SYSTEMATIC LIST

The Systematic List follows the conventions of the British Ornithologist' Union (BOU) and the IOC World Bird List.

 

The list currently stands at 337 - 304 full species and 33 forms believed to have occurred naturally in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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RARITY STATUS: M (mega) R (rare) S (scarce) U (uncommon) C (common)

 

GEESE

U

DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE  Branta bernicla

M

RED-BREASTED GOOSE  Branta ruficollis

C

CANADA GOOSE  Branta candensis

S

BARNACLE GOOSE  Branta leucopsis

U

GREYLAG GOOSE  Anser anser

M

TAIGA BEAN GOOSE  Anser fabalis

M

TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE  Anser serrirostris

M

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE  Anser brachyrhynchus

S

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE  Anser albifrons

SWANS

C

MUTE SWAN  Cygnus olor

S

BEWICK'S SWAN  Cygnus columbianus bewickii

R

WHOOPER SWAN Cygnus cygnus

WILDFOWL

S

EGYPTIAN GOOSE  Alopochen aegyptiaca

C

SHELDUCK  Tadorna tadorna

M

RUDDY SHELDUCK  Tadorna ferruginea

S

MANDARIN  Aix galericulata

S

GARGANEY  Spatula querquedula

C

SHOVELER  Spatula clypeata

U

GADWALL  Mareca strepera

C

WIGEON  Mareca penelope

M

AMERICAN WIGEON  Mareca americana

C

MALLARD  Anas platyrhynchos

U

PINTAIL  Anas acuta

C

COMMON TEAL  Anas crecca

M

GREEN-WINGED TEAL  Anas carolinensis

R

RED-CRESTED POCHARD  Netta rufina

U

POCHARD  Aythya ferina

M

RING-NECKED DUCK  Aythya collaris

C

TUFTED DUCK  Aythya fuligula

S

SCAUP  Aythya marila

S

EIDER  Somateria mollissima

M

KING EIDER  Somateria spectabilis

M

VELVET SCOTER  Melanitta fusca

U

COMMON SCOTER  Melanitta nigra

R

LONG-TAILED DUCK  Clangula hyemalis

S

GOLDENEYE  Bucephala clangula

R

SMEW  Mergellus albellus

S

GOOSANDER  Mergus merganser

R

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER  Mergus serrator

M

RUDDY DUCK  Oxyura jamaicensis

PARTRIDGE, QUAIL ETC

C

RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE  Alectoris rufa

S

GREY PARTRIDGE  Perdix perdix

U

COMMON QUAIL  Coturnix coturnix

C

COMMON PHEASANT  Phasianus colchicus

DIVERS

M

RED-THROATED DIVER  Gavia stellata

M

BLACK-THROATED DIVER  Gavia arctica

M

PACIFIC DIVER  Gavia pacifica

M

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER  Gavia immer

SEABIRDS

S

STORM PETREL  Hydrobates pelagicus

S

LEACH'S PETREL  Oceanodroma leucorhoa

U

FULMAR  Fulmarus glacialis

M

CORY'S SHEARWATER  Calonectris borealis

M

SOOTY SHEARWATER  Ardenna grisea

U

MANX SHEARWATER  Puffinus puffinus

M

BALEARIC SHEARWATER  Puffinus mauretanicus

GREBES

C

LITTLE GREBE  Tachybaptus ruficollis

C

GREAT CRESTED GREBE  Podiceps cristatus

M

SLAVONIAN GREBE  Podiceps auritus

M

BLACK-NECKED GREBE  Podiceps nigricollis

STORKS, HERONS ETC

M

WHITE STORK  Ciconia ciconia

M

GLOSSY IBIS  Plegadis falcinellus

R

SPOONBILL  Platalea leucorodia

R

COMMON CRANE  Grus grus

M

BITTERN  Botaurus stellaris

M

LITTLE BITTERN  Ixobrychus minutus

M

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON  Nycticorax nycticorax

R

CATTLE EGRET  Bubulcus ibis

C

GREY HERON  Ardea cinerea

R

GREAT WHITE EGRET  Ardea alba

U

LITTLE EGRET  Egretta garzetta

GANNET, CORMORANTS

U

GANNET  Morus bassanus

R

SHAG  Phalacrocorax aristotelis

C

CORMORANT  Phalacrocorax carbo

RAPTORS

R

OSPREY  Pandion haliaetus

M

HONEY BUZZARD  Pernis apivorus

C

SPARROWHAWK  Accipiter nisus

S

GOSHAWK  Accipiter gentilis

S

MARSH HARRIER  Circus aeruginosus

R

HEN HARRIER  Circus cyaneus

M

PALLID HARRIER  Circus macrourus

M

MONTAGU'S HARRIER  Circus pygargus

U

RED KITE  Milvus milvus

M

BLACK KITE  Milvus migrans

M

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE  Haliaeetus albicilla

C

COMMON BUZZARD  Buteo buteo

RAILS, CRAKES

C

WATER RAIL  Rallus aquaticus

M

CORNCRAKE  Crex crex

M

SPOTTED CRAKE  Porzana porzana

C

MOORHEN  Gallinula chloropus

C

COOT  Fulica atra

WADERS

M

STONE CURLEW  Burhinus oedicnemus

C

OYSTERCATCHER  Haematopus ostralegus

M

BLACK-WINGED STILT  Himantopus himantopus

S

AVOCET  Recurvirostra avosetta

C

LAPWING  Vanellus vanellus

C

GOLDEN PLOVER  Pluvialis apricaria

M

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER  Pluvialis dominica

U

GREY PLOVER  Pluvialis squatarola

C

RINGED PLOVER  Charadrius hiaticula psammodromus

U

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER  Charadrius dubius curonicus

M

KENTISH PLOVER  Charadrius alexandrinus

R

DOTTEREL  Charadrius morinellus

S

WHIMBREL  Numenius phaeopus phaeopus

C

CURLEW  Numenius arquata

U

BAR-TAILED GODWIT  Limosa lapponica

C

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT  Limosa limosa islandica

C

TURNSTONE  Arenaria interpres

U

KNOT  Calidris canutus

U

RUFF  Calidris pugnax

M

BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER  Calidris falcinellus

S

CURLEW SANDPIPER  Calidris ferruginea

M

TEMMINCK'S STINT  Calidris temminckii

U

SANDERLING  Calidris alba

C

DUNLIN  Calidris alpina schinzii

R

PURPLE SANDPIPER  Calidris maritima

S

LITTLE STINT  Calidris minuta

M

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER  Calidris fuscicollis

M

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER  Calidris subruficollis

M

PECTORAL SANDPIPER  Calidris melanotos

M

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER  Calidris pusilla

M

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER  Limnodromus scolopaceus

U

WOODCOCK  Scolopax rusticola

U

JACK SNIPE Lymnocryptes minimus

C

COMMON SNIPE  Gallinago gallinago

M

TEREK SANDPIPER  Xenus cinereus

M

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE  Phalaropus lobatus

R

GREY PHALAROPE  Phalaropus fulicarius

S

COMMON SANDPIPER  Actitis hypoleucos

S

GREEN SANDPIPER  Tringa ochropus

C

REDSHANK  Tringa totanus

S

WOOD SANDPIPER  Tringa glareola

S

SPOTTED REDSHANK  Tringa erythropus

U

GREENSHANK  Tringa nebularia

M

COLLARED PRATINCOLE  Glareola pratincola

GULLS

U

KITTIWAKE  Rissa tridactyla

R

SABINE'S GULL  Xema sabini

C

BLACK-HEADED GULL  Chroicocephalus ridibundus

S

LITTLE GULL  Hydrocoloeus minutus

M

LAUGHING GULL  Leucophaeus atricilla

M

FRANKLIN'S GULL  Leucophaeus pipixcan

S

MEDITERRANEAN GULL  Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

C

COMMON GULL  Larus canus

M

RING-BILLED GULL  Larus delawarensis

U

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL  Larus marinus

M

GLAUCOUS GULL  Larus hyperboreus

M

ICELAND GULL  Larus glaucoides

C

HERRING GULL  Larus argentatus argenteus

M

CASPIAN GULL  Larus cachinnans

S

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL  Larus michahellis

C

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL  Larus fuscus graellsii

TERNS

S

SANDWICH TERN  Thalasseus sandvicensis

S

LITTLE TERN  Sternula albifrons

M

ROSEATE TERN  Sterna dougallii

C

COMMON TERN  Sterna hirundo

C

ARCTIC TERN  Sterna paradisaea

M

WHISKERED TERN  Chlidonias hybrida

M

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN  Chlidonias leucopterus

S

BLACK TERN  Chlidonias niger

SKUA'S

S

GREAT SKUA  Stercorarius skua

R

POMARINE SKUA  Stercorarius pomarinus

S

ARCTIC SKUA  Stercorarius parasiticus

M

LONG-TAILED SKUA  Stercorarius longicaudus

AUK'S

M

LITTLE AUK  Alle alle

S

GUILLEMOT  Uria aalge

S

RAZORBILL  Alca torda islandica

M

BLACK GUILLEMOT  Cepphus grylle

M

PUFFIN  Fratercula arctica

SANDGROUSE, DOVES, PIGEONS

M

PALLAS'S SANDGROUSE  Syrrhaptes paradoxus

C

ROCK DOVE/ FERAL PIGEON  Columba livia

C

STOCK DOVE  Columba oenas

C

WOODPIGEON  Columba palumbus

R

TURTLE DOVE  Streptopelia turtur

C

COLLARED DOVE  Streptopelia decaocto

CUCKOO, OWLS, NIGHTJAR

S

CUCKOO  Cuculus canorus

U

BARN OWL  Tyto alba

C

TAWNY OWL  Strix aluco

U

LITTLE OWL  Athene noctua

R

LONG-EARED OWL  Asio otus

S

SHORT-EARED OWL  Asio flammeus

M

EUROPEAN NIGHTJAR  Caprimulgus europaeus

SWIFT

M

ALPINE SWIFT  Tachymarptis melba

C

COMMON SWIFT  Apus apus

EXOTICS

U

KINGFISHER  Alcedo atthis ispida

M

EUROPEAN BEE-EATER  Merops apiaster

M

HOOPOE  Upupa epops

U

RING-NECKED PARAKEET  Psittacula krameri

R

WAXWING  Bombycilla garrulus

U

DIPPER  Cinclus cinclus gularis

M

GOLDEN ORIOLE  Oriolus oriolus

WOODPECKERS

M

WRYNECK  Jynx torquilla

R

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER  Dryobates minor comminutus

C

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER  Dendrocopos major anglicus

C

GREEN WOODPECKER  Picus viridis

FALCONS

C

KESTREL  Falco tinnunculus

M

RED-FOOTED FALCON  Falco vespertinus

S

MERLIN  Falco columbarius aesalon

S

HOBBY  Falco subbuteo

U

PEREGRINE  Falco peregrinus

SHRIKE

M

RED-BACKED SHRIKE  Lanius collurio

M

GREAT GREY SHRIKE  Lanius excubitor

M

WOODCHAT SHRIKE  Lanius senator

CORVID

C

JAY  Garrulus glandarius rufitergum

C

MAGPIE  Pica pica

C

JACKDAW  Coloeus monedula spermologus

C

ROOK  Corvus frugilegus

C

CARRION CROW  Corvus corone

M

HOODED CROW  Corvus cornix

U

COMMON RAVEN  Corvus corax

TITS

C

COAL TIT  Periparus ater britannicus

S

MARSH TIT  Poecile palustris dresseri

R

WILLOW TIT  Poecile montanus kleinschmidti

C

BLUE TIT  Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus

C

GREAT TIT  Parus major newtoni

M

PENDULINE TIT  Remiz pendulinus

R

BEARDED TIT  Panurus biarmicus

C

LONG-TAILED TIT  Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus

SWALLOWS, MARTINS

C

SWALLOW  Hirundo rustica

M

RED-RUMPED SWALLOW  Cecropis daurica rufula

C

SAND MARTIN  Riparia riparia

C

HOUSE MARTIN  Delichon urbicum

LARKS

M

WOODLARK  Lullula arborea

C

SKYLARK  Alauda arvensis

M

SHORELARK  Eremophila alpestris

WARBLERS

S

CETTI'S WARBLER  Cettia cetti

C

WILLOW WARBLER  Phylloscopus trochilus

C

COMMON CHIFFCHAFF  Phylloscopus collybita

M

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF  Phylloscopus ibericus

R

WOOD WARBLER  Phylloscopus sibilatrix

R

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER  Phylloscopus inornatus

M

AQUATIC WARBLER  Acrocephalus paludicola

S

SEDGE WARBLER  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

S

REED WARBLER  Acrocephalus scirpaceus

M

MARSH WARBLER  Acrocephalus palustris

M

ICTERINE WARBLER  Hippolais icterina

R

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER  Locustella naevia

C

BLACKCAP  Sylvia atricapilla

U

GARDEN WARBLER  Sylvia borin

U

LESSER WHITETHROAT  Sylvia curruca

C

COMMON WHITETHROAT  Sylvia communis

M

DARTFORD WARBLER  Sylvia undata

M

WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER  Sylvia cantillans

R

FIRECREST  Regulus ignicapilla

C

GOLDCREST  Regulus regulus

WRENS, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER

C

WREN  Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus

C

NUTHATCH  Sitta europaea caesia

C

TREECREEPER  Certhia familiaris brittanica

STARLINGS

M

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING  Pastor roseus

C

STARLING  Sturnus vulgaris

THRUSHES

R

RING OUZEL  Turdus torquatus

C

BLACKBIRD  Turdus merula

C

FIELDFARE  Turdus pilaris

C

REDWING  Turdus iliacus

C

SONG THRUSH  Turdus philomelos clarkei

C

MISTLE THRUSH  Turdus viscivorus

CHATS

S

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER  Muscicapa striata

C

ROBIN  Erithacus rubecula melophilus

M

RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT  Luscinia svecica

R

NIGHTINGALE  Luscinia megarhynchos

M

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL  Tarsiger cyanurus

R

PIED FLYCATCHER  Ficedula hypoleuca

S

BLACK REDSTART  Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis

U

COMMON REDSTART  Phoenicurus phoenicurus

U

WHINCHAT  Saxicola rubetra

C

COMMON STONECHAT  Saxicola rubicola hibernans

C

NORTHERN WHEATEAR  Oenanthe oenanthe

M

DESERT WHEATEAR  Oenanthe deserti

M

PIED WHEATEAR  Oenanthe pleschanka

C

DUNNOCK  Prunella modularis occidentalis

WAGTAILS

U

YELLOW WAGTAIL  Motacilla flava flavissima

M

EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL  Motacilla tschutschensis

M

CITRINE WAGTAIL  Motacilla citreola

C

GREY WAGTAIL  Motacilla cinerea

C

PIED WAGTAIL  Motacilla alba yarrellii

PIPITS

M

RICHARDS PIPIT  Anthus richardi

C

MEADOW PIPIT  Anthus pratensis

U

TREE PIPIT  Anthus trivialis

M

RED-THROATED PIPIT  Anthus cervinus

S

WATER PIPIT  Anthus spinoletta

C

ROCK PIPIT  Anthus petrosus

FINCHES, BUNTINGS

C

HOUSE SPARROW  Passer domesticus

R

TREE SPARROW  Passer montanus

C

CHAFFINCH  Fringilla coelebs gengleri

S

BRAMBLING  Fringilla montifringilla

S

HAWFINCH  Coccothraustes coccothraustes

U

BULLFINCH  Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata

M

COMMON ROSEFINCH  Carpodacus erythrinus

U

GREENFINCH  Chloris chloris

R

TWITE  Linaria flavirostris pipilans

C

LINNET  Linaria cannabina

M

COMMON REDPOLL  Acanthis flammea

S

LESSER REDPOLL  Acanthis cabaret

S

COMMON CROSSBILL  Loxia curvirostra

C

GOLDFINCH  Carduelis carduelis britannica

M

SERIN  Serinus serinus

U

SISKIN  Spinus spinus

U

CORN BUNTING  Emberiza calandra

U

YELLOWHAMMER  Emberiza citrinella

M

ORTOLAN BUNTING  Emberiza hortulana

M

CIRL BUNTING  Emberiza cirlus

M

BLACK-HEADED BUNTING  Emberiza melanocephala

C

REED BUNTING  Emberiza schoeniclus

M

LITTLE BUNTING  Emberiza pusilla

M

LAPLAND BUNTING  Calcarius lapponicus

R

SNOW BUNTING Plectrophenax nivalis

FORMS

M

Ashy-headed Wagtail  Motacilla flava cinereocapilla

S

Blue-headed Wagtail  Motacilla flava flava

S

Continental Blackbird  Turdus merula merula

R

Continental Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa limosa

U

Continental Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs coelebs

M

Continental Coal Tit  Periparus ater ater

R

Continental Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis

U

Continental Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus intermedius

M

Continental Greylag Goose  Anser anser rossicus

S

Continental Jay  Garrulus glandarius glandarius

S

Continental Song Thrush  Turdus philomelos philomelos

M

Greenland Dunlin  Calidris alpina arctica

U

Greenland Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa

M

Greenland White-fronted Goose  Anser albifrons flavirostris

M

Grey-headed Wagtail  Motacilla flava thunbergi

M

Icelandic Golden Plover  Pluvialis apricaria altifrons

R

Icelandic Merlin  Falco columbarius subaesalon

M

Icelandic Redpoll  Acanthis flammea islandica

U

Icelandic Redshank  Tringa totanus robusta

S

Icelandic Redwing  Turdus iliacus coburni

S

Icelandic Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus islandicus

M

Kumlien's Gull  Larus glaucoides kumlieni

M

Nordic Jackdaw  Coloeus monedula monedula

S

Northern Dunlin  Calidris alpina alpina

M

Northern Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus acredula

R

Pale-bellied Brent Goose  Branta bernicla hrota

R

Scandinavian Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita abietinus

U

Scandinavian Herring Gull  Larus argentatus argentatus

R

Scandinavian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus littoralis

R

Siberian Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita tristis

U

Tundra Ringed Plover  Charadrius hiaticula tundrae

U

White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba

M

White-spotted Bluethroat  Luscinia svecica cyanecula

IN ADDITION: Not included in the main list

 

Channel Wagtail Motacilla flava/ flavissima (hybrid)

 

Diver Species  Gavia spp

 

Black/ White-bellied Storm Petrel  Fregetta tropica/ grallaria

 

Great Bustard  Otis tarda (reintroduction)

 

Harrier Species  Circus spp

 

Skua Species  Stercorarius spp