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Common Irish Birds

Below is a list containing the more common species of bird to be found in Ireland. Included are both the common and latin name to enable more precise identification. It is hoped that as time goes by, more information and graphics will be added about each bird listed here and others presently not listed.

I am open to displaying photo's / drawings of any of the birds listed below. Should anybody like to submit any, please e-mail me: Wez Hind at webmaster@irelandmidwest.com

Common name
Latin name
   

Arctic Tern

Sterna paradisaea    

Barn Owl

Tyto alba    

Blackbird

Turdus merula    

Blackcap

Sylvia atricapilla    

Blackheaded Gull

Larus ridibundus    

Blue Tit

Parus caeruleus    

Brent Goose

Branta bernicula    

Bullfinch

Pyrrhula pyrrhula    

Chaffinch

Fringilua coelebs    

Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita    

Coal Tit

Parus ater    

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto    

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo    

Coot

Fulica atra    

Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo    

Corncrake

Crex crex    

Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus    

Curlew

Numenius arquata    

Dipper

Cinclus cinclus    

Dunlin

Calidris alpina    

Dunnock

Prunella modularis    

Fulmar

Fulmaris glacialis    

Gannet

Sula bassana    

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus    

Goldfinch

Carduelis carduelis    

Great Black-backed Gull

Larus marinus    

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus    

Great Tit

Parus major    

Greenfinch

Carduelis chloris    

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea    

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea    

Guillemot

Uria aalga    

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus    

Hooded crow

Corvus corone    

House Martin

Delichon urbica    

House Sparrow

Passer domesticus    

Jackdaw

Corvus monedula    

Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus    

Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis    

Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus    

Linnet

Carduelis cannabina    

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis    

Long-eared Owl

Asio otus    

Long-tailed Tit

Aegithalos caudatus    

Magpie

Pica pica

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Meadow Pipit

Anthus pratensis

Mistle Thrush

Turdus viscivorus

Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

Peregrine

Falco peregrinus

Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Pied Wagtail ()

Motacilla alba

Raven

Corvus corax

Razorbill

Alca torda

Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Redpoll

Carduelis flammea

Redshank

Tringa totanus

Reed Bunting

Emberiza schoeniclus

Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula

RobinRobin

Erithacus rubecula

Rock Pipit

Anthus petrosus

Rook

Corvus frugilegus

Sand Martin

Riparia riparia

Sandwich Tern

Sterna sandvicensis

Sedge Warbler

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

Shag

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Siskin

Carduelis spinus

Skylark

Alauda arvensis

Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos

Sparrowhawk

Accipter nisus

Spotted Flycatcher

Muscicapa striata

Starling

Sturnus vulgaris

Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Swift

Apus apus

Teal

Anas crecca

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Turnstone

Arenaria intertres

Water Rail

Rallus aquaticus

Wigeon

Anas penelope

Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus

Woodpigeon

Columba palumbus

Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

Yellow Hammer

Emberiza citrinella
   

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