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BIRDING

 

 

SOUTH

 

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

SYSTEMATIC LIST

 


 

The South Gloucestershire Systematic Birds List follows the conventions of the BOU and the IOC.  The list currently stands at 343 species and forms believed to have occurred naturally in the South Gloucestershire recording area. Follow the links for full details.

 


 

SPECIES - 306 | Forms - 37

SCIENTIFIC NAME

CATEGORY

 

 

 

GEESE

   

DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

Branta bernicla

A

Pale-bellied Brent Goose

Branta bernicla hrota

 

RED-BREASTED GOOSE

Branta ruficollis

A

CANADA GOOSE

Branta canadensis

A

BARNACLE GOOSE

Branta leucopsis

A

GREYLAG GOOSE

Anser anser

A

Continental Greylag Goose

Anser anser rubirostris

 

TAIGA BEAN GOOSE

Anser fabalis

A

PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

Anser brachyrhynchus

A

TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE

Anser serrirostris

A

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

Anser albifrons

A

Greenland White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons flavirostris

 

EGYPTIAN GOOSE

Alopochen aegyptiaca

C

 

 

 

SWANS

 

 

MUTE SWAN

Cygnus olor

A

BEWICK'S SWAN

Cygnus columbianus bewickii

A

WHOOPER SWAN

Cygnus cygnus

A

 

 

 

WILDFOWL

 

 

COMMON SHELDUCK

Tadorna tadorna

A

RUDDY SHELDUCK

Tadorna ferruginea

B

MANDARIN

Aix galericulata

C

GARGANEY

Spatula querquedula

A

NORTHERN SHOVELER

Spatula clypeata

A

GADWALL

Mareca strepera

A

EURASIAN WIGEON

Mareca penelope

A

AMERICAN WIGEON

Mareca americana

A

MALLARD

Anas platyrhynchos

A

NORTHERN PINTAIL

Anas acuta

A

EURASIAN TEAL

Anas crecca

A

GREEN-WINGED TEAL

Anas carolinensis

A

RED-CRESTED POCHARD

Netta rufina

A

POCHARD

Aythya ferina

A

RING-NECKED DUCK

Aythya collaris

A

TUFTED DUCK

Aythya fuligula

A

GREATER SCAUP

Aythya marila

A

COMMON EIDER

Somateria mollissima

A

KING EIDER

Somateria spectabilis

A

VELVET SCOTER

Melanitta fusca

A

COMMON SCOTER

Melanitta nigra

A

LONG-TAILED DUCK

Clangula hyemalis

A

GOLDENEYE

Bucephala clangula

A

SMEW

Mergellus albellus

A

GOOSANDER

Mergus merganser

A

RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

Mergus serrator

A

RUDDY DUCK

Oxyura jamaicensis

C

 

 

 

PARTRIDGE, PHEASANT, QUAIL

 

 

GREY PARTRIDGE

Perdix perdix

AC

COMMON PHEASANT

Phasianus colchicus

C

Ring-necked Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus torquatus

 

COMMON QUAIL

Coturnix coturnix

A

RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE

Alectoris rufa

C

 

 

 

NIGHTJAR, SWIFTS

 

 

EUROPEAN NIGHTJAR

Caprimulgus europaeus

A

ALPINE SWIFT

Tachymarptis melba

A

COMMON SWIFT

Apus apus

A

PALLID SWIFT

Apus pallidus

A

 

 

 

CUCKOO, SANDGROUSE, DOVES, PIGEONS

 

 

COMMON CUCKOO

Cuculus canorus

A

PALLAS'S SANDGROUSE

Syrrhaptes paradoxus

A

ROCK DOVE/ FERAL PIGEON

Columba livia

AC

STOCK DOVE

Columba oenas

A

WOODPIGEON

Columba palumbus

A

TURTLE DOVE

Streptopelia turtur

A

COLLARED DOVE

Streptopelia decaocto

A

 

 

 

RAILS, CRAKES, GALLINULES

 

 

WATER RAIL

Rallus aquaticus

A

CORNCRAKE

Crex crex

A

SPOTTED CRAKE

Porzana porzana

A

MOORHEN

Gallinula chloropus

A

EURASIAN COOT

Fulica atra

A

 

 

 

CRANE

 

 

COMMON CRANE

Grus grus

A

 

 

 

GREBES

 

 

LITTLE GREBE

Tachybaptus ruficollis

A

GREAT CRESTED GREBE

Podiceps cristatus

A

SLAVONIAN GREBE

Podiceps auritus

A

BLACK-NECKED GREBE

Podiceps nigricollis

A

 

 

 

WADERS

 

 

STONE CURLEW

Burhinus oedicnemus

A

OYSTERCATCHER

Haematopus ostralegus

A

BLACK-WINGED STILT

Himantopus himantopus

A

AVOCET

Recurvirostra avosetta

A

NORTHERN LAPWING

Vanellus vanellus

A

GOLDEN PLOVER

Pluvialis apricaria

A

Icelandic Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria altifrons

 

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

Pluvialis dominica

A

GREY PLOVER

Pluvialis squatarola

A

RINGED PLOVER

Charadrius hiaticula psammodromus

A

Tundra Ringed Plover

Charadrius hiaticula tundrae

 

LITTLE RINGED PLOVER

Charadrius dubius curonicus

A

KILLDEER

Charadrius vociferus

A

KENTISH PLOVER

Charadrius alexandrinus

A

DOTTEREL

Charadrius morinellus

A

WHIMBREL

Numenius phaeopus

A

EURASIAN CURLEW

Numenius arquata

A

BAR-TAILED GODWIT

Limosa lapponica

A

BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

Limosa limosa islandica

A

Continental Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa limosa

 

TURNSTONE

Arenaria interpres

A

KNOT

Calidris canutus

A

RUFF

Calidris pugnax

A

BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER

Calidris falcinellus

A

CURLEW SANDPIPER

Calidris ferruginea

A

TEMMINCK'S STINT

Calidris temminckii

A

SANDERLING

Calidris alba

A

DUNLIN

Calidris alpina schinzii

A

Greenland Dunlin

Calidris alpina arctica

 

Northern Dunlin

Calidris alpina alpina

 

PURPLE SANDPIPER

Calidris maritima

A

LITTLE STINT

Calidris minuta

A

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER

Calidris fuscicollis

A

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER

Calidris subruficollis

A

PECTORAL SANDPIPER

Calidris melanotos

A

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER

Calidris pusilla

A

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER

Limnodromus scolopaceus

A

WOODCOCK

Scolopax rusticola

A

JACK SNIPE

Lymnocryptes minimus

A

COMMON SNIPE

Gallinago gallinago

A

TEREK SANDPIPER

Xenus cinereus

A

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

Phalaropus lobatus

A

GREY PHALAROPE

Phalaropus fulicarius

A

COMMON SANDPIPER

Actitis hypoleucos

A

GREEN SANDPIPER

Tringa ochropus

A

COMMON REDSHANK

Tringa totanus

A

Icelandic Redshank

Tringa totanus robusta

 

WOOD SANDPIPER

Tringa glareola

A

SPOTTED REDSHANK

Tringa erythropus

A

GREENSHANK

Tringa nebularia

A

COLLARED PRATINCOLE

Glareola pratincola

A

 

 

 

GULLS

 

 

KITTIWAKE

Rissa tridactyla

A

SABINE'S GULL

Xema sabini

A

BLACK-HEADED GULL

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

A

LITTLE GULL

Hydrocoloeus minutus

A

LAUGHING GULL

Leucophaeus atricilla

A

FRANKLIN'S GULL

Leucophaeus pipixcan

A

MEDITERRANEAN GULL

Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

A

COMMON GULL

Larus canus

A

RING-BILLED GULL

Larus delawarensis

A

GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL

Larus marinus

A

GLAUCOUS GULL

Larus hyperboreus

A

ICELAND GULL

Larus glaucoides

A

Kumlien's Gull

Larus glaucoides kumlieni

 

HERRING GULL

Larus argentatus argenteus

A

Scandinavian Herring Gull

Larus argentatus  argentatus

 

CASPIAN GULL

Larus cachinnans

A

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

Larus michahellis

A

Azores Yellow-legged Gull

Larus michahellis atlantis

 

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

Larus fuscus graellsii

A

Continental Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus intermedius

 

 

 

 

TERNS

 

 

SANDWICH TERN

Thalasseus sandvicensis

A

LITTLE TERN

Sternula albifrons

A

ROSEATE TERN

Sterna dougallii

A

COMMON TERN

Sterna hirundo

A

ARCTIC TERN

Sterna paradisaea

A

WHISKERED TERN

Chlidonias hybrida

A

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN

Chlidonias leucopterus

A

BLACK TERN

Chlidonias niger

A

 

 

 

SKUA'S

 

 

GREAT SKUA

Stercorarius skua

A

POMARINE SKUA

Stercorarius pomarinus

A

ARCTIC SKUA

Stercorarius parasiticus

A

LONG-TAILED SKUA

Stercorarius longicaudus

A

Skua Species

Stercorarius Species

 

 

 

 

AUKS

 

 

LITTLE AUK

Alle alle

A

GUILLEMOT

Uria aalge

A

RAZORBILL

Alca torda islandica

A

BLACK GUILLEMOT

Cepphus grylle

A

PUFFIN

Fratercula arctica

A

     

DIVERS

   

RED-THROATED DIVER

Gavia stellata

A

BLACK-THROATED DIVER

Gavia arctica

A

PACIFIC DIVER

Gavia pacifica

A

GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

Gavia immer

A

Diver Species

Gavia Species

 

     

PETRELS, SHEARWATERS

   

EUROPEAN STORM PETREL

Hydrobates pelagicus

A

LEACH'S PETREL

Oceanodroma leucorhoa

A

FULMAR

Fulmarus glacialis

A

Blue Fulmar

Fulmarus glacialis glacialis

 

CORY'S SHEARWATER

Calonectris borealis

A

SOOTY SHEARWATER

Ardenna grisea

A

MANX SHEARWATER

Puffinus puffinus

A

BALEARIC SHEARWATER

Puffinus mauretanicus

A

     

STORKS

 

 

WHITE STORK

Ciconia ciconia

A

     

GANNETS, CORMORANTS

   

NORTHERN GANNET

Morus bassanus

A

SHAG

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

A

CORMORANT

Phalacrocorax carbo

A

Continental Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis

 
     

IBIS, BITTERNS, HERONS, EGRETS

   

GLOSSY IBIS

Plegadis falcinellus

A

EURASIAN SPOONBILL

Platalea leucorodia

A

EURASIAN BITTERN

Botaurus stellaris

A

LITTLE BITTERN

Ixobrychus minutus

A

BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

Nycticorax nycticorax

A

CATTLE EGRET

Bubulcus ibis

A

GREY HERON

Ardea cinerea

A

GREAT WHITE EGRET

Ardea alba

A

LITTLE EGRET

Egretta garzetta

A

     

RAPTORS

   

WESTERN OSPREY

Pandion haliaetus

A

HONEY BUZZARD

Pernis apivorus

A

SPARROWHAWK

Accipiter nisus

A

GOSHAWK

Accipiter gentilis

A

MARSH HARRIER

Circus aeruginosus

A

HEN HARRIER

Circus cyaneus

A

PALLID HARRIER

Circus macrourus

A

MONTAGU'S HARRIER

Circus pygargus

A

Harrier Species

Circus Species

 

RED KITE

Milvus milvus

A

BLACK KITE

Milvus migrans

A

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE

Haliaeetus albicilla

A

COMMON BUZZARD

Buteo buteo

A

     

OWLS

   

BARN OWL

Tyto alba

A

TAWNY OWL

Strix aluco

A

LITTLE OWL

Athene noctua

A

LONG-EARED OWL

Asio otus

A

SHORT-EARED OWL

Asio flammeus

A

     

EXOTICS

   

KINGFISHER

Alcedo atthis ispida

A

EUROPEAN BEE-EATER

Merops apiaster

A

HOOPOE

Upupa epops

A

RING-NECKED PARAKEET

Psittacula krameri

A

WAXWING

Bombycilla garrulus

A

DIPPER

Cinclus cinclus gularis

A

GOLDEN ORIOLE

Oriolus oriolus

A

 

 

 

WOODPECKERS

 

 

WRYNECK

Jynx torquilla

A

LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER

Dryobates minor comminutus

A

GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER

Dendrocopos major anglicus

A

GREEN WOODPECKER

Picus viridis

A

 

 

 

FALCONS

 

 

KESTREL

Falco tinnunculus

A

RED-FOOTED FALCON

Falco vespertinus

A

MERLIN

Falco columbarius aesalon

A

Icelandic Merlin

Falco columbarius subaesalon

 

HOBBY

Falco subbuteo

A

PEREGRINE

Falco peregrinus

A

 

 

 

SHRIKES

 

 

RED-BACKED SHRIKE

Lanius collurio

A

GREAT GREY SHRIKE

Lanius excubitor

A

Steppe Grey Shrike

Lanius excubitor pallidirostris

 

WOODCHAT SHRIKE

Lanius senator

A

     

CORVIDS

   

JAY

Garrulus glandarius rufitergum

A

Continental Jay

Garrulus glandarius glandarius

 

MAGPIE

Pica pica

A

JACKDAW

Coloeus monedula spermologus

A

Nordic Jackdaw

Coloeus monedula monedula

 

ROOK

Corvus frugilegus

A

CARRION CROW

Corvus corone

A

HOODED CROW

Corvus cornix

A

COMMON RAVEN

Corvus corax

A

     

TITS

   

COAL TIT

Periparus ater britannicus

A

Continental Coal Tit

Periparus ater ater

 

MARSH TIT

Poecile palustris dresseri

A

WILLOW TIT

Poecile montanus kleinschmidti

A

BLUE TIT

Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus

A

GREAT TIT

Parus major newtoni

A

PENDULINE TIT

Remiz pendulinus

A

BEARDED TIT

Panurus biarmicus

A

LONG-TAILED TIT

Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus

A

     

LARKS

   

WOODLARK

Lullula arborea

A

SKYLARK

Alauda arvensis

A

SHORELARK

Eremophila alpestris

A

     

SWALLOWS, MARTINS

   

SWALLOW

Hirundo rustica

A

RED-RUMPED SWALLOW

Cecropis daurica rufula

A

SAND MARTIN

Riparia riparia

A

HOUSE MARTIN

Delichon urbicum

A

     

WARBLERS, CRESTS

   

CETTI'S WARBLER

Cettia cetti

A

WILLOW WARBLER

Phylloscopus trochilus

A

Northern Willow Warbler

Phylloscopus trochilus acredula

 

COMMON CHIFFCHAFF

Phylloscopus collybita

A

Scandinavian Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita abietinus

 

Siberian Chiffchaff

Phylloscopus collybita tristis

 

IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF

Phylloscopus ibericus

A

WOOD WARBLER

Phylloscopus sibilatrix

A

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

Phylloscopus inornatus

A

AQUATIC WARBLER

Acrocephalus paludicola

A

SEDGE WARBLER

Acrocephalus schoenobaenus

A

REED WARBLER

Acrocephalus scirpaceus

A

MARSH WARBLER

Acrocephalus palustris

A

ICTERINE WARBLER

Hippolais icterina

A

GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

Locustella naevia

A

BLACKCAP

Sylvia atricapilla

A

GARDEN WARBLER

Sylvia borin

A

LESSER WHITETHROAT

Sylvia curruca

A

COMMON WHITETHROAT

Sylvia communis

A

DARTFORD WARBLER

Sylvia undata

A

WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER

Sylvia cantillans

A

FIRECREST

Regulus ignicapilla

A

GOLDCREST

Regulus regulus

A

     

WREN, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER

   

WREN

Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus

A

NUTHATCH

Sitta europaea caesia

A

TREECREEPER

Certhia familiaris brittanica

A

     

STARLINGS

   

ROSE-COLOURED STARLING

Pastor roseus

A

STARLING

Sturnus vulgaris

A

     

THRUSHES

   

RING OUZEL

Turdus torquatus

A

BLACKBIRD

Turdus merula

A

Continental Blackbird

Turdus merula merula

 

FIELDFARE

Turdus pilaris

A

REDWING

Turdus iliacus

A

Icelandic Redwing

Turdus iliacus coburni

 

SONG THRUSH

Turdus philomelos clarkei

A

Continental Song Thrush

Turdus philomelos philomelos

 

MISTLE THRUSH

Turdus viscivorus

A

     

FLYCATCHERS, CHATS, WHEATEARS, ACCENTORS

   

SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

Muscicapa striata

A

PIED FLYCATCHER

Ficedula hypoleuca

A

ROBIN

Erithacus rubecula melophilus

A

Continental Robin

Erithacus rubecula rubecula

 

RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT

Luscinia svecica

A

White-spotted Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica cyanecula

 

NIGHTINGALE

Luscinia megarhynchos

A

RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL

Tarsiger cyanurus

A

BLACK REDSTART

Phoenicurus ochruros gibraltariensis

A

COMMON REDSTART

Phoenicurus phoenicurus

A

WHINCHAT

Saxicola rubetra

A

COMMON STONECHAT

Saxicola rubicola hibernans

A

NORTHERN WHEATEAR

Oenanthe oenanthe

A

Greenland Wheatear

Oenanthe oenanthe leucorhoa

 

DESERT WHEATEAR

Oenanthe deserti

A

PIED WHEATEAR

Oenanthe pleschanka

A

DUNNOCK

Prunella modularis occidentalis

A

 

 

 

WAGTAILS

 

 

YELLOW WAGTAIL

Motacilla flava flavissima

A

Ashy-headed Wagtail

Motacilla flava cinereocapilla

 

Blue-headed Wagtail

Motacilla flava flava

 

Grey-headed Wagtail

Motacilla flava thunbergi

 

EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL

Motacilla tschutschensis

A

CITRINE WAGTAIL

Motacilla citreola

A

GREY WAGTAIL

Motacilla cinerea

A

Pied Wagtail

Motacilla alba yarrellii

 

WHITE WAGTAIL

Motacilla alba alba

A

 

 

 

PIPITS

 

 

RICHARDS PIPIT

Anthus richardi

A

MEADOW PIPIT

Anthus pratensis

A

TREE PIPIT

Anthus trivialis

A

RED-THROATED PIPIT

Anthus cervinus

A

WATER PIPIT

Anthus spinoletta

A

ROCK PIPIT

Anthus petrosus

A

Scandinavian Rock Pipit

Anthus petrosus littoralis

 

 

 

 

FINCHES, BUNTINGS

 

 

HOUSE SPARROW

Passer domesticus

A

TREE SPARROW

Passer montanus

A

CHAFFINCH

Fringilla coelebs gengleri

A

Continental Chaffinch

Fringilla coelebs coelebs

 

BRAMBLING

Fringilla montifringilla

A

HAWFINCH

Coccothraustes coccothraustes

A

BULLFINCH

Pyrrhula pyrrhula pileata

A

COMMON ROSEFINCH

Carpodacus erythrinus

A

GREENFINCH

Chloris chloris

A

TWITE

Linaria flavirostris pipilans

A

LINNET

Linaria cannabina

A

COMMON REDPOLL

Acanthis flammea

A

Icelandic Redpoll

Acanthis flammea islandica

 

LESSER REDPOLL

Acanthis cabaret

A

COMMON CROSSBILL

Loxia curvirostra

A

GOLDFINCH

Carduelis carduelis britannica

A

SERIN

Serinus serinus

A

SISKIN

Spinus spinus

A

CORN BUNTING

Emberiza calandra

A

CIRL BUNTING

Emberiza cirlus

A

BLACK-HEADED BUNTING

Emberiza melanocephala

A

REED BUNTING

Emberiza schoeniclus

A

LITTLE BUNTING

Emberiza pusilla

A

YELLOWHAMMER Emberiza citrinella A
ORTOLAN BUNTING
Emberiza hortulana
A

LAPLAND BUNTING

Calcarius lapponicus

A

SNOW BUNTING

Plectrophenax nivalis

A

     

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES

 

 

Ross's Goose

Anser rossii

 

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus

 

Black/ White-bellied Storm Petrel

Fregetta tropica/ grallaria

 

Dark-rumped Petrel

Hydrobates Species

 

Channel Wagtail

Motacilla flava/ flavissima (Hybrid)

 

Great Bustard

Otis tarda

 

European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola rubicola  
     

 

 

 

Occurrences of unknown origins

 

 

Golden Pheasant - Chrysolophus pictus

2004: Two males in Lady's Wood, near Wickwar on November 7th.

2014: A male at Lower Woods, Wickwar on January 30th.

2015: A male at Lower Woods, Wickwar on April 16th.

 

Lady Amherst's Pheasant - Chrysolophus amherstiae

2004: A male in Lady's Wood, near Wickwar on November 7th.

2017: A male on West Littleton Down, West Littleton on May 7th.

 

Greater Snow Goose - Anser caerulescens

1977: Three over the R. Severn at Severn Beach on June 14th - 15th.

1978: One at New Passage on September 15th.

1970: One at Severn Beach on April 18th.

1989: Two at Oldbury Power Station on May 29th.

1993: Two white morph on Northwick Warth on April 29th.

2001: Five on Northwick Warth on June 7th - 9th.

 

Todd's Canada Goose - Branta canadensis interior/ parvipes

2013: One in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area on April 12th - 26th.

2014: One in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area from August 17th - September 9th and November to year end.

2015: One in the Northwick Warth/ Pilning WR area from January 1st - April 5th  and August 13th and two in early September.

 

Flamingo Species - Phoenicopterus Species

1978: One at New Passage on April 7th.

 

Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus

2000: One on Engine Common, Yate on December 13th.

 

Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens

1908: One was obtained at or near Frampton Cotterell on January 14th.

 


 

 

 

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