti
Desert, waste, solitude (Latin)
Western Black-eared Wheatear
Oenanthe hispanica
Western Black-eared Wheatear
Oenanthe
From specific name for Northern Wheatear (Linnaeus)
hispanica
Spanish (Toponym)
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
Oenanthe melanoleuca
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
Oenanthe
From specific name for Northern Wheatear (Linnaeus)
melanoleuca
Black and white (Greek)
Pied Wheatear
Oenanthe pleschanka
Pied Wheatear
Oenanthe
From specific name for Northern Wheatear (Linnaeus)
pleschanka
Pied Wheatear (Russian)
White-crowned Black Wheatear
(White-crowned Wheatear)
Oenanthe leucopyga
White-crowned Black Wheatear
Oenanthe
From specific name for Northern Wheatear (Linnaeus)
leucopyga
With a white rump (Greek)
Dipper
(White-throated Dipper)
Cinclus cinclus
Dipper
Cinclus
From specific name for White-fronted Dipper (Linnaeus)
cinclus
Small tail-wagging, unidentifed waterside bord mentioned by Aristitle and others (Greek)
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
House Sparrow
Passer
Sparrow (Latin)
domesticus
Domestic (Latin)
Spanish Sparrow
Passer hispaniolensis
Spanish Sparrow
Passer
Sparrow (Latin)
hispaniolensis
Spanish or Hispaniolan (Toponym)
Tree Sparrow
(Eurasian Tree Sparrow)
Passer montanus
Tree Sparrow
Passer
Sparrow (Latin)
montanus
Of the mountains (Latin)
Rock Sparrow
Petronia petronia
Rock Sparrow
Petronia
From specific name for Rock Sparrow (Linnaeus)
petronia
Local Bolgnese name for Rock Sparrow (Italian)
Alpine Accentor
Prunella collaris
Alpine Accentor
Prunella
Dunnock (diminutive of brown) (German)
collaris
Of the neck (Latin)
Siberian Accentor
Prunella montanella
Siberian Accentor
Prunella
Dunnock (diminutive of brown) (German)
montanella
Of the mountains (Latin)
Dunnock
Prunella modularis
Dunnock
Prunella
Dunnock (diminutive of brown) (German)
modularis
Melody (Latin)
Yellow Wagtail
(Western Yellow Wagtail)
Motacilla flava
Yellow Wagtail
Motacilla
Pied wagtail (Latin)
flava
Golden-yellow (Latin)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Motacilla tschutschensis
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Motacilla
Pied wagtail (Latin)
tschutschensis
Chukhotski Peninsula, Siberia (Toponym)
Citrine Wagtail
Motacilla citreola
Citrine Wagtail
Motacilla
Pied wagtail (Latin)
citreola
Lemon-coloured (Latin)
Grey Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea
Grey Wagtail
Motacilla
Pied wagtail (Latin)
cinerea
Ash-grey, ash-coloured (Latin)
Pied Wagtail
(White Wagtail)
Motacilla alba
Pied Wagtail
Motacilla
Pied wagtail (Latin)
alba
White, dull white (Latin)
Richard's Pipit
Anthus richardi
Richard's Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
richardi
Richard, a French 19th Century collector (Eponym)
Blyth's Pipit
Anthus godlewskii
Blyth's Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
godlewskii
Wiktor Witold Godlewski, 19th Century Polish naturalist (Eponym)
Tawny Pipit
Anthus campestris
Tawny Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
campestris
Of the fields or plains (Latin)
Meadow Pipit
Anthus pratensis
Meadow Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
pratensis
Of a meadow (Latin)
Tree Pipit
Anthus trivialis
Tree Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
trivialis
Common, of the cross-roads (Latin)
Olive-backed Pipit
Anthus hodgsoni
Olive-backed Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
hodgsoni
Brian Houghton Hodgson, 19th Century English diplomat (Eponym)
Pechora Pipit
Anthus gustavi
Pechora Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
gustavi
Gustaff Schlegel or Gustav Garlepp (Eponym)
Red-throated Pipit
Anthus cervinus
Red-throated Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
cervinus
Pertaining to a stag, stag-coloured (Latin)
Buff-bellied Pipit
Anthus rubescens
Buff-bellied Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
rubescens
Reddish, blushed (Latin)
Water Pipit
Anthus spinoletta
Water Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
spinoletta
Local name for a pipit (Florentine)
Rock Pipit
(Eurasian Rock Pipit)
Anthus petrosus
Rock Pipit
Anthus
Smal bird mentioned by Pliny, possibly the Yellow Wagtail (Latin)
petrosus
Rocky, full of stones (Latin)
Chaffinch
(Common Chaffinch)
Fringilla coelebs
Chaffinch
Fringilla
Finch (Latin)
coelebs
Unmarried, single (Latin)
Brambling
Fringilla montifringilla
Brambling
Fringilla
Finch (Latin)
montifringilla
Mountain finch, brambling (Latin)
Evening Grosbeak
Hesperiphona vespertina
Evening Grosbeak
Hesperiphona
Evening sound (Greek)
vespertina
Of the evening, of twilight (Latin)
Hawfinch
Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Hawfinch
Coccothraustes
From specific name for Hawfinch (Linnaeus)
coccothraustes
Seedbreaker (Greek)
Pine Grosbeak
Pinicola enucleator
Pine Grosbeak
Pinicola
Pine tree dweller (Latin)
enucleator
To remove the kernel (Latin)
Bullfinch
(Eurasian Bullfinch)
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
Bullfinch
Pyrrhula
From specific name for Northern Bullfinch (Linnaeus)
pyrrhula
Worm-eating bird metioned by Aristotle, probably the robin or bullfinch (Greek)
Trumpeter Finch
Bucanetes githagineus
Trumpeter Finch
Bucanetes
Trumpeter (Greek)
githagineus
Corn cockle (from coriander-resembling) (Latin)
Common Rosefinch
Carpodacus erythrinus
Common Rosefinch
Carpodacus
Fruit biter (Greek)
erythrinus
Red (Latin)
Greenfinch
(European Greenfinch)
Chloris chloris
Greenfinch
Chloris
From specific name for European Greenfinch (Linnaeus)
chloris
Greenfinch (Greek)
Twite
Linaria flavirostris
Twite
Linaria
From specific name for Mealy Redpoll (Linnaeus)
flavirostris
Yellow-billed (Latin)
Linnet
(Common Linnet)
Linaria cannabina
Linnet
Linaria
From specific name for Mealy Redpoll (Linnaeus)
cannabina
Made of hemp (Latin)
Common Redpoll
Acanthis flammea
Common Redpoll
Acanthis
Small bird mentioned by Aristotle, probably some sort of finch. (Greek)
flammea
Flame-coloured (Latin)
Lesser Redpoll
Acanthis cabaret
Lesser Redpoll
Acanthis
Small bird mentioned by Aristotle, probably some sort of finch. (Greek)
cabaret
Type of finch (French)
Arctic Redpoll
Acanthis hornemanni
Arctic Redpoll
Acanthis
Small bird mentioned by Aristotle, probably some sort of finch. (Greek)
hornemanni
Jens Hornemann, 19th Century Danish botanist (Eponym)
Parrot Crossbill
Loxia pytyopsittacus
Parrot Crossbill
Loxia
Crosswise, slanting (Greek)
pytyopsittacus
Pine-tree parrot (Greek)
Scottish Crossbill
Loxia scotica
Scottish Crossbill
Loxia
Crosswise, slanting (Greek)
scotica
Scottish (Toponym)
Crossbill
(Red Crossbill)
Loxia curvirostra
Crossbill
Loxia
Crosswise, slanting (Greek)
curvirostra
Curve-billed (Latin)
Two-barred Crossbill
Loxia leucoptera
Two-barred Crossbill
Loxia
Crosswise, slanting (Greek)
leucoptera
White-winged (Greek)
Goldfinch
(European Goldfinch)
Carduelis carduelis
Goldfinch
Carduelis
From specific name for European Goldfinch (Linnaeus)
carduelis
Goldfinch (Latin)
Citril Finch
Carduelis citrinella
Citril Finch
Carduelis
From specific name for European Goldfinch (Linnaeus)
citrinella
Name for small yellow bird (Italian)
Serin
(European Serin)
Serinus serinus
Serin
Serinus
From specific name for European Serin (Linnaeus)
serinus
Canary, serin (French)
Siskin
(Eurasian Siskin)
Spinus spinus
Siskin
Spinus
From specific name for Eurasian Siskin (Linnaeus)
spinus
Unidentified bird mentioned by Aristotle and others (Greek)
Lapland Bunting
(Lapland Longspur)
Calcarius lapponicus
Lapland Bunting
Calcarius
Spurs (Latin)
lapponicus
Lapland (Toponym)
Snow Bunting
Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Plectrophenax
From genus for bunting plus imposter (Greek)
nivalis
Snowy, snow white (Latin)
Corn Bunting
Emberiza calandra
Corn Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
calandra
Lark (Greek)
Yellowhammer
Emberiza citrinella
Yellowhammer
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
citrinella
Name for small yellow bird (Italian)
Pine Bunting
Emberiza leucocephalos
Pine Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
leucocephalos
White-headed (Greek)
Rock Bunting
Emberiza cia
Rock Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
cia
Local name for Rock Bunting (Italian)
Ortolan Bunting
Emberiza hortulana
Ortolan Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
hortulana
Ortolan Bunting (Italian)
Cretzschmar's Bunting
Emberiza caesia
Cretzschmar's Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
caesia
Bluish-grey, grey-eyed (Latin)
Cirl Bunting
Emberiza cirlus
Cirl Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
cirlus
Local name for a type of bunting (Italian)
Chestnut-eared Bunting
Emberiza fucata
Chestnut-eared Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
fucata
Painted (Latin)
Little Bunting
Emberiza pusilla
Little Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
pusilla
Tiny (Latin)
Yellow-browed Bunting
Emberiza chrysophrys
Yellow-browed Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
chrysophrys
Golden-browed (Greek)
Rustic Bunting
Emberiza rustica
Rustic Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
rustica
Rural, rustic, plain, simple (Latin)
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Emberiza aureola
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
aureola
Golden, brilliant (Latin)
Chestnut Bunting
Emberiza rutila
Chestnut Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
rutila
Golden, red, auburn (Latin)
Black-headed Bunting
Emberiza melanocephala
Black-headed Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
melanocephala
Black-headed (Greek)
Black-faced Bunting
Emberiza spodocephala
Black-faced Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
spodocephala
Ash-headed (Greek)
Pallas's Reed Bunting
Emberiza pallasi
Pallas's Reed Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
pallasi
Pterus Simon Pallas, 18th Century German naturalist (Eponym)
Reed Bunting
(Common Reed Bunting)
Emberiza schoeniclus
Reed Bunting
Emberiza
Bunting (Old German)
schoeniclus
Small waterside bird mentioned by Aristotle (Greek)
Lark Sparrow
Chondestes grammacus
Lark Sparrow
Chondestes
Coarse grain eater (Greek)
grammacus
Lined (Latin)
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco
Reed Bunting (Latin)
hyemalis
Of winter (Latin)
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia
Girdle hair (Greek)
leucophrys
White-browed (Greek)
White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis
White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia
Girdle hair (Greek)
albicollis
White-necked (Latin)
Savannah Sparrow
Passerculus sandwichensis
Savannah Sparrow
Passerculus
Little sparrow (Latin)
sandwichensis
From various places called Sandwich (Toponym)
Song Sparrow
Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Melospiza
Song finch (Greek)
melodia
Singing (Greek)
Eastern Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Eastern Towhee
Pipilo
To chirp or peep (Latin)
erythrophthalmus
Red eye (Greek)
Bobolink
Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Bobolink
Dolichonyx
Long claw (Greek)
oryzivorus
Rice-eating (Latin)
Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula
Baltimore Oriole
Icterus
Yellow bird, perhaps the Golden Oriole (Greek)
galbula
Small yellowish bird (Latin)
Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius
Gregarious (Greek)
phoeniceus
Crimson, red, purple (Greek)
Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus ater
Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus
Struggle to impregnate (Greek)
ater
Black, dark, dull black (Latin)
Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapilla
Ovenbird
Seiurus
Wag-tail (Greek)
aurocapilla
Gold-crowned (Latin)
Northern Waterthrush
Parkesia noveboracensis
Northern Waterthrush
Parkesia
Dr Kenneth Carroll Parkes, US 20th Century ornothologist (Eponym)
noveboracensis
New York, United States (Toponym)
Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora chrysoptera
Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora
Worm-eating (Latin)
chrysoptera
Golden-winged (Greek)
Black-and-white Warbler
Mniotilta varia
Black-and-white Warbler
Mniotilta
Seaweed plucker (Greek)
varia
Various, diverse, variegated (Latin)
Tennessee Warbler
Leiothlypis peregrina
Tennessee Warbler
Leiothlypis
Plain unknonw small bird (Greek)
peregrina
Wanderer, stranger (Latin)
Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis trichas
Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis
Unknown ground bird, probably a finch or warbler (Greek)
trichas
Type of thrush (Greek)
Hooded Warbler
Setophaga citrina
Hooded Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
citrina
Citrine (Latin)
American Redstart
Setophaga ruticilla
American Redstart
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
ruticilla
Red tail (Latin)
Cape May Warbler
Setophaga tigrina
Cape May Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
tigrina
Striped like a tiger (Latin)
Northern Parula
Setophaga americana
Northern Parula
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
americana
America (Toponym)
Magnolia Warbler
Setophaga magnolia
Magnolia Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
magnolia
From Magnolia plan genus (after Pierre Magnol, 17th Century French botanist) (Eponym)
Bay-breasted Warbler
Setophaga castanea
Bay-breasted Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
castanea
Chestnut-coloured, chectnut-brown (Latin)
Blackburnian Warbler
Setophaga fusca
Blackburnian Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
fusca
Dusky, black, brown (Latin)
Yellow Warbler
(American Yellow Warbler)
Setophaga aestiva
Yellow Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
aestiva
Summery (Latin)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Setophaga pensylvanica
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
pensylvanica
Pennsylvania, United States (Toponym)
Blackpoll Warbler
Setophaga striata
Blackpoll Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
striata
Striated (Latin)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Myrtle Warbler)
Setophaga coronata
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga
Moth-eating (Greek)
coronata
Crowned (Latin)
Wilson's Warbler
Cardellina pusilla
Wilson's Warbler
Cardellina
Diminuitive of Goldfinch (Italian)
pusilla
Tiny (Latin)
Summer Tanager
Piranga rubra
Summer Tanager
Piranga
Unknown smal bird (Tupi)
rubra
Red (Latin)
Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea
Scarlet Tanager
Piranga
Unknown smal bird (Tupi)
olivacea
Olive-green (Latin)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Pheucticus
Shy, inclined to avoid (Greek)
ludovicianus
Louis (Eponym)
Indigo Bunting
Passerina cyanea
Indigo Bunting
Passerina
Sparrow-sized (Latin)
cyanea
Dark-blue, sea-blue (Latin)