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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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