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BIRDS OF FRANCE

OISEAUX DE LA FRANCE



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Birds of France coded for abundance, breeding, migration, wintering, endemic, rare, etc.; 2000 pages on birds, nature, birdwatching, where to go birding, birds and nature pictures, nature conservation, equipment, bird feeding, etc. Welcome to the bird list of France.

France is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in France to raise their young, migrants who pass through France with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in France to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the state, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the France ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of France you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of song birds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most states, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of France.

 

BIRDS OF FRANCE

OISEAUX DE LA FRANCE

XX

Species full name

Birds

Oiseaux

FR

 

Alectoris rufa

Red-legged Partridge

Perdrix rouge

D

 

Bonasa bonasia

Hazel Grouse

Gélinotte des bois

D

 

Coturnix coturnix

Common Quail

Caille des blés

D

 

Lagopus mutus

Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopède alpin

D

 

Perdix perdix

Grey Partridge

Perdrix grise

D

 

Phasianus colchicus

Common Pheasant

Faisan de Colchide

D

 

Tetrao tetrix

Black Grouse

Tétras lyre

D

 

Tetrao urogallus

Western Capercaillie

Grand Tétras

D

 

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Canard pilet

D

 

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

Canard souchet

D

 

Anas crecca

Common Teal

Sarcelle d'hiver

D

 

Anas penelope

Eurasian Wigeon

Canard siffleur

D

 

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Canard colvert

D

 

Anas querquedula

Garganey

Sarcelle d'été

D

 

Anas strepera

Gadwall

Canard chipeau

D

 

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Oie rieuse

D

 

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Oie cendrée

D

 

Anser erythropus

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Oie naine

D

 

Anser fabalis

Bean Goose

Oie des moissons

D

 

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Petit Fuligule

D

 

Aythya ferina

Common Pochard

Fuligule milouin

D

 

Aythya fuligula

Tufted Duck

Fuligule morillon

D

 

Aythya marila

Greater Scaup

Fuligule milouinan

D

 

Aythya nyroca

Ferruginous Pochard

Fuligule nyroca

D

 

Branta bernicla

Brent Goose

Bernache cravant

D

 

Branta leucopsis

Barnacle Goose

Bernache nonnette

D

 

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Garrot à oeil d'or

D

 

Cygnus columbianus

Tundra Swan

Cygne siffleur

D

 

Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan

Cygne chanteur

D

 

Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

Cygne tuberculé

D

 

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoter

Macreuse à ailes blanches

D

 

Melanitta nigra

Black Scoter

Macreuse noire

D

 

Mergellus albellus

Smew

Harle piette

D

 

Somateria mollissima

Common Eider

Eider à duvet

D

 

Tadorna tadorna

Common Shelduck

Tadorne de Belon

D

 

Dendrocopos leucotos

White-backed Woodpecker

Pic à dos blanc

D

 

Dendrocopos major

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Pic épeiche

D

 

Dendrocopos minor

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Pic épeichette

D

 

Dryocopus martius

Black Woodpecker

Pic noir

D

 

Jynx torquilla

Eurasian Wryneck

Torcol fourmilier

D

 

Picoides tridactylus

Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker

Pic tridactyle

D

 

Picus canus

Grey-faced Woodpecker

Pic cendré

D

 

Picus viridis

Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Pic vert

D

 

Upupa epops

Eurasian Hoopoe

Huppe fasciée

D

 

Alcedo atthis

Common Kingfisher

Martin-pêcheur d'Europe

D

 

Merops apiaster

European Bee-eater

Guêpier d'Europe

D

 

Clamator glandarius

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Coucou geai

D

 

Cuculus canorus

Common Cuckoo

Coucou gris

D

 

Apus apus

Common Swift

Martinet noir

D

 

Apus pallidus

Pallid Swift

Martinet pâle

D

 

Tachymarptis melba

Alpine Swift

Martinet à ventre blanc

D

 

Tyto alba

Barn Owl

Effraie des clochers

D

 

Aegolius funereus

Boreal Owl

Nyctale de Tengmalm

D

 

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

Hibou des marais

D

 

Asio otus

Long-eared Owl

Hibou moyen-duc

D

 

Athene noctua

Little Owl

Chevêche d'Athéna

D

 

Bubo bubo

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

Grand-duc d'Europe

D

 

Otus scops

Common Scops-Owl

Petit-duc scops

D

 

Strix aluco

Tawny Owl

Chouette hulotte

D

 

Caprimulgus europaeus

Eurasian Nightjar

Engoulevent d'Europe

D

 

Columba livia

Rock Dove

Pigeon biset

D

 

Columba oenas

Stock Pigeon

Pigeon colombin

D

 

Columba palumbus

Common Wood-Pigeon

Pigeon ramier

D

 

Streptopelia decaocto

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Tourterelle turque

D

 

Streptopelia turtur

European Turtle-Dove

Tourterelle des bois

D

 

Tetrax tetrax

Little Bustard

Outarde canepetière

D

 

Crex crex

Corn Crake

Râle des genêts

D

 

Fulica atra

Common Coot

Foulque macroule

D

 

Gallinula chloropus

Common Moorhen

Gallinule poule-d'eau

D

 

Porzana parva

Little Crake

Marouette poussin

D

 

Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake

Marouette ponctuée

D

 

Porzana pusilla

Baillon's Crake

Marouette de Baillon

D

 

Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail

Râle d'eau

D

 

Actitis hypoleucos

Common Sandpiper

Chevalier guignette

D

 

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

Tournepierre à collier

D

 

Calidris alba

Sanderling

Bécasseau sanderling

D

 

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

Bécasseau variable

D

 

Calidris canutus

Red Knot

Bécasseau maubèche

D

 

Calidris maritima

Purple Sandpiper

Bécasseau violet

D

 

Calidris minuta

Little Stint

Bécasseau minute

D

 

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

Bécassine des marais

D

 

Limosa lapponica

Bar-tailed Godwit

Barge rousse

D

 

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Barge à queue noire

D

 

Lymnocryptes minimus

Jack Snipe

Bécassine sourde

D

 

Numenius arquata

Eurasian Curlew

Courlis cendré

D

 

Philomachus pugnax

Ruff

Combattant varié

D

 

Scolopax rusticola

Eurasian Woodcock

Bécasse des bois

D

 

Tringa erythropus

Spotted Redshank

Chevalier arlequin

D

 

Tringa ochropus

Green Sandpiper

Chevalier cul-blanc

D

 

Tringa totanus

Common Redshank

Chevalier gambette

D

 

Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian Thick-knee

OEdicnème criard

D

 

Charadrius alexandrinus

Kentish Plover

Pluvier à collier interrompu

D

 

Charadrius dubius

Little Ringed Plover

Pluvier petit-gravelot

D

 

Charadrius hiaticula

Common Ringed Plover

Pluvier grand-gravelot

D

 

Haematopus ostralegus

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Huîtrier pie

D

 

Pluvialis apricaria

European Golden-Plover

Pluvier doré

D

 

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover

Pluvier argenté

D

 

Recurvirostra avosetta

Pied Avocet

Avocette élégante

D

 

Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing

Vanneau huppé

D

 

Glareola pratincola

Collared Pratincole

Glaréole à collier

D

 

Alca torda

Razorbill

Petit Pingouin

D

 

Catharacta skua

Great Skua

Grand Labbe

D

 

Chlidonias hybridus

Whiskered Tern

Guifette moustac

D

 

Chlidonias niger

Black Tern

Guifette noire

D

 

Fratercula arctica

Atlantic Puffin

Macareux moine

D

 

Larus cachinnans

Yellow-legged Gull

Goéland leucophée

D

 

Larus canus

Common Gull

Goéland cendré

D

 

Larus fuscus

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Goéland brun

D

 

Larus marinus

Great Black-backed Gull

Goéland marin

D

 

Larus melanocephalus

Mediterranean Gull

Mouette mélanocéphale

D

 

Larus minutus

Little Gull

Mouette pygmée

D

 

Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gull

Mouette rieuse

D

 

Rissa tridactyla

Black-legged Kittiwake

Mouette tridactyle

D

 

Sterna albifrons

Little Tern

Sterne naine

D

 

Sterna dougallii

Roseate Tern

Sterne de Dougall

D

 

Sterna hirundo

Common Tern

Sterne pierregarin

D

 

Sterna sandvicensis

Sandwich Tern

Sterne caugek

D

 

Uria aalge

Common Murre

Guillemot marmette

D

 

Accipiter gentilis @488

Northern Goshawk

Autour des palombes

D

 

Accipiter nisus

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Épervier d'Europe

D

 

Buteo buteo

Common Buzzard

Buse variable

D

 

Circus aeruginosus

Western Marsh-Harrier

Busard des roseaux

D

 

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Busard Saint-Martin

D

 

Circus pygargus

Montagu's Harrier

Busard cendré

D

 

Gypaetus barbatus

Lammergeier

Gypaète barbu

D

 

Haliaeetus albicilla

White-tailed Eagle

Pygargue à queue blanche

D

 

Hieraaetus pennatus

Booted Eagle

Aigle botté

D

 

Milvus migrans

Black Kite

Milan noir

D

 

Milvus milvus

Red Kite

Milan royal

D

 

Neophron percnopterus

Egyptian Vulture

Vautour percnoptère

D

 

Pernis apivorus

European Honey-buzzard

Bondrée apivore

D

 

Falco columbarius

Merlin

Faucon émerillon

D

 

Falco naumanni

Lesser Kestrel

Faucon crécerellette

D

 

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Faucon pèlerin

D

 

Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby

Faucon hobereau

D

 

Falco tinnunculus

Common Kestrel

Faucon crécerelle

D

 

Podiceps auritus

Horned Grebe

Grèbe esclavon

D

 

Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

Grèbe huppé

D

 

Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe

Grèbe jougris

D

 

Podiceps nigricollis

Black-necked Grebe

Grèbe à cou noir

D

 

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

Grèbe castagneux

D

 

Morus bassanus

Northern Gannet

Fou de Bassan

D

 

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

European Shag

Cormoran huppé

D

 

Phalacrocorax carbo

Great Cormorant

Grand Cormoran

D

 

Ardea alba

Great Egret

Grande Aigrette

D

 

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

Héron cendré

D

 

Ardea purpurea

Purple Heron

Héron pourpré

D

 

Botaurus stellaris

Great Bittern

Butor étoilé

D

 

Bubulcus ibis

Cattle Egret

Héron garde-boeufs

D

 

Egretta garzetta @535

Little Egret

Aigrette garzette

D

 

Ixobrychus minutus

Little Bittern

Blongios nain

D

 

Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Bihoreau gris

D

 

Ciconia ciconia

White Stork

Cigogne blanche

D

 

Gavia arctica

Arctic Loon

Plongeon arctique

D

 

Gavia immer

Common Loon

Plongeon huard

D

 

Gavia stellata

Red-throated Loon

Plongeon catmarin

D

 

Fulmarus glacialis

Northern Fulmar

Fulmar boréal

D

 

Hydrobates pelagicus

European Storm-Petrel

Océanite tempête

D

 

Puffinus puffinus

Manx Shearwater

Puffin des Anglais

D

 

Lanius collurio

Red-backed Shrike

Pie-grièche écorcheur

D

 

Lanius excubitor

Northern Shrike

Pie-grièche grise

D

 

Lanius minor

Lesser Grey Shrike

Pie-grièche à poitrine rose

D

 

Lanius senator

Woodchat Shrike

Pie-grièche à tête rousse

D

 

Corvus corax

Common Raven

Grand Corbeau

D

 

Corvus corone

Carrion Crow

Corneille noire

D

 

Corvus frugilegus

Rook

Corbeau freux

D

 

Corvus monedula

Eurasian Jackdaw

Choucas des tours

D

 

Garrulus glandarius

Eurasian Jay

Geai des chênes

D

 

Oriolus oriolus

Eurasian Golden-Oriole

Loriot d'Europe

D

 

Pica pica

Black-billed Magpie

Pie bavarde

D

 

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Red-billed Chough

Crave à bec rouge

D

 

Cinclus cinclus

White-throated Dipper

Cincle plongeur

D

 

Erithacus rubecula

European Robin

Rougegorge familier

D

 

Ficedula albicollis

Collared Flycatcher

Gobemouche à collier

D

 

Ficedula hypoleuca

European Pied Flycatcher

Gobemouche noir

D

 

Luscinia megarhynchos

Common Nightingale

Rossignol philomèle

D

 

Luscinia svecica

Bluethroat

Gorgebleue à miroir

D

 

Monticola saxatilis

Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush

Monticole merle-de-roche

D

 

Muscicapa striata

Spotted Flycatcher

Gobemouche gris

D

 

Oenanthe hispanica

Black-eared Wheatear

Traquet oreillard

D

 

Oenanthe oenanthe

Northern Wheatear

Traquet motteux

D

 

Phoenicurus ochruros

Black Redstart

Rougequeue noir

D

 

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Common Redstart

Rougequeue à front blanc

D

 

Saxicola rubetra

Whinchat

Tarier des prés

D

 

Saxicola torquata

Common Stonechat

Tarier pâtre

D

 

Turdus iliacus

Redwing

Grive mauvis

D

 

Turdus merula

Eurasian Blackbird

Merle noir

D

 

Turdus philomelos

Song Thrush

Grive musicienne

D

 

Turdus pilaris

Fieldfare

Grive litorne

D

 

Turdus torquatus

Ring Ouzel

Merle à plastron

D

 

Turdus viscivorus

Mistle Thrush

Grive draine

D

 

Sturnus vulgaris

Common Starling

Étourneau sansonnet

D

 

Sitta europaea

Wood Nuthatch

Sittelle torchepot

D

 

Tichodroma muraria

Wallcreeper

Tichodrome échelette

D

 

Certhia brachydactyla

Short-toed Tree-Creeper

Grimpereau des jardins

D

 

Certhia familiaris

Eurasian Tree-Creeper

Grimpereau des bois

D

 

Troglodytes troglodytes

Winter Wren

Troglodyte mignon

D

 

Cyanistes caeruleus

European Blue Tit

Mésange bleue

D

 

Lophophanes cristatus

Crested Tit

Mésange huppée

D

 

Parus major

Great Tit

Mésange charbonnière

D

 

Periparus ater

Coal Tit

Mésange noire

D

 

Poecile montanus

Willow Tit

Mésange boréale

D

 

Poecile palustris

Marsh Tit

Mésange nonnette

D

 

Remiz pendulinus

Eurasian Penduline-Tit

Rémiz penduline

D

 

Aegithalos caudatus

Long-tailed Tit

Mésange à longue queue

D

 

Delichon urbica

Northern House-Martin

Hirondelle de fenêtre

D

 

Hirundo daurica

Red-rumped Swallow

Hirondelle rousseline

D

 

Hirundo rupestris

Eurasian Crag-Martin

Hirondelle de rochers

D

 

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

Hirondelle rustique

D

 

Riparia riparia

Sand Martin

Hirondelle de rivage

D

 

Regulus ignicapillus

Firecrest

Roitelet triple-bandeau

D

 

Regulus regulus

Goldcrest

Roitelet huppé

D

 

Cisticola juncidis

Zitting Cisticola

Cisticole des joncs

D

 

Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Great Reed-Warbler

Rousserolle turdoïde

D

 

Acrocephalus melanopogon

Moustached Warbler

Lusciniole à moustaches

D

 

Acrocephalus palustris

Marsh Warbler

Rousserolle verderolle

D

 

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Sedge Warbler

Phragmite des joncs

D

 

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

Eurasian Reed-Warbler

Rousserolle effarvatte

D

 

Cettia cetti

Cetti's Warbler

Bouscarle de Cetti

D

 

Hippolais icterina

Icterine Warbler

Hypolaïs ictérine

D

 

Hippolais polyglotta

Melodious Warbler

Hypolaïs polyglotte

D

 

Locustella luscinioides

Savi's Warbler

Locustelle luscinioïde

D

 

Locustella naevia

Common Grasshopper-Warbler

Locustelle tachetée

D

 

Panurus biarmicus

Bearded Parrotbill

Panure à moustaches

D

 

Phylloscopus bonelli

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Pouillot de Bonelli

D

 

Phylloscopus collybita

Eurasian Chiffchaff

Pouillot véloce

D

 

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

Wood Warbler

Pouillot siffleur

D

 

Phylloscopus trochilus

Willow Warbler

Pouillot fitis

D

 

Sylvia atricapilla

Blackcap

Fauvette à tête noire

D

 

Sylvia borin

Garden Warbler

Fauvette des jardins

D

 

Sylvia cantillans

Subalpine Warbler

Fauvette passerinette

D

 

Sylvia communis

Greater Whitethroat

Fauvette grisette

D

 

Sylvia conspicillata

Spectacled Warbler

Fauvette à lunettes

D

 

Sylvia curruca

Lesser Whitethroat

Fauvette babillarde

D

 

Sylvia hortensis

Orphean Warbler

Fauvette orphée

D

 

Sylvia melanocephala

Sardinian Warbler

Fauvette mélanocéphale

D

 

Sylvia undata

Dartford Warbler

Fauvette pitchou

D

 

Alauda arvensis

Sky Lark

Alouette des champs

D

 

Calandrella brachydactyla

Greater Short-toed Lark

Alouette calandrelle

D

 

Eremophila alpestris

Horned Lark

Alouette hausse-col

D

 

Galerida cristata

Crested Lark

Cochevis huppé

D

 

Lullula arborea

Wood Lark

Alouette lulu

D

 

Anthus campestris

Tawny Pipit

Pipit rousseline

D

 

Anthus petrosus

Rock Pipit

Pipit maritime

D

 

Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipit

Pipit farlouse

D

 

Anthus spinoletta

Water Pipit

Pipit spioncelle

D

 

Anthus trivialis

Tree Pipit

Pipit des arbres

D

 

Motacilla alba

White Wagtail

Bergeronnette grise

D

 

Motacilla cinerea

Grey Wagtail

Bergeronnette des ruisseaux

D

 

Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail

Bergeronnette printanière

D

 

Passer domesticus

House Sparrow

Moineau domestique

D

 

Passer montanus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Moineau friquet

D

 

Petronia petronia

Rock Sparrow

Moineau soulcie

D

 

Prunella collaris

Alpine Accentor

Accenteur alpin

D

 

Prunella modularis

Hedge Accentor

Accenteur mouchet

D

 

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Hawfinch

Gros-bec casse-noyaux

D

 

Fringilla coelebs

Chaffinch

Pinson des arbres

D

 

Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling

Pinson du Nord

D

 

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on France. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. Birds of France provides a checklist of the birds of France. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of France in ornithological taxonomic order. In Nature of France you can find nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. In Mammals of France you can find the list of the mammals of France in taxonomic order. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of France provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of France.  Click on the following links for our web pages on France.

http://www.birdlist.org/france.htm http://www.nature-worldwide.info/france.htm

http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/france.htm http://www.nationalparks-worldwide.info/france.htm

 

 

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